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Old 10-21-2013, 07:02 PM   #1
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1) There is a big time gap from closing to new location opening.
2) The main reason is they are moving the OLD sound system.
3) The system is 15-yrs old, and was only temporary, like the show itself.
. . . the structure was only to be a temporary one
. . . that is why it wasn't enclosed
. . . and the line queues were not well designed for people flow or air flow
4) It hung around to to crowd popularity.
5) The new building will house a COMPLETELY new show and cast, but same sound system. *
6) Can anyone foresee a workman cutting something wrong and the system not working ?!?!?!?

7) Cheap Disney. Cheap Rohde.


* Current performers will be able to audition for the new show, but no
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Old 10-23-2013, 09:07 AM   #2
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Thanks for the info Rusty. A bit confused about your #7 though. Are they going cheap with the new sound system? Or did they manage to get by for 15 years with a cheap system?
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Old 10-23-2013, 10:01 AM   #3
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Yea they are moving because of the old sound system, but then using the same old sound system?

Couldn't they just put in a new sound system?

I thought they were moving to make the area something else?
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Old 10-23-2013, 10:26 AM   #4
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Yea they are moving because of the old sound system, but then using the same old sound system?

Couldn't they just put in a new sound system?

I thought they were moving to make the area something else?
I understood it as they are going to take a long time moving because they are moving the old sound system, not that they are moving because of the old sound system.
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Old 10-23-2013, 10:39 AM   #5
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I understood it as they are going to take a long time moving because they are moving the old sound system, not that they are moving because of the old sound system.
I gotcha, #1 is going to take so long because they are moving the old sound system-sorry I read #2 alone as the main reason they were moving was "because" (not in there) of the old sound system-duh.
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Old 10-23-2013, 10:42 AM   #6
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There has to be more than the sound system driving the long move.

A sound system is not that hard to move. it consists of
* Amp which sit in one place, easy to move
* Controls, which sit in the control booth, easy to move
* Speakers, which must be mounted all around, easy to move
* Mics, which are portable
* Wiring, which cannot be moved and must be run new when they
re-mount the speakers.

All in all, assuming you tear down the old system at leisure,
When the new theater is ready and the power outlets are
installed, the system can be re-installed and tested in 1-3 days depending on how many people are in the crew.

(I've set up dozens of sound systems for similar sized theaters. Weekend
productions this size are set up in 4 hours flat with 2 people.)
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Old 10-23-2013, 11:02 AM   #7
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I'd be surprised to see a new show. FotLK is a good fit for DAK and is still incredibly popular. I don't know why they'd seek to change it.
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Old 10-23-2013, 11:53 AM   #8
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There has to be more than the sound system driving the long move. A sound system is not that hard to move. it consists of * Amp which sit in one place, easy to move * Controls, which sit in the control booth, easy to move * Speakers, which must be mounted all around, easy to move * Mics, which are portable * Wiring, which cannot be moved and must be run new when they re-mount the speakers. All in all, assuming you tear down the old system at leisure, When the new theater is ready and the power outlets are installed, the system can be re-installed and tested in 1-3 days depending on how many people are in the crew. (I've set up dozens of sound systems for similar sized theaters. Weekend productions this size are set up in 4 hours flat with 2 people.)
I agree with you here. There is no way that the sound system is the only thing making them move. Avatar land is the main reason for the move that back area is being cleaned out and the expansion will take place through there.
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Yea they are moving because of the old sound system, but then using the same old sound system?

1) Yes, they are moving the OLD system into the NEW structure.
2) I would think they would use the latest technology for the new building/show.
3) The current system was installed about 15-yrs ago
. . . it was meant only as a temporary measure in a temporary building
. . . even at the time it was installed, it was outdated
. . . and has had problems since installation
. . . many audience members remember sound drop-outs and feedback
4) Using the old system means 2-3 generations behind-the-times system.
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1) There is a big time gap from closing to new location opening.
2) The main reason is they are moving the OLD sound system.
3) The system is 15-yrs old, and was only temporary, like the show itself.
. . . the structure was only to be a temporary one
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4) It hung around to to crowd popularity.
5) The new building will house a COMPLETELY new show and cast, but same sound system. *
6) Can anyone foresee a workman cutting something wrong and the system not working ?!?!?!?

7) Cheap Disney. Cheap Rohde.


* Current performers will be able to audition for the new show, but no
guarantees and no preferential treatment.

Thanks for sharing... Can't wait to see the new show and the new building!!

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Old 10-25-2013, 06:18 AM   #11
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How long is the gap between the closing of the old and the opening of the new show? I can't seem to find the dates anywhere although I know I've seen them (clearly wasn't paying enough attention at the time!)
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How long is the gap between the closing of the old and the opening of the new show? I can't seem to find the dates anywhere although I know I've seen them (clearly wasn't paying enough attention at the time!)
It closes on January 5th and may be down for 5-6 months. It's predicted to open in Summer 2014.
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It closes on January 5th and may be down for 5-6 months. It's predicted to open in Summer 2014.
Bummer - we're going January 19-24 and I love that show!
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Seen this show twice, once from the back SRO, once on the floor handicapped section. One was too far and standing was un comfortable, the other was almost too close. Perhaps in a permanent theatre both will be fixed. Makes so much sense to place this theatre in the Africa section, that is probably why it took so long!
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:25 PM   #15
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Bummer - we're going January 19-24 and I love that show!
17 to 20 here. If I am not there, start with out me.
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