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Old 12-06-2012, 08:35 AM   #16
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Can you imagine the smell? Disney restrooms always smell rank and chemical like.
I'm getting all germaphobe twitchy on this concept. I would love to meet rapunzel, she's my favorite.... But not if it meant going into a bathroom to do so....
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:36 AM   #17
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It was confirmed in October by Imagineer Chris Beatty that there will be no M&G in the old Skyway area (New Tangled Bathrooms)


From the October 15, 2012 Live chat on the Disney Parks Blog with Imagineer Chris Beatty...


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We've also received several questions about construction going on elsewhere in Fantasyland, in the area where the old Skyway attraction was. What can you tell us about this area?

Monday October 15, 2012 2:42 Jenn Fickley-Baker
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Not only have we looked at adding new guests experiences to the New Fantasyland, but we looked at opportunities to enhance guest comfort. Many of you are curious to know will there be a character meet-and-greet in this area, but at this moment there are no plans.
This area is mainly being constucted for two reasons:

1. Open up the walkway/path to allow for greater guest access between Liberty Square and Fantasyland.

This has long been a bottleneck area and with increased guest traffic expected because of New Fantasyland it is really needed at this time.

2. Increased bathroom capacity and relocation.

The bathrooms needed to be increased in size due to the amount of people visiting the area (current Peter Pan bathrooms are too small to accomidate increase guests). Also these bathrooms service Liberty Square as there are no bathrooms in Liberty Square because there were no bathrooms in colonial times. Further there was greater need for more handicapped bathroom space.

Further the bathrooms are being relocated to this area (which has been previous unused for years) to free up the space where the current bathroom is by Peter Pan to expand the queue there. It is rumored to be an interactive queue (like the Pooh ride is currently).


So that all being said, adding a meet and greet to this new bathroom area, especially one as popular as Rapunzel would not be good in this area. It would lead to increased bottlenecks to releave them.

Rapunzel willl probably meet along with other princess in the Princess Fairytale Hall when it opens in 2013.

As far as putting the her tower where the bathrooms are, it is just themeing. Just like the new bathrooms in Storybook Circus are themed very well, they have gone ahead and themed these new bathrooms and allowed for better visuals in the park.

Currently you don't meet Cinderrella at her castle (unless you eat there). Most meet her in Town Hall and in the future probably in Princess Fairytale Hall. Rapunzel no long lives in the tower as she has been freed/escaped from it. So she does not have to meet there.

The theme of the area should be really nice those. Plans I have seen on other sites show that there will be a waterfall and running streams and that there will be the sun emblem from Tangled on the ground in the courtyard area (similar to what Rapunzel painted on the ground in the movie).
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:06 AM   #18
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This area is mainly being constucted for two reasons:

1. Open up the walkway/path to allow for greater guest access between Liberty Square and Fantasyland.

This has long been a bottleneck area and with increased guest traffic expected because of New Fantasyland it is really needed at this time.

2. Increased bathroom capacity and relocation.

The bathrooms needed to be increased in size due to the amount of people visiting the area (current Peter Pan bathrooms are too small to accomidate increase guests). Also these bathrooms service Liberty Square as there are no bathrooms in Liberty Square because there were no bathrooms in colonial times. Further there was greater need for more handicapped bathroom space.

Further the bathrooms are being relocated to this area (which has been previous unused for years) to free up the space where the current bathroom is by Peter Pan to expand the queue there. It is rumored to be an interactive queue (like the Pooh ride is currently).


So that all being said, adding a meet and greet to this new bathroom area, especially one as popular as Rapunzel would not be good in this area. It would lead to increased bottlenecks to releave them.

The current bottleneck is caused by stroller parking.
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:01 AM   #19
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I just read the last 2 pages hoping to see a JUST KIDDING!!!
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I get the idea behind themed restrooms, when they are themed to fit into an existing space. The Storybook Circus restrooms are themed to fit that area, as are the restrooms in Belle's Village. But it really doesn't make sense to create a NEW theme - especially one so elaborate - just for bathrooms. If all they wanted to do was add new restroom facilities, why not just theme generically to fit Fantasyland as a whole? If they wanted to do a specific theme, why not Small World, which they are right next to? I understand what Chris Beatty said and tuptorti's point about easing the bottleneck there, but the creation of a uniquely themed area just for restrooms doesn't make sense to me. Everyone will see the tower and assume that there is something Rapunzel-related to do there (M&G, attraction, restaurant, whatever) - just like OP's daughter did. And while I may not be the best judge of things like this, the newly constructed buildings seem too big to just house restrooms. Even a new snack kiosk would make more sense in that space than restrooms alone. Either Disney has something else up their sleeves, or they just spent a lot of money creating more questions for CMs to answer from confused guests.
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Does anyone have any idea when the bathrooms are expected to be completed?
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:06 AM   #22
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Does anyone have any idea when the bathrooms are expected to be completed?
Are you in such a hurry?

Sorry about the joke. It sounded like you were holding until bathroom completion!

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It was confirmed in October by Imagineer Chris Beatty that there will be no M&G in the old Skyway area (New Tangled Bathrooms)


From the October 15, 2012 Live chat on the Disney Parks Blog with Imagineer Chris Beatty...


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We've also received several questions about construction going on elsewhere in Fantasyland, in the area where the old Skyway attraction was. What can you tell us about this area?

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Not only have we looked at adding new guests experiences to the New Fantasyland, but we looked at opportunities to enhance guest comfort. Many of you are curious to know will there be a character meet-and-greet in this area, but at this moment there are no plans.
While I agree that it's extremely unlikely to put a Rapunzel meet and greet there, you're quoting the same person who told Media that Beast would only be at Be Our Guest for the Blog Meet Up.
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Does anyone have any idea when the bathrooms are expected to be completed?
There have been no announcements by Disney, so your guess is as good as anyone else's.

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While I agree that it's extremely unlikely to put a Rapunzel meet and greet there, you're quoting the same person who told Media that Beast would only be at Be Our Guest for the Blog Meet Up.
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While I agree that it's extremely unlikely to put a Rapunzel meet and greet there, you're quoting the same person who told Media that Beast would only be at Be Our Guest for the Blog Meet Up.
Fair enough. Just passing along the info that is out there. However I agree that it is highly unlikely they would have a meet and great there.
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I don't get the germaphobe thing in relation to (unlikely) meet and greets? IF there was a meet and greet, I don't imagine the princess would be sitting on the throne, so to speak (although a Snow White standing by the sinks reminding everyone to "wash up" is not a bad idea...). I imagine IF there was a m&g it would be in a nice room, separate from the loos by doors and maybe a hall. Avoiding the m&g because "it's a bathroom" (the reason why many people stop in) would be like refusing to buy a soda at a gas station because "it's a bathroom" (the reason why many people stop in)
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I don't get the germaphobe thing in relation to (unlikely) meet and greets? IF there was a meet and greet, I don't imagine the princess would be sitting on the throne, so to speak (although a Snow White standing by the sinks reminding everyone to "wash up" is not a bad idea...). I imagine IF there was a m&g it would be in a nice room, separate from the loos by doors and maybe a hall. Avoiding the m&g because "it's a bathroom" (the reason why many people stop in) would be like refusing to buy a soda at a gas station because "it's a bathroom" (the reason why many people stop in)
If that was to my comment... I was picturing it IN the bathroom... Not in a side room or anything... Actually IN the bathroom cuz thats what i thought we were joking about.... Not that that would ever happen. I found it funny though gross.

ETAd sorry wow this sounds mean. I was just trying to clarify! Sorry! :
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If that was to my comment... I was picturing it IN the bathroom... Not in a side room or anything... Actually IN the bathroom cuz thats what i thought we were joking about.... Not that that would ever happen. I found it funny though gross.
Nah. Multiple messages over multiple threads.
Princess and prince on the throne is kinda funny. Esp since I have used public potties many times in hoop skirts. I can just see it! And definitely the scolding Snow White.
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Nah. Multiple messages over multiple threads.
Princess and prince on the throne is kinda funny. Esp since I have used public potties many times in hoop skirts. I can just see it! And definitely the scolding Snow White.
Aaah ok. Yeah I'm not usually a germaphobe... Just when I picture a meet and greet in a bathroom!
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Aaah ok. Yeah I'm not usually a germaphobe... Just when I picture a meet and greet in a bathroom!
I am also a M&G-in-a-bathroom-aphobe. Anywhere.
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