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Old 04-25-2012, 03:15 PM   #31
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It doesn't give you that happy loving welcoming feeling that the pervious one did. Not the Disney feeling we have all come to love but more like this is a company spiel with what they feel you need to know and that's it.
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Old 04-25-2012, 03:22 PM   #32
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It's a computer voice right? One less voice actor means more bonus for Iger.
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Old 04-25-2012, 03:23 PM   #33
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Nope nope nope nope nope nope nope nope. Do not want.
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Old 04-25-2012, 04:09 PM   #34
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It's a computer voice right? One less voice actor means more bonus for Iger.
For the cost of developing and implementing the software to do a voice that life like would buy a lot of studio time from a voice actor.

I think the computer generated voice makes the spiels more flexible. Believe it or not, there is more to worry about than money at the parks. It's definitely one of the largest concerns, but not the only one.
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Old 04-25-2012, 04:19 PM   #35
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It sure isn't the same, but when I listened to it I still thought for a second that I could smell that special, monorail "barnyard" smell!
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:56 AM   #36
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I think the voice is fine. Not as monotone as some think. But, it kind of sounds like this voice that you first hear when getting to Disney.....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGqWlWOs3UQ
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Old 04-29-2012, 12:07 PM   #37
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It isn't a computer voice. It is ok, just not like the old voice. I just don't get the warm fuzzies with this voice.
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Old 04-29-2012, 03:19 PM   #38
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Double yuck! I also don't think the monorails going near MK should have the silly movie decorations. Save that for by Epcot. The ones near MK and the MK resorts should be traditional.
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:06 PM   #39
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I don't get the warm fuzzies either. The old voice had more personality -- it made the spiel feel more "personal" and friendly. I can't figure out why they'd go away from a friendly voice in favor of something kinda void of emotion. Not Disney's usual M.O.!
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:22 PM   #40
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We're at the contemporary this week (blt) and it took me several monorail rides before I even remembered to listen for the change. It seems fine to me.

And they kept all the monorail history on the epcot loop.
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:07 PM   #41
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We're at the contemporary this week (blt) and it took me several monorail rides before I even remembered to listen for the change. It seems fine to me.

And they kept all the monorail history on the epcot loop.
Thanks for the update on the Epcot line glad they kept it the same.
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Old 05-06-2012, 02:00 PM   #42
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And one more thing that occurred to me. A friend of mine in college worked part time at Disney in mk merchandise. He told me his manager was the person who did the voice for the monorail. That was back in 1995. Maybe that person doesn't work for Disney anymore? I'd bet this new voice is a cm that had to audition and was chosen as the new voice of the monorail, likely not paid any extra for the voice work unless they are an hourly employee.
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I don't have a problem with the monorail spiel narrator.

However, I do NOT like the happy go lucky lackadaisical narrator currently on the TTA Peoplemover. I miss the "Noooooooow approaching...." narrator there.
I don't have a problem with either of them I suppose but why must they continue to change small things like that ? Sure, people notice when an entire ride or restaurant is "renovated" but the little things like narration on the Monorail and TTA are what make a Disney vacation magical IMO.

Maybe it's silly but hearing different narrations destroy a little part of my childhood. I remember the old narrations fondly and the new ones will take some getting used to .
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:01 AM   #44
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All I can say is.... it's been almost 2 years since I was in WDW listening to ANY monorail speil and it will be at least another 2 years until I can even think about heading down again. Right about now, I wouldn't mind if the spiel was voiced by Ozzy Ozboune I'd be so happy to be there!
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Old 05-07-2012, 02:31 PM   #45
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How long had the previous voice been used? Is it possible they needed to change some things, but could no longer get the original voice person? As such, they would have needed to redo the whole thing.
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