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Old 08-18-2012, 06:17 AM   #91
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If this is true, I think the updates would be fantastic! Just one question - if they replaced GMR facade with Carthay Circle/Theatre, what happens to the Carthay Theatre already in the park?
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Old 08-18-2012, 10:03 AM   #92
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It's a shame that they can't come up with something original.

I'd be much more interested in an entire Pixar land than a clone of Cars land. Was hoping for something different. If they are going to retheme the current Pizza Planet, they could put in a new restaurant or two based on the Pixar movies and include a Pixar Character meal, put in the Monster's Inc coaster, move the laugh floor over to DHS, put in an UP or Incredibles motion ride, retheme the HISTK play area to Bug's Life, and still add the racers or something from Carsland, without the whole land.

Oh well, I guess they know what they are doing. I'm sure people will like ANYTHING new at DHS.
That is so true Cars Land in California has a ton of magic and I feel it would lose a lot of that magic if it was duplicated a pixar land would be great people would love it.
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Old 08-18-2012, 11:33 AM   #93
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All sounds good to me! Can't believe they would really get rid of the sorcerer hat though. Surely they could find a way to reimagine it into something new!
Good riddance to that monstrosity". It was a bad decision to install and should go the way of the Epcot sign on top of Spaceship Earth.
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Old 08-18-2012, 05:14 PM   #94
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Old 08-18-2012, 06:56 PM   #95
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I like the hat, but it should not be where it is...

Some of these ideas have floated around for a while. Interesting to see the idea of the trolley and the Carthay Circle
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Old 08-18-2012, 10:08 PM   #96
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I really hope the Star Wars stuff happens, especially the Cantina! We have never cared to watch the Beauty & Beast show as I have 2 boys & they are not interested. BUT they love Tangled as well as DH & I, so I hope that happens too. Monsters Inc ride would be awesome.
I do not care for Carsland at all. Leave that in DL only. My boys don't even like the Cars movies.
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Old 08-18-2012, 11:15 PM   #97
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If the Monsters Inc. ride ever gets built do we think it will be an actual roller coaster like RnRC or more like the Harry Potter or Spiderman (simulator+thrill) rides at Universal?
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Old 08-18-2012, 11:58 PM   #98
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I LOVE all those ideas but it would be a shame to see Cars Land In Hollywood Studios. I think they should make an new awesome experience. Same with the Carthay, I think they should make something unique, but I love the restaurant idea where it is inside the ride like Blue Bayou! Just not the Carthay theme. The reason I think adding Cars Land would be a bad idea. I know people like my dad had no desire to visit Disneyland again but now with Cars Land he wants to. I agree with taking out LMA and the backlot tour, but they need a fresh idea. Maybe by the time this actually happens they will be able to use Marvel because I doubt any of this will happen until after Avatar. I think a Griffith Park styled in the 1930's would be neat too. Maybe they could have a ride about fictional city underneath the park! I would love to see Monsters Inc not super thrilling, but more like Snow White's new coaster. I think the ideal car would be standing on the platform on the door's floor with a overhead lap bar coming down. I think Hollywood Studios should keep the hat, because it has become such an icon and I think is kinda cute, it just needs to be moved. I wonder if the lake is big enough. Excited for all these awesome changes happening at Disney lately! I hope Hollywood Studios does get an expansion!
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Old 08-19-2012, 12:01 AM   #99
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If the Monsters Inc. ride ever gets built do we think it will be an actual roller coaster like RnRC or more like the Harry Potter or Spiderman (simulator+thrill) rides at Universal?
IF it ever gets built I fear it will be a Vekoma SLC. It SHOULD be a B&M invert. Too bad disney has a history of using Vekoma coasters.

Also F*** the hat. My memories were all of the GMR being the first thing you see entering the park and the Hat is useless.
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Old 08-19-2012, 07:51 AM   #100
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I think it's a good idea, but it's all assumption
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Old 08-19-2012, 10:43 AM   #101
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Love all of those ideas, but the sketches of some of those things predate the Muppets being added to the park....Seems more like an amalgamation of all the blue sky ideas that have been running rampent for years combined with the newer ones about "car's land" that should be dubbed Radiator Springs so it doesn't sound lame.
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Old 08-19-2012, 11:55 AM   #102
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The genesis of the Internet rumor:

"A" posts a blue sky rumor--with a truth factor somewhere between 0-100--to an Internet forum. No names are mentioned and no sources attributed.

"B", "C", "D" and "E" paraphrase the same information to different forums without directly referencing "A"

"F" turns it all into a news story, claiming that "the Internet is abuzz with rumors..."

With all due respect to the site and author, this is the biggest collection of fanboy hokum I've read in a long time. For all of our sakes, I hope Disney Imagineering and parks' upper management isn't so bereft of ideas that they best they can do to DHS is clone Cars Land, Carthay Circle Theater and Red Car Trolley from DCA.

DHS' "Pizza Planet" may be the worst possible implementation of that restaurant concept but there is a tremendous level of name recognition from the 3 films. Does anyone really think Disney would change over that restaurant to feature a 30 year old Muppet character?? Where is the financial benefit in spending thousands to re-theme a restaurant from iconic film location from Pixar's signature film series to "that guy with the canon in Muppetvision????"

The Swedish Chef restaurant concept can be seen in a piece of concept art from the early '90s. The Muppets barely made enough money to warrant a film sequel, much less such an expansion in the parks. The Muppet Mobile Lab hasn't seen the light of day for years.

Carthay Circle Theater already exists in DHS...and the park doesn't need another signature restaurant (ahem, Brown Derby!)

Luigi's Tires will never be replicated. As good as Cars Land is, DCA is still having operational difficulties with that particular attraction.

A new street leading back to Sunset Blvd? Sure...why would Disney want its guests wasting time walking past all of those gift shops when a more direct route could be added?

Lights, Motors, Action may not have set the world on fire but it was a major capital investment and still draws good crowds. Can anyone think of a comparable attraction which Disney scuttled after just 7 years of operations?

Fact is Disney doesn't know what it wants to do with Hollywood Studios. They could have pulled the trigger on things like the Monster's Inc coaster more than 5 years ago!!! Kathy Mangum wasn't brought in to duplicate her past work--she was brought in to figure out what direction to go with this park. She isn't going to just start rubber-stamping ideas that have been floating around the ether for the last 3-4 years.
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Old 08-19-2012, 03:00 PM   #103
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Love all of those ideas, but the sketches of some of those things predate the Muppets being added to the park....Seems more like an amalgamation of all the blue sky ideas that have been running rampent for years combined with the newer ones about "car's land" that should be dubbed Radiator Springs so it doesn't sound lame.
I thought this same thing when I read it too, especially the Muppets area. After I read the article and was telling my DH about it, he was the one that pointed that out. This is why, I think the article is cool in retrospect and would think that it would be neat to see some of these changes come to DHS, but I am certainly not going to hold my breath for it to happen, unless of course Disney puts out the official word.
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Old 08-20-2012, 01:49 PM   #104
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A suspended coaster is one where the seats are suspended from the track above and your llegs dangle from the seat. Like the seats on the Harry Potter coaster (the former Duelling Dragons) at Universal. Suspended coasters don't have to go upside down I guess, but all the ones I know of do.
Not all do your feet have to dangle there are suspensed coasters that have car "that look like buckets" and never go upside down. Big Bad Wolf at Busch Gardens Williamsburg was one of them until last year when they tore it down. RIP BBW
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Old 08-20-2012, 02:25 PM   #105
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The article presumes that because members of the Cars Land team are appearing at DHS, that the expansion (if any) will be porting Cars Land to DHS. I don't think that's necessarily a safe assumption -- they could just as easily be looking at a more inclusive "Pixar Place" bringing in some elements of Cars Land, the long-rumored Monsters, Inc. coaster, and hopefully a few additional surprises.

That said, little of what is being rumored is all that different from what I suggested a while back as a long-term evolution.

For Pixar Place, here's what I'd do, if I were in charge:

* Monster's Inc. coaster. 'Nuff said.
* Radiator Springs set, McQueen and Mater meet-and-greet (moved from Mama Melrose), maybe one CL attraction (flying tires makes the most sense as its effects are not duplicated by an existing WDW ride)
* Toy Story is already represented with TSM, relocate Pizza Planet to Pixar Place.
* Add TS restaurant for Ratatouille. Maybe use this location for a Pixar character meal? Have a nearby cart service location selling Skinner's version of Gaston's creations.
* Leave room for further expansion.

I had originally thought to relocate the Muppets to the other side of the park to make more room for Pixar and Star Wars, but leaving it there and taking over the Pizza Planet and Mama Melrose spaces works for me. More Muppets, please!

For Star Wars, just changing BLE to the Cantina and moving the Jedi Training into the mainly unused Sounds Dangerous space is underwhelming. They need to find a way to get another attraction, preferably an E-Ticket, in that area and themed to Star Wars.
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