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Old 08-07-2014, 12:17 AM   #31
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I just hope they get it done before I die, and I'm only 33.
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Old 08-07-2014, 01:08 AM   #32
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Although Im sure it will be I Florida ( DHS ) Im holding out hopes they will do SOMETHING In California! We only have the 2 parks which Disneyland in general NEEDS help. There's just NO room! And just about everything needs some major updating!
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Old 08-07-2014, 02:23 AM   #33
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Although Im sure it will be I Florida ( DHS ) Im holding out hopes they will do SOMETHING In California! We only have the 2 parks which Disneyland in general NEEDS help. There's just NO room! And just about everything needs some major updating!
You're the first person I've seen here, to mention that Disneyland needs some major updating - adding some Star Wars stuff there could be the answer.
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Old 08-07-2014, 05:57 AM   #34
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You're the first person I've seen here, to mention that Disneyland needs some major updating - adding some Star Wars stuff there could be the answer.
Yep after all the work on DCA recently I don't think the California resort needs as much help as DHS needs in FL. A few things need updates in CA such as a Captain EO replacement, replacement for Innoventions and general updates (such as was done to Alice). Also the only bit on DCA that still doesn't feel right is the Mad T party corner. I expect any expansion of DCA will be Marvel based, but Tommorowland could have another Star Wars attraction to compliment Star Tours.

Obviously DHS can't have a Marvel attraction so a Star Wars land exclusive to that park would be great (similar to Cars Land being exclusive to DCA).
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Old 08-07-2014, 08:41 AM   #35
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As much as I'd like a 5th gate I just can't see it. Id be shocked if Star Wars wasn't a hollywood studios addition.
I absolutely agree. There is too much improvement needed at DHS to justify a 5th gate at this point. I am excited to see what plans they have for bringing Star Wars in, though. Expanding on the current theming surrounding Star Tours would make for a really cool land!
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Old 08-07-2014, 09:19 AM   #36
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Although Im sure it will be I Florida ( DHS ) Im holding out hopes they will do SOMETHING In California! We only have the 2 parks which Disneyland in general NEEDS help. There's just NO room! And just about everything needs some major updating!
I think it's funny to bring up DLR, which has certainly had a lot more focus over the last 5 years than WDW with all the fixes in DCA. Our first two trips ever to DLR were 2012 and 2013, so it's hard to say from that point of view what really needs updating, but I thought the only part that REALLY needs help out there is Tomorrowland. Other than the awesome Space Mountain, the rest was in sad shape. OK, Star Tours and Astro Blasters were fine, but had no outdoors presence at all. The rest of the area looks run-down and is overcrowded with the stupid placement of Astro Orbitor and the dead peoplemover track in the middle of the walkway.

The rumor out of Anaheim is they are looking at an overhaul of Tomorrowland that would basically convert it to "Star Wars Land", which may be disappointing to fans of the Tomorrowland concept, but it is much needed.

I think that should Star Wars movies/merchandising be successful, you will see a big time push on both coasts for Star Wars. Talking at least 2 new rides per coast and new attractions/dining as well.
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The rumor out of Anaheim is they are looking at an overhaul of Tomorrowland that would basically convert it to "Star Wars Land", which may be disappointing to fans of the Tomorrowland concept, but it is much needed.
ALongTimeAgoLand? ALongTimeAgoInAGalaxyFarFarAwayLand?
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ALongTimeAgoLand? ALongTimeAgoInAGalaxyFarFarAwayLand?
This is what screams out in my head every time I read anything about Star Wars in Tomorrow land.
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Old 08-07-2014, 11:53 AM   #39
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Other than the awesome Space Mountain, the rest was in sad shape. OK, Star Tours and Astro Blasters were fine, but had no outdoors presence at all. The rest of the area looks run-down and is overcrowded with the stupid placement of Astro Orbitor and the dead peoplemover track in the middle of the walkway.
That area is such a bottleneck for people it is not funny. Even if they moved Astro Orbiter, they still have the narrow area between Buzz and Star Tours. I think they keep the peoplmover track up for the shade
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If they add it to dhs I would really like to see them expand outside the current park's borders. I know it won't happen, but I don't think closing existing attractions and shoehorning it into an existing part of the park will do it justice.


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Old 08-10-2014, 05:45 AM   #41
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I do like what DHS has currently and I do not want to see them close anything that is open at the moment either. So I too hope they expand the park and do this right without them closing existing attractions.

DHS desperately needs this
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It boggles the mind to imagine how badly Disney is going to end up botching this.
Yeah because the redo of Star Tours is just awful...not

Disney may not have done many things great recently but Star Wars will be one of those exceptions. Iger smells money which typically means he we will allocate more resources and greater creative control, so the Imagineers will get all they want to make Star Wars great. If Disney does Star Wars right your talking about something to dwarf Harry Potter and Iger knows it as does the rest of Disney. That doesn't even include the new movies coming down the pipeline. If Abrams does to Star Wars to what he has done to Star Trek your talking about an entire reboot/rebirth of one if not the largest franchise in history.
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Since Disney is taking its time, I'm confident it will be a success.
or perhaps they are just drawing it out to try and suck the life out of the old stuff?
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If they add it to dhs I would really like to see them expand outside the current park's borders. I know it won't happen, but I don't think closing existing attractions and shoehorning it into an existing part of the park will do it justice.


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Reading through this thread and seeing so many comments about this likely going to DHS (for it's presence in WDW any ways) I was vaguely remembering something about space constraints on the size of DHS. Is that what you mean by the above in bold? It would be a shame if DHS wasn't expanded for this effort. A 5th park would probably be a mistake but so too would be a half-measure approach.
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Reading through this thread and seeing so many comments about this likely going to DHS (for it's presence in WDW any ways) I was vaguely remembering something about space constraints on the size of DHS. Is that what you mean by the above in bold? It would be a shame if DHS wasn't expanded for this effort. A 5th park would probably be a mistake but so too would be a half-measure approach.
I do think the original poster is referring to the space restraints of the park, though to me that is not really much of an issue. However, this is the one park that really could be re-habbed without expansion. Think about the HUGE amount of space used for the (awful shell of a) Backlot tour, the LMA Stunt Show and the Streets of America alone. You could close this whole back section of the park off and gut it completely, adding many rides and attractions without having to increase the park footprint. Not even mentioning the American Idol Theater, and that other theater used for Drew Carey Sounds Dangerous. And some dead space in the back of Pixar Place.

God, the more I think about it, that park is such a total mess.
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