Boat Ride in Germany

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  1. MJMcBride

    MJMcBride Barely lost is barely found

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  3. aepecoraro

    aepecoraro Mouseketeer

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    Sounds like it will be just like the boat ride in mexico [before they changed it]...
     
  4. raidermatt

    raidermatt Beware of the dark side. Anger...fear...aggression

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    Sounds like Kevin stole dbm's girlfriend or something.

    As for the rumor, since it's been almost 20 years since ANYTHING was added to WS, a boat ride in Germany would be a big deal.

    But this is about as thin as a rumor can get, so I think I'll just wait and see for now.
     
  5. MJMcBride

    MJMcBride Barely lost is barely found

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    Agreed. But at least they were honest about the source
     
  6. dbm20th

    dbm20th Mickey's Uncle

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    That's hilarious:thumbsup2

    I agree, but any chance to talk about those lost plans for WS is worth it.
     
  7. raidermatt

    raidermatt Beware of the dark side. Anger...fear...aggression

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    I figured that would draw you out.

    And no problem with it being reported for what it is. Eventually, someday, SOMETHING has to be added to WS, right?

    Right?
     
  8. MJMcBride

    MJMcBride Barely lost is barely found

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    Aslong as its not an olive garbage....I mean, garden

    But you're right. WS needs something substanial thats new. A new attraction and/or country is really needed.
     
  9. DC7800

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    Hmm...I wonder if Disney might be talking with any pontential German corpoprate sponsors at the moment? If someone else is willing to foot the bill for such an attraction, it probably has a far, far better chance at getting built.
     
  10. dunnhorn

    dunnhorn I'd rather be at Castaway Cay

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    No doubt the Rhine River Cruise will go right through Belle's home town. You think we'll see Gaston?
     
  11. HarambeGuy

    HarambeGuy Jambo!

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    That would actually be France. Snow White (Schneewittchen) would be more appropriate for Germany. That's if there HAS to be a character tie-in, which I hope there isn't...if the durn thing ever comes to fruition in the first place.
     
  12. MJMcBride

    MJMcBride Barely lost is barely found

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    Maybe if we sing that song

    "No one's slick as Gaston, no one's quick as Gaston, no one's neck is incredibly thick as Gaston......."
     
  13. dunnhorn

    dunnhorn I'd rather be at Castaway Cay

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    You know, I was having the biggest debate in my mind about the Germany vs. France thing for Gaston. His name is definitely French but good lord - that song would make a perfect tie in with the Biergarten. Plus, he's got Antlers to SPARE - what do we need more than that?

    (btw, this is all tongue in cheek, made in the spirit of the recent commercialization of the Mexico boat ride)
     
  14. mitros

    mitros <font color=red>I'm not nuts, I just appear to be<

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    I have an Epcot souvenir book from 1982, when the place was not yet finished, and when they speak of the WS, they mention the future River Ride which "promises to be as enjoyable as it is informative"
    "An early concept has visitors boarding a cruise boat for a simulated ride down the Rhine and other rivers affording a visual impression in miniature of the cultural heritage of Germany's past and highlights of it's present"
    Apparently that was one of the concepts that was dropped when the costs began to grow well above what Disney intended to spend on Epcot originally.
    They dropped the boat ride idea, but later took the miniature village and used it just outside the pavilion. {we all know where that is}
    The show building is still there behind the mural-painted wall in back of the seating area for the fast food section of the pavilion. It has been used at various times for storage and a practice area for shows and parades at Epcot.
    With any luck, they may finally bring the ride to life. But the one thing that will bother me personally is if they change the concept into some sort of thrill ride. Kind of along the lines of the also rumored Mt. Fuji ride in Japan, and the log flume ride in Canada.
    As usual, time will tell, we will just have to stand by............:confused3
     
  15. Horace Horsecollar

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    Friday morning, April 6, Kevin Yee (in post #19 of this MiceChat thread) posted:

    "I thought of something this morning as I climbed onto the treadmill: what if this guy was merely talking about the transportation-across-the-lagoon Friendship boats that dock at Morocco and Germany in Epcot and he will be replacing in 2010??? I need to get that possibility into the article."​

    Kevin Yee is the MiceAge author who originally wrote up the rumor about adding a boat ride to Epcot's Germany. And he's now updated his article to include that possibility.
     
  16. bearzabout

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    I had heard that the boat ride was built when the pavillion was built, but they chose not to open it for some reason.
     
  17. Horace Horsecollar

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    They only built the structure, not the actual attraction. There isn't an attraction that's been gathering dust for 25 years behind locked doors.
     
  18. allisonswonderland

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    Interesting - I wish EPCOT had more rides and I know that USA has the show but I wish there was a big roller coaster 0 too bad 6 Flags already has the screaming eagle
     
  19. Horace Horsecollar

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    I would be absolutely appalled if Disney installed roller coasters and other amusement park rides in World Showcase. That would utterly ruin Epcot.

    World Showcase should be about the architecture, foods, beverages, traditional culture, popular culture, history, and how people in those countries have fun. World Showcase should be be fun, enlightening, and delicious. It should immerse you in other lands.

    World Showcase should not be an excuse to have the Mexican Revolution Looping Coaster or the MorocCoaster. Fortunately, I don't think there are any executives in the Disney Parks & Resorts business segment who would do something that stupid.
     
  20. MJMcBride

    MJMcBride Barely lost is barely found

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    I get what your saying, but perhaps something enclosed or even the oft-rumored Canadian flume ride would be OK
     
  21. YoHo

    YoHo If you have any poo to fling, now is the time.

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    I don't see how this doesn't apply to all of WDW.

    Personally, I would have no problems with a rollercoaster of the Matterhorn/Big Thunder variety. Exposed to a certain extent, but well themed.
    Of course, since Disney has proven themselves incapable of getting much Imagineering right these days, I wouldn't hope for much in this, but in theory, I wouldn't be opposed.
     

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