Cars Land is a go????

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  1. mbrou24

    mbrou24 Theme Park Veteran

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    http://micechat.com/21154-hello/

    At least according to micechat it is. Very interesting, could wdw finally be waking up from their long slumber? We will see
     
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  3. disneyworld1977

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    Again, I don't like the Cars Land deal at DHS. It doesn't seem right to make a duplicate at WDW.

    Please Disney....expand Pixar Place and add a Cars attraction, don't make a copy of Cars Land.

    And Star Wars would be great!
     
  4. disneyworld1977

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    Can we start a petition to not copy CarsLand? Who is with me? :)
     
  5. mbrou24

    mbrou24 Theme Park Veteran

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    Agreed. But if the article is right, then adding Star Wars land would take a lot more time to develop ideas and plans etc. seems like Disney is looking for a quick attention grab with this
     
  6. coloneldebugger

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    If they want something quick then develop a Pixar Place where they can add smaller rides and attractions that would be easier to change out as the interest in a movie fades. Afterall, isn't Cars one of the generally least well received Pixar films?
     
  7. bom_noite

    bom_noite <font color=blue>DVC-Trivia Contest - April, 2006:

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    The Key thing I took from the article:



    If this is true, I would think any logical executive would be more inclined to look for something safe. Carsland = Safe.
     
  8. lockedoutlogic

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    Or...."400 million bucks thrown into the swamp and no more green in my pocket because of it...they keep coming anyway - screw em, no more money for that place"

    Two sides to that take.

    This whole "carsland in mgm" thing is 80% wishful thinking, 20% possibility...maybe even less.
    It's kinda a fanboy type reaction: "Disneyland got it...We must be getting it!"

    It could happen, but the circumstances of the problems with california adventure brought the cars addition about...nothing else. DL customers were smart enough to boycott the park in large numbers and cause a real problem for TWDC on multiple levels...mainly "money" and "clout". The fact it was in anaheim was a sting too.

    WDW has never had anything like that...people never rise up or withhold the business, and there are always others to fill in the small gaps.

    Maybe they'll build this thing...and maybe they're ticked about numbers at magic kingdom...but one isnt' big enough to move the boulder on the other.

    Remember: that most of the US and developed world still has "recovered" from the economic shenanigans of the last 10 years. Sure, the uber rich have recovered on phony stock and commodity prices...but the little/middle guy - the ones who spend their bucks to travel and still make up the huge lions share of the disney clientele - have been decimated and/or set back years relative to the dollar.

    Maybe THAT's why they didn't max out the Magic Kingdom every day in December?
    Huh, geniuses?:scratchin

    And to other posters points...yeah, Cars is a very Bad pixar franchise that sells junk to the lowest common denominator.
    Of course Up and Ratatuoille and Wall-E aren't as profitable...but they were better movies x10. At least for the sequel...the first Cars was pretty good...second atrocious.
     
  9. wiigirl

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    In! :thumbsup2
     
  10. bom_noite

    bom_noite <font color=blue>DVC-Trivia Contest - April, 2006:

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    I had to read this a few times Locked, but, I hear what you are saying. Random thoughts:

    • We usually buy 10 Day PH's with no exp. Last's us 3, maybe 4 years. Was shocked when I bought one last year and the price had doubled.
    • I looked the other day out of curiosity. WDW Resort rates increase 4 to 6% a year (depending upon property).
    • 2013 Dining Plans increased upwards of 19.5% on one plan, and, an average increase of about 12%.
    • Universal and Sea World are always working on new cool additions. WDW attendance outpaces U/IOA almost 4 to 1 and SW 10 to 1.

    Management stumbles around all day wondering why attendance is stagnant?

    I am a DVC member, and, do see at times how DVC is a detriment: They know they have a guaranteed number of guests each year. Thus, innovation and expansion is not as important.

    If you wan't more guests there are two clear strategy's:

    1) Lower your prices.
    2) Innovate and expand. Give people a reason to wan't to come.

    Clearly, they have not embarked on strategy 1.

    They have barely scratched strategy 2: Everest 2003, Soarin' 2005, Fantasyland 2012ish. What have I missed?


    Here is where you and I disagree. I stand by my theory that Carsland will happen:

    1) The rumors are too numerous and too frequent not to believe they will do something at the studio's.
    2) I am a long-time Lutz follower. He has fantastic sources and is right 90% of the time. He usually is only wrong when
    internal politics cause a sudden last minute twist.
    3) The guy who brought the world Carsland in Anaheim just took over as the WDW President.
    4) Carland provided an immediate and lasting attendance boost in Cali.
    5) They built it once, is cheaper to build it a 2nd time.
    6) They built something new at the MK - it didn't give them the results they wanted. Why would any job-loving exec say: "Let's build something new and risk my very lucrative salary, bonus and stock options!"

    Fanboy??????? Please, argue the logic I have presented above.
     
  11. ChipnDale79

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    We get it, you don't want Carsland. But to be honest with you, I think you're numbers are off. If you want my opinion I would say that its more like 20% wishful thinking and 80% possibility.

    There are too many rumors and shifting of personal to really say this thing is 80% wishful thinking.

    Why would the project manager in charge of Carsland be reassigned to WDW? Why would the President of DLR shift roles as President of WDW? Why are numerous people hearing the same thing from different sources that carsland is a very real possiblity at WDW?

    It's a good thing that you don't run the show at WDW, if you did, then nothing would ever get built. WDW has to stay fresh, they can not get stale.

    I don't like the comment about "fanboy", just because someone thinks differently than you, then you call them a "fanboy"?
     
  12. Breyean

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    As someone who frequents DLR a lot more that WDW, I hope if the build RSR in WDW they correct the issue with the frequent down times. Rain seems to be a big reason cited for bringing RSR to a halt frequently. If this is true in SoCal I can only imagine what a disaster that could be in Fl.
     
  13. bom_noite

    bom_noite <font color=blue>DVC-Trivia Contest - April, 2006:

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    Always better served to tackle a question with logic rather then gut reaction. I agree with your logic.
     
  14. bom_noite

    bom_noite <font color=blue>DVC-Trivia Contest - April, 2006:

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    After reading over 200 posts on the subject, that is the best point against I have yet heard.

    I would think rain inhibits the attractions they are replacing though. Also, Test Track runs outside on a similar track at much higher rates of speed. Of course, it breaks down daily!
     
  15. luckyman_apd

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    After visiting Carsland and DLR last year, I LOVED it. But it did break down on me......after waiting 2 hours for it! thankfully it wasn't down too long before it opened again. The rain thing.....that is a big concern. Not sure how to counter that in FL. That is one thing I noticed out in Cali is the ride queues. The theming is outstanding in DLR compared to WDW because the lines are mostly outside, compared to WDW where the frequent rain keeps the lines inside.

    Also, RSR takes up a big chunk of Carsland. I would be OK with just RSR if they brought it to Florida, but it is cool to be on Rt 66. Cars was actually a VERY profitable movie for Disney....It's the sequel that was not well received. But the merchandising as been a huge cash crop for them still.
     
  16. skier_pete

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    This is irrelevant. The popularity amongst kids is huge. But more important to a parks-fan, Carsland is a really fantastic and immersive land. My arugment in favor of Avatarland has always been, "the quality of the original movie is not important, it's the quality of what gets produced in the themepark that matters."

    We were lucky enough to be able to check it out in California. It certainly would be a huge hit in Florida. And RSR is in my view the best new theme park attraction Disney has produced in at least 15 years. I don't think it would be a terrible thing for them to bring it to Florida. A lot better than duplicating something as "C" level as The Little Mermaid.
     
  17. DRDISNEYMD

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    ~RSR looks nice, but the other two are not! I don't think we need "two" Carsland's. Obviously, I won't object to it, because DHS needs something -- anything! But, I'm not thrilled either, it's been done before, so there is nothing *new* to get excited about.

    ~If a duplicate Carsland goes to DHS, then I see this as Disney conceding the theme park wars "arms race." "Carsland" is not the answer for Harry Potter! Universal will be so thrilled with the news of "Carsland." I guess I'm just wrong for thinking Disney is capable of so much more! But, if the public demands less, why give more?!?
     
  18. bom_noite

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    I never said Carsland was the best thing for the Studio's - I said it is a logical answer given the state of things.

    From reading your posts you are quick to criticize and never give a logically thought out remedy Everyone has an opinion, few can provide a logically thought out argument. Step back, think logically and give a take.

    If you can't, then, find a new hobby.
     
  19. ChipnDale79

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    I don't get the whole arms race thing, IMO Disney should not be competing with itself. Why spend all this money to out do your sister park when in the end all you are doing is trying to take attendance (ie money) from another Disney park? What they need to be doing is trying to take attendance from their competition, Universal.

    I don't think Carsland is the answer for Harry Potter, but it will draw people, no question. That's being proven on the west coast right now.

    What will compete with Harry Potter? Star Wars, and I think that will happen at some point. On what level? no idea

    As a father to two young boys, my oldest only being 19 months old, he's starting to show a huge love for the movie Cars. I have no doubt once my youngest son (6 months) is able to comprehend what he's watching, he's going to love it also. So as a parent to two young boys, I'm extremely excited about the possibility of Carsland at WDW.
     
  20. lockedoutlogic

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    The exact day(s) that the new area at DCA opened...threads popped up all over the Disney fandom "assuming" that the land was gonna quickly be built in MGM in some form.

    With no basis whatsoever...no official plans, announcements hints...or when considering the avatar announcement - any logical angle.

    So yeah...that's "fanboy" in my book.

    That isn't to say that the term is derogatory as you seem to think. I kinda defined is "heart above head"
    There's really nothing wrong with that...but it sets up for a lot of disappointment that people shouldn't have to cope with.

    My basis is looking at how they've run WDW since AK (I would argue prior to AK in some ways as well)....rapid fire huge money construction projects aren't the pattern.

    Look at what they've built over time...look at their rehabs and replacements...look at the closures.

    It's just not there. If they have changed that Movin forward...no one is going to be happier than I
     
  21. ChipnDale79

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    There is basis now to believe it will happen, its been outlined to you already. That's not fanboy.

    With the multitude of rumors from different sources, and the personal shifts that were directly involved in Carsland, I'd be more surprised if it didn't happen.
     

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