Confirmed- Lights Cars Action Closing

Discussion in 'Disney Rumors and News' started by disneyma, Jun 8, 2013.

  1. Phil Dunphy

    Phil Dunphy Go Carolina Rams!

    Joined:
    May 4, 2013
    Messages:
    78
    I thought I read that the star wars ride can take stupid numbers of people. Would that help keep lines short?
     
  2. Avatar

    Google AdSense Guest Advertisement


    to hide this advert.
  3. Yellowstonetim

    Yellowstonetim DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    May 22, 2013
    Messages:
    1,328
    Yes, it can handle a fair number of people and I have stood in line for a LONG time. It is my favorite ride.

    And Star Wars will be almost automatically successful. The fan base is huge and covers all age ranges, including my son and I.
     
  4. doconeill

    doconeill Fastpass Jedi Master DIS Lifetime Sponsor

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2007
    Messages:
    17,036
    Not in a thread title.

    Yes...Star Tours can handle a lot of people, and they can vary the capacity by reducing the number of simulators in use.

    Even during Star Wars Weekends, the lines were manageable even when it actually reached outside and around the Endor set, when they had all six simulators running.
     
  5. tiki23

    tiki23 <font color=darkorchid>Able to leap a double strol

    Joined:
    May 15, 2005
    Messages:
    2,793
    The *movie* Avatar might be a "one and done" for many people, but the *attractions* will likely be something else entirely. My kids have never seen Song of the South but you can bet we're gonna ride Splash over and over again.
     
  6. OklahomaTourist

    OklahomaTourist Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    May 3, 2008
    Messages:
    446
    Do we really need that level of disclaimers on a board entitled "Disney Rumors and News?" I mean, let's get right down to brass tacks, nothing is "official" until someone cuts a ribbon and walks through the gate on opening day.

    Looks like a respectable regular press source - not a blog (?) - is putting his byline on a story stating that SW/Cars lands are real and going to happen. Until we start seeing LMA and or Backlot bulldozed (and not a moment too soon), that's as close to "official" as we're going to get unless and until Iger himself has a press conference. And even that isn't lead-pipe-cinch until - guess what - someone cuts the ribbon and walk through the gate on opening day.

    The semantics wars on a rumor board and what's a rumor is, as Spock might say, "Fascinating."
     
  7. doconeill

    doconeill Fastpass Jedi Master DIS Lifetime Sponsor

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2007
    Messages:
    17,036
    Apparently around here, we do. Because a lot of people are going to these "official" and "confirmed" threads and only finding rumors.

    Or, we need to separate news and rumors into separate forums. But then we'd still have to teach which is which.
     
  8. OklahomaTourist

    OklahomaTourist Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    May 3, 2008
    Messages:
    446
    And isn't it the responsibility of the reader to lend proper credence to ANY information, regardless of post title, to a board specifically chartered to hold "rumors?" I mean, isn't the ultimate essence of the Internet to be a source for the perpetuation of rumors, hence the existence of a place like snopes.com?

    I guess my point is that the Internet, in and of itself, isn't authoritative. More disclaimers to that effect won't help the folks who can't already make that distinction. Besides, if you create a truly "news only" board, it will have to be a moderated board with only reposts from "official" news sources.

    The point is this is an Internet message forum posted to hold "Rumors." A message saying "Hey, stuff here may be rumors" is the essence of redundancy. No one should be taking anything from an Internet message board to the bank, excepting for a link to a legitimate news source, or at a minimum some reputable 'net bloggers who put their name/reputation behind what they post.
     
  9. doconeill

    doconeill Fastpass Jedi Master DIS Lifetime Sponsor

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2007
    Messages:
    17,036
    But it is also purported to hold "News" as well.
     
  10. Yellowstonetim

    Yellowstonetim DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    May 22, 2013
    Messages:
    1,328
    And that is where you read it and determine whether it is news or rumor by whatever criteria you choose.
    :surfweb:
    Of course it could be news about rumors, or maybe rumors about news. I guess it could be rumors about rumors or news about news, too. Maybe even rumors about news about rumors, or...:duck::badpc:
    :lmao::cool1:
     
  11. DPCummerbund

    DPCummerbund Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2012
    Messages:
    445
    It's not a matter of believing the post - it's a matter of believing the title, only to find out that the post doesn't say what the title says.
     
  12. Mickeywdw1254

    Mickeywdw1254 Earning My Ears

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2013
    Messages:
    34
    Is there a press release that confirms that that is not how Disney runs their ship? Who is to say how Disney runs their ship let alone they might run it one way but who is to say there aren't employees who blab anyway whether it be on purpose or by accident.
     
  13. SuperDan523

    SuperDan523 Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2012
    Messages:
    155
    Observation has shown over the years that Disney remains secretive at the high levels about new expansions. Front line cast members, historically, don't find out until minutes before we the public do about any changes (unless its something being implemented right away that they need to be trained on).
     
  14. Mickeywdw1254

    Mickeywdw1254 Earning My Ears

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2013
    Messages:
    34
    So if Disney is so secretive (not saying they aren't) that only the executives and high level CM can know about things what is the point of a rumor forum especially since I'm sure the Disney executives don't come on here to post rumors? Where else would a semi legitimate or legitimate rumor about Disney come from?
     
  15. SuperDan523

    SuperDan523 Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2012
    Messages:
    155
    Most come from speculation based on the few bits of information released to shareholders, on filings for permits, or on things we can see happening.
     
  16. DRDISNEYMD

    DRDISNEYMD *+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+* *+*~The Snow Queen~*+* ~A gi

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2007
    Messages:
    2,485
    ~If you or anyone can find where you read this, pass it along because I find it interesting. We go in late August, and the parks are lighter in crowds than average but TSMM, TOT, RNRC, even the The Backstage Tour and Muppets 3D had longer waits, so I've always wondered why Star Tours seems so unpopular. :rotfl: The only other rides that I've seen that empty are Nemo and The People Mover and those are also huge people eaters, so you might be on to something.
     
  17. doconeill

    doconeill Fastpass Jedi Master DIS Lifetime Sponsor

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2007
    Messages:
    17,036
    Not a big mystery.

    Star Tours does have a high capacity. There are 6 simulators, each of which has a capacity of 40 people. The ride run time itself is around four and a half minutes. Allow perhaps a minute to reload, and my calculations have it at 2618/hour. When operating all six. They don't need to at all times, so they will cut down to what is reasonable to save on maintenance and staff. So in general, regardless of how busy the park is, it generally seems to have the same length of line.

    I don't remember other capacities offhand, RNRC I think is around 1800.

    I'm really not sure on TOT. Some napkin calculations come out way too low.

    I've heard TSM is around 1000 or less.

    ST could be one the biggest capacity ride attractions outside of the Omnimovers.
     
  18. DRDISNEYMD

    DRDISNEYMD *+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+* *+*~The Snow Queen~*+* ~A gi

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2007
    Messages:
    2,485
    ~Oh wow! Thanks doc, you are always armed with with the stats and numbers and I finally have the answer to my "non" mystery. :goodvibes
     
  19. disneygirly

    disneygirly Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2010
    Messages:
    107
    My family would love a Star Wars Land. We do like the stunt show, but after seeing it numerous times we don't mind giving it up for something as awesome as new land.
     
  20. bcrook

    bcrook DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2008
    Messages:
    4,045
    How does this photo affect the future of Lights Motors Action! ???
     
  21. doconeill

    doconeill Fastpass Jedi Master DIS Lifetime Sponsor

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2007
    Messages:
    17,036
    I'd say it isn't going away short term as the OP implied, but could still be gone within a year, as some other rumors say...
     

Share This Page