Disneyland Winnie the Pooh preview

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  1. DisneyFanGuy

    DisneyFanGuy Disney Nut

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    Mouseinfo.com has a nice preview of DL's new Winnie the Pooh ride up. It looks very detailed and fun, and follows the same story as the WDW version.

    Here's the link.

    The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
     
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  3. Sarangel

    Sarangel <font color=red><font color=navy>Rumor has it ...<

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    Thanks for the link. So far, so good. I wish they had been able to take photos of the inside, though...

    I suppose we'll see a soft opening in March sometime, if they've scheduled an April opening. I'll try to check it out.

    Sarangel
     
  4. Dznefreek

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    Entry/exit reminds me alot of Splash at WDW.
     
  5. raidermatt

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

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    This is also similar to Splash at DL.

    The reason for that is likely continuity. Since DL's Pooh is going to be in "Critter Country", it makes sense that they would use decor that fits in with the area.

    MK's Pooh is in Fantasyland, so the "Splash-type" decor wouldn't fit.
     
  6. Jeff in BigD

    Jeff in BigD Oldschool DISer

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    It looks pretty good & I'm sure that Critter Country will draw it's fair share of the crowd to it's land.
     
  7. Spaceman Spiff

    Spaceman Spiff one by one, cleaning the universal boards of riff-

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    I'm jealous :o


    One of these days I will be DL bound.
     
  8. raidermatt

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

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    I just re-read my post and realized it might not be clear to those who have not been to DL and are only familiar with MK.

    Splash in DL is not located in Frontierland, but instead is in a sort of mini-land called Critter Country. The only other attraction in this "land" is the canoes. The Country Bears were there of course, but are being replaced by Pooh. The main reason as I understand it is to find something other than Splash to get folks to this area of the park.

    I'm pretty sure that before Critter Country, the Bears and the canoes were a part of Frontierland.

    Regardless, the look of this mini-land is very similar to Frontierland, so that's why the Pooh attraction looks so much like Splash, as opposed to the Pooh in MK's Fantasyland.

    At first I thought Pooh wouldn't really fit in CC, and belonged in Fantasyland. But after more thought, and now seeing the pictures, I think it can fit very well. Certainly as well as the Song of the South characters in Splash. Poohs colors are mostly earth tones, so they shouldn't stand out too much.
     
  9. Jeff in BigD

    Jeff in BigD Oldschool DISer

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    Matt, I think most of the posters on this board have at least a basic knowledge of the layout of DL.

    Then again I used the term "E-ticket" (on another board) & someone thought I meant "E-nights" & I had to explain that the old ticket terms are still used in regards to the type of ride. I would have thought that was pretty common knowledge, but I guess not? :confused:


    BTW to my recollection they were part of Fantasyland & it made things akward (almost an sideways S type layout for Frontierland) when NO Square opened.
     
  10. DisneyOhio

    DisneyOhio Earning My Ears

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    On LaughingPlace.com's tour, the ride vehicles look a lot like rethemed Rocket Rod cars. Just a thought, are they recycling? Did anybodyelse notice.

    Here's the link to LaughingPlace:

    www.laughingplace.com


    Evan :jester:
     
  11. WDW2002

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    Before Splash Mountain, the area tha contained the Country Bears was known as Bear Country.
     

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