First CARS @ AoA-Now CARS LAND @ DHS!?

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  1. ADP

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    Keep in mind....The name "Cars Land" is just that....A land dedicated to the Cars movies. There's nothing to say it won't look and feel different than DCA with non-duplicated attractions.
     
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  3. DizCaptain

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    Yeah! Let's keep homogenizing everything and lowering the quality of food and merchandise to buy out large brands and rights for unaffiliated characters! Yeah! Woohoo!!!! :cool1: :woohoo: :cheer2:





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  4. tjkraz

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    Wish I could believe that will be the case.

    But why spend $50 million on development when they can do it a lot cheaper with a Xerox machine.

    Guess we'll know soon enough.
     
  5. ChipnDale79

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    Because Disney knows most people don't go to both DLR and WDW. Let's face the fact and understand that the people on this board are not the normal Disney guest, we are the fanatics, we are all things Disney.

    The typical WDW guest is the guest that goes to WDW one year, then someone else the next, they may come back in 2 or 3 years. The typical guest isnt going to buy a plane ticket and take off for the west coast simply because DLR has something that WDW doesn't.

    I loved Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, but I'm not getting on a plane and taking my family of 4 to the west coast because DLR has it and WDW doesn't.
     
  6. tjkraz

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    Of course they won't. And the number one reason is because the attractions are almost identical. For you, there's little reason to go to DLR when all of the Moutains, Mansion, PotC, Tower of Terror, Soarin, Star Tours, Toy Story Mania, Voyage of the Little Mermaid, Dumbo, MuppetVision and perhaps soon Cars Land are all more conveniently located at WDW.

    No, Mr. Toad obviously isn't enough to sway decisions. But Mr. Toad plus 5 or 10 or 20 other unique experiences is enough to change attitudes.

    I don't know where you live but judging by the "I'm not getting on a plane" comment, I assume it's within driving distance of WDW. Obviously the closer one lives to a park, the less likely they are to visit the other. Those who live in Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas and other close states will not visit Disneyland in great numbers. Similarly those living in parts of California, Nevada, etc won't make it to WDW often.

    But that still leaves people in about 40 US states--not to mention the rest of the world--who can purchase plane tickets to EITHER WDW or DL.

    I'm sure Disney has facts, figures, surveys and market studies to support whatever they do. If they want to bring Cars to Walt Disney World because of its appeal, merchandise sales, etc....fine. But make it unique. Considering the theme parks turned a profit of over a billion dollars last year, you would think they could afford to spend a bit on development.

    And since these attractions are built to remain in place for decades to come, they have a long time to recoup those additional development dollars.
     
  7. ChipnDale79

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    You're right, I do live within driving distance, I'm in Charlotte. From my driveway to WDW it's 7.5 hours. I still believe that most families up the entire east coast are more willing to get in a car and drive or fly to WDW, then fly out to the west coast to DLR.

    For most families its more economical to drive 12-13 hours than it is to fly an entire family of 4 almost anywhere.

    I don't have the stats to back that up, but I know when I go to WDW i see a ton of cars with plates from all over the North East.
     
  8. tjkraz

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    You're probably right. But again, that's still just a fraction of the US.

    We live in Ohio and it's an 18 hour drive. I've made that drive a couple of times but we've flown far more often. People in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, NY, NJ, New England states, Illinois and everywhere west of that are outside of your 12-13 hour comfort zone.

    Some people will still make those long drives, but I'm sure the percentages get smaller as you go further north and west.

    My point is simply that there are a lot of people who aren't already drivers, who could have relatively equal access to DL or WDW. Depending on where you live, it may cost a little more to visit one than the other. It may take more time to get there. But with the proper incentive, people will choose to visit the more distant, more expensive destination.

    Cloning attractions removes that incentive entirely. It just seems short-sighted to me.
     
  9. ChipnDale79

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    Outside of that 12-13 hours yes I agree, they are already flying, but there's very large amount of the US population within that 12-13 hours that aren't going to go to the West Coast simply because DCA has a Carsland and WDW doesn't.
     
  10. tjkraz

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    Today...right now...yes I agree.

    However, if Disney were making a concerted effort to differentiate the two Resorts, there would be many reasons to visit both. Put it this way: If they copy Cars Land in FL, the percentage of people willing to visit both Resorts TODAY will only decrease. A cloned Cars Land gives people living in the East and Midwest one less reason to visit DL.

    Speaking solely for myself, I like Disneyland better than WDW. Haven't been to DL as many times so I'm sure that is part of the reason. Even though DL requires a longer, often more expensive flight, given a choice I would go to DL over WDW.

    Cloning Cars Land at DHS--while removing two of its unique attractions--does nothing to encourage me to spend more time & money at WDW. I'm sure the same is true of folks living west of the Mississippi.
     
  11. ChipnDale79

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    But why rob Peter to pay Paul?

    By making them "unique", Disney would not only be competing with Universal, Sea world, and every other theme park in the country, but they would also be competing with themselves. To me history proves that Disney can support and make a massive profit with 2 resorts on both sides of the country. By bringing a lot of the same attractions to each park, it reduces the cost for disney and allows them to do more with their money. That's good for the guest.

    Remember, there's already a big difference between the resorts to begin with.

    Regarding your comment about it doesnt encourage you to spend more. Maybe it doesnt, but Disney can't let DHS sit like it is and get stale, they have to compete with Universal and keep their guest on property longer and keep them from going to Universal and WWOHP.

    It does entice my family of 4. We have 2 young boys, while the new fanastyland is still very princess heavy, this is a big deal for my family, its more stuff for our boys to do.
     
  12. tjkraz

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    When guests see appeal in both destinations, it becomes a win for Disney.

    Before we had visited DL, our typical pattern was to visit WDW about once per year. For the last 4 years that pattern has changed to an annual visit to DL and every-other-year at WDW. Net gain Disney.

    Probably a topic for elsewhere so I'll just agree to disagree.

    And unfortunately that difference is getting smaller and smaller.

    Never said it should remain stale. Just that it should be unique.

    Again, just make it unique. When development costs are amortized over a 30+ year attraction life span, it's a drop in the bucket.

    I really don't want to come across as one of the chronic complainers. I really do enjoy the Disney parks. But crying poverty as an excuse for not spending a few million dollars to engineer a unique experience is pretty lame, IMO. If they need to jack-up my ticket prices another 1% to compensate...go for it. I'll pay 1% more to ride something unique and different.
     
  13. disneyworld1977

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    I haven't read every post, but I see the argument (if you want to call it that..haha) about the Cars Land replica. Well I live more in the middle of the country..15 hours to WDW and 22 to DL. We are going to DL next year for mostly that reason, Cars Land. If they had it at WDW, I would just go down there. Not necessarily because its 7 hours closer, but I enjoy WDW just a little better DL, but still love it! If those distances were swapped, I would probably still be going to WDW more, I would think. But again I can't say for certain because I am not in that situation.

    I PERSONALLY don't like the carbon copy idea for DHS. If they do it, fine, I will still enjoy it!! I know there are "similar" rides and "lands" at DL and WDW, but I still view them as unique. If they carbon copy Cars Land, I don't think it will be unique anymore. And you can't really tweak Cars Land too much to make it different without taking stuff away from what it was in the movie unless they tweak the rides themselves. That's what I think. :confused3
     
  14. ChipnDale79

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    It's still robbing Peter to pay Paul, I think the normal disney guest is going to either go to WDW or DLR, not both. I don't see them adding another Disney vacation simply because the resorts are "unique".

    That typical guest is going to see Mickey Mouse and his friends, they are going to WDW or DLR because they are taking their children to what has become a rite of passage, to Disney.
     

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