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wareagle57

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I'd imagine it being a better version of barnstormer in several regards
That's not saying much. There are a lot of rides that get a lot of hate on these boards, but for whatever reason I never see Barnstormer mentioned. I think it is the worst ride in WDW by far (excluding Dumbo clones). There is no theming and the whole experience is around 30 seconds. I've seen better kiddie coasters at pretty much every park I've ever been to. What is it even doing there?
 

jknezek

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That's not saying much. There are a lot of rides that get a lot of hate on these boards, but for whatever reason I never see Barnstormer mentioned. I think it is the worst ride in WDW by far (excluding Dumbo clones). There is no theming and the whole experience is around 30 seconds. I've seen better kiddie coasters at pretty much every park I've ever been to. What is it even doing there?
Well... it fit in the space, fit the area theme, fit the age targeted for the area, and was probably built fairly cheaply. But yeah, it's not an innovative ride by any stretch. Or even a really good one. But for introducing a young'un to a rollercoaster, it's not a bad choice. I envision SlinkyDog being similar, though hopefully with quite a bit more theming and some more meat to the ride.
 

Irish_Mike

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New images from Biore!

Current state of Alien Spinning Saucers and Slinky Dog Coaster



Show building and potential accelerator for Slinky Dog taking shape




The future entrance to TSL - still can't see what's being done there



Current state of TSL (left) and SWL (right)



Closer look at SWL:



Closer look at SWL. First image is 5 days ago, second one today: "5 days work in DHS Star Wars land. Roof steel over a 2nd level. Arrow points to work starting on concrete floor forms, compare to today."




Construction at CBR


 
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  • rteetz

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    New images from Biore!

    Current state of Alien Spinning Saucers and Slinky Dog Coaster

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    Show building and potential accelerator for Slinky Dog taking shape




    The future entrance to TSL - still can't see what's being done there



    Current state of TSL (left) and SWL (right)



    Closer look at SWL:



    Closer look at SWL. First image is 5 days ago, second one today: "5 days work in DHS Star Wars land. Roof steel over a 2nd level. Arrow points to work starting on concrete floor forms, compare to today."




    Construction at CBR


    Wow lots of air time for bioreconstruct lately. Really starting to move on SWE.
     
  • rteetz

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    Bioreconstruct has new aerials. I will post later when I can. The AT-AT steel forms are being installed.
     

    Irish_Mike

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    Overview of DHS work + parking lots images:

    DHS overview: "1 Star Wars land, 2 Toy Story land, 3 area near Muppets Courtyard, 4 new Cast Wardrobe site, 5 parking expansion, note regular pole spacing."



    TSL on left, SWL on right



    Work on the future parking lot shows some new tree demolition



    Drainage canal work continues

     

    Irish_Mike

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    Toy Story land image:

    Current state of TSL - Slinky Dog coaster is coming along nicely





    Closer look at the coaster



    Still no apparent work for the entrance to TSL



    View from the front of the park, showing Slinky Dog rising behind TGMR

     

    Irish_Mike

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    Star Wars land images:

    Painting and further work is being done on the last Streets of America facade (Though I suppose it could now be called part of Muppet Courtyard)



    Concrete work being done at the entrance to SWL from Muppets Courtyard







    Overview of SWL construction



    Work on one of the show buildings for SWL




    Structural bases for AT-AT's are now in place



     

    Irish_Mike

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    Other work around property:

    Rerouting of inbound traffic on Epcot Blvd by I4



    Painting ongoing at the Mexico pavilion (hard to tell, but difference from side to side)





    Closer look shows the difference



    Construction at Caribbean Beach, Old Port Royale



    Expansion pad for new area at Caribbean Beach



     

    rteetz

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    Overview of DHS work + parking lots images:

    DHS overview: "1 Star Wars land, 2 Toy Story land, 3 area near Muppets Courtyard, 4 new Cast Wardrobe site, 5 parking expansion, note regular pole spacing."



    TSL on left, SWL on right



    Work on the future parking lot shows some new tree demolition



    Drainage canal work continues

    Star Wars land images:

    Painting and further work is being done on the last Streets of America facade (Though I suppose it could now be called part of Muppet Courtyard)



    Concrete work being done at the entrance to SWL from Muppets Courtyard







    Overview of SWL construction



    Work on one of the show buildings for SWL




    Structural bases for AT-AT's are now in place



    You can see the legs in place to the AT-AT in one photo.
     

    Strikan

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    So good to see the progress now at DHS. I am still fascinated as to how they are going to deal with Star Tours / Muppet Courtyard / Star Wars land transitions. I assume they have just decided that there is really nothing they can do and Star Tours will just remain this little patch of Star Wars outside the new main land.
     

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