Just back from WDW and heard...

Discussion in 'Disney Rumors and News' started by lthiesfeld07, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. lthiesfeld07

    lthiesfeld07 Mouseketeer

    Mar 9, 2009
    I was the only one on the bus to Hollywood Studios from Kidani and the bus driver was sharing several rumors with me.

    1. Carsland is definitely coming to DHS. It will replace Lights, Motors, Action and the Backlot.
    2. The reason that they are adding 2,000 seats to Fantasmic is because World of Color is coming to that amphitheater....

    He said that imagineers from California were in town looking to make improvements over at DHS.

    Not sure how I feel about Carsland and World of Color. I've never been to Disneyland. I plan to soon but if Carsland and World of Color are coming to WDW, it might be longer before I get to Disneyland. Just my opinion of course.

    DHS needs some help and I hope it gets some love soon!
  2. DizCaptain

    DizCaptain °o° Disney Enthusiast

    Jul 20, 2005
    Both are possible, butare also extremely general rumors that have been mentioned by many in passing time and again. Cars Land has been beaten to death in rumor-ville so at this point I really don't care if it comes. WoC however would be an interesting fit, given Fantasmic's not so fantastic operating reputation.... we'll have to wait and see, but I doubt they'd move it to Florida given the modifications they'd have to make to the area.
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  4. zulemara

    zulemara <font color=royalblue>Oh Boy! I'm a WDW sailor!<br

    Nov 28, 2007
    ugh! Ok the seats for Fantasmic are because Disney surveyed the people who had to stand vs the people who sat and there was a huge difference in satisfaction, so they decided to spend the money to build seats in the standing area. It has been much more rumored that a WOC type show would come to DTD, than to DHS to replace Fantasmic, but considering they can't even sign a tenant at DTD, I certainly don't see that happening. As far as replacing Fantasmic, maybe down the road, but nothing short term that I'm aware of. Granted, I get information by scouring the internet and finding people with a good track record, so I'm not by any means the final word on any of this, but nothing has been mentioned elsewhere, and that'd be a pretty big thing.

    Carsland is NOT greenlit. It is being considered, and on EPCOT's 30th, the lead art designer for carsland was reportedly poking around DHS. The latest information coming from other sites indicates it may be more of a pixar place expansion with elements from carsland and the Monsters Inc Coaster finally brought to life, but there are several plans, none of which have been decided on.

    It's great that CMs discuss what's going on, but they need to put the disclaimer that they are RUMORS and should never say "definitely happening" until things are both announced by the company and half built.

    Nonetheless, thanks for reporting!
  5. Me!Thatswho

    Me!Thatswho DIS Veteran

    Feb 13, 2007
    Carsland would be neat. But WoC is lame. Saw it at DL, and we were definitely disappointed. A revamped Fantasmic, or an entirely new show, would be a much better option.
  6. MouseyMin

    MouseyMin DIS Veteran

    Sep 16, 2006
    I saw the World of Color at Disneyland too, and was not terribly impressed either. I have seem many night time shows at Disney World that were better, IMO.
  7. jvptravels

    jvptravels Mouseketeer

    Jul 14, 2012
    Sorry. That bus driver should be fired. There's no way Fantasmic will be replaced. It's way to popular. WOC is nothing more than an elaborate version of the Fountains At Bellagio in Las Vegas. I like the Downtown Disney idea. Maybe they could put it in the water there. But removing Fantasmic from DHS will only happen when DHS is taken over by Universal.

    The Cars Land thing? I don't know about that one either. Perhaps they put the Radiator Springs ride in at DHS, but I'm not sure about an entire land.
  8. North of Mouse

    North of Mouse DIS Veteran

    Mar 31, 2011
    More *bus driver* rumors ;)
  9. Lucky626

    Lucky626 Earning My Ears

    Sep 11, 2012
    I would actually really like to see a Fantasmic/WoC mash up and as for the Carsland I think it would be a lot better that what's already back there.
  10. bom_noite

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

    Apr 17, 2003
    Ditto that!
  11. Pixiedust34

    Pixiedust34 <font color=blue>It's like I'm stuck in a music ti

    Jun 23, 2005
    Everything is at the rumor level, but I'd like to see a Pixar Expansion (maybe a small Carsland) with elements from various Pixar movies so Carsland remains unique to Disneyland.

    I wouldn't mind an update to Fantasmic or a whole new show, though I'd like to see WoC remain unique to Disneyland too. I'm sure they could create a new show and use some of the features and technology they use at WoC to introduce to Studios.
  12. Figment632

    Figment632 DIS Veteran

    Dec 18, 2009
    :rotfl2: Did they tell you they spotted big foot as well? Bus drivers are full of crap and know nothing don't beleive anything they say!
  13. lynypixie

    lynypixie Mouseketeer

    Aug 19, 2012
    If a bus driver said it, it must be true!
  14. pfalcioni

    pfalcioni Mouseketeer

    Jan 5, 2007
    WDW bus drivers seem to enjoy being part of a culture of mis-information. I think they get a kick out of telling tall tales, only to have folks run to their computer and post it on a Disney forum as possible truth because "a CM said it!".

    I'm not saying none of these will ever happen, but I'd take anything you hear from CM's, and especially bus drivers, with a grain of salt.
  15. ChrisFL

    ChrisFL Disney/Universal Fan and MALE

    Aug 8, 2000
    But Bus Drivers attend all of the Imaingeering meetings! I was told by a monorail driver!

  16. stindall

    stindall DIS Veteran

    Aug 11, 2012
    :rotfl: I was just getting ready to add that the bus drivers are notorious for giving out bad information!
  17. Sweettears

    Sweettears 50 years of Disney and counting

    Sep 17, 2010
    I thought WOC was pretty impressive and a nice change of pace from the usual firework show. I could see them adding WOC to DHS. Why not have a WOC show and a Fantasmic show running on the same night instead of two F! shows? It might help to increase night time attendance at DHS.

    I certainly wouldn't mind being able to watch WOC sitting down.
  18. cupcakefairy2u

    cupcakefairy2u Its just me the cupcake fairy

    Jul 7, 2012
    I will be there in under a week I plan to ask the Boat driver if the Bus drivers are pulling shenanigans again ;)
  19. quagmire0

    quagmire0 DIS Veteran

    Jun 28, 2010
    Was DHS actually originally designed/engineered by Disney? I'd be surprised if it was. To me, it was just way too cramped. I kind of wish Disney would just shut it down for a while and re-engineer the whole place.
  20. Murron

    Murron DIS Veteran

    Mar 9, 2012
  21. DCTooTall

    DCTooTall <MARQUEE BEHAVIOR=ALTERNATE><img src=http://www.em

    Apr 24, 2008
    Yes it was. It was designed as a Working studio with a few attractions at the front part of the property for guests to explore. Over the years, the Guest accesible sections of the park have expanded, and the working studio itself has disappeared.

    As for the WoC talk, Personally I'm thinking the WoC type show would be much better fit into the potential Pandora expansion at AK than it would replacing an existing show at another park. Why? The lighting effects would mesh nicely with the evening look of the Pandora planet.... And it would help add the Evening finale which many people feel is missing from AK, while avoiding the Pyrotechnics that has the potential to really mess with the Animal residents of the park.

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