Thursday, October 2, 2008
A Rebirth Began...
Two years ago today, the Walt Disney Company emerged from denial that it had made a mistake in the conception and construction of "Disney's California Adventure" and broke ground on a new attraction known as "Toy Story Midway Mania"...
While they didn't come out and literally say: "We were wrong, we screwed up", the actions that they did and the budget approved for it said it without any words being necessary.
I know many people are impatient with the speed of the Extreme Makeover, but I'd rather have it done cautiously and right, than quickly and wrong...
October is here and the signs of change will start to appear as we get near the middle of the month.
Posted by Honor Hunter at 2:46 AM
Labels: DCA, Extreme Makeover, Imagineering, Themeparks, TSMM
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"I'd rather have it done cautiously and right, than quickly and wrong..."
Although its too bad that the makeover of the Sun Wheel got delayed a bit. Oh well, better late than never I guess.
Bring on the cartoons, enough with this California history theme.
I am actually a little bummed by the Sun Wheel being remade. I thought it was one of the better looking attractions in DCA. The part I am most nervous about with the make over is the use of the classic cartoons. I think that they fit well into Toontown, but worry about them anyplace if their presence is to overt.
I don't know, Colt. If I understand Disney's intent in the remake of this park, it will be about Walt Disney's very specific California journey. That started off with the classic cartoons and continued through Snow White and then into Disneyland itself. I don't think the concept was flawed, but the execution was.
I agree the concept really had potential to shine. If the classic cartoons are used to help tell the story of Walt Disney that would be fantastic. I just don't want them to slap Goofy on a c ticket ride and say "Look its a Disney Park Now!"
Right, totally. I think they can make it work if it works well. I think Lasseter and Iger are more invested in the history. Here's hoping!
I love Lasseter to death, and I am really liking Iger right now. I still have a hard time hating Eisner though. When I was a kid when introduced the Wonderful World of Disney I thought he was so cool, and had such a great attitude. I just have pretend there was an invasion of the body snatchers that occured and the real Eisner was frozen in the Matterhorn along side Walt for the last ten years of his reign at Disney.
Good ridens to Eisner
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