Entertainment For the Disney Parks Fans - Change is Coming

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by buried20kleague, Aug 3, 2016.

  1. buried20kleague

    buried20kleague VIP Extreme VIP Gold

    Reputations:
    20,481
    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2012
    Messages:
    5,386
    Likes Received:
    9,428
    There's a number of people on here that seem to enjoy the Disney parks, so I thought I'd post this tidbit when I heard it...

    If you're a fan of The Great Movie Ride at Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World, you better get your rides in now. Word is it's closing for good next year for a major new attraction.

    I'm torn. Trying not to let nostaligia cloud my vision. It's dated, but they could have fixed that little by little as time went on. And it's one of only a couple remaining attractions from opening day. There are a lot of memories in that attraction.

    I'm not positive on what will be replacing it... Only have a few hints.

    In a few years, that park is going to look nothing like today. Some of that is good... I'm not convinced on the rest.
     
  2. 3DawlersAPiLL

    3DawlersAPiLL Active Member

    Reputations:
    162
    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2013
    Messages:
    74
    Likes Received:
    103
    I live nearby and go at least quarterly with my family. We have watched it changing much more aggressively ever since they bought the Star Wars portfolio. I love SW but it's starting to be a bit much over there in Hollywood Studios.

    Right before they tore down the big blue hat my wife forced us to take a bunch of selfies with it in the background. Maybe I'll post one of the shots here sometime when I'm drunk and craving a little ridicule. :chair:
     
  3. buried20kleague

    buried20kleague VIP Extreme VIP Gold

    Reputations:
    20,481
    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2012
    Messages:
    5,386
    Likes Received:
    9,428
    That hat was fucking horrible. They propped up a glorified pin shop and used it as the icon for the park. Horrible.

    It screwed up the view of the beautiful Chinese theatre at the end of the street from the entrance of the park.

    Totally agree about Star Wars.
     
    popspot13, sour and Ta Ta Toothy like this.
  4. Asshat13

    Asshat13 Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    6,176
    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2011
    Messages:
    2,455
    Likes Received:
    3,504
    the Star Wars fireworks show at the Studios now is awesome, with all the projections they put up on the walls on the theatre
     
    The Nothing 19 likes this.
  5. Dr. Remulak

    Dr. Remulak Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    279
    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2014
    Messages:
    138
    Likes Received:
    405
    Thought I also read the Tower of Terror is changing to a Guardians of the Galaxy theme.....
     
    Chriza likes this.
  6. Snort

    Snort Guaranteed to offend Gold

    Reputations:
    93,968
    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2014
    Messages:
    35,045
    Likes Received:
    24,400
  7. SouthernListen

    SouthernListen New phone who dis? VIP

    Reputations:
    75,926
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    47,588
    Likes Received:
    52,149
    It means a central area will be under construction for some time in an already small park. It needed to go, it was pretty blah by today's standards.

    I read that when it opened there was barely anything to do there. It was during Eisner's revenue maximizing period. No ToT, no RnR coaster, no Toy Story Mania, all the big draws didn't exist then.
     
  8. oski

    oski Purveyor of the Obvious Gold

    Reputations:
    166,267
    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2014
    Messages:
    32,792
    Likes Received:
    25,889
  9. EndOfLine

    EndOfLine PLATINUM SPONSOR VIP

    Reputations:
    21,628
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2010
    Messages:
    9,959
    Likes Received:
    16,370
    All that old shit is going bye-bye to make room for Star Wars 'worlds'.

    The sketches look pretty cool.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. ujband

    ujband New Member

    Reputations:
    6
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2014
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    18
    That's just the Disneyland tower

     
  11. MorningSong13

    MorningSong13 Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    8,718
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2013
    Messages:
    3,118
    Likes Received:
    8,469
    This is NOW a party!

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Tony Dogs

    Tony Dogs Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    5,031
    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2015
    Messages:
    992
    Likes Received:
    2,137
    Didn't they just do a revamp of The Great Movie Ride in partnership with TCM?
     
    buried20kleague likes this.
  13. Tony Dogs

    Tony Dogs Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    5,031
    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2015
    Messages:
    992
    Likes Received:
    2,137
    Because of the pre-existing deal with Universal Studios, Disney can't build any Marvel-themed attractions in Florida.
     
    Rabid Dogman and Dr. Remulak like this.
  14. asiwouldsay

    asiwouldsay Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    9,582
    Joined:
    May 15, 2013
    Messages:
    2,524
    Likes Received:
    2,449
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
     
    broccoli rob, PTRacing and sour like this.
  15. Tony Dogs

    Tony Dogs Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    5,031
    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2015
    Messages:
    992
    Likes Received:
    2,137
    When it opened back in the late 80's, there were working soundstages and an animation studio, so actual tv and film production was taking place on-site. That's been gone for some time, hence the need to build more rides. The rumor is that it was built as a rush job in order to counter the opening of Universal Studios.
     
    buried20kleague likes this.
  16. SouthernListen

    SouthernListen New phone who dis? VIP

    Reputations:
    75,926
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    47,588
    Likes Received:
    52,149
    Yeah, I read that in a book on the Eisner years. (Keys to the Kingdom?). They also wanted an extra gate to be able to get a little more ticket revenue. WDW has more dispersed attractions with each park offering less than DisneyLand, which is more packed with real attractions. At least ones you'd want to go see.
     
    buried20kleague likes this.
  17. buried20kleague

    buried20kleague VIP Extreme VIP Gold

    Reputations:
    20,481
    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2012
    Messages:
    5,386
    Likes Received:
    9,428

    That's the one in California.

    The one in Florida is safe... For now.

    There's a Guardians of the Galaxy project close to approval for Epcot... If that happens, Florida's tower won't change. If it doesn't... All bets are off.
     
    sour and The Nothing 19 like this.
  18. buried20kleague

    buried20kleague VIP Extreme VIP Gold

    Reputations:
    20,481
    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2012
    Messages:
    5,386
    Likes Received:
    9,428
    I'm not sure if he will be able to see the thread. I blocked him a couple months ago. I couldn't take any more food pics.
     
  19. Snort

    Snort Guaranteed to offend Gold

    Reputations:
    93,968
    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2014
    Messages:
    35,045
    Likes Received:
    24,400
    He's a changed man. Give him a chance.
     
    buried20kleague likes this.
  20. SouthernListen

    SouthernListen New phone who dis? VIP

    Reputations:
    75,926
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    47,588
    Likes Received:
    52,149
    Prediction for Avatar land: Huge disappointment, despite the clever construction. Film was so long ago kids won't know it and adults are over it. Sequels, no longer having the novelty of 3D to draw big crowds, will suffer from mediocre storyline and endless CGI that the original had. Rethemed within a decade.