News Round Up 2018

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  1. OhioStateBuckeye

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    The scream tunnels in Incredicoaster look interesting. Decent idea as to how to theme a rollercoaster during the actual ride portion.
     
  2. TheMaxRebo

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    true about that later point - though is an overlay to a non-pixar thing, but still, definitely fair
     
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  4. TheMaxRebo

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  5. skier_pete

    skier_pete DIsney-holics Anon

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    Well, if we look at "original Pixar thing" vs "overlay/new pixar thing", just about everything in DCA is "overlay pixar thing" except Bug's Life...The Monsters Inc ride is superstar Limo, Carsland is not original, and TSMM was not originally on the Pier either when the park opened. My point being is they've spent the last 15 years slowly brining more and more Pixar into this park - it was already at close to 50% pixar, now will be like 70% pixar. I'm not even saying that there's anything wrong with it.


    And I realize there is now a separate thread on the parking thing but sorry had to add my comments:
    1) I'm one of those that's glad not to have a car at WDW. I would think the parking fee would drive more people not to bother with a car.
    2) Universal already does this and I admit it really ticked me off. I had an AP so I could park at the Universal parking structure for free -but when I pay $400 to stay at one of their hotels instead of $120 to stay across the street - they charged me an extra $22 a day.
    3) It's essentially they would now get everyone with a car to pay for theme park parking. Instead of paying $25 to park at the theme parks, you pay $25 to park at your resort, and then can park at theme parks for "free".
    4) Can I just leave my car in the Blizzard Beach parking lot for 8 days?
     
  6. Redcon1

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    My daughter is interested in the same thing next year when she applies. She was disappointed to hear the original phase-out, but happy that there are replacement programs.
     
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  7. gberg

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    I agree! Even worse for me is that I'll be at DL on Apr 30 so not only will I miss the Red Head but I'll miss one of my favourite rides! :mad:pirate::mad:
     
  8. MickeyMinnieMom

    MickeyMinnieMom If you ticket it, they will come... ;)

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  12. Mackenzie Click-Mickelson

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    Do they really think that a sizable amount of people would opt to go gambling while vacationing to WDW?

    I can see certain people out of a traveling party but I just can't see enough traveling parties with families opting to spend their money at a casino vs Disney when they are actuallly there to vacation at Disney.
     
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    We visited when we were there last week. Loved it. Loved in part because we could get a seat instantly. Food options were more limited, but we had the pretzles and the queso, which we all liked. It's more of a snack and a drink place rather than a place to sit for a meal. That suits us for the springs.
     
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    News

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi is now available on digital
     
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    Not having a vehicle is not an option for everyone. I can drive down and back for $120. I can't find any flights for 4 people for $120. No vehicle and we don't go.
     
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    Today in Disney History

    The first cels were sent to the camera department for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937

    The Love Bug is generally released in 1969.

    Robert Iger is chosen to succeed Michael Eisner as Disney CEO in 2005.

    Typhoon Lagoon debuts a new attraction, Crush N Gusher, in 2005.

    Race to Witch Mountain is released in 2009.

    Disney's live action Cinderella is released in 2015.
     
  18. skier_pete

    skier_pete DIsney-holics Anon

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    Disney doesn't want to give up ANY money. If they legalize Casinos in Florida - you would DEFINITELY get some Casinos built within a short drive of WDW. The result would to Disney's view be a loss of income. There would definitely be people that would go off-site for an evening, or more specifically the people that are already offsite would go for an evening. Would it be a huge amount of their revenue? No. But maybe a few percent. And that's enough to throw a little money at it. (I would think Sea World and Universal would also oppose it.)
     
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    If it was legalized and building them near Disney was allowed, what would prevent Disney from opening their own Casino? Maybe even themed....
     
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    I'm thinking that is not a business Disney wants to be in. If they did, the cruise ships would have all included casinos like every other line.
     
  21. Mackenzie Click-Mickelson

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    Yeah but the article says "some tourists visiting Walt Disney World would spend a good chunk of their vacation funds off-property at these casinos."

    I could see this as a moral opposition but seriously casinos are all over the nation even with a lot of restrictions and I can't imagine that someone who is there to vacation at Disney (as opposed to Orlando itself or Florida as a whole) is going to go storm the casinos spending their WDW money and blowing it on that.

    I think my issue is we're talking about WDW here. The target market and likely large margin of visitors are probably not the ones who would go spending their vacation funds at a casino by virtue of it just being there.

    Maybe I'm wrong I'm just trying to see if Disney is thinking the absolute worse even if not extremely likely scenario of vacationers opting to transfer their funds from WDW property to the casinos.
     

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