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Discussion in 'Disney Rumors and News' started by rteetz, Dec 31, 2017.

  1. mikepizzo

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    I understand the point of Disney having Marvel Studios (separate budget, etc.), but Warner Bros. has more problems than that.

    1.) It dragged it's feet. The start of the Marvel Cinematic Universe started with Iron Man in 2008. The DC Extended Universe (or whatever we're supposed to call it) started with Man of Steel in 2013. Marvel was already onto Phase Two when DC was trying to get off the ground. So to compete directly with Marvel was never going to work. Warner Bros. was trying to play catch up from the start.

    2.) The movies were just a general mess. Let's put ourselves in a world where Marvel Studios doesn't exist and Warner Bros. is the only studio putting out superhero movies (the same movies they are putting out in this world). In my opinion, they would still be panned because the movies just aren't very good. It doesn't seem like they are building up to anything, rather, the movies seem like a transparent ploy by a movie studio to play catch up to another studio.

    3.) Too much studio meddling. Trying to change the heart/tone of a film in post-production is not an easy thing. Having to do multiple re-shoots, too much editing, etc. Let the filmmakers be filmmakers.

    I don't know, I prefer DC characters over Marvel characters, but the majority of the DC films are just plain bad. I'd really like to see a Batman Elseworld universe, but I know that's not going to happen. Not a big enough pull for general audiences.
     
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  4. rteetz

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    We're going in May and I'm bummed we'll miss it too. I think it's supposed to be down for around a year if I'm remembering what I read correctly.

    Crushes coaster and RnR are down when we're there too. Bummed about crush to miss it and because it always has a long wait so that puts people elsewhere. No biggie on RnR since we'll be in wdw in Nov and cam ride it again there. Hoping nothing else gets added but I know they did a lot before the 25th and then nothing really for a year so it's expected.
     
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  10. BigRed98

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    Did Festival of the Arts start today?
     
  11. rteetz

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    Yep!
     
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    Interesting that they show it as an EPCOT attraction - wonder if they will make other posters for the other stations (or at least the DHS one)
     
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    really neat how they put the posters for the same attractions but from the different parks side-by-side ... also, while I maintain it is such a different attraction you can't really view it as the equivalent, but clearly Disney is saying Mystic Manor is comparable to the Haunted Mansion
     
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    mikepizzo said:
    That's unfortunate. We are going to Disneyland Paris for the first (and probably only) time this August. Crossing my fingers this is open by then but I'm not holding my breath. Anything in Phantom Manor that is drastically different from the Walt Disney World or Disneyland Haunted Mansions?

    Almost like night and day to me! Phantom is so awesome! I considered a DLP trip this year and pushed it back when I found out Phantom Manor would be closed!
     
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    Ryan (or anyone else), have you heard anything more about the Star Wars virtual reality experience at DS? The VOID website has had time slots available for booking thru 2/14 since it first went up, but they have not added any dates after that. I can't imagine there isn't sufficient demand. We are going for the Princess HM weekend and our group would really like to do this.
     
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    I have not heard about it being extended but it was very busy when I went last week. I would guess it is going to be extended. It is a lot of fun so I hope you get a chance to experience it!
     
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    This is like a walk through of the Poster Art of the Disney Parks book I got for Christmas. I don't see that particular book pictured, but maybe it was on the other side of the display.

    It's a fun display, but I kind of wish it was a gallery of concept drawings or poster art of attractions that never were. <sigh> a girl can dream.
     
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    First photo of article shows stands with what appear to be different books and items so it may be a pop up gift shop.
     
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    I love that book. Was fortunate enough to have my copy autographed by one of the authors.
     
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  21. vacationer1954

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    Apparently, my words may have been prophetic:

    Report: Disney World may discontinue resort's monorail system
    Disney says report is false, no plans to end system
    https://www.local10.com/theme-parks/report-disney-world-may-discontinue-resort-s-monorail-system

    Actually, maybe it was my speculation that spurred on the report that this news article was referring to! :rotfl:
     
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