News Round Up 2018

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

  1. TheMaxRebo

    TheMaxRebo DIS Veteran

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    Seems odd with them just testing talking Mickey, Minnie, and Donald at DCA
     
  2. rteetz

    rteetz Rumors and News Moderator Moderator

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    Disneyland and WDW allocate money differently for these sorts of things.
     
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  4. TheMaxRebo

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    No, I know that - just seems odd timing .. but guess just another example if differences coast to coast
     
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  5. Sweettears

    Sweettears 50 years of Disney and counting

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    Still donning my rose colored glasses, could this be a semi concession that the concept isn’t worth the cost/effort versus a straight cost cut.
     
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  6. rteetz

    rteetz Rumors and News Moderator Moderator

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    That’s possible. They’ll still use the concept in parades, shows, TV specials, etc.
     
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  7. crazy4wdw

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    I'm puzzled about this, would it really save that much money by using a non-talking head instead of a talking head? I don't have an engineering degree but it doesn't seem that this change would save that much $.
     
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  9. rteetz

    rteetz Rumors and News Moderator Moderator

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    It takes roughly 9 CMs to operate the meet and greet not counting management types.
     
  10. crazy4wdw

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    Thanks for the info, that certainly explains the cost savings!
     
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  11. Rivergirl2005

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    Awww this makes me sad...we have never met talking Mickey...bummer.... I didn't realize that there was someone talking. I always figured it was pre recorded.
     
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  12. MommaBerd

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    BOO! That is disappointing!!!
     
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  14. OKW Lover

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    I'm amazed at the number of CM's it takes to operate that M&G. How many does it take for a non-talking head M&G?
     
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  15. beer dave

    beer dave Master of the obvious

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    Pretty sure it is pre recorded-- there are just so many lines to chose from that it seems to be live. There basically are four routines-- As far as we have determined.... they take groups into the show room sequentially so no one is in there past 4 shows to see a repeat. they modify a bit and seem to have some "specials " they can throw in for special occurrences-- saw him speak japanese to a japanese group..... but the lines are pre recorded. Never heard him say anyones name.
     
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  17. TheMaxRebo

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  18. rteetz

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    I’d have to ask my friend in entertainment.
     
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  20. OKW Lover

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    That would be a useful bit of information. Otherwise we have nothing to compare how much it costs for the talking Mikey vs the non-speaking one.
     
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    News

    Passholders Get Dedicated Seating for the Disney on Broadway Concert Series
    We are bringing back our popular dedicated seating for the incredible Disney on BroadwayConcert Series performances at Epcot International Festival of the Arts! If you wish to receive dedicated seating, please pick up wristbands at The American Adventure Pavilion on a first-come, first-served basis at least one hour prior to the show that you wish to attend.

    Wristbands are available Friday to Monday from January 12 to February 19. Distribution begins at 11:00 AM and continues while supplies last or:
    • Until 4:30 PM for 5:30 PM shows
    • Until 5:45 PM for 6:45 PM shows
    • Until 7:00 PM for 8:00 PM show

    Each Passholder may request a wristband for up to 3 additional Guests. You must show your annual pass and a valid photo ID to receive your wristbands. Wristbands only allow entry for one specific time and date—they cannot be used for other times or dates. Valid theme park admission is required.

    Source: WDW website AP page.
     
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