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    Hmm. I'll judge next week, but I really did like those windows. And NASA photographs aren't very Victorian.

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    I rode it today in a cast preview

    what should I say about "THE INCREDIBLES - THE RIDE".

    I love the music but it's a complete mess with the oldfashioned ride. There is no Jules Vernes theme anymore and the name "Discoveryland" which was unique for the Parisian Disney theme parks is now completely gone.

    The hightech design inside looks nice - even if the supernova does not impress at all. They queue line is now covered and there only some pictures from space instead of windows which allow a look inside the mountain - I think people will miss some interaction here.

    The trains are nearly like the old ones - nice sound and good seats. The new flat screens (in victorian style) show new safety instructions and they look great.

    I would say - do a seperate "The Incredibles" ride and bring back the old music and everything will be fine.

    I am very critic but I need to say that I enjoyed it - inside the mountain it's sparkling everywhere and you really have the impression that you blast through space.

    BUT THE STORY IS GONE - and I think that Walt Disney said "it always starts with a story".

    it's the signature of our new boss "André Lacroix" who already messed with the "need mag?c" campaign and I hope that they will make him go pretty soon.

    PS: does anyone know if the new Hongkong and California Space Mountain will receive the same soundtrack?

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    At Cast Blast there was a Space Mountain attraction poster which noted there will be a new soundtrack but I haven't heard much else about it.

    This new overlay sounds lame. Perhaps they should change the name to "Space Mountain: Mission Too Bad" ?

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    Ugh, that's what I feared. A replacement that is not as good as the original. Epcot Syndrome all over again.

    The fact that the attraction is in better repair is not the point. You don't mess with perfection. You can and should keep perfection well maintained, but it's the height of folly to assume you can do better.

    If you think you can do better, make your own damn ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by innerSpaceman
    Ugh, that's what I feared. A replacement that is not as good as the original. Epcot Syndrome all over again.

    The fact that the attraction is in better repair is not the point. You don't mess with perfection. You can and should keep perfection well maintained, but it's the height of folly to assume you can do better.

    If you think you can do better, make your own damn ride.
    Amen!







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    about the queue line called '' the Stellar Way '' in De la Terre a la Lune , the outside line is the same but instead of classic rope you have the same bars than HISTA for the all the outside queue line . Once inside the Queue line it's completely in the dark and the line go to the Fast Pass Intrance and then you have 2 Turnstyles , one for the Stand by queue line and one for the FP Tickets Return . After the Turnstyles you walk to the Electro Velocitor ( the Final Brakes ) and then you go up and the same way until the Station same as Mission 1 .

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    Soundtrack before:
    http://sm.dlpfan.org/_media/sound/ce_spacemountain.mp3

    Soundtrack after:
    http://pozzi.jeanpierre.club.fr/dlrp...ion2Onride.wma

    Why don't these people understand that if it's not broke, you shouldn't try and fix it? The old one was about 1000 times better than the new one. The old one was pleasant, transporting, perfect for Discoveryland... The new one is a random piece of music sewn together. Why. Whyyy.

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    Even more so, apparently the new soundtrack only starts AFTER the launch, the part before it is silent ( other than a lame countdown voice ).

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    It gives me an error when I try to listen to the new music

    edit: never mind I got it

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    Man, they REALLY screwd up the soundtrack. I can picture in my head all the turns & loops with this music and it just doesn't fit the ride. They got it right the first time.

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    Someone just sent me this:

    Euro Disney Unveils Space Mountain Revamp

    By LAURENCE FROST
    .c The Associated Press

    MARNE-LA-VALLEE, France (AP) - Euro Disney unveiled a major revamp of its
    Space Mountain ride Wednesday, promising to take visitors to ``the edge of
    the universe'' just months after flat revenue and heavy debt took the
    company to the edge of bankruptcy.

    Space Mountain Mission II, which opens to the public Saturday, sees the
    decade-old roller coaster upgraded with new wagons and a faster launch
    catapult for an even more stomach-wrenching start.

    Gone are the old visuals and conscientiously French theme based on Jules
    Verne's novel ``From the Earth to the Moon.'' Instead, the ride tours the
    solar system before hurtling out through asteroid showers to skim past
    supernovas and other astronomical phenomena, portrayed with high-definition
    video and a host of other new effects.

    The launch of the Space Mountain upgrade - pledging to take riders ``beyond
    the moon, to the edge of the universe'' - comes only months after Euro
    Disney SCA was itself rescued from a financial black hole, thanks to a 1.7
    billion euros ($2.2 billion) bailout by U.S. parent Walt Disney Co. and
    other creditors.

    The deal, struck last September, deferred hundreds of millions of euros in
    debt repayments and royalties to Walt Disney and gave the go-ahead for a 253
    million euros ($325 million) rights issue that the company recently
    completed.

    The main Disneyland Park east of Paris has never pulled in the 16 million
    annual visitors promised at Euro Disney's 1989 stock market launch.
    Disneyland and Walt Disney Studios, a second park opened in 2002 on the same
    site, together counted 12.4 million heads last year.

    That's twice the number of people that climbed the Eiffel tower, but
    apparently still not enough - Euro Disney posted a record 145 million euros
    ($188 million) loss for its fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2004.

    Chief Executive Andre Lacroix has warned investors not to expect a return to
    profit for several years and remains coy about the number of visitors he is
    now targeting. He told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he hoped to
    see turnstile entries grow ``beyond the 12.4 million'' in 2005.

    The company is also pursuing other strategies to boost profit, Lacroix said.
    ``Attendance is important but it's also about driving the average spend per
    guest, driving the margin.''

    Euro Disney is pushing more flexible tickets as part of a marketing drive to
    encourage more people to stay at its Disneyland Resort hotels on site and
    spend more than one day in the parks.

    Lacroix acknowledges that attracting more customers remains crucial if the
    company is to be in a position to start paying off its 2.1 billion euros
    ($2.6 billion) debt when the first deferrals expire in 2008, while still
    making a profit.

    That is why, armed with research showing that most first-time visitors plan
    to return, Euro Disney has decided to use almost all of the cash raised in
    its capital increase on opening a new ride every year.

    Next year will see the launch of Buzz Lightyear's Laser Blast at the
    Disneyland park, with a new Toon Studios attraction to follow in 2007 and a
    Tower of Terror in 2008 at neighboring Walt Disney Studios.

    Euro Disney sees as its core customer base the 122 million Europeans living
    within easy striking distance of its Paris resort. ``The potential is there
    because out of the 122 million, slightly less than one-third have already
    come,'' Lacroix said.

    Shares of Walt Disney Co. rose 4 cents to $28.58 in midday trading Wednesday
    on the New York Stock Exchange. The stock has been trading at a 52-week
    range of $20.88 to $29.99.













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    Quote Originally Posted by Zarniwoop
    http://www.spacemountain2.com/

    I hope you have fast Internet connection, because the modem version is quite boring.
    Very cool. Some of the dubbing is poor, but otherwise VERY cool.













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    this link is a trip report from the Media Day yesterday at Space Mountain .

    http://www.dlp.info/Guide/News-And-R...ress-Event.asp



    The Mickey and Goofy Mission Space costume from Epcot were here only for the event .

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    I can't get the link to work for the new soundtrack.. can anyone help me out? :confused:
    BLOCK - PARTY - BASH
    I'm gonna sing it; from the heart behind these hands

    Please do not put on your safety goggles until you are safely seated inside the theater safely

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    I saved the audio file. I'll upload it when I get the time.



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