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    Re: Disney's California Adventure Project Tracker VI

    Quote Originally Posted by ♥disney.princess♥ View Post
    Why will there be a rising stage?
    Presumably for people to stand on and entertain guests? What else would a stage be there?

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    It is fun to see the orange coming down.

    One thing that i find interesting is that Paradise Pier needed large structures to help that area of the park feel more intimate. Instead of us seeing structures like the Burger invasion getting bigger or other large structures and icons rise up around the boardwalk we are actually seeing them come down.

    That whole south west corner of the park is going to look even more barren without the orange. when you stand in the north/east side of the land you will be able to see some nicely themed attractions but beyond that a big open canvas as far as the eye could see.

    Several large trees and maybe a few large structures in that area should be considered for the future of Paradise pier.

    I was really hoping that they would have added some height to both the pizza oom mow mow and burger invasion structure. so far from the looks of the final concept art they abandoned some of the original structure designs for more of a retheming of the existing structures
    It's kind of interesting that the park's returning to what it should have been day 1. A solid park with room to grow.

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    Re: Disney's California Adventure Project Tracker VI

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    Some shots of the peeling today from today:






    They REALLY need to get rid of the Maliboomer. It looks terrible.

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    Re: Disney's California Adventure Project Tracker VI

    Yeah. The Maliboomer's lame attempts at "theming" don't work. Now if they had a giant animatronic actually swinging a hammer to make it seem as if he were launching you that would be another story.
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    Re: Disney's California Adventure Project Tracker VI

    Man, that orange is ugly!
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    Re: Disney's California Adventure Project Tracker VI

    Thank gosh it's finally being peeled.


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    Re: Disney's California Adventure Project Tracker VI

    Quote Originally Posted by Baloo View Post
    It is fun to see the orange coming down.

    One thing that i find interesting is that Paradise Pier needed large structures to help that area of the park feel more intimate. Instead of us seeing structures like the Burger invasion getting bigger or other large structures and icons rise up around the boardwalk we are actually seeing them come down.

    That whole south west corner of the park is going to look even more barren without the orange. when you stand in the north/east side of the land you will be able to see some nicely themed attractions but beyond that a big open canvas as far as the eye could see.

    Several large trees and maybe a few large structures in that area should be considered for the future of Paradise pier.

    I was really hoping that they would have added some height to both the pizza oom mow mow and burger invasion structure. so far from the looks of the final concept art they abandoned some of the original structure designs for more of a retheming of the existing structures
    Baloo - I tend to agree with you almost all the time. But even though the Orange was big, it was clunky and a very lane attempt at themeing. The new swings will be much more elegant and it will have some height on tbhe double deck boardwalk. And the redesign of the Burger/Pizza restaurants will include lots of trees which will help fill out the area.
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    Re: Disney's California Adventure Project Tracker VI

    Quote Originally Posted by Ghostbuster626 View Post
    They REALLY need to get rid of the Maliboomer. It looks terrible.
    Seriously, I'd really wish it will be gone by the end of Phase I.

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    I think the worst part of the Maliboomer is that it is up on that concrete platform. That little courtyard is so bare and modern day that it really ruins the effect of a boardwalk before you even continue onto the pier.

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    Re: Disney's California Adventure Project Tracker VI

    Wow, Paradise Pier certainly looks "appeeling"... Can I get a rimshot?

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    ^Swish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmuboy View Post
    Baloo - I tend to agree with you almost all the time. But even though the Orange was big, it was clunky and a very lane attempt at themeing. The new swings will be much more elegant and it will have some height on tbhe double deck boardwalk. And the redesign of the Burger/Pizza restaurants will include lots of trees which will help fill out the area.
    oh i am glad to see the orange go, i agree it was clunky ugly and its theming was way out of place there.

    i just think that even with the raised platform the swings by themselves will give that area an even more open feel with little berm as you face south/west.

    I am really glad with the design and look of the Silly symphony. I just wish that with that new open siteline that WDI would have considered doing something to the pizza oom mow mow structure besides retheming it.

    I think they could have gone in a whole different direction for that corner of the park.

    They all agree that Mullholland madness needs to go and that the new goofy theme should just be temporary. so maybe that is the reason for the change in design from their original ideas.

    I am keeping my fingers crossed that the reason they are concentrating on the majority of theming on the pizza oom mow mow structure and not on the burger invasion structure is because they are looking at the possibilities for the future removal of that eatery.

    notice the concept art for that area

    BLUE SKY CELLAR Reopens Featuring The World Of Color

    it seems like the biggest change to the burger invasion structure is the removal of the ugly space burger. Aside form that there seem to be little change to the structure.

    Now my hope is that they are looking at the possibility of in the near future removing that structure along with Goffy sky scool and using that large northern corner for a nicely themed structure. A big indoor attraction to compliment the northern area of the pier. I am sure that they realize that the footprint for Mullholland madness and what was the Dino might be too small for anything significant.

    I think they have the oppurtunity to make something grand in that area that could eventually solve the siteline problems that the Paradise pier hotel is creating.

    If they ever do that and TDA along with Burbank see the need for the eating facility then i feel they should consider building another restaurant along the waters edge.

    The large section now used as a water play area and the jumping jelly fish would be the perfect location for a eating facility similar to the way the bear hungry eatery is designed.

    A two story structure with the main kitchen and register section at the bottom level and then the second level turned into both an indoor and open air eating area.
    They could even take advantage of this facility and profit from it by turning it into a priority seating establishment for WOC. its proximity to the parade route would also make it another priority seating area for parade viewing and would also allow it to share the rest of the nice covered victorian seating that will line the north end of the parade route near the pizza oom mow mow structure as seen in the above artwork.

    obviously its all wishful thinking but they really need to make the boardwalk and the western area of Paradise pier feel more intimate and maybe a bit cluttered so that the ambience and vibe of the Pier is felt. That would also guide guests to focus on the surrounding theming and not the ugly hotel, Powerlines or structures across the street that are visible

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    Re: Disney's California Adventure Project Tracker VI

    BALOO, I agree with everything you said. My biggest pet peeve with DCA..sorry California Adventure is that inside the park, you are constantly reminded that you are in fact NOT in a magical, secluded place. No berm..etc.

    As everyone knows, the sight lines are less than impressive in most places, except in the Golden State. And the reason for this is because of Griz Peak, and the Grand Californian. Also there are many large trees that add to the theme, and keep guests immersed in the area.

    Bugs land does a good job at being immersive, and keeping you inside the theme. Even HPB does so in a sense. But PP, as everyone knows is horrible.
    I hate that i can see out of the park. Thats why i wish the scream tubes on the lifts went all the way down to the bottom of the lift hills. Because i hate looking right, to see the world outside.

    The Parade Gate is ugly, and totally takes away from everything, and just contributes to the barren wasteland. And i agree with your ideas about the Orange at least filling some sight lines.

    But all in all they need to figure something out to hide PP hotel, and all that is behind PP outside the park. THis in my opinion is what takes away from PP more than its "carnival rides" or lack of "real" disney theming. If we actually felt like we were at a sea side pier, with a fake hillside or something to on one side and water to the other, rather than a fake seaside pier which is clearly surrounded by concrete in every direction, it would make a big difference.

    Something like this would be a great view to look at from across the pier walking from Golden State to PP.


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    totaly agree^

    Even in toontown when your on gadgets go coaster they do a good job of disquising the buildings with fake hills. Why cant they add some high wooden painted themed boarders to PP. I dunno ill just look at my feet as i walk from attraction to attraction.
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    Re: Disney's California Adventure Project Tracker VI

    Quote Originally Posted by Smontalvo1489 View Post
    BALOO, I agree with everything you said. My biggest pet peeve with DCA..sorry California Adventure is that inside the park, you are constantly reminded that you are in fact NOT in a magical, secluded place. No berm..etc.

    As everyone knows, the sight lines are less than impressive in most places, except in the Golden State. And the reason for this is because of Griz Peak, and the Grand Californian. Also there are many large trees that add to the theme, and keep guests immersed in the area.

    Bugs land does a good job at being immersive, and keeping you inside the theme. Even HPB does so in a sense. But PP, as everyone knows is horrible.
    I hate that i can see out of the park. Thats why i wish the scream tubes on the lifts went all the way down to the bottom of the lift hills. Because i hate looking right, to see the world outside.

    The Parade Gate is ugly, and totally takes away from everything, and just contributes to the barren wasteland. And i agree with your ideas about the Orange at least filling some sight lines.

    But all in all they need to figure something out to hide PP hotel, and all that is behind PP outside the park. THis in my opinion is what takes away from PP more than its "carnival rides" or lack of "real" disney theming. If we actually felt like we were at a sea side pier, with a fake hillside or something to on one side and water to the other, rather than a fake seaside pier which is clearly surrounded by concrete in every direction, it would make a big difference.

    Something like this would be a great view to look at from across the pier walking from Golden State to PP.


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    Having just booked our stay a PP hotel, one of the reasons we chose to stay there was that you could have a view of the park. If they somehow covered it up how would guest's staying in the hotel see out there windows?? and this would really remove a major selling point of the hotel. One of the things im most looking forward to is sitting back at night and looking out the window at CA!!
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