Page 1 of 6 1234 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 79
  1. #1

    • gyre & gimble in the wabe
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Newport Beach, CA
    Posts
    274

    the Animation Building's fate (Merged)

    I just read a few hours ago from David Keonig that the lobby to the Animation Building in DCA is either going to be drastically changed or torn out all together. He says that most of the interactive exhibits inside will remain but the lobby (along with the outside of corse turning in to a 1920's look) is on the list for demolition.

    He further states that the "accounteers" have been pretty much itching to change the room cause, in spite of them trying to boost attendance with meet 'n' greets and art exhibits, it neither draws big crowds nor big bucks for them and is a big waste of real estate. This is a big bummer, at least for me, cause I thoroughly enjoyed that space and, along with Soarin', felt that it was one of the few places that the imagineers really got to have their voices herd in that park. Bummer
    Last edited by elly; 01-22-2010 at 01:27 AM.
    Feed the Birds. It's not just a song, it's a way of life.

  2. #2

    • Minion
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    1,605

    Re: the Animation Building's fate

    That lobby is one of the best parts of DCA. I'll be sorry if it goes. I hope that instead they keep it, perhaps making it feel a little more period appropiate and less modern, but with basically the same idea.

    As for the Acountaneers...um - it's a lobby guys. It's not supposed to draw crowds in and of itself. It's not the main attraction. But that doesn't mean it's not WOWing all the people that pass through it .
    "Happy Working Song" parody for DCA remodel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-TYESfNTP8&feature=plcp

    Retro Rant Review of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame II" (comedy review of direct-to-video
    Disney sequel):
    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/user/animagus.../1/q1j7FU8QXu0
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/user/animagus.../0/sasNTMDRBLU

    Retro Rant Review of "Home on the Range" (comedy review of Disney movie):
    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7mC-...feature=relmfu
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoUie...feature=relmfu
    Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3Vea...feature=relmfu


    Visit my site: http://www.vividgroovy.com



    Pratfall the albatross superheroine visits the Carthay Circle Theatre.

  3. #3

    • Member
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Too Far From Disney
    Posts
    3,537

    Re: the Animation Building's fate

    Even though I wouldn't mind it staying. 9 or 10 years is a good lifespan.
    DisneyTwins
    Since May 2003

  4. #4

    • potterday.org
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Fullerton
    Posts
    395

    Re: the Animation Building's fate

    How much more disheartening news about the resort can there possibly be in one morning? First the Estate Shop in NOS, now the lobby of the Animation Building?

    Doesn't anyone else simply enjoy standing in the middle of the room for the entire cycle of the program? Doesn't anyone else find immeasurable fascination in being able to see classic background paintings from the 1930's and 40's blown up to three stories tall? The artistry and detail, people!

    What's next, a plan to make Soarin' have a national or global theme so that it can be transplanted to every park and make each resort experience as homogenized as possible?!... Nah, they wouldn't do something that obviously inane.
    Zoe Necrosis
    Chancellor, Yensid's School of Sorcery and Necromancy

    Potter Day Lite: Spring 2013!

    http://potterday.org

  5. #5

    • will-o-the-whip
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    815

    Re: the Animation Building's fate

    That lobby is one of the most beautiful and magical places in all of DLR, it'd be a damn shame if they ripped it out. Like a poster said above, it's a lobby for cryin' out loud, what do the accountants expect? A queue... Jeez...

  6. #6

    • Member
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    daygo
    Posts
    118

    Re: the Animation Building's fate

    nooooooooooo! animation academy is probably my favorite thing that dca has to offer. i love walking into the building to see all the classic movie's drawings and screenshots with the music accompaning it in the background. mannnn im really gonna miss that if they change it...

  7. #7

    • Collision speed....FULL!
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    2,663

    Re: the Animation Building's fate

    We're saving DCA now? I never would have thought of that.

  8. #8

    • Member
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Too Far From Disney
    Posts
    3,537

    Re: the Animation Building's fate

    ^ Apparently
    DisneyTwins
    Since May 2003

  9. #9

    • Member
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    125

    Re: the Animation Building's fate

    That is TERRIBLE news if true.

    Like others, that is one of my favorite places in all of DCA. I always tell 1st time visitors that they have to spend some time in the Animation lobby just enjoying the ever changing projections.

    Brian

  10. #10

    • Hukuna Matata!
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Phoenix Arizona
    Posts
    3,789

    Re: the Animation Building's fate

    Wow, Im glad there still keeping the animation, yet I really dont want em touching the lobby, its nice and perfect just the way it is. So everything in there will be shut down for months if not years?

  11. #11

    • MiceChat Round-Up Crew
    • Nikon +Disneyland = :)
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    12.5 minutes from Disneyland
    Posts
    14,009
    Blog Entries
    9

    Re: the Animation Building's fate

    I didn't mind losing Golden Dreams, but the animation lobby is one of the coolest spots in the park...literally. It's a place to get out of the heat in the Summer and a place to get out of the rain in the winter. I don't see why they would EXPECT that lobby to be jam packed with people at all times. Isn't it just a gathering point between the animation class, the interactive area and Turtle Talk? It LOOKS amazing with the screens all around the room. Messing with something that WORKS is a big mistake, IMO. I think they should theme the outside to fit with the era, but why mess with the lobby?

  12. #12

    • Member
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    5,723

    Re: the Animation Building's fate

    I hope this information is wrong. I think that instead of trying to push attraction counts up in the building by adding art exhibits, they should really consider relocating turtle talk to the pier and then use that corner of the building along with part of the backstage area to add a large show building for a dark ride. A dark ride with the same idea as the movie ride but with animation as the main focus of the movies. Here they could pay tribute to all the early animated Disney shorts that have been ignored.
    another option could be the very popular philharmagic that appeals to people of all ages unlike turtle talk which is geared towards parents with small children.


    Now if the information is true then they should hold off on adding the trolley tracks and cut the building in half to create a street. The street would be angled so that it finished at the front entrance of TOT. If the really wanted to they could still save the west end of the structure leaving turtle talk area, and most of the sorcerors workshop in tack as well as off the page. The section that would be gone would be the east end of the attraction. Then they could go ahead and remove the old small street that runs in front of the Hyperion queue and leads to tower. That area along with the eastern part of the animation building would be used for another structure that can be used for an eatery or a relocated "off the page".

    the Tower at the end of the street with the trolly running through it would finally give the Tower a proper entrance. the beginning of the new street would also give that area a proper cross street along with the one that goes into the backlot section

    i will put up a sketch later
    Last edited by Baloo; 01-21-2010 at 08:24 AM.

  13. #13

    • Senior Minion
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Splash Mountain
    Posts
    8,077
    Blog Entries
    5

    Re: the Animation Building's fate

    I don't see how retheming it would be a good thing at all, everyone likes it and it costs Disney money, if it ain't broke don't fix it.

  14. #14

    • Autobot Weapon Specialist
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Santa Ana, CA
    Posts
    6,230

    Re: the Animation Building's fate

    Quote Originally Posted by Baloo View Post

    Now if the information is true then they should hold off on adding the trolley tracks and cut the building in half to create a street. The street would be angled so that it finished at the front entrance of TOT.
    the Tower at the end of the street with the trolly running through it would finally give the Tower a proper entrance.
    I have seen/heard this concept before a few times. I cant find the art that somebody made. Maybe the drastic change to the animation building is literally cutting it in half XD


  15. #15

    • Planning my next trip...
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    324

    Re: the Animation Building's fate

    Quote Originally Posted by SpaceDog76 View Post
    it neither draws big crowds nor big bucks for them and is a big waste of real estate.
    The park as a whole doesn't draw big crowds, what do they expect?! Maybe once the DCA makeover is completed, the animation building will see more deserved visitors. Besides, it's nice to have some areas to enjoy that aren't packed full of people. Hopefully this rumor is untrue, as it is one of the few quality experiences in the park.

Page 1 of 6 1234 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. [Question] Mailboomer's Fate
    By SS77 in forum Disneyland Resort
    Replies: 54
    Last Post: 04-16-2009, 09:22 AM
  2. [Question] Fate of Old Peter Pan Boats
    By Werner in forum Disneyland Resort
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 04-14-2009, 06:02 PM
  3. The Fate of the Country Bears
    By MrNick in forum Disneyland Resort
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 12-10-2006, 11:35 AM
  4. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-19-2005, 08:00 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •