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    Quote Originally Posted by MiceMan
    Look Mom, I found Nemo!

    Bland as a movie
    But cut him up, roll him up --
    tasty as sushi.
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    I definitely like Sushi Nemo better!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dshimel
    Shortage of land?


    Disneyland park is at Capacity.... This is why DCA was built.
    True but only as it stands. More Attractions, facilities, footpaths & shops all add up to increasing the places capacity. Tell me, is it feasable to run a walk way from Critter Country along the back of the river?? Is there much room back there??

    I think a re-designed version of Mission:Space would be great for TL but I am still dead keen in seeing something MAJOR going into Frontierland. Using recent technologies, I want a Stage Coach ride vehicle that could take riders for a wild journey into an Old Wild West with ghosts, abandoned towns, Old Mines, unexpected thrills & spooky chills.

    2 more "E's for DL would do the trick for now I think. I know I'll offend some ppl out there when I say this but I don't think Matterhorn quite cuts it anymore to make the category .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mickey_D
    True but only as it stands. More Attractions, facilities, footpaths & shops all add up to increasing the places capacity. Tell me, is it feasable to run a walk way from Critter Country along the back of the river?? Is there much room back there??
    There are other limits to capacity than just space to put people. Ever been on a busy day and tried to leave as fireworks end.... Main Street gets packed. 4th of July a couple years ago it took me two hours to exit the park and get to my car.

    A ride like Indy has a capaicty of realistic capacity of 2000 an hour or so. 40,000 people on a day DL is open 16 hours... only 80% can get on. That is okay since not everyone is going to get on... But some people will get on more than once.

    Put 60,000 people in the park, and only half the people can get on the most popular rides, and that will irk people to no end.... not to mention the fist fights for limited spots on the curb for the parade; people getting crushed trying to get out of the park down Main Street when fireworks end, and I'm sure they are many more issues.

    Getting stuff open in Tomorrowland will certainly help spread the existing crowds out of the West side, but may not actually increase total park capacity at all.

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    Sorry, this may be a stupid question but when does DL close their doors? What is the CAPACITY LIMIT.... ????? Also, have there even been other days that DL closed it's doors completely? (Besides 9-11 and 5-5-5)
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    Quote Originally Posted by MiceMan
    Look Mom, I found Nemo!


    Noooooooooooooooooo!!!Thats why I don't eat fish anymore. My sister went to a place that serves Nemo last year near Santa Cruz.

    I think they should bring the Rockin Rollercoaster to DCA.



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    Quote Originally Posted by MiceMan
    Sorry, this may be a stupid question but when does DL close their doors? What is the CAPACITY LIMIT.... ????? Also, have there even been other days that DL closed it's doors completely? (Besides 9-11 and 5-5-5)
    48,000 at a time... according to Marcie at MouseInfo.

    Back in the day... DL used to be closed 2 days a week all off season.

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    Let's consider Epcot. In essence, what they did was create a two-day park.

    Unfortunately, they forgot two things. Ride mix, and supporting that mix by adding more major attractions. The closest they got to thrill rides were Body Wars and Maelstrom. That's a major advantage Disneyland has in this case. We don't have the same kind of space by any stretch of the imagination, but we also already have at least ten rides people are willing to spend more than 20 minutes in line for.

    Besides, if DL restructured backstage to finally allow for Residential Street, getting everybody through Main St. would not be as big a problem. Getting more traffic in the Autopia/MBC/Subs area wouldn't hurt either.
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    I think Disneyland should not have dead ends, ex: Critter Country, and toon town. For critter country couldnt they just have a path that runs along the left side of the Rivers of America (if u were in cirrter country heading towards Frontierland). You could wave to the river boats and the canoe goers and have a really nice walk by the water. and for Toon town I say we demolish it completely!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Remus
    I think Disneyland should not have dead ends, ex: Critter Country, and toon town. For critter country couldnt they just have a path that runs along the left side of the Rivers of America (if u were in cirrter country heading towards Frontierland). You could wave to the river boats and the canoe goers and have a really nice walk by the water. and for Toon town I say we demolish it completely!
    Yeah, you don't get a more dead dead end than Toon Town.

    I'm still in favor of restructuring some of those facilities buildings outside the berm north of CC, and create another walkway, with some attractions like an andvanced Bambi darkride. It could carry through to Toon Town, or Toon Town could go away, or the path could gently pass under the berm and come out in Frontierland.
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    Jeez ModHatter, for a Disneyland fan you don't have much nice to say about it. What about the park do you like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmandasDad
    Jeez ModHatter, for a Disneyland fan you don't have much nice to say about it. What about the park do you like?
    Well, if you take out what I don't like about it (over-commercialization, and the move away from Walt's vision of a park the family could enjoy together), you have a pretty good idea of what I like.
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    Fair enough. I agree. But when is it commercialization (Nemo Subs?) and tradition (Snow White's scary Advs)? Aren't they both adaptations on movies that people enjoy?

    Maybe it's the motivation for doing it? I dunno. But just because I don't like a very popular movie doesn't mean they shouldn't adapt a ride to it. Perhaps it's that the original rides are done from movies that are REAL classics today. They have stood the test of time. Even in 1955 Snow White was what, almost 20 years old?

    As for family enjoyment, I think the park still does that. Sure, not all the rides are for everybody but there is a good mix of attractions for the whole family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmandasDad
    Fair enough. I agree. But when is it commercialization (Nemo Subs?) and tradition (Snow White's scary Advs)? Aren't they both adaptations on movies that people enjoy?

    Maybe it's the motivation for doing it? I dunno. But just because I don't like a very popular movie doesn't mean they shouldn't adapt a ride to it. Perhaps it's that the original rides are done from movies that are REAL classics today. They have stood the test of time. Even in 1955 Snow White was what, almost 20 years old?

    As for family enjoyment, I think the park still does that. Sure, not all the rides are for everybody but there is a good mix of attractions for the whole family.
    One of the key differences between Nemo and Snow White is theme. Nemo simply doesn't fit Tomorrowland. There are so many exciting possibilities for our underwater future, why stick a contemporary story in there instead?

    One of the other differences was that Snow White had an interesting story to tell in ride form. Snow White was specifically chosen as the "scary" dark ride. But what about Nemo? Like Monsters, it really ends up being more of a character piece than, say, a scary movie, or an adventure, or something that would lend itself to a ride.

    If you look at a concept like Splash Mountain, you see how a flume ride, with its gentle pacing, is suited to a story like Song of the South, topped off by being "tossed" into the briar patch at the bottom of the big drop. There's a design synergy that makes good use of some classic songs (Zip a dee doo dah is almost as synonymous with the Disney magic as When you wish upon a star) and story elements, so that you come away thinking that the ride was thoughtfully created, and didn't just have a character slapped on it at the end to make it commercial.

    True, the Subs won't have the benefit of being built from the ground up to mesh with Nemo. Which is a large part of the reason I feel that, IF Nemo proves to be an enduring classic like Pooh, then like Pooh, it deserves a ride built for it from the ground up, instead of just being built on the cheap to sell more toys (as if Disney wasn't selling enough Pooh toys before?). Subs, instead, should either receive an updated show, using materials and technology not available when Disneyland's first E ticket was built more than 45 years ago, or it should be torn out in favor of building new attractions in that HUGE chunk of land. After all, when Disney can ditch Autopia, they should, and that region should be the home of something grand that will make the East Side everything it should be, and if Disney spends tens of millions on Nemo, that revitalization won't happen for a LONG time. The lagoon is going to sit and look ugly for the 50th, so if they're not going to respect the theme of the land anyway, it might as well keep sitting and looking ugly a little longer.
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    The agrument that submarines no longer represent the future is not entirly accurate. How many of us have actually boarded a REAL submarine? Its a technology not readly available to the general public. You can make arguments about those lame tourist traps in Hawaii and other tropical areas, but far more people can enjoy a fake sub ride rather than a real one.

    We are jaded as adults because we feel we have been there, done that. We all watched Hunt for Red October and a half a dozen other sub movies so we feel we have explored that aspect of our world. It will be years before commercially viable subs, private subs or any sort of transportation becomes available in the mass market. SO LET IT GO. Kids love to imagine underwater adventures.

    Lastly there is a strong resistance to the idea that Nemo, Toy Story, Monster's and now Incredible are Disney branded classics. Expand your horizons, and remember that box office figures don't lie. A lot of kids love these films. Heck I grew up with Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Lion King, etc and there was resistance to that too and now we consider them classics- so back off on the Pixar people, love em or leave em!







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