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    Quote Originally Posted by Nephythys
    wait, are you sure that's not the location where they are defrosting Walt?
    No, that's underneath Disneyland in a large vault located directly underneath the hub.
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    But what about the new epcot in testing in SSLs old building! the mock up for the third gate? or isnt it going to be a new souvineer shop? lol
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    I'd be more excited about SSL going away if I didn't know what we know about its replacement. It's a little like going on Trading Spaces, only to find out Hildy is doing your room...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ModHatter
    I'd be more excited about SSL going away if I didn't know what we know about its replacement. It's a little like going on Trading Spaces, only to find out Hildy is doing your room...
    You get some good rep for that!!

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    SSL was fun...wish it was still open! I love everything disney...even the non-disney rides at a disney park!
    When it's time to go home and visit...It's time to go to Disneyland!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demigod
    Glad to see it go.

    In its place will be a Monsters, Inc. dark ride. Hopefully it will be better than SSL.
    I don't think anything could be as bad as SSL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goin2DL
    I don't think anything could be as bad as SSL!
    As a person who hasn't been to TP for a few years could anyone let me how SSL compares to the Pooh ride? I haven't been on either but I have to wonder which of these much grumbled about rides is the bigger turkey.

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    Can't say I'm sorry to see this go!
    The only time I ever rode it, the CM askd what I liked best about it and I said "THE EXIT" lol
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    Pooh ride is 50 times better .. at least it has some projections! just picture Woopi and strobe light cut out flash photographers! and thats it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by College Zoo
    As a person who hasn't been to TP for a few years could anyone let me how SSL compares to the Pooh ride? I haven't been on either but I have to wonder which of these much grumbled about rides is the bigger turkey.
    Compare, both are/were slow rides in oversized dark-ride vehicles, past flat painted plywood sets with fiberglass cast figures.

    Contrast...
    Pooh has cute, loveable character and shows scenes that most Disney fans will be familiar with (blustery day, Heffelump dream, Pooh's birthday.

    SLL was disjointed scenes around LA, seeing 2nd class celebs that Disney could use their images cheap... Tim Allen doing a stand up, Cher shopping on Rodeo Drive, Antanio in Malibu.

    Neither ride really had anything "special" to make it fun... Nothing like Pan's flying vehicles and detailed sets of London and Neverland. No quick turns and set interaction like Toad. No elevation change like Alice. No spinning cars like Roger Rabbit. No laser tag like Buzz...

    Just a lumbering ride past plywood and fiberglas.

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    Ive been on this ride once. And we were the only people on it. No one else in line or anything. That right there should tell you something.

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    A happy day in the land of DCA!

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    Pooh has those spiffy effects- I love the water/rain and the pooh floating effect-

    I'm easy to please (and in the case of the water- confuse)

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    Pooh doesn't blow me away, but, as Nephythys said, it's got some quality unique effects (such as the rain and the honey swirl), and some well done classic dark ride effects (like an excellet Pepper's Ghost followed by a very well done moving projection a-la the Alice in Wonderland croquet gopher). I do enjoy it, but it lacks in depth, length, and pales in comparison to the Tokyo version (kinda like how Autopia pales in comparison to driving a Lamborghini on the Autobon).

    As for SSL, I don't even know where to begin. It was garish, tacky, insulting, pandering, obnoxious...The only good thing about the ride was the guaranteed laugh when you see your car's picture at the end. Without fail, most people in the car have a look on their face somewhere between utter horror, laughing, and complete incredulity.

    I'm not holding out much hope for the Monsters Inc. overlay. I expect at best, it'll match Pooh. Decent dark ride elements that might be plesant to view, but nothing to write home about.

    What I'd LIKE to see go in there instead is a dark ride using the trackless technology from Tokyo's Pooh, themed as if you were filming a hollywood stunt driving chase scene. Send off 2 cars at once (one the chaser, one the chase-ee), go through various street scenes, and end with a spectacular "out of control crash" in an open room, taking full advantage of the trackless system as your car spins out of control knocking set pieces over. Now THAT would be interesting, original, and fit the theme of the land perfectly. So, of course, it'll never happen.

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    I hope the MI ride will be unique. I think it was on MiceAge that I read they might utilize a two track design. One track would be high and the other would go low. Giving two different perspectives on the ride. That'd be cool. Or maybe even a hanging style ride (ala peter pan) where you're flying through the factory on the track the doors are on, helping catch that lizard guy.

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