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    Re: Disney California Adventure Project Tracker X

    Quote Originally Posted by Sp0tted View Post
    Why?

    Why not keep the Maliboomer until the funding is ready for a new ride?
    If the ride is removed during the construction of another attraction, the cost of it's removal will be layed on top of that projects budget.

    So take the ride out now so it dosent affect the funding for any future attractions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sp0tted View Post
    If the Maliboomer must go, wait until the Mermaid ride is open.
    If they wait until Mermaid is open, the earliest they would be able to remove the ride would be winter 2011.

    Boomer isn't a people eater so it's removal will have little impact on the Piers overall through put, so why wait an extra year before it's removed.

    I'm just hopeing that they can sell it, I hear there's a theme park in the area that could use a tower ride.

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    Re: Disney California Adventure Project Tracker X

    Yah, Maliboomer's current look is atrocious, but I think it could really go a long way if it was to look more like the towers of the past. As for it being too modern of a ride, well... how about this be a Disney spin of the old seaside amusement park?

    We already know that not everything in the pier is ancient and old. Screamin is a steel coaster. Midway Mania is on an advanced ride track. Little Mermaid will have way more advanced special effects than ANY of those old spook houses.

    Let's not play the "time period" game with Maliboomer because it's too late for that. Had Disney REALLY gone in to respect it, I would 100% agree with you. But they've gone the complete opposite with talking potato heads and what not.


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    Re: Disney California Adventure Project Tracker X

    Quote Originally Posted by 3rdshiftCM View Post
    If the ride is removed during the construction of another attraction, the cost of it's removal will be layed on top of that projects budget.

    So take the ride out now so it dosent affect the funding for any future attractions.


    If they wait until Mermaid is open, the earliest they would be able to remove the ride would be winter 2011.

    But waiting to remove it to help with crowd control is my entire point. Why wait to remove it? For now, it helps eat away at a couple of hundred people who otherwise would be waiting in line for something else. Having something else to do there is better than having a bench that 15 people an hour might enjoy.

    Besides, you can't use the "it doesn't eat up a lot of people" comment, because my argument is that the WoC brings in more people who need something to DO in the park. Until we see wait-times factoring in the WoC attendance boost, I don't think the "there isn't a 4 hour wait for it" comment is justified.

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    Re: Disney California Adventure Project Tracker X

    Quote Originally Posted by socalkdg View Post
    You guys are wrong when you think there weren't tower rides in the early 20th century. There were a number of towers and tower rides in early amusement parks.







    So if they wanted to keep the ride, adding additional theming would help it dramatically.
    There is a MAJOR problem with trying to make a re-theme look like these. The structural steel. Those old towers used thinner more intricate steel/iron that made the entire structures look more light weight and elegant.

    You CAN'T re-theme the maliboomer to look like that. It is three giant, heavy looking, vertical trusses. You would have to remove the trusses and start from scratch. Any other overlay would look tacked-on and lame in my opinion.
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    Re: Disney California Adventure Project Tracker X

    Quote Originally Posted by socalkdg View Post



    So if they wanted to keep the ride, adding additional theming would help it dramatically.
    Hmmm....

    I like that.

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    Re: Disney California Adventure Project Tracker X

    I would love a parachute drop attraction like the first picture. They used to have one at Knotts. It was one of my favorites there.
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    Re: Disney California Adventure Project Tracker X

    After what I experienced with the parachute ride at Knott's. I will never go on one EVER again.


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    Re: Disney California Adventure Project Tracker X

    Quote Originally Posted by Kritter View Post
    After what I experienced with the parachute ride at Knott's. I will never go on one EVER again.

    I didn't mean to push you off. Honest.


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    Re: Disney California Adventure Project Tracker X

    Quote Originally Posted by WaringSLO View Post
    There is a MAJOR problem with trying to make a re-theme look like these. The structural steel. Those old towers used thinner more intricate steel/iron that made the entire structures look more light weight and elegant.

    You CAN'T re-theme the maliboomer to look like that. It is three giant, heavy looking, vertical trusses. You would have to remove the trusses and start from scratch. Any other overlay would look tacked-on and lame in my opinion.
    I posted the pictures in response to comments that there were not any Maliboomer type rides.

    Concerning the retheming. Never say can't.

    They could do something like this, even to the point of making it a clock:



    or this



    or the top of this, giving it a look like TSMM



    or very basic like the top column here

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    Re: Disney California Adventure Project Tracker X

    Quote Originally Posted by socalkdg View Post
    I posted the pictures in response to comments that there were not any Maliboomer type rides.

    Concerning the retheming. Never say can't.

    They could do something like this, even to the point of making it a clock:
    It COULD be done, but since it is 200 feet tall, the scale would be very hard to get right. A tower that heavily themed and that tall and skinny would look awkward without some supporting building around it at the ground level, to break up the sight-lines a little. And then at that point, you almost have two tower of terrors in one park. I know, they're different rides, but still... And I don't know if there is enough room around the base to build a well themed supporting building anyways.
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    Re: Disney California Adventure Project Tracker X

    Apparently no one considered my suggestion yesterday, but I still contend that a lighthouse themed ride would fit the Victorian period and the Paradise Pier setting. Whether it is a re-themed Maliboomer or some other ride, the presence of a lighthouse on that 180 foot scale would look stunning and could PLUS the WoC script with a stormy sea scene. A working revolving light would look be a nice touch of ambiance. And it, of course, would be Disneyfied as only WDI can do!

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    Re: Disney California Adventure Project Tracker X

    Quote Originally Posted by Turner120995 View Post
    Apparently no one considered my suggestion yesterday, but I still contend that a lighthouse themed ride would fit the Victorian period and the Paradise Pier setting. Whether it is a re-themed Maliboomer or some other ride, the presence of a lighthouse on that 180 foot scale would look stunning and could PLUS the WoC script with a stormy sea scene. A working revolving light would look be a nice touch of ambiance. And it, of course, would be Disneyfied as only WDI can do!
    I think a 200' tall lighthouse would be too much.

    Also remember, the ride chair sits on the outside of the tower, so you are still going to see the supports and mechanics behind it... unless you enclose the entire thing. I just think the scale of it all is really hard to overcome, both from inside and outside of the park. I also doubt Anaheim would want a rotating light beaming 200' in the air every night.
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    Re: Disney California Adventure Project Tracker X

    Ooh, is that last one the Winchester Mystery House?

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    Re: Disney California Adventure Project Tracker X

    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Didymus View Post
    Ooh, is that last one the Winchester Mystery House?
    I would have to say yes.

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    Re: Disney California Adventure Project Tracker X

    Go with a 200' clock tower.


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