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    Re: Disney California Adventure Project Tracker 12

    The Test Track ride system is very innovative and very complex. And if you are going to do a thrill ride based on the stories and characters from the Cars franchise, then there's no other way to really do it other than use the Test Track system. I love Test Track at EPCOT but look forward to seeing Radiator Springs Racers.

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    Re: Disney California Adventure Project Tracker 12

    Is anyone else surprised about the new color choice for the Grizzly buildings? I'm not sure how I feel about it yet.

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    Re: Disney California Adventure Project Tracker 12

    Pirates of the Caribbean is just a rehash of the ride technology for It's a Small World. Haunted Mansion is just a rehash of ATIS. And POTC and HM are the quintessential Disney attractions.

    So if that is the definition of rehash, please please let Disney do a LOT more rehashing.

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    Re: Disney California Adventure Project Tracker 12

    Quote Originally Posted by TylerDurden View Post
    The original post I wrote was in response to Disney being not as innovative and creatvie as they used to be. RSR will be a great ride, I'm sure, but this is not an E-ticket on the scale of say, Tower of Terror, or Indy, because it's technically nothing new. And no, this concept isn't really overused in the theme park industry but I drove a car to get to Disneyland, at speeds a lot higher than 45 mph, so for me, just going fast a great ride does not make.
    So riding in a jeep isn't nothing new either.. nor riding in an elevator. When was the last time you drove your car through a tight surrounding fully immerse rock canyon with another car running along side of you?

    You know.. POTC wasn't anything 'technically new' when it opened either.. AAs and boat flumes were already done yet its still the grand daddy of them all.

    You keep coming back to 'well its just my opinion' - but you keep trying to insert it into other's trains of posts and your justification for why you believe it really seems weak IMO.

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    And I know it will incorporate dark ride elements but does it really tell a story? The summary says we get caught speeding, tip tractors, and get a paint job; it seems like a lack of coherence and the whole point of the ride is the build-up to the finale, which, as I have already stated, is not technologically breathtaking by any means
    You do remember the whole sequence in the movie about discovering the beauty of ornament valley don't you? Have you watched the video playing in the Blue Sky Celler showing just what it's going to be like when you stand down in that rock surround?

    I get you are seeking some new breathtaking technology and you don't SEE it here... but that alone isn't what makes attractions great or not. You really should open up your mind a bit and take the information available to you and sit back and let yourself EXPERIENCE the full system of what is going to be this attraction. Not just laser focus on the ride system.

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    Once again, my opinion--it looks great but can't be immediately enjoyed by anyone besides the fact that it blocks the outside. No need to get defensive, unless you designed/built it yourself, in which case, I'm sorry I said it wasn't the greatest thing ever built.
    Can't be immediately enjoyed? Wait until you are on the Ride or just walking down the street in RS. Your thinking would completely make the castles in all the parks pointless because it 'can't be immediately enjoyed'. You are really missing what goes into the attractions and what makes ones stand out from each other.
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    Re: Disney California Adventure Project Tracker 12

    Quote Originally Posted by flynnibus View Post
    So riding in a jeep isn't nothing new either.. nor riding in an elevator. When was the last time you drove your car through a tight surrounding fully immerse rock canyon with another car running along side of you?

    You know.. POTC wasn't anything 'technically new' when it opened either.. AAs and boat flumes were already done yet its still the grand daddy of them all.

    You keep coming back to 'well its just my opinion' - but you keep trying to insert it into other's trains of posts and your justification for why you believe it really seems weak IMO.



    You do remember the whole sequence in the movie about discovering the beauty of ornament valley don't you? Have you watched the video playing in the Blue Sky Celler showing just what it's going to be like when you stand down in that rock surround?

    I get you are seeking some new breathtaking technology and you don't SEE it here... but that alone isn't what makes attractions great or not. You really should open up your mind a bit and take the information available to you and sit back and let yourself EXPERIENCE the full system of what is going to be this attraction. Not just laser focus on the ride system.



    Can't be immediately enjoyed? Wait until you are on the Ride or just walking down the street in RS. Your thinking would completely make the castles in all the parks pointless because it 'can't be immediately enjoyed'. You are really missing what goes into the attractions and what makes ones stand out from each other.
    I never said it wasn't going to be fun. I am just not as worked up about it. Riding in a jeep on rough and rugged terrain in a cursed temple actually is new. So is free falling in an elevator to the fifth dimension.

    Honestly I'm sorry I said anything because apparently me not being as pumped as everyone else is hurting people's feelings. I am looking forward to the ride. But it's a fact that its not a milestone in imagineering (even the rockwork, while impressive, seems on par with TDS Mount Prometheus). That's all I was trying to say.

    On a more related note I think the detailed touches on BVS look really nice and actually even better than I was expecting

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    Re: Disney California Adventure Project Tracker 12

    Mint's update is up. I spotted a hidden Mickey on the new Carthay iron-details.



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    Re: Disney California Adventure Project Tracker 12

    Quote Originally Posted by TylerDurden View Post
    And again, this is my opinion, not meant to offend anybody. I don't see the need to get defensive over a ride that no one here has any personal stake in (or has much less even ridden it yet).

    Once again, my opinion--it looks great but can't be immediately enjoyed by anyone besides the fact that it blocks the outside. No need to get defensive, unless you designed/built it yourself, in which case, I'm sorry I said it wasn't the greatest thing ever built.
    I think people usually get defensive in the presence of a miserabilist regardless of how wrong their opinion may be.

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    Re: Disney California Adventure Project Tracker 12

    Quote Originally Posted by SS77 View Post
    I know absolutely nothing about the life cycle of palm trees, but was anyone else surprised to see that the trees next to CCT look..well...almost dead or unhealthy? Especially when compared to the trees across the street. Just an observation. lol

    Palm fronds do not have a very long life cycle especially when the palm has gone through a relocation. Looks like the ones next to the Carthay were kept unplanted for longer and just need a good trimming. I am sure the new growth in the middle is nice and green. As long as those young fronds do not die the palm will regrow new fronds as soon as it has established itself
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    Re: Disney California Adventure Project Tracker 12

    I think its kinda funny in the cars land video California wasn't mentioned... just say'n

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    Re: Disney California Adventure Project Tracker 12

    Quote Originally Posted by SS77 View Post
    I know absolutely nothing about the life cycle of palm trees, but was anyone else surprised to see that the trees next to CCT look..well...almost dead or unhealthy? Especially when compared to the trees across the street. Just an observation. lol

    I'm no palm tree expert either, but it does seem to happen (at least in the parks) when the trees are planted. Here are some photos from Mint's blog last year when they were redoing the Paradise Gardens area.



    This is pretty soon after they were first planted.




    This is after about a month. The trees definitely do not look as fresh. However, after time they did adapt and ended up doing just fine.


    So yeah, the trees do admittedly kind of look unhealthy, but given what's happened in the past, it's kind of expected and they'll probably end up healthy and well off there, especially after they're opened up and have their dead branches trimmed off.

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    Oh ok. Thanks for the explanation.
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    Re: Disney California Adventure Project Tracker 12

    The 'branches' on the outside of the bundle there will be trimmed off revealing all the new growth inside the bundle and giving it the fresh new look. The old leaf stems then create the bark on the tree. What an interesting topic!

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    Re: Disney California Adventure Project Tracker 12

    This is late, but whoever took over the video editing and shooting for the blue sky cellar deserves a pat on the back. They're so much better than they were when the place first opened.

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    Re: Disney California Adventure Project Tracker 12

    With regard to RSR having a story or not: Why does it have to have a distinct narrative? The story is that you're out for a cruise - just like in the movie, Lightning McQueen learns about the importance of "just taking a drive." Part of the experience of RSR is going to be the feel of the open road, taking a road trip, and how it's about the journey, not the destination. Yes, there will be a "theme" - you're on your way to participate in a race. That's the story/goal... to get to the race and try and win.

    Does Harry Potter Forbidden Journey have a story? No. It's a series of related scenes, for the most part. Pirates of the Caribbean, Haunted Mansion, Indiana Jones, Soarin, Splash Mountain... the best Disney attractions have, at best, a very loose narrative. There's a distinct theme, and a progression of elements from one scene to the next, and sometimes a "lesson" that is learned (there's no place like home for Splash Mountain, for example), but telling a full-on, unique, never-been-told-before story in a matter of 5 minutes shouldn't even be attempted.

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    The palm trees: that's how palm trees grow. The bottom leaves turn brown and die, eventually falling off on their own if they aren't trimmed. The new leaves above them are green. As the tree continues to grow, the bottom leaves continue to die and fall off, with new leaves replacing them on top. It probably takes a while for them too fully root and acclimate to their new plantings, as well. They should fill out nicely in the next few months.

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    Re: Disney California Adventure Project Tracker 12

    Quote Originally Posted by pianoman13 View Post
    This is late, but whoever took over the video editing and shooting for the blue sky cellar deserves a pat on the back. They're so much better than they were when the place first opened.
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