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    Re: Does DCA need Mad T Party? or ElecTRONica? N0!

    frankiefalzon, what would you like to see there??? My only problem with this post is that it does the typical thing of complaining without offering any suggestions or alternative. All the author does is say that there should be something else. What would be a good night time draw to that corner of the park?

    I realize that not everyone is going to like elecTRONica or that Mad Hatter's Tea Party idea, but what would YOU do to draw people to that area of the park, specifically at night?? I realize you do not spend any time at elecTRONica now, but other than just passing through the Hollywood Backlot on your way to ToT, how much time did you really spend in that area of the park at night anyway?

    Before Glow Fest that corner of the park was a literal ghost town with a couple of people here and there and empty stage buildings that once contained rides. Soon, with people heading over to Carsland then over to ToT at night, the only reason to be in that corner of the park will be to quickly make it to the exit out of the park.

    What would you like to see in that area of the park. What night time "thing" would draw people that way??

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    Quote Originally Posted by calsig31 View Post
    I really wish they would have done a Marvel theme instead especially because they could tie it in with the release of the Avengers. I also found the Burton version of Alice to be unwatchable. However, I realize these street parties are fun for people (and it's not just adults, there are plenty of families enjoying them, too) so I would not deprive anyone of their fun. If Disney didn't think there was an audience out there for this, they wouldn't have it.
    I totally agree!! How cool would a Super Hero Party be??? Marvel characters out and about. Building projections making it feel like you were in a comic book. I think I'd be fun.

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    Re: Does DCA need Mad T Party? or ElecTRONica? N0!

    Quote Originally Posted by A113 View Post
    ... aren't these events just temporary to attract attendance before redoing Hollywood (if this is going to happen)?
    Yes and no.

    Yes, these are not designed or intended to be indefinite or permanent.

    No, they weren't created for the purpose of temporarily attracting guests before redoing Hollywood. Glowfest was actually an outside vendor, hired to provide alternate activities for guests who were waiting to see the second showing of World of Color when it first premiered. Glowfest was so unexpectedly popular, the Entertainment department created ElecTRONica to succeed Glowfest, but also take advantage of the upcoming TRON premiere. Most agree that the TRON theme has run its course, but also recognize the popularity which was not expected. Hence, we have the upcoming Mad T Party.

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    Re: Does DCA need Mad T Party? or ElecTRONica? N0!

    Quote Originally Posted by frankiefalzon View Post
    Truthfully I hated ElecTRONica, the loud noise, alcohol stand right in the middle of the street, always made this event very un-family friendly and hectic feeling to me. Also now that DCA is trying to transform there Hollywood pictures Backlot into an idealistic vison of 1920s and 30s Hollywood like Buena Vista Street, how is this new Mad T Party suppost to go with the theming of the land... I dont think that the psychedelic world of Tim Burtons Alice in Wonderland will fit in Hollywoodland. I was so glad to here that ElecTRONica was going to be leaving DCA and I wasn't going to have to rush away from that area each night, until I heard about the MAd T Party. From artist renderings it looks like the same old like stands that stretch down the street will sadly be returning just in new fashion... they are such an eye-sore... So please tell me what you though about ElecTRONica, Glow Fest, and what you think Mad T Party will be like...Glow fest is a sad memory of the old DCA, ElecTRONica was annoying and probably something DIsney had to do because there wannabe blockbuster Tron: Legacy failed... Just putting it out there I hate it (hate is a strong word, so I hope my message is coming across clear) and wish they would do something else to the land that could attract people throughout the day and is something for everyone to do and enjoy... P.S. I posted a very unhappy comment on the Disney Parks Blog, but it was never approved, it was much like this but I hope they read it at least and started to understand where I was coming from.
    Okay, first of all.. CALM DOWN!!! second of all, TRON Legacy did not fail, it was a moderate success in the US and a smash hit overseas... second, I can uderstand why such a hateful message would not be approved by disney online, Third, If you really want Disney to listen, be mature about it and write a polite letter to management..They will listen if you are not seething with rage..

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    Re: Does DCA need Mad T Party? or ElecTRONica? N0!

    Quote Originally Posted by Eckert View Post
    TRON Legacy did not fail, it was a moderate success in the US and a smash hit overseas...
    100% fact. It cost $170million to make, and took in $400million worldwide. That's considered a reasonable success.
    ....I can uderstand why such a hateful message would not be approved by disney online
    Very true. That's not the intent of the Disney Parks Blog. It's not a freeform discussion board. It's heavily moderated (and rightly so).
    If you really want Disney to listen, be mature about it and write a polite letter to management..They will listen if you are not seething with rage..
    Nail on head. Any company (not just Disney) won't give much credence to feedback which is a "flying off the handle" rant. I always encourage guests to direct their guest concerns to the appropriate contacts. Every single guest concern is looked at by the company. I know this for a fact. If you want your guest concern to be taken seriously, then be respectful, be professional, and be courteous in your communication.

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    Re: Does DCA need Mad T Party? or ElecTRONica? N0!

    I'm not a fan of these events myself I think that's why I never go over to DCA that much anymore and also because of the constucion there doing. I didn't like Tron infact I didn't see the new movie cause the first one was sooooooooooooo boarding. I didn't even care for Glowfest I'm not into these kind events there not my thing I fine it boarding. I which they turn that area back to the way it was. If you want a dance club that's fine but not there. Put it where that new food court is send they have a stage there now like how The Tomorrowland Terrace has one.

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    Re: Does DCA need Mad T Party? or ElecTRONica? N0!

    Quote Originally Posted by frankiefalzon View Post
    Truthfully I hated ElecTRONica, the loud noise, alcohol stand right in the middle of the street, always made this event very un-family friendly and hectic feeling to me. Also now that DCA is trying to transform there Hollywood pictures Backlot into an idealistic vison of 1920s and 30s Hollywood like Buena Vista Street, how is this new Mad T Party suppost to go with the theming of the land... I dont think that the psychedelic world of Tim Burtons Alice in Wonderland will fit in Hollywoodland. I was so glad to here that ElecTRONica was going to be leaving DCA and I wasn't going to have to rush away from that area each night, until I heard about the MAd T Party. From artist renderings it looks like the same old like stands that stretch down the street will sadly be returning just in new fashion... they are such an eye-sore... So please tell me what you though about ElecTRONica, Glow Fest, and what you think Mad T Party will be like...Glow fest is a sad memory of the old DCA, ElecTRONica was annoying and probably something DIsney had to do because there wannabe blockbuster Tron: Legacy failed... Just putting it out there I hate it (hate is a strong word, so I hope my message is coming across clear) and wish they would do something else to the land that could attract people throughout the day and is something for everyone to do and enjoy... P.S. I posted a very unhappy comment on the Disney Parks Blog, but it was never approved, it was much like this but I hope they read it at least and started to understand where I was coming from.
    Your actually very wrong. ElecTRONica really grew the appeal of DCA more that you would imagine. That is what DCA really needed and it worked, and found a new target audience. Soo, just because you don't like it, doesn't mean DCA didn't need it. There are plenty of other places at the resort to spend a night, and ElecTRONica is just aimed at a slightly different audience.


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    Re: Does DCA need Mad T Party? or ElecTRONica? N0!

    Quote Originally Posted by calsig31 View Post
    I really wish they would have done a Marvel theme instead especially because they could tie it in with the release of the Avengers. I also found the Burton version of Alice to be unwatchable. However, I realize these street parties are fun for people (and it's not just adults, there are plenty of families enjoying them, too) so I would not deprive anyone of their fun. If Disney didn't think there was an audience out there for this, they wouldn't have it.
    Now see personally I'm in the camp of I don't want to see Marvel's intrusion into the resort. I'm not a comic book fan and I don't care for Marvel, so I personally have no interest in seeing in the park.

    However, just like anything else, and like has already been mentioned not everyone is going to like the same thing. Everyone has the right to like or dislike whatever they want. Just because I don't want to see Marvel in the park doesn't mean I have the right to ban others who do enjoy it from being able to partake in something themed to the franchise.

    Quote Originally Posted by dshimel View Post
    Not everything is intended to appeal to everyone.
    Exactly. Disney has to try to be all things to all people at the same time. It knows that its target audience has a wide and varied interest in a wide range of genres, and it has to try to cater to has many of the fans as possible.

    While I never saw Glow Fest, and haven't seen Electronica yet, I like the music and the activity. I listen to a lot of trance, electronic, dance etc music so the whole atmosphere and ambiance is something I think I would personally enjoy.

    Is it for everyone? Of course not. Its a specialized niche market and its only set up in one section of the resort and only during certain hours. If you don't want to participate, then there are plenty of other areas of the park that you can enjoy for the few hours that its going on.

    It goes back to my statement about Marvel... while I don't like it, it would not be fair or right of me to deny access to it to those who do enjoy it. I can always find something else or somewhere else to go. Same with the street shows like Electronica. You may not like it, and you are perfectly within your rights not to like it, but one needs to respect the rights of others who do enjoy the show so that they can make a choice to attend it or not.




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    Re: Does DCA need Mad T Party? or ElecTRONica? N0!

    I realize these parties are not everyone's cup of T (pun intended) but they are in a literally dead corner of the park and has little to no affect on the rest of the park. If you don't like the it, you can easily walk through in a matter of seconds.

    The fact is they are popular events particularly with locals and traditionally tight AP's open up their pocket books to grab $12 drinks. As Disney sees it, they are money makers and liven up a dead area of the park. It also counter balances the crowds in Paradise Pier watching World of Color. It seems a no-brainer to me.

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    I like electronica and have witnessed many families enjoying the music and especially Laserman. I wonder if they will bring it back when they come out with the next tron movie?

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    I'm not really for it either.
    I can go to a club for that kind of environment. & Every time I go there's only like three kids dancing, though I bet it's not always like this.

    But I'm happy with it now until they redo the Hollywood area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frollofan View Post
    Anyways, I have never visited any dance party at DCA and I don't intend to in the future, but I don't mind that it's there for people to enjoy, I will just avoid it
    I don't understand how people like frollofan say they don't like something if they've never tried it?????

    I would say, walk through it and try it out then you have a right to say if you like it or not.

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    Re: Does DCA need Mad T Party? or ElecTRONica? N0!

    We are making a special trip just to see Laser Man this month before he goes (Never got to see him). Also, we got season passes so its just an excuse. BUT

    There is nothing wrong with Glowfest or elecTRONica, or hopefully the Mad Hatter Tea Party. Its fun, its aimed more at the 20something or (in our case) childless 30something crowd, and whoever else, to hang out and have a drink in a cool atmosphere.

    Glowfest seemed more family friendly than you would expect, I saw a lot more kids dancing around having fun. The parents watching sipping a drink and realxing. If someone gets out of hand, thats one thing, but I saw nothing different from an evening at TGI Fridays or a local sports bar. In fact, much less boisterous than a sports bar or TGI Fridays (I hate TGI Fridays).

    On a different note(which might be what the OP was offended by): I think it is meant to also appeal to perhaps the college age crowd. I recall in school lots of people would throw Aladdin or Fantasia or some other Disney movie on at a party, with the sound off and just the dance music on, Perhaps some under influence of dubious substances (legal for some now), but still it was something that appealed to their youth and artistic side, and everyone loved having it on. Just fun relaxed evening. Maybe they are tapping into that aspect. A massive college party type vibe. But I would say that 99% of the people at these areas are just having a drink after a long day, in a cool setting. Why try to take that away from them? If its offensive to you, go back to Disneyland or perhaps a country where Alcohol is not legal.

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    Re: Does DCA need Mad T Party? or ElecTRONica? N0!

    Quote Originally Posted by bellerose75 View Post
    I don't understand how people like frollofan say they don't like something if they've never tried it?????

    I would say, walk through it and try it out then you have a right to say if you like it or not.
    Honestly I say this over and over again, But What you dont like someone else might, Hate is such a strong word, I mean I have read reviews on here that discouraged me, and in the end I loved the attraction or ride. When it comes to being so negative about it, Its all a matter of opinion and dont get me wrong I do care about peoples opinions but there is a way to say you like it without offending someone that might like it or even love it. Its positivity people..

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    Quote Originally Posted by calsig31 View Post
    I really wish they would have done a Marvel theme instead especially because they could tie it in with the release of the Avengers. I also found the Burton version of Alice to be unwatchable. However, I realize these street parties are fun for people (and it's not just adults, there are plenty of families enjoying them, too) so I would not deprive anyone of their fun. If Disney didn't think there was an audience out there for this, they wouldn't have it.
    Agreed. The Burton version, while visually stunning, was watered down nonsense. It really tailored to the lowest-common-denominator of entertainment and didn't really touch upon the real meaning of the Alic in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass novels. Burton hasn't had an original idea in years. For that reason alone I say boo to an Alice themed party.

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    Re: Does DCA need Mad T Party? or ElecTRONica? N0!

    Quote Originally Posted by frankiefalzon View Post
    now that DCA is trying to transform there Hollywood pictures Backlot into an idealistic vison of 1920s and 30s Hollywood like Buena Vista Street, how is this new Mad T Party suppost to go with the theming of the land
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