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    Re: Time to Send the Grand Canyon Diorama to Yesterland

    Want an overhaul? Let's see what's on Pixar's upcoming movie list.

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    Re: Time to Send the Grand Canyon Diorama to Yesterland

    Quote Originally Posted by monster heck View Post
    Want an overhaul? Let's see what's on Pixar's upcoming movie list.
    Actually, this sorta happened in reverse. The locomoitve used in the opening squence of Toy Story 3 was based nearly detail-for-detail on a locomotive most of us are familiar with--the Disneyland Railroad's C.K. Holliday.



    Why? Maybe because John Lasseter is a rail fan, and knows a bit about the DRR.

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    Re: Time to Send the Grand Canyon Diorama to Yesterland

    I say keep it like it is. I think the dioramas are great the way they are!
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    Re: Time to Send the Grand Canyon Diorama to Yesterland

    I would think that 100 years from now the Grand Canyon diorama will still be there. And that it would be one of the last remnants of the "original" park left. After all it just sits there tucked away in an area that is largely unobtrusive. I can imagine that area being ignored to where it won't change much. On the other hand if it were in the middle of the park it probably would have been removed years ago.

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    Re: Time to Send the Grand Canyon Diorama to Yesterland

    Might as well replace the train that takes you there. (Sarcasm)


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    Re: Time to Send the Grand Canyon Diorama to Yesterland

    I haven't yet visited the real Grand Canyon so the diarama will have to suffice for now.
    How's this for an idea: install red beam guns on all train cars, put targets in the Grand Canyon and Dinosaur scenes and rack up the points! (!!!!!!)

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    Re: Time to Send the Grand Canyon Diorama to Yesterland

    That Brontosaurus has been chewing on that foliage for a loooonggg time

    But I vote no. I love it and love the music when you enter the grand canyon millions and gazillions of years ago and the first thing you see is the super large snails on the trees..
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    Re: Time to Send the Grand Canyon Diorama to Yesterland

    The buildings themselves will never go anywhere because there are a ton of offices and other infrastructure attached to them. Could it be re-purposed? I suppose, but I see no real purpose in that in the first place.

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    Re: Time to Send the Grand Canyon Diorama to Yesterland

    One of my favorite parts of that train ride along with the Dinosaurs. It just holds so many memories for me with my parents, my kids and hopefully soon my grandkids.

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    Re: Time to Send the Grand Canyon Diorama to Yesterland

    yeah it needs updating. but it should not just be taken out..

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    Re: Time to Send the Grand Canyon Diorama to Yesterland

    OK -- the consensus amongst MiceChatters is that my 3-D extravaganza idea is no good. I can live with that. But how about a major refurbishment that replaces the various beasts with new animatronics? Disney did upgrade Abraham Lincoln, after all!

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    Re: Time to Send the Grand Canyon Diorama to Yesterland

    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorQ9 View Post
    OK -- the consensus amongst MiceChatters is that my 3-D extravaganza idea is no good. I can live with that. But how about a major refurbishment that replaces the various beasts with new animatronics? Disney did upgrade Abraham Lincoln, after all!
    I really think part of the charm is the taxidermy.

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    Re: Time to Send the Grand Canyon Diorama to Yesterland

    Quote Originally Posted by clippers6 View Post
    and the hokey music doesn't help.
    I think the hokey music makes it work, kind of like when you watch an old clip from the 50's and they play generic hokey background music from that time period.

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    Re: Time to Send the Grand Canyon Diorama to Yesterland

    If anyone hasn't listened to that "hokey music" in its entirety, you're missing something--like being able to aurally experience the majesty of the Grand Canyon from sunrise to sunset--including a descent into the canyon on a burro ("On the Trail," the movement heard in the diorama).

    The composition is the Grand Canyon Suite, by Ferde Grofe.

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    Re: Time to Send the Grand Canyon Diorama to Yesterland

    Quote Originally Posted by explodingboy View Post
    I really think part of the charm is the taxidermy.
    Quote Originally Posted by Steve DeGaetano View Post
    If anyone hasn't listened to that "hokey music" in its entirety, you're missing something--like being able to aurally experience the majesty of the Grand Canyon from sunrise to sunset--including a descent into the canyon on a burro ("On the Trail," the movement heard in the diorama).

    The composition is the Grand Cayon Suite, by Ferde Grofe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by von Drake View Post
    It doesn't need to be replaced by special effects; the diorama IS a special effect, in these CGI-encrusted times. Introducng motion to the animals would require replacing them with artificial constructs, since the pelts would wear out. We, as passengers on a train, are the ones who introduce motion.

    I wouldn't mind some "plussing" in finessing the transition to the dinosaurs, and the dinosaurs themselves can be refreshed for the sake of accuracy as paleontology advances. But for me, the diorama serves the same purpose as Pepper's Ghost in HM, or the water in the Canal Boats. It's the right tech for the effect.
    ...make that x 3!
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