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    Re: Time to Send the Grand Canyon Diorama to Yesterland

    in Disneyland Paris - The Grand Canyon comes right AFTER the Main Street station before you reach Frontierland.
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    Re: Time to Send the Grand Canyon Diorama to Yesterland

    Quote Originally Posted by Prof. Emelius View Post
    in Disneyland Paris - The Grand Canyon comes right AFTER the Main Street station before you reach Frontierland.
    We can't help it that they goofed up so badly because Walt wasn't around.

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    Re: Time to Send the Grand Canyon Diorama to Yesterland

    Quote Originally Posted by Prof. Emelius View Post
    in Disneyland Paris - The Grand Canyon comes right AFTER the Main Street station before you reach Frontierland.
    That's fine, but like Steve said above the diorama at Disneyland was placed as a finale for the DLRR. Paris is entirely different.

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    Re: Time to Send the Grand Canyon Diorama to Yesterland

    Why are some people griping that the Grand Canyon is not futuristic? Barring some major global catastrophe I would expect the Grand Canyon to look pretty much the same for hundreds if not many thousands of years into the future. Just use your imagination a bit and pretend you have traveled to the Grand Canyon in the year 2374 or whatever year you would like it to be. I assure you the Grand Canyon will look the same then as it does now.

    If you really want to be a stickler about it, maybe they could project spaceships flying around in the painted sky on the back wall. But other than that I don't think the Grand Canyon will look that much different at all.

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    Re: Time to Send the Grand Canyon Diorama to Yesterland

    Quote Originally Posted by Prof. Emelius View Post
    I think that the Grand Canyon probably looked nothing like the Primeval World did - it is a totally different environment, even if eons are supposed to have passed. I think it is a bit odd to think that it did. I never saw the connection.
    The passage of time is not something to be taken lightly. The T-Rex lived roughly 65 million years ago. The Earth’s surface looked much different back then. The Western North American continent was an island continent known as Laramidia and was separated from the rest of the US by the Western Interior Sea.

    By comparison, the Colorado River Basin was only formed about 40 million years ago and the river is thought to have begun carving the Grand Canyon itself about 17 million years ago.

    Therefore, the area would be completely unrecognizable during the time of the dinosaurs as depicted in the Primeval World Diorama.
    Quote Originally Posted by DisneyIPresume View Post
    Why are some people griping that the Grand Canyon is not futuristic? Barring some major global catastrophe I would expect the Grand Canyon to look pretty much the same for hundreds if not many thousands of years into the future. Just use your imagination a bit and pretend you have traveled to the Grand Canyon in the year 2374 or whatever year you would like it to be. I assure you the Grand Canyon will look the same then as it does now.

    If you really want to be a stickler about it, maybe they could project spaceships flying around in the painted sky on the back wall. But other than that I don't think the Grand Canyon will look that much different at all.
    They don't need any of that since it isn't part of Tomorrowland.
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    Re: Time to Send the Grand Canyon Diorama to Yesterland

    Love the music! last year I noticed the same music in 'A Christmas Story'.

    I love this whole scene , being from Az, my family always got a kick out of 'The Grand Canyon'. I still find this funny and love this part of the train, being inside a tunnel for more than a few moments,and hearing and feeling the train move is a wonderful feeling!

    And I learned from futurama you have to go into the future to get back to the past.....so it fits!
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    Re: Time to Send the Grand Canyon Diorama to Yesterland

    I still like it no matter what, no i really don't think it needs to be taken out

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    Re: Time to Send the Grand Canyon Diorama to Yesterland

    Quote Originally Posted by Poisonedapples View Post
    I still like it no matter what, no i really don't think it needs to be taken out
    In the end, this is really what it is all about.
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    Re: Time to Send the Grand Canyon Diorama to Yesterland

    --thanks calsig..

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    Re: Time to Send the Grand Canyon Diorama to Yesterland

    Quote Originally Posted by Malina View Post
    Also, while I'm normally a proponent of the "Disney is not a museum" philosophy, in this case, the dioramas have actual historical significance. They were part of the 1964 World's Fair in New York. Most of the other exhibits from the World's Fair were either destroyed or left to rot (literally, see here: Crumbling floor map in New York Pavillion | Flickr - Photo Sharing! ). The Grand Canyon, and iasw, were preserved and maintained with TLC.
    Was the Grand Canyon Diorama part of the World's Fair? I thought it was original to Disneyland. It's the Primeval World that was at the Fair, and even then, this is an "original" installation using the same figures - it wasn't set up this way at the Fair.

    As for the topic at hand... I enjoy the dioramas just because it is a 2-minute trip back to the Disneyland I used to see on Sunday nights on TV when I was a kid. Disneyland isn't a museum, but it *is* a place of nostalgia.
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    Re: Time to Send the Grand Canyon Diorama to Yesterland

    If anything they should make the Grand Canyon/Primeval World dioramas more immersive. Have stuff on both sides of the train, lose the glass, better sound, up-to-date special effects, etc. It would be awesome.

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    Re: Time to Send the Grand Canyon Diorama to Yesterland

    Quote Originally Posted by explodingboy View Post
    Saying it should be converted to something 3D bums me out. 3D is not the answer to everything (especially you, Hollywood - not every​ movie needs to be released in 3D!).
    Christopher Nolan agrees with you. None of his Batman flicks were in 3D, no matter how much the studio wanted them that way. However. all three films featured sequences shot in IMAX.

    Okay, back to the thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve DeGaetano View Post
    I am glad that most here seem to appreciate the diorama for what it is. It's not only a neat feature in its own right, it also reminds us of the history of Disneyland and the Railroad.

    Back in the day, the Santa Fe sponsored the trains. Interestingly, the Santa Fe had a branch line that took tourists to the real Grand Canyon. When Disney unveiled their version, the Santa Fe was quick to utilize the attraction in their own advertsing efforts.

    This is really cool!

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    I wouldn't change the diorama at all. But they should make the dinos more like what we know now about them. For example, the brontosaurus never really existed. Believe it or not, a paleontologist combined the skull of one dino with the neck of another and called it "brontosaurus"", which is Latin for "thunder lizard." Also, the animal never lived in swamps, but in dry floodplains. (See this article: www.unmuseum.org/dinobront.htm .) The dinosaurs seen in the opening section Of Universe of Energy at Epcot are much more correct. God, I love GOOGLE!

    Science lesson over. Thanks for your patience.
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    Re: Time to Send the Grand Canyon Diorama to Yesterland

    Quote Originally Posted by PiecesOfEight View Post
    If anything they should make the Grand Canyon/Primeval World dioramas more immersive. Have stuff on both sides of the train, lose the glass, better sound, up-to-date special effects, etc. It would be awesome.

    OKAY see now your talking .... not MORE special effects, but they should of put it on both sides of the train yes, and no glass yes i agree...the sound is fine i think..but this is a part of Disneyland that should never ever ever ever go away or get taken out.ever. i really can't even believe someone suggested it

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    Re: Time to Send the Grand Canyon Diorama to Yesterland

    Quote Originally Posted by PiecesOfEight View Post
    ...lose the glass...
    Quote Originally Posted by Poisonedapples View Post
    ...no glass yes i agree...
    Losing the glass would be very bad for the taxidermy-treated animals in the diorama.
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    Re: Time to Send the Grand Canyon Diorama to Yesterland

    there's a problem with having dioramas on both sides of the tunnel though - I can't remember which one, but one of the trains' cars has the seating facing to the side rather than the front and you wouldn't be able to see anything on the other side of the tunnel if anything was placed there (unless you turned around in your seat). Unless the cars had their seating reformatted, which I imagine people wouldn't want to do (for the sake of keeping them in their original state).

    As for the dioramas, I absolutely love them. It's always been tradition in my family to do a round trip tour on the train as our first activity in the park, and we love the dioramas (the Primeval World being my favorite, loving dinosaurs since I was a kid). I would be really bummed out to see either one of them go.

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