They just need to kick out the cartoon fish.
I don't think I proved your point at all.
Use your imagination.
Actually, there's already a hi-def version of the sub ride; just ask and you can watch it in a nearby room. And since that's such a satisfying experience...hmm...yeah. Let's ditch the actual "being underwater" and move to a "virtual" analog. . :blink:
While we're at it, let's ditch Space Mountain, the Matterhorn, Big Thunder even Gadget's Go-Coaster. Because (as Star Tours demonstrates nicely) there are "virtual" coaster equivalents.
And since we're on a roll, let's "virtualize" Jungle Cruise, Pirates...etc. Heck, everything but the gift shops and churro carts could be virtualized these days.
Don't get me wrong. I think digital display technology is amazing and exciting; had it been around in Walt's time, I don't doubt that he would have happily added it to his palette. But the idea that something SHOULD BE virtualized, simply because it CAN be--well, that's the kind of thinking that happens every time a new technology emerges. After the birth of atomic energy, were we imagining nuclear-powered cars. When electricity was new, we had bright ideas like this:
My point: virtual tech is cool, but not a panacea. And there's an implied dead end. Thirty years from now, who's going to bother to go to a physical theme park, when all they're going to be doing is looking at the same kinds of screens (or strapping on the same goggles) they have at home?
Virtual reality augments actual reality. It doesn't replace it.
Sure, replace everything with a virtual ride. That's what I was getting at, put it all in one room, select from a menu and go. That will free up space in Disneyland.
Let's not take my comment beyond what I actually, wrote.
again, use your imagination. Unless it has hit its peak with this comment.
^dont read too deeply into that, you may be adding your own inflections to my text.
Just justifying my opinion to rid the park of the huge space eating lagoon.
If I need to expand upon an explanation of "use your imagination", I'll offer that in a new thread.
Disneyland is a place for and of Imagination.
Please note, I have not detailed a ride more than a loose "what if", you need to use your imagination beyond my words.
I simply said, to use your imagination as to what possibilities are available with ... As I described above.
And I'd hope there'd be more than a few digital fish. Btw, Star Tours takes us to many imaginative locations.
Could a virtual underwater ride, one with a better story and better theming than the sub's current Nemo incarnation, be a good attraction for the land? Yeah. Much, much better than what we have right now.
But as terrible as the virtual fish portions of the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage is, I actually love the beginning of the ride. Seeing the bubbles rise to symbolize our descent to the ocean's floor and then witnesses the beauty of the bottom of the sea revealed as the bubbles clear. The colorful array of coral, the seaweed swaying in the ocean's tide, the subtle but constant and persist motion of the landscape, the vast underwater world immerses you in its beauty and timelessness and mystery. It really is magical and a chance to use my imagination. There is something about virtual images that just can't compare to physical, tangible sets. They just lack the same depth and believability and they fail to convey the same wonder.
Part of me wants to agree, but the technology for ride simulations are getting Better.
Here, I imagine a que like that incorporated a re imagined lagoon and trailed down, under the lagoon, like an aquarium would. 20,000 Leagues it with Jules Verne style decor, ala Indiana Jones. In the middle of the Lagoon would be a facade for the ride building, it could be a giant mountain with a waterfall maybe add a food feature or monorail stop up there.
At the end of the que line, the travelers board the vessels and embark on a Disneyfied Jules Verne sort of adventure. Encountering giant squids and sea beasts, Atlantis, whatnot...use your imagination. Following the star tours model, mix up the adventures so no two are the same.
That's all. And for the folks who like bubbles, there should be a portal window with JUST bubbles. Keep them entertained all day long.