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    Re: Tokyo Updates Jungle Cruise - Is Anaheim's "Old & Tired" As Well?

    Quote Originally Posted by micromind View Post
    It seems that when just about any ride is revamped, the quality goes down. Imagineering seems to be bent on pushing some sort of gimmick rather than creation of an immersive experience.
    I think the piranha effect was actually a huge plus, and livened up an otherwise lame part of the attraction.

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    Re: Tokyo Updates Jungle Cruise - Is Anaheim's "Old & Tired" As Well?

    Well, plussing an attraction can either make or break an attraction.

    With the movie additions to PotC, didn't think it really took anything away from the attraction, except the Pirates are so hell bent on finding Jack Sparrow. I'd rather it be about the Pirates trying to find treasure, and Jack is listening in trying to get to it first.

    Now I like the Jungle Cruise, it's one of the few untouched attractions left in both US parks. There's just a charm to it that can't be replaced. I love the jerky motions of the animatronics, I love the corny lines the skippers spiel.

    Now with the possible re-imagineering of the classic Fantasyland dark rides, there might be interest in plussing the original opening day attractions for the 60th. Hopefully I can make it back to Disneyland for its 60th birthday. I'm not opposed to Disney plussing their classic attractions, as long as it is done with the love and affection that went into making those attractions come to life.

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    Re: Tokyo Updates Jungle Cruise - Is Anaheim's "Old & Tired" As Well?

    I'd be happy with just restoring all attractions to complete working order as if they were brand new. That's more important to me than "plussing."

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    Re: Tokyo Updates Jungle Cruise - Is Anaheim's "Old & Tired" As Well?

    I absolutely think it is necessary to take Jungle Cruise into the 21st century. It takes up far too much land for it to be a filler attraction or something you go on to "relax." I feel the same way about Autopia, land is at a premium at the park and this attraction deserves to be every bit as popular as Indy right next door.

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    Re: Tokyo Updates Jungle Cruise - Is Anaheim's "Old & Tired" As Well?

    Quote Originally Posted by jsmith11618 View Post
    It would be nice if they would do something. I find the Jungle Cruise very dated and old looking, think its time to modernize it somehow.
    It has been modernized. They redid the path for it when Indy was put in, they added the piranha, put in new boats (former had the blue or white striped canopies, which I like the new boats much better they look like they belong on a jungle river), as well as adding the gorillas attacking the safari camp.

    And who doesn't love the lions protecting the "sleeping" zebra?


    Quote Originally Posted by LordVader View Post

    With the movie additions to PotC, didn't think it really took anything away from the attraction, except the Pirates are so hell bent on finding Jack Sparrow. I'd rather it be about the Pirates trying to find treasure, and Jack is listening in trying to get to it first.
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    They need to ditch the water vapor projection screen. it totally screws up the ride.


    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Weaver View Post
    I'd be happy with just restoring all attractions to complete working order as if they were brand new. That's more important to me than "plussing."
    This. And bring back the burning settler's cabin.


    Quote Originally Posted by Seawolf View Post
    I absolutely think it is necessary to take Jungle Cruise into the 21st century. It takes up far too much land for it to be a filler attraction or something you go on to "relax." I feel the same way about Autopia, land is at a premium at the park and this attraction deserves to be every bit as popular as Indy right next door.
    Its not a filler attraction, its a huge attendance pull. There's nothing to modernize about it. Its perfect, and probably the best its ever been. They should up the quality of a few of the skippers though. The skipper makes the experience.

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    Re: Tokyo Updates Jungle Cruise - Is Anaheim's "Old & Tired" As Well?

    Quote Originally Posted by LordVader View Post
    With the movie additions to PotC, didn't think it really took anything away from the attraction, except the Pirates are so hell bent on finding Jack Sparrow. I'd rather it be about the Pirates trying to find treasure, and Jack is listening in trying to get to it first.
    This. The way to add a character or any new addition really, is to make sure what comes in is adapted to the pre-existing story and characters. Jack should have been dropped into the the world of the attraction, not the attraction butchering itself to accept jack.
    In the quest for quality, I have no problem with the characters footing the bill.

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    Re: Tokyo Updates Jungle Cruise - Is Anaheim's "Old & Tired" As Well?

    I'm all for updating rides at the park, but besides new technology, I think the Jungle Cruise would be the only main ride I'd like to see as preserved as possible.
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    Re: Tokyo Updates Jungle Cruise - Is Anaheim's "Old & Tired" As Well?

    I'll be fine as long as they don't do any movie tie-ins. I think we've had our share of those. I would like to see Jungle Cruise's animatronics updated to look more realistic and less static. I don't consider it an old and tired attraction. It's mostly about the performance of the skipper. If the skipper's performance is subpar the rest of the ride won't be able to carry much.

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    Re: Tokyo Updates Jungle Cruise - Is Anaheim's "Old & Tired" As Well?

    Quote Originally Posted by LordVader View Post
    With the movie additions to PotC, didn't think it really took anything away from the attraction, except the Pirates are so hell bent on finding Jack Sparrow. I'd rather it be about the Pirates trying to find treasure, and Jack is listening in trying to get to it first.
    I personally hate it; the smoke screen messes the lighting in the next room and it removed the awesome bookending of the ride with the skeletons fighting over the treasure as you're taken up the last lift (it really adds to the feeling that you were transported to this world of pirates, and then transported back to Disneyland, rather than going by Jack and then suddenly emerging by the line).

    But that's a different topic.

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    Re: Tokyo Updates Jungle Cruise - Is Anaheim's "Old & Tired" As Well?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shark Bait View Post
    I personally hate it; the smoke screen messes the lighting in the next room and it removed the awesome bookending of the ride with the skeletons fighting over the treasure as you're taken up the last lift (it really adds to the feeling that you were transported to this world of pirates, and then transported back to Disneyland, rather than going by Jack and then suddenly emerging by the line).

    But that's a different topic.
    To be fair the skeletons at the end were not original show elements and were added in 1997.

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    Re: Tokyo Updates Jungle Cruise - Is Anaheim's "Old & Tired" As Well?

    Quote Originally Posted by micromind View Post
    It seems that when just about any ride is revamped, the quality goes down.
    Evidence of this?
    Space Mountain was revamped and well the results were absolutely awesome.
    Goofy's Sky School is a huge improvement.
    Star Tours was redone and the results are incredible, again improvement.
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    Re: Tokyo Updates Jungle Cruise - Is Anaheim's "Old & Tired" As Well?

    Oh I hope not! Lions eating tofu and tossing nerf balls at charging hippos would be really lame.

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    Re: Tokyo Updates Jungle Cruise - Is Anaheim's "Old & Tired" As Well?

    Well Disneyland's JC did get a lot of love prior to the 50th Anniversary.


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    Re: Tokyo Updates Jungle Cruise - Is Anaheim's "Old & Tired" As Well?

    Quote Originally Posted by k_peek_2000 View Post
    Well Disneyland's JC did get a lot of love prior to the 50th Anniversary.
    That's true. I don't think Jungle Cruise should be a priority right now to renovate.

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    Re: Tokyo Updates Jungle Cruise - Is Anaheim's "Old & Tired" As Well?

    Quote Originally Posted by Quentin View Post
    Evidence of this?
    Space Mountain was revamped and well the results were absolutely awesome.
    Goofy's Sky School is a huge improvement.
    Star Tours was redone and the results are incredible, again improvement.
    Those were certainly good ones; how about all the Capt. Jack Sparrows on Pirates, or
    Dead Men Tell No Tales' being repeated about 1000 times, or (I can't remember the name) the gal at the end of the attic on Haunted Mansion who looks completely out of place?

    Yes indeed, some of the improvements are very well done, mostly the ones from years ago. Others seem more like some sort of corporate minion trying to impress the brass.

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