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    Extreme Makeover: DCA Edition

    After Als latest (and greatest) article for MiceAge a few of us got to talking about how reportedly John Lassetter has halted all the projects lined up through WDI so they can get approved by him and we started speculating about what this could mean for DCA considering TDA was in the middle of fixing the place up (placemaking). Anyway, this is the idea we came away with...

    "Extreme Makeover: DCA Edition"... Think about it! Hosted by Ty Pennington, it would be great publicity. Basically Disney would admit to everyone, that DCA sucks (for those of you who are blind/brainwashed or who just like things sugar coated, "not up to par with Disney standard"), close the park temporarily & then throw the Extreme Makeover team in the mix who seemingly makes over the park in a "week"! Have a re-grand opening & a 2 hour LIVE TV Special & opening party (that would atract reals celebs)... now were talking! (additional credits go to Bauton & BlueSkyDriveBy for the idea)

    "BUS DRIVER, MOVE THAT BUS"!

    Talk about SYNERGY. It would be a great marketing oportunity after the 50th blows over. Lets petition it and get to work people!

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    Re: Extreme Makeover: DCA Edition

    The idea of this makes me excited but what about attractions don't they take longer then 7 days?
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    Re: Extreme Makeover: DCA Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by DisneyFanaticBoy
    The idea of this makes me excited but what about attractions don't they take longer then 7 days?
    Yeah, attractions do take longer... but heres the thing. DCA would be closed for... i dunno, a year! but when ABC airs the show it would be presented in the traditional EM:HE fashion. That way people who hadnt been or didnt know the park had been closed ofr so long would be amazed!!!!! This would spark interest and make people want to go!
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    Re: Extreme Makeover: DCA Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by DisneyFanaticBoy
    The idea of this makes me excited but what about attractions don't they take longer then 7 days?
    Not if you ignore those pesky building codes!

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    Re: Extreme Makeover: DCA Edition

    Closing DCA for a year would be insane, but would definitely create lots of buzz. People would be dying to see what's going on inside.

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    Re: Extreme Makeover: DCA Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by DisneyFanaticBoy
    The idea of this makes me excited but what about attractions don't they take longer then 7 days?
    Hey if god could do it, so could disney.

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    Re: Extreme Makeover: DCA Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by MiceSteak
    Hey if god could do it, so could disney.

    Haha
    God took the 7th day off so it was really only 6! but I think Disney would need the entire 7 days to pull it off
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    Re: Extreme Makeover: DCA Edition

    How about keeping that concept, but when they redevelop the Lion King Parking Lot, they can televise a special about the "new" DCA. They take a year or two to make the new section, but you don;t have to close the park.

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    Re: Extreme Makeover: DCA Edition

    I Kinda like dca am i the only one?
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    Re: Extreme Makeover: DCA Edition

    How to remoake DCA in a week,
    DAY 1, burn it to the ground along with a wing of the grand californian so the park can be expanded. This would create a spctacle and shouldn't be hard to clean up
    DAY 2, get foundations in place for new buildings and rides,
    DAY 3, plan rides and themeing
    DAY 4, Put in themeing and buildings
    DAY 5, Put in ride systems and start tesing
    DAY 6, finish rides and add finishing touches, prepare for gala
    DAY 7, Open new park with a television broadcast.

    I forgot to mention that each "day" could last for more than 1 day. Day 1 should only take 1 day while days 2, three, and 4 could be two years combined, day five could be half a year, day six could be a monthand day seven is of course 1 day for a grand total of 2 years, 7 months and 2 days combined of the second gate being closed

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    Re: Extreme Makeover: DCA Edition

    Whoa, you don't burn any part of the Grand Californian Hotel. You keep that, the harbor and the giant bear (less grizzly river rapids) and that's pretty much what you build around. Everything new, except maybe keep Soarin'

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    Re: Extreme Makeover: DCA Edition

    LOVE the title of the thread!

    (It's gonna take alot longer than a week...)

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    Re: Extreme Makeover: DCA Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by pancakesaregood
    Whoa, you don't burn any part of the Grand Californian Hotel. You keep that, the harbor and the giant bear (less grizzly river rapids) and that's pretty much what you build around. Everything new, except maybe keep Soarin'
    Ok instead of burning the grand califorian we can slash all the prices of rooms and then put newer cheaper prices up.In the process of building the new park a new shuttle monorail would be added with two trains(one for use and the other for maintenance) the only ride that isn't burned in the spectacle will be soarin but the film will be redone(to fit in with new themeing) and maybe the ride will be moved to fit in with new surroundings.Grizzly peak can burn with the rest of the park during day one(it is replacable).

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    Re: Extreme Makeover: DCA Edition

    Unfortunately, the "pollution points" accumlated by burning DCA would prohibit Fireworks for the rest of the year...need to come up with a clean-burning, very small tactical nuke, or perhaps just allow all Disneyland APs to go ballistic with sledge hammers and chainsaws, taking out their frustration on the park for ruining a perfectly good parking lot.

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    Re: Extreme Makeover: DCA Edition

    Even building Disneyland took a year to do. But I like the idea. If Disney were smart, they could do a big build up for the park.

    Walt would have done a show like that. Show the public all the new rides and attractions and what is going to be built. It would be a big hit for people in the West.

    They could close the park only in sections, maybe in quarters. Then only close the park totally for that last three month stretch. They have a grand-reopening with a new name and entrance. That would be exciting!
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