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    Disney's Pixar Adventure? Not So Much!

    Counting all attractions in Disney's California Adventure, there are about 34! Subtract the Pixar attractions, you get about 24 original attractions. Although the number of Pixar attractions is a bit high, it's good to see at least a few original attractions in DCA. Your opinions?
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    Re: Disney's Pixar Adventure? Not So Much!

    I love them all. Disney got ideas for rides from other movies - why not pixar? It is disney owned now.

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    Re: Disney's Pixar Adventure? Not So Much!

    i have no problem with the pixar attractions, if they help bring dca up to par (kinda sorta) with its big brother next door, then i say go for it



    what i dont get is all of the complaining about how lots of the new rides going into the park have nothing to do with the cali theme....what is the major connecting theme between NOS, TL, FL, TT, frontierland, adventureland, etc? the fact that walt wanted them in his park?


    the park (DCA) can still thrive and be theme-appropriate so long as the rides going in fit the theme of the LAND they are being built in

    maybe we wont have the overall "California" theme goin on, but we will have themes about hollywood, redwood trails, aviation (condor flats), boardwalks, etc...and if we focus on theming rides to these lands, rather than to the idea of cali, well, we open a heckuva lot more doors for possible rides that could go into the park, dont you think?
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    Re: Disney's Pixar Adventure? Not So Much!

    Introducing more Pixar elements to DCA is merely a bromide. Because of the popularity of Pixar films, it is being viewed by some as a panacea for DCA's woes--but not by me. Will it get more kiddies and accompanying Moms and Dads in the queues? Maybe. Does it make it a better park? My answer is no.
    Stronger, cohesive creative theming is what will improve DCA, not random Pixar kiddie rides.

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    Pixar is Disney now. Don't know why people keep acting like they are seperate entities still.

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    I wonder if 50 years ago people were bitching about Fantasyland only rehashing old tired Disney cartoons. For some reason I think Walt would just do what he thought was right and make the park the best way he saw fit. Makes you glad message boards and chat rooms have only been around a limited time.

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    Re: Disney's Pixar Adventure? Not So Much!

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mad Hatter View Post
    Pixar is Disney now. Don't know why people keep acting like they are seperate entities still.
    I believe "Pixar" is being used more as an adjective in many posts. Simply to identify a "brand" (hate that term) that descibes the "product" (hate that term, too). "Pixar" is synonomous with computer-animated films, while Disney is not synonomous with computer-animated films (at least not yet).
    I believe it to be a matter of distinction, not a matter of ownership.
    Oh, before I forget... more Pixar attractions at DCA? Bleh

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    Re: Disney's Pixar Adventure? Not So Much!

    Quote Originally Posted by fo'c's'le swab View Post
    I believe "Pixar" is being used more as an adjective in many posts. Simply to identify a "brand" (hate that term) that descibes the "product" (hate that term, too). "Pixar" is synonomous with computer-animated films, while Disney is not synonomous with computer-animated films (at least not yet).
    I believe it to be a matter of distinction, not a matter of ownership.
    Oh, before I forget... more Pixar attractions at DCA? Bleh
    Point taken. I wonder if people would still feel this way if Pixar produced traditinal animated features rather than cg films. For Disney it's all about story, and IMO the Pixar joints for the most part have great stories.

    I personally love the Pixar attractions/areas at DCA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aashee View Post
    I wonder if 50 years ago people were bitching about Fantasyland only rehashing old tired Disney cartoons. For some reason I think Walt would just do what he thought was right and make the park the best way he saw fit. Makes you glad message boards and chat rooms have only been around a limited time.

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    Well since the concept of a theme park was groundbreaking back then, I doubt anyone was thinking that the attractions were unimaginative at the time. I just went to DCA for the first time last week. I was underwhelmed. I was there at the resort for 5 days with a 5 day parkhopper ticket. On the third day, we went to DCA. We promptly went back across the plaza late that afternoon after seeing the whole DCA park. We received Dream Fastpasses on day 4 (for both parks) and guess what! The DCA Fastpass in still intact. I was not about to waste another second over at that other park. It served the place better as a parking lot, I'm sure. If you are going to build a compliment to the best theme park on the planet...it had beter be kick-a**!
    I felt like I was in some bad dream while at DCA. Had I mistakenly wandered in to an outdoor mall? Or was I at Six Flags? Or, heaven forbid, I'm not at the Disney/MGM park in Orlando...am I? Somebody wake me, please from this awful dream! I won't be back there to DCA for quite some time. I know first hand that Disney can do better. I worked for the mouse for a decade (86-96) in Glendale and Orlando. Yes, I know what they are holding back from you, the loyal fan base. And frankly....it is sad that they are cheating you on so many levels. In closing, I enjoyed Downtown Disney more than I did DCA.

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    Re: Disney's Pixar Adventure? Not So Much!

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mad Hatter View Post
    Point taken. I wonder if people would still feel this way if Pixar produced traditinal animated features rather than cg films. For Disney it's all about story, and IMO the Pixar joints for the most part have great stories.

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    Good thought. It would be interesting if reactions would, over time, change if Disney formally dropped the "Pixar" and just released all forms of animation under the Disney Studios name...maybe we'll see it, eh?

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    Re: Disney's Pixar Adventure? Not So Much!

    If Pixar rides fit in the lands they were thrust into, I wouldn't mind as much. Like, for example, if they themed Buzz around the fictional space ranger in the films like they did with the cartoon show, it would fit TL. But Monsters Inc in Tommorowland makes little sense, as does Finding Nemo.

    If they want, they can make it Pixar's California Adventure and have the concept be Pixar presents California, then the themes would work as long as the Pixar characters were still doing something relavent to CA, such as the Midway Mania attraction.

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    Re: Disney's Pixar Adventure? Not So Much!

    Quote Originally Posted by Professortango View Post
    If Pixar rides fit in the lands they were thrust into, I wouldn't mind as much. Like, for example, if they themed Buzz around the fictional space ranger in the films like they did with the cartoon show, it would fit TL. But Monsters Inc in Tommorowland makes little sense, as does Finding Nemo.
    I am fine with the Subs being part of tomorrowland, even with the Nemo overlay the sub adventure is about exploring the sea and although that is not futuristic, it is about science, advancement of knowledge, etc which does fit in some ways to the technology theme of tomorrowland. With the fact that its almost impossible to update TL every 10 years to keep up with the future, having science based attractions (like Inner Space for example) and the Subs still fit in with the general theme of tomorrow...learning and broadening our knowledge.

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    Re: Disney's Pixar Adventure? Not So Much!

    Quote Originally Posted by Walt Jr. View Post
    Counting all attractions in Disney's California Adventure, there are about 34! Subtract the Pixar attractions, you get about 24 original attractions. Although the number of Pixar attractions is a bit high, it's good to see at least a few original attractions in DCA. Your opinions?
    I like both at DCA, the Pixar and the CA based rides. SoCal is known for its movies and so as long as a Pixar movie attraction fits into the land in DCA (Like Monsters, or Midway) then I am all for it. DL attaches rides to many of its movies (well, and visa versa I suppose) and it makes sense that DCA would do the same. Having characters attached to the rides and the parks are opportunities for merchandise, and a way to pull more fans of those movies into the parks.

    Lets face it, there is a reason Magic Mountain adopted Warner Bros and Knotts adopted Peanuts. They saw the opportunity for attracting more people.

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    Re: Disney's Pixar Adventure? Not So Much!

    I don't mind Pixar when it fits the theme. I feel like Disney has been forcing Pixar things to fit. I love the Monsters Inc movie but it does not fit a back lot theme. I love Toy Story, but I don't see what toys have to do with seaside carnival. I DO think that Cars fits perfectly into the California theme and am looking forward to that ride when it is built.
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