The era of "No Originality"?
Okay, I'm everyone has already come to this conclussion already and I'm stating the obvious here. But it seems like ever since the TL refurb in 98 (that bombed horribly) that the Disney Execs and Imagineers have completely lost any imagination or passion when it comes to new attractions or rides. Let's take a look at the attractions over the last couple years.
DCA- Mostly overglorified carny rides you can find anywhere else. If not that, they were clones of WDW rides. The only real noteworthy somewhat original ride is "Soaring", and that's still a simulator.
MAWP- Everyone knows the flop that was "The Many Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh", which is just a clone anyways. A HORRIBLE one at that.
TOT: A clone of a WDW ride.
BLAB: A clone
Nemo Subs- Just a re-do of an old attraction, probably just going to add Nemo characters and that will be all.
People Mover- Just a re-do
Monsters Inc.- Now I'll admit that this is actually original and not a clone. But still it's just a dark ride and it just seems like it's another ride to make money off Pixar movies and characters.
Now what happened to AA in rides? what happened to coming up with original ideas for rides instead of just "let's make this a dark ride" or "let's send in a clone from WDW" or "Let's just bring back this ride and add a pixar character"?
I mean seriously, it is getting semi ridiculous on how lazy Disney has gotten with their "ideas".
And I know that we got a great new Prez coming in named Matt, but it's going to take more than just him. The whole management needs to be overhauled and replaced with people who just aren't out to make money, it needs to be replaced with people who actually "care" about the traditions and values the park is based on not about making new stores. Also, they need Imagineers who aren't going to CUT CORNERS becasue a task is too diffucult. Pooh wouldn't have been crappy, if the people building it and transporting it were putting a hundred and ten percent into it, same goes for DCA and other flops within the park.
I'm sorry to be going off on a rant but I want to see a return to tradition in the resort. More rides that feature AA, because those are the most popular rides. More rides that are based on a original concept not on what has been done before or based off a pixar character. I mean the possibilities for new attractions are endless, I know alot of people on these boards have already come up with Disney worthy ride ideas that are original. So with we can come up with original ideas for attractions for the park, why can't management and Imagineers do so as well?