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    Call to Arms: Cinderella Suite West CONFIRMED - Save the Disney Gallery! (Merged)

    Yesterday while at City Hall, we had a plaid manager (not normal CM) CONFIRM 100% that the Disney Gallery was being converted over to a Cinderella Suite for Year of a Million Dreams until at the very least the end of the year.

    We cannot allow this to happen. We need to do at least two things:

    1. Everytime you go to the park stop by city hall both on the way in and on the way out and ask for a complaint form to fill out. Fill out one of these at least twice a day with each visit.

    2. Ed Grier appears to only care about good press for the park and nothing else. Maybe some bad press over this will stop it? I'm sure Al will post something after his 4th of July break, but we need more than that. The LA Times article on Pirate's Lair changed Disney's plans a bit, maybe if we can get the LA Times to print an article on how Disney is destroying another Walt Disney original in Disneyland it'll help them stop their plans for the Cinderella Suite.

    This is by far the worst idea to hit Disneyland since the “ride it until it fails” maintenance policy that lead to the Big Thunder Mountain and Columbia accidents in 2003. The Disney Gallery was originally built by Walt as his Royal Suite in New Orleans Square. The reason why there are so many power outlets in the rooms there is because Walt was planning on using it as an apartment and Lillian had a habit of moving furniture around. He installed so many outlets so that no matter where she moved his reading table, he’d be able to plug in his reading lamp.

    The Balcony, which Disneyland uses for premium seating for Fantasmic!, was placed where it is so Walt and Roy could have optimal viewing over the Rivers of America. If you sit up there and look out, you can see how perfect the view is. Walt and Roy’s initials are even right there in the iron grating of the Balcony.

    Transforming the Disney Gallery into a hotel room to satisfy the horribly unexciting Year of a Million Dreams “promotion” is an insult to the Disney name. It completely tosses away any of the respect and reverence the park tried to show to its legacy during the 50th Anniversary celebration during 2005 and 2006, and instead just looks to be a desperate attempt to get the attention of the press while ignoring the history that lies in every corner of the park.

    Every single Annual Passholder now has a duty to go directly to City Hall and make it be known that the Gallery is not to be touched.

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    Re: Call to Arms: Cinderella Suite West CONFIRMED - Save the Disney Gallery!

    But aren't they just converting it for a year? Won't it go back to being a Gallery after that? If that's the case, then having it temporarily be some princess attraction is OK with me.

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    Re: Call to Arms: Cinderella Suite West CONFIRMED - Save the Disney Gallery!

    The year of a Million Dreams is like half over. Why now are they doing this?
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    Re: Call to Arms: Cinderella Suite West CONFIRMED - Save the Disney Gallery!

    I don't mind. I actually think it would be exciting to stay the night at a place where Walt was supposed to live!
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    Re: Call to Arms: Cinderella Suite West CONFIRMED - Save the Disney Gallery!

    Quote Originally Posted by ttztotdca50 View Post
    I don't mind. I actually think it would be exciting to stay the night at a place where Walt was supposed to live!
    Yeah I kinda feel the same way. I'm not understanding how this is "destroying" the magic. Seems pretty magical to me! It's not like they're turning it into a McDonalds or something. And again, if it's just temporary, sounds OK to me. Walt always said Disneyland would never stop growing or changing. He wanted things to change and progress.

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    Re: Call to Arms: Cinderella Suite West CONFIRMED - Save the Disney Gallery!

    ok what is ever temporary? is abe back on mainstreet? if it gets done, it will stay permanently even if it's not a prize anymore. I have stated on another thread that this is a bad idea because of the location. DL has the mickey mouse suite and cinderella has nothing to do with New Orleans square.

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    Re: Call to Arms: Cinderella Suite West CONFIRMED - Save the Disney Gallery!

    I think it is fine.

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    Re: Call to Arms: Cinderella Suite West CONFIRMED - Save the Disney Gallery!

    I also think it would be very exciting to spend a night there (but I know the odds will be very slim)
    I’m ok with the change as long as its only temporary.
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    Re: Call to Arms: Cinderella Suite West CONFIRMED - Save the Disney Gallery!

    I am actually looking forward to that area being unaccessible to the general public once again. There was some mysteriousness to it back before they opened it up as the gallery back in the 80's.

    Just as long as they theme it other than Cinderella, I am fine with it. But if they have to theme it to Cinderella please do NOT do any changes to the outside.

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    Re: Call to Arms: Cinderella Suite West CONFIRMED - Save the Disney Gallery!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cmash95 View Post
    ok what is ever temporary? is abe back on mainstreet? if it gets done, it will stay permanently even if it's not a prize anymore. I have stated on another thread that this is a bad idea because of the location. DL has the mickey mouse suite and Cinderella has nothing to do with New Orleans square.

    You summed up my thoughts exactly. If this comes in I doubt the Disney Gallery will be back anytime soon. What does Cinderella have to do with NOS? If it must be then at least call it Walt's Suite or something. I swear between pirates and princesses ...

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    Re: Call to Arms: Cinderella Suite West CONFIRMED - Save the Disney Gallery!

    Cinderella in NOS? geez.

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    Re: Call to Arms: Cinderella Suite West CONFIRMED - Save the Disney Gallery!

    I don't agree with the Cinderella theming, but other than that, I believe the principle is entirely magical. Please step down from your high horse, Walt-channeller.
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    Re: Call to Arms: Cinderella Suite West CONFIRMED - Save the Disney Gallery!

    You know, I've heard that the gallery is haunted. Wouldn't it be funny if they do turn it into a hotel suite and no one will stay in there because of what might happen after park closing?

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    Re: Call to Arms: Cinderella Suite West CONFIRMED - Save the Disney Gallery!

    I don't agree. Part of New Orleans Sq is seeing the art within the Disney Gallery. And, being able to have a terrific view. I can't imagine not being able to go up there. Do we really think it will go back after the YOMD? Where is Lincoln? It's been a year! I hope this is just rumor and not true.

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    Re: Call to Arms: Cinderella Suite West CONFIRMED - Save the Disney Gallery!

    It would likely be NOS or Pirate themed. My big hope would be that they rip down those two hideous stairways leading to the Gallery and restore the building back to it's former glory. Maybe they would do the gallery in place of one of those badly themed NOS shops at ground level.
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