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    DCA Time Bombs!!

    Amusing article from Blueskydisney:

    Time Bombs...



    "Are we there yet?"

    "Are we there yet?"

    "Are we there yet?"

    You know the questions we get when kids become impatient about where they're going...

    We all know after hearing the rumors for the past few years that many Disney Geeks/Fans will be asking a similar question:

    "When will it be done?"

    Well, I guess it's time to show you a preliminary guide to the divisions of work to be done in "Phase One". Now, some of these could change depending on construction delays, weather and other factors but you can pretty much use this as a guide to the coming construction and which projects will go before others.

    I call these phases "Time Bombs"...

    Weapons of creativity to fend off the mediocrity of a generic theme park. These things have already had their timer set. Once they go off they're going to explode these areas and the results will be a decimation of the bland and boring with the plastering of rich, lavish theming all through the park.

    These Time Bombs are set to go off at different places at different times and the results will be nothing short of being visually stunning. Four and a half years from now you'll walk through DCA(don't get used to that acronym) and not realize it's the same park... sure some areas will be familiar, but overall you'll have never been to this park before.

    Shall we get started on our bombing run? Good...

    Time Bomb 1

    Paradise Pier and the surrounding area has been under construction since 2005 so it's had a bit of a head start. The Pier with its richly themed heavy D ticket will be through with construction in July. Actually, it'll be done mainly by April, but there will be tests and previews all the way through July which is when it is tentatively scheduled to open. The surrounding midway with its rethemed games will be open as well. Basically everything between the Carousel and Maliboomer will be finished by next summer. All the additions in the pier will be installed early next year so as to not interrupt the view of that new section. The Sun Wheel is currently scheduled to be completed around this time as well, although construction on it may drag a bit. Mickey's Fun Wheel should be done by the end of 2008 unless the current plans change.

    Time Bomb 2

    The transformation of Sunshine Plaza to Walt Disney Plaza is supposed to get started in fall of next year. Once the temporary entrance is done expect bulldozers to start rolling and construction to be completed on this visually extravagant set-back to the late 20's/early 30's by late 2009 or early 2010. The construction will probably be done in two phases with the front section being done first and then the courtyard with its trolley, restaurants and shops going up after that part is done.

    Time Bomb 3

    The retheming of this section of Paradise Pier and the absorption of Route 66 will start in late 2009 and continue through late 2010 or early 2011 to be finished around the time of the tenth anniversary. The shops and beer garden will layer the area in a bygone era... while "Goofy's Sky School" will stick out, but be a much more immersive and lavishly themed coaster that doesn't resemble the Mulholland Madness kiddie coaster of today. The Maliboomer should be removed around this time and the work on the Orange Stinger and the surrounding area will begin as well.

    Time Bomb 4

    The Little Mermaid attraction and area will start to arise when the Golden Dreams building is removed in early 2009 and the construction of an elaborate show building is constructed. Work on the expanded viewing area should start in late 2008 so that the area will be available for use in late 2009 when "Disney's World of Color" is tentatively scheduled to make its bow.

    Time Bomb 5

    The areas atop where Ariel's Grotto and the surrounding stores should start to see work begin on them in early 2009. The plan is to have construction done by the time DWOC debuts and the lower levels are supposed to get enclosed so as to not get any paying diners wet. This area should be done by late 2009 should no delays come up.

    Time Bomb 6

    The final and largest part of the expansion gets underway in late 2009 when planning for "Cars Land" turns into overdrive. By early 2010 the area will be a hive of activity. The construction walls and signs will point to the great new addition that takes up 20 percent of the park and will change the skyline and theming once done. The area around "Bugs Land" that people see when walking by that exposes the outside of the resort(hotels, power-lines) will disappear by the time this expansion opens up in 2012.

    By the time DCA has its tenth anniversary the entire park will be remade and look brand spanking new... the only thing that won't be open by the tenth will be "Cars Land", but it will be ever-so present... with the construction of those giant mesas looming overhead Disney Geeks/Fans will be running about the new park, most likely with the new name all giddy. Peering over their shoulder at the final jewel, the final present of "Phase One" to be opened in the summer of 2012.

    If by that fall the clicks are starting to edge up to the 9 million mark...

    Iger will give the official nod to "Phase Two" and you can expect some form of announcement at the end of that year or the beginning of 2013 talking about even more goodies. John Lasseter and Bob Weis have a few surprises up their sleeves that are expected and at least one that will give the faithful a reason to have faith.

    A LOT of faith...
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    Re: Disneyland Time Bombs!!

    Funny! Thanks for sharing.

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    Re: Disneyland Time Bombs!!

    What Honor Hunter has to say about the infamous Mickey face:

    Honor Hunter said... It's not a new attraction, just the retheming of the wheel to more match the area it's in. More Victorian theming and the Mickey face going over where the sun face is now.

    It's going to play a part in the WOC show. The new lighting will be more interactive and the face will play a part of the show a bit.
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    Re: Disneyland Time Bombs!!

    Sounds about right to me!

    I don't want to wait...


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    Re: Disneyland Time Bombs!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Datameister View Post
    Sounds about right to me!

    I don't want to wait...
    Neither do I, I saw a lot more 2009 and beyond timelines than 2008's.
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    Re: Disneyland Time Bombs!!

    If you look closely at the map, the location of Mickey's Fun Wheel has moved to directly in front of Triton's Carousel. Though I'm not sure if this is a minor mistake or intentional, considering it looks like the footprint of the Sun Wheel is still there.
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    Re: Disneyland Time Bombs!!

    Probably a mistake.


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    Re: Disneyland Time Bombs!!

    Quote Originally Posted by patch View Post
    If you look closely at the map, the location of Mickey's Fun Wheel has moved to directly in front of Triton's Carousel. Though I'm not sure if this is a minor mistake or intentional, considering it looks like the footprint of the Sun Wheel is still there.
    I think it is a mistake...
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    Re: Disneyland Time Bombs!!

    Title should read DCA Time Bombs and not Disneyland....

    Too much wine, sorry!
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    Re: Disneyland Time Bombs!!

    Why would they start the work next fall when they could have already started it this fall? It makes worse sense because the crowds show up in fall. If they start this January, it would give them a few months advance to get the ball rolling before summer crowds hit. Why do they keep delaying all these new projects?

    And I thought I heard mention that the Mickey Fun Wheel will have a new, rethemed boarding area?

    I don't wait any longer!!!

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    Re: Disneyland Time Bombs!!

    this is all only phases 1?
    how many phases after 1 are there?

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    Re: Disneyland Time Bombs!!

    Quote Originally Posted by ROBONICS95 View Post
    Title should read DCA Time Bombs and not Disneyland....

    Too much wine, sorry!
    the title is fixed.

    as for the Sun Wheel location, he mentions that it's just an error on the map, it's not moving anywhere.

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    Re: DCA Time Bombs!!

    If by that fall the clicks are starting to edge up to the 9 million mark...

    Iger will give the official nod to "Phase Two" and you can expect some form of announcement at the end of that year or the beginning of 2013 talking about even more goodies. John Lasseter and Bob Weis have a few surprises up their sleeves that are expected and at least one that will give the faithful a reason to have faith.

    A LOT of faith...
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    Re: Disneyland Time Bombs!!

    Quote Originally Posted by patattack View Post
    this is all only phases 1?
    how many phases after 1 are there?
    I'm guessing work on the entry plaza will begin next fall because they're going to be working on getting Stage 17 ready to be used as a new entrance. I wonder if it they will theme the inside of Stage 17 to be an interesting entry into the park? Maybe something similar to Walt Disney Studios Paris' Disney Studio #1 entry?

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