View Poll Results: Does DL need to incorporate further the 'thrill of height' into future attractions?

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  • Yes. New attractions should consider 'heighth' in their presentation.

    22 46.81%
  • No. The current attractions provide sufficient 'thrills' in regards to height.

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    DL Vertically Challenged?

    As Americans, we love to build taller, to fly higher, to be upwardly mobile. But is Disneyland shrinking? How could this be? There are few things as 'American' as Disneyland, and yet, on the whole, it is becoming 'vertically challenged'.


    The Skyway, the PeopleMover, the Rocket Jets, even the ill-fated Rocket Rods all have gone the way of the dinosaur, and have left DL considerably 'shorter'.



    Certainly, the scale of Disneyland cannot support a gigantic 'drop-style' attraction, but aren't there other viable options for giving Guests the 'thrill' that sheer height offers?

    Other than the obvious additions of something replacing the PeopleMover, what would you do solve DL's height deficiency? Or do you feel the current offerings (Splash Mountain's final drop, and the monorail) are sufficient?

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    Re: DL Vertically Challenged?

    Quote Originally Posted by fo'c's'le swab View Post
    Other than the obvious additions of something replacing the PeopleMover, what would you do solve DL's height deficiency?

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    Re: DL Vertically Challenged?

    An interesting observation. After seeing the Mailboomer acroos the street, I appreciate Dland's Downsizing. I can still see the Matterhorn and the Spires on Space from the 5 freeway and that's just enough to whet my appetite for some Dland Lovin'.

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    Re: DL Vertically Challenged?

    Something really high would destroy the theming of the lands I think.. If I can see something from another land.. thats no bueno.....
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    Re: DL Vertically Challenged?

    Awesome thread idea Swab. I get the feeling that DL is shrinking a little bit because there is no way to get above the heard so much anymore. Not that i want to start waxing nostalgic about the PM or the Skyway, but it seems like an attraction of this level is much needed at the moment. The Monorail, for as awesome as it is, is a little short for my tast, and drives by everything a little to quick.

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    Re: DL Vertically Challenged?

    Just getting the Astro Orbiters off the ground would contribute.
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    Re: DL Vertically Challenged?

    Quote Originally Posted by mousechild View Post
    Just getting the Astro Orbiters off the ground would contribute.
    That would help immensely. Also, I just cannot get over those ugly as **** rocks in front that just block the whole view.

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    Re: DL Vertically Challenged?

    But, before anyone gets the wrong idea, this is not what i am talking about:


    Cookie to whoever knows where that is?

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    Re: DL Vertically Challenged?

    Last weekend I rode the Skybuckets at the San Diego Zoo and it really made me how much I miss the experience in the park. I totally agree that the visual level could (and should) be taken up another tier, though I'd hate to see this result in cheap thrill rides like the Mailboomer and such.
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    Re: DL Vertically Challenged?

    They could just sell Fairy Dust in Fantasyland and you can make your own Aerial Experience.

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    Re: DL Vertically Challenged?

    I think the aforementioned vertically endowed rides were good examples of tall attractions that didn't create sightline problems, but they're somewhat of a rare breed. Tall rides, by nature, are seen. And not just from the land they inhabit, but from adjacent lands and possibly the entire resort. They are inherently visually competitive, and therefore can only exist in limited quantities--or they must be ubiquitous.


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    Re: DL Vertically Challenged?

    I'm with you Data. I would not mind a taller ride, or something on the level of PM or Rocket Rods. But i think it would harm some of the DL magic if you could spot it from everywhere, like the Maliboomer. If i want to see giant coaster's and such from the road, i'll drive up the 5 a little more.
    And that's not a MM bash..Because you guys know how i feel about that.

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    Re: DL Vertically Challenged?

    Mr. Roarke votes yes. Tattoo raised his hand but he prefers things on a smaller scale.

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    Re: DL Vertically Challenged?

    Quote Originally Posted by aashee View Post
    Mr. Roarke votes yes. Tattoo raised his hand but he prefers things on a smaller scale.
    Perhaps he remembers the days of the Forbidden Zone fondly?
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    Re: DL Vertically Challenged?

    Quote Originally Posted by aashee View Post
    Mr. Roarke votes yes. Tattoo raised his hand but he prefers things on a smaller scale.
    The first thing i thought of when i saw this picutre is that Mr. Roarke would want his ride "filled with rich Corinthian leather"
    I hope that didnt go over to many heads out there.

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