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    Re: Monsters Inc.: The Forgotten Taxi

    Quote Originally Posted by Old_School_Goofy View Post
    That just a plain rude statement....
    Sorry but it's the sad truth, one single person moving slowly or not getting in fast enough and they go down because it gets backed up.I wish we could load at a normal pace but it's not reality, we're fighting daily to get the most people through and one person who isn't paying attention ruins it for hundreds of people and makes the cast members lives hell.I don't think it's a lot to ask for, pay attention and follow the rules.

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    Re: Monsters Inc.: The Forgotten Taxi

    Quote Originally Posted by Old_School_Goofy View Post
    But the ride is made for a 2 year old....they don't care what the plot is as long as they see their favorite character...same with Pooh..that why imagineers can pull it off.

    by the way for those adults out there...at the exit to Pooh is Pooh stic bridge...its my favorite
    But why is the ride for 2 year olds? Monsters Inc., the movie, certainly isn't for 2 year olds. The movie references an energy crisis, corporate corruption, parental responsibility, etc., etc. etc. I don't expect the ride to get into all that, but I don't see that as a franchise aimed solely at 2 year olds.

    And why did the Imagineers bother to put in the framing device about the taxi there at all, if these 2 year olds aren't going to care anyway. (And I'm not entirely sure how incapable they are of following a plot.)

    Anyhow, I, an adult, did actually enjoy the Monsters Inc. ride (unlike Pooh). There was, at least, more than one thing at a time to look at (unlike Pooh).

    I do want to say, the taxi thing doesn't sink the ride on Monster's Inc. I just think it could be improved.

    Pooh, BTW, is a franchise which has been popular for many years and cuts across many generation gaps. If anything shouldn't have been aimed at one narrow demographic, it's Pooh.
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    Re: Monsters Inc.: The Forgotten Taxi

    Perhaps Disney could create a subtheme for the backlot...maybe haunted hollywood?
    It could then become a supertheme and reference itself in subtle atmospheric cues.
    (Maybe at night even incorperate a "ghost tour" of somekind?) This might work well with the new placemaking.

    This would make Monster's relevant and it would make TOT even more relevant.

    That being said; we could start off on a tour of a hollywood suburb nicknamed "Monstropolis". From that point we would be observers to the panic of the city.

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    Re: Monsters Inc.: The Forgotten Taxi

    I think the idea of guests being a monster/ Mike & Sulley is pretty good.

    Instead of a doors facade & taxi transporation hub, how about being a monster news crew? (Monster) guests are in their news van going out to get the latest scoop on the "human child"... the news crew is already at the beginning and end of the ride... and the vehicles have those TV monitors.

    But then this "news van" idea kinda reminded me of IOA's Spider-Man ride. Then again... a taxi dark ride reminds most of us about Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin.

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    Re: Monsters Inc.: The Forgotten Taxi

    I'm 23 years old and i absolutely LOVE this ride. I don't analyze any ride to the point where i don't understand why a taxi cab is in the bathroom scene on Monsters Inc. I just enjoy myself and immerse myself in the magic. This one has neat theming and with having to use the same vehicles and such from Superstar Limo i think its a well done ride.


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    Re: Monsters Inc.: The Forgotten Taxi

    Quote Originally Posted by IzzyInWonderland View Post
    I'm 23 years old and i absolutely LOVE this ride. I don't analyze any ride to the point where i don't understand why a taxi cab is in the bathroom scene on Monsters Inc. I just enjoy myself and immerse myself in the magic. This one has neat theming and with having to use the same vehicles and such from Superstar Limo i think its a well done ride.

    You are very right that it's a nice cover up for the awful Superstar Limo and I'm glad you love it.

    You and I are probably a different breed of person by nature as I grew up watching those Walt Disney shows and animated films nonstop, trying to figure out how it was done and trying to imitate it. By doing this, I formed a critical eye and can't help but notice things about rides and movies.

    But I have to admit, I didn't even consider the question of why we're in taxi cabs prior to this thread being made! Now I can't stop thinking about it.


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    Re: Monsters Inc.: The Forgotten Taxi

    I just watched Monsters Inc. lol..... random fact.......... it was on the disney channel......yeah.....


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    Re: Monsters Inc.: The Forgotten Taxi

    Back to a point that was discussed before in the thread. I wish the focus would be more on us in the ride rather than watching a movie. Fact is we are humans, monsters are supposed to be scared of humans. This could easily be brought into the ride to make us feel like the monsters are reacting more to us rather than Boo.

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    Re: Monsters Inc.: The Forgotten Taxi

    Quote Originally Posted by aashee View Post
    Back to a point that was discussed before in the thread. I wish the focus would be more on us in the ride rather than watching a movie. Fact is we are humans, monsters are supposed to be scared of humans. This could easily be brought into the ride to make us feel like the monsters are reacting more to us rather than Boo.

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    Whole-heartedly agree. Any argument that says the older fantasyland dark rides are a retelling of the movie is a bit outdated, and even then, those older rides did a better job of making the guest feel like a part of the environment.


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    Re: Monsters Inc.: The Forgotten Taxi

    Quote Originally Posted by Coheteboy View Post
    You are very right that it's a nice cover up for the awful Superstar Limo and I'm glad you love it.

    You and I are probably a different breed of person by nature as I grew up watching those Walt Disney shows and animated films nonstop, trying to figure out how it was done and trying to imitate it. By doing this, I formed a critical eye and can't help but notice things about rides and movies.

    But I have to admit, I didn't even consider the question of why we're in taxi cabs prior to this thread being made! Now I can't stop thinking about it.
    Being a theatre major and film minor, I also have a very critical eye. Of course having a critical eye happens to be part of my personality in the first place. I think if you pleased people with critical eyes, you would also please the average guest and than everybody would be happy. The general public must think something is wrong with Monsters Inc when it is brand new and often has 5 minute lines, however they don't necessarily have the critical eye to realize what makes it so dull.

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    Maybe it would be more exciting if some of the lines were a bit better. Every other thing Randal has the same phrasing. "You'll never find her door now! She'll never get home now!"

    That, and Mike and Sulley in the door room just remind me of Emporium window displays. It's funny, the 2d cutouts in Mr. Toad's Wild Ride seem to have more animation than the characters in Monsters, Inc.

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    Re: Monsters Inc.: The Forgotten Taxi

    Quote Originally Posted by aashee View Post
    Back to a point that was discussed before in the thread. I wish the focus would be more on us in the ride rather than watching a movie. Fact is we are humans, monsters are supposed to be scared of humans. This could easily be brought into the ride to make us feel like the monsters are reacting more to us rather than Boo.
    I like this point a lot. Although Monsters Inc in definitely one of my least favorite dark rides, simply because I feel jipped with it, adding us in as a factor woudl be awesome. My favorite ppark of the ride is Roz because she interacts with us in her own way.

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    Re: Monsters Inc.: The Forgotten Taxi

    Quote Originally Posted by Disneyphenom View Post
    That, and Mike and Sulley in the door room just remind me of Emporium window displays. It's funny, the 2d cutouts in Mr. Toad's Wild Ride seem to have more animation than the characters in Monsters, Inc.

    I think a lot of the fun in the original dark rides are the compact nature of the ride vehicles and the speed in which you pass a scene. It's kinda like "blink and you miss it" almost.

    Pooh and Monsters in contrast is "blink and it's still there... blink again, it's still there...."


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    Re: Monsters Inc.: The Forgotten Taxi

    Quote Originally Posted by Coheteboy View Post
    I think a lot of the fun in the original dark rides are the compact nature of the ride vehicles and the speed in which you pass a scene. It's kinda like "blink and you miss it" almost.

    Pooh and Monsters in contrast is "blink and it's still there... blink again, it's still there...."
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