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    How will the new DCA be premiered?

    I was wondering how you think Disney is going to handle the "opening” of the “new” DCA. I would think that they’ll want to have some major event, but it’s going to be kind of difficult obviously because they are going to be finishing section by section, so when exactly to do that would be a difficult choice. I would guess they’ll make the opening of Carsland the big event, but by then many people will already have seen most of the other changes. What do you think they’ll do and what do you think is the best way to handle it ?

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    Re: How will the new DCA be premiered?

    I would think that they would have a big second grand opening.

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    Re: How will the new DCA be premiered?

    I think the new entrance area will be the most drastic change; imagine if they rebuilt Main Street U.S.A. over at Disneyland. It also seems this area will be the "soul" of the new DCA, with the Walt Disney tributes and the history lessons etc. So I suppose a second grand opening would probably work best after they finish that.

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    Re: How will the new DCA be premiered?

    Probably an event (maybe even broadcast on TV, as if to say "this place doesn't suck anymore!") for it's 10th anniversary in February 2011.
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    Re: How will the new DCA be premiered?

    hmmm
    Something big to draw in the crowds

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    Re: How will the new DCA be premiered?

    I don't think they're going to have a huge grand opening thing, but Carsland and Walt Disney will be huge deals and probably have media coverage(in a very positive way for DCA)

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    Re: How will the new DCA be premiered?

    I don't think there will be anything major taking place other than the likes of Cars land. Although I do think they will have a re-dedication event once everything is completed in these revamp plans.

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    Re: How will the new DCA be premiered?

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    Re: How will the new DCA be premiered?

    i'm curious if they leave the high tension power lines and stuff in the (almost formerly) timon parking area, or figure out a way to blend it into the carsland theme. since alot of the country in the time cars was (partially) set (modern day/but old themed) crisscrossed with power lines similar to what is there, it really wouldn't come off as a "eyesore" in my eyes...

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    Re: How will the new DCA be premiered?

    Quote Originally Posted by SingingAngel7242 View Post
    hmmm
    Something big to draw in the crowds
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    Re: How will the new DCA be premiered?

    C'mon Disney is cheap...they will priemere Carsland really big and then expect you to just notice the other changes with no hoopla
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    Re: How will the new DCA be premiered?

    Part of the reason Main Street is so charming is that they didn't have to rebuild it. Sure they have made changes over the years, but they got it right the first time.

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    Sad Re: How will the new DCA be premiered?

    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Bob View Post
    I would guess they’ll make the opening of Carsland the big event, but by then many people will already have seen most of the other changes. What do you think they’ll do and what do you think is the best way to handle it ?
    Maybe they should...hmm. I don't know.
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    Re: How will the new DCA be premiered?

    I would expect a lot of smaller events for the each individual attraction/land opening.... and then a major media blitz for the 10th anniversary that can show all the advancements in a flashy 30 second commercial spot.

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    Re: How will the new DCA be premiered?

    Quote Originally Posted by pussnboots View Post
    I think the new entrance area will be the most drastic change; imagine if they rebuilt Main Street U.S.A. over at Disneyland. It also seems this area will be the "soul" of the new DCA, with the Walt Disney tributes and the history lessons etc. So I suppose a second grand opening would probably work best after they finish that.
    Yes, the new entry will be the most noticable, however Al had stated that Disney has at this time, pulled the plug on doing anything on the inside of the Carthay Circle Building, which was the updated and interactive Walt Disney Story. HOPEFULLY the Imagineers and Lasseter have theirs butts in gear, making sure that something substantial will be placed inside what was to have been the new Centerpiece of the New and Improved DCA.

    As far as how the project completion will be celebrated, sounds likely that it will be part of DCA's 10th Anniversary, perhaps a name change of the park, as small as it may be, along with an entirely new dedication.

    ......... and then a big bonfire while burning effigies of Pressler and Eisner would be a nice touch.

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