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    Is the Grand Canyon Diorama getting some TLC? (merged threads)

    I rode the train this evening from TL to Main St. and saw that they have the first half of the diorama blocked from view with black plastic. Does anyone know what they are actually doing to it?

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    Re: Is the Grand Canyon Diorama getting some TLC?

    I noticed the same thing today. I'm guessing it's just down for some touch up work.

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    Re: Is the Grand Canyon Diorama getting some TLC?

    They're upgrading it with an extinction scene.

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    Re: Is the Grand Canyon Diorama getting some TLC?

    So are they adding any new stuff in there?
    Yea it does look a bit dated im glad they are at least painting it or giving it a lil tlc.
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    Re: Is the Grand Canyon Diorama getting some TLC?

    Quote Originally Posted by JeffYardDog View Post
    They're upgrading it with an extinction scene.

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    Re: Is the Grand Canyon Diorama getting some TLC?

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    Re: Is the Grand Canyon Diorama getting some TLC?

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    Re: Is the Grand Canyon Diorama getting some TLC?

    They are adding a couple of Disney animated characters to the scenes. Whether or not they are Pixar related is still up in the air.

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    Re: Is the Grand Canyon Diorama getting some TLC?

    Isn't the Grand Canyon suite music about riding mules in the Canyon? So why no mules in the diorama?

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    Re: Is the Grand Canyon Diorama getting some TLC?

    They're putting in a big screen. You'll pick up your 3D glasses at the Tomorrowland Station.


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    Re: Is the Grand Canyon Diorama getting some TLC?

    Quote Originally Posted by daannzzz View Post
    They are adding a couple of Disney animated characters to the scenes. Whether or not they are Pixar related is still up in the air.
    You are probably right! (MY guess is Pixar's Bugs Life. They are adding an ant colony in the background) JK. I have no idea.

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    Smile Re: Is the Grand Canyon Diorama getting some TLC?

    They are actually replacing a lot of the lighting in there...cuz most of the lights in there have broken and im guessing they will fix all the fans in there that give wind effects to the trees. Aside from that, wasnt told if there are any other things that will be fixed. Hopefully clean up of the cob webs inside too...

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    Re: Is the Grand Canyon Diorama getting some TLC?

    I also heard they are adding an Indian Casino. This should boost ridership and profitablity for that portion of the ride.

    As for the Prehistoric side, they are trying to find a way to convert the dinosaurs into fossil fuel even before they become, well, ya know...fossils.

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    Quote Originally Posted by disneyfn View Post
    Isn't the Grand Canyon suite music about riding mules in the Canyon? So why no mules in the diorama?
    Ferde Grofé's piece "Grand Canyon Suite," particularly the movement "On the Trail" does provide the musical score for this portion of the diorama. The piece is suggestive of mules braying and meandering down a trail with tourists on their backs, but the diorama doesn't show tourists--it's meant to look more natural. Besides, from the train's vantage point, any mules on the trail would not be visible.

    The Grand Canyon Suite is a delightful piece of music, and paints a full aural day at the Canyon, from sunup until sundown.

    In an unusual segway, for those Micechatters who are also fans of "A Christmas Story," the scene where Ralphie awakens on Christmas Day to a newly-fallen snow features the tail end of "On the Trail" as its musical accompaniment, the music suggesting frigid temperatures, ice and snow. Feel free to drop that little bit of musical trivia on your friends next time you're riding the train!

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    Re: Is the Grand Canyon Diorama getting some TLC?

    It is sad one of the nicest parts of the park gets such little attention.
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