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    4/5: Timelines & Faultlines

    Disneyland's newest are almost ready, Mary gets it, What if a quake hits? Discuss it here...

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    Re: 4/5: Timelines & Faultlines

    This update is thankfully filled to the rafters with information. Thanks Al for obviously putting so much research into this article. It's articles like this one that separate your columns from all others on the web. I look forward to your columns more thany other and I am always blown away at the amount of info that's included therein. I can't wait for the ticketed AP previews. I'm more excited for this summer than I've been in years! Thanks Al!

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    Re: 4/5: Timelines & Faultlines

    It sure is going to be a crazy summer this year. It almost makes me wish I renewed my pass last year.


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    Re: 4/5: Timelines & Faultlines

    Because 3 days worth of emergency food provisions stored in the back warehouses is not being prepared. Al Lutz, please. Want to know a secret? When it comes to earthquakes and other disasters, training goes right out the window. You don't know how anyone will react until they are put in that scenario. The footage from Tokyo shows the exact same vague emergency plan: Evacuate to the designated area. You also suggest that there is no one who will evacuate the guests, that is pure nonsense. In attractions for example, cast members would never leave the building while guests are still inside. A panic'ed one perhaps, but that is an exception. Cast members are not just morally involved here, they are legally required to do so by the contracts they signed.

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    Re: 4/5: Timelines & Faultlines

    Quote Originally Posted by Telpeurion View Post
    Want to know a secret? When it comes to earthquakes and other disasters, training goes right out the window
    Not GOOD training - and that's the difference. That's why people like first responders, military, etc train so often and so indepth, rather then just talk about it.

    As much as Al's article is so cynical towards Park management - I truely hope they take the Tokyo situation as a wake-up call to do a self-assessment of their own readiness and take actions to ensure they are ready. The Tokyo situation showed new dimensions where when transit is shutdown for extended periods - then what? If the right people aren't there, and can't get there, then what? etc. If you remove Al from the equation.. I truely hope P&R is serious about preparation and using the recent disaster as the gut check to say how committed they are or are not to readiness.
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    Re: 4/5: Timelines & Faultlines

    Somebody help me understand -- if Lasseter wants the ride to move slower, why does TDO have the option to say "no"? I don't get it. It's another one of those weird examples where upper management gets involved to make things better at DL but WDW just disregards it. I don't understand how they have that authority.
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    Re: 4/5: Timelines & Faultlines

    Quote Originally Posted by Doopey1 View Post
    Somebody help me understand -- if Lasseter wants the ride to move slower, why does TDO have the option to say "no"? I don't get it. It's another one of those weird examples where upper management gets involved to make things better at DL but WDW just disregards it. I don't understand how they have that authority.
    To be honest, I don't really think Lasseter cares about WDW at all. He probably lets them go off and do their own thing but he keeps a close eye on Disneyland and makes sure everything lives up to his standards around here. I'm not entirely sure of the situation, but it sounds like Lasseter only requested the Disneyland version be slowed down, ignoring Orlando completely.

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    Re: 4/5: Timelines & Faultlines

    Quote Originally Posted by Doopey1 View Post
    Somebody help me understand -- if Lasseter wants the ride to move slower, why does TDO have the option to say "no"? I don't get it. It's another one of those weird examples where upper management gets involved to make things better at DL but WDW just disregards it. I don't understand how they have that authority.
    Well you could also take into account the attractions are set in different parks - with very different capacity and demand needs too. What may be 'acceptable' tradeoff in one doesn't always equate to the other.
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    Re: 4/5: Timelines & Faultlines

    The explanation on the premiere of Star Tours and The Little Mermaid is messy. It would seem like both would officially open at the same time, June 2nd. Is this correct?

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    Re: 4/5: Timelines & Faultlines

    Had the new fried green tomato sandwich at Hungry Bear over the weekend. Both my wife and I enjoyed very much (along with the sweet potato fries). Reminded me very much of the Po'Boys down in New Orleans. (Which in some sense makes me wonder why this sandwich is offered at HB).

    It was fairly priced, filling and extremely tasty. My only concern is that I don't expect this sandwich to stay on the menu that long. Unlike my my wife and me who love fried green tomatoes (and the main reason I grow tomatoes), I think most of the un-educated food public that exist in OC won't get it and pass this sandwich by for the chicken or burgers. I hope this is not the case and congrats to the Disney culinary team for putting this on the menu!

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    Re: 4/5: Timelines & Faultlines

    Pirates 4 premiere is May 7th, according to Walt Disney Pictures. Looks like we've at least got some confirmation now!

    Love the update, as usual!

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    Re: 4/5: Timelines & Faultlines

    I like the idea of tiered pricing based on seasons or day of the week. I do agree this is going to mess with idea of a Disneyland ticket that is purchased in advance, like the packages they sell at Costco. I'm sure they could simply market those as being available for use anytime, and price them accordingly so that people who smart shop will simply choose to use them on Saturdays in the middle of summer.

    In Hong Kong Disneyland, the ticket prices are different for off-season vs peak, and I think it's generally accepted.

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    Re: 4/5: Timelines & Faultlines

    Slowing down Little Mermaid so you can experience the ride better
    New, interesting food choices
    Helping motion sickness on Star Tours 2

    All of these decisions make me excited about the new regime.

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    Re: 4/5: Timelines & Faultlines

    If you can't retreive your car from Mickey and Friends, would they comp you a room in one of their hotels? And would the renovated Tinkertoy Hotel withstand an earthquake? Better to be staying in the Grand Californian, perhaps, since it's probably the most likely to withstand a large trembler.

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    Re: 4/5: Timelines & Faultlines

    Quote Originally Posted by aashee View Post
    New, interesting food choices
    Helping motion sickness on Star Tours 2

    All of these decisions make me excited about the new regime.
    Plus, think of the synergy. All the interesting new vomit that Star Tours CMs will get to clean up.

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