Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 41
  1. #16

    • Super Old Guy
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Dallas
    Posts
    3,520

    Re: 2/14: The Rizzo Factor

    I wasn't aware that the UofE curtains had been removed for a while now. I remember them moving back when Ellen pushed them back, and it was a pretty cool effect.

  2. #17

    • MiceAge Columnist
    • Moderator
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Orlando, FL
    Posts
    2,023

    Re: 2/14: The Rizzo Factor

    Moving drapes were in all three attractions at one time, and all were pulled back during the show to give a "reveal" moment. Here's when I noticed they disappeared:

    Ellen 3rd showroom (when she's on the helicopter) - maybe three years ago?
    Impressions de France - about two months ago
    Philharmagic - February 12

    Again, those are dates when I noticed them missing. They might have been missing a bit longer. But it's not possible they were missing for years and years before that. I am a weekly visitor to WDW, but I've only lived here since 2004.
    Kevin Yee
    MiceAge Columnist

    I am the author of several Disney books:
    Jason's Disneyland Almanac - a daily history of Disneyland
    Walt Disney World Hidden History - tributes, homages, and ride remnants at WDW
    Your Day at the Magic Kingdom
    Mouse Trap
    Tokyo Disney Made Easy
    101 Things You Never Knew About Disneyland
    Magic Quizdom (The Disneyland Trivia Book)

    “The press [should be] a watchdog. Not an attack dog. Not a lapdog. A watchdog. Now, a watchdog can't be right all the time. He doesn't bark only when he sees or smells something that's dangerous. A good watchdog barks at things that are suspicious.” – Dan Rather

  3. #18

    • Member
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    116

    Re: 2/14: The Rizzo Factor

    "Rides suffer when parts are broken or missing, and the show doesn’t look perfect."

    I don't like it when thinks are broken too, but Sheeez Kev, it's not on par with cancer or anything.




    Thomas
    "Decisions are easy, if you know what your values are" - Roy Disney

  4. #19

    • Super Old Guy
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Dallas
    Posts
    3,520

    Re: 2/14: The Rizzo Factor

    In Kevin's defense, he'd be the first to agree that it ain't cancer, and that there are a lot of problems in the world more critical than whether or not Disney is using curtains in an attraction or not. But this is a Disney fan site, and Kevin is writing about a subject that we all care about.

  5. #20

    • Member
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    84

    Re: 2/14: The Rizzo Factor

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinYee View Post
    Moving drapes were in all three attractions at one time, and all were pulled back during the show to give a "reveal" moment. Here's when I noticed they disappeared:

    Ellen 3rd showroom (when she's on the helicopter) - maybe three years ago?
    Impressions de France - about two months ago
    Philharmagic - February 12

    Again, those are dates when I noticed them missing. They might have been missing a bit longer. But it's not possible they were missing for years and years before that. I am a weekly visitor to WDW, but I've only lived here since 2004.
    France curtains were broke, so they just left them open. But maintenance doesn't fix curtains anymore. They have to call an outside contractor to fix curtains now. Just another way to reduce the amount of maintenance workers.

  6. #21

    • MiceAge Columnist
    • Moderator
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Orlando, FL
    Posts
    2,023

    Re: 2/14: The Rizzo Factor

    Quote Originally Posted by DRSeeker View Post
    France curtains were broke, so they just left them open. But maintenance doesn't fix curtains anymore. They have to call an outside contractor to fix curtains now. Just another way to reduce the amount of maintenance workers.
    Now THIS fits with the shortsighted policies of today's TDO. Maybe not Rizzo in intent, but in function.
    Kevin Yee
    MiceAge Columnist

    I am the author of several Disney books:
    Jason's Disneyland Almanac - a daily history of Disneyland
    Walt Disney World Hidden History - tributes, homages, and ride remnants at WDW
    Your Day at the Magic Kingdom
    Mouse Trap
    Tokyo Disney Made Easy
    101 Things You Never Knew About Disneyland
    Magic Quizdom (The Disneyland Trivia Book)

    “The press [should be] a watchdog. Not an attack dog. Not a lapdog. A watchdog. Now, a watchdog can't be right all the time. He doesn't bark only when he sees or smells something that's dangerous. A good watchdog barks at things that are suspicious.” – Dan Rather

  7. #22

    • Marching along
    • Offline

    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Clearwater, FL
    Posts
    203

    Re: 2/14: The Rizzo Factor

    The curtains are being replaced with simulated curtains integrated into the films themselves.

    Guests will be able to go online 90 days before their vacation and design their own curtains, choosing colors, patterns etc.

    During the attraction, guests will use a touchscreen or their smartphone to participate in an instant auction. The highest bidder will see his or her curtain pattern on the big screen and will be able to push a special button to "activate" the curtain from their seat!

    Either way, I hear this MAGICal waste of ENERGY is destined to make quite an IMPRESSION.

  8. #23

    • Blessed
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    3

    Re: 2/14: The Rizzo Factor

    My wife and I have been looking at going to WDW for the first time with our four kids. Since I have been reading all of the posts from the east I am thinking of going to Porta Villarta instead. It actually costs more to go to WDW, but it sounds like everything is falling apart. We are season pass holders here in California and I would say it is rare to see Disneyland let go for long at all. They stay on top of things here, excluding DCA for the first nine years. But even DCA has received much love and is looking to be really awesome!

    It is as if Disney in the east is owned by another company.

    Also forgot to say that I really like all of your articles and photo updates Kevin!

  9. #24

    • Banned User
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    1,497

    Re: 2/14: The Rizzo Factor

    Many people who have cancer do come to Disney for a respite. Would we want to spoil their vacation with a shoddy experience? I certainly don't want Disney's problems to be compared with cancer because they are not the same, yet this can be the excuse Disney is using (with your assist) since they won't be taking their own maintenance issues seriously.

    Nonetheless, cancer will always be with us. Disney doesn't have to be.

  10. #25

    • Pilot EdForceOne
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    15,827

    Re: 2/14: The Rizzo Factor

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinYee View Post
    Moving drapes were in all three attractions at one time, and all were pulled back during the show to give a "reveal" moment. Here's when I noticed they disappeared:

    Ellen 3rd showroom (when she's on the helicopter) - maybe three years ago?
    Impressions de France - about two months ago
    Philharmagic - February 12

    Again, those are dates when I noticed them missing. They might have been missing a bit longer. But it's not possible they were missing for years and years before that. I am a weekly visitor to WDW, but I've only lived here since 2004.
    Ok, I thought you were talking about other curtain effects in UoE. They removed the curtain effect in theater 1 which obscured the wraparound mirrors.. and I believe they have removed the curtain effect that hid the exit of theater 1 to the dino area.

    I guess what was was getting at was.. have we tried to confirm in some credible sense with Disney at all that the changes you have seen are temporary or not before calling them 'removed'?
    Check out my blog - Coreplex: Rambling from inside the Grid


    Am I evil? yes, I am
    Am I evil? I am man, yes, I am

    Quote Originally Posted by sleepyjeff View Post
    Disneyland was meant to be sipped not chug-a-lugged

  11. #26

    • MiceAge Columnist
    • Moderator
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Orlando, FL
    Posts
    2,023

    Re: 2/14: The Rizzo Factor

    Quote Originally Posted by flynnibus View Post
    I guess what was was getting at was.. have we tried to confirm in some credible sense with Disney at all that the changes you have seen are temporary or not before calling them 'removed'?
    I have not.

    Disney Press and Publicity pretends I don't exist; they literally ignore emails. It's kind of flattering, actually.
    Kevin Yee
    MiceAge Columnist

    I am the author of several Disney books:
    Jason's Disneyland Almanac - a daily history of Disneyland
    Walt Disney World Hidden History - tributes, homages, and ride remnants at WDW
    Your Day at the Magic Kingdom
    Mouse Trap
    Tokyo Disney Made Easy
    101 Things You Never Knew About Disneyland
    Magic Quizdom (The Disneyland Trivia Book)

    “The press [should be] a watchdog. Not an attack dog. Not a lapdog. A watchdog. Now, a watchdog can't be right all the time. He doesn't bark only when he sees or smells something that's dangerous. A good watchdog barks at things that are suspicious.” – Dan Rather

  12. #27

    • Super Old Guy
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Dallas
    Posts
    3,520

    Re: 2/14: The Rizzo Factor

    Quote Originally Posted by jimijam27 View Post
    My wife and I have been looking at going to WDW for the first time with our four kids. Since I have been reading all of the posts from the east I am thinking of going to Porta Villarta instead.
    I have to say that this really saddens me - the possibility that all of our negativity will be taken seriously and people such as yourselves will stay away, thinking that all is evil and all is broken and there is no fun and no magic left. And this just isn't true. I'm about a week & 1/2 away from my next week long vacation at WDW. I go every 6 months or so, and I continue to totally enjoy my breaks from the real world. I have a HUGE amount of fun, riding the rides and eating the food and drinking the booze and just all around enjoying the amazing vibe of the place. Yeah, there are problems. But PLEASE don't think that just because there are problems that there's no way to have a good time at WDW - that just isn't true!

  13. #28

    • Senior Minion
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    9,198

    Re: 2/14: The Rizzo Factor

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinYee View Post
    Disney Press and Publicity pretends I don't exist; they literally ignore emails. It's kind of flattering, actually.
    Yep. Disney spins its information to the fan community and social media in entirely different ways than direct, honest, reliable communication.
    "With the acquisition of Marvel and now of Lucasfilm,
    Disney may have finally found the grail. You don't need
    imagination or art. All you need is a brand."

    - Neil Gabler


  14. #29

    • Minion
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    toronto
    Posts
    2,249

    Re: 2/14: The Rizzo Factor

    Quote Originally Posted by danyoung View Post
    I have to say that this really saddens me - the possibility that all of our negativity will be taken seriously and people such as yourselves will stay away, thinking that all is evil and all is broken and there is no fun and no magic left. And this just isn't true. I'm about a week & 1/2 away from my next week long vacation at WDW. I go every 6 months or so, and I continue to totally enjoy my breaks from the real world. I have a HUGE amount of fun, riding the rides and eating the food and drinking the booze and just all around enjoying the amazing vibe of the place. Yeah, there are problems. But PLEASE don't think that just because there are problems that there's no way to have a good time at WDW - that just isn't true!
    i agree, its really really sad. its very easy to be overly critical when your so in depth to the information and people really should take a lot of whats said here with a grain of salt. 80% of whats mentioned here would not impact the magic in a persons vacation the slightest bit. I think it would help a lot if the good was broadcasted along with the bad more, as there does really seem to be an inconsistency of one being reported as opposed to the other.

  15. #30

    • MiceAge Columnist
    • Moderator
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Orlando, FL
    Posts
    2,023

    Re: 2/14: The Rizzo Factor

    Quote Originally Posted by goofy donald View Post
    I think it would help a lot if the good was broadcasted along with the bad more, as there does really seem to be an inconsistency of one being reported as opposed to the other.
    Sorry, but I had to ask: did you READ the article? It starts with a salivating look at Sorcerers.
    Kevin Yee
    MiceAge Columnist

    I am the author of several Disney books:
    Jason's Disneyland Almanac - a daily history of Disneyland
    Walt Disney World Hidden History - tributes, homages, and ride remnants at WDW
    Your Day at the Magic Kingdom
    Mouse Trap
    Tokyo Disney Made Easy
    101 Things You Never Knew About Disneyland
    Magic Quizdom (The Disneyland Trivia Book)

    “The press [should be] a watchdog. Not an attack dog. Not a lapdog. A watchdog. Now, a watchdog can't be right all the time. He doesn't bark only when he sees or smells something that's dangerous. A good watchdog barks at things that are suspicious.” – Dan Rather

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. [Chat] Has Knott's toned down the scare factor?
    By techskip in forum Other Destinations
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-27-2009, 03:01 PM
  2. The Stress Factor - {my vent}
    By Disneyland Daddy in forum MiceChat Main Lounge
    Replies: 43
    Last Post: 05-28-2007, 07:36 PM
  3. Grappling with the 'Mel factor' - Orlando SEntinel 11/22/06
    By ALIASd in forum MiceChat News Archive
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-25-2006, 11:16 AM
  4. the muppet factor
    By migitmouse88 in forum MiceChat News Archive
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: 03-08-2005, 02:14 PM
  5. The Decline of the 'Disney' Factor
    By The Mad Hatter in forum MiceChat News Archive
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 02-27-2005, 03:00 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •