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    Re: SDL: News, Rumors, Updates & Discussion

    And Disneyandmore just posted construction photos of the Tron lightcycles coaster! I am so excited right now!

    http://disneyandmore.blogspot.com/20...ghtcycles.html

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    Re: SDL: News, Rumors, Updates & Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by ImagineerWaryur View Post
    Hey Guys,

    I was over at Tor.com and Honor Hunter from the Blue Sky Disney site posted an article about what's to expect at Shanghai Disneyland.

    Look and Feel, Test and Adjust: Disney in Shanghai | Tor.com

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    This is a great article, thanks for posting the link!

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    Re: SDL: News, Rumors, Updates & Discussion

    Man, I'm seriously getting excited about this park!

    All the info in the article links posted about the Pirates Cove, Tron Light Cycles, the layout of the park... all seems super cool!

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    All I Have to say is- "Show us some more art!"
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    Re: SDL: News, Rumors, Updates & Discussion

    ^Yeah, that would be cool.

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    Re: SDL: News, Rumors, Updates & Discussion

    Looks like the most original MK-style park by far. Looking at the little map in the article above mentioned, the first gate is going to have a huge lake, with the Rapid Rivers attraction nearby.

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    Re: SDL: News, Rumors, Updates & Discussion

    So can we say that this wikipedia list of attractions for the park is accurate or is based on mostly rumors?

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    Quote Originally Posted by toonaspie View Post
    So can we say that this wikipedia list of attractions for the park is accurate or is based on mostly rumors?

    Shanghai Disneyland Park - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    I'd say it's "warm", but not "dead on." Most of that wikipedia list was originally revealed by a reliable source (WDW1974) and it dovetails pretty closely with the blurry, official site plan. However, I think a number of the attraction-type assignments or locations are not accurate.

    For example, they are building a large building at the top of Fantasyland that looks like it will be the equivalent of HKDL's FL Storybook Theater, and I think that might be "Evergreen Playhouse." There is no indication (via rumor, art or site plan) that IASW will be part of the opening day roster (but it was mentioned in a Variety/Hollywood Reporter article). There is no distinct venue (a la Lights Motors Action or Waterworld) for a Pirate Stunt Show that I can see on the site, so that will likely be lagoon entertainment in Treasure Cove. The list leaves out things on the original list, like Shipwreck Shore and potential docked pirate ships (walkthrough attractions?). Voyage to the Crystal Grotto takes up the center of Fantasyland behind the castle (and goes beneath the castle), but is mistakenly listed by Wikipedia as part of the Gardens...

    ... Stuff like that.

    I think the macro picture has become pretty clear, but the micro (really interesting bits) are still shrouded in some mystery.
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    Considering Shanghai Fantasyland...


    One can expect Shanghai's large Fantasyland to continue the 'storybook' aesthetic recently on display at MK's New Fantasyland and DL's Fantasy Faire.

    The following pieces by Chris Smith - one of my favorite park designers/artists - were not done for Shanghai but may give an idea of what will be on display there.

    Pooh is one of the most popular rides and properties among the Chinese visiting HKDL. SDL seems to be capitalizing on this by creating a full Hundred Acre Wood corner of Fantasyland, with a dark-ride (from MK/HKDL), a hunny pots spinner and a shop:


    Adjacent to the Hundred Acre Wood will be the visually-impressive Seven Dwarfs Coaster, currently being finished in Orlando:


    On the opposite side of Fantasyland will be Peter's Pan Flight. I haven't seen any clues as to how the facade will be handled in Shanghai, but here is a tantalizing concept from Tokyo's cancelled Fantasyland make-over:

    mintcrocodile.blogspot.com

    Rounding out the Fantasyland attractions (in addition to the Castle) should be a Wonderland Maze, a live theatrical venue, and taking up the entire center of the land: the mysterious "Voyage to the Crystal Grotto" boat ride (Storybookland Canal Boats with SFX Finale??).

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    Re: SDL: News, Rumors, Updates & Discussion

    Thanks again for the cool share Randy

    I can't wait for Disney to release land-specific concept art for SDL!

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    Re: SDL: News, Rumors, Updates & Discussion

    I was never aware of a planned TDL fantasyland redo, could you elaborate?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mondo Mouse View Post
    Thanks again for the cool share Randy

    I can't wait for Disney to release land-specific concept art for SDL!
    I'm looking forward also.. One hopes there will be a big unveiling at some point in the not too distant future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TravisMT81 View Post
    I was never aware of a planned TDL fantasyland redo, could you elaborate?
    Back when Eddie Sotto had his thread on WDWMagic he told some stories about his time as WDI Portfolio Leader for Japan. This is based on recollection, but around the time DisneySea was being built (late 90s), OLC was also looking to completely re-imagine its dated Tomorrowland and Fantasyland.

    Tomorrowland was to become Sci-Fi City. Fantasyland was to re-do all the 1970s-era environs with elaborately-themed skins (like what happened in Anaheim). The Peter Pan environment above is an example. The Dumbo piece below - released in conjunction with the MK's New Fantasyland announcement - was purportedly borrowed from this same Tokyo project.


    In the end, OLC got gunshy about investing another huge sum (on top of TDS), and pulled the plug on Sci-Fi City. Similarly, New Fantasyland was reduced to 3 improvements: Queen of Hearts, a new, re-located Teacups, and Hunny Hunt.
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    Re: SDL: News, Rumors, Updates & Discussion

    Kinda what we knew already but now officially confirmed by Uncle Bob...

    Disney’s Shanghai Disneyland will include Treasure Cove, a themed land that will include a "Pirates of the Caribbean" ride designed specifically for Chinese guests.

    The first look of the attraction was shown at Disney’s shareholders meeting in Portland, Ore., by Disney chief Bob Iger.
    The ride will be the first to be based on the “Pirates” films, and revolve around a battle for sunken treasure, incorporating new effects and technology.
    ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Themed Land to Open at Shanghai Disneyland | Variety


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