I know they where grasping at straws for something to draw people into Tomorrowland while Space mountain and the TTA where being refurbed but that really does look awful. That said I'm sure they will tweak the heck out of it over the next few weeks. I guess I'll check it out when I'm down there in a few weeks just to be able to describe it better, hopefully it's better in person.
A few observations though, am I the only one who thinks the "robots" look more like rejects from a Powerrangers costume party? I like the GoGo dancer's and all but it's amost too retro, and not enough futuristic.
I think the show would have been better in the old galaxy place theater if it still existed, maybee they could move some of those triangular shade panels over from the communicore in Epcot center to provide a little shade it may be bearable this summer but as temporary attractions go I think they spent way too much on the stage and not enough on the storyline.
When a decision was made to create a new Tomorrowland show, many already knew that Galaxy Palace Theatre (GPT) would close and for a number of reasons. While GPT entertained audiences with seasonal shows and Magic Music Days, the theatre did not have existing special effects or a control tower to do anything lavish. The stage was in need of serious repair (gotta love Florida weather) and to install anything would have pushed the back end of the stage out further. It would have been more expensive to gut/redo the GPT than to just start fresh.
All the Disney purists out there will agree that Stitch's SuperSonic Celebration (SSC) either needs to be blown up or at the very least needs work and in more ways than one. Yet, there is reason to be optimistic. The new stage does compliment Tomorrowland and with the jumbo tron/ control tower, new shows can come and go much like the castle forecourt.
That being said, the biggest blunder was in the early design stages when enough wasn't bugdeted for a shade structure of some sort. And its going to be unlikely that there will be any attempt to rectify this problem since it would require another work permit, not to mention the astronomical cost.
So for now, guests can snooze or squeeze breeze their way through the show as Tip Trendo sweats us through the rather slow narrative with the solar system err sun beaming down from above. At least the show itself will likely be shortened, if not edited.
That really was painful to watch. In the summer with the heat, I wonder how many really will stop to watch it? I tried to watch the entire thing in the A/C comfort of home, but I ended up just fast forwarding several times, to the next song.... wondering if it would get any better. It didn't.
I had very low expectations of this, that were rised only slightly after the surprisingly good Misici debut, but this truely exceeded my LOW expectations in an Epic way. it was even lower that my already low expectations by a mile and half and then some. I felt my life being sucked from me. Its 15 minutes I will never get back
I had low expectations for this show in the beginning. I actually watched the entire show video.
Originally Posted by tasman
What a waste. Not to mention...now you have two attractions within close proximity of each other using exactly the same technology. It was bad enough to have two using the same tech in one resort. Now guests may go from one to another and say..."Oh...that again."
Yup. Same tech (living character initivative). Same character (Stitch). From my count, 3 character based attractions & 4 non-character based attractions so far. Not much variety.
Originally Posted by DisneyIPresume
That piece of garbage makes the Celebrate Street Party (or whatever they call it) here at the DLR look like Swan Lake!
I will actually agree on this comment regarding CASP.
Originally Posted by OrangeKnight
It would have been more expensive to gut/redo the GPT than to just start fresh.
The new stage does compliment Tomorrowland and with the jumbo tron/ control tower, new shows can come and go much like the castle forecourt.
That being said, the biggest blunder was in the early design stages when enough wasn't bugdeted for a shade structure of some sort.
At least the show itself will likely be shortened, if not edited.
Happy Galaxy Day!
I would rather have it start fresh.
Totally agree on POSSIBLE future productions. Perhaps this first go-around will help teach management how to use this area more properly.
I think if enough complaints come in, a budget for shade will magically appear
One of the many things they can take out from the dialouge is introducing each of the dancer's names.
During the "dead air" with the actual "talk to stitch" portion, I think should play a low underscore of the film music.
The other issue I think is the screen is so far away from the audience it reduces the "closeness" compared to being indoors and near the screen for character interaction. I think in the future when they don't have character interaction and is just used as a jumbo-tron, it will be better.
Last edited by filmfreak11; 05-08-2009 at 08:15 PM.
"You're not thinking fourth dimensionally!" -Back to the Future
"With this place, I wanted to give them something real, something that wasn't an illusion, something they could see and touch. An aim devoid of merit."
I went to see it the other day and there were technical issues that prevented the comuterized Stitch from working. I had avoided watching online videos because I wanted to experience it in person. Even not counting the malfunction and the awkwardness that resulted, it was still a really bad show and all of the performers seemed to wish they were somewhere else (and I don't blame them).