Disney should always cater toward the majority. Look at Epcot, it used to be a more educatinal park, but now it has more thrill rides and charater tie-ins than ever. Now the mainstream audience likes it much more...who cares if it has alienated the older folks and the families with small children. Tweens, teens and young adults like it much more, and that's what counts...that's Disney's core audience. Sure attendance has dropped 20% since the 90's, but the 80% that goes today likes it more.Originally Posted by StrongStyle
Exactly, the UK is nothing like Alabama, what were they tinking?!And World Showcase has always been pointless in my mind; maybe because I've been to most the countries for real or maybe because they are done how American's view the other countries and not what they are really like. When we got to United Kingdom last month (to meet the Pooh gang) even my wife from Alabama said "this is nothing like home".
But more importantly, some people can afford to travel extensively internationally. Why have a park that allows people a small sample of international flavor when a six figure income allows people to see the real thing?
Well if it's hard to do, we shouldn't do it!!!!Tomorrowland is unique to the other lands because it is supposed to be about the unknown and looking to the bright future. 50 years ago that wasn't such a hard thing to do, computers were growing in use and people could dream about the improvements to life that they would bring which they did.
Disney needs to get on the bandwagon. The world has become a decadent, self-indulgent place and Disney should embrase that, not try to fight against it. Walt was a sap; instead of trying to teach people about the hard facts that have created America, he should have been trying to make as much money as possible by catering to the majority with the quickest easiest movie tie-ins!!!!But today when you look into the future there isn't that much to dream about how our lives will dramatically change, especially not through technology. Space is already so well covered in the land and that really is the only frontier left for the normal person. If You Had Wings showed how flying could bring the world closer to you; not a big deal nowadays, you can get flights from the UK to France and back for 2p (a dime), we don't have to dream about it. We're not going to live in underwater colonies, we're not going to have hover cars, we already have electric cars and normally one or more computers in each household. We just don't have the room to conceive a grand positive look at the future that they did back when Tomorrowland was conceived.
Exactly, what was Walt thinking, updating attractions every 10 years. That costs too much money!!! Stick something in there you don't ever have to update.And history has proved the point that "tomorrow" rides don't last. Compare how many of the Tomorrowland rides compared to the rest of the park have needed to be scrapped since the park opened; it's a huge amount and that's before you add rides like Horizons which were the same category.
This always works...look at classics like Third Man on the Mountain, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Johnny Trumain, The Adventures of Icabod and Mr. Toad, Davy Crockette meets Mike Fink. Big box office always equals classic.Right now Disney doesn't need to be adding rides that are only going to be there for a decade and unfortunately thats what most vision of the future rides are. What they do need to do is build attractions that will become the classics in another 30,40,50 years time; and the most likely way thats going to happen is if they are based on the movies that will be considered the classics by the next generation.
And these types of attractions always stand the test of time. Star Tours is just as fresh today as it was when it opened. So is Honey, I Shrunk the Audience. But it's too bad they couldn't have Captian EO stay open too. I mean that was a great attraction, hip and edgy. It capitallized on all the trends, and it was what all the kids wanted to see in 1986. Why did they close it? It could have stayed open for another 40 years at least!30 years from now the adults are going to want to take their kids on the rides based on the movies from their childhood considered classics, and that's gonna be Monsters, Nemo, Mermaid, Lion King, Toy Story; much like the same way we drag our kids onto Snow White and Peter Pan or in my case subject my kid to frequent viewings of the Tranformers Movie. It may seem like Pixar overkill now, I bet it will seem different in the future. And as soon as they do make a future based movie,
Oh, I'm sure the card board flats in Buzz Lightyear will look amazing in 2048!
It should be a Monster's Inc Door coaster with a triple loop and a candy coated center...and they should hand out old McDonald's toys at the exit! The slogan should be...you only live once so have fun doing it...screw the future! That's just my modest proposal.I wouldn't be surprised if COP is next to go.