Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:43 am

throatytoast wrote:Noooooo!!! They’re gonna get rid of my favourite ride


They are not getting rid of the ride.

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Postby SharkTums » Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:46 am

CaptainUnknown wrote:A week ago, a petition from some random guy on Twitter made the "news" about doing this exact same thing. I wonder if this news is more correlation or causation?


If you know Disney, you know they are not lying when they say that this has been in the works since last year. There's no way they would have done all of this in the last two weeks after an online petition. I'm sure that the current positive movement in America to fix our racism helped push this timeline, but it's good to know Disney was already working on the retheme.

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Postby michaellynn4 » Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:48 pm

Saw this on Twitter, and it basically sums up how I feel:

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*sings and bounces in seat* Bum bum bum bum bum bum bum bum...
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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby Satans Hockey » Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:52 pm

Not that I needed more reasons to but this gives me yet another excuse to go back to Tokyo Disney. I love Splash Mountain and while I think Princess and the Frog is a great movie too I would have much rather have kept Splash how it is and have an entirely new ride for Princess and the frog

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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby Satans Hockey » Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:53 pm

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Postby tinaalsgirl » Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:02 pm

Oh man, I am *so* excited! I absolutely LOVE Princess and the Frog, and I particularly love that they're subtly acknowledging the issues with the movie - our first black princess spends most of her movie as an animal - by setting this post-movie so she'll be herself throughout it.

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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby southpuddle » Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:22 pm

IMO, 75% of what makes Splash Mountain a good attraction is that it is a flume, and a long one at that, which is not changing. The remaining 25% is the fact that there are show scenes, which there still will be - I don’t really care what theme the show scenes is.

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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby RideWoodenCoasters » Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:23 pm

Cleverly managed social media (twitter. Change.org) by the mouse to timely boost this 2019-origin project. With no remaining prospect for cashflow from the IP a win-win for corporate.

I'm happy as long as the original ride stays at Tokyo. My daughter's childhood is connected to it and we love Japan...and will return when we're allowed. Like everyone under 25, her knowledge of the songs is not from a movie she's never seen but from the Sing-Along Songs animation excerpts that used to be on the Disney channel.

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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby RideWoodenCoasters » Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:24 pm

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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:29 pm

SharkTums wrote:
CaptainUnknown wrote:A week ago, a petition from some random guy on Twitter made the "news" about doing this exact same thing. I wonder if this news is more correlation or causation?


If you know Disney, you know they are not lying when they say that this has been in the works since last year. There's no way they would have done all of this in the last two weeks after an online petition. I'm sure that the current positive movement in America to fix our racism helped push this timeline, but it's good to know Disney was already working on the retheme.


That was my thinking, too. They just pushed up the announcement because the time was right.
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