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Re: Tokyo Disney Resort Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:45 am
by cfc
robbalvey wrote:That pretty clearly looks to be Oceaneering's ride vehicle from SeaWorld's Antarctica (or a direct knock-off of it) and I had always said the ride vehicles were the best part of that terrible ride and all someone needed to do was to come along and take those vehicles and make a "decent" ride out of it.

Well, I didn't expect it would be Tokyo Disneyland that would do it, and "decent" certainly seems to be an understatement based on what we can expect from that video! :lol: :lmao:


Agreed! It's nice to see an attraction that concentrates more on sets and animatronics, rather than projections (although Disney does these better than anyone else, too).

Re: Tokyo Disney Resort Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:57 am
by SharkTums
Um, yeah, I get it, Beauty and the Beast ride looks incredible, but we KNEW that was going to be amazing!

Why are we not talking about "The Happy Ride" with Baymax!!!!??? Is it wrong that I am so excited for this even though I know it's just like a standard family spinning type attraction!!?

Re: Tokyo Disney Resort Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:08 am
by cfc
SharkTums wrote:
Why are we not talking about "The Happy Ride" with Baymax!!!!??? Is it wrong that I am so excited for this even though I know it's just like a standard family spinning type attraction!!?


There's nothing wrong with that at all.

Re: Tokyo Disney Resort Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:06 am
by dreynolds1982
Those AAs look incredible. At one point in the video, I thought I was looking at a CGI version of Belle before realizing it was an AA. With this, Star Wars: RotR, etc, it's nice to see Disney doubling down on AAs, practical effects, etc, while so many other parks (cough cough Universal) are so screen focused. And if these and other recent WDI AAs are any indication, I can't wait to see all the stormtroopers in RotR.

Re: Tokyo Disney Resort Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:06 am
by coasterbill
This looks amazing.

Re: Tokyo Disney Resort Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:20 am
by Canobie Coaster
robbalvey wrote:That pretty clearly looks to be Oceaneering's ride vehicle from SeaWorld's Antarctica (or a direct knock-off of it) and I had always said the ride vehicles were the best part of that terrible ride and all someone needed to do was to come along and take those vehicles and make a "decent" ride out of it.


That was my exact thought when I saw those vehicles. It's unbelievable that this ride will coexist in the same park as Pooh's Hunny Hunt.

Re: Tokyo Disney Resort Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:29 am
by p-sychiatrist
I was already hyped for this ride, but after watching that video I'm completely overwhelmed. Those are by far the most fluid and expressive animatronics I've ever seen. The range of emotions Belle displays in those 5 second clips is astonishing. And the ride vehicle looks like it'll be right up there with the EMV and SCOOP!! I really hope this opens as planned in the spring before my contract ends here in Japan! I will absolutely be there opening weekend in that case!!

SharkTums wrote:Why are we not talking about "The Happy Ride" with Baymax!!!!??? Is it wrong that I am so excited for this even though I know it's just like a standard family spinning type attraction!!?


I'm super excited for this too!! I love Baymax and he's such a natural fit for Tomorrowland! I'm assuming it'll be a clone of the whip style alien ride in Hollywood Studios' Toy Story Land, but it'll be new for Tokyo!!

Re: Tokyo Disney Resort Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:02 am
by Nrthwnd
Huh. The B&B video isn't here any more. :?r In case others missed it....

tdrexplorer.com still has it in their posting of the OLC press release.

https://tdrexplorer.com/details-released-for-beauty-and-the-beast-attraction-and-other-redevelopment-at-tokyo-disneyland/

P.S. And I love the new Baymax ride too! And the new popcorn shop, as well. :mickey:

Re: Tokyo Disney Resort Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:10 am
by COASTER FREAK 11
Here's the vid the Blog posted this morning.


Re: Tokyo Disney Resort Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:11 am
by OldJJman
Nrthwnd wrote:P.S. And I love the new Baymax ride too! And the new popcorn shop, as well. :mickey:


I think they need to have a “Bacon & Eggs” flavored popcorn for the mornings!