History Ride / DisneyThemeParks

23rd Aug '16 4:59:29 PM BigJaredMonkey
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* ChefOfIron: At the full-service dining restaurants in Disney's parks and resorts, the chefs who work there have to be a specific type of culinary badass. In addition to all of the usual stresses of being a professional chef, these guys face crowds that would make chefs in restaurants in the outside world cringe in fear. They have to be on the ball, quick, and precise to a level that is rarely seen outside of such an environment. To give you an idea, consider that in an average restaurant, a dinner service that sees 1000 customers is considered a one-in-a-million oddity that was very likely a near-disaster for the restaurant that likely came close to running out of food. Now consider that 1900 Park Fare at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort averages 1500 people ''per dinner service'', and isn't considered unusually busy until it hits around 3000 customers in a single night. At its not even on the list of Top 10 Busiest Disney Restaurants.

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* ChefOfIron: At the full-service dining restaurants in Disney's parks and resorts, the chefs who work there have to be a specific type of culinary badass. In addition to all of the usual stresses of being a professional chef, these guys face crowds that would make chefs in restaurants in the outside world cringe in fear. They have to be on the ball, quick, and precise to a level that is rarely seen outside of such an environment. To give you an idea, consider that in an average restaurant, a dinner service that sees 1000 customers is considered a one-in-a-million oddity that was very likely a near-disaster for the restaurant that likely came close to running out of food. Now consider that 1900 Park Fare at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort averages 1500 people ''per dinner service'', and isn't considered unusually busy until it hits around 3000 customers in a single night. At And its not even on the list of Top 10 Busiest Disney Restaurants.
21st Aug '16 12:19:19 PM VmKid
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* MickeyMousing: [[note]] Har-dee-har-har. [[/note]]
** California Screamin's music swells and falls alongside the coaster, especially when climbing the second lift hill, and when going over the smaller hills above the Midway.
** Many parades sync the effects on the floats, as well as the movement of characters and dancers, to the soundtrack.
19th Aug '16 9:34:45 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* GenreSavvy: A TV set at the Polynesian Resort that once played WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts now plays Creator/DisneyChannel sitcoms. Whether or not this is a good thing is debatable.
13th Aug '16 6:22:03 PM nombretomado
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** Creator/WaltDisney was always keen on trains, alongside animators [[DisneysNineOldMen Ward Kimball and Ollie Johnston]], and has been quoted saying that Disneyland "will all be surrounded by a train" inspired by his Carolwood Pacific backyard railroad. So he and Disney proto-Imagineer Roger E. Broggie built two replicas of Walt's Lilly Belle miniature train for the park and got the Santa Fe Railroad to sponsor it, leading to the Disneyland Railroad.

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** Creator/WaltDisney was always keen on trains, alongside animators [[DisneysNineOldMen [[Creator/DisneysNineOldMen Ward Kimball and Ollie Johnston]], and has been quoted saying that Disneyland "will all be surrounded by a train" inspired by his Carolwood Pacific backyard railroad. So he and Disney proto-Imagineer Roger E. Broggie built two replicas of Walt's Lilly Belle miniature train for the park and got the Santa Fe Railroad to sponsor it, leading to the Disneyland Railroad.
13th Aug '16 12:19:30 AM BrittneyofHyrule
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* ExpansionPack - Well, Toontown and California Adventure. And well before either, New Orleans Square and Bear Country/Critter Country.

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* ExpansionPack - Well, Toontown and California Adventure. And well before either, New Orleans Square and Bear Country/Critter Country. As of 2016, the newly announced Star Wars Land will be this as well.


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** The dragon used for Malificent's transformation in Fantasmic! is called Murphy.
12th Aug '16 6:13:43 PM BigJaredMonkey
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* ChefOfIron: At the full-service dining restaurants in Disney's parks and resorts, the chefs who work there have to be a specific type of culinary badass. In addition to all of the usual stresses of being a professional chef, these guys face crowds that would make chefs in restaurants in the outside world cringe in fear. They have to be on the ball, quick, and precise to a level that is rarely seen outside of such an environment. To give you an idea, consider that in an average restaurant, a dinner service that sees 1000 customers is considered a one-in-a-million oddity that was very likely a near-disaster for the restaurant that likely came close to running out of food. Now consider that 1900 Park Fare at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort averages 1500 people ''per dinner service'', and isn't considered unusually busy until it hits around 3000 customers in a single night. At its not even on the list of Top 10 Busiest Disney Restaurants.
8th Aug '16 5:56:47 PM Narsil
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* [[CallARabbitASmeerp Call An Employee A Cast Member]][=/=]InsistentTerminology: Just one of many show-biz terms used to set park operations apart from a typical business. Note that this applies to ''all'' Disney employees, even those who work ''thousands of miles away from the parks.''



* InsistentTerminology: Park employees are all known as "cast members", whether they're dancing on a stage or serving corn dogs. Just one of many show-biz terms used to set park operations apart from a typical business.



* {{Kayfabe}}: ''Very strictly'' enforced. As far as every--''every''--cast member is concerned, that ''is'' Mickey Mouse, that ''is'' Cinderella. The characters never break character, and they're quite careful to make sure you never see two Tinker Bells at once. [[note]]For example, if you're on line to meet Queen Elsa, the line is likely to end in a large waiting room--then one group at a time will be taken from the waiting room to the actual audience chamber where Elsa is waiting. There might be four audience chambers, each with its own Elsa, but the kids-of-all-ages will never know.[[/note]]

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* {{Kayfabe}}: ''Very strictly'' Strictly enforced. As far as every--''every''--cast member every "cast member" is concerned, that ''is'' Mickey Mouse, that ''is'' Cinderella. The characters never break character, and they're quite careful to make sure you never see two Tinker Bells at once. [[note]]For example, if you're on line to meet Queen Elsa, the line is likely to end in a large waiting room--then one group at a time will be taken from the waiting room to the actual audience chamber where Elsa is waiting. There might be four audience chambers, each with its own Elsa, but the kids-of-all-ages will never know.[[/note]]
5th Aug '16 5:03:25 PM EmmaIveli
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However, it also includes one legendary failure:

* '''Disney Bahamas Resort:''' The only resort to be officially both canceled and abandoned by Disney in its entire history, but not before investing nearly [[DidntThinkThisThrough 30 million]] into the failed endeavour. Based off the Baker's Bay area in the Abacos region, Disney's cruise liners (read below) would actually stop near the island to drop people off for a day of fun, so a higher-up decided it would be a good idea to build a park on the island. Unfortunately, they began building it before doing [[CriticalResearchFailure even the most basic research]], dooming the project from the start. The key problem was that the water in Baker's Bay was fairly shallow, especially near the particular "Treasure Island" (no relation to the other Disney Treasure Islands) on which they built the resort. So, they dredged the area to make it deeper, but they didn't foresee (somehow) the tides bringing the sand back. It had to keep being re-dredged, which wasn't cheap, practical, or easy. They also didn't take into account that the island wasn't inhabited so to get people to work there, they had to be taken by a ferry, which added to the costs. To make matters worse, they didn't take into account that the working culture in the Bahamas is ''very different'' from the US, and the people work whenever they feel like it. So as you can imagine, getting people to ride 2 hours on a ferry just to work for Disney each day wasn't about to happen, so workers from other places had to be brought in, which again, inflated the costs even more.\\
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Like stated above, after investing [[DidntThinkThisThrough 30 million]] in the project and noticing that wasn't nowhere near what the whole thing would cost in the end, they decided to cancel the project and abandoned the island. While one of the lesser-known abandoned parks because of its remote location (and Disney basically never mentioning it), its still known to the locals as "The only Ghost Town in the Abacos" and used to be a popular tourist attraction until locals pillaged the buildings and Hurricane Floyd destroyed most of what was left beyond recognition.
30th Jul '16 1:16:02 PM nombretomado
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* LighterAndSofter: ''Mystic Manor'' at Hong Kong is much lighter than its ''Haunted Mansion'' counterparts (and much, ''much'' lighter than its ''Phantom Manor'' counterpart!), featuring an adorable little monkey, much brighter lighting, a musical score more adventurous than spooky (and by DannyElfman, no less), a tone of general whimsy rather than dark comedy, and as a matter of fact, no ghosts whatsoever- just magic. Apparently, this was done due to [[ValuesDissonance Chinese cultural views regarding spirits and the paranormal]]; that is, that they're evil and undesirable, and certainly nothing to laugh at.

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* LighterAndSofter: ''Mystic Manor'' at Hong Kong is much lighter than its ''Haunted Mansion'' counterparts (and much, ''much'' lighter than its ''Phantom Manor'' counterpart!), featuring an adorable little monkey, much brighter lighting, a musical score more adventurous than spooky (and by DannyElfman, Music/DannyElfman, no less), a tone of general whimsy rather than dark comedy, and as a matter of fact, no ghosts whatsoever- just magic. Apparently, this was done due to [[ValuesDissonance Chinese cultural views regarding spirits and the paranormal]]; that is, that they're evil and undesirable, and certainly nothing to laugh at.
28th Jul '16 2:57:12 AM Midna
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* EasterEgg: Entire ''books'' have been written about the so-called Hidden Mickeys, inconspicuous images of Mickey Mouse or his silhouette placed in various unexpected locations around the parks. It is also very common, when one attraction is closed and replaced with another, for the Imagineers to include an unobtrusive tribute to the old attraction in the new one.

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Entire ''books'' have been written about the so-called Hidden Mickeys, inconspicuous images of Mickey Mouse or his silhouette placed in various unexpected locations around the parks. It is also very common, when one attraction is closed and replaced with another, for the Imagineers to include an unobtrusive tribute to the old attraction in the new one.one.
** In Disney's Hollywood Studios]], if one looks up at the Tower of Terror from the Fantasmic queue area, they can see a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-U3tuHKTfk silhouette in one of the windows.]]
** In Franchise/TheHauntedMansion, a strange light can be seen moving through the mansion at night, as if someone was walking through it holding a candle.



* RottenEasterEgg:
** In Disney's Hollywood Studios]], if one looks up at the Tower of Terror from the Fantasmic queue area, they can see a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-U3tuHKTfk silhouette in one of the windows.]]
** In Franchise/TheHauntedMansion, a strange light can be seen moving through the mansion at night, as if someone was walking through it holding a candle.
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