History Trivia / DisneyThemeParks

25th Jul '17 11:49:21 AM StFan
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** Splash Mountain is based upon ''Disney/SongOfTheSouth'', a movie Disney otherwise doesn't like talking about. Rumor has it, however, is that people who are hired as [[InsistentTerminology Cast Members]] on the ride are shown the movie during training.

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** Splash Mountain is based upon ''Disney/SongOfTheSouth'', ''Film/SongOfTheSouth'', a movie Disney otherwise doesn't like talking about. Rumor has it, however, is that people who are hired as [[InsistentTerminology Cast Members]] on the ride are shown the movie during training.
24th Jul '17 2:23:42 AM NoUsername
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** In the ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' stage show at California Adventure, Iago may squawk "Aflac!?" like another bird that Creator/GilbertGottfried has voiced[[note]]at least, until a series of tweets about the 2011 Japanese tsunami cost him his job as the Aflac Duck[[/note]].

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** In the ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' stage show at California Adventure, Iago may squawk occasionally squawked "Aflac!?" like another bird that Creator/GilbertGottfried has voiced[[note]]at least, until a series of tweets about the 2011 Japanese tsunami cost him his job as the Aflac Duck[[/note]].



* CaliforniaDoubling: Often the Florida parks are advertised with footage from Disneyland Resort. This has only become more common with the homogenous "Disney Parks" branding.

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Often the Florida parks are advertised with footage from Disneyland Resort. This has only become more common with the homogenous homogeneous "Disney Parks" branding.branding.
** It was most blatant with the original version of ''Soarin''' at Epcot, which--despite removing the Californian subtitle--still focused only on that region, complete with Disneyland during the finale. Thankfully, when the film was updated in 2016 to be a world tour, it was also given region-specific finale scenes, so passengers in Florida now fly over Epcot at the end.



** ''Ride/RiversOfLight'', the new ''Ride/WorldOfColor''-esque night show at Animal Kingdom has the dubious honor of entering this state mere '''days''' before it was supposed to begin previews in spring 2016. No one knows exactly what was wrong with it, whether it was mechanical or something with the programming/choreography, but the opening was postponed and it took until February 2017 for public previews to begin.

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** ''Ride/RiversOfLight'', the new ''Ride/WorldOfColor''-esque night show at Animal Kingdom has the dubious honor of entering this state mere '''days''' before it was supposed to begin previews in spring 2016. No one knows exactly what was wrong with it, whether it was mechanical or something with the programming/choreography, but the opening was postponed and it took until February 2017 for public previews to begin.



* ExiledFromContinuity: Don't expect to see ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' characters in the park anytime soon.
** Sora could be seen back when [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsI the first game]] came out, but [[http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/disney/images/4/47/Sora_DLP.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20111030182254 the costume]] [[UncannyValley left much to be desired]].
* FanNickname: On fan forums, Disney's Hollywood Studios tends to be referred to as "The Park Formerly Known As Disney-MGM Studios", or "TPFKAD-MGMS" as a gag of sorts.
** Bucky, the fire-breathing dragon in Fantasmic!
*** The updated model after Bucky is officially code-named Snaps [=McGee=], but it's also known under its FanNickname of Murphy - A reference to the [[MurphysLaw many problems]] it experienced when it was first unveiled, but both are pretty cutesy names for something that can spit a plume of fire 20 feet long.

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* ExiledFromContinuity: Don't expect to see ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' characters in the park anytime soon.
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these days. Sora could be seen back when [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsI the first game]] came out, but [[http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/disney/images/4/47/Sora_DLP.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20111030182254 the costume]] [[UncannyValley left much to be desired]].
desired]]. The Mitsukoshi store at Epcot's Japan pavilion carries ''Kingdom Hearts'' merchandise.
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On fan forums, Disney's Hollywood Studios tends to be referred to as "The Park Formerly Known As Disney-MGM Studios", or "TPFKAD-MGMS" as a gag of sorts.
** Bucky, the original fire-breathing dragon in Fantasmic!
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''Fantasmic!'' The updated model after Bucky is officially code-named Snaps [=McGee=], but it's also known under its FanNickname of Murphy - A a reference to the [[MurphysLaw many problems]] it experienced when it was first unveiled, but both unveiled. Both are pretty cutesy names for something that can spit a plume of fire 20 feet long.long.
** The ''Ratatouille''-based ride at Walt Disney Studios Park and Epcot is usually just called "the rat" on fan forums.



* TheOtherDarrin: Some of the characters for attractions at Walt Disney World such as Captain Hook (Peter Pan's Flight) and The Witch (Snow White's Scary Adventures) have different voice actors.



* NoExportForYou: There's been four video games based on Tokyo Disneyland: ''VideoGame/MickeyNoTokyoDisneylandDaibouken'' (''Mickey's Great Adventure in Tokyo Disneyland'') for the SNES, ''Tokyo Disneyland: Mickey no Cinderella Shiro Mystery Tour'' (''Mickey's Cinderella Castle Mystery Tour'') and ''Tokyo Disneyland: Fantasy Tour'' for the Game Boy, and ''Adventure of Tokyo Disney Sea'' for the Game Boy Advance.

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* NoExportForYou: NoExportForYou:
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There's been four video games based on Tokyo Disneyland: ''VideoGame/MickeyNoTokyoDisneylandDaibouken'' (''Mickey's Great Adventure in Tokyo Disneyland'') for the SNES, ''Tokyo Disneyland: Mickey no Cinderella Shiro Mystery Tour'' (''Mickey's Cinderella Castle Mystery Tour'') and ''Tokyo Disneyland: Fantasy Tour'' for the Game Boy, and ''Adventure of Tokyo Disney Sea'' [=DisneySea=]'' for the Game Boy Advance.



* TheOtherDarrin: Some of the characters for attractions at Walt Disney World such as Captain Hook (Peter Pan's Flight) and The Witch (Snow White's Scary Adventures) have different voice actors.



* MissingEpisode: In the early 80's when Disney Channel was new. There was a show possibly never-aired called [[http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/Dreamfinders Dreamfinders]] which starred Dream finder and Figment. The show has been reported to have 3 episodes made but have never been released to the public.
* ScrewedByTheLawyers: [[http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1262449/000119312510008732/dex1057.htm A perpetual licensing deal]] that Creator/MarvelComics signed with Ride/UniversalStudios in 1994 prevents Disney from building anything Marvel-related in Walt Disney World and Tokyo Disneyland, their two biggest theme park markets. However, they are free to build Marvel attractions in their four other resorts. How, you ask? Well, originally, the licensing deal extended to California as well,[[note]]Universal has no parks in France so the deal was not extended there, and at the time of the deal neither company had a park in China[[/note]] but when Universal got into a dispute with Marvel over the profits of the license, Universal Studios Hollywood let the rights lapse back to Marvel in 2008... one year before Disney purchased the company. God knows what happened to the poor sod in Universal who made ''that'' call. A ''Guardians of the Galaxy'' ride was announced for Epcot at D23 2017, so it appears that something has changed in regards to this.

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* MissingEpisode: In the early 80's when Disney Channel was new. There new, there was a show possibly never-aired show called [[http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/Dreamfinders Dreamfinders]] which starred Dream finder Dreamfinder and Figment. The show has been reported to have 3 episodes made but have never been released to the public.
* ScrewedByTheLawyers: [[http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1262449/000119312510008732/dex1057.htm A perpetual licensing deal]] that Creator/MarvelComics signed with Ride/UniversalStudios in 1994 prevents Disney from building anything Marvel-related in Walt Disney World and Tokyo Disneyland, their two biggest theme park markets. However, they are free to build Marvel attractions in their four other resorts. How, you ask? Well, originally, the licensing deal extended to California as well,[[note]]Universal has no parks in France so the deal was not extended there, and at the time of the deal neither company had a park in China[[/note]] but when Universal got into a dispute with Marvel over the profits of the license, Universal Studios Hollywood let the rights lapse back to Marvel in 2008... one year before Disney purchased the company. God knows what happened to the poor sod in Universal who made ''that'' call. A ''Guardians of the Galaxy'' ride was announced for Epcot at D23 2017, so it appears Disney has found a loophole around this contract by using Marvel characters that something has changed in regards to this.Universal doesn't own the license to: the Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy and Film/DoctorStrange.



* TroubledProduction: It appears the entire existence and construction for Shanghai Disney Resort at Mainland China is currently suffering this. From the opening dates being switched from Spring 2016 to June 2016, to the smog issues going on in China at the moment which could be distracting for non-Chinese visitors. The budget cuts currently effecting Walt Disney World and Disneyland due to the construction of the resort as of February 2016. And the fact that Disney had to make alot of changes to certain sections at the park to appeal to Chinese guests due to people not being very familiar to anything Disney in China outside of Hong Kong.



* UrbanLegendOfZelda: "*insert ride here* is getting closed down and remade!" is one that frequently makes the rounds and it's (almost...) never true. Journey Into Imagination seems to be the most popular subject of this rumor thanks to its wildly popular first incarnation and resultant heavy dose of TheyChangedItNowItSucks from those who dislike the revamped version.

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* UrbanLegendOfZelda: UrbanLegendOfZelda:
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"*insert ride here* is getting closed down and remade!" is one that frequently makes the rounds and it's (almost...) never true. Journey Into Imagination seems to be the most popular subject of this rumor thanks to its wildly popular first incarnation and resultant heavy dose of TheyChangedItNowItSucks from those who dislike the revamped version.



*** One rumor was that Disney would put in characters from the 2003 movie adaptation in the ride, much like how ''Pirates of the Carribean'' put in Jack Sparrow and Barbossa from the films into the ride.

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*** One rumor was that Disney would put in characters from the 2003 movie adaptation in the ride, much like how ''Pirates of the Carribean'' put in Jack Sparrow and Barbossa from the films into the ride. Due to the film only performing modestly, it never came to pass.



** According to one interview of the original Dreamfinder Ron Schneider, he mentioned that there was going to be a TV show starring Dreamfinder and Figment after he got asked a question about rumors going around about some old footage of Dreamfinder and Figment inside the Imagination Pavilion. Disney still has footage but it hasn't been released to the public her.

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** According to one interview of the original Dreamfinder Ron Schneider, he mentioned that there was going to be a TV show starring Dreamfinder and Figment after he got asked a question about rumors going around about some old footage of Dreamfinder and Figment inside the Imagination Pavilion. Disney still has footage but it hasn't been released to the public her.public.
18th Jul '17 12:31:48 AM tropeminer
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Often the Florida parks are advertised with footage from Disneyland Resort. This has only become more common with the homogenous "Disney Parks" branding.
16th Jul '17 6:07:27 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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* ScrewedByTheLawyers:
** [[http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1262449/000119312510008732/dex1057.htm A perpetual licensing deal]] that Creator/MarvelComics signed with Ride/UniversalStudios in 1994 prevents Disney from building anything Marvel-related in Walt Disney World and Tokyo Disneyland, their two biggest theme park markets. However, they are free to build Marvel attractions in their four other resorts. How, you ask? Well, originally, the licensing deal extended to California as well,[[note]]Universal has no parks in France so the deal was not extended there, and at the time of the deal neither company had a park in China[[/note]] but when Universal got into a dispute with Marvel over the profits of the license, Universal Studios Hollywood let the rights lapse back to Marvel in 2008... one year before Disney purchased the company. God knows what happened to the poor sod in Universal who made ''that'' call.
** A ''Guardians of the Galaxy'' ride was announced for Epcot at D23 2017, so it appears that something has changed in regards to this.

to:

* ScrewedByTheLawyers:
**
ScrewedByTheLawyers: [[http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1262449/000119312510008732/dex1057.htm A perpetual licensing deal]] that Creator/MarvelComics signed with Ride/UniversalStudios in 1994 prevents Disney from building anything Marvel-related in Walt Disney World and Tokyo Disneyland, their two biggest theme park markets. However, they are free to build Marvel attractions in their four other resorts. How, you ask? Well, originally, the licensing deal extended to California as well,[[note]]Universal has no parks in France so the deal was not extended there, and at the time of the deal neither company had a park in China[[/note]] but when Universal got into a dispute with Marvel over the profits of the license, Universal Studios Hollywood let the rights lapse back to Marvel in 2008... one year before Disney purchased the company. God knows what happened to the poor sod in Universal who made ''that'' call. \n** A ''Guardians of the Galaxy'' ride was announced for Epcot at D23 2017, so it appears that something has changed in regards to this.
15th Jul '17 8:40:26 PM HarpieSiren
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* ScrewedByTheLawyers: [[http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1262449/000119312510008732/dex1057.htm A perpetual licensing deal]] that Creator/MarvelComics signed with Ride/UniversalStudios in 1994 prevents Disney from building anything Marvel-related in Walt Disney World and Tokyo Disneyland, their two biggest theme park markets. However, they are free to build Marvel attractions in their four other resorts. How, you ask? Well, originally, the licensing deal extended to California as well,[[note]]Universal has no parks in France so the deal was not extended there, and at the time of the deal neither company had a park in China[[/note]] but when Universal got into a dispute with Marvel over the profits of the license, Universal Studios Hollywood let the rights lapse back to Marvel in 2008... one year before Disney purchased the company. God knows what happened to the poor sod in Universal who made ''that'' call.

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* ScrewedByTheLawyers: ScrewedByTheLawyers:
**
[[http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1262449/000119312510008732/dex1057.htm A perpetual licensing deal]] that Creator/MarvelComics signed with Ride/UniversalStudios in 1994 prevents Disney from building anything Marvel-related in Walt Disney World and Tokyo Disneyland, their two biggest theme park markets. However, they are free to build Marvel attractions in their four other resorts. How, you ask? Well, originally, the licensing deal extended to California as well,[[note]]Universal has no parks in France so the deal was not extended there, and at the time of the deal neither company had a park in China[[/note]] but when Universal got into a dispute with Marvel over the profits of the license, Universal Studios Hollywood let the rights lapse back to Marvel in 2008... one year before Disney purchased the company. God knows what happened to the poor sod in Universal who made ''that'' call.
** A ''Guardians of the Galaxy'' ride was announced for Epcot at D23 2017, so it appears that something has changed in regards to this.
27th Apr '17 7:12:41 PM KoopaKid17
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: America Sings was clearly a product of the mid-1970s Bicentennial celebration era and it showed. Act 4 Modern Times was already this when the ride opened, featuring only ''one'' song from after the 1950s ("Joy to the World" by Three Dog Night).

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: America Sings Sings, a ride chronicling the history of music in America, was clearly a product of the mid-1970s Bicentennial celebration era and it showed. Act 4 Modern Times was already this when the ride opened, featuring only ''one'' song from celebration. Attendance dropped sharply after the 1950s ("Joy to the World" by Three Dog Night).era ended, rendering America Sings a relic until it closed in 1988.
11th Mar '17 7:12:09 PM jormis29
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* NoExportForYou: There's been four video games based on Tokyo Disneyland: ''Mickey no Tokyo Disneyland Daibōken'' (''Mickey's Great Adventure in Tokyo Disneyland'') for the SNES, ''Tokyo Disneyland: Mickey no Cinderella Shiro Mystery Tour'' (''Mickey's Cinderella Castle Mystery Tour'') and ''Tokyo Disneyland: Fantasy Tour'' for the Game Boy, and ''Adventure of Tokyo Disney Sea'' for the Game Boy Advance.

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* NoExportForYou: There's been four video games based on Tokyo Disneyland: ''Mickey no Tokyo Disneyland Daibōken'' ''VideoGame/MickeyNoTokyoDisneylandDaibouken'' (''Mickey's Great Adventure in Tokyo Disneyland'') for the SNES, ''Tokyo Disneyland: Mickey no Cinderella Shiro Mystery Tour'' (''Mickey's Cinderella Castle Mystery Tour'') and ''Tokyo Disneyland: Fantasy Tour'' for the Game Boy, and ''Adventure of Tokyo Disney Sea'' for the Game Boy Advance.
8th Feb '17 9:13:35 AM FigmentJedi
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** ''Rivers of Light'', the new ''Ride/WorldOfColor''-esque night show at Animal Kingdom has the dubious honor of entering this state mere '''days''' before it was supposed to begin previews in spring 2016. No one knows exactly what was wrong with it, whether it was mechanical or something with the programming/choreography, but the opening was postponed and it took until February 2017 for public previews to begin.

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** ''Rivers of Light'', ''Ride/RiversOfLight'', the new ''Ride/WorldOfColor''-esque night show at Animal Kingdom has the dubious honor of entering this state mere '''days''' before it was supposed to begin previews in spring 2016. No one knows exactly what was wrong with it, whether it was mechanical or something with the programming/choreography, but the opening was postponed and it took until February 2017 for public previews to begin.
7th Feb '17 8:28:52 PM FigmentJedi
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** ''Rivers of Light'', the new ''Ride/WorldOfColor''-esque night show at Animal Kingdom has the dubious honor of entering this state mere '''days''' before it was supposed to begin previews in spring 2016. No one knows exactly what was wrong with it, whether it was mechanical or something with the programming/choreography, but the opening was postponed indefinitely and six months later[[note]]as of this edit[[/note]] no one knows when it will actually open or if it will even open before [[{{Film/Avatar}} Pandora]], which is scheduled for summer 2017.

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** ''Rivers of Light'', the new ''Ride/WorldOfColor''-esque night show at Animal Kingdom has the dubious honor of entering this state mere '''days''' before it was supposed to begin previews in spring 2016. No one knows exactly what was wrong with it, whether it was mechanical or something with the programming/choreography, but the opening was postponed indefinitely and six months later[[note]]as of this edit[[/note]] no one knows when it will actually open or if it will even open before [[{{Film/Avatar}} Pandora]], which is scheduled took until February 2017 for summer 2017.public previews to begin.
25th Jan '17 12:12:27 PM dsneybuf
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* ''The Main Street Electrical Parade'' has temporarily returned to Magic Kingdom twice since originally being replaced by ''Spectromagic'', most recently in 2010 where they brought it back for the summer until popular demand saw them change it to an open-ended run. [[BlatantLies That's what they told everyone at least]]. The not so well kept secret was that Spectro was in desperate need of refurbishment, and since they needed to get MSEP out of California Adventure because of concerns over crowd control before ''Ride/WorldOfColor'' opened, they figured bringing it back to Florida was the best way to handle both situations. As of July 2013, the "open ended run" has been going for over 3 years. However, the refurbished Spectro floats have been spotted backstage at MK signalling its return is imminent, although no one knows exactly when.

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* ''The Main Street Electrical Parade'' has temporarily returned to Magic Kingdom twice since originally being replaced by ''Spectromagic'', most recently in 2010 where they brought it back for the summer until popular demand saw them change it to an open-ended run. [[BlatantLies That's what they told everyone at least]]. The not so well kept secret was that Spectro was in desperate need of refurbishment, and since they needed to get MSEP out of California Adventure because of concerns over crowd control before ''Ride/WorldOfColor'' opened, they figured bringing it back to Florida was the best way to handle both situations. As of July 2013, the "open The parade ended run" has been going up staying at the Magic Kingdom for over 3 years. However, six years, until it moved back to Disneyland during the early 2017 refurbishment of the ''Paint the Night'' parade. The refurbished Spectro floats have been spotted backstage at MK signalling its return is imminent, although no one knows exactly when.
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