History Trivia / DisneyThemeParks

29th Nov '16 4:00:55 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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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 beat [[{{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 beat open before [[{{Film/Avatar}} Pandora]] Pandora]], which is scheduled for summer 2017.
28th Nov '16 7:56:09 PM KeegdnaB42
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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 beat [[{{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 later[[note]]as of this edit[/note] edit[[/note]] no one knows when it will actually open or if it will even beat [[{{Film/Avatar}} Pandora]] which is scheduled for summer 2017.
28th Nov '16 7:55:11 PM KeegdnaB42
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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 beat [[{{Film/Avatar}} Pandora]] which is scheduled for summer 2017.
19th Oct '16 10:32:17 PM OnoderaTearer
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** Sora could be seen back when 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]].

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** Sora could be seen back when [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsI the first game 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]].



* FollowTheLeader: A trope that unfortunately hung around Walt Disney World throughout the 1980s and into the 1990s after Michael Eisner took over. While both decades were periods of unprecedented growth throughout the resort, the reasoning behind it was less "we should deliver the most original concepts we can to the guests" as it had been previously, and more "why are people leaving the resort, and what can we do to prevent that?". And so the Disney-MGM Studios was built so people wouldn't have to leave to visit the (then-unbuilt) Universal Studios Orlando park, Pleasure Island was built so people wouldn't have to visit Church Street Station, Animal Kingdom was built so people wouldn't have to visit Busch Gardens, etc. This logic came back to bite them when they attempted to apply it to Disneyland on the west coast with Disney's California Adventure, built on the reasoning that if the best of California was showcased in the park then people wouldn't have to go out and actually ''see'' California. The only problem is that most of the park's guests were natives of California, who really didn't care for Disney's take on their state.

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* FollowTheLeader: A trope that unfortunately hung around Walt Disney World throughout the 1980s and into the 1990s after Michael Eisner took over. While both decades were periods of unprecedented growth throughout the resort, the reasoning behind it was less "we should deliver the most original concepts we can to the guests" as it had been previously, and more "why are people leaving the resort, and what can we do to prevent that?". And so the Disney-MGM Studios was built so people wouldn't have to leave to visit the (then-unbuilt) Universal Studios Orlando park, Pleasure Island was built so people wouldn't have to visit Church Street Station, Animal Kingdom was built so people wouldn't have to visit Busch Gardens, Ride/BuschGardens, etc. This logic came back to bite them when they attempted to apply it to Disneyland on the west coast with Disney's California Adventure, built on the reasoning that if the best of California was showcased in the park then people wouldn't have to go out and actually ''see'' California. The only problem is that most of the park's guests were natives of California, who really didn't care for Disney's take on their state.



* NoExportForYou: There's been four video games based on Tokyo Disneyland: ''Mickey no Tokyo Disneyland Daibōken'' (''Mickey's Great Adventure in Tokyo Disneyland''), ''Tokyo Disneyland: Mickey no Cinderella Shiro Mystery Tour'' (''Mickey's Cinderella Castle Mystery Tour''), ''Tokyo Disneyland: Fantasy Tour'', and ''Adventure of Tokyo Disney Sea''.

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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''), Disneyland'') for the SNES, ''Tokyo Disneyland: Mickey no Cinderella Shiro Mystery Tour'' (''Mickey's Cinderella Castle Mystery Tour''), Tour'') and ''Tokyo Disneyland: Fantasy Tour'', Tour'' for the Game Boy, and ''Adventure of Tokyo Disney Sea''.Sea'' for the Game Boy Advance.



** Splash Mountain is based upon ''Disney/SongOfTheSouth'', a movie they otherwise don'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'', a movie they Disney otherwise don't 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.



* 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 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.
* SimilarlyNamedWorks: The spinning teacup ride based on ''Disney/AliceInWonderland'' is named Mad Tea Party. California Adventure also features a nighttime ElectronicMusic event named...Mad T Party. The fact that nearly everyone just refers to the former as some variant of "the teacup ride" as opposed to using its name keeps this from being much of a problem, however.

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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.
* SimilarlyNamedWorks: The spinning teacup ride based on ''Disney/AliceInWonderland'' is named Mad Tea Party. California Adventure also features a nighttime ElectronicMusic event named... Mad T Party. The fact that nearly everyone just refers to the former as some variant of "the teacup ride" as opposed to using its name keeps this from being much of a problem, however.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: So many examples...Quite a lot of unused concepts for attractions come up online. [[http://waltdatedworld.bravepages.com/id203.htm Have a look here]] and [[http://www.theneverlandfiles.com/tnf/ here]].

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: So many examples... Quite a lot of unused concepts for attractions come up online. [[http://waltdatedworld.bravepages.com/id203.htm Have a look here]] and [[http://www.theneverlandfiles.com/tnf/ here]].



** When Disney initially held the rights to ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' attractions, they intended to have a single ride, where guests would use wands and shoot at interactive 3D screens. Creator/JKRowling disliked the idea and, after numerous disagreements and ExecutiveMeddling at Disney, she reluctantly went to Universal instead. The interactive 3D dark ride concept was retooled into ''Toy Story Midway Mania''.

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** When Disney initially held the rights to ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' attractions, they and intended to have a single ride, ride for that IP where guests would use wands and shoot at interactive 3D screens. Creator/JKRowling disliked the idea and, after numerous disagreements and ExecutiveMeddling at Disney, she reluctantly went to Universal instead.instead, who built the Wizarding World of Harry Potter to immense success... That's gotta hurt. The interactive 3D dark ride concept was retooled into ''Toy Story Midway Mania''.


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27th Aug '16 6:41:17 PM MrNickelodeon
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* YouLookFamiliar: Martin Short has appeared in four different Disney attractions over the years, the first being the ''Monster Sound Show'' at Disney's Hollywood Studios, then ''The Making of Me'' and ''O Canada!'' at Epcot (in all of which he stars as himself), and later in ''[=CineMagique=]'' at Walt Disney Studios Paris, in which he plays a character called "George".
19th Aug '16 6:42:27 AM SomewhatMisleading
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** Speaking of Tokyo Disneyland, remember the Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse hats that are sold at every Disney park. Well in Tokyo, they also have hats for characters such as [[WesterAnimation/ToyStory The Little Green Men]] and [[Disney/TheAristocats Marie.]]

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** Speaking of Tokyo Disneyland, remember the Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse hats that are sold at every Disney park. park? Well in Tokyo, they also have hats for characters such as [[WesterAnimation/ToyStory The Little Green Men]] and [[Disney/TheAristocats Marie.]]
17th Aug '16 6:51:44 PM jimbodeek
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** ''Dinosaur'' at Disney's Animal Kingdom was originally going to feature a T-Rex that chased guests. However, when word got out of the discovery of Carnotaurus fossils, it was decided that the ride would feature the newly-discovered dinosaur.
** Dinoland USA initially had a roller coaster called the Excavator, a runaway mine train through an abandoned archaeological dig site alongside a safari ride featuring animatronic dinosaurs. While the Excavator was scrapped, Dinoland eventually got its roller coaster in the form of Primeval Whirl, and the Dino Safari ride was reimagined into Dinosaur, AKA Countdown to Extinction.



** ''Dinosaur'' at Disney's Animal Kingdom was originally going to feature a T-Rex that chased guests. However, when word got out of the discovery of Carnotaurus fossils, it was decided that the ride would feature the newly-discovered dinosaur.
** Dinoland USA initially had a roller coaster called the Excavator, a RunawayMineTrain through an abandoned archaeological dig site alongside a safari ride featuring animatronic dinosaurs. While the Excavator was scrapped, Dinoland eventually got its roller coaster in the form of Primeval Whirl, and the Dino Safari ride was reimagined into Dinosaur, AKA Countdown to Extinction.
15th Aug '16 4:32:16 PM jimbodeek
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** ''Dinosaur'' at Disney's Animal Kingdom was originally going to feature a T-Rex that chased guests. However, when word got out of the discovery of Carnotaurus fossils, it was decided that the ride would feature the newly-discovered dinosaur.
** Dinoland USA initially had a roller coaster called the Excavator, a RunawayMineTrain through an abandoned archaeological dig site alongside a safari ride featuring animatronic dinosaurs. While the Excavator was scrapped, Dinoland eventually got its roller coaster in the form of Primeval Whirl, and the Dino Safari ride was reimagined into Dinosaur, AKA Countdown to Extinction.
25th Jul '16 6:01:35 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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* ExecutiveMeddling: Very prevalent in the late Eisner-era, like so many other things at Disney. The Subs getting shut down for the first time, the entire fiasco surrounding Journey Into Imagination, the infamous cost-cutting that went into California Adventure, the Paris Studios park and Hong Kong Disneyland, and other problems.
** When Walt Disney World was in early development, there were plans for rides based off ''Sleeping Beauty'', and ''The Sword in the Stone''. However, Roy Disney felt Florida deserved their own versions of already existing rides from the California Park, thus they got their own ''Snow White's Scary Adventures'', and ''Peter Pan's Daring Flight''. It's been theorized that the reason the former ride was so scary, was it was a deliberate WriterRevolt.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: Very prevalent in the late Eisner-era, like so many other things at Disney. The Subs getting shut down for the first time, the entire fiasco surrounding Journey Into Imagination, the infamous cost-cutting that went into California Adventure, the Paris Studios park and Hong Kong Disneyland, and other problems.
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problems. When Walt Disney World was in early development, there were plans for rides based off ''Sleeping Beauty'', and ''The Sword in the Stone''. However, Roy Disney felt Florida deserved their own versions of already existing rides from the California Park, thus they got their own ''Snow White's Scary Adventures'', and ''Peter Pan's Daring Flight''. It's been theorized that the reason the former ride was so scary, scary was it was being a deliberate WriterRevolt.
24th Jul '16 9:58:50 PM RisefromYourGrave
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** According to [[http://www.hiddenmickeys.org/HiddenMickey.html this fan website]], the electric umbrella was going to be replaced by "test track café." Why it didn't happen is currently unknown.

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** According to [[http://www.hiddenmickeys.org/HiddenMickey.html this fan website]], the electric umbrella Electric Umbrella Restaurant was going to be replaced by "test track café."Test Track Café." Why it didn't happen is currently unknown.
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