History TroubledProduction / ThemeParks

9th Jul '17 10:30:41 PM Twentington
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** To meet investor expectations, the park had to draw three million visitors in its first year. It fell ''way'' below that number, generating only about two to three thousand guests a day. The reasons why were numerous. First, the park cut back on its operation hours little by little, to the point where it was closing early enough to rule out the nightly fireworks shows. The Hard Rock license reduced its appeal to children, but the addition of kiddie rides in response to this dismayed adults. The high admission prices, coupled with the onset of the Great Recession in 2008, also hurt tourism and rendered few families able to afford vacations and go to the park. Finally, Hard Rock Park's location just a few miles from the Atlantic Ocean put it into direct competition with Myrtle Beach's oceanside resorts (for comparison, Walt Disney chose the inland city of Orlando, Florida to build his second park precisely to avoid such competition). It wasn't long before the owners filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy... which was later changed to ''Chapter 7 liquidation''.

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** To meet investor expectations, the park had to draw three million visitors in its first year. It fell ''way'' below that number, generating only about two to three thousand guests a day. The reasons why were numerous. First, the park cut back on its operation hours little by little, to the point where it was closing early enough to rule out the nightly fireworks shows. The Hard Rock license reduced its appeal to children, but the addition of kiddie rides in response to this dismayed adults. The high admission prices, coupled with the onset of the Great Recession in 2008, also hurt tourism and rendered few families able to afford vacations and go to the park. Finally, Hard Rock Park's location just a few miles from the Atlantic Ocean put it into direct competition with Myrtle Beach's oceanside resorts (for comparison, Walt Disney chose the inland city of Orlando, Florida to build his second park precisely to avoid such competition). It wasn't long before the owners filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy... which was later changed to ''Chapter 7 liquidation''. Also around this time, the former Waccamaw outlet mall was rapidly losing stores to a newer outlet mall just up the road.
20th May '17 4:52:15 PM Pren
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* The addition of Donald Trump into Disney's Hall of Presidents naturally came with all the complications such a divisive figure would be expected to create. To start with, just about the entire Imagineer team had expected Hilary Clinton to win the election, and so plans were well under way to add her instead which had to be scrapped and started again from the drawing board (though luckily, there hadn't yet been any construction on the animatronic). Plus, many on the team weren't happy with making an offer to Trump to record a special speech for the attraction as has been done since Bill Clinton took the office, and thus giving the impression that they supported his words at the same time he was hitting record low approval numbers amid numerous scandals. An anonymous source even suggested that Disney was making the recording of the speech more inconvenient than usual as a way for Trump to decline the offer without either side losing face.

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* The addition of Donald Trump into Disney's Hall ''Hall of Presidents Presidents'' naturally came with all the complications such a divisive figure would be expected to create. To start with, just about the entire Imagineer team had expected Hilary Clinton to win the election, and so plans were well under way to add her instead which had to be scrapped and started again from the drawing board (though luckily, there hadn't yet been any construction on the animatronic). Plus, many on the team weren't happy with making an offer to Trump to record a special speech for the attraction as has been done since Bill Clinton took the office, and thus giving the impression that they supported his words at the same time he was hitting record low approval numbers amid numerous scandals. An anonymous source even suggested that Disney was making the recording of the speech more inconvenient than usual as a way for Trump to decline the offer without either side losing face.
20th May '17 4:51:28 PM Pren
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* The addition of Donald Trump into Disney's Hall of Presidents naturally came with all the complications such a divisive figure would be expected to create. To start with, just about the entire Imagineer team had expected Hilary Clinton to win the election, and so plans were well under way to add her instead which had to be scrapped and started again from the drawing board (though luckily, there hadn't yet been any construction on the animatronic). Plus, many on the team weren't happy with making an offer to Trump to record a special speech for the attraction as has been done since Bill Clinton took the office, and thus giving the impression that they supported his words at the same time he was hitting record low approval numbers amid numerous scandals. An anonymous source even suggested that Disney was making the recording of the speech more inconvenient than usual as a way for Trump to decline the offer without either side losing face.
21st Apr '17 1:40:22 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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** In 2006, Cedar Fair also bought out Paramount Parks. This resulted in them having a monopoly on all three of Ohio's major amusement parks: Cedar Point, Geauga Lake, and Kings Island near Cincinnati. This spending spree (the Paramount purchase cost $1.24 billion) left them deep in debt, and to cut costs, they targeted the faltering Geauga Lake for ride shutdowns and relocations. Over the course of 2006 and 2007, Geauga Lake was ransacked for everything from roller coasters to gift shops to food vendors. Most of the rides found new homes at other Cedar Fair properties, and some were scrapped. Eventually, it was announced at the end of the 2007 season that Geauga Lake (minus the still-successful Wildwater Kingdom water park, which remains open to this day) would be shutting down permanently after over a century of continuous seasonal operation.

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** In 2006, Cedar Fair also bought out Paramount Parks. This resulted in them having a monopoly on all three of Ohio's major amusement parks: Cedar Point, Geauga Lake, and Kings Island near Cincinnati. This spending spree (the Paramount purchase cost $1.24 billion) left them deep in debt, [[HistoryRepeats much like Six Flags before them]], and to cut costs, they targeted the faltering Geauga Lake for ride shutdowns and relocations. Over the course of 2006 and 2007, Geauga Lake was ransacked for everything from roller coasters to gift shops to food vendors. Most of the rides found new homes at other Cedar Fair properties, and some were scrapped. Eventually, it was announced at the end of the 2007 season that Geauga Lake (minus the still-successful Wildwater Kingdom water park, which remains open to this day) would be shutting down permanently after over a century of continuous seasonal operation.operation. Wildwater Kingdom, the only part of the park that was still successful, remained open for another nine years before closing for good at the end of the 2016 season.
21st Feb '17 7:02:47 PM dmcreif
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** In May 2006 -- two weeks after the ride’s '''second''' death -- the ride was given a massive overhaul. There are now two versions of the attraction offered: the Green Team version drastically lowers the intensity while the Orange Team version offers the original experience unchanged. Instantly, ''Mission: Space'' became a hit amongst guests -- and still is to this day -- and no other fatalities have been reported.

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** In May 2006 -- two weeks after the ride’s '''second''' death -- the ride was given a massive overhaul. There are now two versions of the attraction offered: the Green Team version drastically lowers the intensity intensity[[note]]the centrifuge does not spin, thus eliminating the forces of lateral acceleration. The cabs themselves still pitch and pivot, providing some motion[[/note]] while the Orange Team version offers the original experience unchanged. Instantly, ''Mission: Space'' became a hit amongst guests -- and still is to this day -- and no other fatalities have been reported.
25th Dec '16 8:33:03 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* In 2000, Kings Island built a wooden roller coaster called the ''Son of Beast''. The fourth wooden roller coaster to be built at the park, it was the world's first wooden hypercoaster (coaster with a height between 200 and 299 feet) and the first to feature an inversion (a vertical loop), and the second longest wooden roller coaster in the world behind only ''The Beast'' on the other side of the park. ''Son of Beast'' was plagued with problems from the start, compared to ''The Beast'':

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* In 2000, Kings Island in Ohio built a wooden roller coaster called the ''Son of Beast''. The fourth wooden roller coaster to be built at the park, it was the world's first wooden hypercoaster (coaster with a height between 200 and 299 feet) and feet; ''Son of Beast'' stood 214 feet tall), the first to feature an inversion (a vertical loop), and the second longest wooden roller coaster in the world behind only ''The Beast'' on the other side of the park. ''Son of Beast'' was plagued with problems from the start, compared to ''The Beast'':



** On July 9, 2006 at 4:45 pm, a structural failure in the 'Rose Bowl' section of the ride (one of the two massive helices) created a bump on the track that caused a train to come to an abrupt stop. Twenty-seven injuries were reported in the accident and rescue units were required to evacuate the riders. Most of the injuries were of the chest or neck. Seventeen people were released from the hospital within five hours of the accident, and two were admitted to local hospitals with non life-threatening injuries. After an inspection the following day, the park stated that the accident was caused by a crack or split in the wood. But the ride was closed for the remainder of the year.
** The cause of the structural failure was determined to be likely the result of stress caused by the weight of the custom-designed trains built for the ride (due to the vertical loop). Thus, during the 2006-2007 off-season, the loop was removed. The original trains were replaced with Gerstlauer-built trains from the demolished ''Hurricane: Category 5'' at the Myrtle Beach Pavilion in South Carolina, which were lighter than the original trains. The lighter trains were used to reduce the overall load on the wooden structure. The loop was also removed during this time to assist the lighter trains in completing the circuit.
** The ride ran with no problems from mid-2007 to early June 2009. On June 16, 2009, a woman claimed to have suffered a head injury from riding Son of Beast during her visit to the park on May 31, 2009. She did not report the incident to Kings Island officials prior to June 16. She claimed to have suffered from a burst blood vessel in her brain, after riding Son of Beast, that required admission to an intensive care unit at a nearby hospital. While no irregularities were found with the ride, it was the nail in the coffin for the Son of Beast. The ride sat standing but not operating for three years, and then was demolished in summer 2012. In 2014, a Bolliger & Mabillard inverted roller coaster called ''Banshee'' was opened on the former ''Son of Beast'' site.

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** On July 9, 2006 at 4:45 pm, a structural failure in the 'Rose Bowl' section of the ride (one of the two massive helices) created a bump on the track that caused a train to come to an abrupt stop. Twenty-seven injuries injuries, most of them to the chest or neck, were reported in the accident and rescue units were required to evacuate the riders. Most of the injuries were of the chest or neck. Seventeen people were released from the hospital within five hours of the accident, and two were admitted to local hospitals with non life-threatening non-life-threatening injuries. After an inspection the following day, the park stated that the accident was caused by a crack or split in the wood. But the The ride was closed for the remainder of the year.
** The cause of the structural failure was determined to be likely be the result of stress caused by the weight of the custom-designed trains built for the ride (due to the vertical loop). Thus, during the 2006-2007 off-season, the loop ride was removed. heavily renovated. The original trains were replaced with Gerstlauer-built trains from the demolished ''Hurricane: Category 5'' at the Myrtle Beach Pavilion in South Carolina, which were lighter than the original trains. The lighter trains were used to and would reduce the overall load on the wooden structure. The loop was also removed during this time to assist the lighter trains in completing the circuit.
** The ride ran with no problems from mid-2007 to early June 2009. On June 16, 2009, a woman claimed to have suffered a head injury from riding Son ''Son of Beast Beast'' during her visit to the park on May 31, 2009. She did not report the incident to Kings Island officials prior to June 16. She claimed to have that, after riding ''Son of Beast'', she had suffered from a burst blood vessel in her brain, after riding Son of Beast, brain that required admission to an intensive care unit at a nearby hospital. While no irregularities were found with the ride, it was the nail in the coffin for the Son ''Son of Beast.Beast''. The ride sat standing but not operating for three years, and then was demolished in summer 2012. In 2014, a Bolliger & Mabillard inverted roller coaster called ''Banshee'' was opened on the former ''Son of Beast'' site.



* Kings Island also laid claim to being the location of the world's first suspension coaster, ''The Bat'', built by Arrow Dynamics and opened in 1981. However, the ride was plagued with mechanical difficulties that caused it to close only two years after opening. One of the problems was that the track was not banked, leading to premature wear on each train's shock absorbers as well as excessive steel stress on both the track and trains (some absorbers had to replaced after only a week of operation). Inspections attributed the flaws to the ride's lateral movement design and brake configuration. As a result, the ride was closed frequently while attempts were made to reconfigure support beams and patch cracks. The efforts proved costly and ineffective, and after assessing the cost of a complete overhaul, the park decided to permanently close the ride following the 1983 season. ''Vortex'', a looping coaster, occupies the former site.
** One positive thing came out of the failures of ''The Bat'': Arrow Dynamics went back to the drawing board and improved the suspended roller coaster design in future installations, like actually banking the turns. This was evident when they built a new suspended roller coaster at Kings Island in 1993, known as ''Top Gun'', which has operated ever since then. The ride was renamed ''Flight Deck'' in 2007 after Cedar Fair acquired the Paramount parks. In 2014, ''Flight Deck'' was repainted orange and renamed ''The Bat'' as a tribute to the original coaster.

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* Kings Island also laid claim to being the location of the world's first suspension coaster, ''The Bat'', built by Arrow Dynamics and opened in 1981. However, the ride was plagued with mechanical difficulties that caused it to close only two years after opening. One of the problems was that the track was not banked, leading to premature wear on each train's shock absorbers as well as excessive steel stress on both the track and trains (some absorbers had to replaced after only a week of operation). Inspections attributed the flaws to the ride's lateral movement design and brake configuration. As a result, the ride was closed frequently while attempts were made to reconfigure support beams and patch cracks. The efforts proved costly and ineffective, and after assessing the cost of a complete overhaul, the park decided to permanently close the ride following the 1983 season. ''Vortex'', a looping coaster, occupies the former site.
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One positive thing came out of the failures of ''The Bat'': Arrow Dynamics went back to the drawing board and improved the suspended roller coaster design in future installations, like actually banking the turns. This was evident when they built a new suspended roller coaster at Kings Island in 1993, known as ''Top Gun'', which has operated ever since then. The ride was renamed ''Flight Deck'' in 2007 after Cedar Fair acquired the Paramount parks. In 2014, ''Flight Deck'' was repainted orange and renamed ''The Bat'' as a tribute to the original coaster.
7th Nov '16 7:32:30 PM Market43Fan
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** Now going alone, MUI (after moving subsidiary Laura Ashley plc to the former PTL World Outreach Center building, renamed the Regent Building) worked to add a golf course, residential development and briefly attempted to re-open the former Heritage Grand Hotel in partnership with the Radisson hotel chain as Radisson Grand Resort, a short-lived venture that ended with the hotel closing and (after a brief period of falling into disrepair) being restored and re-opened; with some rooms being converted into condominiums and the atrium being used by Rick Joyner's MorningStar Ministries; while some of the other properties such as the old Upper Room chapel; an auditorium for special functions known as "The Barn" and the former PTL studios remain in use.
** However, some of the other properties were demolished or continued to languish in disrepair; such as the Jerusalem Ampitheather (near the campgrounds), which was demolished in 2012 when plans to turn the outdoor ampitheater into a concert venue fell through and "The King's Castle" (originally planned as the world's largest Wendy's restaurant[[note]]The restaurant's construction was underway at the time of the Bakker scandals and subsequent collapse of PTL[[/note]] and later completed as an arcade and skate park by MUI), which was partially on parts of the properties owned by MorningStar and developer Earl Coulston. MorningStar briefly announced plans to attempt a renovation for the church to open a youth center before determining the venue was too badly damaged and vandalized to be salvageable; with Coulston paying for the demolition since it was partly on his property.

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** Now going alone, MUI (after moving subsidiary Laura Ashley plc to the former PTL World Outreach Center building, renamed the Regent Building) worked to add a golf course, residential development and briefly attempted to re-open the former Heritage Grand Hotel in partnership with the Radisson hotel chain as Radisson Grand Resort, a short-lived venture that ended with the hotel closing and (after a brief period of falling into disrepair) being restored and re-opened; with some rooms being converted into condominiums and the atrium being used by Rick Joyner's MorningStar [=MorningStar=] Ministries; while some of the other properties such as the old Upper Room chapel; an auditorium for special functions known as "The Barn" and the former PTL studios remain in use.
** However, some of the other properties were demolished or continued to languish in disrepair; such as the Jerusalem Ampitheather (near the campgrounds), which was demolished in 2012 when plans to turn the outdoor ampitheater into a concert venue fell through and "The King's Castle" (originally planned as the world's largest Wendy's restaurant[[note]]The restaurant's construction was underway at the time of the Bakker scandals and subsequent collapse of PTL[[/note]] and later completed as an arcade and skate park by MUI), which was partially on parts of the properties owned by MorningStar [=MorningStar=] and developer Earl Coulston. MorningStar [=MorningStar=] briefly announced plans to attempt a renovation for the church to open a youth center before determining the venue was too badly damaged and vandalized to be salvageable; with Coulston paying for the demolition since it was partly on his property.
7th Nov '16 7:31:15 PM Market43Fan
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** Things started off well upon the park's opening in 1978; hitting its peak in 1986 with 6 million visitors, behind only the aforementioned Disney parks. However, the next year the entire [[FunWithAcronyms PTL]] organization was rocked by the sexual and financial scandals (specifically on the latter; related to charges of overselling the lifetime partnerships being offered by the ministry) surrounding Bakker, with the organization including the park (already stripped of its tax exempt status by the [[Intimidating Revenue Service IRS]]) winding up in the hands of Lynchburg-based televangelist Jerry Falwell[[note]]unlike the Bakkers, very much '''not''' a Pentecostal[[/note]] of the Moral Majority fame for a time. After Falwell left in late 1987; the park remained open until Hurricane Hugo severely damaged much of the property in the late summer of 1989[[note]]In a curious twist; the hurricane - the strongest hurricane to make landfall in nearly 30 years - came shortly after Jim Bakker's fraud trial related to the lifetime partnerships was underway.[[/note]].
** Following the park's closure the former Heritage USA property would bounce around between different owners. The first came in 1991, when the [[UsefulNotes/Malaysia Malaysian]] investment firm MUI Group partnered with San Diego-based televangelist Morris Cerullo purchased the property for $52 million, dubbing it [[NewAndImproved New Heritage USA]]. This partnership was short-lived due to Cerullo wanting to issue discount cards; leading to a lawsuit and MUI eventually buying out Cerullo's interest in the park (though Cerullo would retain the cable channel, known as the Inspirational Network before the name was shortened to INSP).

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** Things started off well upon the park's opening in 1978; hitting its peak in 1986 with 6 million visitors, behind only the aforementioned Disney parks. However, the next year the entire [[FunWithAcronyms PTL]] organization was rocked by the sexual and financial scandals (specifically on the latter; related to charges of overselling the lifetime partnerships being offered by the ministry) surrounding Bakker, with the organization including the park (already stripped of its tax exempt status by the [[Intimidating Revenue Service [[IntimidatingRevenueService IRS]]) winding up in the hands of Lynchburg-based televangelist Jerry Falwell[[note]]unlike the Bakkers, very much '''not''' a Pentecostal[[/note]] of the Moral Majority fame for a time. After Falwell left in late 1987; the park remained open until Hurricane Hugo severely damaged much of the property in the late summer of 1989[[note]]In a curious twist; the hurricane - the strongest hurricane to make landfall in nearly 30 years - came shortly after Jim Bakker's fraud trial related to the lifetime partnerships was underway.[[/note]].
** Following the park's closure the former Heritage USA property would bounce around between different owners. The first came in 1991, when the [[UsefulNotes/Malaysia [[UsefulNotes/{{Malaysia}} Malaysian]] investment firm MUI Group partnered with San Diego-based televangelist Morris Cerullo purchased the property for $52 million, dubbing it [[NewAndImproved New Heritage USA]]. This partnership was short-lived due to Cerullo wanting to issue discount cards; leading to a lawsuit and MUI eventually buying out Cerullo's interest in the park (though Cerullo would retain the cable channel, known as the Inspirational Network before the name was shortened to INSP).
7th Nov '16 7:30:25 PM Market43Fan
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** It wouldn't be until Ride/BackToTheFutureTheRide opened in 1991 that the park had something that could truly compete with Disney's nearby offerings, which had (and continue to have, most of the time) a reputation for rarely breaking down, beginning a long, slow ascent for the Universal complex to its current position as Disney's one true [[TheRival rival]].

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** It wouldn't be until Ride/BackToTheFutureTheRide opened in 1991 that the park had something that could truly compete with Disney's nearby offerings, which had (and continue to have, most of the time) a reputation for rarely breaking down, beginning a long, slow ascent for the Universal complex to its current position as Disney's one true [[TheRival rival]].rival]].
* Heritage USA; created as TheMoralSubstitute to the Disney parks by televangelist Jim Bakker's PTL network eventually fell into this.
** Things started off well upon the park's opening in 1978; hitting its peak in 1986 with 6 million visitors, behind only the aforementioned Disney parks. However, the next year the entire [[FunWithAcronyms PTL]] organization was rocked by the sexual and financial scandals (specifically on the latter; related to charges of overselling the lifetime partnerships being offered by the ministry) surrounding Bakker, with the organization including the park (already stripped of its tax exempt status by the [[Intimidating Revenue Service IRS]]) winding up in the hands of Lynchburg-based televangelist Jerry Falwell[[note]]unlike the Bakkers, very much '''not''' a Pentecostal[[/note]] of the Moral Majority fame for a time. After Falwell left in late 1987; the park remained open until Hurricane Hugo severely damaged much of the property in the late summer of 1989[[note]]In a curious twist; the hurricane - the strongest hurricane to make landfall in nearly 30 years - came shortly after Jim Bakker's fraud trial related to the lifetime partnerships was underway.[[/note]].
** Following the park's closure the former Heritage USA property would bounce around between different owners. The first came in 1991, when the [[UsefulNotes/Malaysia Malaysian]] investment firm MUI Group partnered with San Diego-based televangelist Morris Cerullo purchased the property for $52 million, dubbing it [[NewAndImproved New Heritage USA]]. This partnership was short-lived due to Cerullo wanting to issue discount cards; leading to a lawsuit and MUI eventually buying out Cerullo's interest in the park (though Cerullo would retain the cable channel, known as the Inspirational Network before the name was shortened to INSP).
** Now going alone, MUI (after moving subsidiary Laura Ashley plc to the former PTL World Outreach Center building, renamed the Regent Building) worked to add a golf course, residential development and briefly attempted to re-open the former Heritage Grand Hotel in partnership with the Radisson hotel chain as Radisson Grand Resort, a short-lived venture that ended with the hotel closing and (after a brief period of falling into disrepair) being restored and re-opened; with some rooms being converted into condominiums and the atrium being used by Rick Joyner's MorningStar Ministries; while some of the other properties such as the old Upper Room chapel; an auditorium for special functions known as "The Barn" and the former PTL studios remain in use.
** However, some of the other properties were demolished or continued to languish in disrepair; such as the Jerusalem Ampitheather (near the campgrounds), which was demolished in 2012 when plans to turn the outdoor ampitheater into a concert venue fell through and "The King's Castle" (originally planned as the world's largest Wendy's restaurant[[note]]The restaurant's construction was underway at the time of the Bakker scandals and subsequent collapse of PTL[[/note]] and later completed as an arcade and skate park by MUI), which was partially on parts of the properties owned by MorningStar and developer Earl Coulston. MorningStar briefly announced plans to attempt a renovation for the church to open a youth center before determining the venue was too badly damaged and vandalized to be salvageable; with Coulston paying for the demolition since it was partly on his property.
7th Nov '16 4:57:09 PM RisefromYourGrave
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*** Disney went into damage control mode upon poor public response -- which only got worse after the 9/11 attacks crippled tourism -- with a series of quick "fixes". Attempts at a summer concert series and a Christmas-season fireworks show flopped due to a weak lineup for the former (bigger acts that might have done a theme park gig were already booked at state fairs and the like) and a lack of infrastructure for both. An additional pavilion themed to ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife'' featured nothing but ''more'' off-the-shelf rides -- albeit ones that little kids could ride. Disneyland's much-loved Main Street Electrical Parade was revived here to the disgust of fans who'd patronized it in its much-merchandised "final year" next door (which, remember, was succeeded by the aforementioned ''Light Magic'' debacle). Even the addition of the popular Florida ride The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror was greeted with yawns. (It's telling that, to date, only one of the charter California Adventure attractions -- Soarin' Over California -- has been exported to other Disney resorts; elements of the Disney Animation exhibit were also duplicated in Florida.)

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*** Disney went into damage control mode upon poor public response -- which only got worse after the 9/11 attacks crippled tourism -- with a series of quick "fixes". Attempts at a summer concert series and a Christmas-season fireworks show flopped due to a weak lineup for the former (bigger acts that might have done a theme park gig were already booked at state fairs and the like) and a lack of infrastructure for both. An additional pavilion area themed to ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife'' featured nothing but ''more'' off-the-shelf rides -- albeit ones that little kids could ride. Disneyland's much-loved Main Street Electrical Parade was revived here to the disgust of fans who'd patronized it in its much-merchandised "final year" next door (which, remember, was succeeded by the aforementioned ''Light Magic'' debacle). Even the addition of the popular Florida ride The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror was greeted with yawns. (It's telling that, to date, only one of the charter California Adventure attractions -- Soarin' Over California -- has been exported to other Disney resorts; elements of the Disney Animation exhibit were also duplicated in Florida.)



*** Another problem: the Disney/DisneyAnimatedCanon was in a DorkAge at the TurnOfTheMillennium, so it couldn't provide a new park with hot, fresh properties to base rides, shows, and character meet and greets upon. 2002's ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitch'', their one meaningful success of this period, yielded up only a poorly received street show. (Most of the Disney parks never properly, fully capitalized upon it, in fact.) They had to resort to newer Pixar and aging Disney films that hadn't yet warranted standalone rides and shows at Disneyland Park itself to flesh out the attraction lineup (an ''Aladdin'' stage musical, the aforementioned ''A Bug's Life'' pavilion, etc.).

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*** Another problem: the Disney/DisneyAnimatedCanon was in a DorkAge at the TurnOfTheMillennium, so it couldn't provide a new park with hot, fresh properties to base rides, shows, and character meet and greets upon. 2002's ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitch'', ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'', their one meaningful success of this period, yielded up only a poorly received poorly-received street show. (Most of the Disney parks never properly, fully capitalized upon it, in fact.) They had to resort to newer Pixar and aging Disney films that hadn't yet warranted standalone rides and shows at Disneyland Park itself to flesh out the attraction lineup (an ''Aladdin'' stage musical, the aforementioned ''A Bug's Life'' pavilion, area, etc.).
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