History YMMV / DisneyThemeParks

9th Jan '18 1:51:59 PM NoUsername
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** [[Franchise/LiloAndStitch Stitch]] is an odd example; despite being well-liked as a character, [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff especially in Japan]], fans were unhappy with his aggressive marketing and general SixthRanger status in the American parks. It culminated with ''Ride/StitchsGreatEscape'', which was ''very'' poorly received, especially compared to the attraction it replaced, ''Ride/AlienEncounter''. As a result, the presence of ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' in the American parks is minimal (especially after ''SGE!'' closed in early 2018), whereas it still has a large focus in the international parks, including a different attraction, ''Stitch Encounter''.

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** [[Franchise/LiloAndStitch Stitch]] is an odd example; despite being well-liked as a character, [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff especially in Japan]], fans were unhappy with his aggressive marketing and general SixthRanger status in the American parks. It culminated with ''Ride/StitchsGreatEscape'', which was ''very'' poorly received, especially compared to the attraction it replaced, ''Ride/AlienEncounter''. As a result, the presence of ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' in the American parks is minimal (especially after ''SGE!'' closed ''SGE!'''s steady reduction in early 2018), operation), whereas it still has a large focus in the international parks, including a different attraction, ''Stitch Encounter''.



** A similar reaction was given to ''Ride/StitchsGreatEscape'' upon its closure, given that it was a long-running ride and it had built up a surprising fanbase of parkgoers who enjoyed it for what it was, either detached from or unaware of ''Ride/AlienEncounter''.

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** A similar reaction was given to ''Ride/StitchsGreatEscape'' upon its apparent closure, given that it was a long-running ride and it had built up a surprising fanbase of parkgoers who enjoyed it for what it was, either detached from or unaware of ''Ride/AlienEncounter''.



** Don't get fans started on ''Ride/StitchsGreatEscape'', which replaced the ''[=ExtraTERRORestrial=] Ride/AlienEncounter''. The ride was effectively a kid-ified version of the very frightening and teen/adult oriented ''Alien Encounter'', which had and still has a notable cult following. Unlike the ''Imagination'' ride, Disney hadn't done anything to significantly improve it despite an alarming number of complaints from diehard fans and ordinary parkgoers alike! It was eventually reduced to seasonal operation before closing for good, which its detractors have been happy to hear about, but it still had already outlasted Alien Encounter by that point.[[note]]''Alien Encounter'' lasted for less than a decade, while ''Stitch's Great Escape!'' ran daily for almost twelve years and closed after a little over thirteen.[[/note]]

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** Don't get fans started on ''Ride/StitchsGreatEscape'', which replaced the ''[=ExtraTERRORestrial=] Ride/AlienEncounter''. The ride was effectively a kid-ified version of the very frightening and teen/adult oriented ''Alien Encounter'', which had and still has a notable cult following. Unlike the ''Imagination'' ride, Disney hadn't done anything to significantly improve it despite an alarming number of complaints from diehard fans and ordinary parkgoers alike! It was eventually reduced to seasonal operation before closing for good, leading to an eventual closure, which its detractors have been happy to hear about, but it still had already outlasted Alien Encounter by that point.[[note]]''Alien Encounter'' lasted for less than a decade, while ''Stitch's Great Escape!'' ran daily for almost twelve years and closed after a little over thirteen.years.[[/note]]
8th Jan '18 9:28:54 AM NoUsername
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* AlasPoorScrappy: While the majority of Walt Disney World fans were happy that Duffy stopped meeting at Epcot, there have been a couple people sad knowing that he no longer meets guests at WDW and Disneyland.

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** [[Franchise/LiloAndStitch Stitch]] is an odd example; despite being well-liked as a character, [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff especially in Japan]], fans were unhappy with his aggressive marketing and general SixthRanger status in the American parks. It culminated with ''Ride/StitchsGreatEscape'', which was ''very'' poorly received, especially compared to the attraction it replaced, ''Ride/AlienEncounter''. As a result, the presence of ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' in the American parks is minimal (especially after ''SGE!'' closed in early 2018), whereas it still has a large focus in the international parks, including a different attraction, ''Stitch Encounter''.
* AlasPoorScrappy: AlasPoorScrappy:
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While the majority of Walt Disney World fans were happy that Duffy stopped meeting at Epcot, there have been a couple people sad knowing that he no longer meets guests at WDW and Disneyland. Disneyland.
** A similar reaction was given to ''Ride/StitchsGreatEscape'' upon its closure, given that it was a long-running ride and it had built up a surprising fanbase of parkgoers who enjoyed it for what it was, either detached from or unaware of ''Ride/AlienEncounter''.



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** [[Franchise/LiloAndStitch Stitch]] is an odd example; as a character and star of one of the more popular Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon [[Disney/LiloAndStitch efforts]], he's generally well-liked, [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff especially in Japan]]. However, the ReplacementScrappy status of [[Ride/StitchsGreatEscape his American ride]] (which saw a reduction in operation in 2016) and the fact he became a SixthRanger to the Fab Five have gotten a rather mixed response.
*** It should be noted that this applies more to the United States (especially Walt Disney World) than it does to the non-American resorts. While ''Lilo & Stitch'' is not ''un''popular in America, the misguided overmarketing of the latter character and vitriol given towards SGE! has impacted his reception there, and now only Stitch is available for meet-and-greets on a regular basis in Magic Kingdom, while Lilo can now only be met at a character breakfast at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort alongside him. As for any other ''Lilo & Stitch'' characters? Well, there's merchandise of [[DistaffCounterpart An]][[LoveInterest gel]] (she's even got [[http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/File:Stitch_and_Angel_WDW_Girls%27_Lace_Tee.jpg WDW-exclusive]] [[http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/File:WDW_-_Angel_on_Castle.jpg merchandise,]] [[UnexpectedCharacter believe it or not]]), but that's really it. Americans will have to fly to Europe or especially Japan [[NoExportForYou to meet her and some of the other experiments]]. It should also be mentioned that the U.S. [[NoExportForYou does not have Stitch Encounter/Stitch Live! at all]], whereas all the non-U.S. resorts have it (or had in the case of Hong Kong).
** People are split on whether Rex from the first Ride/StarTours was either incredibly annoying or [[ActuallyPrettyFunny genuinely entertaining]].

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* BaseBreakingCharacter:
** [[Franchise/LiloAndStitch Stitch]] is an odd example; as a character and star of one of the more popular Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon [[Disney/LiloAndStitch efforts]], he's generally well-liked, [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff especially in Japan]]. However, the ReplacementScrappy status of [[Ride/StitchsGreatEscape his American ride]] (which saw a reduction in operation in 2016) and the fact he became a SixthRanger to the Fab Five have gotten a rather mixed response.
*** It should be noted that this applies more to the United States (especially Walt Disney World) than it does to the non-American resorts. While ''Lilo & Stitch'' is not ''un''popular in America, the misguided overmarketing of the latter character and vitriol given towards SGE! has impacted his reception there, and now only Stitch is available for meet-and-greets on a regular basis in Magic Kingdom, while Lilo can now only be met at a character breakfast at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort alongside him. As for any other ''Lilo & Stitch'' characters? Well, there's merchandise of [[DistaffCounterpart An]][[LoveInterest gel]] (she's even got [[http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/File:Stitch_and_Angel_WDW_Girls%27_Lace_Tee.jpg WDW-exclusive]] [[http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/File:WDW_-_Angel_on_Castle.jpg merchandise,]] [[UnexpectedCharacter believe it or not]]), but that's really it. Americans will have to fly to Europe or especially Japan [[NoExportForYou to meet her and some of the other experiments]]. It should also be mentioned that the U.S. [[NoExportForYou does not have Stitch Encounter/Stitch Live! at all]], whereas all the non-U.S. resorts have it (or had in the case of Hong Kong).
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BaseBreakingCharacter: People are split on whether Rex from the first Ride/StarTours was either incredibly annoying or [[ActuallyPrettyFunny genuinely entertaining]].



** Dr. Nigel Channing at Epcot's Imagination! pavilion, who replaced Dreamfinder -- a tough act to follow even for [[Creator/MontyPython Eric Idle]]. He actually predated the revamp of the Journey Into Imagination ride (via ''Honey, I Shrunk the Audience'') and was being used to knit together the pavillion's multiple attractions thematically. Alas, beyond the Dreamfinder fans objecting to the change, the penny-pinching Disney parks were suffering at the time crippled the ride's chances of comparing to the original, resulting in FanonDiscontinuity and a second revamp (making Figment the dragon the lead character and Dr. Channing a StraightMan to him, bringing back the "One Little Spark" theme song, and throwing in a few EasterEgg references to the original). That version is still up and running.
** Don't get fans started on ''Ride/StitchsGreatEscape'', which replaced the ''[=ExtraTERRORestrial=] Ride/AlienEncounter''. The ride was effectively a kid-ified version of the very frightening and teen/adult oriented ''Alien Encounter'', which had and still has a notable cult following. Unlike the Imagination ride, Disney hasn't done anything to significantly improve it despite an alarming number of complaints from diehard fans and ordinary parkgoers alike! It has only recently changed to a seasonally-operated attraction (effectively marking it for eventual replacement), which its detractors have been happy to hear about, but it still had already outlasted Alien Encounter by that point.[[note]]''Alien Encounter'' lasted for less than a decade, while ''Stitch's Great Escape!'' ran daily for almost twelve years.[[/note]]

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** Dr. Nigel Channing at Epcot's Imagination! pavilion, who replaced Dreamfinder -- a tough act to follow even for [[Creator/MontyPython Eric Idle]]. He actually predated the revamp of the Journey ''Journey Into Imagination Imagination'' ride (via ''Honey, I Shrunk the Audience'') and was being used to knit together the pavillion's multiple attractions thematically. Alas, beyond the Dreamfinder fans objecting to the change, the penny-pinching Disney parks were suffering at the time crippled the ride's chances of comparing to the original, resulting in FanonDiscontinuity and a second revamp (making Figment the dragon the lead character and Dr. Channing a StraightMan to him, bringing back the "One Little Spark" theme song, and throwing in a few EasterEgg references to the original). That version is still up and running.
** Don't get fans started on ''Ride/StitchsGreatEscape'', which replaced the ''[=ExtraTERRORestrial=] Ride/AlienEncounter''. The ride was effectively a kid-ified version of the very frightening and teen/adult oriented ''Alien Encounter'', which had and still has a notable cult following. Unlike the Imagination ''Imagination'' ride, Disney hasn't hadn't done anything to significantly improve it despite an alarming number of complaints from diehard fans and ordinary parkgoers alike! It has only recently changed was eventually reduced to a seasonally-operated attraction (effectively marking it seasonal operation before closing for eventual replacement), good, which its detractors have been happy to hear about, but it still had already outlasted Alien Encounter by that point.[[note]]''Alien Encounter'' lasted for less than a decade, while ''Stitch's Great Escape!'' ran daily for almost twelve years.years and closed after a little over thirteen.[[/note]]



** Stitch's Great Escape! gets a lot of flack [[ReplacementScrappy for not being]] the [=ExtraTERRORestrial=] Alien Encounter.
** And not to mention the "new management" version of the Enchanted Tiki Room, which ran from 1998 to 2011. [[TakeThatScrappy Thankfully, it's gone.]]

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** Stitch's Great Escape! gets got a lot of flack [[ReplacementScrappy for not being]] the [=ExtraTERRORestrial=] Alien Encounter.
** And not to mention the "new The abrasive "under new management" version of the Enchanted Tiki Room, which ran from 1998 to 2011. [[TakeThatScrappy Thankfully, it's gone.]]
2nd Dec '17 8:36:51 PM tropeminer
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** Please stand clear of the doors; Por favor mantengase alejado de las puertas.

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** Please "Remain seated please; Permanecer sentados por favor."
*** "Please
stand clear of the doors; Por favor mantengase alejado de las puertas."
9th Nov '17 5:42:19 PM jogarz
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** Don't get fans started on ''Ride/StitchsGreatEscape'', which replaced the ''[=ExtraTERRORestrial=] Ride/AlienEncounter''. Unlike the Imagination ride, Disney hasn't done anything to significantly improve it despite an alarming number of complaints from diehard fans and ordinary parkgoers alike! It has only recently changed to a seasonally-operated attraction, which its detractors have been happy to hear about, but it still had already outlasted Alien Encounter by that point.[[note]]''Alien Encounter'' lasted for less than a decade, while ''Stitch's Great Escape!'' ran daily for almost twelve years.[[/note]]

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** Don't get fans started on ''Ride/StitchsGreatEscape'', which replaced the ''[=ExtraTERRORestrial=] Ride/AlienEncounter''. The ride was effectively a kid-ified version of the very frightening and teen/adult oriented ''Alien Encounter'', which had and still has a notable cult following. Unlike the Imagination ride, Disney hasn't done anything to significantly improve it despite an alarming number of complaints from diehard fans and ordinary parkgoers alike! It has only recently changed to a seasonally-operated attraction, attraction (effectively marking it for eventual replacement), which its detractors have been happy to hear about, but it still had already outlasted Alien Encounter by that point.[[note]]''Alien Encounter'' lasted for less than a decade, while ''Stitch's Great Escape!'' ran daily for almost twelve years.[[/note]]
3rd Nov '17 7:50:23 AM prgiordano
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** People are split on whether Rex from Ride/StarTours is either incredibly annoying or [[ActuallyPrettyFunny genuinely entertaining]].

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** People are split on whether Rex from the first Ride/StarTours is was either incredibly annoying or [[ActuallyPrettyFunny genuinely entertaining]].
2nd Nov '17 3:18:14 PM prgiordano
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** EPCOT Center-or, *ahem*, "Epcot" has also been suffering this in the eyes of many Disney fans. The Future World area no longer seems to be about the future or really inspiring people. For instance, ''Innoventions'', which replaced the futuristic ''[=CommuniCore=]'' is all about modern-day technology and the Finding Nemo overlay of ''The Living Seas'' strips the pavilion of its futurism and leaves behind nothing but references to the movie all over the place. Then there's also the dated ''Ride/EllensEnergyAdventure'' that's still around, and the Wonders of Life pavilion has sat dormant without a replacement for almost a decade. The common consensus is that the removal of ''Horizons'' also damaged the theme of the area, as it was seen as the pavilion that tied everything together and left you intrigued about the future. As of now, fans feel that there's no consistency to the Future World's theme and that it has no idea what it wants to be anymore. World Showcase doesn't have it as bad, but the addition of The Three Caballeros into the Mexico pavilion was a mixed bag with fans, feeling that it dumbs down the cultural elements a smidge. Currently '''very''' controversial among theme park fans is the fact that ''Maelstrom'', the ride at the Norway pavilion, was replaced with a ride based off of ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', an American-made movie based off of a Danish fairy tale that only has loose Norwegian connections in its art direction and costume design. ''Maelstrom'', on the other hand, was a ride that was firmly rooted in Norwegian culture, touching upon all the different aspects of it. Additionally, as alluded to earlier, even the park's name change comes off as this. "EPCOT Center" described what the park was meant to be - a permanent World's Fair, but many feel that "Epcot" comes off as, to put it bluntly - a gibberish word.

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** EPCOT Center-or, *ahem*, "Epcot" has also been suffering this in the eyes of many Disney fans. The Future World area no longer seems to be about the future or really inspiring people. For instance, ''Innoventions'', which replaced the futuristic ''[=CommuniCore=]'' is all about modern-day technology and the Finding Nemo overlay of ''The Living Seas'' strips the pavilion of its futurism and leaves behind nothing but references to the movie all over the place. Then there's there was also the dated ''Ride/EllensEnergyAdventure'' that's still around, now-gone ''Ride/EllensEnergyAdventure'', and the Wonders of Life pavilion has sat dormant without a replacement for almost a decade. The common consensus is that the removal of ''Horizons'' also damaged the theme of the area, as it was seen as the pavilion that tied everything together and left you intrigued about the future. As of now, fans feel that there's no consistency to the Future World's theme and that it has no idea what it wants to be anymore. World Showcase doesn't have it as bad, but the addition of The Three Caballeros into the Mexico pavilion was a mixed bag with fans, feeling that it dumbs down the cultural elements a smidge. Currently '''very''' controversial among theme park fans is the fact that ''Maelstrom'', the ride at the Norway pavilion, was replaced with a ride based off of ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', an American-made movie based off of a Danish fairy tale that only has loose Norwegian connections in its art direction and costume design. ''Maelstrom'', on the other hand, was a ride that was firmly rooted in Norwegian culture, touching upon all the different aspects of it. Additionally, as alluded to earlier, even the park's name change comes off as this. "EPCOT Center" described what the park was meant to be - a permanent World's Fair, but many feel that "Epcot" comes off as, to put it bluntly - a gibberish word.
7th Oct '17 8:42:00 PM RisefromYourGrave
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** [[Disney/LiloAndStitch Stitch]] is an odd example; as a character and star of one of the more popular Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon efforts, he's generally well-liked, [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff especially in Japan]]. However, the ReplacementScrappy status of [[Ride/StitchsGreatEscape his American ride]] (which saw a reduction in operation in 2016) and the fact he became a SixthRanger to the Fab Five have gotten a rather mixed response.

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** [[Disney/LiloAndStitch [[Franchise/LiloAndStitch Stitch]] is an odd example; as a character and star of one of the more popular Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon efforts, [[Disney/LiloAndStitch efforts]], he's generally well-liked, [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff especially in Japan]]. However, the ReplacementScrappy status of [[Ride/StitchsGreatEscape his American ride]] (which saw a reduction in operation in 2016) and the fact he became a SixthRanger to the Fab Five have gotten a rather mixed response.
7th Oct '17 8:28:30 PM RisefromYourGrave
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** Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway has gained a very divisve reception among fans. on one hand, a lot of people are happy and eccentric that [[CashCowFranchise Disney's iconic mascot]] is finally getting an proper attraction all to himself after all of these years, but others have question the decision to base it off the [[WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse2013 more recent shorts.]] rather then [[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts the classic shorts that made him popular to begin with.]] arguing that the ride would feel out of place in the park and won't have the timeless value that basing the ride off the classic shorts would have brought instead. And that's not even going into the fact that the ride is replacing ''Ride/TheGreatMovieRide'' of all rides, which some are happy as they think it was outdated and needed to be replaced, and others are upset that another classic Disney attraction is going away (The fact that it was the original flagship attraction of the park didn't help matters either.)

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** Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway has gained a very divisve divisive reception among fans. on On one hand, a lot of people are happy and eccentric that [[CashCowFranchise Disney's iconic mascot]] is finally getting an proper attraction all to himself after all of these years, but others have question the decision to base it off the [[WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse2013 more recent shorts.]] shorts]] rather then than [[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts the classic shorts that made him popular to begin with.]] with]], arguing that the ride would feel out of place in the park and won't have the timeless value that basing the ride off the classic shorts would have brought instead. And that's not even going into the fact that the ride is replacing ''Ride/TheGreatMovieRide'' of all rides, which some are happy as they think it was outdated and needed to be replaced, and others are upset that another classic Disney attraction is going away away. (The fact that it was the original flagship attraction of the park didn't park--and the very last one from ''opening day''--didn't help matters either.)
7th Oct '17 8:50:28 AM mlsmithca
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** [[http://i.imgur.com/HWL4ZKG.gifv This gif of Gaston and the Villains dancing at Disneyland Paris]] has been going viral over Reddit and can be brought up when ever anything Gaston related is mentioned. Mostly referred as "No one ####### brings it like Gaston."

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** [[http://i.imgur.com/HWL4ZKG.gifv This gif of Gaston and the Villains dancing at Disneyland Paris]] has been going viral over Reddit and can be brought up when ever anything Gaston related is mentioned. Mostly referred as "No one ####### fucking brings it like Gaston."
7th Oct '17 4:36:51 AM prgiordano
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** Mickey's Runaway Railway has gained a very divisve reception among fans. on one hand, a lot of people are happy and eccentric that [[CashCowFranchise Disney's iconic mascot]] is finally getting an proper attraction all to himself after all of these years, but others have question the decision to base it off the [[WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse2013 more recent shorts.]] rather then [[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts the classic shorts that made him popular to begin with.]] arguing that the ride would feel out of place in the park and won't have the timeless value that basing the ride off the classic shorts would have brought instead. And that's not even going into the fact that the ride is replacing ''Ride/TheGreatMovieRide'' of all rides, which some are happy as they think it was outdated and needed to be replaced, and others are upset that another classic Disney attraction is going away (The fact that it was the original flagship attraction of the park didn't help matters either.)

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** Mickey's Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway has gained a very divisve reception among fans. on one hand, a lot of people are happy and eccentric that [[CashCowFranchise Disney's iconic mascot]] is finally getting an proper attraction all to himself after all of these years, but others have question the decision to base it off the [[WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse2013 more recent shorts.]] rather then [[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts the classic shorts that made him popular to begin with.]] arguing that the ride would feel out of place in the park and won't have the timeless value that basing the ride off the classic shorts would have brought instead. And that's not even going into the fact that the ride is replacing ''Ride/TheGreatMovieRide'' of all rides, which some are happy as they think it was outdated and needed to be replaced, and others are upset that another classic Disney attraction is going away (The fact that it was the original flagship attraction of the park didn't help matters either.)



** [[http://i.imgur.com/HWL4ZKG.gifv This gif of Gaston and the Villains dancing at Disneyland Paris]] has been going viral over Reddit and can be brought up when ever anything Gaston related is mentioned. Mostly referred as "No one fucking brings it like Gaston."

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** [[http://i.imgur.com/HWL4ZKG.gifv This gif of Gaston and the Villains dancing at Disneyland Paris]] has been going viral over Reddit and can be brought up when ever anything Gaston related is mentioned. Mostly referred as "No one fucking ####### brings it like Gaston."
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