Pixar's 'Good Dinosaur' Evicts Walt from 'One Man's Dream'
Disney announced today in-park locations for extended previews of its latest Pixar film, The Good Dinosaur
The preview starts October 16 at Disney California Adventure in the Bug's Life theater and at Disney's Hollywood Studios in the... wait for it... Walt Disney Theater in the Walt Disney: One Man's Dream exhibit.
The preview replaces the film biography of Walt Disney that concludes the One Man's Dream exhibit. With Disney having removed the display of Walt's office from the attraction, cutting the bio film seems likely to heighten speculation that Disney eventually will close the entire exhibit.
Disney has said that the Walt bio will return to the theater on Dec. 5. But with the new Toy Story Land expanding into the space around the neighboring Toy Story Midway Mania ride, many fans wonder if that expansion eventually will force the closure of all of One Man's Dream.
Walt Disney: One Man's Dream opened October 1, 2001 as part of the celebrations for the 100th anniversary of Walt Disney's birth.
Now, I know I have been touting the "Progress as Promised" mantra, but I am against this move. There should be something at the resort to introduce visitors to the man who started it all. And the Good Dino could easily be shown at Epcot instead of that awful Captain Stink-O film.
I love the idea of putting it at Disney Springs. That entire complex is growing to be so large it needs some attractions to balance out the shopping and dining options. Putting a Walt Disney Museum there would absolutely raise the place into something more than just a shopping district. I've already said I think Osborn Family Lights should go there too. One Man's Dream would be perfect.
Any chance that with the new "flex theater" being built next to Rock N Roller Coaster that the area there could be opened to guest traffic and looped around the side/back of it? The dead end wall would be knocked out and pedestrian traffic could go from there to all the way around to the area in front of/near the old Jack Sparrow attraction. Or, potentially where pedestrian traffic is currently located in front of One Man's Dream and Toy Story will become back stage and what is the back will become the front? It would stop the dead end traffic that happens...
Why not put a museum in Disney Springs. For a fee they could offer the content they have and work with the excellent Disney Family Museum on the west coast who has more then they can show. Add a souvenir store and restaurant into the mix (Walt's favorite food) and it could be a hit and would offer Disney Springs a bit more then the next Sunglass hut and generic overpriced restaurant.
Another blow to the stomach, ouch. It seems like Disneyland pays a lot more homage to Walt, with keeping classic rides, the cartoon theatre still on Main Street, etc. I guess it makes sense, that was his park but this really does just pile on to the thought that WDW is losing its heart to me. Maybe I was just a naive kid when I fell in love with it and it never really had one, but who knows. Although, I will say I love his idea of putting it at Disney Springs, I might actually go there then. Put it somewhere at least. Don't forget the principles of where Disney came from, those are my favorite parts of the place.
I think it's great! Maybe then Disneyland can get the office back from WDW that they "loaned" them.
I'm against the tribute for most people just don't care. They should have the show on continuous run on a dedicated channel in their resorts. I also think Epcot or Magic Kingdom are the better places to have the tribute. Epcot for the space where there is plenty. And Magic Kingdom for Walt created the Disneyland parks and Epcot too in concept only. It's just that 20 minutes is too much of a commitment for a theme park attraction. Maybe a 5 minute reminder in a classic Disney attraction is a better alternative. How about a preshow at the Hall of Presidents?
Just more of Disney pushing their long term legacy aside in favor of short term gain. That's been the M.O. since Eisner, and Iger is even worse.
Bring it back to California where it belongs.
I think they should bring it back to DLR. It seems like it should be in the park Disney spent a lot of time in, and people very interested in Disney history would be more likely to visit Disneyland I think. I don't know where the office was in DL before it moved to WDW, but couldn't they set it up in one of the shops on Main Street so people could look in on it as they walked past on the street?
Hulk coaster going to a dump and one mans dream cloasing? Sad week for theme park news.
But hulk will be back with all new track and hopefully better restraints. It was riding really rough when I went on it last year.
Re: Kenny Vee
Nothing is sacred when it comes to promoting their latest flick. Low class move by Disney.
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