Published: August 9, 2013 at 10:18 PMThank you for this report! For those of us who couldn't make the journey to D23 it is wonderful to get a peak at presentations like these.
I hope WDI takes up the "challenge" of creating original characters, music, and stories more often. They aren't going to discover the next generation of Pirates of the Caribbean and Haunted Mansion caliber attractions being forever tied to existing IP (although I'm sure there will be no shortage of such IP-dependent attractions in the years to come). Mystic Manor, along with Sindbad's Storybook Voyage, has helped to reinvigorated my hope that new classics can still be created at the Disney parks.
Published: August 10, 2013 at 7:41 PMGreat attraction, too bad it wasn't put in Epcot's world showcase where it'd fit in just about any of the countries' pavilions.
Published: August 10, 2013 at 9:25 PMI'd love to see Disney switch California Adventure's Tower of Terror to the Harrison Hightower backstory, then replace Bug's Land with Mystic Point, creating a SEA-themed land.
I'd also love to win the lottery, but that's probably not going to happen, either. :^(
Published: August 10, 2013 at 11:55 PMAmazing and award winning it may be, but most of us will never get a chance to experience it (and Youtube videos DON'T count). Too bad they would never build something like that in the U.S. -- it has nothing to do with an existing movie franchise, so no chance of that happening.
Published: August 11, 2013 at 12:00 AMI wouldn't want them to mess with the masterpiece TOT at DHS. But why have we gotten exactly ZERO clones from Tokyo? Since about 96% of Tokyo Disneyland Resort visitors are locals, it's not as if droves of North Americans will go visit there anytime soon, no matter how much acclaim they hear about Journey and Pooh's Hunny Hunt. And any clone would be a HUGE hit in the U.S., as long as it was well executed.
Published: August 11, 2013 at 10:44 AMIt's kind of strange Disney shows of the awesome stuff we'll probably never get and don't let their imagineers talk about the mediocrity that is New Fantasyland.
Published: August 12, 2013 at 9:40 AMImagineers MUST bring this attraction to DL and WDW!!!
I'm sure they realize they struck gold with this attraction. Great story, great effects, great music, and great family fun as only Disney can provide.
Published: August 12, 2013 at 11:03 AMI love that they call out the difference between 3D projections and physical aspects of an attraction. Yes, some people can be fooled, but there's just something that feels real about actually staring at a "ghost" that's really there instead of projected on a scrim.
Published: August 12, 2013 at 2:37 PMBringing a trackless ride to the U.S. is much needed and overdue. They used the omnimover and the test track technology to saturation. Trackless is a proven technology. Let get it done here.
Mystic Manor appears to be an amazing attraction. It would instantly crush the new Harry Potter attractions at Universal and the penguin attraction at SeaWorld, but maybe we have to settle for Star Wars, Carsland, and Avatar in the next few years.
Published: August 12, 2013 at 10:15 PMWhy settle for the second rate attractions of Walt Disney world? Book a vacation to CA, Hong Kong or better yet Tokyo. You'll be paying the same arm and leg to get into th WDW resort hotels anyways.