Published: August 12, 2013 at 8:15 AMRumored is the conversion of The Great Movie Ride into a Star Wars ride. Otherwise, why not change out the Wizard of Oz into the Disney's Oz, the Great and Powerful? Pull out the original green witch head and put in Mila Kunis'. Change is good, but this park is really weak at the moment.
Published: August 12, 2013 at 8:28 AMI really wish they would demolish the Fantasmic! arena. It seems like such a waste to take up valuable real estate in a park that's only utilitzed for a couple hours each day. I know that the show draws huge crowds, and it's really nice to have a comfortable place to sit down and watch the show, but there are so many things Disney could do with that space.
I also think the Indy show is a HUGE waste of space. There's really no reason to have two giant stunt show arenas in a single park. DHS is the smallest Disney park in Florida, yet it misuses so much space. The park needed an overhaul nearly a decade ago, and a Star Wars and Cars Land patch just aren't going to cut it. This park is in worse shape than DCA was before the $1 billion reinvestment.
Published: August 12, 2013 at 9:39 AMWith the car stunt show going away, there'd only be the one big stunt show left in DHS. And the Indy theater is Disney's go-to facility when it needs a large theater on property for televised events, so I can't imagine it going away (though I could see the show changing).
Published: August 12, 2013 at 1:25 PMAlthough this is unrelated to this posting, a very large sinkhole swallowed a portion of a timeshare resort today near Disney World. Thankfully everyone got out alive, but the three story building was completed consumed.
Published: August 12, 2013 at 5:03 PMI wish I could say that I had the opportunity to take that corny photo of the iconic Mickey sorcerer hat "sitting" on top of my 10 year-old's head when we were at the park last year. Unfortunately, the structure was almost completely obscured from view by massive scaffolding surrounding a performance stage. I was SO disappointed that I would have to settle for stock internet photos of this park's symbol in my photo album. Why would they do that? You wouldn't set up a stage in front of the castle in Magic Kingdom, would you?
I agree that DHS is sorely in need of some sprucing up, but I disagree with those who say that Carsland and Star Wars Land won't be enough to make a difference. Those two changes will certainly be enough to re-kindle my interest in this park.
I really do hope that they'll make some changes to the Great Movie Ride too (sorry if I got the name a little wrong - you know the one I mean). Fantastic concept for a Theme Park attraction, and one Disney certainly should have been able to pull off on a grand scale. Unfortunately, I have to say I was pretty disappointed in the outcome. Some of the worst examples of audio-animatronics I've ever seen in any park anywhere. And the live "actors" just made it even worse, I'm afraid. Just a little re-imagining would go a LONG way here.
Keeping my fingers crossed for the future of this park, though.
Published: August 12, 2013 at 8:27 PMThe live actors make the Great Movie Ride fun. It would be good if Disney changed and added some things though.