Published: June 6, 2007 at 1:20 PMWhat an idea! They should have done that for Soarin when it opened in EPCOT
Published: June 6, 2007 at 2:26 PMI wonder if disney world will follow thats a gteat idea!
Published: June 6, 2007 at 3:09 PMI think its a direct respohse to Harry Potter, they have to do something to take the attention away from Universals Harry Potter ordeal.....of course, I'm just grasping straws.
Published: June 6, 2007 at 8:36 PMOr their bad press with the housing that wants to be built close by....
Published: June 6, 2007 at 11:49 PMNaturally, I have to say it on the business sense. Businesswise, this will be a greater expenditure. HOWEVER, it could prove profitable via more ticket sales for people that are looking for a broader variety of rides. After all, most amusement and theme parks will take hit after hit financially in order to just have a good record of rides...
But good on Disney, I'm glad to hear they're making a move for the customers' benefit.
Published: June 7, 2007 at 6:32 AMWay to go Disney bringing back a classic with a new face. It isn't always easy for Disney to replace dated rides with attractions that fit into the "all ages" category. "Finding Nemo" is a good movie with a better message than most recent Disney films and this will definately sustain its interest amoung park-goers (and won't hurt the merchandising either). I would much rather Nemo be my guide through the old "Nemo" submarine attraction than the very "age specific" Winnie the Pooh take over the old haunt of Mr. Toads wild ride. I think it is weird for us folks who have been to Disneyworld over decades and have seen some of our favorites change or be replaced by themed attractions that reflect the current films they are producing. (Stitch is now the alien in the alien encounter, Zazoo in the TikiRoom, Johnny Depp in the Pirates ride, etc.) Its not that they are bad now, not at all, but its just not the same scripts that you remembered and loved and were waiting in line to see....well, it makes the kiddies happy and they are the future patrons of the Disney dream.
Published: June 7, 2007 at 6:33 AMMethinks FastPass for at least a while would be sensible, assuming it's reasonably possible and not already planned. Last Friday it was open for a CM preview beginning around late afternoon and the line was back and forth several times along the waterfront just for that.
Published: June 11, 2007 at 6:13 AMYou write: So, decoding the press release, what Disneyland's really saying is... it expects the Nemo queue to be two and a half hours long... at midnight!
I Respond: You missed the words "up to." Meaning they don't necessarily "expect" it to be that long, but rather, if the situation arises, that's how late they are willing to keep it open.
Having said that, a wait that long wouldn't surprise me. Here in Florida, on a "healthy crowd" day at EPCOT, the wait time on 'Soaring' often breaks the two hour mark.