Cars Land looks like it will be very well themed and will really put you into Radiator Springs...the only other actual land Disney has built themed to just one film is a Bugs Land and that isnt that well done, so it will be interesting to see what WDI does with Cars Land...it should compete if not surpass Harry Potter from a themed enviornment standpoint alone
Not to hijack the thread, but I am taking requests for the Tuesday features, so lemme know what else in SoCal (or Orlando) you'd like to see profiled. The farther from these areas you live, the higher priority your request gets. ;-)
It looks exciting!
As for the Blue Sky Cellar, I think it is an excellent exhibition for Disney fans (especially those who are just casual fans not loonies like us) to keep current on all the construction going on at DLR. It has to be a bit frustrating for the local DLR travler to have to wade through all the work being done, so at least now they can have a complete picture of the concept being put forth. It should minimize the pain a bit for weary park goers who have to live through all the work.
Definitely keep an eye on the Blue Sky Cellar - it should be updated from time to time as construction progresses at DCA.
If they have a suggestion box in the Cellar, you might print out some of our DCA discussion threads and drop them off for park managers...... ;)
One of my favorite things in any park is a history section. Disneyland's room featuring the history of the park, rooms featuring concept art over the Pirates of the Carribean, etc. Now the Blue Sky Cellar. Perfect. :-) I'm going to DCA in about 10 days. I have to stop by and see this.
I expect DCA to be very well done in this aspect...The trolley car, the new Partners statue, the new shops, and the Carthay Circle Theater will be welcome additions, instead of the cheesy sun fountain and giant postcards...and the new DHS-style gates better fits that theme
What bothers me the most about this park is the wasted space, espcailly considering the park's smallish size. Empty buildings (Golden Dreams Theater), curiously boring attractions (Animation building, bakery, and torilla factory---they are great for a free bite to eat though), and numerous clones/carny rides (Muppetvision, Bug's Life, Orange Stinger, Mullholand Madness, Jumping Jellyfish, and Maliboomer). There's still a lot to like about this park, but unfortunately Disney's attempt to merge MGM, EPCOT, and Tokyo Sea Disney into one park just didn't work. I'm not even sure the modification will make a huge difference, but it's certainly improved since my first visit to the park 5 years ago.
Personally, it looks to me that the current plan is to swap out the current DCA entrance and plaza with the entrance and a modified version of Hollywood Boulevard from Disney's Hollywood Studios. Construction costs on other DCA changes, park revenue and economic conditions will affect the resources available for the rest of the project, though, including the front plaza.
BTW, the exhibit space above Pirates is gone now, replaced with the Year of Million Dreams apartment.
I have read nothing about the Bug's Life Theater getting replaced. However, if it comes with a complete refurb of Bug's Land, then I am okay with the sacrifice. Based on the pictures so far, Bug's Land appears to be left intact. Ugh.
Mater's Junkyad Jamboree I believe will involve spinning cars as well as some singing from Mater, aka Larry the Cable Guy....I love Mater, and this could be a funny little ride
I think Im most looking forward to the atmosphere I expect WDI to bring to the land....I think they will do a very good job of transporting you to Radiator Springs, and it looks like they are going to have the Cozy Cone Motel, Flo's Cafe, Luigi's Tire Shop, and the Thunder Mountain-like mountains to really help put you in the movie
I could do without Flik's Fun Fair, but I reallly hope they dont get rid of Its Tough to Be a Bug....that is the best 3D/4D show in the industry IMO!
Found a link that describes the new Tow Mater ride as the "Mad Tea Party" on a track. I am not much of a Mad Tea Party fan, but this variation on a theme sounds kind of interesting.