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Walt Disney Studios changes and expansion

Discussion in 'News & Rumours' started by Peet, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. balrog

    balrog Well-Known Member

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    Ok, thanks ! I didn't know. I think that here (in France), they not considered as influencial. Plus, I never heard an Aerosmith cover band, or even someone playing an Aerosmith record or tune during a party, and you don't hear them as much in films and comercials anymore. But worldwide, it might be a different story.
     
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    I can’t take credit for that information, got it from here :



    Quite an interesting story, the construction company went bust after being ordered to re-do the work.

    Begs the question why were Disney using such an incompetent construction company in the first place.
     
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    Lofty Social Media Team Staff Member Social Media Team

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    Well they'd have put the work out to tender and this company wouldn't provided the best quality for the cost. Just not longevity of the product it seems.
     
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    It's almost strange that they're allowed to sue for this now, almost a decade later. One would think they'd have discovered problems with the rendering sooner than that (okay, it didn't endure the climate, but it's not like everything looks ship shape until one day it crumbles completely), and the warranty of a building is typically only five years. Then again, it might be that the legal struggles have been going on for some years before anything was settled.
     
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    It's good to hear that something is actually happening, but I really hope that they will announce more about the future of the resort soon.
    I think they need to do much more than just polishing up Rock 'n' Roller Coaster - and way sooner than 2024, which apparently is when a "major attraction" is coming.
    They finally own the park and I realise that a 10-year plan isn't done overnight, but wait it is:

    2019:
    Marvel Rockin 'n' Roller Coaster Retheme - Walt Disney Studios Park
    2021:
    Little Mermaid’s Undersea Adventure - Disneyland Park
    2024:
    E-Ticket Spiderman Ride and a completed Marvel-Land - Walt Disney Studios Park
    2027:
    Star Wars Land - Walt Disney Studios Park

    Dream on.
     
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    Thank :emoji_zipper_mouth: it's christmas!
     
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    I'm absolutely thrilled by this news, felt like it came out of nowhere. I loved that they teased us with the New York hotel Marvel re-theme. Then a new lake show in the Village and then just went, oh yeah, here's 2 BILLION euros for some things.

    Love that Armageddon, tram tour and Motors action are finally being spited. Sounds like Stitch Live! and Disney Junior live will be spited too as well as most of Hollywood Boulevard (Towers theming).

    Very excited to see what are planned for all the Marvel bits, hoping there's some unique Paris attractions in there and it's not all clones of other things (although it looks like the massive HK Avengers ride is going in the back there).

    Star Wars Galaxy Edge only looks like one of the two attractions which is interesting, maybe leaving space for future additions?

    Frozen area should go down well, quite interested to see what they have planned.

    The lake! Hopefully the show they hinted at isn't boring World of Color.
     
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    Great that the long awaited big investment plan has finally come.

    Not gonna lie though, I think the concept image looks :emoji_poop:. I get that it has probably only been put out to give us a rough idea, but there are so many things wrong with WDS that the concept art doesn't fix. The Studio 1 building that competes with TOT for attention needs to be bulldozed completely. Open it out, create a better Main Street-esque area. The inconsistent theming throughout the production courtyard and toon studio also needs sorting.

    The layout of the park in the new image looks awful. It's basically the existing park as it is and then a long bland passageway leading to the new areas at the back. I've seen fan concepts that look better. Really hope it's not an accurate idea of what it will be like.

    On the positive side, I'm very pleased that they chose to put Star Wars in the Studios over Discoveryland. On that note, I wonder how much money will go towards improvements for Disneyland Park?
     
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    Man, that is a really long stretch of walkway until the lake. Looks like a boring stretch as well.

    Overall though, looks quite good! I hope that they give DL Paris some renovations/new attractions since it's last new major attraction was, what, Space Mountain 1995? I guess Buzz Lightyear in mid-00s, but that's a fairly cheap ride and not an E-Ticket. Either way, glad to see that this studio park is also going to be getting rid of that dumb "studio theme park" idea, even if it does keep the name. Lastly, I think that they need to tear out the roof of the main street and create a Buena Vista Street atmosphere like at DCA. Cause, from the photos I've seen, it looks truly gash.
     
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    Can't wait to see how they mess this up too
     
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    Eh?
     
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    This is exactly why TWDC buy out was huge news, it was the only way an announcement like this would ever happen.

    Paris second gate has needed this since it opened, an investment that is higher than the cost of the initial park, just like California Adventure’s redevelopment.
    This is even bigger than that, with €2.45 Billion injected! A great choice of IP’s too - Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge, Frozen Land, Marvel Land, these will be hugely popular.

    For a resort which has been such a financial failure, the future is finally looking very bright for Disneyland Paris.
     
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    That does seem an unusually long walk from one set of attractions to the other, but I guess they'll still need somewhere to display the ever-popular Dinotopia props.
     
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    Thought may as well add to this instead of creating a new post:
     
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    Everything Disney Paris does seems to be half-assed in one way or another. The entire park just feels run down.

    Maybe they will pull this off well, but right now my hopes aren't very high.
     
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    Super glad they're sorting out the Disney Village, looks bloody terrible. Hoping for a Disney Springs style but I'm not holding my breath, I'd guess they want to create something original and more... French?
     
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    It's being French that's got them in this mess in the first place.
     
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    Pretty sure the European debt crisis, collapse in the French property market, low attendance and too many hotels upon opening etc. are to blame?
     
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    And maybe the fact that the park is tacky as :emoji_poop:, that Disney is ugly by nature and people in france don't have that much the theme park/immersion in big franchises culture.
    I'm wondering, does the park fail to attract locals as much as foreign tourists ?
     

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