WDW Hollywood Studios: General Discussion

Discussion in 'Rest of the World Parks and Attractions' started by Sam, 29th Jun 2012.

  1. Rob

    Rob TS Forum Team Team Member

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    Watched a POV of Runaway Railway over the weekend without realising that it utilised Disney's trackless ride system (I assume it was a tracked dark ride of sorts). Very impressed, it seem to be a fun ride with plenty of vibrant colours and a good seamless mix of screens and phystical theming.

    Sure it is no Rise but it was never meant to be.
     
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    Agreed it looks a very nice family addition.

    My only gripe with this new technology is that I hope it's not over used going forwards. Those trackless dark rides are becoming incredibly similar in their feel and how you move from scene to scene. I just wouldn't want them all to feel the same.

    Still nothing wrong with a tracked dark ride for me either. It's the scenes, theming and audio that make a dark ride not the cars you sit in and how they move.
     
  3. Jordan

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    I like how Disney have blended the screens and non-screen elements to the point where they seem to be indistinguishable.

    Also - amazing how all of that fits inside the footprint of The Great Movie Ride.
     
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    I know it’s very screen based, but it’s so much better then the likes of Ratatouille, which just feels like it could almost be a tracked ride, where it goes from one screen to the next.

    It looks like a good fun family ride, and I always love on these trackless rides when they utilise the trackless and make the cars go in what seem like completely random directions.
     
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    Rock 'n' Rollercoaster has a catch car? I did not know that.

     
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    I assume it's the same system as Space Mountain in Paris. There's a great documentary called Shoot for the Moon that shows them testing it.
     
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    Disney have released a fun little 'behind the scenes' video which gives a bit more insight into how it works.



    When I was a kid I was never encourged to take much of an interest in maths and science. Looking back, I wish I had now. I'm probably a bit late for a career in a STEM field, but for kids watching this I can imagine these kinds of video are quite inspiring.
     
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    Great video. Still odd they use the catch car. I don't think Xpress does (?)

    Optimistic that them doing a Rock n' Roller Coaster video means it'll be sticking around for a little while longer in its current guise.
     
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    RnRC is a fairly average coaster, but it's a fun complete experience and a technical masterclass as far as capacity goes. It also definitely has the coolest trains ever.
     
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    I don't think them showing a 5 minute behind the scenes science clip on YouTube has anything to do with how long the ride will be around for in its current theme...
     
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    I don't think it's a sure fire measure, but Disney communicate very carefully.
     
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    I think they could easily now drop the Aerosmith tag if they wished. The ride has a big enough cache on its own. I can’t see too many people being drawn in by the Aerosmith name.

    Of course they’d have to change the video and songs, but think of the $$$ they’d save. That’ll certainly encourage them.
     
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    I think it was to give a bit of a more powerful launch on the old LSM’s. Older LSM’s with a few power hungry exceptions had a bit of a slow start to the launch. It’s only recently with new gradient tech that the more punchy LSM’s became more readily available.
     
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    A large gallery of images from a fly past of an empty Disney World....
     
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    Was that a necessary trip?
    Derbyshire Police will be after him.
     

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