Great Movie Ride Out, Mickey In

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  1. hbquikcomjamesl

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    Hmm. For me, GMR was always the biggest single draw at Studios, the one "Ride Multiple Times" attraction for me. And at Epcot, Ellen was always the one "ride as many times as possible" attraction. And I always saw the Ellen/Bill Nye chemistry as "everywoman meets science geek." That said, with its fossil fuel sponsorship, it's always been more than a tad biased in favor of fossil fuels.
     
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    Everything they are sticking in DHS is low capacity. Toy Story and Star Wars are low capacity but high draw. They need something a kin to POTC capacity wise to balance everything out.
     
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    I betcha the rights to something expensive came up for renewal. The ride was doomed anyway from the moment they dumped the MGM co-branding. Disney doesn't like paying to promote stuff they don't own.
     
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    Coincidentally, GMR has one of the highest capacities of any Disney attraction. I would be very surprised if the Mickey ride comes anywhere near that capacity.

    I don't think that there's anything wrong with adding this to the park's lineup, but it shouldn't come at the expense of the park's highest-capacity attraction that also serves as its mission statement. The park has all sorts of issues, but none of them will be solved by replacing attractions rather than adding new ones
     
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    Hmm. Seems like just as Disney seems, over the years since I let my pass lapse, to frequently go out of its way to sabotage the chances of my reinstating it (the most notable exceptions being CarsLand and the return of the MSEP), it also seems to be going out of its way to kill my interest in visiting WDW any more frequently than I do (e.g., almost shoving a MagicBand down my throat, mailing me one with an arrival date after my departure date last fall, eliminating the on-site animation studio [and with it, the opportunity to be lectured to on the subject by an actual animator], elimination of GMR and Ellen). At least Gran Fiesta Tour is an immense improvement over "El Desperdicio del Tiempo" (not that simultaneous root canal work and hemorrhoid surgery wouldn't be an immense improvement over "El Desperdicio").
     

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