Guardians of the Galaxy Taking Over ToT

Discussion in 'Disneyland News, Rumors and General Discussion' started by See Post, Mar 20, 2016.

Random Thread
  1. phruby

    phruby Moderator

    Joined:
    May 28, 2002
    Messages:
    665
    Likes Received:
    555
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Disneyland Spaceport
    There was also one that was suppose to be a people mover type attraction above toon town. It sounded similar to the people mover that Star Wars Land was suppose to get but got axed because Florida was too cheap to build it in the shared plans of the land.
     
  2. FerretAfros

    FerretAfros Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2003
    Messages:
    636
    Likes Received:
    158
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Assuming the park followed a similar trajectory, it would currently have 7 operating rides/simulators instead of 5, and an additional "land" to explore and soak up the crowds. While 2 rides shouldn't be a huge deal, that park's roster is so feeble that it would make a huge difference, especially since they would both be accessible to wide audiences (unlike Star Tours, TOT, and RNRC). I imagine it would have added about 60-90 minutes to the average group's itinerary in the park. Additionally, it was never clear to me if the park was ever supposed to get a copy of Roger Rabbit's Cartoon Spin from DL, but that would have further added to the roster

    If those had been added in the park's early years, I think it would have done a lot to combat the notion of it being a half-day park. Then again, if that were the case, who knows if the park would have followed a similar path, adding and removing the attractions that got us where we are today. TOT and Sunset Blvd were a major expansion, but I have no idea if that would have been on the table if the Roger Rabbit area and David Copperfield's Magic Underground were actually built
     
  3. EighthDwarf

    EighthDwarf Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2005
    Messages:
    100
    Likes Received:
    50
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Ah, I was thinking you were talking about DL, not DHS. Makes perfect sense now....
     
  4. Tiella

    Tiella Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2016
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Whenever you get the chance, go back to DCA. Take all the photos of the Tower you can on the inside and ride it at least twice. During the day and during the night.

    If they were to decide to keep it, which is a forlorn hope at this point, they should definitely switch between day mode and night mode all the time. Makes everything even more scary having all the lights off, and just sitting up there for several seconds, only hearing your own voices, before you drop................................
     
  5. phruby

    phruby Moderator

    Joined:
    May 28, 2002
    Messages:
    665
    Likes Received:
    555
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Disneyland Spaceport
  6. Dabob2

    Dabob2 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2003
    Messages:
    578
    Likes Received:
    286
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Isn't the overlay supposed to open in May? I'd have thought they'd have had the exterior done by now. But maybe they've been working more on the internal changes.
     
  7. ni_teach

    ni_teach Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2000
    Messages:
    39
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    8
    I think that the exterior was slowed down because of all the rain that we have been having this year. Even with that they should be able to meet the May deadline.
     
  8. Tiella

    Tiella Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2016
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    3
    My God it looks awful.
     
  9. phruby

    phruby Moderator

    Joined:
    May 28, 2002
    Messages:
    665
    Likes Received:
    555
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Disneyland Spaceport
  10. dagobert

    dagobert Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2011
    Messages:
    566
    Likes Received:
    236
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    Austria
  11. phruby

    phruby Moderator

    Joined:
    May 28, 2002
    Messages:
    665
    Likes Received:
    555
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Disneyland Spaceport
    I hear the Collector gets great TV reception.
     
  12. Dabob2

    Dabob2 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2003
    Messages:
    578
    Likes Received:
    286
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Reserving judgement till it's finished.
     
  13. FerretAfros

    FerretAfros Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2003
    Messages:
    636
    Likes Received:
    158
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Unfortunately, it looks exactly like the concept art they showed us. I was hoping that there would be some differences...something, anything, to make it look better

    I'm also curious about the height. We've always been told that the tower was 199' tall to avoid FAA light requirements. The new pipes and dome structure appear to be 10-15' taller than the previous top height, so I wonder if they'll be installing a flashing beacon on top
     
  14. Dabob2

    Dabob2 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2003
    Messages:
    578
    Likes Received:
    286
    Trophy Points:
    63
    It's clearly not finished with all that scaffolding still on it. It also doesn't look as "filled in" (on the side especially) as the artwork in post #98. If it ended up looking more like that, it wouldn't bother me so much. Though I still don't understand how you "escape" from something by remaining inside a vertical shaft.

    You're right about the added height, though. If they don't install a beacon, I guess it means they got a special dispensation somehow?
     
  15. berol

    berol Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2002
    Messages:
    51
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    8
    It's still 199'. It goes above the building higher than the old dome, but that part of the roof will be lower from the looks of the concept art. It's like it's some of the dome's support structure that is being retained.
     

Share This Page