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Re: WDW Disney's Hollywood Studios Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:38 pm

Our original plans for visiting WDW in 2024, may now include an extra day, spent at the Studios. We've only been planning for two parks at the time - Animal Kingdom and EPCOT. But now..... and we'll plan for doing only Railway, Resistance, and Slinky that day, with anything else we can do, being 'extra'. :smile:
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Postby pianojohn » Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:20 am

LOVED the ride when I got to experience it last week as an employee. It is totally unique to anything else offered in Orlando. Cannot wait to ride it again and again and catch everything I missed!

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Postby Hilltopper39 » Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:29 am

I spoiled the ride for myself cause I have no idea when I'll get down there to ride it but I was amazed with how hard it is to tell what is a physical set and a projection and a screen and an animatronic, in the video atleast. Looks like an amazing attraction, which I figured it would be considering the announced one for Disneyland before Studios was even open, they knew it would be a hit.

One question that may have been addressed during the media event, but does anyone know why they chose to go with this style of animation for the attraction? I like it a lot but it's pretty different than the "traditional" look for Mickey, just curious why that was the direction they chose to go. Knowing how Imagineering works I'm sure there was a very specific reason, just curious what it is.

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Re: WDW Disney's Hollywood Studios Discussion Thread

Postby A.J. » Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:06 am

Hilltopper39 wrote:One question that may have been addressed during the media event, but does anyone know why they chose to go with this style of animation for the attraction? I like it a lot but it's pretty different than the "traditional" look for Mickey, just curious why that was the direction they chose to go. Knowing how Imagineering works I'm sure there was a very specific reason, just curious what it is.

The animation style is based off of the retrro-modern 2013 Mickey Mouse shorts, which have won and / or been nominated for a plethora of awards such as Annies and Emmys. They're very good, as a fan of old-school Disney / Looney Tunes slapstick, I enjoy them.

They probably used this style of animation for the ride because it's based in Hollywood Studios (and eventually Toontown). If this were a Fantasyland dark ride in either park I could see how they would want to go with the "vanilla / inoffensive" Mickey Mouse design.
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Re: WDW Disney's Hollywood Studios Discussion Thread

Postby Hilltopper39 » Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:48 am

A.J. wrote:
Hilltopper39 wrote:One question that may have been addressed during the media event, but does anyone know why they chose to go with this style of animation for the attraction? I like it a lot but it's pretty different than the "traditional" look for Mickey, just curious why that was the direction they chose to go. Knowing how Imagineering works I'm sure there was a very specific reason, just curious what it is.

The animation style is based off of the retrro-modern 2013 Mickey Mouse shorts, which have won and / or been nominated for a plethora of awards such as Annies and Emmys. They're very good, as a fan of old-school Disney / Looney Tunes slapstick, I enjoy them.

They probably used this style of animation for the ride because it's based in Hollywood Studios (and eventually Toontown). If this were a Fantasyland dark ride in either park I could see how they would want to go with the "vanilla / inoffensive" Mickey Mouse design.


That makes sense, I kind of forgot about those new Mickey Shorts but I do enjoy them as well.

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Re: WDW Disney's Hollywood Studios Discussion Thread

Postby Sluggo77 » Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:46 pm

^I agree. This ride looks so cool. It’s much more than I was expecting. Thanks for sharing this review!

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Re: WDW Disney's Hollywood Studios Discussion Thread

Postby A.J. » Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:20 pm

I was going to go Saturday, but I decided to spontaneously go for a park closing tonight and I'm glad I did.

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It's seriously excellent. It's not as ambitious as Rise of the Resistance or as immersive as Flight of Passage, but I really don't care. It's energetic, bouncy, bubbly, wacky fun and that's why I love it.

It's a ride that must be ridden several times to truly experience it, because so much happens in every single direction. The cars are far enough apart from each other that car #1 may have a somewhat different visual experience than car #3, based on position and timing. The theme song is woven throughout the ride and is incredibly catchy. The pre-show is really convincing and, without spoiling anything, there is continuity after the ride ends.

Posted wait time when I entered the queue at 7:45 PM (45 min to park close) was 105 minutes, but I probably waited 60-65 minutes including the pre-show. It's a capacity monster.

Can't wait to do it again, and again. It's about a must-do for me at Hollywood Studios as Spaceship Earth is at EPCOT.
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Re: WDW Disney's Hollywood Studios Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:39 pm

He heh, now this trackless vehicle attraction, is making me look more and more forward to TokyoDisney's Beauty & The Beast attraction, which is opening this April. (EDIT: Maybe a bit later, under current conditions/ circumstances.)

And it would totally AWESOME if somehow, the DisneySea FROZEN attraction could be something
like Resistance and Railway combined: trackless, at least two levels, and having spectacular
projection mapping, throughout the ride.* Not just another "boat ride".


*Just me wishin' and hopin'. :mickey: Trackless 'R Us!
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Re: WDW Disney's Hollywood Studios Discussion Thread

Postby KBrylczyk » Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:23 am

I just came across this video of an inside POV of the Lights, Camera, Action stunt show. Pretty intense stuff!



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Head over to the Mirabilandia thread for all of my videos of that show, including far more hijinks from Robb and Elissa.

Edit - And we're good, all vids uploaded! Enjoy!
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