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Re: WDW Disney's Hollywood Studios Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:21 am
by Hilltopper39
Awesome! This should be a lot of fun for those who are fortunate enough to get in on those nights, the comedy warehouse was always a favorite of mine.

First The Adventurers Club cast reunites for an evening, now the Comedy Warehouse cast is doing a couple of shows..... maybe Disney is secretly planning resurrecting Pleasure Island at Hollywood Studios? Might actually give me a reason to go back.

Re: WDW Disney's Hollywood Studios Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:09 pm
by jedimaster1227
So yesterday's visit solved a little mystery I'd had since the D23 Expo this past Summer...

Time for a Mainstreet Electrical Parade tribute Fun Fact! =)

Re: WDW Disney's Hollywood Studios Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:29 pm
by Hockeyman55
Some pictures of Hollywood Studios from our recent visit earlier this month.

Re: WDW Disney's Hollywood Studios Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:08 pm
by jedimaster1227
So a few days ago (December 26th), I had the chance to visit the parks once again to see the craziness of the holiday season. As this year's crowds have shown, the parks are remarkably busy, so much so that Disney is pulling out all of the stops to manage the crowds while carrying out the holiday business.

This year's holiday season comes with the addition of several temporary offerings, including a revived Comedy Warehouse (of Pleasure Island fame), several food carts borrowed from the Epcot Food & Wine Festival, as well as the Premier Theater showing holiday cartoons to help quell the huge crowds.

Re: WDW Disney's Hollywood Studios Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:51 pm
by jedimaster1227
In the midst of all of the resort-wide rescheduling due to the visit of President Barack Obama, Disney's Hollywood Studios offered a special showing of its very rare fireworks show, Rock the Night, most often seen on New Year's Eve. The show features the park's well known Mulch, Sweat & Shears band rocking out in sync with some great music and an incredible arsenal of fireworks.

Let me say this: If you haven't seen fireworks like these at Disney's Hollywood Studios, you're missing out! This show definitely gives Wishes a run for its money!

While at the park, I also stopped by to check out the latest changes since the holidays were finally over.


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Re: WDW Disney's Hollywood Studios Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:07 pm
by triggernel
Just wanted to let you know that even though your updates might not get the most comments, I can speak for myself when I say I really do appreciate them!

So keep 'em coming =)

Re: WDW Disney's Hollywood Studios Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:54 am
by larrygator
Cast members were informed of the following yesterday. WDW Parks will be enforcing the one hour window on all Fast Passes

Disney's FASTPASS service return time reminder
02/08/2012

In order to provide the best experience possible for everyone at our theme parks, all Walt Disney World Guests will be expected to return within their Disney's FASTPASS return time window, effective March 7.

Disney's FASTPASS service plays an important role in our Guests' ability to enjoy their visit to one of our Walt Disney World theme parks, and our ability to provide this great service is dependent upon Guests returning during the designated window. The vast majority of our Guests are aware of their return times and arrive in the window printed on the Disney's FASTPASS ticket.

As more Guests choose to take advantage of this feature, we want to provide the same opportunity to everyone. By asking all Guests to return within the window printed on their pass, more Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy this great service.

This is not a change, but simply a reminder of our existing policy. All Cast Members are expected to adhere to this policy when visiting the parks as Guests.

If Alien Encounter reopened at Disney Studios?

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:18 pm
by Kingsislandfreak
ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter as most of you know was a frightening ride at Walt Disney World that provided the feeling of an alien walking around you in a closed environment. The ride was closed due to the parents complaining about the ride being too intense for kids despite the fact that there were multiple age restriction warnings posted.

This idea however was started way back in the day, due to the popularity of the movie "Alien". The ride was going to be themed to the movie "Alien", this idea however was declined as it wouldn't fit in the Disney environment, Star Tours was built instead,

Now the new move Prometheus comes out in 2012, a prequel to the movie "Alien". A though came over me, what if they opened up "Alien", or "Prometheus" at MGM studios. The same technology as the ET Alien Encounter, but themed to the movie Prometheus, or Alien? The warnings would still be enforced, but I don't think it would be as big of a deal due to the fact that Disney Studios is mainly a park consisting of teen based rides. Tower of Terror is a tamer attraction, but still consist of an eerie theme, if TOT can manage could Alien manage to survive in the park? What do you think?

Re: If Alien Encounter reopened at Disney Studios?

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:31 pm
by the ghost
It will never ever happen. Frankly I don't really see the point of the this thread because Disney is not promoting Promethius in the parks. They learned their lesson, because despite the fact that from a technical and psychological aspect it was amazing that an attraction could cause that much fear it is just not Disney and they won't go back down that path again. It is the same reason why (Stateside) you will never see a "haunted" halloween attraction at Disney. It just does not fit into their demographic. Tower of Terror is not at all a comparison because it is "eerie" as you said, but you are not benig stalked by a man eating alien. Furthermore Disney has(in the past) said that Magic Kingdom is their family park... that has always been known... so it will never come back. You also said Hollywood studios is a more teen based park and brought up tower of terror, but from what I have read(I never went on Alien Encounter) it was one of the the scariest rides ever. Tower of terror is a drop ride with awesome effects... very different.

Re: If Alien Encounter reopened at Disney Studios?

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:51 pm
by Kingsislandfreak
I wasn't implying that they MIGHT put in the attraction. It was merely a question on what do you think happen IF they did. Disney Studios is Hollywood Studios, I was never talking about them placing the attraction at Magic Kingdom> The point of this thread is for people to post their opinions regarding there predictions on how the long the ride would last, the GP's reaction, etc. Thanks for your response none the less.