This is exactly the kind of thing Disney didn't HAVE to do, but they recognize the value in doing so. A third theater should definitely help to trim the line a bit! I just read that current capacity was something like 1400/hour, so taking that up to ~2100 will be awfully nice!
Accidentally posted this in the DHS thread, but what are the chances they'll switch over to Soarin' Over the World when the third theater opens? I imagine this is as much a retroactive 'this thing has horrible capacity' decision as much as it is a future 'and now we're going to make it brand new again' one.
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coasterfreak101 wrote:Accidentally posted this in the DHS thread, but what are the chances they'll switch over to Soarin' Over the World when the third theater opens? I imagine this is as much a retroactive 'this thing has horrible capacity' decision as much as it is a future 'and now we're going to make it brand new again' one.
Don't count on it. The original Soarin' Over CA is already closed for the same kinds of projector upgrades that the article mentioned, but it won't be expanding with a third theatre yet. When it reopens, it will sport an HD version of the same film which will look amazing.
Personally I hope it always stays CA-only. That way I can continue to be entertained by WDW guests who have no clue it's all CA and think the vistas really are from all over the place. When the night flight through Downtown LA hits I have heard many times "OOOOHHH New York!!!"
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