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DlandDug
Fri 12/21/2012 12:38p
<--- dalmatians (doubled).

Mmmmm. Epic Mickey. That could be a lot of fun. It would also allow a darker edge, without going all "ironic." Disney and irony are an uneasy mix. Epic Mickey has managed to stake out a dark edge without trashing the source material. I think it would work as a dark ride on (ready for it)... an epic scale.
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TP2000
Sun 12/23/2012 4:32a
There are so many things that need help and/or replacement at WDW, that the Great Movie Ride is probably going to suffer through another two decades of creaky operation before they get to it. Anything else is just fan froth on the Internet, and it's not grounded in current reality.

The two decade timeframe for fixing GMR is assuming, of course, that WDW management actually stars helping and/or replacing all of the rides that need help there.
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HMButler79
Sun 12/23/2012 6:12a
""and your average kid has no idea who James Cagney, John Wayne or Humphrey Bogart are and they don't really care.""

No excuse and thier fault. There's this thing called TCM on cable and Blu Ray anniversary editions out the wazoo now. Also, there's this thing called film classes in college.
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Dr Hans Reinhardt
Sun 12/23/2012 9:56a
"There's this thing called TCM on cable and Blu Ray anniversary editions out the wazoo now. Also, there's this thing called film classes in college."

The idea that someone needs to spend time or event money conducting research in order to understand a theme park attraction indicates that there is a big problem with the ride's content. There's no reason why anything in a Disney park should be that hard to figure out or understand.

Disney parks have a long history of being revamped and changed to maintain their relevancy. Just as Walt ripped out the old dated Tomorrowland at DL and rebuilt it, current Disney management should recognize duds and either remove them or bring them into current fashion. The GMR was kind of a ho-hum ride when it opened back in the 80s (with the exception of the Oz scene it always reminded me of a ride through version of Madame Troussaud's), and I can only imagine that today it must seem like a relic.
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leobloom
Sun 12/23/2012 12:38p
I think other countries have a better appreciation for old Hollywood movies than America does. So it wouldn't surprise me at all if the GMR plays better for international visitors in general.

Doesn't matter to me if 5 or 10 year olds don't know who John Wayne is. Every attraction doesn't need to be geared to the under-15 crowd. Disney apparently thinks people still know who Brer Rabbit or Mr Toad is -- you're telling me they're more recognizable than John Wayne or James Cagney?
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Yookeroo
Sun 12/23/2012 2:18p
"Doesn't matter to me if 5 or 10 year olds don't know who John Wayne is. Every attraction doesn't need to be geared to the under-15 crowd."

When the ride opened, how aware were the kids & teens about these old classics? I can't imagine it's that much worse now than it was in '89. I can't imagine a 15 year old in '89 was all that familiar with Casablanca.
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HokieSkipper
Sun 12/23/2012 3:05p
<<Epic Mickey. >>

UGH.

The less EM I have in my life the better.
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Blufusion12
Sun 12/23/2012 3:57p
Make it into a Star Wars ride. Thats the greatest movie of all time.
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leobloom
Sun 12/23/2012 5:31p
>> When the ride opened, how aware were the kids & teens about these old classics? I can't imagine it's that much worse now than it was in '89. I can't imagine a 15 year old in '89 was all that familiar with Casablanca. <<

Absolutely true.
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RoadTrip
Mon 12/24/2012 12:31a
<<>> When the ride opened, how aware were the kids & teens about these old classics? I can't imagine it's that much worse now than it was in '89. I can't imagine a 15 year old in '89 was all that familiar with Casablanca. <<>>

Probably more familiar than they are now. They used to show many classic movies on broadcast TV. Now all the kids are into video games and computers... they really don't watch as much TV as they used to.

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