Sun 9/16/2007 2:03p
This question is for Bean,
Bean,is there any chance King Tritons Carousel will receive a 'plussing/remodel' before TSM opens next summer? it looks so bad next to the new TSM buildings.
Sun 9/16/2007 2:07p
|Here's hoping!!!! I love the marine animals as carousel "horses" but the structure it is in, well, very under-whelming.|
Sun 9/16/2007 2:26p
|Paradise Pier is some of the ugliest, cheapest examples of what a failure DCA was on opening day. They should bulldoze that corny carousel with the cement slab foundation, apartment stucco walls, and metal railing queue and start all over again.|
Many people defended it all in 2001 and tried to pretend there was legitimate detail and care put into things, but some of us knew right from Opening Day that DCA was a cheap, ugly, charmless place.
How funny that only six years later EVERYONE, even DCA's defenders from 2001, are now chomping at the bit for "plussing" and rebuilding of the original park and it's attractions.
Not meaning to pick on you personally Nemo88, honestly, but the thought just couldn't remain unsaid for me.
"DCA is great! It just needs better marketing/weather/ticketing/passholders/electricalparade/bugsland/towerofterror/blast/aladdin/placemaking...." ;-)
Sun 9/16/2007 3:14p
|TP2000,people who LOVE disneyland want DL to be plussed as well,it proves nothing.We all enjoy improvements to the parks no matter how much we like/love/enjoy the park,even holier than thou Disneyland gets its fans excited when its areas are plussed.Doesnt mean Disneyland was lacking etc/same goes for DCA.|
now can we move on and look to the future? these "DCA sucks" posts started getting old like 3 years ago man.
Sun 9/16/2007 9:32p
|im kinda hoping, although i doubt it will happen that seeing that we are getting a victorian theme, i think a mary poppins carousel would be awesome, or if not, they can keep the little mermaind scenes, add music from the mermaid and add some pictures where the upper mirrors are, just like the pics in the carousel at disneyland.|
Sun 9/16/2007 9:40p
|You know ... the carriages themselves are nice. I can see some sentiment for this carousel .. but come on! It is one of the most rinky-dinky smallest carousels ever built for a full scale theme park?!|
Even the malls around So Cal have larger carousels!
And here's a REAL carousel incase anyone's interested .....
Sun 9/16/2007 9:46p
|I like Triton's Carousel. The fanciful California sea critters; the calliope interpretations of California and beach pop songs; the fact that most of the time I ride it I end up getting a double ride thru. But damn the structure it sits in is le cheap. I get the feeling that if I really wanted to I could punch my fist through the .99ç stucco...|
Sun 9/16/2007 9:50p
|>>people who LOVE disneyland want DL to be plussed as well,it proves nothing.We all enjoy improvements to the parks no matter how much we like/love/enjoy the park,even holier than thou Disneyland gets its fans excited when its areas are plussed.Doesnt mean Disneyland was lacking etc/same goes for DCA.<<|
I'm still amazed Improvements to DL vs. Improvements to DCA can be compared as the same ... All in the same breath.
Disneyland did not have inherent design problems from the get-go. DCA did.
This just goes back to those who have been arguing the same old "I like DCA, DCA is fine" camp line that has been going on with this board .. ever since I began posting in May 2000.
>> these "DCA sucks" posts started getting old like 3 years ago man.<<
And these discussions that improvements to DCA vs. DL is old too! As it's apples and oranges.
Sun 9/16/2007 9:57p
|No, it isn't. Plussing is plussing. It's all the same. |
Sun 9/16/2007 10:07p
|OH ... Hans ....|
surely you're joking around.
I think this debate has stretched far enough about the history of DCA .. and how it VASTLY differs from the manner of DL history.