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Bill Mimbu
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Posted: 11 April 2020 at 8:09pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

No surprise, but the opening of the Avengers Campus at the Disney California Adventure Park has been pushed back from July to "Coming Soon":

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Tim O Neill
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Cleaning out my phone pics from the last year, I found these from last
November when I went to California Adventure for their wonderful Festival of
Holidays.

They have a small NYC street set near the location for the upcoming Avengers
Campus and the existing Guardians of the Galaxy ride. It's used for photo ops
with Spider-Man and other heroes. I'm thinking the tourists don't pay much
attention to the signage and production design on the street, but you all may
appreciate these little touches:







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Tim O Neill
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Daily Bugle detail...




I like the Ben & Jerry's gags...



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Bill Mimbu
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Posted: 20 July 2020 at 8:09pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Disneyland's 65th Anniversary passed without much celebration, but we do get some aerial photos of the park and ongoing construction of the Avengers Campus:

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Tim O Neill
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Thank you, Bill - those photos are very cool. I don't think I've seen California
Adventure from the air - I've stayed at the Grand Californian, but you're not
that high up at the hotel. It looks great, and I can't wait to return in the year
2037, which is the earliest I would feel comfortable going back!!

Even prior to this upcoming Avengers Campus, I have preferred California
Adventure to Disneyland. Once Cars Land and Pixar Pier opened, it felt like a
complete experience. It's really suited for festivals, like the winter holiday
festival I last attended. They have really come a long way. I watched the
Imagineering doc on Disney Plus and was reminded of the original design and
opening of Calfornia Adventure as being so flawed that legendary Imagineer
John Hench said he preferred the previous use of the space, which was a
parking lot!

Now, it is fully realized park which has fixed all of its issues, and I am hoping
Marvel adds to that experience.




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Bill Mimbu
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Posted: 21 July 2020 at 4:47pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

You're welcome Tim.

If anyone wants a reminder of how flawed it was at California Adventure, check out the appropriate section on the Yesterland site...

(Example: "Superstar Limo")

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Now, I look forward to the day when we hear about your first visit to Tokyo Disney Sea. ;)

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Tim O Neill
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Bill, you are so right! I am dying to visit Tokyo Disney Sea - it looks like one of
their most ambitious designs for park layout. And watching the Disney Plus
doc, it came at a time when they figured out how to balance budget with
creative initiatives.


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Bill Mimbu
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Posted: 22 July 2020 at 8:57pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Gotcha Tim.

And to think that Tokyo Disney Sea used the concepts originally developed for the defunct Port Disney in Long Beach California:

LA Almanac

Much like Disney's California Adventure, Disney Sea seems to have a lot more "elbow room" when it comes to crowds (not surprising, given that it is in Tokyo). And having Capt. Nemo's Mysterious Island was a huge draw for me.

2020 was planned to be my 5th visit to TDS, but hopefully 2021 will allow me to enjoy the 20th anniversary celebrations.
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Tim O Neill
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California Adventure is indeed designed to handle bigger crowds, and you can
see how the wider walkways keep things moving after a big event. Disneyland
was not designed to handle the same number of people, and there have been a
few times where it is so crowded that you can't move. I like (and miss) the
energy of being in a big crowd, but the original park gets jammed to the point
that it is ridiculous and not fun.

As amazing as it looks, It's so hard for me to imagine DisneySea in Long Beach.
It's too close to the existing urban plans of the city. Disney does better when
they create a park from a relatively geographic blank slate. Building a park in
Long Beach would have been a lighter version of the historical park they
proposed in Virginia. The parks in the US were built on relatively remote areas,
but I don't know how the international parks "fit" into their respective cities.

California Adventure breaks a few design rules, but having no berm and no
central hub actually works for me. You can see the city from parts of the park,
and they have found a way for it to co-exist. Disneyland put Anaheim on the
map, so it's already part of the fabric of the city - for better and worse.




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The Tokyo Disney Resort is run by the Oriental Land Co., Ltd., which in 1960 started reclaiming land from Tokyo Bay off the coast of the Urayasu district for the purpose of commercial and industrial ventures.

OLC and the Walt Disney Company reached a business alliance which would allow OLC access to the Disney characters and Imagineering resources, while handling the business and budgeting side of things separate from the Disney Parks structure (which is why the Tokyo Resort is not really affected when the Disney Parks have cuts to refurbishments and/or new projects).

As one of the quirks of Japanese transportation law, the Tokyo Resort Monorail is considered to be an actual train system, not a park attraction ride, so it is not included in the price of your Park Passport, and tickets (or passes) must be paid for it separately.

On the downside, the 2011 Great Eastern Japan Earthquake demonstrated that reclaimed land is prone to liquefaction, as what exactly happened to parts of Urayasu and the Maihama station area (main gateway to both resort parks).

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Posted: 19 August 2020 at 8:04am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Another construction update of the Avengers Campus at the Disney California Adventure Park, with aerial photos... The MCU Quinjet has been installed on the roof:

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Tim O Neill
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I wish they would have put the Quinjet on the ground, so you can walk up to it
like the ships in Galaxy's Edge.

But it's great to see the park - thanks for posting, Bill. I need to check in on
that site more frequently.


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