Quantcast Pandora: is it just me? - Page 4
 
INTERCOT: Walt Disney World Vacation Planning Guide Walt Disney World Disney Cruise Line Mousehut Mail WebDisney News INTERCOT: Walt Disney World Vacation Guide
News Discussion Theme Parks Resorts Info Central Shop Interactive Podcast INTERCOT Navigtion
 

Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst ... 234
Results 61 to 78 of 78
  1. #61
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Neverland
    Posts
    3,972
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I'm on the fence on this one. I have faith in Joe Rhode & James Cameron & I believe it is going to be unsurpassed at night and nothing else has been for disney yet in AK. Sunset Safari? Not impressive. River of Light? Reviews are mediocre. It appears that Pandora will dazzle at night to me, but I could be wrong

  2.     Please Support INTERCOT's Sponsors:
  3. #62
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Northeast USA
    Posts
    347
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mackflava99 View Post
    Will they have Navi walking around? that would be very cool
    I certainly hope so! Given their scale relative to humans..... difficult to do though. They make Chewbacca look small.

    best,

    ...............john

    DVC membership 2016 <AKL>
    Next Trip: WDW October 2017 F+W Fest <Kidani>
    Last Trip: WDW October 2016 F+W Fest <Pop Century>
    Previous Trip: WDW August 2015 <AKL Jambo -DVC point rental->
    Also: 1988, 1990, 1992, 1997, 2010, 2012
    Disneyland - 1972

  4. #63
    Join Date
    Aug 1999
    Location
    California
    Posts
    12,200
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by WiltonJohn View Post
    I certainly hope so! Given their scale relative to humans..... difficult to do though. They make Chewbacca look small.

    best,

    ...............john
    That's what stilts are for.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk
    Natalie
    INTERCOT Staff: Disneyland Resort-California, The Water Cooler

  5. #64
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Mushroom Kingdom
    Posts
    22,592
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by WiltonJohn View Post
    I certainly hope so! Given their scale relative to humans..... difficult to do though. They make Chewbacca look small.

    best,

    ...............john
    Did you see the Na'vi AA in the boat ride attraction????

    This land is going to be fantastic.... And the boat ride will be the crown jewel of it all....
    Son of Jor-El.. Kneel before Zod...

    TRICIA JONES: I heard that you were going to propose to Brandi Svenning at some theme park. When are men going to learn that women want ROMANCE, not Mr. Toad's Wild Ride...

    BRODIE: Hey, now, be fair. EVERYONE wants Mr. Toad's Wild Ride.

  6. #65
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Blacksburg, VA
    Posts
    1,752
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Gotta say, I'm looking forward to it. I thought the movie was pretty good. I mean, the plot was somewhat generic, and it was a little formulaic. But the visuals were stunning, and it looks like Disney has really outdone themselves with regards to the theme here in this new land.

    Age old advice here, guys. Don't knock it 'till you've tried it. Now, I don't subscribe to that advice regarding things that could ruin your life (drugs, cheating on your wife, bungie jumping, etc), but when we're talking about a new land at WDW? C'mon. Give it a chance.

    Besides, in DizneyFreak2002 I trust. He says that it looks amazing, then I believe it looks amazing.
    2002 - 2017 - 17 visits (POR, BW, All Stars, VWL, CSR, BLT, BC, SSR, Dolphin, offsite x4)
    September 2017 - OKW!

  7. Likes PopPhan liked this post
  8. #66
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Chesapeake, VA
    Posts
    558
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I have never been able to successfully watch the movie We will go see Pandora on our trip in December to what it is like and try the new rides though. Our family is a large group of Star Wars Nerds though and can not wait for the Star Wars section
    Amanda, Mom of 4

    ASMo Mar 2005
    Pop Sep 2006, Jan 2014, Jan 2016
    SSR Dec 2006
    Disney Magic Jan 2008, Mar 2009, Apr 2011
    OKW Jan 2009, June 2012, December 2017
    POFQ Jan 2012
    VWL Oct 2012
    AKV Jan 2013, June 2013, Aug 2015
    AOA July 2014
    All Star Sports Jan 2015

  9. Likes BrerGnat liked this post
  10. #67
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Morristown NJ
    Posts
    6,524
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by NewmanFamily6 View Post
    Our family is a large group of Star Wars Nerds though and can not wait for the Star Wars section
    My boys (including DH) are chomping at the bit for that!
    - Lynn -
    INTERCOT Staff: Theme Parks, DVC

  11. Likes BrerGnat, PopPhan liked this post
  12. #68
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Fort Worth, Tx
    Posts
    1,053
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    So far with what I've seen online, we have no interest. I only hope it pulls crowds from things we do enjoy, but somehow we doubt it. I think something that exotic, alien, foreign, does need some sort of tie in. We aren't talking about another country or anything, but something totally alien/foreign (by definition) and the videos of I've seen, just don't peak my interest. The banshee, kind of, but just a little.

    I think a good comparison, is the comic area at IOA. Considerably less busy than any other area of the park. (I don't count the atlantis show thing, which is so dated is like an aquatic themed Disney Quest equivalent).
    ===================

    2016 POR
    2015 CS
    2014 WDW-Offsite
    2014 Disneyland-offsite
    2014 CBR
    2013 Dolphin
    2012 POR
    2012 WDW-Offsite
    2011 ASMusic, POR

    1998 Dixie Landings
    1990's, Dixie Landings, Misc Offsite

  13. Likes BrerGnat liked this post
  14. #69
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    House Springs, Missouri USA
    Posts
    261
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I think it is probably just you.... I am looking forward to the Pandora land itself... awesome imagination and appeals to a different crowd... it is nice to have diversity. Not a big fan of Animal Kingdom so is nice to have something interesting added. I perfer Magic Kingdon and Ecpot.... the beauty is there is something for everyone at Disney!!
    Poly - 2017
    Grand Floridian - 08/2009
    Boardwalk - 07/2008
    Contemporary - 11/2007
    Poly - 02/2007
    Port Orleans Riverside - 12/2004
    Contemporary - 12/2003
    Dixie Landing - 12/2002, 12/2001 8/2000
    Contemporary - 12/1999
    Dixie Landing - 5/1998, 5/1997

    Finally returning to Disney World

  15. #70
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Lafayette, LA
    Posts
    589
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    At this point, we are excited about any new additions, although the Avatar theme wouldn't have been my first choice. We haven't watched the movie in several years, so we will probably watch it again so that we can refresh our memories. My nine year old said that she hopes that it's better than the Fantasyland expansion. It still bothers her that the Tangled area is just a nice bathroom.
    80&89 Off-site, HONEYMOON 97 Port Orleans, '02 & '03 Offsite, '04 Poly Concierge, '05 Poly,'07 Contemporary, Feb. 08 GF, Dec. '08 Poly, May '10 Offsite, Mar.'11 FW Cabin,May '12 and July'12 Wyndham Bonnet Creek,July'13 Windsor Hills, March '14 AofA, Fourth of July '14 Poly,June 2015 SSR

  16. #71
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Location
    INTERCOT, U.S.A.
    Posts
    31,891
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I honestly don't know whether it will be good, bad, or indifferent. I've never seen the Avatar film and have no desire to see it, but that wouldn't stop me from enjoying the land if it was well done. I've never seen a single Harry Potter film or read any of the books, but I really loved the land and attractions at Universal built around the franchise.

    My biggest issue with Disney these days is it just takes them an absolutely ridiculous amount of time to do anything anymore. I mean they built the entire Disneyland theme park in a year and now it takes them like four or five years just to add a new land. Think about it ... Disney officially announced the Avatar addition in September of 2011! It will be nearly six full years until it actually opens. They've got to find a way to do better than that, because truthfully Universal is absolutely smoking them when it comes to cranking out new stuff.

    The other thing that really bothers me is that these new "lands" get added and when you really get down to brass tacks they add one or two attractions at the most. The much talked about Fantasyland expansion added, at the end of the day, one single net-new ride. Originally it was a neutral since they came back and built 7DMT later on. The Star Wars land is the same thing ... looks like two new attractions and my bet is only one is really a ride and the other one is more of a show. Pandora? Same thing ... two new attractions total. DHS and AK never really made it past the 1/2 day park mark and now that they've gutted DHS so badly in preparation for the new stuff it's even worse. Epcot used to be great, but they've let it languish so badly that it really is down to a 1/2 day park, too. At least if you measure it by attractions ... I love to just wander around and soak in the atmosphere, but truth-be-told the attractions there are really sorely lacking anymore.
    Ian O
    INTERCOT Senior Imagineer

    Veteran of over 60 trips to Disney theme parks and proud to have stayed in every Disney resort in the continental United States! 0

    Next trip:

    October 2017 - ICOT 20!

    Help support INTERCOT's sponsors!!!

  17. #72
    Join Date
    Aug 1999
    Location
    California
    Posts
    12,200
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Ian View Post
    I honestly don't know whether it will be good, bad, or indifferent. I've never seen the Avatar film and have no desire to see it, but that wouldn't stop me from enjoying the land if it was well done. I've never seen a single Harry Potter film or read any of the books, but I really loved the land and attractions at Universal built around the franchise.

    My biggest issue with Disney these days is it just takes them an absolutely ridiculous amount of time to do anything anymore. I mean they built the entire Disneyland theme park in a year and now it takes them like four or five years just to add a new land. Think about it ... Disney officially announced the Avatar addition in September of 2011! It will be nearly six full years until it actually opens. They've got to find a way to do better than that, because truthfully Universal is absolutely smoking them when it comes to cranking out new stuff.

    The other thing that really bothers me is that these new "lands" get added and when you really get down to brass tacks they add one or two attractions at the most. The much talked about Fantasyland expansion added, at the end of the day, one single net-new ride. Originally it was a neutral since they came back and built 7DMT later on. The Star Wars land is the same thing ... looks like two new attractions and my bet is only one is really a ride and the other one is more of a show. Pandora? Same thing ... two new attractions total. DHS and AK never really made it past the 1/2 day park mark and now that they've gutted DHS so badly in preparation for the new stuff it's even worse. Epcot used to be great, but they've let it languish so badly that it really is down to a 1/2 day park, too. At least if you measure it by attractions ... I love to just wander around and soak in the atmosphere, but truth-be-told the attractions there are really sorely lacking anymore.
    I agree with you. But I think they learned their lesson with taking so long to build stuff. Star Wars land will be done in about 2 more years which is a huge improvement from previous additions. And the 2 rides will be actual rides (pretty thrilling ones, not a lame 5 min boat ride). The Cantina restaurant is supposed to be kind of a show as well, not a quick serve place. So SW land seems more fully fleshed out already.

    I'm sure Pandora Land looks cool. But I think it will lack real substance.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk
    Natalie
    INTERCOT Staff: Disneyland Resort-California, The Water Cooler

  18. Likes texas211 liked this post
  19. #73
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Northeast USA
    Posts
    347
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by BrerGnat View Post
    I'm sure Pandora Land looks cool. But I think it will lack real substance.
    For me, visual IS real substance.

    Of course... I'm a professional visual artist.

    best,

    ..............john

    DVC membership 2016 <AKL>
    Next Trip: WDW October 2017 F+W Fest <Kidani>
    Last Trip: WDW October 2016 F+W Fest <Pop Century>
    Previous Trip: WDW August 2015 <AKL Jambo -DVC point rental->
    Also: 1988, 1990, 1992, 1997, 2010, 2012
    Disneyland - 1972

  20. Thanks PopPhan thanked for this post
    Likes PopPhan liked this post
  21. #74
    Join Date
    Aug 1999
    Location
    California
    Posts
    12,200
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by WiltonJohn View Post
    For me, visual IS real substance.

    Of course... I'm a professional visual artist.

    best,

    ..............john
    I can respect that!

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk
    Natalie
    INTERCOT Staff: Disneyland Resort-California, The Water Cooler

  22. #75
    Join Date
    Mar 2000
    Location
    Sumner, WA 98390
    Posts
    490
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    So, while I thought Avatar was fine, I thought the scenery was gorgeous, and I hope that - and actually expect - Disney does it justice. I am going on my first trip since Pandora opens, in July. We are going to Animal Kingdom for half days THREE TIMES during my 10 days, much more than usual, so that we can get fastpasses for both new Pandora rides AND Expedition Everest. I hope desperately you are wrong, as I hated the construction at Animal Kingdom for so long, and hope not to endure it again right away!

  23. #76
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Posts
    1
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    We visited Pandora yesterday. The area is nice, but nothing amazing. The Flights of Passage queue is interesting and the ride is excellent. It is a lot like Soarin as others have said and as for someone who gets motion sickness, this was not not case for me. They blow a lot of air in your face which helps a great deal. The boat ride for us was completely underwhelming and we will probably never ride it again. For six years, they couldn't have made this into a log flume with a few drops? Once this opens, I can see them having to change it for lack of interest. As far as food, we tried the hamburger pockets and my kids enjoyed them but I didn't like the taste of the meat. The doughy part was pretty good. Overall, we liked half of this new land!

  24. Likes BrerGnat liked this post
  25. #77
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    York, PA
    Posts
    2,191
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by WiltonJohn View Post
    I certainly hope so! Given their scale relative to humans..... difficult to do though. They make Chewbacca look small.

    best,

    ...............john
    Have you seen DiVine? Same deal, only blue... Hahahaaa
    -Bud

    Walt Disney World:
    9/03 - CBR
    1/09 - BWV
    9/05; 2/07; 12/07; 9/08; 9/09; 9/10; 9/11; 12/13 - PC
    5/15 - POR

    Disneyland: 12/15 - Paradise Pier Hotel

    Next up: 11/29 - 12/6 PC

  26. #78
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    York, PA
    Posts
    2,191
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Ian View Post
    My biggest issue with Disney these days is it just takes them an absolutely ridiculous amount of time to do anything anymore. I mean they built the entire Disneyland theme park in a year and now it takes them like four or five years just to add a new land. Think about it ... Disney officially announced the Avatar addition in September of 2011! It will be nearly six full years until it actually opens. They've got to find a way to do better than that, because truthfully Universal is absolutely smoking them when it comes to cranking out new stuff.
    Understandable, but how much of this was Disney/ImaginEaring and how much was getting Cameron's approval? It seems like a lot of this had to do with creating, and debugging, new ideas and a lot more on getting things 'perfect' to Cameron (and/or Rhode!)

    I am certainly NOT downplaying your statement, as I do agree that Disney seems to take forever to implement any changes/additions/etc., but I honestly do not think this one is all on them. 2 - 3 years should be the maximum to 'create' a new land --- from groundbreaking to completion. I cannot fathom a guess as to how long design should take, but that is (should be) all behind the scenes.

    One more 'add'....What was in this area prior to the Pandora "redesign"? Once the Pocohantas show was closed, there was ONLY The Lion King show and Meet & Greets in that section of the park. Isn't is better to have something to draw people in, even if it adds only one attraction from the original area?

    OK...off my soapbox now...
    -Bud

    Walt Disney World:
    9/03 - CBR
    1/09 - BWV
    9/05; 2/07; 12/07; 9/08; 9/09; 9/10; 9/11; 12/13 - PC
    5/15 - POR

    Disneyland: 12/15 - Paradise Pier Hotel

    Next up: 11/29 - 12/6 PC

Share This Thread On Social Media:

Share This Thread On Social Media:

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

 
Company
Advertising
Guest Relations
Community
Discussion Boards
Podcast
Newsletter
Shop
Social
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
YouTube
Pinterest
Subscribe to our Newsletter
Enter your email address below to receive our newsletter:
INTERCOT Logo PRIVACY STATEMENT / DISCLAIMER | DISCUSSION BOARD RULES
Since 1997 INTERCOT - a Levelbest Communications Website. This is not an official Disney website.
> Levelbest Network Site