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Everything posted by Lemur

  1. Or, you know, employing high school and college aged kids.
  2. The "problem" with the Looney Tunes IP right now is that it's a bit stagnant. Many of the old cartoons don't get air time anymore for a host of reasons (newer generations prefer newer animation styles and characters, the inherent violence of LT cartoons, the fact that they aren't in heavy syndication the way they were in the 1980s, their last real forray into recognition was Space Jam in the 1990s), so the character recognition on them is slipping. Unless Warner Brothers breathes new life into that IP, I can see SF phasing out the Looney Tunes theming entirely in favor of more Animaniacs should that reboot on Hulu prove popular (which I hope it does, as I loved me some Animaniacs). DC's IP right now is probably more paramount. DC has a stellar cartoon lineup, but their movies are ... well ... objectively speaking they make more than they cost to produce but they aren't nearly as beloved as Marvel's movies. (In all honesty, I despise the DCEU movies with the exception of Wonder Woman and quite frankly, even that one suffers mightily from the DC house style - the dark and gritty color palette combined with the dated "bullet-time" SFX nearly ruined a really great movie. But that's another rant for another time.) As long as the DCEU exists, that IP will be prominent. That said, which is more important? Neither. They're skewed toward two separate audiences. You need a kid-friendly IP for your family areas and adult-leaning IP for the thrill rides. They don't have to compete.
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    John Winkler Named New President of SFGA

    Hopefully he can get the Notifications part of the app actually working ...
  4. I can just imagine what his homeowners insure rider looks like now ...
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    Miscellaneous Mumblings

    True. I budget it as "entertainment" (aka "booze").
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    Miscellaneous Mumblings

    Happy sailing! (I've never done a Disney Cruise. No casino.)
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    Misc GA Mumblings

    It was crazy crowded on Saturday and as the sun went down it only got more crowded. The weather was pretty perfect for it, not too cold but chill enough to enjoy the fire pits and hot chocolate. It was almost Fright Fest crowded with a more family-centric crowd. Lots of multi-generational families.
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    Garden of Marvels

    Very true, as my model rail roader friends can attest.
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    Kiddie Scrambler

    Oooooh, is this where the Airing of Grievances happens?
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    Garden of Marvels

    Why do miniatures when you can do a 3D VR tour on our phone? Sadly, this stuff is dying out. I appreciate the craftsmanship that went into these.
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    2019 and Beyond Speculation at SFGA

    They'd have to go to Jackson now (as in like tomorrow) for approval so they can start machining the parts and laying the foundations. Which, they very well may have in the works. It looks like it requires a relatively small footprint and wouldn't require anything extraordinary like an environmental impact study. Heh. Who knows? Looks like fun.
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    New for 2018 - Cyborg Spin

    I can't speak for how Jackson's ZBA works, but I know from working with another ZBA, that they can start pouring the footings once the resolution of approval has been draft, signed and delivered, faster even if they have a good relationship with the municipality and the Zoning officer is down with it.
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    How I Made It: Gary Goddard

    I honestly think the shows thing has less to do with gender and more to do with age.
  14. I believe it's "Holiday Heroes", so okay. Sure.
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    2019 and Beyond Speculation at SFGA

    It's possible, if they like either (or both) designs they can roll them out across multiple parks a la The Joker.
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    How I Made It: Gary Goddard

    I'm a woman. I have zero interest in shows. I would like better menu options and more trees though.
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    Holiday in the Park 2017

    But yet that same woman is in back of him in both shots.
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    Holiday in the Park 2017

    And more importantly, we can feed goats.
  19. Is it me, or does the purple cart make it look like it's a spinner?
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    Disney Parks additions/removals

    As much as I understand this is Disney trading on their own intellectual property, which is their right, it just doesn't jive with what Walt did at Anaheim and Orlando. Space Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain, Pirates, the Haunted Mansion and the Matterhorn had zero to do with Disney IP. They were all original, immersive and amazing. What IP they did trade on was well developed and appropriate and also immersive and amazing. And I say this as someone who loves both Star Wars and the Marvel movies, but I don't want to see re-purposed rides cheaply rethemed. I want to see new and amazing rides.
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    Busch Gardens Curse of Darkastle ride closed

    Themeparktourist.com did a pretty good write-up on this ride, seems like BG has been letting it decline for a while now - https://www.themeparktourist.com/features/20170826/33120/modern-marvels-curse-darkastle
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    No Line November | 11/5/17

    God, that's a miserable wait too. Very uncomfortable.
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    Holiday in the Park 2017

    Yeah, it really is, which is nice for us locals. As one of my buddies noted, they're really making the best of this whole Global Warming/Climate Change thing.
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    Holiday in the Park 2017

    They were open. They'll be open Tuesday and then Thursday through Sunday. Best time to ride the rides, the park is usually dead quiet and the longest wait is for Justice League.
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    GA to Host 8th Annual Grape Adventure Nov 4&5, 2017

    It was a lot of fun. I'm not a huge wine drinker, so I've never done one of these before but my wino friends tell me this was pretty well organized and ran. We paid for the safari package, which was nice as we got to see the lion cubs and baby goats. My only complaints were about the food, which is that the lines were ridiculously crazy for the BBQ (which wasn't that great, sub-Best of the West level) and the "poutine" (which was more akin to Jersey Disco Fries - brown gravy and cheese sauce - than actual poutine which is frites with cheese curds and brown gravy). You really had to time it to ensure your food wasn't stone cold by the time you ate it. The waffles were ridiculously good though and worth the wait. Lesson learned, next year we bring our own charcuterie or get there early so we can grill in the picnic grove.