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Discoveryland´s Never Build Coaster.

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lil-shawn

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Discoveryland´s Never Build Coaster.
« on: February 16, 2011, 08:59:05 AM »
I was bored at work and was strolling through the internet. i found a Poster and a concept of a never build
Coaster for Discoveryland. It looks very interesting and somehow like teslar transformers.
What do you think about this?


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dagobert

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Re: Discoveryland´s Never Build Coaster.
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2011, 09:12:41 AM »
I'm happy that it didn't get built. First I don't like the design that much. It's just a bare coaster with two huge structures in the middle and it would look too massive for Discoveryland. SM should be the main building in the land.
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Re: Discoveryland´s Never Build Coaster.
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2011, 09:20:58 AM »
Agreed, anything that looks like a fun fair ride does not belong in a Disney park IMHO (I know, they built Paradise Pier at DCA and the stupid carnival area at DAK - fail)
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Re: Discoveryland´s Never Build Coaster.
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2011, 09:29:02 AM »
Quote from: "davewasbaloo"
Agreed, anything that looks like a fun fair ride does not belong in a Disney park IMHO (I know, they built Paradise Pier at DCA and the stupid carnival area at DAK - fail)

I'm sure you are talking about Chester and Hester's Dinorama. That's even worse than TSPL or Mickey's Toontown Fair. One of the most ugly places I have ever seen in a Disney park.
Regarding Paradise Pier, I think WDI found a great solution to transform the ugly boardwalk in to Victorian themed boardwalk. I like the new design and can't wait to see the new Biergarten restaurant open, or was this restaurant redesigned? Maybe they should have removed the small coaster. At least the ugly structure called Maliboomer is gone.
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lil-shawn

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Re: Discoveryland´s Never Build Coaster.
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2011, 10:31:40 AM »
Quote from: "dagobert"
I'm happy that it didn't get built. First I don't like the design that much. It's just a bare coaster with two huge structures in the middle and it would look too massive for Discoveryland. SM should be the main building in the land.

I don´t think it was planed as the main attraction, if i remember it was planed on the area where autopia is now,
but am not realy sure about that. but i argee it would not fit in discoveryland back in the 90´s but now it looks different
with buzz and mission 2 the original theme got lost...  :lol:

here is another concept i found of the Orbitron like they wnated to build it. it would had a lot of fountains, and a
double decker load & unload area.

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Re: Discoveryland´s Never Build Coaster.
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2011, 10:42:33 AM »
This concept art looks great! It would have been wonderful to see that Orbitron, although I don't like the palm trees. Maybe it's a little bit too much Victorian for our DL.

Do you know what's the building behind?
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lil-shawn

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Re: Discoveryland´s Never Build Coaster.
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2011, 11:06:04 AM »
here is the artikel to the conceptart.

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Of course, this massive version of Leonardo da Vinci's astrolabe dates back to the bells-and-whistles version of Discoveryland that WDI originally wanted to build for the Parisian theme park. Back when EuroDisneyland guests were supposed to be able to board miniature versions of the Hyperion at a dirgible station high atop Discovery Mountain and then leisurely float over to Fantasyland.

"So what happened to that version of Discoveryland?," you ask. When the proposed construction costs of EDL slid north of $2 billion, the Imagineers were asked to pare back their plans for this theme park. Which is why Discoveryland's Orbitron lost most of its fountains, its double-decker load & unload area as well as its elaborate frame. And -- as for all those little Hyperions ... They went the way on the Hindenberg. As in: up in smoke.

so it seems that buildin behind is the hyperion...
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