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Re: Changes coming to Norway Pavillion

Post by GeoffS » Dec Mon 09, 2013 4:30 pm

Bad day at the office, Wizz?

When the legend sells better than the truth, print the legend. Disney sells legends, not cultural awareness.

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Re: Changes coming to Norway Pavillion

Post by Belle1082 » Dec Mon 09, 2013 4:47 pm

GeoffS wrote:Bad day at the office, Wizz?

When the legend sells better than the truth, print the legend. Disney sells legends, not cultural awareness.
touché. I like that quote. And you are right - no one wants brutal honesty on vacation. Why would anyone pay for that? We are trying to escape reality in Disney World. ;-)

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Re: Changes coming to Norway Pavillion

Post by Wizzard419 » Dec Mon 09, 2013 5:43 pm

Actually it has been a good day, but the world showcase tries to promote itself as a way to expose you to new cultures and people when in reality it is just like a tourist trap but with more humidity.

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Re: Changes coming to Norway Pavillion

Post by GeoffS » Dec Mon 09, 2013 7:01 pm

Wizzard419 wrote:Actually it has been a good day, but the world showcase tries to promote itself as a way to expose you to new cultures and people when in reality it is just like a tourist trap but with more humidity.
Okay, but the hook would be the good things first, no? No argument on the 'tourist' part of the tourist trap. That's their clientele. And after a summer in the Red Sea and cruising the Western Pacific Ocean, I'd say they nailed humidity + foreign locals just about right.

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Re: Changes coming to Norway Pavillion

Post by mindflipper » Dec Mon 09, 2013 7:50 pm

cy1229 wrote:
MW1218 wrote:
cy1229 wrote: Not surprised. Just disappointed that they're taking out something that truly reflects Norway (or any other country under any other similar circumstances, for that matter) and dumping in a "story" of how the movie came to be. It will be irrelevant in a year, as has been most of the new "princess" movies that Disney has made in the last few years. Key exception is "Brave," which is a Pixar movie, not just a Disney movie.
Tangled is a massive hit for the Walt Disney Studios.
Yep. But they're not putting Tangled in, they're putting references to Frozen in.
Tangled's little bit can be found next to IASW in WDW's MK.

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Re: Changes coming to Norway Pavillion

Post by Wizzard419 » Dec Mon 09, 2013 8:01 pm

GeoffS wrote:
Wizzard419 wrote:Actually it has been a good day, but the world showcase tries to promote itself as a way to expose you to new cultures and people when in reality it is just like a tourist trap but with more humidity.
Okay, but the hook would be the good things first, no? No argument on the 'tourist' part of the tourist trap. That's their clientele. And after a summer in the Red Sea and cruising the Western Pacific Ocean, I'd say they nailed humidity + foreign locals just about right.
Yes, hook with the good things, but what is presented in the pavilions isn't that good though. Film attractions that are so old that they border on the offensive for some countries since it shows them as "folksy" or "backwards" rather than being a modern superpower. So they fail on two counts I suppose, not putting the best foot forward with the attractions, and not even remotely providing an accurate picture. It would be akin to the hotels in Vegas saying they provide a realistic experience of Paris, Italy, NYC, and ancient Egypt. :mrgreen:

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Re: Changes coming to Norway Pavillion

Post by Amy » Dec Tue 10, 2013 1:40 am

Wizzard419 wrote:
GeoffS wrote:
Wizzard419 wrote:Actually it has been a good day, but the world showcase tries to promote itself as a way to expose you to new cultures and people when in reality it is just like a tourist trap but with more humidity.
Okay, but the hook would be the good things first, no? No argument on the 'tourist' part of the tourist trap. That's their clientele. And after a summer in the Red Sea and cruising the Western Pacific Ocean, I'd say they nailed humidity + foreign locals just about right.
Yes, hook with the good things, but what is presented in the pavilions isn't that good though. Film attractions that are so old that they border on the offensive for some countries since it shows them as "folksy" or "backwards" rather than being a modern superpower. So they fail on two counts I suppose, not putting the best foot forward with the attractions, and not even remotely providing an accurate picture. It would be akin to the hotels in Vegas saying they provide a realistic experience of Paris, Italy, NYC, and ancient Egypt. :mrgreen:
I've never been to Vegas, but the things in Paris, Italy and Egypt look just like the pictures in books ;)

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Re: Changes coming to Norway Pavillion

Post by BuDz211 » Dec Tue 17, 2013 8:59 pm

The Norway movie could use an update. Maybe they can have some guys singing about what foxes say.
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Re: Changes coming to Norway Pavillion

Post by cy1229 » Dec Wed 18, 2013 11:24 am

BuDz211 wrote:The Norway movie could use an update. Maybe they can have some guys singing about what foxes say.
Um, no...

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Re: Changes coming to Norway Pavillion

Post by Amy » Dec Wed 18, 2013 12:05 pm

cy1229 wrote:
BuDz211 wrote:The Norway movie could use an update. Maybe they can have some guys singing about what foxes say.
Um, no...

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Mousekedittos on that one! That has to be the world's most annoying song at this moment :(

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Re: Changes coming to Norway Pavillion

Post by Wizzard419 » Dec Wed 18, 2013 4:08 pm

I am 90% certain that you are wrong as you haven't heard Chinese food, Saturday, or that song where the guy is a puppet and drugging a teenage girl.

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Re: Changes coming to Norway Pavillion

Post by Kedex » Dec Wed 18, 2013 4:46 pm

BuDz211 wrote:The Norway movie could use an update. Maybe they can have some guys singing about what foxes say.
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Re: Changes coming to Norway Pavillion

Post by Sharonofwindham » Dec Fri 27, 2013 12:37 am

Wizzard419 wrote:
GeoffS wrote:
Wizzard419 wrote:Actually it has been a good day, but the world showcase tries to promote itself as a way to expose you to new cultures and people when in reality it is just like a tourist trap but with more humidity.
Okay, but the hook would be the good things first, no? No argument on the 'tourist' part of the tourist trap. That's their clientele. And after a summer in the Red Sea and cruising the Western Pacific Ocean, I'd say they nailed humidity + foreign locals just about right.
Yes, hook with the good things, but what is presented in the pavilions isn't that good though. Film attractions that are so old that they border on the offensive for some countries since it shows them as "folksy" or "backwards" rather than being a modern superpower. So they fail on two counts I suppose, not putting the best foot forward with the attractions, and not even remotely providing an accurate picture. It would be akin to the hotels in Vegas saying they provide a realistic experience of Paris, Italy, NYC, and ancient Egypt. :mrgreen:
Progress isn't always the best thing. Nothing wrong with "folksy" or sticking to your roots. I find "trendy", and "modern superpower" nauseating actually.

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Re: Changes coming to Norway Pavillion

Post by Goofyfan » Dec Fri 27, 2013 4:56 pm

Poor little Norway. No on loves you anymore :cry: :goofy:
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Re: Changes coming to Norway Pavillion

Post by boilerbabe » Dec Fri 27, 2013 9:21 pm

The only thing different about Norway on our past trip was the princess from Frozen. The movie after the ride has not changed, at least not yet anyway.
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