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  1. I grew up going to KD as a kid/teen. The safari, as I recall, did not extend into the red. Much like KI, it was located to the east of the park. See the area in blue below...
  2. Shaggy

    Decoding 2020

    A little over a week ago everyone here was whining about how there were no teasers... now everyone is saying how great the campaign is... This board both amuses and frustrates the ^(*$ out of me. LOL
  3. Shaggy

    Decoding 2020

    Newton's 4th law: This Fourth Law states – “Neither matter or energy moves relative to Absolute Space”. A body of matter or a photon is always at zero velocity relative to absolute space. When a force is exerted on a body, the body does not move or accelerate relative to absolute space, it only moves relative to other matter but its relativistic mass will increase. Its “space energy level” increases. When the body emits more energy than it is receiving its mass will decrease. When a body emits a photon it speeds away at the speed of light but remains stationary relative to absolute space’”
  4. Shaggy

    Decoding 2020

    Hang on guys... I may be on to something... I did a search, and... anyone remember this? I am just taking a jab in the dark - and frankly I only thought of it because I have a cat with a middle name "Newton" LOL! I am loving that KI is doing these posters. Way more fun that people posting blueprints.
  5. Shaggy

    Decoding 2020

    I would suspect the watermark letters have nothing to do with it's name... but are a reference to just the theme or what it does... The letters could simply be referencing one of the laws of physics. N E W T O N 1 K I - based on Sir Issac Newton's 1st law of motion "A body at rest will remain at rest, and a body in motion will remain in motion unless it is acted upon by an external force." or N E W T O N 2 K I- based on Sir Issac Newton's 1st law of motion "The force acting on an object is equal to the mass of that object times its acceleration." or N E W T O N 3 K I - based on Sir Issac Newton's 1st law of motion "For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction." Or it could simply be a more generic "N E W T O N S K I" or "N E W T O N @ K I" Isaac Newton was an astronomer and invented higher math like calculus and statisitcs... so these "hints" would fit nicely with the rumored "space" theme... and the math analogy would pair up well with ride stats. Fun guessing game - this is what I've been waiting for.
  6. Shaggy

    Decoding 2020

    I find it odd that image on the Bayern Curve poster is not reminiscent of the original ride's theme. The original ride, which was in Octoberfest, was themed to an Olympic Bobsled - not a space rocket orbiting the moon...
  7. Although it would be fun to see this new tease end up being another coaster install, I believe it to be a water park addition. Word on the street has, for a few years, been that Holiday bit off more than they could chew financially with the B&M install. Because of that, they've scaled back to installs more conducive to the parks bread and butter - Splashin Safari. Didn't they just announce they were retiring a 30-year-old original SS dump-bucket water attraction for future expansion?
  8. Hyperspace Mountain is terrific! I had ridden it before - as recent as 3 years ago. It was the second thing I did when I got to DL park last week. (Matterhorn being first.) Its far superior to the FLA Space Mountain, and I am so glad they brought back the SW overlay. Frankly, as a whole, the Disneyland rides are a bit better IMO. The Florida versions of Pirates, Haunted Mansion, Big Thunder, Indiana Jones (in Florida the same ride has the Dinosaurs overlay) are modified versions of the MUCH superior CA versions. I've always felt there's a charm at Disneyland that WDW doesnt have. However that doesn't mean that WDW doesn't have its plusses, or is lacking superior attractions.... Tower of Terror at Hollywood Studios will always be the best of the bunch (even before the Guardians overlay at CA), Cinderella's Castle is still one of the most beautiful things ever built, Dumbo's Circus area is far better than Toontown, and Hall of Presidents etc. Ultimately, its like comparing apples to oranges, but DL has so much intimacy and history to it. And that is what I'm most drawn to. Its really the diamond in the Disney parks crown.
  9. Congo Falls/Timberwolf Octoberfest Those - IMO - need some love.
  10. Frankly, unless the rumored 2020 coaster does super huge numbers for the park, I could see it being a long time before a new, large coaster install appears at KI. They've gotten some pretty darn good response to just the infrastructure and small-ish capitol addition they made this year. Their return on investment *seems* to have really boosted attention to the park. That speaks volumes - and I expect the park will follow suit with more broadly-based additions. That having been said, I do shake my head a bit to think that the park hasn't even acknowledged next years "rumored" coaster, and already the topic is changing to a potential follow-up coaster. Makes me chuckle to myself.
  11. Shaggy

    Decoding 2020

    Ummm.... yes they would... not saying they do at present... but Face/Off (Invertigo) and Rugrats (Flying Ace) were stored in the parking lot before vertical construction began. See below. Also, Tomb Raider was stored in the picnic grove before vertical construction began. Drop Zone (Tower) was also stored in the parking lot ahead of vertical construction.
  12. I just got back from an 8-day California coaster trip which included ACE Coaster Con, SFMM, Knott's, Disneyland & California Adventure. As a part of that trip, I was fortunate enough to be able to visit "Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge" at Disneyland. I thought some here might enjoy a pics and a quick "recap" of my experience. Now mind you, I am an old school Star Wars fan - and Galaxy's Edge is definitely NOT themed to old-school Star Wars. Overall, I had fun, and am very glad I got to see it during the reservation peroid - before the masses swarm the area (tomorrow begins full access to GP.) I did my homework before I went - so not a lot was a surprise to me. I will say its unlike ANYTHING at any other park. Its an "experience" based.... um.... experience. (Does that make sense?) Its not about the attractions as much as it is the overall ambiance and vibe. I opted to NOT make a reservation of Oga's Cantina - mostly because I had a formal dinner at Blue Bayou scheduled immediately after my SWGE reservation period. I did walk through the Driod Factory and saw the area where you build your own Light Saber. I opted to not purchase either (I didn't want to travel with either.) But people were absolutely flipping out over those experiences - they seem very cool. I did try the milk - both the blue & green flavors. (I preferred the blue - it's "sweeter".) The marketplace was really fun - with all sorts of cool themed items to purchase unique to that land (you cannot buy them enywhere else on Disneyland property.) But you wont find typical park souvenirs - those are found outside the land - rather you find items that fit with the theming of "Batu." I encountered Rey (literally within minutes of entering the area) Stormtroopers were all over the place (even watching the "citizens" and "visitors" of Batu from the roof-tops.) I also encountered a "Commander" and Kylo-Ren, and R2 D2. But remember, I am old school Star Wars, so I was not that impressed with them as I would have been should Darth Vader, Chewbacca, Leia, Han, C2PO etc been there. But that is not what the area is about - its about a "continuation" or "present-day" version of the SW saga. Like I said - its a very immersive, different experience. Finally, yes, I flew the Millennium Falcon via the "Smugglers Run" attraction. It's super well done - like blow your mind awesome. Now, the ride itself isn't thrilling from a flip-you, lose-your-stomach aspect. Instead its a very active, participation filled ride. As a matter of fact - there's so much to take in and do during the flight - it's difficult. They keep you very busy when you are in the cockpit, and when we exited we were all laughing because we were tired from "working so hard." LOL! From the time we entered the actual "Falcon" to the time we exited it, it was so cool it was a blur. The time we spent in the cockpit was longer than I thought it would be - maybe 5 minutes - but again it left me wanting to do it over and over because there was so much to take in. (There was one part - which I will not reveal - that did invoke a great "scream" from all 6 of us in the cockpit. ) Warning - if you are an emotionally driven person, like me - you will have your breath stolen when you enter the Falcon - I literally choked up. It was like all the years of playing with my little original SW action figures and toy Falcon came to life before my eyes. Its impeccably done. If you are preparing to go... start saving your money now. In true Disney fashion, it's a money gobbler. Building a saber is $200, droids $100, drinks at the Cantina start at $15 and got up to $75!!! The milk was $8. And when you pay, the totals they give are stated in a dialect. For instance, if your total is $8.35 - they say "You have an eight point three five credit." They count your change back as such too (if paying cash.) The Troopers DO approach you and sometimes ask you to reveal your "media device" (phone) so they can scan it etc. (That was really funny to me.) The cast members are either on the side of resistance or not, and all greet you with "bright suns" or "rising moons" - so there's a fun bit of dialect you pick up when you are there. The downside to the experience, IMO, is the fact there was only one "ride." Disneyland's version did not open with the "Rise of the Resistance" attraction (it will open in the fall or early 2020 as far as I've heard.) So the area DEFINITELY needs another all-encompassing experience. Also, because it is so "environmental" I think a lot of that will be obscured by what will, no doubt, be MASSIVE crowds at both DL & WDW in the forthcoming months & years. Also, the area does attract DIE-HARD SW "experts" (like lots of people really, really, really REALLY into SW) so there's an intensity among several of the guests I've not experienced before. It will be interesting to see how those "aficionado's" mesh with the GP. Overall, I am very glad I did it - especially before the masses. Here's some of my pics - and if you have questions about my experience, I'll do my best to answer.
  13. Shaggy

    Decoding 2020

    Oh brother. Enthusiasts, enthusiasts, enthusiasts.... I'll wait for official news from the park (*and what I see with my own eyes.)
  14. Shaggy

    Decoding 2020

    Did no one notice the parade floats are now located there? They are covered in blue tarps behind Zephyr.
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