Posted 05 September 2003 - 08:51 AM
Posted 05 September 2003 - 11:58 AM
Posted 05 September 2003 - 02:19 PM
I love this ride. I am very sad to see it go. When I was there in July there wasn't a line at all... and they weren't running the firsts Robots eyes because they are too "scary", and they wouldn't let that little Alien teleport back and turn evil.
Posted 05 September 2003 - 03:21 PM
I'm welcoming this makeover with open arms. I seriously, without a doubt hate this attraction. I wrote like a 3 page email complaining to WDW about how badly it sucked!
Maybe my expectations going into AE were too high (or maybe the script I read online, therefore, spoiling the surprises, had something to do with it ) Either way, as it stands now, you can't get me on AE if you paid me a million dollars and got me a date with Justin Timberlake...well, MAYBE if you managed to get the second one squared away. If/when that happens, then we'll talk. :mrgreen:
Posted 21 September 2003 - 04:31 PM
Published September 21, 2003
Going once, going twice . . . The Alien Encounter attraction at the Magic Kingdom, the show that Michael Eisner himself once shut down because it was too tame, will close for good Oct. 11.
To take its place, Disney is creating an attraction based on Stitch, the outer-space creature from the Lilo & Stitch animated movie. The new show opens next fall -- in plenty of time for Disney to take advantage of the huge popularity of the '02 movie, which has spawned a sequel and TV show.
For the record, Disney honchos will not confirm the Stitch stuff -- but insiders say there is no doubt that a show based on the tiny alien warrior is in the works. And here's a neat fact: The show will be the first Disney attraction based on a production done in Orlando, where animators worked on Lilo & Stitch.
As for Alien Encounter, Disney junkies may remember that it encountered some early turbulence. The show takes place in a darkened theater where an alien supposedly has gotten loose, and was opened in 1995 as part of a makeover of Tomorrowland.
But A.E. got the thumbs down from Eisner, who sat through an early showing and ordered creators to make it more intense.
They dutifully did as the Big Guy said. And, interestingly, Alien Encounter has always gotten complaints that it is too scary for some of Disney's pint-size fans.
© Orlando Sentinel
Posted 21 September 2003 - 04:56 PM