OH MY GOD IT TOOK ME LIKE A FULL MINUTE AND LAUGHED SO HARD WHOOAAAAaaa
the one handing out the candy is Jonathan Taylor Thomas, the voice of Simba in The Lion King. His dad in the show is Tim Allen, the voice of Buzz Lightyear.
#100happydays day 29 apparently it’s national Princess week, so it’s fitting that I’m celebrating by going to Disney in 2 days to spend time with the lost princess 💁 photo credit to Megan Smith 💕 #rapunzel
Gorgeous Punz the first day I met her! Stalking will have to commence again soon now that she’s back! :)
beautiful princess, beautiful photo!
Professor Parker Woodson with V the Velociraptor debut at Animal Kingdom 4/19/14 (by All Around Orlando)
I….just. Okay. I can’t even start with this.
Yes, this is a test only. But the public sees this, and not every visitor right now knows about testing periods, reads internet scuttlebutt to know this is an first-time deal, not permanent, etc - so giving this impression willingly, onstage, in broad daylight to paying guests who don’t know conditions of it, to me - that just seems like a poor decision which might harm the reputation of Disney entertainment/theme parks for some viewers. And suspension of disbelief for a stage show like Nemo at Animal Kingdom, I get, where there’s a puppet to perform and a human to sing, both - puppetry of that sort is long ingrained in entertainment across the world.
This just looks really lazy and unprofessional, though. Seriously, Disney? And I was optimistic about this proposed entertainment, too, adding character and texture to AK. I do understand, in the modern age, about Disney being under the microscope as it were when it comes to new additions being reviewed right away and folks maybe being harsh on small stuff in rehearsals for limited crowds - but how was this deemed ready for public viewing? Lucky the Dinosaur, this isn’t. By a long shot.
Just bad show.
There’s just no other way to say it. This is absolutely pathetic.
Lucky the Dinosaur debuted in 2003 and was a heck of a lot more realistic (and a heck of a lot less annoying-sounding) than this. This is just a cheap, tacky (at least tacky for a Disney park) Halloween costume.
Seriously, watch the videos of this cheap party trick, then watch a video of Lucky.
Lucky is more realistic.
Lucky isn’t scaring children.
Lucky isn’t a blatantly obvious pair of human legs and a human torso surrounded by latex rubber.
Lucky doesn’t let out really annoying shrieks every few seconds.
Lucky’s tail doesn’t need two cast members to keep it from hitting guests in the face.
I’m frankly ashamed of Disney for even trying to get away with this. This is “we want a dinosaur, but we’re too cheap to use that other one that people loved.” Test period or not, this is just sad.
That’s not only lame, it’s terrifying.
This is ruining Disney’s integrity because how dare Disney not have a real dinosaur. How dare they have someone in a costume in one of their parks.
I saw this and it ruined my vacation and I am never coming back to Disney World again because they had a dinosaur that wasn’t real.
And that lady in the video was right to tell the character attendant it was ‘embarrassing’ because obviously that character attendant designed the whole thing and approved the tests for it. I’m sure that lady has a much better full-sized velociraptor at her house.
(This is pretty obviously an early prototype test for nighttime atmosphere as part of their DAK after dark project. Unfortunately for Disney, currently they can’t keep DAK open very far past sunset because of the animals, and therefore can’t really easily test this puppet with guests at night. So they’re kinda forced to do it in the daytime to collect the data and safety info they need. I personally think having like 7 of these just stalking around Dinoland at night would be awesome.
Lucky obviously doesn’t work in the parks as a full-time thing, either for safety, or expenses, or mechanical reasons, or something. (Like how Disney has a full size WALL-E but can’t put him in the parks because he’s too heavy and might run over someone in the crowd and seriously injure them. He’s unsafe in a park environment.) And Lucky definitely couldn’t function at night. He has to be able to see what he’s doing. He used to steal hats from kids’ heads with his teeth. Imagine him doing that at night and accidentally whacking that child in the face and breaking the kid’s nose because he couldn’t see. Or a kid running out under his feet because a caretaker didn’t see him. AAs pack quite a whollop.
I see Dinoland having a nighttime dance party (which they soooorta already do) with these guys just walking around in the dark, and I think that would be AWESOME. Think the giant-flamingo-puppet-riders at Mad T Party.)
literally the best response to this I have heard so far^^^