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6 days ago  
As a former Imagineer . . . @#(*&(D(*@#DKJSH(*@(( CARRIER LOST

Just walk through the park and enjoy it.
 
5 days ago  

GitOffaMyLawn: As a former Imagineer . . . @#(*&(D(*@#DKJSH(*@(( CARRIER LOST

Just walk through the park and enjoy it.


We live near Disney World and we are annual passholders.  There are always new things to see & do at Disney World.  This Tiktoker has it a bit wrong.  In Magic Kingdom, the bakery vents the bakery into the streets, not thru the roof.  As an avid baker, it makes Magic Kingdom even more fun.
 
5 days ago  
I thought the whole purpose of going to a theme park is to have an out of mind experience. In other words, get away from reality, abet even if it is for awhile.
 
5 days ago  
You either like Disney or you hate it. There is no in-between.
 
5 days ago  
Jeez, welcome to knowledge everyone else had 20 years ago.
 
5 days ago  
Well I assume no one would go to a theme park if it smelled like a cattle feed lot.
 
5 days ago  
The catholic church has been doing this with dirty Underoos for years.
 
5 days ago  
Does that mean Subway is brainwashing us also? Basically every major street lined with restaurants are doing the same.
 
5 days ago  

dothemath: The catholic church has been doing this with dirty Underoos for years.


That's not for the visitors, it's just employee recruiting.
 
5 days ago  
Every time you drive past a McDonald's, there's a sign out front that says "McDonald's" and you can smell the McDonald's.

They're totally brain washing you, man!
 
5 days ago  
That's because it works:
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5 days ago  
By time your willing to pay the ticket prices to go there, you've already been brainwashed.
 
5 days ago  

kdawg7736: You either like Disney or you hate it. There is no in-between.


Untrue. I can feel terrible about the negative consequences of my love of Disney properties. I can hate the company and love the IP experience.
 
5 days ago  

RainDawg: Does that mean Subway is brainwashing us also? Basically every major street lined with restaurants are doing the same.


Yes.  People get really uptight about brainwashing but the fact is we do it ALL THE TIME.  90% of marketing is using brainwashing techniques- attention grabbing colors, associating emotion with decision making processes, repetition of data, etc.   FFS, Sesame Street is technically brainwashing children into learning basic literacy and counting.
 
5 days ago  
Do you really want to smell your fellow theme park patrons instead?  Disney is doing a public service here.
 
5 days ago  
Anyone remember the Great Movie Ride at MGM/Hollywood Studios? The fake smoke smell from when you went through the Nostromo is seared into my brain. It's like an instant nostalgia trip.
 
5 days ago  
Disney is and always has been basic bullshiat, the people who are attracted to it don't need to be brainwashed.
 
5 days ago  

mike_d85: People get really uptight about brainwashing but the fact is we do it ALL THE TIME.


If you dont wanna be emotionally manipulated then dont turn on your TV.
Or your computer.
And dont ever talk to anyone.
 
5 days ago  
The more senses active during a memory experience the higher chance you will remember it. Its marketing 101.
 
5 days ago  
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Dude, it was just a film.

/or was it?
 
5 days ago  
We went to Disney World before the pandemic.  What really surprised me were the many people I saw who were pushing the limits of human obesity.  I saw at least 20 people in their 30s who were riding Hoverrounds.

Yes, Disney is expensive.  I'm not some crazed Disney fanatic.  My parents live 45 minutes away and I have a 5 year-old (just turned 4 at the time).  Little kids love Disney World for obvious reasons.  It's made for them.

Disney excels as a park because even though it's really expensive, you see why it's expensive.  They really do go all the way on everything.  Six Flags costs a lot less, but the employees are all surly and half the rides are broken.
 
5 days ago  

disaster bastard: Anyone remember the Great Movie Ride at MGM/Hollywood Studios? The fake smoke smell from when you went through the Nostromo is seared into my brain. It's like an instant nostalgia trip.


So, I don't see anything from GMR on this site, but you can recreate the smells of The Fall of Rome
 
5 days ago  
Cool, now do Las Vegas
 
5 days ago  
They also use scents in some rides and each of the main hotels has it own scent. So there's a nice floral sent in the Polynesian and Grand Floridian and a Ocean scent at the Beach club.

Tho my favorite is the Haunted Mansion which has a musky 'graveyard' scent.

They even sell scented candles once they discovered there was a scent to be made.

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5 days ago  

dothemath: mike_d85: People get really uptight about brainwashing but the fact is we do it ALL THE TIME.

If you dont wanna be emotionally manipulated then dont turn on your TV.
Or your computer.
And dont ever talk to anyone.


And don't date my ex-
 
5 days ago  
TikToker doesn't know what "brainwashed" means, apparently.

So they pump food smells into the park. Mindblowing. What a bombshell.
 
5 days ago  

Stantz: Jeez, welcome to knowledge everyone else had 20 years ago.


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5 days ago  

jclaggett: disaster bastard: Anyone remember the Great Movie Ride at MGM/Hollywood Studios? The fake smoke smell from when you went through the Nostromo is seared into my brain. It's like an instant nostalgia trip.

So, I don't see anything from GMR on this site, but you can recreate the smells of The Fall of Rome


I still remember that smell from when I was 7 years old.

And on Horizons they piped in the smell of oranges when you went past the future farm.
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5 days ago  

Archie Goodwin: [pbs.twimg.com image 450x336]
Dude, it was just a film.

/or was it?



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5 days ago  

Merltech: I thought the whole purpose of going to a theme park is to have an out of mind experience. In other words, get away from reality, abet even if it is for awhile.


Well that's what it is for sad people.

Other people like to enjoy the physics of the rides which are firmly rooted in physical scientific reality.

Disney is awful IMO.
 
5 days ago  
Ahhhh, the smell of orange/citrus in spaceship earth... mmmmm. Does that part still exist on that ride?
 
5 days ago  

jclaggett: disaster bastard: Anyone remember the Great Movie Ride at MGM/Hollywood Studios? The fake smoke smell from when you went through the Nostromo is seared into my brain. It's like an instant nostalgia trip.

So, I don't see anything from GMR on this site, but you can recreate the smells of The Fall of Rome


"Soaring" the simulated hang glider ride. Uses the scent thing too. They use a Orange blossom scent, flower scent, and a dirt/grass scent when the ride takes you over Florida, Holland and African Savanna.
 
5 days ago  
If you go on the Backstage Magic tour, they allow you to BEHOLD! THE ODORINATOR!* under the Main Street Bakery. This isn't secret and has never been secret. All the actual baking is done at a central facility, because "backstage" space within the park is very limited. It's also why the rides tend to be on the edge of the park, they can put large show buildings outside of the berm, saving what little backstage space inside they have.

The Magic Kingdom was actually built with a series of underground "tunnels" to increase backstage space, known as the Utilidors. There's a lot more down there than tunnels. Tunnels in quotes because they were actually built slightly above natural ground level (after all, this is still Florida swampland) and then covered with dirt they dug out of what is now "Seven Seas Lagoon." This is also why they haven't done it anywhere else, because yeah, it was a lot expensive. This is where you find out that they don't play Disney music down there because even the Mouse knows you have to have a break from that before you go insane.

\ * Self destruct button not included.
 
5 days ago  
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My family couldn't afford Mickey Mouse stuff.
 
5 days ago  

Rapmaster2000: jclaggett: disaster bastard: Anyone remember the Great Movie Ride at MGM/Hollywood Studios? The fake smoke smell from when you went through the Nostromo is seared into my brain. It's like an instant nostalgia trip.

So, I don't see anything from GMR on this site, but you can recreate the smells of The Fall of Rome

I still remember that smell from when I was 7 years old.

And on Horizons they piped in the smell of oranges when you went past the future farm.
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Soarin' also had orange scent when you would fly over orange groves in CA.

I honestly don't remember if the new versiin flies over any.

The old video also had a hidden Mickey on the golf ball that came right toward you. But it was really hard to see after they sped up certain elements of the ride video to make it a shorter ride.
 
5 days ago  

optikeye: They also use scents in some rides and each of the main hotels has it own scent. So there's a nice floral sent in the Polynesian and Grand Floridian and a Ocean scent at the Beach club.

Tho my favorite is the Haunted Mansion which has a musky 'graveyard' scent.

They even sell scented candles once they discovered there was a scent to be made.

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Oh, a Halloween gift idea for Mrs. Guilty. Thanks!
 
5 days ago  
Next up: Some women and men wear scents to attract a sexual partner.
 
5 days ago  

Tom-Servo: Ahhhh, the smell of orange/citrus in spaceship earth... mmmmm. Does that part still exist on that ride?


That was Soarin'.

Spaceship Earth's "famous" scent is "Burning Rome." And you can get a candle of it.
 
5 days ago  
This way to the gift shop, patrons. Please purchase at least $50 of junk for your spawn. Then onto the restaurant for a $200 lunch with a sandwich named after a Harry Potter spell or some shiat.

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5 days ago  

SirEattonHogg: Well I assume no one would go to a theme park if it smelled like a cattle feed lot.


I might.
 
5 days ago  
I worked for a perpetual startup whose owner was obsessed with Disney World. So we'd have conferences and user group meetings there. Through weird quirks of fate I've also been to Disneyland (as part of a roadtrip with friends)  and Tokyo Disney (family).

I find the park benignly creepy. Like, yes, it's highly manipulative but as the article says, it's also catering to people who want to be manipulated.
 
5 days ago  
Say something about Disney and then go viral.
 
5 days ago  
Major cities do this as well.

NYC has the smell of pretzel carts, urine, and homeless people.

SF swaps out the pretzels for poo.
 
5 days ago  

AppleOptionEsc: Stantz: Jeez, welcome to knowledge everyone else had 20 years ago.

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Oh, bless you for saving that for just such an occasion. Bet you've got them in named folders as well.
 
5 days ago  

Stantz: AppleOptionEsc: Stantz: Jeez, welcome to knowledge everyone else had 20 years ago.

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Oh, bless you for saving that for just such an occasion. Bet you've got them in named folders as well.


Sure. That or Randall Monroe is exactly the kind of dork who makes his comics very easy to search and hotlink.
 
5 days ago  

NevynFox: SirEattonHogg: Well I assume no one would go to a theme park if it smelled like a cattle feed lot.

I might.


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5 days ago  

gar1013: SF swaps out the pretzels for poo.


Someone really hates sourdough.
 
5 days ago  

mike_d85: RainDawg: Does that mean Subway is brainwashing us also? Basically every major street lined with restaurants are doing the same.

Yes.  People get really uptight about brainwashing but the fact is we do it ALL THE TIME.  90% of marketing is using brainwashing techniques- attention grabbing colors, associating emotion with decision making processes, repetition of data, etc.   FFS, Sesame Street is technically brainwashing children into learning basic literacy and counting.


I want to draw a line between the highly effective, and desirable work done here, and the ballsweat level of bullshiat marketing that inundates the internet, television, billboards, and radio.  There is nothing desirable about any of that, and they have failed.

This, on the other hand, is highly effective, and actually makes everything better.  I approve.
 
5 days ago  

Mrtraveler01: gar1013: SF swaps out the pretzels for poo.

Someone really hates sourdough.


Everyone in SF eats Hardee's Frisco Burgers for lunch as is my understanding.
 
5 days ago  

SirEattonHogg: Well I assume no one would go to a theme park if it smelled like a cattle feed lot.


Until this year I assumed no one would forgo a free vaccine and shove horse dewormer up their ass to die to show everyone how White Nationalist they are - so I will not assume a theme park called Shiat Pile where the rides are just trenches of shiat that you submerge yourself in wouldn't make bank coming and going.
 
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