Luke

Unbuilt Disney - The Story of Disneyland Australia

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The Disney Dish Podcast has done a 2 part podcast delving into the history and story of Disneyland Australia. Would highly recommend a listen, it's a fascinating story!

Link to part 1: https://disneydish.bandcamp.com/track/unbuilt-disney-disneyland-australia-part-1

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Link to part 2: https://disneydish.bandcamp.com/track/unbuilt-disney-disneyland-australia-part-2

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I've listened to this podcast on and off. They have a really good backlog of episodes to choose from. The podcast mainly covers insider knowledge, history and reviews of the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, and Universal Parks all around the world.

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Any chance they have an article or transcript? I'm not one with the patience for listening to these sorts of 'live recorded' shows. i want to read at my own pace (which is generally faster than they can speak...) - plus I don't believe in paying for this sort of stuff.

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I'm incredibly glad they didn't build this - it's so cringy.

 

If Disney built a park in Australia, I hope it had much of the same attractions they can be found in the US, as well as maybe 1-3 "Australian" attractions - like Disneyland has Great Moments with Mr Lincoln, and previously America Sings.

I am proud I'm Australian, but all these attractions just sound super cheesy (but it was 1998!)

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26 minutes ago, AlexB said:

Any chance they have an article or transcript? I'm not one with the patience for listening to these sorts of 'live recorded' shows. i want to read at my own pace (which is generally faster than they can speak...) - plus I don't believe in paying for this sort of stuff.

You don't have to pay. If you don't mind listening through the website, at a so-so audio quality, just hit the play button on the page.

25 minutes ago, Jessicajealousy said:

I'm incredibly glad they didn't build this - it's so cringy.

I am proud I'm Australian, but all these attractions just sound super cheesy (but it was 1998!)

^I agree! Some of the attraction concepts are incredibly cheesy, and perhaps even disrespectful to Aboriginal culture. It would probably not pass in 2017's society. It's also because the concepts were developed by American ex-imagineers, ex-universal creative back in the early 90's - the cultural appropriation by the designers was lacking.

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Disney has a history of coming close to building in Australia one infamous case is disney wharf in Sydney.

Heres some reading material.

https://www.ausleisure.com.au/news/how-sydney-almost-got-a-disney-resort/

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/walt-disney-company-proposed-a-disney-resort-in-sydney-20140111-30nfk.html

Plus some reading material relating to disneyland gold coast.

http://www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au/entertainment/how-the-gold-coast-almost-became-the-happiest-place-on-earth/news-story/fecafaf3c7bea8f69566a1f5c1b2997f

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