Wednesday, October 7, 2009

TTA New Audio

The TTA...otherwise known as the Wedway Peoplemover...

It is a favorite of many of us Disney fans. It is simply classic Disney and a must do for many of us, year in and year out. (Or every few years...whenever you can get down there.)

But recently, Disney changed the audio of this great attraction. Taking an audio spiel that is known and loved by many a Disney fan and redoing it completely. Even though the old version is quoted time and time again and very special to us Disney fans.

For those of you who would like to hear the new version of the audio, you can find it here:

As for my take on this new version. Don't get me wrong. I do like it. I believe it is a nice overview of all the attractions of Tomorrowland, in some ways, more so than the other one is, talking in a bit more detail about some attractions. They have now, even finally added solid information about Stich's Great Escape and Monster's Inc, which had been missing before. The new audio really serves it's purpose of showing you around Tomorrowland in a throughough way.

The one thing that I thought was a nice addition, was they appear to now be calling the attraction the Tomorrowland Transit Authority Peoplemover, a nice nod to the old version.

And for those who like characters, you will love this new version, as quite a few characters are featured. (Much to the dismay of those who really dislike characters being featured in Tomorrowland at all.)

However, I will forever miss the previous booming voice. The previous voice seemed so regal and in a weird way, futuristic. This new voice, in my opinion, isn't any of those things. It actually feels a bit more informal, similar in my opinion, to what they did with the new audio on Spaceship Earth. This new version doesn't have the power and the authority I feel the old version had...which is quite sad. It'd be like if my voice had been swapped out for the famous movie trailer voice...nice...but not grand enough.

Also gone, which I wish they would have left some of this audio in, are the classic lines. Paging Mr. Morrow, Mr. Tom Morrow...Now approaching, Mickey's Star Traders...etc. To me, it wouldn't have taken much to have left a few of those snippets in and it also would have been a nice nod to the old version, much like they did with the Monorail and Jack Wagner's Please Stand Clear of the Doors portion.

So, after listening to the audio, what do you think? Do you like it or wish they would have left the old one alone? I'd love to hear what you think in the comments section.

And welcome to the future of Tomorrow....

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