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Old 02-18-2013, 02:55 PM   #1
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Dont you think comcast will want to get rid of Marvel since they cant use Marvel in california? My opinion is they want both Hollywood and Orlando to be the same.
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I don't know what would be gained by having both the same. Certainly something would be lost if Comcast stopped using Marvel characters in FL.
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Dont you think comcast will want to get rid of Marvel since they cant use Marvel in california? My opinion is they want both Hollywood and Orlando to be the same.
In a word...nope.
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Universal isn't going to spend the $millions it would take to excise Marvel from IOA just because they can't use them in CA. They had the opportunity to use them in CA and passed, but they seem perfectly happy with what they've got.

It will take something really big to come along for them to retheme the whole area.
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Dont you think comcast will want to get rid of Marvel since they cant use Marvel in california? My opinion is they want both Hollywood and Orlando to be the same.
The thing they want to be the same the most is they want those areas to be PROFITABLE. There's no chance that they give up their Marvel related rights in Florida.
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~I love what Disney had done with Marvel! I wish Comcast would just sell the rights to the Avengers. I don't see the real point in hanging on to it. I wish Disney could buy Comcast!!!
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I don't see them getting out of the Marvel business at all! They already have the Marvel area built, they only pay Disney/Marvel a fee for it, as long as the fee is not more than what they make with the land, why would they give it up.

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~I love what Disney had done with Marvel! I wish Comcast would just sell the rights to the Avengers. I don't see the real point in hanging on to it. I wish Disney could buy Comcast!!!
If Disney could Comcast...it would be the end of Comcast. They would price it out of 90% of people's budget.

Disney is "reserved" for the elite with the lucrative exception of their crappy merchandise. Seems like an easy trend to see...

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Old 02-20-2013, 10:56 AM   #9
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If Disney could Comcast...it would be the end of Comcast. They would price it out of 90% of people's budget.
Comcast is doing a good job of that all by itself.
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~I love what Disney had done with Marvel! I wish Comcast would just sell the rights to the Avengers. I don't see the real point in hanging on to it. I wish Disney could buy Comcast!!!
Disney Co. has total assets of ~ $75 billion while Comcast has ~ $160 billion. That's why Comcast moving in so aggressively against Disney on the theme park industry is a real threat, they have the money to outbid Disney on rights for stories, characters, technologies, effects, etc. But unfortunately, Disney can't make this all end by just buying out Comcast, they don't have enough $. Disney is just going to have to try and be smart and act quick on securing exclusive licensing for the next "Harry Potter" type series or the next "KUKA arm" type ride technology or effects before Universal snags it up (which could literally come from anywhere!).

From following the actions and statement of both Comcast and Disney in the last few years, I'm not even sure Disney knows how much of a war Comcast is in with them. Or they are trying to downplay it, not give it attention. It's interesting that there is a theme park war occurring in Russia with multiple theme parks and billions of dollars and Disney is not even one of the companies involved.
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From following the actions and statement of both Comcast and Disney in the last few years, I'm not even sure Disney knows how much of a war Comcast is in with them. Or they are trying to downplay it, not give it attention. It's interesting that there is a theme park war occurring in Russia with multiple theme parks and billions of dollars and Disney is not even one of the companies involved.
i can't imagine a scenario where Disney would ever be interested in building a park in Russia.
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i can't imagine a scenario where Disney would ever be interested in building a park in Russia.
Maybe under the condition that makes money.
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i can't imagine a scenario where Disney would ever be interested in building a park in Russia.
Disney wouldn't build the park. They'd license a Russian company to build and administer it, and collect the license fees and a share of the profits.

And of course, only if they thought it would work.

Pretty much what they did in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore. I think DLP was a similar arrangement but I want to say that Disney took over that one.

Wasn't there a knockoff "Disneyland" being built in Russia that suddenly stopped construction?
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Disney is just going to have to try and be smart and act quick on securing exclusive licensing for the next "Harry Potter" type series

Disney may already have a winner on their hands. I’m not sure if anyone here has heard of the ‘’Percy Jackson’’ series. Basically, it’s about a boy in the modern world who learns he is the Greek god Poseidon son and goes on quests to defeat to defend Olympus from Kronos, the father of the Gods, who was overthrown by Zeus and has risen from the depths of the Underworld to overtake Olympus and destroy the Gods forever. Of course, there is more to the story but that’s a quick explanation of the story.

There has already been one movie, ‘'Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief,’’ which was a success in the box office. However, there are problems because some fans think the movie wasn't good because it wasn't true to the book – the basis of the movie was true but some extras weren't included. There is a second movie coming out that has a new director which will decide the series future considering on how well they do with the movie. I mention the series because Hyperion Books publishes the books and Hyperion Books is a Disney company. The movie however is released by 20th Century Fox but I’m sure that Disney could secure their permission for theme parks. Even if Universal tried to get rights from 20th century fox, I’m not sure they could considering the movies are based on the books and the books belong to Disney.
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Percy Jackson was a surprising success I think...although it did better overseas than it did in the U.S. Whether it has the material to be a theme park capable franchise, I don't know.

And it all depends on who has the rights to what at this point. Just because Hyperion is the publisher does not mean they control those rights, or that Disney gets first dibs. The rights are a complicated business, and with a company like Disney (publisher, studio, distribution, TV networks, theme parks, etc.) they have to walk a fine line between corporate synergy and monopoly.
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