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Old 12-08-2013, 11:44 PM   #1
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Lord of the Rings land.

Is this still a thing? http://wdwnt.com/rumor-disney-and-wa...-disney-parks/

Oh please let it be a thing! 4 days til the hobbit dos! This would be literally the best!
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Old 01-21-2014, 04:15 PM   #2
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Old 01-21-2014, 05:05 PM   #3
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As much as I would like Disney to tackle LOTR and StarWars I am not sure which direction they are going. Sounds like hot air for the moment.
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Old 01-21-2014, 11:35 PM   #4
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I hope that this is in the works!!! Any updated rumors would be appreciated.
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Old 01-21-2014, 11:58 PM   #5
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I hope that this is in the works!!! Any updated rumors would be appreciated.
I don't think lord of the rings would make a good land at all. Also there have been no new rumors since that first one and I just don't see it happening. Disney is focusing on mymagic+, disney shanghai (opens in 2015), and avatar in AK. After these I see Star Wars being the next thing they tackle. Lord of the rings has never intrigued me and if disney did do something with it I probably wouldn't go. Star Wars is much bigger than lord of the rings and disney is going to focus on that because they own all rights to it.
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Supposedly, Peter Jackson is not even discussing the mere possibility of theme park rights until The Hobbit films are all finished, so that he can try for a higher price in negotiations.

Universal wants to flatten Toon Lagoon, but this is after Jurassic Park because rumors state that if Jurassic World is well received and commercially successful, then they want to focus on the revamp of Jurassic Park as their follow-up to Diagon Alley. After Jurassic Park, then they would want to work of Lord of the Rings replacing Toon Lagoon.

Disney has only ever been in the talks with Jackson to bring Lord of the Rings in to replace the Alien scene of The Great Movie Ride, but there were "meetings" with New Line Cinema to threaten James Cameron after he kept delaying his involvement on Avatar at Animal Kingdom.
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think i will give that a definite miss.
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Old 01-22-2014, 04:53 PM   #8
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i think it should go to Universal and not Disney but I do like Toon lagoon and would miss it

Id rather see Universal Orlando build a third park with Lord of the Rings in it
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Old 01-22-2014, 06:24 PM   #9
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Can we put a Shire pavilion in Epcot?

I would love to see WDW get the rights bc I think too much current movie franchises are going to US, but frankly I can't imagine where it would fit outside of the studios. And for that it would require some serious land

I did turn to my wife while we were watching the latest Hobbit movie and say how cool it
Would be to add a "barrel" water ride themed in the escape from the wood Elfs.
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Can we put a Shire pavilion in Epcot? I would love to see WDW get the rights bc I think too much current movie franchises are going to US, but frankly I can't imagine where it would fit outside of the studios. And for that it would require some serious land I did turn to my wife while we were watching the latest Hobbit movie and say how cool it Would be to add a "barrel" water ride themed in the escape from the wood Elfs.
disney has never relied on outside movies before though the only case they have done so is avatar. I just can't see disney buying the rights at this time.
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disney has never relied on outside movies before though the only case they have done so is avatar. I just can't see disney buying the rights at this time.
I think what you meant to say maybe was that history has repeated itself. Yes, Disney has acquired other franchises and studios, that are NOW Disney movies and characters. But... The Muppets and Lucasfilm characters were in the parks as early as 1989 with Star Tours and Indiana Jones, with Muppetvision in '91.

If history repeats itself again, then fifteen years down the line, Disney will acquire Lightstorm Entertainment from James Cameron.
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I think what you meant to say maybe was that history has repeated itself. Yes, Disney has acquired other franchises and studios, that are NOW Disney movies and characters. But... The Muppets and Lucasfilm characters were in the parks as early as 1989 with Star Tours and Indiana Jones, with Muppetvision in '91. If history repeats itself again, then fifteen years down the line, Disney will acquire Lightstorm Entertainment from James Cameron.
yes correct. Disney just doesn't buy a movies park rights without some motive. Disney and Lucas films have had a long partnership and Lucas wanted his company to go to the right place that being disney. Same with all the others. I do believe that it could be very very possible that James Cameron decides to retire and gives lightstorm to disney. Disney isn't universal where they just pick up movies here and there and make lands or rides off of them.
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~I'm looking forward to Avatarland, Star Wars Land, and some kind of Pixar expansion. I don't care to see Lord of Rings or Hobbit land, at all.
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I heard they have one in New Zealand, but it would be too scary for some children to have orcs running around unless they are more disney style goblins. Universal might be a little confussing with Potter banking goblins and orcs and goblisn running around.
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I heard they have one in New Zealand, but it would be too scary for some children to have orcs running around unless they are more disney style goblins. Universal might be a little confussing with Potter banking goblins and orcs and goblisn running around.
That's one of the biggest reasons why I don't think it could exist in Universal, could you imagine having both of those franchises? They are rivals in the same medium.

Like I said though, not entirely sure this would really work anywhere to be honest. Just hard for me to imagine, it is far more expansive than almost any other book series and would be extremely hard to reproduce.

I think a Hunger Games world would be easier to Parkify, to be quite honest.
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