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Old 08-10-2012, 05:42 PM   #91
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Why do people not read what the op posted it says its closed until a new theater is built (presumably in Africa). So for everyone that says "they're closing the show now I hate avatarland" can calm down its being relocated (which I for one assumed was going to happen in the first place since Camp MM was always the assumed location for the expansion)
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Old 08-10-2012, 05:46 PM   #92
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I'm not sure I understand the dislike for Avatarland, when no details have been released as to the attractions/shows/dining/etc...

Just because you didn't like the movie doesn't mean you will hate Avatarland.

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Old 08-10-2012, 06:02 PM   #93
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PaJiJCA, start learning the acronym now!
I figured the title would need to include "Pandora", "Avatar", and "James Cameron". The rest of it just kind of came together, using typical Disney approaches.

Oh, and I also need to put a colon after "Pandora" in place of the dash - Disney uses them a lot.

If I miss out on FotLK for a year (we always pronounce that as a word of its own, after so many years) while it's relocated, I'll be fine. I think I've probably seen it about 50 times, 49 of them in the Elephant section.

Anyone else always sit in the same section?
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Old 08-10-2012, 06:09 PM   #94
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I figured the title would need to include "Pandora", "Avatar", and "James Cameron". The rest of it just kind of came together, using typical Disney approaches.

Oh, and I also need to put a colon after "Pandora" in place of the dash - Disney uses them a lot.

If I miss out on FotLK for a year (we always pronounce that as a word of its own, after so many years) while it's relocated, I'll be fine. I think I've probably seen it about 50 times, 49 of them in the Elephant section.

Anyone else always sit in the same section?
Not intentionally...but we DO always seem to end up in the Elephant section.

Which I've never really "noticed" til you brought it up.
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Old 08-10-2012, 06:28 PM   #95
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I'm not sure I understand the dislike for Avatarland, when no details have been released as to the attractions/shows/dining/etc...

Just because you didn't like the movie doesn't mean you will hate Avatarland.

Exactly!! I personally am excited about some new attractions coming to AK. We love that park and are excited about enjoying more great attractions there. I trust that Disney will do a great job bringing the imagination and creativity of Avatar to this new area of AK.
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Old 08-10-2012, 06:32 PM   #96
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I think I've probably seen it about 50 times, 49 of them in the Elephant section.

Anyone else always sit in the same section?
Yes.

But we sit exactly in the same SPOT every time.

It is the actual "sweet spot" from where the show is "centered."

Great sound there, too.
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Old 08-10-2012, 06:46 PM   #97
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From Screamscape this morning:

Confirmed - (8/10/12) The latest buzz from the Rhinos is that the Festival of the Lion King show is expected to close in January to make way for Avatar. The long term plan is to move to into a new theater somewhere, but it sounds like the show will close down completely long before this happens.
Bummer!!! We love FOTLK! My kids have participated in the show every year that we went to WDW.

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Old 08-10-2012, 07:09 PM   #98
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Yes.

But we sit exactly in the same SPOT every time.

It is the actual "sweet spot" from where the show is "centered."

Great sound there, too.
You *are* going to tell us, right?
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Old 08-10-2012, 07:31 PM   #99
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Oh no!!! Oh NOOOOOO! won't a permanent theatre take months to build?!?!?! We are going in October to november 2013 and haven't seen the show yet! I really hope it is back up and running by then!

Darn Avatarland. For some reason I've always thought it was universal who did attractions like this- un disney related lol. I'm excited for avatarland, of course, but what about FotLK?!?!?! lol
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Old 08-10-2012, 07:33 PM   #100
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I would gladly see Nemo go anyday over this show!!
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Old 08-10-2012, 07:44 PM   #101
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Darn Avatarland. For some reason I've always thought it was universal who did attractions like this- un disney related lol. I'm excited for avatarland, of course, but what about FotLK?!?!?! lol
Wwweeeeeelllllllllllllll.... To open up that can of worms, Even if you give credit to all the Pixar movies created when Disney's only real relationship with the company was the film's distributor...

Some attractions based off properties that have no connection to Disney outside the parks:

Star Tours (And Star Wars Weekends)
Indiana Jones (Stunt show in Florida, Ride in Cali)
Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
Multiple movies within the Great Movie Ride
Muppet 4-D (Now a Disney Property, but the Muppets were still Jim Henson when the show was introduced)
Power Rangers (Since Discontinued)
Teenage Mutant ninja Turtles (Also Discontinued)


.... Disney has just as much of a history of using Licensed properties within their parks as Universal. In Fact, I'd almost be willing to say their history of doing so pre-dates Universal's since Star Tours was introduced in the mid-80's. [Before Universal Florida, and I believe hollywood at that time still featured only things with direct Universal ties, but I could be wrong]


The Moral of this story? This isn't the first time Disney has used an outside IP within the parks.... and for the most part, They've had a pretty impressive track record of creating quality attractions with that IP.
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Old 08-10-2012, 07:51 PM   #102
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And for the first 20 years or so of Disneyland, existing Disney properties were mostly limited to Fantasyland. Some things, like Pirates and Haunted Mansion, were original developments that eventually came to be associated as "Disney". Others, like Tom Sawyer Island, came from other sources.

The idea of everything built in the parks being a tie-in to an already-existing Disney franchise is a fairly recent phenomenon.
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Old 08-10-2012, 07:55 PM   #103
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You *are* going to tell us, right?
But then, where would I get to sit?


You can figure out the show's "center-point/focal point" if you just take a moment to think about it.
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:07 PM   #104
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Well, I'm glad I found out that they are planning on closing FoTLK in December for (hopefully) a hiatus. What will those tumble monkeys do with all that free time?

Seriously, am headed down next week for a quick three day solo trip and may have to go see it 2 or 3 times to get me through the shut down. My all time favorite show!
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:20 PM   #105
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Well I know one thing I'll be doing in AK on my Nov. trip now. Seeing FOTLK.

I really like that show and hope they will bring it back to AK someday.
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