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Old 02-07-2013, 03:43 PM   #1
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How about good rumor news? Carsland at DHS

OK, I know this is from Al Lutz over at Miceage, but I feel he is right more often than he is wrong. And this is good news (although the bad news is it's happening because the New Fantasyland is not generating the revenue it was supposed to) for a Hollywood Studios that needs some more updated attractions.

If only to prove how quickly things can change in the Disney empire, WDI execs returned from their Christmas break to quickly huddle and then directed their teams to figure out how to clone as much of Cars Land as possible so that it could open at Disneys Hollywood Studios park as quickly as possible, aiming for a late 2015 debut (nearly three years to the day after New Fantasyland officially opened). TDO execs were also told to stop value-engineering the project into a smaller footprint with fewer offerings and let WDI do their work. And since the James Cameron alliance that was supposed to bring Avatarland to WDW within the same timeframe is going nowhere fast, and may not even show up in a theme park at all at this point, WDI is thrilled to dig in and start real work on an accelerated plan to bring Cars Land to Florida.

The result will be a Cars Land that has just about everything the DCA version does, with a few filler buildings omitted and the very expensive Luigis Flying Tires ride missing entirely. The very deep basement beneath Luigis, needed for the giant fans and motors that resembles the generator room at Hoover Dam, would be extremely difficult to build in the swampy Orlando soil and raise the cost even higher. But even without Luigis, if the frenzied pace on this project continues in Glendale theres a good chance theyll make that Thanksgiving of 15 opening date, if not slip just a bit to the winter of 16. So long as WDWs numbers dont go from bad to worse this spring, the DHS Cars Land project should make the trip to Florida mostly intact.

I should mention that the whole new Carsland area could get pulled if MyMagic+ is a failure because they have spent so much money on it.

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