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Old 03-25-2013, 09:15 AM   #17

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Originally Posted by lockedoutlogic View Post
Disney does NOT build rides based on new movies...nor does anyone else really for that matter.

This doesn't happen.
The last ride or show based on a new movie was its tough to be a bug...and that was at an animal
Park that had its plans brutally slashed during construction and needed SOMETHING on opening day.

Not just in Orlando...anywhere in disneydom.

The rule of theme park tie ins is this:
Wait five years and if its still selling junk at target, the Disney store and world of Disney...then it might be considered.
Agree. Not to pick on Universal but they are much more aggressive in that area...and it's very hit-or-miss.

Does anyone really care about properties like Jurassic Park, The Mummy, Shrek or ET anymore? They are fine films in their own way, but JP, Mummy and Shrek are franchises that were run into the ground while ET has lain fallow for 30 years now.

Some of the attractions are decent but anyone who has seen Mummy 3, JP 3 or Shrek 3/4 will have a hard time mustering enthusiasm for the theme.

Originally Posted by PACVII View Post
The new test track was a big mistake. Yes it needed some updates and a good cleanup but the money they wasted was just that, wasted. They ruined what they had. They need to update word of energy. One big draw back is the time to go through the attraction.
You could argue the money would have been better spent elsewhere. Thing is, Disney didn't pay for the refurb--General Motors did as pavilion sponsor.

That's the financial model lockedoutlogic is referring to--most of Epcot is sponsored by corporate entities--or countries' Chambers of Commerce in the case of the WS. Disney is reluctant to spend their own dollars in the park for fear of setting a new precedent.

They would break ground on a new WS country tomorrow if they could get someone else to fund the pavilion.
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