Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney Rumors and News
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 01-28-2014, 02:15 PM   #91
Yellowstonetim
DIS Veteran
 
Yellowstonetim's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Camp Hill, PA
Posts: 1,119

Quote:
Originally Posted by Horace Horsecollar

The original news back in September 2011 said that Disney had acquired "global theme park rights to the Avatar franchise" and that Disney's Animal Kingdom would be the first Disney park to get Avatar.

Disney can take Avatar to other Disney parks "around the world" -- the actual world, not just Walt Disney World. If Avatar resonates with guests at Animal Kingdom, Avatar could show up in some form in Anaheim, Paris, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Shanghai, or future Disney parks anywhere in the world.

Although Disney has the rights to add Avatar to other its parks in Florida, I would not expect an Avatar presence at MK, DHS, or Epcot.
OK, now that makes sense.
__________________
I lift up my eyes to the hills - where does my help come from?
My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. Psalm 121:1-2

"Remember, no matter where you go... there you are!" Buckaroo Banzai

1980 - Disneyland for 1 day while in the US Navy
1981-1983 Several 1 day visits while living in Orlando
1984- 1996 Several one and two day visits while visiting family
2000 January - 4 Nights, 5 Days - All Star Movies
2012 January - 5 Nights, 6 Days - Caribbean Beach
2013 September - 9 Nights, 10 days - Port Orleans Riverside Royal Room.
2014 November - ?
Yellowstonetim is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2014, 07:38 AM   #92
V10Torque
Earning My Ears
 
V10Torque's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Michigan
Posts: 15

DVC Gold Member
Paid DVC Rent/Trade
Gold Membership

Can't wait !!!
__________________
Our Babies:

[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
V10Torque is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 01-30-2014, 08:29 AM   #93
Borishack
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 198

Quote:
Originally Posted by Disney Von Drake View Post
The popularity of Star Wars is fading fast.


With all due respect, saying Star Wars is "fading fast" (I'll remember that next time I'm squished in some parade watching mob at HS, trying to get a glimpse of the stormtrooper battalion ) or equating it's franchise as equivalent to a short run TV one from a different era.... is about as patently ridiculous as saying Avatar has a massive, installed base of hard core fans who hold huge annual meets and run busy, active web forums.

Borishack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2014, 08:58 AM   #94
rteetz
DIS Veteran
 
rteetz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 3,219

Quote:
Originally Posted by Borishack View Post
With all due respect, saying Star Wars is "fading fast" (I'll remember that next time I'm squished in some parade watching mob at HS, trying to get a glimpse of the stormtrooper battalion ) or equating it's franchise as equivalent to a short run TV one from a different era.... is about as patently ridiculous as saying Avatar has a massive, installed base of hard core fans who hold huge annual meets and run busy, active web forums.
hey I actually agree with you Star Wars is by far not fading fast there are die hard fans of all ages and with the new movies coming out that will only grow.
__________________
Blood, Sweat and No Tears (Maybe) A July 2014 TR! http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3312439

rteetz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2014, 03:23 PM   #95
tanked12
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 3

I hope it doesn't happen. I would consider not even going to AK if Avatar is there.
tanked12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2014, 04:22 PM   #96
twebber55
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 677

Quote:
Originally Posted by tanked12 View Post
I hope it doesn't happen. I would consider not even going to AK if Avatar is there.
The good news for you is nothing is lost in this expansion and you can skip it
__________________
June 2008 OKW
July 2008 SSR
June 2009 HHI
June 2010 BWV
June 2011 VB
June 2011 BC
June 2012 BC
June 2012 THV
June 2014 BC
twebber55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2014, 09:30 PM   #97
rteetz
DIS Veteran
 
rteetz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 3,219

Quote:
Originally Posted by twebber55 View Post
The good news for you is nothing is lost in this expansion and you can skip it
a area dedicated to meet and greats was lost. All those characters did move to other parts of the park so in that case nothing was really lost.
__________________
Blood, Sweat and No Tears (Maybe) A July 2014 TR! http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3312439

rteetz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2014, 05:43 AM   #98
DisneyDetective
DIS Veteran
 
DisneyDetective's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: The Real Land Of Brave!
Posts: 1,205

Please make them stop!!
__________________
DisneyDetective is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2014, 05:56 AM   #99
Yellowstonetim
DIS Veteran
 
Yellowstonetim's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Camp Hill, PA
Posts: 1,119

Quote:
Originally Posted by DisneyDetective View Post
Please make them stop!!
The voices in your head? The pink elephants flying around taunting you? What?



Sorry. Couldn't help it.

__________________
I lift up my eyes to the hills - where does my help come from?
My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. Psalm 121:1-2

"Remember, no matter where you go... there you are!" Buckaroo Banzai

1980 - Disneyland for 1 day while in the US Navy
1981-1983 Several 1 day visits while living in Orlando
1984- 1996 Several one and two day visits while visiting family
2000 January - 4 Nights, 5 Days - All Star Movies
2012 January - 5 Nights, 6 Days - Caribbean Beach
2013 September - 9 Nights, 10 days - Port Orleans Riverside Royal Room.
2014 November - ?
Yellowstonetim is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2014, 04:13 PM   #100
DanBoris
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 610

New aerial view of the CMM area, not much visible going on yet except for what appears to be a staging area that has been setup.

http://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/a...3#post-5942583
DanBoris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2014, 07:12 PM   #101
rteetz
DIS Veteran
 
rteetz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 3,219

Quote:
Originally Posted by DanBoris View Post
New aerial view of the CMM area, not much visible going on yet except for what appears to be a staging area that has been setup. http://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/a...3#post-5942583
looks good. Interesting how long they have left the "ground breaking" sand there. I was reading the comments and a lot of them mentioned how it will pretty much be in the same area camp Minnie Mickey was. A lot of them also believe more than two attractions will be there.
__________________
Blood, Sweat and No Tears (Maybe) A July 2014 TR! http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3312439

rteetz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2014, 09:18 PM   #102
Disney Von Drake
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 522

Quote:
Originally Posted by Borishack View Post
...has a massive, installed base of hard core fans who hold huge annual meets and run busy, active web forums.
That sums up the problem with Star Wars. It just doesn't have wide appeal any longer and the fan base is far from massive. Disney will attempt to revive the franchise with the new films. They have a challenge because Star Wars has been satirized so much that few people take it seriously as viable space fiction. Darth Tater, Spud Lord of the Sith.
Disney Von Drake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2014, 01:23 PM   #103
mvk
Mouseketeer
 
mvk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 319

Quote:
Originally Posted by Disney Von Drake View Post
That sums up the problem with Star Wars. It just doesn't have wide appeal any longer and the fan base is far from massive. Disney will attempt to revive the franchise with the new films. They have a challenge because Star Wars has been satirized so much that few people take it seriously as viable space fiction. Darth Tater, Spud Lord of the Sith.
How do you explain a franchise that doesn't have wide appeal any longer being #2 in licensed sales (only behind Disney Princesses) the past 3+ years?

2012 licensed sales (released Oct 2013)
1. Disney Princess $1.52B
2. Star Wars $1.47B
3. Hello Kitty $1.08
4. Cars $0.93B
5. Pooh $0.93B
6. Mickey & Friends $0.77B
7. WWE $0.59B
8. Angry Birds $0.59B
9. Peanuts $0.54B
10. Toy Story $0.54B

You keep banging this drum, but you couldn't be more wrong if you tried. Star Wars is bigger than Mickey and Toy Story combined.

As an aside, my son, who is four, has watched Episode 2 twice, Episode 3 once, Episode 5 once, and Episode 6 twice in the past week or two. He's currently watching Episode 4 right now.

It seems to be common (maybe not to this degree) among his pre-school friends too.
__________________
WDW CP - Fall 1998 - Merchandising - Emporium (Main Street USA, Magic Kingdom)
mvk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2014, 01:59 PM   #104
mvk
Mouseketeer
 
mvk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 319

Blu-Ray.com lists a ranking of current top selling Blu Rays, including pre-orders of movies not out yet.

Episode IV-VI collection ranks #49. (Released 2013)
The Complete Saga collection ranks #50. (Released 2011)

The only Blu Rays released prior to 2013 that are ranked higher than The Complete Saga are -

Inception
The Godfather Trilogy
Saving Private Ryan
Enchanted (Disney movie)

Keep in mind The Complete Saga costs about $90, whereas most of the others cost in the $25-$30 range. I picked up The Godfather Trilogy at Target in December for around $25.

Not sure how anybody can reasonably conclude that Star Wars is a fading franchise.
__________________
WDW CP - Fall 1998 - Merchandising - Emporium (Main Street USA, Magic Kingdom)
mvk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2014, 03:23 PM   #105
twebber55
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 677

Quote:
Originally Posted by mvk View Post
Blu-Ray.com lists a ranking of current top selling Blu Rays, including pre-orders of movies not out yet. Episode IV-VI collection ranks #49. (Released 2013) The Complete Saga collection ranks #50. (Released 2011) The only Blu Rays released prior to 2013 that are ranked higher than The Complete Saga are - Inception The Godfather Trilogy Saving Private Ryan Enchanted (Disney movie) Keep in mind The Complete Saga costs about $90, whereas most of the others cost in the $25-$30 range. I picked up The Godfather Trilogy at Target in December for around $25. Not sure how anybody can reasonably conclude that Star Wars is a fading franchise.
Obviously im a big fan of this expansion at dak but yeah star wars is not going away any time soon
I do think its big with little kids and not as much with teen agers but still big
__________________
June 2008 OKW
July 2008 SSR
June 2009 HHI
June 2010 BWV
June 2011 VB
June 2011 BC
June 2012 BC
June 2012 THV
June 2014 BC
twebber55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:35 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

You Rated this Thread: