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Old 01-12-2013, 05:01 PM   #61
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It is my opinion that Disney hasn't produced anything to match or exceed Spider Man at Universal from a technology standpoint. It debuted 13 years ago. Since then, Universal has created yet another ride, Harry Potter, that hasn't been matched or exceeded by Disney.

I gather that the new Fantasy Land refurb is supposed to be Disney's answer to Harry Potter Land. Although it will be a great addition to the park, I don't see it as meeting nor exceeding that which Universal created.

What Avatar Land has going against it is that few people have the connection to Avatar that they do to Harry Potter. It was wildly popular in the theaters, but never had that same lasting connection to the audience. That is why I feel an investment in Star Wars would be money better spent. Not only could Disney meet the standard set by Universal, but it could also exceed it in a big way.

Yet, barring a switch over to a Star Wars land, I am in agreement that whatever they cook up has to be mind blowing.
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Turn the Imagineers loose and let them do their thing! It would be awesome if their goal was to one up WWoHP. Competition in this case is a great thing. Just make it a richly themed area. Everyone will enjoy it. Just don't use Dino Land as a model.
Dinoland is one of the most detailed and themed lands in any park
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again this is all based on opinion...ill repeat
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i have yet to see a reason why this land cant be amazing
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If Disney had potter everyone would be excited. They have Avatar and many are annoyed. How's that for a reason?

Like I said. I'm willing to see what they do. I don't care about the movie but there may be cool attractions. I just think I would be more interested in a Beastly Kingom, Australia or Mysterious Island
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Old 01-12-2013, 05:37 PM   #65
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Dinoland is one of the most detailed and themed lands in any park
The carnival area of Chester and Hester's Dino Rama cannot be considered among WDW greatest accomplishments.
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If Disney had potter everyone would be excited. They have Avatar and many are annoyed. How's that for a reason?

Like I said. I'm willing to see what they do. I don't care about the movie but there may be cool attractions. I just think I would be more interested in a Beastly Kingom, Australia or Mysterious Island
Many are not annoyed just a few. Protesters are always the loudest. Many disney fans made fun of uni for getting hp.
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If Disney had potter everyone would be excited. They have Avatar and many are annoyed. How's that for a reason?

Like I said. I'm willing to see what they do. I don't care about the movie but there may be cool attractions. I just think I would be more interested in a Beastly Kingom, Australia or Mysterious Island
Pushing for BK, MI or Aus. is kind of like peeing into the wind. They've all been considered and overwhelmingly rejected by Disney for reasons we'll never know.

MI was a basic concept that never was feasible.

Australia is what I'd personally like. More animals, more mother nature, maybe a cool ride, more cerebral, Disney will never go for it.

I think BK would have been a terrible mess that was based on nothing BUT because Avatar is real, much of that concept or imagination can be utilized. If you think BK had potential I cannot possibly see your aversion to Aatar.
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Pushing for BK, MI or Aus. is kind of like peeing into the wind. They've all been considered and overwhelmingly rejected by Disney for reasons we'll never know.

MI was a basic concept that never was feasible.

Australia is what I'd personally like. More animals, more mother nature, maybe a cool ride, more cerebral, Disney will never go for it.

I think BK would have been a terrible mess that was based on nothing BUT because Avatar is real, much of that concept or imagination can be utilized. If you think BK had potential I cannot possibly see your aversion to Aatar.
Australia would be great. As a new land or replace Rafiki Planet Watch?
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The carnival area of Chester and Hester's Dino Rama cannot be considered among WDW greatest accomplishments.
I didn't say that. ASll I said it is one of the most detailed and themed places in a park. People just don't notice
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Australia would be great. As a new land or replace Rafiki Planet Watch?
My thoughts on Australia. See if it can fit by Nemo and build out from there towards Everest and the water

Build a small harbor with sea lions, shops and eateries

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Eucalyptus Forest path with tree kangaroos, lorikeets, playtpus and of course, koalas

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About 3 years ago all of the major news net works in central FL reported that Australia land coming to DAK. Wondering how close Disney to develop this land
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My main problem with AvatarLand is that the other movies have not even come out yet. What if the other two are not as wonderful, or maybe people start to not like them so much. I dislike it when people try to get in on a franchise when it's not even complete yet. I also understand that it probably won't be complete until the full trilogy comes out, but why invest until you're positive?
Just like how the Harry Potter books were not complete when the movies started, I felt like that was why they went from "happy series" in the first two, almost three films to, "dark and angsty".
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My main problem with AvatarLand is that the other movies have not even come out yet. What if the other two are not as wonderful, or maybe people start to not like them so much. I dislike it when people try to get in on a franchise when it's not even complete yet. I also understand that it probably won't be complete until the full trilogy comes out, but why invest until you're positive?
Isn't this an example of taking a chance and being foreward thinking as we all ask Disney to do?

Taking a chance on an investment is the most simplistic form of investing. If they wait until everyone is positive, the price goes up.
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Isn't this an example of taking a chance and being foreward thinking as we all ask Disney to do?

Taking a chance on an investment is the most simplistic form of investing. If they wait until everyone is positive, the price goes up.

TBH, I think my main problem is more with the actual movies than with what Disney wants to do with it. I just don't get the hype (though I do agree if Disney put effort into it, it could be an amazing 'land'). I watched it and seriously felt as though I was watching Pocahontas with real people. That's another debate though
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I didn't say that. ASll I said it is one of the most detailed and themed places in a park. People just don't notice
. I understand, there is much to marvel at in Dino land.
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