Avatar going to Disney

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  1. DCTooTall

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  3. Bluer101

    Bluer101 Waiting till vacation comes, oh that's next week!

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    Well that stinks.
     
  4. Harry Potter

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    After what JK got for WWoHP, the $$$$ signs were obviously in James Cameron's eyes. He quite rightly would have had huge financial demands for use of the IP, and the ball was in Disney's court. They needed a Harry Potter-killer.

    Universal on the other hand are already sitting pretty with what they have. They probably wanted Avatar for one of their UOR parks, but were not prepared to pay the premium seeing as they were alreay paying the premium for a proven franchise in Potter.

    I am excited for Disney. It is a huge development for them. Animal Kingdom was a half-day park, with virtually no good attractions (EE looks mega, but everything else looks pretty lame). Well, all that changes in 2016! Count me in for my first ever visit!

    But what I am even more excited about is the probability that Universal will respond to this news by announcing WWoHP phase 2 to coincide with the opening of the Avatar development at Disney.

    This is GREAT NEWS for all of us!

    It could well be that Universal's plans for PHASE 2 will now become more expensive and grandiose than what they would have been, had Disney allowed them to rest on their laurels.

    WWoHP is a cash cow, no doubt. And theme park companies are greedy animals, so an expansion to WWoHP was already a certainty at some stage. But I feared we would get slightly rethemed and halfbaked Sinbad/Poseidon attractions themed to books 5-7 in the HP universe.

    I honestly don't think Universal can 'just' do that now. They simply have to respond properly to negate the short term advantage Disney will have from 2016 onwards. And that SHOULD mean physical interactive developments to the standard of Hogwarts Castle and Hogsmeade Village.

    Members on this forum have said in the past that Diagon Alley won't fit into WWoHP, in which case Gringotts cannot be built (Gringotts is based in Diagon Alley in the books and films). But now I think simply adding a Shreiking Shack walkthrough attraction in place of Poseidon's Fury would leave a horrid taste in the mouth for most of us.

    If that's all Universal Creative can muster in the next few years, then I know which resort I'll be at in 2016! :woohoo:
     
  5. RAPstar

    RAPstar <font color=red>Proud Redhead<br><font color=darko

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    Not excited at all. I would actually consider skipping it altogether.
     
  6. patster734

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    I would have thought that Disney would have been more interested in another race of blue people (aka The Smurfs). The Smurfs seem to fit the Disney mold more than Avatar. After all, I can see a Smurf wearing Mickey ears. (MickeySmurf!?)
     
  7. DCTooTall

    DCTooTall <MARQUEE BEHAVIOR=ALTERNATE><img src=http://www.em

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    Maybe too many questions about how there were so many guys but only 1 woman?


    Or why the little blue people lived in Mushrooms?

    :confused3


    :lmao:



    It'll be interesting to see how this develops. I can see the environmental aspect possibly being a nice mesh within the Animal Kingdom park.
     
  8. McClane713

    McClane713 Earning My Ears

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    Well alright, didn't see that coming. I'll say the same thing I said when I heard the rumor about it possibly coming to Universal: Pretty movie, just doesnt do anything for me. But I think AK is the perfect place for it. Fits the conservation theme, beautiful environment to add to a park with already great scenery, and the park can use a few more attractions.
     
  9. Metro West

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    Get ready to see everything Avatar with little mouse ears on it.
     
  10. nytimez

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    I think it's a great move, I'm looking forward to seeing it. Now when will Universal respond by opening Middle Earth?
     
  11. fairyprincess88

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    Which is why I thank the heavens everyday that JKR did not go with Disney for Potter. Just the thought of Harry with mouse ears gives me the cringes.
     
  12. RAPstar

    RAPstar <font color=red>Proud Redhead<br><font color=darko

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    Probably with an HP expansion.
     
  13. nytimez

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    She did. They even had a deal. Then the deal fell through.
     
  14. patster734

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    :laughing: Great points! Disney may not be prepared to give the answer to the kiddies when they start asking, if they had gone with Smurfs.

    In the famous words of Darth Vader: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
     
  15. patster734

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    Perhaps that will be the plot of the next Avatar movie: Disney shows up next on the alien planet to Mickeyize the planet's natives.
     
  16. RAPstar

    RAPstar <font color=red>Proud Redhead<br><font color=darko

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    Actually Patrick its:
    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!
     
  17. patster734

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    :rotfl2: I stand corrected!
     
  18. RMulieri

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    I wasn't interested back when it was a Universal rumor..Still not interested.The movie was ok, nothing I would want to re-watch..
     
  19. Planogirl

    Planogirl I feel the nerd in me stirring

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    I think that the world of Avatar could be pretty fascinating. I don't get why it's being put in AK but whatever.

    I wonder what if anything Universal will go for now. Can I still pray for Batman?
     
  20. DrDoofenshmirtz

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    I wouldn't hold out much hope for Batman. I believe that Six flags has a deal with WB regarding the DC characters (Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, etc)

    Going back to the OP, I'd love to see a replacement for T2, which I think has gotten a bit long in the tooth. About 10 years ago, I'd root for The Matrix, but that's pretty much run it's course by now. :sad2:

    I'm not a big Star Trek fan, but all things considered, you'd have to think that would go over huge.
     
  21. AJA

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    That would be amazing!!!!!!:worship:
     

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