Avatar-land coming to DAK-just hit the Orlando Sentinel

Discussion in 'The DIS Unplugged Podcast' started by PeterPan09, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. Splat25

    Splat25 DVC Owner AKV & BLT

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    Not sure what to think about this. To me it really doesn't belong in Animal Kingdom. It needs to go to Hollywood studios. I remember the rumors about a possible australia expansion and that sounded cool, but to throw in something made up with aliens doesn't seem like it fits in Animal Kingdom. I understand they have the co-existing with nature type of theme to the movie, but it just stikes me as a bad placment.... :confused:
     
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  3. Mouse Skywalker

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  4. jcb

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    I reserve serious comments on the DISboards for P&PD requests. Life is too short to take any of this stuff too seriously.
     
  5. LMO429

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    As long as they add a thrill ride i will be happy! :goodvibes
     
  6. DCTooTall

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    I'm not sure many of us could afford it. And then of course, You'll run into people complaining about how Disney is selling unobtainium at such high pricing.


    And then they'll start saying you can't bring last year's unobtainium and still get all the benefits, so then you'll hear complaints about how they are forcing you to buy more unobtainium every trip....

    ... which will then attract people saying they are going to use last year's unobtainium anyways since they paid for it and it's better for the enviroment to reuse their unobtainium rather than be forced to purchase some new unobtainium.....

    ...and then we have the makings for yet another DIS holy war topic. No good can come from this.



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  7. jimpossible87

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    I dont think anyone thinks Dino land USA is a success at AK but at least Dinosaur is a Disney movie (one I like better than Avatar)
    I dont think its anything against Disney to not be a fan of Avatar. Im always excited to see new attractions being built and read all the latest news but Im not going to pretend to like a movie just because they are putting a ride at Disney World. I dont think having an opinion is being negative. I hope its a success, I just still wont like those stupid blue people
     
  8. jimpossible87

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    I bet everything will be blue!!! lol -jk with ya
     
  9. jimpossible87

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    Well that sis totally my point...theres nothing Disney can pull from its own features? Didnt the house in Up go to the jungle ? lol
     
  10. SebLop1977

    SebLop1977 Earning My Ears

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    Saw the movie, it was ok but not one of my favorites. Maybe it will grow on me with the sequels. And hopefully the sequels will not 'tank' at the box office.

    Hopefully it will work out for Disney. My personal opinion is that it would be better suited for DHS since (to the best of my knowledge) AK is based around 'real' animals and not aliens. Maybe AK is where they had the most land to work with? Maybe Disney will tie it all together and amaze us all. Time will tell.
     
  11. jimpossible87

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    I think the slapdash reaction to HP is called a fantasyland expansion---jk
    I kid... I kid! curse my sarcasm Ill never make any friends!
    I actually cant wait to go in the beasts castle (my fave Disney movie)
     
  12. KittyHellstrom

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    Not a fan. I do not like extra-terrestrials, and I really do not like movies that try to make the Xenos out as the heroes and Humans as villains. Bad movie Cameron (stick with the Aliens format).

    This could be the first Disney themed area I truly despise.

    -Hellstrom
     
  13. wasabi girl

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    Maybe this is the slapdash reaction to HP-the extended edition....
     
  14. sunshine girl

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    This announcement really stunned me. Avatar??

    I think it could be a VERY cool land, visually... and think of the nighttime opportunities (all kinds of glowing stuff, oooh), but still I can't wrap my head around this one yet.

    I saw the movie in 3D and was entertained and enjoyed it, but don't particularly care about seeing it again... in fact it's been on HBO quite a bit and I haven't bothered to watch it. I know a sequel is in the works, but... hmmm.

    I guess Avatar was just such a tiny blip on my cultural radar that to hear it will be immortalized in a Disney theme park is a shocker!
     
  15. DCTooTall

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    But.... but.....

    The humans were the heroes! You had the Scientists band together with their pilot and organize a plot to fight back against the evil mercenaries!
     
  16. alice99

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    I concur.:thumbsup2
     
  17. 3redhedgirls

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    Today must be April 1st, right? I have two words for the decision makers at Disney, "American Idol". Oh, listen....I hear Walt turning over.
     
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    Uh oh! Did the freezer quit working again? Someone quick! Call the repairman! Walt is starting to thaw!



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  19. NewEnglandCamper

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    I totally AGREE! When we were there last month... there was little changes but NOTHING major... smaller theme parks such as Hersheypark has updated just about every year with Boardwalk and Fahrenheit coaster with a much smaller budget... I was updates to WDW before I return again...

    AVATAR sounds likes a GREAT addition to a boring Animal Kingdom!!!
     
  20. DCTooTall

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    To be fair....

    The smaller regional parks also aren't open 365 days a year which makes constructing things much simplier to do in a short timeline. They also don't need to worry so much about themeing or having the attraction "fit.".

    Just look at the number of times we've seen people complain over the past year just because of the great wall of Fantasyland and/or the scrims in place while they build the new attractions and/or refurb the outside of buildings. When you don't close for several months out of the year, your ability to build something new on a regular basis is curtailed.

    People also hold both Disney and Universal in Orlando to a much higher standard. If they just put in a new off-the-shelf coaster every year people would quickly start to wonder why they should pay so much and travel so far for an experience they can get much cheaper closer to home.

    I'd also imagine that Disney's labor costs are much higher than most regional parks due to their staffing needs exceeding the skill and availability of local high school students.
     
  21. dalt01

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    so............the movie won 3 oscars......cinematography....art direction.....visual affects.....it was the first real must see 3d movie. it was what i call an event movie. a stand alone not adapted from another medium with a built in fan base.....reference superhero movies from comics, James Bond novels etc...........also nobody chanting for the sequels.....i liked the movie for what it was but as i sat there i thought i was staring directly at James Cameron's ego..............but i am sure they vetted this and are convinced it will drive revenue. who knows?
     

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