Avatar Land will be amazing

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  1. Peter Pirate 2

    Peter Pirate 2 <font color=red>I may be a Disney curmudgeon but I

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    You're proposing Disney completely ignore how they've done business in the past. As great as WWoHP is, and I do think it's great, Disney absolutely should not start tilting at windmills now. They just need to RETURN to what Disney USED to do best, tell stories with absolute quality (the story is less important than how well it is told) and despite all of the rash trashing of Avatar around here, Avatar, or rather Pandora offers Disney imagineers all of the opportunity for a beautiful and spectacular land.

    Universal is proving very good at what they do, let them do it. Their success is not any indictment on Disney nor can they ever challenge Disney's success head to head because of their limited size.

    Avatar land, Star Wars land, Humpty Dumpty land, whatever. None can survive on their cache alone. All can succeed with QUALITY as their hallmark and in the scheme of things, as I pointed out, Pandora is a huge gift to Disney just waiting to be opened.
     
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  3. vandy

    vandy Vacations are getaways from vacation planning!

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    Sometimes I think the reliance upon a movie or tv show for a theme, for a ride or an entire park can backfire. The focus should be on the EXPERIENCE one will receive and if done correctly, the 'story' or the 'theme' will sell itself. Heck, imangineers could come up with their own brand new story so long as the experience guests have is great. I don't care for Avatar, but if done right and the experience I receive makes me want to come back again and again, then I say go for it. However, if the experience is underwhelming, the rides only so-so, then the theming will not create the desire for me to spend my time there.
     
  4. DRDISNEYMD

    DRDISNEYMD *+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+* *+*~The Snow Queen~*+* ~A gi

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    ~Yay! Great thread! I totally agree with you!!! :cool1: :goodvibes

    ~LOL. Thanks for sharing your experience! Sadly, I have read many posts that have echoed the exact same sentiment. :( :goodvibes

    ~I like the sound of Pandora! :goodvibes

    ~Fabulous post! I totally agree! Disney just created the New Fantasyland, people can just go there, instead! There are so many other wonderful options for everyone to enjoy. :goodvibes

    ~Omg... this post is just fabulous & I could not agree more! I totally *love* this post, it's remarkably thoughtful & so beautifully expressed!!! :lovestruc :goodvibes
     
  5. Peter Pirate 2

    Peter Pirate 2 <font color=red>I may be a Disney curmudgeon but I

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    DrDisneyMD,

    Thank you very much.:cool1:
     
  6. Friendly Frog

    Friendly Frog DIS veteran with a mouse on her back.

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    Exactly. Like the movie or not, Pandora was beautiful. As a matter of fact, as I was watching the movie for the first time, I saw those glowing flowers and plants, & the first thing I thought of was how Disney could do a great job a creating something like this in their park! I was thinking about Fantasyland, but seeing as how AK needs a nighttime area, Pandora's glowing gardens could be a nice flip side to the green of AK day time. A separate section they could block off at night to keep the guests away from the animals... and the park open later. Maybe even a restaurant along the lines of The Rainforest Cafe on steroid's. :)

    I would like it to be the type of attraction that the whole family (age span) could do together and walk away from "wowed" by the beauty.
     
  7. ChrisFL

    ChrisFL Disney/Universal Fan and MALE

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    Avengers and Star Wars Merchandise sells though. Avatar merchandise is practically non-existent.

    Who can name the main characters in Avatar?
     
  8. johnnycake

    johnnycake Earning My Ears

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    Op post stated a great idea on how pondora can transform day to night, that in itself would be worth the visit. Plus throw in a night show like F! Or WOC
     
  9. twebber55

    twebber55 DIS Veteran

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    so is merchandising the end all be all to theme park lands?
    further more do people go to theme parks and say this land had great rides, the land was incredibly themed but the merchandise wasnt very good? nah they buy stuff


    how about this, avatar did more in movie gross than all 3 of the star wars prequels combined


    im not trashing avengers im simply pointing out when people talk how big avengers was they need to realize it did barely half what avatar did yet people around attempt to claim there is no fan base for avatar

    and the main characters were neteri and jake sully...good movie great visuals can lead to a great themed land

    like star wars
     
  10. twebber55

    twebber55 DIS Veteran

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    im not trashing star wars because i hope they expand in DHS but if star wars is so great how come they reopened ST2 to a big dud...lines were nothing the first day so ride quality matters far more than IP
     
  11. MJMcBride

    MJMcBride Barely lost is barely found

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    That would be interesting
     
  12. DanBoris

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    Do you really doubt Disney's ability to shamelessly merchandise anything they get thier hands on? ;)

    Adjusted for inflation, Star Wars: A New Hope brought in almost twice the money at the box office then Avatar did.

    Obviously I am not arguing for one side or the other, just presenting some pertinent points.
     
  13. Reddy

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    no fireworks that close to the animals - you will upset them -- maybe just a water/light show

    I hope for a very cool ride that alot of people can go on - the Soarin idea works for me - AK has one roller coaster but another would be great - wich they could do 2 E ticket rides in that space
     
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    ~You're so welcome!!! Seriously, that was really good! :hug: :hug: :hug: :goodvibes

    ~Great post! I totally agree with this! Hot toy merchandise is not strong enough of an argument to demonstrate why Avatarland would not be a successful addition to Animal Kingdom. I don't see kids lined up to buy Harry Potter toys either, but WWoHP looks well done and seems to remain a huge draw for Universal. :goodvibes :goodvibes :goodvibes
     
  15. johnnycake

    johnnycake Earning My Ears

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    Agreed with a non fire work show thats why WoC type show would work. Even another enclosed theater show like FoLK nemo or an circqes KA in las vegas
     
  16. ChrisFL

    ChrisFL Disney/Universal Fan and MALE

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    You don't? There's TONS of merchandise sales going on at WWOHP!! Ollivanders is basically a glorified sales pitch and it usually has an hour or longer wait.
     
  17. Dznefreek

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    Revenue does not equal quality.
    I am a SW fan but did not particularly care for them either.
     
  18. MJMcBride

    MJMcBride Barely lost is barely found

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    But I feel Harry Potter has a much bigger following. Avatar doesn't have that kind of Cult . I can see Harry Potter convention 10 years from now
     
  19. twebber55

    twebber55 DIS Veteran

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    avatar is just starting not really fair to compare to a franchise thats been around for 11 years...but i see your point...i just look at avatar as having a great appeal to a themed land

    nothing to do with its story
     
  20. johnnycake

    johnnycake Earning My Ears

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    Exactly! IMHO. Disney is using there creative fake world of Pandora that would fit great in that park. When built Cameron will have basically free market ing for his next avatar movies. 20 years from now the land could be without the blue beings and just be. Pandora
     
  21. bcrook

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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.
     

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