Construction Walls Go Up in Animal Kingdom's Africa

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  1. Rumors Rocks

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  3. rteetz

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    This more exciting news. I finally hope this means there will also be a start on Avatarland construction I'm sick of them pushing this back farther and farther.
     
  4. raven69david

    raven69david I am a Superuser. Got a problem with that?!

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    I'm the opposite, I wish it never came to be. They could have picked something better than Avatar to model a world after. But I'm all for a new section of the park that will allow me to get more EE ride time with a lower waiting time:laughing:.
     
  5. lockedoutlogic

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    i often wish for many things at WDW...but i don't think "extra Everest time" is ever one of them.

    It's just a so-so rollercoaster for the middle stomach market.

    I've often wished that they pick up Montu and truck it up I-4 from Tampa...any chance of that happening?

    How about Kraken? that's closer...save on gas:teacher:
     
  6. rteetz

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    Avatarland wouldn't have been my first choice but I just want something new to do in AK I would've much rather had beastly kingdom or something but the fact is something new I needed and its coming so thats what's exciting to me.
     
  7. lockedoutlogic

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    I think this will be the most popular sentiment as this thing is built...

    "rather have something else...but at least they adding to that (supremely neglected, improperly built, overpriced) park"

    Should Disney view this as a "failure to launch" on such an expensive project?

    i'm just sayin'
     
  8. ChrisnKim913

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    And here we go...
     
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    It's out there...hanging in space...

    Like a hole in the ozone layer
     
  10. lockedoutlogic

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    Just a theory Pete...

    The traffic flow in "harambe" is already bad...I would think a second "offshoot" bridge to avoid the square makes sense
     
  11. twebber55

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    This great job
     
  12. TheRustyScupper

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    1) The walls and fences were started five weeks ago.
    2) The new Lion King show goes basically behind Tusker House.
     
  13. skier_pete

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    Well, and that's why I was asking. Why wall off the bridge if the show will be behind Tusker House. A second bridge right next to the first bridge seems like it would be aesthetically unpleasant.

    Agree the bridge is overcrowded as is Harambe in general.
     
  14. LynneIL

    LynneIL Earning My Ears

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    Is the Festival of the Lion King show still running or did they close it in January like the previous rumors were hinting at?
     
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    ~Awww -- I just *love* this post! :lovestruc I want to frame this one, too! Wow, it's been a while, but you can be really sweet & thoughtful, when you want to be. Mr. Pirate, you've just found your way, back in my good graces! Too bad, it won't last long -- you'll just find another way to ruin it -- as a pirate should! pirate:
     
  16. skier_pete

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    LynneIL -

    They did NOT close it. The current plan seems to be to build the new facility in the Harambe / Tusker House area. At some point, they will have to close the old location and move the equipment to the new location.

    The rest that I write below is just guessing, no "rumors" behind it.

    My guess is they will try and re-use as much of the existing facilty as possible, not just the floats and staging. I expect them to take over the lighting rigs as well as possibly the seat structure, though that might not be worth the effort.

    My expectation would be they will take the show dark for 1-3 months, again depending on how much stuff they actually intend to move over. This will likely occur either in the fall of this year (Sept-Nov) if they build quickly, or January-March 2014 if it is slower.

    Disney is very bad about announcing these things in advance. It is likely that there will be less than a months notice when FotLK goes dark.
     
  17. Postal68

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    exactly. Avatarland is a horrible idea, not to mention it was a crappy movie. I don't think anyone got "Avatar Fever" because of the film.
     
  18. twebber55

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    The 2.8 billipn and gross and 9 acad. nominations may disagree with you

    Two recent films when advertising were comparing themselves to avatar just because you dont like it doesn't mean it wont be incredibly successful but really doesnt matter it comes down to the quality of the land and thats disneys job

    Place will be packed when it opens
    Guaranteed

    I say give it a chance when it opens and then judge
     
  19. skier_pete

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    What a totally reasonable and rational suggestion! Your sentiment clearly has no place on the internet!
     
  20. KYMickey

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    Yes, the film did very good, but it hasn't proven any ability to be sustained in the long run. Star Wars, which also has been discussed has had 6 movies with at least 3 more coming. That kind of sustainability is what's needed to justify the expenditures required to build a complete land! :thumbsup2
     
  21. Mom2six

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    I'm excited they are starting construction.

    I know some people don't like the idea but what is the big deal? I've never seen the movie - it did not interest me at the time. BUT I don't plan on watching the movie in the park or on the rides. If it is nicely themed and a fun ride, I won't care what movie it is. My kids do not know all the movies behinds all of the rides, and some rides are not about a movie at all! I still like them, don't you?
     

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