No Carsland Announcement today at "Around Our World"

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  1. PALionKingfan

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    I am in the minority hear but I do not think they will do a carsland at Hollywood Studios. I think they are going to close down the backlot tour and lights, motor action (no big losses) and expand on Pixar Place. I think they are going to make a Pixarland with a "E" ticket attraction that is Pixar themed. Also, I'm not an Avatar fan but if it replaces Camp Mickey then that is ok as long as they put Festival of the Lion King in the Africa section (which is a better fit themewise anyway). And when they do relocate it put in some benches with a back on them. If it is done right with a good "E" ticket attraction and good table service and quick service restaurant then I think Avatarland would be a beneficial upgrade to Animal Kingdom.
     
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  3. skier_pete

    skier_pete DIsney-holics Anon

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    I said that in my post. IT was made as a DTV movie though - it doesn't make it less of a cash-grab.

    And YES I know that Toy Story 2 was originally going to be DTV - but that's the exception to the rule, most DTV Disney stuff is mediocrity to occupy kids eyes. My daughter likes the Tinkerbell stuff, but it's not at the level of the Disney theatrical releases. I am not high on "Planes" for this reason. (no pun intended)
     
  4. Peter Pirate 2

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    Great idea. Then they can just give Iger a bigger bonus next year.
     
  5. TLSnell1981

    TLSnell1981 Tiny bubbles... make me happy... make me feel fine

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    Avatar just isn't a substitute for Harry Potter. I'd love to see a Middle Earth or a REAL Narnia. How about anything, other than Avatar?
     
  6. twebber55

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    that whole biolumenesence floating mountain thing not for you huh?

    i too am for middle earth but not at DAK
    great visuals
    fits conservation theme
     
  7. Skatetigger

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    Wow when did this become a DL versus WDW debate as well.

    Having been to both I feel there are great things about both parks and one should never have to choose. I feel the same "magic" at both parks. I disagree that WDW doesn't feel like Walt. I get that sense walking up main street or taking the jungle cruise (yes I know it was a DL ride first). You also get that sense with parts of EPCOT.

    I go to WDW more cause I live on the East Coast and it's easier and cheaper for me to get to. Does that mean I am one that likes the Disney Corporation over the magic that Walt created, no. I think for anyone to just assume that those of us that go to WDW don't appreciate Walt and his magic is nonsense. I am fan of Walt Disney and his accomplishments.

    I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to have Carsland at DHS. We were able to experience it at DL in October and it's truly magical. Orange cones and all. Radiator Springs Racers kicks Test Track's behind (although I haven't tried the redesign :)). It'sSOOOO cool. And for those who don't get to DL, it would be nice to have it at WDW.

    As for Avitarland, didn't see the movie but think the land would be cool. i just like that Disney is always trying to improve and create new magic.
     
  8. pilferk

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    All things considered, I'd be rather shocked to see Middle Earth at WDW (or any Disney park for that mater).

    The rights to make the movies didn't, apparently, include any sort of theme park rights (just merchandising based off the characters/characterizations). Which means Disney would be dealing with the Tolkien estate directly. Tolkien had a pretty well documented dislike for all thinks Disney and "Disney-fied" (according to various sources, not least of which is his own hand, in his letters..specifically letters 13, 107, and 234 from The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien). It sounds like his estate and heirs have kept that in mind.

    And if they wanted to use movie imaging, as well...they'd need to deal with New Line/MGM, Jackson, and Warner, seperately. Jackson is reportedly no fan of Disney, after what went down with Miramax after Disney purchased it. I'm not sure how deep that dislike goes (he's one of the many rumored participants in one of the next Star Wars films). And, reportedly, New Line, Warner, and Jackson were all a bit mifffed that Alan Horn was pilfered from the Hobbit project before it was really completed. There might not be enough hostility embedded there to be a HUGE stumbling block, but there's certainly some fences to mend.
     
  9. bom_noite

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    Like those ideas. I would just love a skewer of Shrimp from the Barbie.

    I would also add: Ayers Rock RollerCoaster. A Great Barrier Reef.

    I just think Americans are fascinated by Australia unlike other places. I think the masses would beat a path to AK to see a new Aussie land.
     
  10. sammons70

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    It would be nice for DL to have something unique. WDW already has so much more than DL. There are no Kilamanjaro safaris, World Showcase, or Living Seas at DL. Let DL have something unique for once.
     
  11. cmash95

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    lets look at what carsland has.. basically two more kiddie rides that could be tranplanted to wdw in other forms and a ride that is an awful lot like test track rethemed. I think they all can stay in california and maybe bring the floating tires ride to tommorrowland as floating saucers or something like that. however the wait time for something like that is very long.
     
  12. JB2K

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    Agreed :thumbsup2 - and didn't Test Track just receive an update?
     
  13. JB2K

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    As for Avatar, yes, it was a big hit in 2009 -- that is, until the next big thing came along.

    And that "next big thing"? Disney's very own "The Avengers"!

    I would much rather see Disney Parks capitalize on the mega-money properties they already own such as "Star Wars" and "The Avengers" (by, perhaps making a "swap" with Universal of "Avatar" for the rights of the Marvel characters they are currently using?)
     
  14. pilferk

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    Likelihood of any "swap" would be pretty low. Cameron would have to agree, too...and I'm not sure that would be in the cards. Disney couldn't just simply transfer the existing contract over to Universal.

    Hypothetically, even if he agreed...it would take more than a straight swap. Marvel Island is already built. Uni would want the money they spent to build it, the money it would cost to dismantle it, and the money it would take to build something else as WELL as a hefty penalty/premium to convince them to get out. The Avatar swap might go, slightly, toward that premium..but you're probably still talking about close to a billion in cash to go along with it to "convince" Uni to turn the Marvel rights back over to Disney.

    And the alternative is that Disney sits back and collects checks from Universal, basically doing nothing, investing nothing, and taking no risk.

    On the flip side, Uni has a popular area of their theme park, which brings in customers (and whose attractions are considered highlights of the park), and which is making them substantial money. Other than an obscene amount of cash...they really have no reason to change things out. It would require them to shutter a good sized section of their park, spending more money on demo, design, and rebuild, all while taking a substantial risk that what they build isn't as popular as what they have, right now.

    I don't see much reason for either side to rock the boat, as it were.
     
  15. DanBoris

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    I believe Avatar was offered to Universal at one point but they were not interested.
     
  16. DRDISNEYMD

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    ~Yay, it's finally Friday! ~111~ Thanks for the welcome, I'm so there! And, don't knock the pink drink, you don't know what you're missing! As for the outfit, anything for you!!! ;) :rotfl: :goodvibes
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    ~I'm not high on "Planes" either. I watched the trailor, I think Disney should take it down & start again from scratch! It just doesn't scream box office to me. :( :goodvibes

    ~I have to agree with this. I saw the tire ride & I hope those huge balls were just part of the commercial. Seriously, they can keep this right in DCA, no need to share. I think WDW can create something far better. Obviously, I'll take it, if that's the best Disney can do. But, I think Star Wars Land and Pixar Land (which could have something "Cars" related) would be a much better fit! We'll see. :goodvibes
     

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