UPDATE! Imagineers Unveil Portrait as a Hint to Upcoming WDW Project

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  1. crazy4wdw

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  3. yitbos96bb

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    I was thinking the same thing. If he isn't in the new show, someone used him as a model for the portrait
     
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    The fellow’s name is Barnabas T. Bullion, and he’s the gold magnate who rules the Big Thunder Mining Company with a golden fist. Imagineers have already begun working overnight in the park on the attraction’s new interactive queue, where you’ll be able to see this portrait, as well as an additional landscape portrait of the mountain itself.
     
  5. yooperfan

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    So I take it BTMR is down for refurb. If it is down, when will it be back up?
     
  6. skier_pete

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    They are only changing the queue and working on it at night. So far there is no scheduled down-time. There's a good chance you could get a day or two shut-down to re-route the queue.
     
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    There is no pilot commitment for the TV series, nor are actors committed. All Disney has done is commission a script.

    The portrait is based upon Imagineer Tony Baxter who helped design BTMR, Splash Mountain and others.

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  8. jlewisinsyr

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    Enough said.
     
  9. yooperfan

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    I'll have to take your word for it that your info is more accurate than the Chicago Tribune. Wouldn't be the first time a newspaper ran off the rails with a story :rotfl2:
     
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    Disneyland's Thunder Mountain riding to TV: ABC developing show based on popular roller coaster
    November 13, 2012|Stuart Levine | Variety
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    Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is on the track to TV.

    ABC has bought a supernatural adventure drama script from Chris Morgan and Jason Fuchs based on the Disneyland and Disney World roller-coaster ride.

    ABC Studio is producing. Morgan and Fuchs would exec produce.

    Fuchs is an actor and writer who penned the bigscreen animation pic "Ice Age: Continental Drift," released last summer.

    Chris Morgan is currently working on the sixth installment of "The Fast and the Furious" franchise for Universal. He has written other "Fast and Furious" installments as well.
     
  11. Peter Pirate 2

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

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    Fast and Furious? Wow. That really says quality.
     
  12. tjkraz

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    Not many writers have spotless resumes and the ones who do aren't making TV series' based upon theme park attractions.

    Might be a few more years before we see Aaron Sorkin's take on It's a Small World or Cameron Crowe's reboot of The Country Bears.
     
  13. donaldduck1967

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    Reminds me of Col. Mustard for some reason.
     
  14. Planogirl

    Planogirl I feel the nerd in me stirring

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    Actually, it say profit. Guess which word draws the most interest? ;)
     
  15. Peter Pirate 2

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

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    My point exactly!:thumbsup2
     
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    According to Disneyland Publicity Baxter came up with the concept for "Big Thunder Mountain Railroad," So I am sure his "story" would figure into an interactive que refurb on BTMR
     
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    Slightly off topic, but now I'm imagining the Aaron Sorkin repartee between the IASW dolls!
     

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