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Old 10-30-2012, 04:15 PM   #16
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wow, just wow, what a GREAT bit of news and I am not even that big of a star wars Fan. Man they really really need to make a Star Wars Land now. its the only thing I could imagine that could tackle Harry Potter thing at Universal.

So happy to hear this.

So now I got to wonder, will Hollywood studios be getting cars land or Star Wars Land ? Personally, I hope both.
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Old 10-30-2012, 04:21 PM   #17
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Maybe Animal Kingdom will be Wookie land instead of Avatar land.
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Old 10-30-2012, 04:24 PM   #18
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Wow...the whole shebang...

ILM, the patents, the merchandise cut...everything.

I would assume that george lucas would automatically walk onto the board of directors..a la steve jobs...or have some kind of "creative consultant" role that allows him to steer movies/themeparks/digital content in his preferred direction without the stress and with the mouse's gigantic piggybank...

still stunned...

the marvel was bold...this is beyond aggressive. obviously their intent is to control all IP worth a dime.

...and so it goes.

Granted...the last ten years of lucasfilm has absolutely sucked....from top to bottom. But the cash grab, terrible story lines, and obviously stress on one george lucas can be put to rest.

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Old 10-30-2012, 04:28 PM   #19
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Maybe Animal Kingdom will be Wookie land instead of Avatar land.
probably my third thought...

if reported difficulties with direction and budget are in fact a sticking point with james cameron...then he's just been served.

one of the problems i would assume disney has with avatar is that they are not willing to dump the construction costs into what has never been proven to be a "longterm" cash cow.
Well, the last decade of star wars couldn't have been worse...but it still rakes.

And even the skeptic that is I cannot dispute how impressive joining uncle walts name with papa george has to be...if not for just the worldwide recognition, PR potential, and raw merchandise muscle alone...

now they should buy target and get it over with...
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I am shocked! Does this mean that Hollywood Studios is about to be renamed Skywalker Ranch?
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:24 PM   #21
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Maybe Animal Kingdom will be Wookie land instead of Avatar land.
I would much rather see this than Avatarland...and I don't even care for Star Wars that much.
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:37 PM   #22
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I would much rather see this than Avatarland ...and I don't even care for Star Wars that much.
while I agree id rather have a Star Wars Land made ( especially now that its an official Disney property ) than an avatar land, I just dont see it working with Animal Kingdom that well.

But no matter what I will be extremely happy if AK and HS gets major upgrades
they really really need it.
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:42 PM   #23
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I would much rather see this than Avatarland...and I don't even care for Star Wars that much.
perhaps...but you would be very much in the minority....

star wars managed a following for almost 20 years between movies...before digital media, the internet, and widespread tv/movie options...

that is why its a juggernaut.

if new material is made WELL...it would appeal to everyone from age 2 to 60...

thats why they shelled out for it.
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perhaps...but you would be very much in the minority....

star wars managed a following for almost 20 years between movies...before digital media, the internet, and widespread tv/movie options...

that is why its a juggernaut.

if new material is made WELL...it would appeal to everyone from age 2 to 60...

thats why they shelled out for it.
yes I'm aware that I am in the minority. I understand that Star Wars has a very large following. I never said I didn't like it nor did I say I was against this at all. I don't even dislike the movies, I just don't understand all the excitement around them (and I'll be the first to admit that I'm a pretty big nerd. Heck my favourite television show is Battlestar Galactica .) I'm just stating I'm much more behind this than an Avatarland because Avatarland is ridiculious...and yes I know Star Wars doesn't really fit into Animal Kingdom, it was a joke.
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So excited. I wonder if this will eventually lead to a 5th park. Between Marvel and Star Wars there is a lot of content to build a theme park around.
I'll just assume I've died and gone to heaven if this ever happens
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I'll just assume I've died and gone to heaven if this ever happens
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Actually, Disney will own the rights to Indiana Jones now as well. They can build a IJ land in AK instead of Avatar and I would be totally down with that. A Star Wars Land in DHS would be fine.
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:27 PM   #28
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There is no doubt that this was a big "screw you and your intellectual property" to Cameron vis a vis Avatar. I mean come on, someone clearly said "Okay James, we don't really need this crap from you... we're just gonna... I dunno... buy STAR WARS!" and they did...
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Actually, Disney will own the rights to Indiana Jones now as well. They can build a IJ land in AK instead of Avatar and I would be totally down with that. A Star Wars Land in DHS would be fine.
How would an IJ land fit in AK? I don't see it.
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Gigantic news...

i can't even form a thought...but i know its big

so many good/bad angles on this
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Wow...the whole shebang...

ILM, the patents, the merchandise cut...everything.

I would assume that george lucas would automatically walk onto the board of directors..a la steve jobs...or have some kind of "creative consultant" role that allows him to steer movies/themeparks/digital content in his preferred direction without the stress and with the mouse's gigantic piggybank...

still stunned...

the marvel was bold...this is beyond aggressive. obviously their intent is to control all IP worth a dime.

...and so it goes.

Granted...the last ten years of lucasfilm has absolutely sucked....from top to bottom. But the cash grab, terrible story lines, and obviously stress on one george lucas can be put to rest.

Just WOW
~Seriously, I really hope Disney keeps George Lucas as a consultant, that would be AWESOME!!! I totally agree that this move is beyond aggressive. I think this is a genius move for Disney. I hope Disney will continue with AVATARland, I loved the leaked plans for AK, those two attractions were awesome, so we'll see. People have been dreaming about Star Wars land for decades, its going to be a HUGE success! I LOVE the idea of AVATAR in AK & Star Wars in DHS!!!

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