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Old 01-19-2013, 09:45 PM   #76
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Really hoping Disney goes ALL OUT on a Star Wars Land but I also think DOwntown Disney Disney Quest could /should do a ton of STAR WARS stuff as well
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:51 PM   #77
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I really hope it's cars land to me star wars just isnt "disney" but it doesnt bother me since its easy enough to avoid, but im praying that avatar land is NEVER put onto Disney property.
True, Star Wars is not Disney but I do like how they pulled off Star Tours from the start. If they do more Star Wars in any of the parks, I hope they do it as well and better. If they can bring in new technology for it, I think that would really make the difference. I'm not as excited about new rides with new stories when they are just using the same dark ride technology as Snow White's Scary Adventure. I want the story and technological excitement to be there, like the first time I rode Star Tours, Indiana Jones, Tower of Terror, etc.
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:44 PM   #78
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People keep talking about a Star Wars land at DHS, but it doesn't seem like there's that much room for expansion. I guess they could go into the parking lot and squeeze in a few more attractions. Can anyone who knows more about computers than I do show a map for possible expansion for Disney's Hollywood Studios? I'd appreciate it, thanks.
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:26 PM   #79
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People keep talking about a Star Wars land at DHS, but it doesn't seem like there's that much room for expansion. I guess they could go into the parking lot and squeeze in a few more attractions. Can anyone who knows more about computers than I do show a map for possible expansion for Disney's Hollywood Studios? I'd appreciate it, thanks.
This is an interesting article with a good corresponding map.

It provides fun speculation about quite a few changes including Star Wars, monsters inc, cars land, re imaging the sorcerers hat area, adding a new restaurant on the second floor of great movie ride and a few other ideas and a clear map.
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:57 PM   #80
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True, Star Wars is not Disney but I do like how they pulled off Star Tours from the start. If they do more Star Wars in any of the parks, I hope they do it as well and better. If they can bring in new technology for it, I think that would really make the difference. I'm not as excited about new rides with new stories when they are just using the same dark ride technology as Snow White's Scary Adventure. I want the story and technological excitement to be there, like the first time I rode Star Tours, Indiana Jones, Tower of Terror, etc.

But Star Wars Weekend is absolutely amazing and is bringing more crowds in DHS! I love every minute of it. While it's not "Disney" as we know it, Disney now owns it but it will become Disney to my kids as well as my grandkids. I am a huge Star Wars fan, and I would love to see a whole SW land somewhere. Made my day when I was the "rebel spy" last year in DL!

I like the Indiana Jones ride as well, I wish that there was something similar in Florida.
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Old 01-20-2013, 03:56 PM   #81
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I like the Indiana Jones ride as well, I wish that there was something similar in Florida.
Actually AK's Dinosaur is an Indiana Jones clone. Same ride vehicle, in fact the track layout/ pathway is the same, Disney just themed it differently.
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Actually AK's Dinosaur is an Indiana Jones clone. Same ride vehicle, in fact the track layout/ pathway is the same, Disney just themed it differently.
Yeah..they took the "fun, lite" approach
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Old 01-20-2013, 05:30 PM   #83
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Ohhh! I am excited! I am sure what ever it is it is sure to be AMAZING!!
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[QUOTE=TXMalecifent;47251221]Actually AK's Dinosaur is an Indiana Jones clone. Same ride vehicle, in fact the track layout/ pathway is the same, Disney just themed it differently.[/QUOTE

it scares the daylights out of my kids whereas Indiana Jones they want to ride again and again. Also, the height restriction for Dinosaurs is 40" but for Indiana Jones its 48" so it's not exactly the same
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For those wanting a "Cars Land" at WDW -- don't they already have something similar -- namely, the recently-renovated "Test Track"?

Seriously -- the Florida park doesn't have to have everything -- that's the kind of stuff that gives each place its' own unique identity.

And now that Disney owns the Star Wars franchise (with no restrictions imposed by cross-town rival parks), I would expect a major expanision of the SW franchise at DHS...
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Ohhh! I am excited! I am sure what ever it is it is sure to be AMAZING!!
Exactly...just like a sequel.
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I have to say as the mother of both a son and a daughter, all of these new possibilites sound great. There is so much more of girls at DW right now, we're getting to the point that we need to plug Universal in to keep things "even". So Star Wars, Avatar or Cars all make really good sense. (My son doesn't like pirates, which is all Disney really has for boys.)

Here's my opinion: Cars Land feels "west". I like that it's a California thing. Keep it there. Re-theme the boring race cars in Tomorrow Land to be the Pixar Cup and maybe add a few touches here or there, but let CA have Cars Land. Does Adventures by Disney do a Route 66 trip? If not, why not?

Avatar Land: My kids really don't know that movie. The ride itself will need to be really interesting for them. I'm sure it can be, if done right. Have no problem with it, but really miss FOLK. Never really understood why the movie was so popular. Hated Titanic.

Star Wars: I was exactly my kids age when Star Wars came out. (8) I think this is an excellent biz idea. So many of my contemporaries are raising their kids on Star Wars. My kids know it just from Disney and both own light sabers and lego sets. They've seen a few of the movies and Star Tours is on their short list of favorite rides. Disney really can't go wrong here. This is a project that would rain $$. Seriously. And Florida + space makes sense. There is so much potential here it's crazy.
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True, Star Wars is not Disney but I do like how they pulled off Star Tours from the start. If they do more Star Wars in any of the parks, I hope they do it as well and better. If they can bring in new technology for it, I think that would really make the difference. I'm not as excited about new rides with new stories when they are just using the same dark ride technology as Snow White's Scary Adventure. I want the story and technological excitement to be there, like the first time I rode Star Tours, Indiana Jones, Tower of Terror, etc.
That's funny...because the 1980s simulator vans is my main problem with star tours...dodge caravans on a stick.

I would hope that they use Isaac Newton's principles for the next star wars "thrill rides"...not smoke and mirror parlor tricks like 3D glasses and computerized herky jerky movement.
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Actually AK's Dinosaur is an Indiana Jones clone. Same ride vehicle, in fact the track layout/ pathway is the same, Disney just themed it differently.[/QUOTE

it scares the daylights out of my kids whereas Indiana Jones they want to ride again and again. Also, the height restriction for Dinosaurs is 40" but for Indiana Jones its 48" so it's not exactly the same
It is EXACTLY the same layout and ride system. that was an obvious cost cutting measure when they built CTX.
Scenery is different...but nothing else
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For those wanting a "Cars Land" at WDW -- don't they already have something similar -- namely, the recently-renovated "Test Track"?

Seriously -- the Florida park doesn't have to have everything -- that's the kind of stuff that gives each place its' own unique identity.

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