UK theme parks from another point of view!

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Kaz
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Sat Feb 11, 2006 12:15 am

Thats £50,000,000 so yes, Alton could if they wanted. They do have the rich arabs behind them now (DIC). I wouldn't mind not having any new rides for a few years to get something like that.

Remember the hotel was something like £63,000,000.
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Fri Mar 03, 2006 10:00 am

This has to be the biggest advertising promotion I have ever seen for a ride.

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Feb 16/17 Times square was turned into a massive billboard for EE :D :D

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Fri Mar 03, 2006 6:33 pm

Wow, I particuarly like the absailers on the bilboard to the right. If I worked in that building, I'd be pretty annoyed with that bilboard blocking my view
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Sun Apr 16, 2006 6:39 pm

Went on it last month - was pretty cool, and the theming is fantastic!
 
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Tue Jul 18, 2006 9:57 am

Hey sorry to ressurrect this topic but i was just wondering how much the ride actually cost in the end.

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Tue Jul 18, 2006 4:09 pm

It is estimated at $100,000,000!
 
AstroDan

Tue Jul 18, 2006 4:12 pm

Which is, approx. £50million.

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Tue Jul 18, 2006 4:16 pm

Which is, approx. £50million


That wouldnt surprise me AD. The themeing looks superb on it and the ride itself looks top class. So it wouldnt surprise me, even if it is a bit much for a ride!

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Tue Jul 18, 2006 5:03 pm

Woah lets hope it worth it! *notes down as 'must do' for Florida holiday*

Any ideas on the throughput?

Also, reckon a 50 year old woman who doesnt like the dark or evil rides with a bad knee and dodgey neck will enjoy it? :P Thats my mama.

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Tue Jul 18, 2006 5:30 pm

The ride looks realy good isnt it over 200ft tall?
 
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Tue Jul 18, 2006 5:36 pm

"iriderides101" wrote:
The ride looks realy good isnt it over 200ft tall?


The structure is yes, the ride is only about 150feet. The mountain is something like the tallest man made building in Florida, and the largest man made mountain in the world? Or something silly like that.
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Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:44 pm

We have great news to share today. At a press conference happening right now at Walt Disney Imagineering, Bob Iger and Tom Staggs just announced a long-term creative partnership with James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment and Fox Filmed Entertainment to bring the fantasy world of AVATAR to life at Disney Parks. And it’ll all begin at Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort.

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James and his producing partner Jon Landau and their team at Lightstorm Entertainment will serve as creative consultants on the project and will work side-by-side with our Walt Disney Imagineers as we dream up experiences that will take our guests deep into worlds of AVATAR like never before. There are also two sequels to the record setting first film in the works, which will offer more fascinating stories, characters and locations to explore in the AVATAR universe. Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort is planned as the site of the first AVATAR-themed land with construction expected to begin by 2013.

We believe Disney’s Animal Kingdom is a great fit for this project because it was created to give guests the opportunity to experience the worlds of animals and nature – real and mythical – in new ways. Disney’s Animal Kingdom also celebrates adventure, living in harmony with nature and environmental stewardship – themes that are deeply rooted in the story of AVATAR.

The design phase on the Disney’s Animal Kingdom project has just begun so stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog for more details.

Got questions about the announcement? If so, Tom Staggs will be answering them in a special Q&A blog post later today. Just submit your name, city where you’re from and your question to questionsfortom@disney.com and then check the Disney Parks Blog later to see some of the answers.


Very surprising and exciting news! I'm not a huge Avatar fan but with 2 films coming in the next few years there is a lot of interesting attractions that could be built.

And finally Animal Kingdom is getting an expansion! :D
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Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:53 pm

This is fantastic news for me, as my favourite film is Avatar 2. I haven't seen it yet but I know that it's going to be brilliant!

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Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:58 pm

Fantastic news! :)

But I really hope its built on virgin land this time instead of ripping out an already amazingly themed area like at Universal. :(
 
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Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:05 pm

Fantastic! I adore Animal Kingdom as it is, so the more the merrIer. Hopefully some of it could open by 2014-2015.

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Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:07 pm

Eurgh. Wrecking Animal Kingdom's wonderful and escapist atmosphere with a crap IP for the loss. I like Animal Kingdom because it was creatively independent, for the most part. Avatar was one of the most boring films I've seen for years.

What happened to Australia/Land of Beasties? Has it become this? :(
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Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:08 pm

Animal Kingdom doesn't have enough attractions right now, it will probably be built on the empty plot of land initially intended for Beastily Kingdom.

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A few sources are reporting a cost of $200-$400 million, set to open in 2016. I have a feeling the next great dark ride (after Transformers opens) is going to be at Animal Kingdom!
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Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:22 pm

I think it will be fabulous. Avatar has become a modern day classic, and we all know that Disney will do the film justice. I just hope that a few coasters are built too, but even if they are not, it's going to look beautiful whatever we get.
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Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:27 pm

"Sam" wrote:
Eurgh. Wrecking Animal Kingdom's wonderful and escapist atmosphere with a crap IP for the loss. I like Animal Kingdom because it was creatively independent, for the most part. Avatar was one of the most boring films I've seen for years.

What happened to Australia/Land of Beasties? Has it become this? :(


Completely agree with this, I haven't actually seen Avatar because it simply doesn't appeal to me, but more importantly WTF does this have to do with Animal Kingdom? It'll be a bit like when Buzz Lightyear ruined Discoveryland's (DLP) original theme.
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Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:28 pm

"Sam" wrote:
Eurgh. Wrecking Animal Kingdom's wonderful and escapist atmosphere with a crap IP for the loss. I like Animal Kingdom because it was creatively independent, for the most part. Avatar was one of the most boring films I've seen for years.

What happened to Australia/Land of Beasties? Has it become this? :(


I agree with this. Avatar is simply a dull, boring film in my opinion, and I can't see how they'll bring it to a theme park environment without it all ending in disaster. Especially one that relies on minimalistic theming such as Animal Kingdom, in fact I'd say EPCOT would have been a better fit for an Avatar-themed attraction, and they are in dire need for a new attraction when compared to Animal Kingdom..
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