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Any chance we see it built in the next 5 years if the and is a success? Maybe they put if off until the sequels start coming out as another way to hype up the movies and the land again.
I think it'll go the way of the Rhine River. But I'd hope the area is used for something worthwhile.
May 2012 is as far back as I can find the D ticket raft ride. Ride duration 5 minutes, THRC just under 2000.
Lots of space between pandora and Africa.
Yeah, about 4 light years.
I see what you did there.
OK, so this was the original NRJ? If Blueprints leaked in October, I suspect that it was probably already on the chopping block at that point. May 2012 is 8 months after the announcement.
As I said, I had info in my October 2012 article about an alternative plan that involved a coaster, but I admittedly only had one source on that and if pressed, I would say it wasn't an actual plan.
A great place for a Lion King dark ride
While I really would like to see Lion King and Jungle Book get dark rides, I don't want a book report ride a la Little Mermaid.
I'd be okay with something similar to either of these:
Simba's Scary Adventures- elephant graveyard, stampede, Scar & hyenas
Jungle Book- Bare Necessities boat ride through the Indian jungle. Songs featured- Bare Necessities (pass by Baloo, Mowgli, Bagheera, the elephants, the wolves, segues into Trust In Me (boat turns a corner, nearly running into Shere Khan; small drop as we escape Kaa), then finishes with I Wanna Be Like You (King Louie, Mowgli & Baloo again)
I know it's crazy talk, but I think they should be adding more animal exhibits to...Animal Kingdom. They could really add an exquisite and impressive new animal exhibit or two for a tiny fraction of what new ride attractions cost.
For example, now that chimps are finally being phased out of labs (by federal regulations) there are an awful lot of chimps that need homes in sanctuaries. Disney could build a world-class sanctuary with innovative viewing opportunities for a comparatively tiny investment of virtually anything else they could build.
Plans were mooted for a Lion King dark ride to complement the new theatre. Obviously they haven't happened yet. (Thats not a hint)
Also, as some who draws primates, chimps are more interesting than those ducking pandas everyone wants.
Random thought: why isn't Disneynature's logo the Tree of Life?
I was actually just thinking about the AK show. I'm trying to remember- does the Lion King show go through any of the plot, or does it just go through the songs?
Wait, to which thing, the plot or the songs? lol
The songs are recontextualized to the festival.
I think they have a really cool opportunity to do something big with The Jungle Book at Animal Kingdom. I believe it's better suited for this park as opposed to overlaying it on The Jungle Cruise at MK.
There are a lot of rich, fascinating settings in The Jungle Book ranging from the monkey temple, to the dark rain forest, to the wolves perch. It's animal focused. It's slightly scary yet lighthearted as well. I just think it fits like a glove in AK.
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