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Projects in the pipeline

Discussion in 'WDW Parks News, Rumors and Current Events' started by PeterAlt, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. PeterAlt

    PeterAlt Well-Known Member

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    Now that FLE Phase I and TT2 are completed, I'm wondering what's next. Officially, there's FLE Phase II and Avatar. FLE Phase II is well under construction. Avatar hasn't even started construction preparations. If Avatar is to open in 2015, should construction be starting very soon? Have they even said when the construction is supposed to begin?

    Speaking of 2015 (just two years away now), that's when Disney promised to release Star Wars VII. It's also the year Iger promised he would step down. Who are the candidates in line to replace him? Any chance that John Lasseter could get elected?

    Seriously, we should research all qualified candidates in line for the CEO position and vet their history to see which would be better or worse for the company and WDW. My obvious biased choice would be Lasseter. We need to weigh the other candidates as well (in the event Lasseter isn't considered). If we find a strong candidate would be great for the parks and one the BOD would vote for, we can make some noise here showing our support and maybe have a tad of influence over the process!
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    hakunamatata churro vigilante Premium Member

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    This would be an exercise in futility.....
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    ISTCNavigator57 Well-Known Member

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    Avatar is currently looking more like 2017 at the earliest. 2015 will never happen.
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    twebber55 Well-Known Member

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    Dont forget pixar expansion as well as star wars
  5. PeterAlt

    PeterAlt Well-Known Member

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    I disagree. First, it offers a checks and balance system for work they would have done any way. In effect, it would validate their own research and vetting - or uncover a stone unturned that they somehow didn't see. In either case, our voice collectively here in these groups, when loud and unwavering, can and did influence. The collective voice of discussion groups from all over the Internet (with Roy Disney's help) helped persuade Eisner not to seek another term, effectively stepping down.
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    PeterAlt Well-Known Member

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    We don't know that yet.
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    Turtle Well-Known Member

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    we have heard from insiders that Pixar will be green-lit when the budget is made, but they don't know when
  8. drew81

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    I believe we'll see a new attraction for MK.
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    Hopefully not another meet & greet. :eek:
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    mickey2008.1 Well-Known Member

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    Will be greenlit when the budget is set, what year will that be? o_O
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    jmcl07 The Future Premium Member

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    I hope rather than new attractions at MK... The future is mostly a fix and refurb first mode. Also where is Avatar Land supposed to be located and what work is being done in AK at the moment?
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    There was a rumor that TDO is looking at putting a boutique Star Wars half-day park for $200 admission, and you get to build a lightsaber, have a personalized experience, and probably some big fancy E-Ticket. They were looking at DHS, but due to space restrictions, it would be its own park.

    I think Carsland and Star Wars could round out a fifth gate, and they could start with the Star Wars part, make it a boutique park, and then add on more stuff later.

    I bet that Avatarland bites the dust.
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  13. Pixiedustmaker

    Pixiedustmaker Well-Known Member

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    I don't think they'll ever have a fix and refurb for the whole resort at the same time, if only because this would be a relatively big increase in the budget, plus a lot of rides would be knocked out of commission. Not to say it shouldn't happen, obviously Splash fell into disrepair.

    Anyway, a fifth gate would, once completed, start bringing in money, and would have its own upkeep budget which it would support in future years.

    So, given that upkeep and CapEx on new rides/lands/parks are sort of different budgetary issues, I don't think one necessarily precludes the other.
  14. JafarMaleficent

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    Rumor I don't see happening. Avatarland may bite the dust.
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    I don't believe either will happen in the next 10 years.

    Avatar is next. If MIU does well, we could finally see an MI ride. Star Wars is coming, but imagineering has just begun, so that's probably a decade off. The way TDO doesn't like to spend money, I'm not holding my breath for RSR or an expanded Pixar Place.
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    The MI ride would be so easy to have built with the work they've put into it. Hopefully MI does well and they pull the trigger. I'd actually prefer this to RSR for now since it would happen quickly and be a WDW exclusive (maybe).
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    With MU coming out in a few months, it's completely idiotic that they don't have that thing ready to go for 2013. I understand that their big marketing push is the FLE, and that they expect it to carry them through 2015, but it's really way too little. The 1-2 punch of the FLE and a MI coaster would have been amazing.

    I still say that the SWMT took the place of the MI coaster as far as the suits were concerned. I have a bad feeling that they are of the mindset that two coasters opening around the same time would have been redundant.
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    ISTCNavigator57 Well-Known Member

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    True, but the best we could hope for now would be a monsters coaster for 2015. They need to do something if Avatar won't come until at least 2017. 7DMT in 2014 then nothing until 2017 would be unacceptable to even TDO, I would think.
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    How likely is Cars Land still looking as of now? I know we have an entire thread on the subject, but can't make out what the official consensus is. Still looking like a go? That was the one project I was looking forward to more than any of them.
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  20. PeterAlt

    PeterAlt Well-Known Member

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    Can someone decode all these abbreviations used on this thread so far! Thanks because I got lost several posts back and haven't figured them out!
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