Bob Chapek Confirms Disney Will Overhaul Epcot

eliza61nyc

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Maybe because the fees are so astronomical. One of many reasons probably.
oh I heard it the other way. I thought I read here that Disney inquired about getting the rights to use some of those old movies before TGMR was scuttled, someone said the MGMl wanted Disney to pay outrageous amounts of money to have the scenes from the Wizard of Oz in the ride. same thing with Casablanca
 
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HauntedPirate

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Well that depends... does OLC expect the sponsor to fund everything? Or are they simply selling branding and marketing exposure?

Sponsorship is alive and well... look at every sports venue in the country. But those naming rights deals aren't setup to say "If we don't get a sponsor, we are closing down the NY Yankees..."
True. Thinking about it from that angle, it may be more name exposure than actual "ride sponsorship" there. But there are still a lot of company names on the TDL map...
 

Unplugged

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You know, if they did get the rights AND stuck an attraction into DHS, I wouldn't even complain. That applies to any work of Mel Brooks too.
Same here! I'm totally looking forward to the new attraction in MK Frontierland, "Blazing Saddles" where guests can choose the good side to play the Sheriff of Rock Ridge and experience racism first hand, or go for the bad side to play Mongo and punch a horse! Don't forget to stop by the Schnitzengruben quick service stand for a sausage or slice of apple pie.


;):D Too much?
 
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Notes from Neverland

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Same here! I'm totally looking forward to the new attraction in MK Frontierland, "Blazing Saddles" where guests can choose the good side to play the Sheriff of Rock Ridge and experience racism first hand, or go for the bad side to play Mongo and punch a horse! Don't forget to stop by the Schnitzengruben quick service stand for a sausage or slice of apple pie.
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;):D Too much?
Rock Ridge, Rock Ridge, Splendid!
 

HauntedMansionFLA

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Same here! I'm totally looking forward to the new attraction in MK Frontierland, "Blazing Saddles" where guests can choose the good side to play the Sheriff of Rock Ridge and experience racism first hand, or go for the bad side to play Mongo and punch a horse! Don't forget to stop by the Schnitzengruben quick service stand for a sausage or slice of apple pie.


;):D Too much?
“THE SHERIFF IS NEAR”!!!!!!!!
 

J. D.

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Same here! I'm totally looking forward to the new attraction in MK Frontierland, "Blazing Saddles" where guests can choose the good side to play the Sheriff of Rock Ridge and experience racism first hand, or go for the bad side to play Mongo and punch a horse! Don't forget to stop by the Schnitzengruben quick service stand for a sausage or slice of apple pie.


;):D Too much?
Mongo no bad. Mongo only pawn in game of life.
 

AKL2003

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Same here! I'm totally looking forward to the new attraction in MK Frontierland, "Blazing Saddles" where guests can choose the good side to play the Sheriff of Rock Ridge and experience racism first hand, or go for the bad side to play Mongo and punch a horse! Don't forget to stop by the Schnitzengruben quick service stand for a sausage or slice of apple pie.


;):D Too much?
A Madeline Kahn AA in a stage show???Hilarious!!!..i chuckle just thinking about that scene....
 

trainplane3

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Oh someone quoted me, let's see what's going on-
Same here! I'm totally looking forward to the new attraction in MK Frontierland, "Blazing Saddles" where guests can choose the good side to play the Sheriff of Rock Ridge and experience racism first hand, or go for the bad side to play Mongo and punch a horse! Don't forget to stop by the Schnitzengruben quick service stand for a sausage or slice of apple pie.


;):D Too much?
Rock Ridge, Rock Ridge, Splendid!
“THE SHERIFF IS NEAR”!!!!!!!!
Mongo no bad. Mongo only pawn in game of life.
A Madeline Kahn AA in a stage show???Hilarious!!!..i chuckle just thinking about that scene....
Song of the south meets Blazzing Saddles!!! Awesome mismash
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Guys, this is the Epcot thread. Right? I think? I don't even know.
 

Sharon&Susan

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oh I heard it the other way. I thought I read here that Disney inquired about getting the rights to use some of those old movies before TGMR was scuttled, someone said the universal wanted Disney to pay outrageous amounts of money to have the scenes from the Wizard of Oz in the ride. same thing with Casablanca
None of the movies in TGMR are owned by Universal. Casablanca is owned by Warner Bros and Wizard of Oz is owned by MGM.
 

DanielBB8

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But OLC apparently has little problem getting sponsors at TDL. Hmmm...
Don’t you know the differences with the business model? After Maelstrom lost the Norway government as a sponsor, the attraction is dead. Most attractions at Epcot don’t last or receive updates upon loss of a sponsorship before they are removed. I also don’t think Disney will allow inadvertent free advertising for a company that no longer sponsors the attraction. Or... Norway’s Maelstrom now sponsored by Sweden. It doesn’t work. Disney wasn’t successful in getting any Norway corporations to sponsor the pavilion either. So Disney obviously took it over.

The Epcot pavilions are designed to fit perfectly with their original sponsors. Any subsequent sponsor will require extensive updates that are prohibitive to most companies. So Disney should design new attractions using universal ideas or just their own popular IP and then let a company have minor sponsorship rights. They do this already at many Disney attractions.
 
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DanielBB8

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Maybe because the fees are so astronomical. One of many reasons probably.
Disney’s attractions are not cheap either. Test Track was rumored to cost $250 million and more than a year late. Naming rights would be significantly cheaper than the Epcot sponsorship model. Disney even rejected Siemens’ offer of free monorail (rumored). Disney is so rich that they could do this. Why even bother having corporate sponsorships?
 

jt04

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Disney’s attractions are not cheap either. Test Track was rumored to cost $250 million and more than a year late. Naming rights would be significantly cheaper than the Epcot sponsorship model. Disney even rejected Siemens’ offer of free monorail (rumored). Disney is so rich that they could do this. Why even bother having corporate sponsorships?
This is the year Disney starts making real money off IPs. Basically Disney sponsors its own attractions now.
 

aladdin2007

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oh I heard it the other way. I thought I read here that Disney inquired about getting the rights to use some of those old movies before TGMR was scuttled, someone said the MGMl wanted Disney to pay outrageous amounts of money to have the scenes from the Wizard of Oz in the ride. same thing with Casablanca
I was referring to Epcot pavilions more or less.
Don’t you know the differences with the business model? After Maelstrom lost the Norway government as a sponsor, the attraction is dead. Most attractions at Epcot don’t last or receive updates upon loss of a sponsorship before they are removed. I also don’t think Disney will allow inadvertent free advertising for a company that no longer sponsors the attraction. Or... Norway’s Maelstrom now sponsored by Sweden. It doesn’t work. Disney wasn’t successful in getting any Norway corporations to sponsor the pavilion either. So Disney obviously took it over.

The Epcot pavilions are designed to fit perfectly with their original sponsors. Any subsequent sponsor will require extensive updates that are prohibitive to most companies. So Disney should design new attractions using universal ideas or just their own popular IP and then let a company have minor sponsorship rights. They do this already at many Disney attractions.
There were interested parties, but $$$$$$$. And the government had a last chance as well to save it, but they didnt want to pay the 100mill Disney was asking for. Things may have been a bit different but lets just say it all turned frozen, and we know where we are today.
 
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