FEA is not a book report at all. TLM is in Fantasyland but it is also the exception.I dunno man... Little Mermaid is pretty much the cartoon, beat for truncated beat. FEA, pretty much beat for beat... I'll give 7DMT coaster a pass since it's, well, a coaster. Lightning McQueen's Racing Academy is an attraction (in the technical sense), and it sorta goes on a new adventure, but it's kind of a stretch to say it's a repeatable thing to see. My 4 year old son was pretty meh afterward.
Trying to think of anything else they've built down there in the last decade, but I'm coming up woefully short.
Neither SWL nor Pandora are places recreated from the movie. GotG doesn’t look like a book report either. These new IP attractions take the IP and world they’re in and expand them. In the end, all that really matters is that it’s a good attraction. And, Disney hasn’t built a real dud in a while at least here in the US.Historically Fantasyland attractions are book reports, new and old. I am very much in favor of things that continue or evolve the story rather than retell it. Frozen Ever After for example is a solid enough C-ticket boat ride that would be great in Fantasyland. The objection I have with it is 100% location based.
But bringing this back to the original point - recreating a movie environment can be spectacular, but ultimately it's less impressive to me than building a new concept that's inspired by the land. The former prays on familiarity to illicit emotion, the latter needs to exist on it's own. The degree of difficult is higher but I think the payoff is often better.