Ding, ding, ding! You hit it right on the head.Jungles, forests, savannahs, ancient ruins are not a theme...they are a place. They exist as a setting to tell a story related to the theme. When you are exploring ideas like the conservation of nature, obviously nature and animals will take a front seat in the story. And that is why Pandora works both thematically and is visually cohesive.
Visually Indy is almost a perfect fit (if you are considering existing Disney IPs). That for me is not enough.
Expand Cretaceous Trail with a reptile house and bird exhibit and give me a digsite rollercoaster with enough thrill to draw crowds and I see it being very successfulI'd rather they keep Dinosaur, plus it, and replace C&H with something better with a Dino theme....
Modern day, nothing.Yes. But I really have a hard time with Indy turning into some type of Jurassic Park employee. He's an archaeologist and professor, and from the (relatively) modern day.
Geography is not a man-made concept. Different animals live in different places.If DAK was organized by zoological orders I would say Indy would not fit. But since DAK is organized by geographical regions, I fail to see how temple ruins would be breaking theme. A lot of DAK is already temple ruins.
Michael Eisner doesn't work there any more.“Welcome to a kingdom of animals... real, ancient and imagined: a kingdom ruled by lions, dinosaurs and dragons; a kingdom of balance, harmony and survival; a kingdom we enter to share in the wonder, gaze at the beauty, thrill at the drama, and learn.” - Michael Eisner
And here we go again with "We Wants The Redhead!"Indy could run across a paleontologist in the jungle who needs help. And saving. Because she's pretty. And she needs to be mansplained how dangerous it is to be in the jungle alone. And to do her job.
On second thought...
I’m trying to find the pun. Have you ever seen the British mockumentary “Come Fly with Me”?Considering the park has dropped the "working studio" facade (pun intended) the show no longer seems big. Great show but the land could be used in a better and more immersive way. With a different IP.
Hollywood is too small for Indy.
I love Indiana Jones and have been dying for something huge from that franchise in Disney World for way too long. If this is the case though then I really don't care what all the naysayers have to say about this. I would much rather the more expensive (most likely whole land with multiple rides?) plan in Animal Kingdom happen than the dumb coaster from Paris just be thrown in DHS (if that's what the "cheap" plan means).
I love Indy.I love Indiana Jones and have been dying for something huge from that franchise in Disney World for way too long. If this is the case though then I really don't care what all the naysayers have to say about this. I would much rather the more expensive (most likely whole land with multiple rides?) plan in Animal Kingdom happen than the dumb coaster from Paris just be thrown in DHS (if that's what the "cheap" plan means).
Everyone says how Pandora fits so perfectly in theme and setting in Animal Kingdom, but in all honesty whenever I walk in there I don't even feel like I'm in Animal Kingdom anymore. And I'm NOT saying this as it's a bad thing! I'm just saying I feel like I'm just not there anymore.
My point is that if they make a huge land with ruins everywhere and some great rides based on Indiana Jones, once I walk in that land in Animal Kingdom, I'm probably going to feel the same way like I currently feel when I walk into Pandora.. Like I'm just not in Animal Kingdom anymore.
So whatever, I know all the naysayers out there won't even have fun with the idea of making Indy fit, but if it's between an expensive huge land, much more deserving for Indy, and a cheap presence in DHS.. then sign me up for ruining the "theme" and "setting" and whatever else in Animal Kingdom.