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Rumor Is Indiana Jones Planning an Adventure to Disney's Animal Kingdom?

njDizFan

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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.
 

atighe42

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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.
Ding, ding, ding! You hit it right on the head.
 

Dutch Inn '76

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Indiana Jones or Jungle Book should have gone in the place of Pandora, so adding it now is fine with me.

...but methinks they need to spend that money on Epcot first.
 

Jones14

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IJ in Dinoland is possible, but possible does not mean warranted. The focus would have to shift to him in order for a strong presence to be established, and Dinoland’s problems lie in its execution (DinoRama, carnival rides and games, odd layout), not its focus (the dinosaurs).

Don’t waste money altering the focus when you’ve got plenty of execution problems that, if fixed, can save the area.
 

CalebS

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Demolish dinorama and put a good dark ride or coaster or even boat ride about dinosaurs there and put a thrilling indiana jones boat ride in DHS with shanghai tech but a big drop
 

Bairstow

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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.
Modern day, nothing.
Jones as a character is expressly married to the 1930s and the pulp movie serials that lead to his creation. If there's not Nazis and gangsters around for him to punch, the character doesn't belong.
 

larryz

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“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
Michael Eisner doesn't work there any more.

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...
And here we go again with "We Wants The Redhead!"
 

tirian

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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’m trying to find the pun. Have you ever seen the British mockumentary “Come Fly with Me”? ;)
 

ChewbaccaYourMum

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BTW, I've heard recently that TDO is liking the cheaper DHS/Indy plan over the more expensive DAK pitch.
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.
 

peter11435

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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.
I love Indy.

I love the Indiana jones adventure.

I would love to have an amazing Indy attraction at WDW.

But I’m not so desperate for it that I would wish for it to be somewhere it doesn’t belong.
 
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