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

FigmentJedi

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India makes sense from a thematic standpoint; The Jungle Book is set there, so that could be a fit for the non-Indy boat ride, as is Temple of Doom, which features a chase through a mine that could work as a wooden coaster.

I'm probably putting two and two together and coming up with five. And, given that Asia is currently right next to Dinoland, would a potential India-themed land be part of an expansion of Asia or would it be a separate land?
Asia doesn't even need to expand into Dinoland considering how huge the northern expansion plot is.
 

DAK1928

Premium Member
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Asia doesn't even need to expand into Dinoland considering how huge the northern expansion plot is.
I'm still holding hope that we get an East Asia expansion on that plot and finally get those Giant Pandas (what happened to that rumor anyway?)
 

olie64

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So if I've read everything right about these "Tug of Wars".
Tug of War A Indiana Jones/South America (currently leaning toward DHS due to budget?):

DHS Mega E-Ticket*/ Restaurant (Re-theme Backlot Express?)/ Shop vs AK South America/Indy redo of Dinosaur!/ Adventure Re-theme of Restaurantosaurus/ Wooden Roller Coaster/ Indy Themed Bar/ Non-Indy Shanghai Pirates style Boat ride

Tug of War B: No idea, seems to be competing budgets. Involves either AK OR DHS vs EPCOT

You can't get Indy in both AK and DHS

*Would anyone else be on board to start calling Mega E-Tickets, "F-Tickets"?

I think the other is probably a jungle book ride between AK and Epcot where it would be put in an Indian pavilion just my guess.
 

peter11435

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I could be totally wrong, but I don’t think the south side of the park was built with animal enclosures in mind
The south side of the park wasn’t built with a South America either but you can build anything you want.

There are already some minimal animal facilities on the south side supporting the species in the oasis and dinoland. If they were already engaging in a large project in that area animal habits and housing could be constructed as part of the project. Now whether or not they would is another question.
 

BrianLo

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So if I've read everything right about these "Tug of Wars".
Tug of War A Indiana Jones/South America (currently leaning toward DHS due to budget?):

DHS Mega E-Ticket*/ Restaurant (Re-theme Backlot Express?)/ Shop vs AK South America/Indy redo of Dinosaur!/ Adventure Re-theme of Restaurantosaurus/ Wooden Roller Coaster/ Indy Themed Bar/ Non-Indy Shanghai Pirates style Boat ride

Tug of War B: No idea, seems to be competing budgets. Involves either AK OR DHS vs EPCOT

You can't get Indy in both AK and DHS

*Would anyone else be on board to start calling Mega E-Tickets, "F-Tickets"?
I think the confusion stems from this being in the Indy thread, but piecing together what @marni1971 is saying the tug of war isn't over Indy. It is more over the ride tech and budgets.

Only two parks will get something, sounds like AK just wants something using Shanghai boat tech or some sort of coaster tech (which is maybe the other tug of war). It sounds like they don't really care too much whether that's Indy or Jungle Book. Perhaps DHS isn't even interested in either of those IP and wants to use something like say-Moana-for the boat tech.

I sort of have a feeling the mandate came down to get the Shanghai boat tech in and all the parks want it for themselves.

Of course in this grand scheme of things my rationale brain says DHS and Epcot need it more, but in my heart I want AK to win at least one.
 
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doctornick

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Indy retheme of Dinosaur, convert Restaurantosaurus to a adventurer themed restaurant, build an Indy themed bar, wooden coaster replacing Chester & Hester's, and non-Indy themed boat ride replaces Nemo.
To be honest, I'd much rather see a Shanghai Pirates version of Indy in DHS than that.

First of all, I think that POTC tech plus Indy would be a perfect fit and would set the ride apart from other Indy themed attractions. It's great to have variety among the parks.

Second, DHS could really use that type of ride - a high quality E-ticket, no height restriction, high capacity. Wish they would be building something like that right now (well, besides the Mickey ride, since that only replaced an existing attraction; I'm talking an actual addition).

But, mostly, because that re-imaging of Dinoland - as cool as that result probably would be - just seems like a colossal waste of money. I hate re-purposing perfectly fine existing attractions. Build new and actually add capacity. Dinosaur, the Boneyard, Restaurantosaurus - that stuff is all fine. Any marginal improvement by converting to Indy would relatively pointless. And why get ride of a perfectly good theater, in a park dying for indoor attractions to beat the heat?

Should they replace Chester and Hester's? Of course. But if that's the "big plan" then why not just tear down Dinorama and put in the Excavator and call it a day. Seems like the same capacity as the above reworking of the theme, much less cost and downtime, and keeps Dinosaurs in the animal park which should be there.
 

doctornick

Well-Known Member
for the sake of discussion, consider you're making final call and were allocated funds for only one project...
would a project going to mk be worth something not going in somewhere else?
I'd agree that they should continue to focus on building up the other parks as much as possible, especially when it comes to E-ticket big draws.

That said, I think there would be some value to adding some less splashy but high capacity attractions to MK. The theater actually seemed to me to be a good choice. I still would think it would be awesome/appropriate to build some version of Western River in Frontierland for the 50th.
 
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