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

Bocabear

Well-Known Member
Wouldn't Indy fit well between Dinoland and Asia... The Nemo Theater area is large enough for an Indy attraction and a mini land...without sacrificing Dinosaur... It doesn't have to be either one or the other...there is room to have both, and the landscape and fabric of DAK seems a better fit than DHS which is rapidly changing into something other than a celebration of classic Hollywood...
 

DoubleJ21

Well-Known Member

I believe this has now been downscaled. Current thinking indicates a land refresh with the same theme and a coaster. But it ain’t over yet.
So is the Indy boat ride more likely to come to DHS, or has that been scrapped too? I'm worried about the impact the cuts could have. I know you can't say much, and that's frustrating, but I understand.
 

marni1971

WDW History nut
Premium Member
So is the Indy boat ride more likely to come to DHS, or has that been scrapped too? I'm worried about the impact the cuts could have. I know you can't say much, and that's frustrating, but I understand.
A boat ride at DHS was a proposal remember. Not green, not approved and not funded. If it will move to the blue sky phase I don’t know at the moment.
 

Kman101

Well-Known Member
With all the changes in Animal Kingdom, the nice Harambe expansion, cosmetic makeover of Discovery Island .... Chester and Hester's sticks out like a sore thumb now. It always did but it's even more noticeable. It was just a matter of time. I'm just glad they aren't sitting back and seem to be willing to do something here. But we'll see if anything truly does happen. Sounds like, as always, when WDW starts getting some good stuff, they then start chipping away. I had hoped we'd be spared that this time because of the awareness they have that they've let the parks stagnate for way too long and have a lot of catching up to do.

If some of the chipping away and changes are for the better, I'm glad, but we'll see what happens.
 

ElBendro

Well-Known Member
With all the changes in Animal Kingdom, the nice Harambe expansion, cosmetic makeover of Discovery Island .... Chester and Hester's sticks out like a sore thumb now. It always did but it's even more noticeable. It was just a matter of time. I'm just glad they aren't sitting back and seem to be willing to do something here. But we'll see if anything truly does happen. Sounds like, as always, when WDW starts getting some good stuff, they then start chipping away. I had hoped we'd be spared that this time because of the awareness they have that they've let the parks stagnate for way too long and have a lot of catching up to do.

If some of the chipping away and changes are for the better, I'm glad, but we'll see what happens.
To be fair they were hoping the 22% approval rating for Dinoland would just go up with more smiles, pin trading, and "magical moments".
 

VaderTron

Well-Known Member
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.
What would you say the theme of Animal Kingdom is? Is it just animals? No, we have already established it's more than just another zoo. It's a park that builds an appreciation of the natural world around us with an interest in telling their stories (both fictional and real) and to build an interest in conservation and preservation. While Indy is not a treehugger or an animal rights activist, neither is most of Animal Kingdom...and it's not the intention to indoctrinate visitors with either viewpoint. It is to build appreciation, to educate, and to implant a desire in guests to preserve these treasures found all around the earth. We are taught, not just to appreciate the animal or the tree, but also its habitat, its attributes, and (when applicable) it's culture. Humans are included in the animal kingdom. Just as there is interest in long lost animals such as the dinosaurs, there is room for appreciating humans of the past along with their culture and attributes. This is what Indiana Jones embodies, the quest for artifacts from ancient cultures with the intent to preserve them in a museum and to educate others about them. Am I the only one who sees it this way?
 

danlb_2000

Premium Member
What would you say the theme of Animal Kingdom is? Is it just animals? No, we have already established it's more than just another zoo. It's a park that builds an appreciation of the natural world around us with an interest in telling their stories (both fictional and real) and to build an interest in conservation and preservation. While Indy is not a treehugger or an animal rights activist, neither is most of Animal Kingdom...and it's not the intention to indoctrinate visitors with either viewpoint. It is to build appreciation, to educate, and to implant a desire in guests to preserve these treasures found all around the earth. We are taught, not just to appreciate the animal or the tree, but also its habitat, its attributes, and (when applicable) it's culture. Humans are included in the animal kingdom. Just as there is interest in long lost animals such as the dinosaurs, there is room for appreciating humans of the past along with their culture and attributes. This is what Indiana Jones embodies, the quest for artifacts from ancient cultures with the intent to preserve them in a museum and to educate others about them. Am I the only one who sees it this way?
The park's dedication basically sums this up...

"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."
 
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