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

RSoxNo1

Well-Known Member
To summarize:

The DAK Proposal:​
  • Dinoland becomes Central/South America
    • Dinosaur becomes Indy
    • Dinorama becomes a wooden coaster
    • Restaurantosaurus becomes adventurer-themed with a bar
    • Nemo Theater become a boat ride (Shanghai pirates tech) with an IP not attractionified in the parks yet
The DHS Proposal:​
  • Indy boat ride (Shanghai pirates tech) with a related store, restaurant and bar

So, DAK and DHS are fighting over the Shanghai Pirates tech. Are they also fighting over Indy? May not be if it's OK for Indy to be in more than one park, like some other IPs.

That leaves the battle for the other tech. Which would mean Epcot wants it and also either DHS or DAK. Unknown at this time what that is.
I know you piece this together, but there's 135 pages here and I have yet to see any of the insiders on here hint at this. Did anyone definitively say Shanghai Pirates tech or just "competing over a ride system"? About the only thing I saw was that Indy was being considered for Dinoland.
 

RSoxNo1

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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.
Does the "same theme" mean Indy or the existing Dinoland/Dinorama theme?
 

smile

Well-Known Member
I know you piece this together, but there's 135 pages here and I have yet to see any of the insiders on here hint at this. Did anyone definitively say Shanghai Pirates tech or just "competing over a ride system"? About the only thing I saw was that Indy was being considered for Dinoland.
not quite sure who you consider what, but it was specifically mentioned
 

smile

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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."

is a bit of a mess, isn't it?
 

RSoxNo1

Well-Known Member
I saw @MisterPenguin pulled @Disneyhead'71 's posts. Has anyone else definitively agreed with his confirmations. No offense, but the only other info I'm finding that he has put out there in the past was a Guardians overhaul to The Great Movie Ride.
 

Capsin4

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Can you link to it? I must have missed it in the 137 pages.
I don’t think the spotc system was mentioned by an insider. One insider comfirmed 2 parks were looking at Indy and 3 parks (not MK) were looking at the same ride system. Someone else added the specific ride system, or at least I haven’t seen an insider mention it or hint strongly at it. I may have missed it though.
 

Fox&Hound

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I’d like to see what WDI could do using the Shanghai Pirates boat tech at Epcot for a redone JII. Keep the pyramid buildings, but gut the inside and put a boat ride where the track was. Use a combo of screens and physical sets and AA’s. Heck, bring back the rotating carousel for the Flight to Imagination scene, but have the boats sync up to it instead of cars on a track.
Does epcot need another boat ride after frozen and mexico? For a park with limited rides and ride systems, I would not push for another boat ride personally...
 

MisterPenguin

Rumormonger
Premium Member
I know you piece this together, but there's 135 pages here and I have yet to see any of the insiders on here hint at this. Did anyone definitively say Shanghai Pirates tech or just "competing over a ride system"? About the only thing I saw was that Indy was being considered for Dinoland.
I have just recently updated the rumor tracker. @Disneyhead'71 was dropping tidbit after tidbit and the other insiders seemed to confirm it. Lotsa links....

In General / Park Wide
  • The Great Capex Recession {all new}
    • It seems that some of the projects announced and unannounced are being cut or scaled back due to reduction in allotted capex (capital expenditure budget). [here]
      • The D23-announced Main Street Theater looks to be definitely cut (or put off to some indefinite future).
      • It may likely be cancelling or putting off to much later the Coco overlay of Gran Fiesta [here]
  • The Great Park Fight {all new}
    • parks are vying (with the exception of MK) for ride systems (e.g., Shanghai Pirates or FoP Theater) and maybe over an IP (e.g., Indy) [here]
    • Indy for a big DAK version [Dino to Indy; Restarauntosaurus to Adventurer theme, wooden coaster in place of Dinoland, and a non-Indy boat ride replaces Nemo theater all in a Central/South America section of the park] or a cheaper DHS version (which isn't a coaster, but is an E-Ticket [boat ride, likely with Shanghai PotC mechanics] with store & restaurant) [here] and [here] and [here] and [here] and [here] and [here]
      • the boat ride IP replacing Nemo is one that isn't used in the parks yet [here]
      • contrary: there is no battle over a single IP (such as Indy), it's over mechanical systems [here] or, indeed there is 2 parks vying for one IP and 3 parks vying for a ride system [here]
    • the E-Ticket that may come to DHS wouldn't be in time for SWL's opening [here] and is likely, if it is greenlighted, to be the boat ride [here]
      • contrary: more Indy isn't greenlit for DHS (but may be later??) [here]
    • The Flight of Passage mechanics is in the mix for cloning at some time in the future [here]
 

Kman101

Well-Known Member
I don’t think the spotc system was mentioned by an insider. One insider comfirmed 2 parks were looking at Indy and 3 parks (not MK) were looking at the same ride system. Someone else added the specific ride system, or at least I haven’t seen an insider mention it or hint strongly at it. I may have missed it though.
I also don't believe an insider has shot down the boat ride tech, but I'm not 100% on that. So it's not confirmed but not really denied either.
 

Kman101

Well-Known Member
I also said this on Feb. 6th.

This aligns with @marni1971 tidbit about a cheaper Dinoland refresh.

A lot of scaling back of projects going on.
Scaling back always happens, WDW takes two steps foward and the same two steps backwards. It's frustrating.

But I think in this case both parks could benefit still. Dinoland gets a refresh, we lose Dinorama for a coaster. DHS gets an Indy boat ride. I'd be good with that. As long as both actually happen. I of course would prefer more ambition but this can be seen as a win for both parks still. In fact I'm pretty OK with this. Again, should it officially get the greenlight. But even then ... LOL. This company is really hard to trust.
 
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