Would this be any greater of a thematic leap than Indy in TDS? I think much like Pandora in DAK, there's a treatment here that would be appropriate for the park. Now, if they go the Frozen Ever After route then it's a problem.
Yes, it would be a huge difference. TDS was planned with Lost River Delta and Indy as cornerstones. It fits just fine -- there. There is no way to tie this to DAK. It has no place and destroys one major facet (animals that once lived) of the park's mission statement. I would hope that Joe Rohde would fight this since he doesn't have many more years in him anyway. But Joe caved very quickly when Pandora, which does sorta fit, and Guardians Tower were dumped in his lap.