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

Jones14

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At this point, I'd even be fine with an Indiana Jones ride taking over where Dinorama sits. My main concern is preserving Dinosaur and the main part of Dinoland USA, as I think that's a great little area. So much of Animal Kingdom is gritty and serious, and I feel like it (the non-Dinorama section) has some clever theming that doesn't take itself too seriously.
 

EricsBiscuit

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I hope they just replace C and H's with The Excavator and leave Dino alone. I hope to God that if they unfortunately decide to go forth with this plan, they build the E ticket boat ride.
 

Funmeister

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*smug grin*

AAAAAACTUALLY, most animal scientists agree birds are a type of dinosaur and- *is shoved into a locker*

Seriously though, it's sad to see so many people conflate Dinorama with Dinoland as a whole. I guess since you have to see it whenever you want to get to Dinosaur it cannot be helped... But still...
Syre, however traditionally if you ask someone to tell you the name of a dinosaur I am pretty sure the first choice most people give is not "bird."
 

TROR

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I have nothing against human characters in Animal Kingdom, as long as they are not the focus. Indiana Jones is far more the focus of Indiana Jones Adventure than Dr. Seeker is of Dinosaur.
I've always have felt the temple itself was the focus of the attraction. We only see Indy at the beginning and the end of the ride. Mara is more of a main character than he is imo.
 

Bairstow

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So, to summarize, the current rumor as known is that Indiana Jones Adventure would take over the current Dinosaur ride building, and the current Dino Land U.S.A. would be re-themed to South America, where another Indy attraction (Boat ride) would be found as well as trail(s)/exhibit(s) with new South American animals? Read all the pages and this is what I concluded with so bare with me lol.
Wait... so would that mean that this is a version of some amalgamated South American country, but set in the 1930s?

It would be a weird clash with Africa and Asia, which are notable for being clearly set in the present.

Then again, we've got Avatar now, so...
 

lazyboy97o

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I've always have felt the temple itself was the focus of the attraction. We only see Indy at the beginning and the end of the ride. Mara is more of a main character than he is imo.
Even then, the temple and its main artifact are human creations.
 

cjkeating

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Wait... so would that mean that this is a version of some amalgamated South American country, but set in the 1930s?

It would be a weird clash with Africa and Asia, which are notable for being clearly set in the present.

Then again, we've got Avatar now, so...
All of AK is set in present day, I'm not sure about Pandora, I guess it is 'alternative reality present day' even though the land is in the future based on the movie timeline.

Is it possible Indy 5 will be present day? Or would that make IJ immortal?
 

larryz

Disneyphilus Smirkatious
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If they insist on sticking with an exctinct animals land, I think it should be renamed Pangaea. That flows well with the name Pandora and broadens the area to be about more than just dinosaurs.
That would open quite a franchise opportunity for Panera... ;)
 

Bairstow

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All of AK is set in present day, I'm not sure about Pandora, I guess it is 'alternative reality present day' even though the land is in the future based on the movie timeline.

Is it possible Indy 5 will be present day? Or would that make IJ immortal?
Based on its own mythology, Avatarland takes place some time after 2166.

For multiple reasons, Indiana Jones makes no sense set in the present day, especially when his own continuity shows him aging normally into the 1950s. His canon birthdate was July 1, 1899.
 
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Mike S

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All of AK is set in present day, I'm not sure about Pandora, I guess it is 'alternative reality present day' even though the land is in the future based on the movie timeline.

Is it possible Indy 5 will be present day? Or would that make IJ immortal?
Based on its own mythology, Avatarland takes place some time after 2166.

For multiple reasons, Indiana Jones makes no sense set in the present day, especially when his own continuity shows him aging normally into the 1950s. His canon birthdate was July 1, 1899.
The movie takes place in 2154 and since the land is said to be 100 years later that would put it at 2254.
 

Mike S

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Where are you getting the 100 years later bit from?
http://james-camerons-avatar.wikia.com/wiki/Timeline
The theme park land is set in the Mo’ara Valley 100 years later, after the wars and the mining have ended, leaving Pandora environmentally devastated. Under a pact between Na’vi and Alpha Centauri Expeditions, a limited number of earthling tourists are able to visit the valley. The Na’vi and human inhabitants are trying to restore Pandora, and the plants play an important role.
http://www.miamiherald.com/living/travel/florida-travel/article153402359.html
 

lazyboy97o

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But what if the temple is worshipping an animal? Or perhaps worshipping a mythological animal like the yeti on Expedition Everest?
I’m not sure it is appropriate to describe the yeti as worshipped. The museum sets it up as a metaphor for the power of nature but the yeti is not imbued with any supernatural characteristics. A pulp archeology andventure angle would typically mean encountering a powerful yeti artifact, not the yeti itself. Yes, you could still have it be the actual animal but you’re now adding in a bunch of extra backstory that needs to be communicated in order to justify a veering away from the main subject.

Where are you getting the 100 years later bit from?
http://james-camerons-avatar.wikia.com/wiki/Timeline
It was discussed in a bunch of the preopening press.
 

Casper Gutman

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If you converted all of Dinoland to "South America" and remade Dinosaur as Indy, you'd still be deviating from the parks theme, but not too badly, especially if you added a more animal-centric walk and second ride. You'd be entirely eliminating dinos, which are really popular, from WDW unless they immediately announced a whole new dino area. If Uni was smart, they'd immediately expand Jurrasic Park and corner the Orlando dino market.

I strongly suspect that WDW doesn't want an Indy ride in a "South America" land, they want a full Indy land. That's the logic of the modern theme park. And that wouldn't fit.

Look, Indiana Jones, like GotG, can support a big, lush area and WDW has room for it in places that are thematically appropriate. Shoehorning it into existing structures is just nuts.

Hey, you know what would have worked at MGM? Instead of a cheap n' chintzy TSL, build a nice fancy Indy land to go with SWL. Then the MGM makeover would actually fix some of the parks problems.
 

DisneyDaver

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Hey, you know what would have worked at MGM? Instead of a cheap n' chintzy TSL, build a nice fancy Indy land to go with SWL. Then the MGM makeover would actually fix some of the parks problems.
Why not Indy in addition to TSL and SWL? I won't argue with the adjectives you used for TSL, but I do think many young kids who are Toy Story fans will like it anyway.
 

Casper Gutman

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Why not Indy in addition to TSL and SWL? I won't argue with the adjectives you used for TSL, but I do think many young kids who are Toy Story fans will like it anyway.
Hey, build a substantial Indy land at MGM as part of the expansion and I won't even complain about TSL. Of course, the MGM redo WAS supposed to have a major third component, but that got cut. Of course.

I think kids will enjoy TSL, but that shouldn't be the final arbiter of what WDW builds. Kids enjoy a wide range of things, but in the end things that are higher quality stick with them - as a child I loved both WDW and my local amusement park, but as I aged only one of them stuck with me and earned my loyalty. Kids aren't as lacking in discernment as some folks around here (and this isn't directed at you) seem to feel.
 
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