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Marvel coming to WDW?!?!

RSoxNo1

Well-Known Member
#81
This is going to make the fan outcry for Frozen in Norway look like a stoners drum circle. If anyone else on the planet put this out there this thread would tailspin into public mockery. Because it's @WDW1974 we have to pay attention.

Spirit, I sincerely hope they have figured out some of your sources and are trying to plug the leak with this crap.

I've got a lot more on this, but I need to go throw up.
 

WDW1974

Well-Known Member
Original Poster
#82
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I am praying this is an early (and sick) April Fools joke.

Surely they would not destroy the crown jewel of the studios park. Surely.
I don't do April Fools online as it became more than cliche about a dozen years ago. And the source is impeccable. I am only placing it out because I know it. I do wonder how many of todays' fans simply think this is a great idea and are still upset the giant toon hat is down.
 

egg

Well-Known Member
#84
Yes. Can you believe it!??!? The Weatherman flexed his giant ... um ... muscles and UNI quivered and he traded Brent Musburger to NBC-UNI for the rights to all the Marvel characters. All of the twits were so right. All bow down to BOB!!!


OK, not really, but the thread subject still may well be true, my friends (and assorted crazies who can't quit me.)

Did that get your attention? Good. That is my reason for being, after all. At least that's what I hear frauds, addicts and con men say.

While Bob Iger lamented at the recent shareholders meeting in Chicago that TWDC would likely never be able to use its stable of Marvel characters (or the ones everyone knows and cares about) at its ATM in the swamps, there is one major exception that every fanboi sleeping in his Hulk boxers knows about.

Yup. I am talking about the characters from the second best Marvel film -- behind Deadpool, which doesn't count because it's not controlled by The Weatherman and not part of something called The Marvel Cinematic Universe -- namely The Guardians of the Galaxy.

Well, if current plans (and they are subject to change, but accurate as of this posting and that is all I can ever offer) follow through, sometime in either 2017 or 2018 you will get to experience a true GotG E-Ticket at The Corpse of The Disney-MGM Studios. Fast construction timeline you say. Or the Spirit is smoking on some bad Kissimmee weed you say?

Nope. Welcome to The Guardians of the Galaxy Tower of Terror. Yes. Really. Yes, Disney wants to destroy (or make over depending on how you look at it) one of its high points of creative product in the last 25 years to tie it to a BRAND that it can't even use to advertise and promote, in Florida that is.

You see, like almost everything these days, the genesis of this project is in Anaheim where ToT isn't an anchor of a park (DCA), just part of its menu of offerings. A park that can take full advantage of The Weatherman's acquisition spree (the only thing that marks his tenure as head of the world's largest entertainment company) and is planning a major Marvel addition right next door to an old hotel on Hollywood's dark side. WDI has pushed this concept heavily and TDA wants to do it badly.

Having to license The Twilight Zone IP from CBS, IP that most people not born prior to 1980 have little if any knowledge of -- just makes it even more attractive.

Let's forget that this is one of the best attractions Disney has ever built. We do have toon characters in Small World and Jack Sparrow soon to be in every Pirates attraction worldwide, so shilling IP by changing classic attractions isn't something Disney is afraid to do.

They want to market it as DL's 'BIG, NEW THING' for 2017 and the first of many new major Marvel attractions in DCA (and other parks not located in the Florida swamps) before The Star Wars Experience (oops, did I name drop prematurely? Happens with age!) debuts in DL in 12/18 . If they have their way, the current Anaheim ToT will close around the first oft the year and reopen before summer with an entirely new GotG based show, still (somehow I am told) centered on a haunted hotel from the 1930s. How? Who knows? Stitch and Buzz Lightyear belong in Tomorrowland, right?

The hitch right now is, naturally, WDW. They are interested in this, but they see it more as a temporary overlay to draw people into their moribund Studios park (the one they actively engage in deceptive advertising in because telling people that the real Star Wars stuff won't arrive before 2020-21 probably wouldn't be good for business). They (again naturally) are looking to cut the budget and the timeline because shutting the ToT next January might just finally be the straw that breaks the camel's back (hell, even 1-2 lifestylers might tell people to not visit for more than half a day out of their 11 day on property MAGICal $11,000 WDW vacations ). At DCA, this will be the gateway to Marvel BRAND Land and has to look and act the part. TDO is whining about money and downtime (they will soon count restrooms and ODV carts and Marsha the special needs CM at The ABC Commissary that thinks she does a great Daisy Duck impression as attractions).

But right now it looks like this has the momentum needed to happen on BOTH coasts provided TDO is willing to shoulder the costs and realize this will be a permanent change, not a summer marketing deal.

And, no, this means nothing at all regarding other Marvel IP ... and, no, I don't think UNI cares one way or the other.
There are certain things that make me a bit sad or even get me a bit boiled up inside, but wouldn't put a huge dent in my future trips. This would be absolutely horrible beyond belief.

Not only would it be heartbreaking for me personally, but it seriously makes no sense for even money-hungry people at TWDC. Does Disney not realize how many guests know of and love Tower of Terror? Not just super Disney fans or people like us, no. Nearly everyone who's been to DHS clearly remembers and enjoys the ride. Whenever you mention drop rides, the absolute prime example people talk about is Tower of Terror. It is... dare I say... a classic. By doing this, I can without a doubt say that Disney would be turning away more people than they would be attracting.

But with the Muppets Land rumor, I can see that Disney feels this need for everything to be a land. Why do they feel that way? Well that's what happens when you have poorly chosen execs making these kind of decisions without consulting more knowledgable people. And we are also hearing rumors of a launch coaster in DL. I am just now realizing what is next to Tower of Terror in Hollywood Studios. A launch coaster. Dun dun dun. This is looking terrible, and is one of the few moments where I realize that budget slashing can be just as good as it can be bad, especially when bozos are in charge.
 
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mickEblu

Well-Known Member
#88
Yes. Can you believe it!??!? The Weatherman flexed his giant ... um ... muscles and UNI quivered and he traded Brent Musburger to NBC-UNI for the rights to all the Marvel characters. All of the twits were so right. All bow down to BOB!!!


OK, not really, but the thread subject still may well be true, my friends (and assorted crazies who can't quit me.)

Did that get your attention? Good. That is my reason for being, after all. At least that's what I hear frauds, addicts and con men say.

While Bob Iger lamented at the recent shareholders meeting in Chicago that TWDC would likely never be able to use its stable of Marvel characters (or the ones everyone knows and cares about) at its ATM in the swamps, there is one major exception that every fanboi sleeping in his Hulk boxers knows about.

Yup. I am talking about the characters from the second best Marvel film -- behind Deadpool, which doesn't count because it's not controlled by The Weatherman and not part of something called The Marvel Cinematic Universe -- namely The Guardians of the Galaxy.

Well, if current plans (and they are subject to change, but accurate as of this posting and that is all I can ever offer) follow through, sometime in either 2017 or 2018 you will get to experience a true GotG E-Ticket at The Corpse of The Disney-MGM Studios. Fast construction timeline you say. Or the Spirit is smoking on some bad Kissimmee weed you say?

Nope. Welcome to The Guardians of the Galaxy Tower of Terror. Yes. Really. Yes, Disney wants to destroy (or make over depending on how you look at it) one of its high points of creative product in the last 25 years to tie it to a BRAND that it can't even use to advertise and promote, in Florida that is.

You see, like almost everything these days, the genesis of this project is in Anaheim where ToT isn't an anchor of a park (DCA), just part of its menu of offerings. A park that can take full advantage of The Weatherman's acquisition spree (the only thing that marks his tenure as head of the world's largest entertainment company) and is planning a major Marvel addition right next door to an old hotel on Hollywood's dark side. WDI has pushed this concept heavily and TDA wants to do it badly.

Having to license The Twilight Zone IP from CBS, IP that most people not born prior to 1980 have little if any knowledge of -- just makes it even more attractive.

Let's forget that this is one of the best attractions Disney has ever built. We do have toon characters in Small World and Jack Sparrow soon to be in every Pirates attraction worldwide, so shilling IP by changing classic attractions isn't something Disney is afraid to do.

They want to market it as DL's 'BIG, NEW THING' for 2017 and the first of many new major Marvel attractions in DCA (and other parks not located in the Florida swamps) before The Star Wars Experience (oops, did I name drop prematurely? Happens with age!) debuts in DL in 12/18 . If they have their way, the current Anaheim ToT will close around the first oft the year and reopen before summer with an entirely new GotG based show, still (somehow I am told) centered on a haunted hotel from the 1930s. How? Who knows? Stitch and Buzz Lightyear belong in Tomorrowland, right?

The hitch right now is, naturally, WDW. They are interested in this, but they see it more as a temporary overlay to draw people into their moribund Studios park (the one they actively engage in deceptive advertising in because telling people that the real Star Wars stuff won't arrive before 2020-21 probably wouldn't be good for business). They (again naturally) are looking to cut the budget and the timeline because shutting the ToT next January might just finally be the straw that breaks the camel's back (hell, even 1-2 lifestylers might tell people to not visit for more than half a day out of their 11 day on property MAGICal $11,000 WDW vacations ). At DCA, this will be the gateway to Marvel BRAND Land and has to look and act the part. TDO is whining about money and downtime (they will soon count restrooms and ODV carts and Marsha the special needs CM at The ABC Commissary that thinks she does a great Daisy Duck impression as attractions).

But right now it looks like this has the momentum needed to happen on BOTH coasts provided TDO is willing to shoulder the costs and realize this will be a permanent change, not a summer marketing deal.

And, no, this means nothing at all regarding other Marvel IP ... and, no, I don't think UNI cares one way or the other.
This makes me sick. I'm really hoping your wrong about this one.
 

RSoxNo1

Well-Known Member
#91
OK, so here's what I have for the Marvel to WDW rumor... I thought Jim Hill had something on Guardians but I didn't have it:

July 9, 2015: WDWMagic.com is reporting that Imagineer Joe Rohde has been assigned as the Global Creative Lead of the Marvel Properties within the Theme Parks.

April 27, 2015: *****.com is reporting that "something is up" at Universal where attractions like The Incredible Hulk and Dr. Doom's Fearfall are expected to be re-themed and removed respectively. The site speculates that this may lead the way for a partial or full sale of the theme park rights to the Marvel characters back to Disney for use in Disney World.

August 23, 2014: Star Lord and Gamora from Guardians of the Galaxy appear at the "Villains Unleashed" hard ticketed event at Disney's Hollywood Studios. It is understood that the Guardians of the Galaxy characters were not part of the original theme park rights agreement between Marvel and Universal.

July 4, 2014: A "Sneak Peak" of Guardians of the Galaxy debuts at Disney's Hollywood Studios,.

March 31, 2012: An Avengers themed monorail is placed on the Magic Kingdom monorail loop. The understanding is that the monorail cannot appear on the Epcot loop as it would be considered a Marvel themed attraction inside a theme park. The Magic Kingdom resort and express monorail loops do not technically enter the Magic Kingdom park, while the Epcot monorail does.

August 3, 2009: The Walt Disney Company acquires Marvel Entertainment for a cost of $4.24 billion.

February, 2009: MCA Inc elects to not renew the exclusive theme park rights for the Marvel Characters for Universal Studios Hollywood.
 

WDW Guru

Well-Known Member
#92
Ive come up with a theory of why Disney is doing this...there always needs to be something at the end of a street to ruin an illusion.





What do these two pictures have in common? They both look like they could exist in Hollywood.



Just imagine something like this at the end of Sunset Blvd.........:hungover:
 

PhotoDave219

Well-Known Member
#97
I don't do April Fools online as it became more than cliche about a dozen years ago. And the source is impeccable. I am only placing it out because I know it. I do wonder how many of todays' fans simply think this is a great idea and are still upset the giant toon hat is down.
This is a horrible idea. They have the closest thing to perfection at the Studios with TOT when it comes to writing, theming, storytelling, etc.

Why screw with something that works?

I hope this is just blue sky... But something tells me there's something to this
 

WDW1974

Well-Known Member
Original Poster
#98
I don't believe this for one second. Perhaps someone working for Disney did purpose this but it seems crazy to me. Like Blue Sky thinking. Why not Guardians of the Splash Mountain or Big Thunder Groot? Seems just as likely.
Nope. Not at all. If you pay attention to what was posted, then you should understand why it makes sense to WDI and TDA.