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The Miscellaneous Thought Thread

Sharon&Susan

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D.Silentu

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That was my thought too. The announcement reminded me of a thought I had awhile ago, which I will repost here:
That notion hints at a road not taken. Disney is so IP obsessed, I wonder if they might have ended the Twilight Zone license and developed TOT as their own totally owned property. Suppose they had used the recent six month (EDIT: Guardians of the Galaxy) change over, with concurrent refurbishments in Orlando and Paris, to scrub all Twilight Zone references in favor of their own narrative and redo the preshow(and of course add varying drop profiles). With the proven ability to reprogram the ride, over time an eerie mythology could be developed. At one point wasn't there discussion of a TOT movie(nevermind the 90's groaner)? It seemed like there was a lot of associated merchandise for them to expand on. I can't help but wonder if this was a missed opportunity for them, or I simply miss the ride.
 

Suspirian

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Wouldnt it be funny if we got like a sequel attraction based on this movie? A darkride where we zoom past the Tower of Terror in the distance.
 

George Lucas on a Bench

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The Tower of Terror movie loses steam at some point and becomes a mess, but for a Sunday Night Wonderful World of Eisner movie, it wasn't bad. I just thought it was amazing at the time to see them make the ride into a movie and to hear about it from the TV Guide a week before. It was a different time. Back then, it had a lapbar and only one drop and was far more obscure if you hadn't been to WDW. It had one my crushes of the era, Kirsten Dunst. She's still sexy.
 

D.Silentu

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And, actually, it’s not awful.
I don't remember it well, but I recall the movie holding my interest until the disappointingly sappy conclusion. I feel this is worth bringing up, as a Tower Of Terror movie should have some teeth. If the attraction that it is based on is a thrill ride, then a movie should follow suit and not pander to audiences that the ride was not designed for.
 

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