Disney hasn’t “gotten it right” since Tower of Terror. That’s 25 years ago and the people who could get it right are long gone. Universal has clearly taken advantage of this opening and will likely continue to do so with this new park. Universal has slowly become the new Disney and this to me is very reminiscent of the “Disney decade”. I think we have some very interesting times ahead!
I’m not sure what you’re getting at, things take time to build. I also don’t think the T2-3D replacement is a big priority. It’s definitely not going to be a big game changer attraction or land. Universal has already proven they can bring the quality now they just need to bring the quantity. Having three parks gives them the ability to approach the value that Disney can offer with a much larger resort. Also looking at the model for the Nintendo section it looks like it’s safe to say they’re putting good effort into this new park. I think this is going to be a pretty big deal for Universal and I think they know they need to put a lot into this park to really put it over the edge. I’m not really being critical one way or the other this is just going to be interesting to watch how the theme park business in Central FL evolves with these big changes.To quote an animated merkat, "Sit down before you hurt yourself." I am not being critical, one way or another, but you seem to be
expecting a lot from a new park that hasn't had one part of it announced yet. Part of taking advantage, would be to have the whole
project ready to go. Considering it has taken over 2 years and the show still hasn't been replaced in the old T2 building. When are they
going to be taking advantage in 4 or 5 years?
(insert Chloe.gif here)It’s funny you say that, I’ve always viewed the Chester & Hester area as the best themed area in DAK. It has a story and theme and a creative way to something fairly ordinary. All the other lands while they’re great represtations of the parts of the world they represent, they’re fairly unimaginative.
Would it make you happy if I said WDW instead of Disney? I simply acknowledged that I haven’t experienced every attraction you mentioned and that my opinion may not extend to those."Disney hasn't made any good movies since Snow White.
Oh, did I mention I haven't seen any Disney movies since Snow White?"
Yeah that’s my point it’s just not as interesting. To me the whole point of theme parks is to transport you to interesting worlds and experiences. I think DAK serves its purpose very well, but it’s just not the kind of place people want to visit like Diagon Alley or Batuu from the new Star Wars land. It’s very much like World Showcase. I think the imagineers realized pretty early on that something like that wouldn’t stand on its own as a theme park, and they’re now realizing the same thing with DAK as they try to add more to make the park somewhat interesting beyond just being a heavily themed zoo.The big difference is that it's easier for "Diagon Alley" to resonate with people than "poor African village that has been occupied by several different governments is now liberated and finding its own identity."
Fair enough. I personally find Harambe and Anandapur to be just as interesting as the IP-based lands, for different reasons. It's cool to see them bring a fictional world to life, but I'll probably never visit those real life places so it's also cool to see an accurate recreation that also has its own internal fictional story and background for those who wish to seek it out.Yeah that’s my point it’s just not as interesting. To me the whole point of theme parks is to transport you to interesting worlds and experiences. I think DAK serves its purpose very well, but it’s just not the kind of place people want to visit like Diagon Alley or Batuu from the new Star Wars land. It’s very much like World Showcase. I think the imagineers realized pretty early on that something like that wouldn’t stand on its own as a theme park, and they’re now realizing the same thing with DAK as they try to add more to make the park somewhat interesting beyond just being a heavily themed zoo.
Exactly. The real-life competition is much friendlier than fans seem to believe.Both parks have done great things lately. I started this due to someone saying Diagon wasn’t game changing which was hilarious. If Universal announces the new Park tomorrow we all win. If it’s all Worlds designed like the SNW we all win. I love both parks and am finally going to a Disneysea in September which is what I hope Universal’s new park lives up to. It’s a great time to be a theme park fan.
My spicy hot take on the current conversation: Pandora is a nice looking land, especially at night, but I do think it's disappointing once you realize it's basically a few large set pieces aided by forced perspective, and that it's bereft of the smaller, more intricate details that abound in Wizarding World. It's more on the level of Cars Land.
Me too. I had some friends who worked for Universal Creative back around the time the Nintendo Deal was announced. I'm curious to how many of the concept that told me about survived. I have a feeling none of them did, but still.A little over an hour until the announcement... I think what I'm hoping for most of all is that this announcement actually has some details to it. I feel like Disney and Universal have been on this kick where they announce something but only provide the minimalist of details. I don't expected a detailed park map, but I'm hoping they at least clearly lay out what the theme lands will be, provide a good piece of concept art for each, and detail one major attraction in each land. I don't think that's too much to ask, but we'll see.
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