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Re: The Parks
« Reply #75 on: May 10, 2016, 05:05:28 PM »
Okay, so this has been making the rounds for a while, but it's starting to look like the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror will be rethemed to be a Guardians Tower, at least in California.

I love GOTG as much as most people. It's one of the best super hero movies ever, and it's a treat from start to finish. And the comics run that the film is based off of is equally great.

This is one of the worst ideas ever.

That's a shame. I really like The Twilight Zone and didn't like GotG myself. I'm guessing they're changing it up so they don't have to pay CBS for the rights to the name.

Yeah, I don't like this idea, either, but I get why Disney is doing it.
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« Reply #76 on: May 10, 2016, 05:17:25 PM »
I understand it, too, but it's still not a good move. The Tower of Terror is one of their richest concepts and greatest experiences. There are plenty of different ways to bring the Guardians into the park, and the licensing fees for CBS can't be that big.

This can happen in Orlando, even if they're not confirming it yet, btw. Under Universal's deal with Marvel, any characters that are a part of their area, Disney can't use in the east coast. Since there's no signs of the Guardians anywhere on Universal property, they are fair game. But the Tower has a more important history (and is more popular) in Hollywood Studios, and it might also be getting a bar, which might make this a west coast-exclusive.
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« Reply #77 on: July 23, 2016, 09:36:08 PM »
It's official. Sigh.

Well, it's not happening in Orlando yet, at least. From what I understand, they're afraid of Hollywood Studios losing attendance with all of the changes, so they're trying to avoid closing as many big attractions as possible, so we're keeping our Tower, as well as Rock n' Roller Coaster (whose overhaul would have made more sense, IMO) for now.

Instead, the word around town is that they might take out Ellen's Energy Adventure at Epcot for a Guardians ride, complete with a new track. I would be less sad about losing that, but I'm not crazy about the idea of Epcot becoming increasingly IP heavy. Besides, I'd much rather see an update for that ride, with Ellen and Bill Nye commenting on what's been proven different for fossil fuels since it came out in the 90's.
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« Reply #79 on: May 06, 2017, 12:45:08 AM »
Tony Goldmark provides updates on Star Wars Land.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BK-S4ese2dU

It looks pretty sweet!