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The Birth of the "Land"

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Disneyhead, Oct 3, 2017.

  1. scott_walker

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    After reading this I’d pay good money to watch @Disneyhead present a show similar to Drunk History but about theme parks.
     
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    Just make sure there is plenty of rum......
     
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    That would’ve been interesting to see. Had Disney given in to JKs demands, I’m curious how great or different it would’ve been.

    No joke. Talk about the unsung hero. This thing doesn’t happen without them, clearly.


    @Disneyhead where in the timeline does JK touching base with the Seuss estate come into play?
     
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    Really fascinating stuff. I had no idea the battle went all the way back to the movie rights, just because the films seemed so unlike something Disney would want. But I bet Monopoly Man Iger would've loved to have Scholastic as another notch in his bedpost.

    I had an interesting thought on the Hawaiian shirt wearing toy collector segue...the theme park world is unquestionably better off with a Uni-built Potter world. Not only because of the higher quality Potter experience, but because it forced Iger and company to build Cars Land. Which, despite its obvious faults, was a big step forward for the mouse domestically. What would have happened in the Dumbo-dore verse? Where somehow, someway, JK went with Disney. Does Universal build LOTR a good decade and half before we might see it in 3rd gate? Do they ever get as ambitious as they did with Potter, without JK pushing their boundaries so hard? What happens to Orlando with a mediocre Potter land, and a fledgling Universal?

    Imagine the current theme park renaissance we're finding ourselves in. It was apparently Disney's stubbornness that lost them Potter, but that also saved Orlando and ignited what looks to be the great arms race of the next 5+ years. What a story to be told.
     
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