Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Universal' started by OrlandoGuy, Dec 13, 2015.
I can't imagine Universal using The Wiz in a theme park.
They could use a element from a film they already own to create a new version of the land is what I was getting at.
Thanks to this thread, and I don’t know why but... this topic has peaked my interest in OZ. More specifically Wicked. Started reading more into what it was about and was very intrigued. Today I just booked a trip to NY to go see Wicked at the Gershwin theatre on broadway. Wicked has been voted one of, if not the #1 Broadway Musical of this century. Stephen Schwartz‘s score is beyond brilliant and what an amazing plot the musical portrays. I honestly don’t see OZ as a land for the parks, but dedicating a studio set for a live musical show would be fenomenal. Or something at City Walk built just for Wicked would be even better. Maybe in the new city walk rumored for the South Park, but as the film version is going to popularize the musical even more, it should be at UOR for when that happens.
Edit: forget to mention I couldn’t be more excited to see the musical. I am ecstatic and have no doubt in my mind that I will be beyond blown away at the performance.
It's great, the current cast is awesome!
Funny thing about Oz was that over here in CA, Disneyland was rumored to have designed a mini-land based around Oz The Great and Powerful around the time that movie was in theaters which was later scrapped for the DLR version of Star Wars..
When the rights to the story are in public domain, anyone can do it. The Oz stories lend themselves well to themed attractions. As long as you don't infringe on the things that were trademarked by MGM (now Warner), you can build any aspect of Oz you want.
Read the book though. While both are fantastic, they are tonally extremely different. The stage version focuses more on character relationships while the book is more about the weight of knowledge and exception (with a tiger sex party).
Wicked is Awesome. You'll will have a great time. When is your trip?
Talking about the best coasters in Orlando on the JP thread has got me thinking, I’d love a brilliantly themed semi-indoor gigacoaster similar to Mako, going in and out of a mountain. I think it could fit most of the speculated IPs, especially HtTYD.
Not a giga, but a Intamin wing-hyper similar to Skyrush could work.
July 7. I booked it right away and found everything at a fairly good price so I just said might as well go.
Too tall. It would ruin immersion from all of the other areas in the park, not to mention the fact that a themed giga would be too expensive, and would probably look really weird.
I would wager space.
Not if it’s themed to go through something like a mountain range, which also serves as a park icon.
Are they going to build a 300 feet tall mountain? No. Do you seriously want a giant mountain being dwarfed by a coaster?
A lot of the spec has discussed a giant mountain in the center of the park that anchors the navigation of the park.
Also, are you saying the coaster would make the mountain look smaller? Not sure I understand that last question.
I personally think Oz is too out there for Universal's taste. They mostly market towards teens and adults, so I can't imagine something like that being very profitable.
Permit bit on twitter just linked to a new filing called ‘Fantastic Worlds’...
Trademark Status & Document Retrieval
(Reposted in The Resort Expansion Thread for discussion there, as suggested below)
Too early to tell, but that's interesting. Not sure if I like the name, though. Repost that in the Universal Expansion thread, you should get more traffic there.
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