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The Simpsons Ride (USH)

Ryan

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That said: is the Simpsons Ride really good enough?
 

ush.hacker

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Dec 10, 2016
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Anybody know why the star in front on simpsons has caution tape surrounding it every month? I always thought they were repainting it but I may be wrong.
 

Nick

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Sep 22, 2011
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Disney owns Marvel. Don’t see Universal removing their Marvel attractions in Florida. The Simpsons are safe.
That's because the Marvel contract is in perpetuity - meaning forever. The Simpson's contract will expire at some point and i'd expect Disney to want to take the property away from their theme park rival.
 
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Scott W.

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That's because the Marvel contract is in perpetuity - meaning forever. The Simpson's contract will expire at some point and i'd expect Disney to want to take the property away from their theme park rival.
I think it could be slightly more complex. Disney probably won’t put The Simpson’s in their parks and if they’re making money from Universal then it’s probably not a bad thing as nobody is skipping Disney to go up the road to ride Simpsons.
 
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Nick

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I think it could be slightly more complex. Disney probably won’t put The Simpson’s in their parks and if they’re making money from Universal then it’s probably not a bad thing as nobody is skipping Disney to go up the road to ride Simpsons.
I can see what you're saying, but if you're Disney, why re-up a contract to give your competition the rights to use characters you own?
 

Scott W.

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I can see what you're saying, but if you're Disney, why re-up a contract to give your competition the rights to use characters you own?
Money being the simple answer if they're not going to use them. The other scenario is that Disney force Universal to close the ride and land once the contract is up and basically force Universal to build a new ride or give them an easy reason to expand Nintendo.
 

Nick

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Money being the simple answer if they're not going to use them. The other scenario is that Disney force Universal to close the ride and land once the contract is up and basically force Universal to build a new ride or give them an easy reason to expand Nintendo.
Idk. The rights deals aren’t so much money that they couldn’t make up for it in other ways. And with Disney being all about content now, I feel like they would likely want to have theme park control of their own properties when they get the chance.