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I wouldn't be against it.

grammaboodawg
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Feb 3 2013, 6:24pm


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I wouldn't be against it. [In reply to] Can't Post

Obviously, I cringe to think of Tolkien's world being commercialized, but then I'd have to hate the movies, the statues, the reproductions, etc. So I won't be hypocritical to myself and say "absolutely no!" BUT I would demand that it be done tastefully, accurately, and respectfully... like Jackson's films have been to the host stories.

PLUS, there are many more variables that creep into my logic.
1. Not many of us can afford to go to Matamata NZ to visit Hobbiton. I was over in Wellington, NZ nearly 3 years ago, and couldn't swing it. I mourn the missed opportunity and know I'll probably never get over there again... but I am so homesick for Wellington.
2. Potter has a very well done theme park... which I'm STILL trying to get to; but I've heard nothing but great things about it.
3. I went to a Lord of the Rings exhibition several years ago when it came to Indianapolis. I was able to see so many costumes, props, miniatures, bigatures, artwork, etc... and I still get goosebumps just thinking about it. If an exhibit like that could be made available, that alone would be worth a trip and a ticket!! Seriously... it's mesmerizing!

So... rides would be good:
Goblin-town
Moria
Hobbiton walk-about with lunch at the Green Dragon
Haunted house with Black Riders, Orcs, Trolls, Fell-beasts, etc.
Dress-up pictures taken of the various kindreds/realms... lots to do.

Reenactments. Wouldn't it be thrilling to see reenactments of various moments? Frodo singing The Cow Jumped Over the Moon in the Pony? or The Council of Elrond? or Bilbo's Party? Especially if you could dress up and be part of the crowd!?

Various eating areas for the different realms: Rohan; Minas Tirith; Hobbiton; Bree/The Pony; Mordor; Rivendell... I'd LOVE to sample the different cuisines.

Environments to go to: Bag End; The Pony; Green Dragon; Rivendell; Erebor; Lake-town; Thranduil's Realm; Goblin-town; Meduseld; Glittering Caves; Lothlorien; Moria; so many places to experience!

Yeah... lots and lots of possibilities and I'd love to have a chance to travel through Middle-earth in a day (or 3-day) visit.



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I'm SO HAPPY these new films take me back to that magical world!!



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Subject User Time
A Middle-earth Theme Park - opinion Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Jan 30 2013, 6:34pm
    wish list from a year+ ago Ruxendil_Thoorg Send a private message to Ruxendil_Thoorg Jan 30 2013, 6:51pm
        Terrific Ideas Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Jan 30 2013, 6:59pm
            Thanks! Ruxendil_Thoorg Send a private message to Ruxendil_Thoorg Jan 30 2013, 11:39pm
    Minas Tirith CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Jan 30 2013, 8:49pm
        Bomby has you're perfect location. Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Jan 30 2013, 10:02pm
        What Do You Mean Reenact? IdrilofGondolin Send a private message to IdrilofGondolin Jan 31 2013, 10:36pm
    I don't know, maybe it could work, but Radagast-Aiwendil Send a private message to Radagast-Aiwendil Jan 30 2013, 10:12pm
        I see it... Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Jan 30 2013, 11:19pm
    If they were to make one imin Send a private message to imin Jan 31 2013, 12:16am
        On the cheap--it likely would be just stickers on rides./ CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Jan 31 2013, 1:23am
    But there IS one! ryouko Send a private message to ryouko Jan 31 2013, 12:38am
    Another idea for a theme park--Kindreds, Fellowships, Companies, and Wizard-level badges. Ruxendil_Thoorg Send a private message to Ruxendil_Thoorg Jan 31 2013, 2:43am
    hate to be a downer... FrogmortonJustice65 Send a private message to FrogmortonJustice65 Jan 31 2013, 3:15am
    To Quote Frodo Tolkien Forever Send a private message to Tolkien Forever Jan 31 2013, 3:56am
    Absolutely not Rolfina Send a private message to Rolfina Jan 31 2013, 8:00am
        That's the problem I have with it also squire Send a private message to squire Jan 31 2013, 10:46pm
            But look at how happy those people are! :) // CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Jan 31 2013, 11:32pm
    I wouldn't be against it. grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Feb 3 2013, 6:24pm
    My opinion Sunflower Send a private message to Sunflower Feb 11 2013, 1:18pm

 
 
 

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