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Oct 9 2013, 2:02am

Post #26 of 33 (258 views)
Very very interesting idea.... [In reply to] Can't Post

But after much consideration I think I would pass. The end result would most likely be.... Tacky for lack of a better word. Like most things in themeparks.

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Oct 9 2013, 3:07am

Post #27 of 33 (238 views)
I'd visit [In reply to] Can't Post

the attraction you have described, if one were established. It sounds "tasteful" enough to me! Wink Smile

And I suppose I could tolerate one merry-go-round, so long as it appeared to be properly Dwarf-constructed. The Mirkwood realm caverns tour, followed by the barrel rapids ride, sounds like it might be fun too. TongueSmile

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Oct 9 2013, 3:14am

Post #28 of 33 (236 views)
I think we're on the same page, R_T. [In reply to] Can't Post

Also I'd like to have themed restaurants that showcase cuisine based on Elvish, Hobbit, Dwarvish, Rohan etc, and an area for retail based on the marketplace in Hobbiton, which would be a bit like a Renaissance Faire. Maybe 4D shows that immerse you in a chase scene though Moria or a ride on the back of an Eagle, for examples. Live shows in which scenes are reenacted, with combat choreography. Musical or dance performances by Tolkien-inspired bands or groups. Also an archery range and an axe-throw, dart-throw, and knife-throw , with prizes offered, would be good.

Especially the ride on the back of an eagle. Smile

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Oct 9 2013, 3:17am

Post #29 of 33 (236 views)
Hey Rosie, [In reply to] Can't Post

I thought you'd like to know that your footer image is displaying as the Red X of Doom.

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Oct 9 2013, 3:23am

Post #30 of 33 (235 views)
I saw :( [In reply to] Can't Post

Fixed it now- but on this forum you can't check to see what it looks like until you post, so I have been trying to make tasteful and appropriate posts until I got it right. Now I am happy with it.

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Oct 9 2013, 3:13pm

Post #31 of 33 (219 views)
One ticket for the Fell Beast, and 2 Crams on a stick, please. ;) [In reply to] Can't Post


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Oct 9 2013, 3:23pm

Post #32 of 33 (235 views)
Yes. [In reply to] Can't Post

Especially the apples, to avoid being hit in the head by a ranger!Smile

And after passing the half-way mark in life, I'm happy to receive all possible grace from fellow wanderers at Ren Faires, zoos, and wherever else I'm likely to show up in shorts, with camera.ShockedCool


Oct 9 2013, 6:23pm

Post #33 of 33 (355 views)
Harry Potter World in Orlando was a ton of fun [In reply to] Can't Post

I went there over the summer and it was like being transported straight back to my childhood. Cool Now, even LOTR didn't have quite the same impact on me when I was very young, but I would totally go to a Middle-earth theme park. Of course it wouldn't "bring Tolkien" to people, but would it be "worse" than the movies in terms of creating confusion about Tolkien's works? I doubt it. At least with a theme park, most people aren't going to have any illusions about whether or not they're experiencing an accurate version of the original story.

I'd imagine that advocates of serious Tolkien scholarship who are trying to get more University-level classes about Tolkien started would regret the continued "pop culture-fication" of Middle-earth, but honestly, I think that ship sailed a long time ago.

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