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The inside track on the Disney LOTR theme park...Kind of


Oct 29 2013, 10:34am

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This whole saga is getting stranger and stranger. I found this to be of particular interest:

But perhaps it might be of interest what Disney Legend and former Imagineering Senior VP Tony Baxter had to say about Lord of the Rings in an interview with Theme Park Insider earlier this month. (That interview will appear on the site within a few weeks.)

Baxter compared Lord of the Rings unfavorably to Harry Potter as a theme park-friendly property. "Things like Remembralls and Howlers," he said, citing two examples from the Potter universe, "they were so classic in the ways that the words were constructed, that they stick in your brain. Whereas I look at the world of Lord of the Rings, and I can't tell you other than the Orcs I can't tell you the names of the people. They were too confusing."

Setting aside possible confusion and commercial viability, I see even more problems with this idea. For one, LOTR is far less kid (as in ages 1-8) friendly than Harry Potter or Star Wars or even Avatar. Another thing is that The Hobbit films are ending next year - and no possible replacements coming after to keep up interest. Even further, Tolkien+ Theme Parks in general
probably just doesn't sit well with many fans. Does anyone like this idea?

The world is full enough of hurt and mischance without wars to multiply them.

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The inside track on the Disney LOTR theme park...Kind of demnation Send a private message to demnation Oct 29 2013, 10:34am
    Uh, no, I'm not fond of the idea. Werde Spinner Send a private message to Werde Spinner Oct 29 2013, 2:47pm
    No. I hope it doesn't happen. RosieLass Send a private message to RosieLass Oct 29 2013, 3:49pm
        Yeah, but CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Oct 29 2013, 5:45pm
    Urrgh. Wayward Send a private message to Wayward Oct 29 2013, 9:33pm


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