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I love the way IOA is today and has been for 8 years. I don't thing any of the island should be changed really from there theme.

 

but it would be need if some new rides were added. JP really need a ride such as a flyer or something. Also toon lagoon needs more.

 

 

One thing I was annoyed about from the start was that Universal didn't get more land for the addition of completely new islands down the road.

 

I like the LC the way it is...no Harry Potter please

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I find it quite funny that there are a lot of complaints about timing about attractions tieing in with films/books.

Just have a look at the park right next-door! I'm sure that some of the rides didn't open at the same time the film was released, however look at the popularity, especially from the punter's point of view and not the enthusiasts.

 

I for one am quite excited about it. Mythos was good for the tunnel and ending as others have said and sinbad wasn't too bad the first time. As for DD i'm going to shock people and say that i hope they add themeing to it. Don't get me wrong i love the queue and station but the story behind it includes a small village, which is nowhere to be seen.

 

They could easily add additional themeing to the outdoor section which is pretty bland, and the story could easily be changed to fit in with Potter.

 

If fanbase for the series is huge and i have no doubt the land will last long after the films have finished. I'm quite shocked everyone has taken to it so negatively.

 

That's my two cents.

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Many of the arguments here revolve around the premise that the Harry Potter books are just a flash in the pop-culture pan. Hmm--maybe. Maybe not. Only time will tell whether the series has any staying power after the last book is writ and last movie shot. After all, the original Star Trek barely made three seasons, yet spawned quite a cash cow for Paramount, and DL's Indiana Jones attraction still pulls big crowds even though there hasn't been a new flick in years.

 

If Universal comes up with a truly uber cool Harry Potter attraction, something as cool as, say, Spider-man or MIB, they'll have a winner. As for me, I haven't read the books, and I think the movies are OK (but I'm not counting the days until they release the next one).

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It sounds like they are retheming the Atlantis (Poseidon) and Sindbad's Village (Sindbad) parts of Lost Continent and not doing anything up by Dragons so that's good.

 

But as long as Universal doesnt cheap out on themeing, invests a lot of money into two or three state of the art great rides/shows, and makes it look convincingly like Diagon Alley or Hogwarts or whatever.. I think its a great idea and will make IOA (where the last "big" ride has been the Flying Unicorn) the park everyone needs to go to again.

 

I'm hoping Universal and Disney can both look at Everest and realize that if you invest money into a huge project you can really boost attendance. Universal could use that since the Sky Trolley, Ivillage Live, and Fear Factor just dont really draw in the people like Soarin' and Everest!

 

Plus, even though Harry Potter's last book is coming out, it's still HUGE and is going to be huge for a long long time.

 

A few months ago they had survey balloons over by Mythos, so that makes sense now at least.

 

Your friendly Dragons op,

Eric

 

- Why is Harry naked in that picture Elissa?

Edit- nevermind.. Im still disturbed.

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Yeah, thinking more about it....if the rumor is true and they are changing Sinbad (which suck so much a$$ anyway) and Posiden (which is only good for the water vortex and the final room) and they leave Dragons alone, it won't be THAT much of a change....

 

The idea behind it isn't as cool as Lost Contient is to me, though.

 

I went to IOA once, Posiden broke down half way through TWICE, so I've never seen the whole thing, and I don't even remember what Sinbad was. So good riddance! If anything, there will be new attractions in IOA, so people should be happy. How long has it been?

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not to mention that lost continent has a sort of mideavel/greek/middle-eastern bizarre theme going on. So sure, harry potter would fit in with one of those themes, but seeing as how the land is a hybrid of those 3, I don't think its such a great idea.

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I like Harry Potter, but I'm not afraid to admit that this is really a stupid idea. Harry Potter is almost done with, as the final book comes out this July and then all will be left is the movies and the franchise will slowly die out. This is gong to be a HUGE mistake by Universal and they will regret it.

 

I have a similar opinion to you. I do enjoy the books, but i think that they should either build an entire Harry Potter Theme-park, or maybe put in a walk through. I don't think it deserves an entire world in what is already a pretty good looking theme-park.

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I don't dislike this Idea as much as the rest of you seem to. I for one realy like the books. I also feel the films have been pretty well done. We are getting ready to sit down with Jarett & January and start reading the books with them for the first time. If every parent who has read the books does this for their children, then you have an all new generation of children ready and primed for this themed land. If those kids read the books to their children you are now 20+years down the road. That's a franchise with legs.

 

I just hope if Universal realy goes through with this. They have to realy commit to it. If the project is illconcieved or "cheaped" out. Then I am in agreement that it will most likley be re-rethemed in 5-10 years after that.

 

I think this franchise has a lot of imagination tied into it and the possibilities for themed attractions are great! DD may have it's name changed and might get an interesting facelift but wont need to be toyed with much to fit the theme. As for other ride possibilities, just watch the movies. There are dozens upon dozens of excellent new ride ideas. If it's done well.

 

As far as a little too late goes. I also beg to differ. I will use Disney as a prime example. How long ago did Nemo come out? 2003. When will the ride open @ Dland? 2007, four years after the film. Monsters Inc. came out in 2001. 5 years later a ride was remodled to make it at CA. Now Disney is building a Toy story ride at two of it's parks. Toy Story came out in 95. 08 will make it 13 years after hype that Disney completes this ride. Yeah, that's spot on timing. So I don't accept this arguement at all. Nor do I believe that any of the Pixar characters are as timeless as the Potter books. In fact, they seem to date themselves quite well.

 

Speaking of the Potter books, no one has mentioned the international appeal these things hold. This franchise is in the billions and billions sold catagory. Honestly, this could be the international gold mine Universal has been looking for. Now suddenly IOA is taking away international visitors that would have otherwise spent another day at WDW.

 

Again, if this rumor is true. Universal can not half ass this thing. If they are to do it they realy must do it well. Much like the intent of IOA when it first opened. Make it spectacular or don't make it at all.

 

Just my 2 cents.

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As far as a little too late goes. I also beg to differ. I will use Disney as a prime example. How long ago did Nemo come out? 2003. When will the ride open @ Dland? 2007, four years after the film. Monsters Inc. came out in 2001. 5 years later a ride was remodled to make it at CA. Now Disney is building a Toy story ride at two of it's parks. Toy Story came out in 95. 08 will make it 13 years after hype that Disney completes this ride. Yeah, that's spot on timing. So I don't accept this arguement at all. Nor do I believe that any of the Pixar characters are as timeless as the Potter books. In fact, they seem to date themselves quite well.

 

Speaking of the Potter books, no one has mentioned the international appeal these things hold. This franchise is in the billions and billions sold catagory. Honestly, this could be the international gold mine Universal has been looking for. Now suddenly IOA is taking away international visitors that would have otherwise spent another day at WDW.

 

Both excellent points if you ask me. I had not even thought of the International appeal of Harry Potter.

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It is the worst idea ever... I hate it....

 

I don't mind them getting the Harry Potter deal, but could they not have used it on a new section (in US)... not in IoA... Blah... I guess I'll be liking that park a lot less now. I thought IoA was great... But changing a whole land to H.P.

 

I guess we will never get to see a Halloween Horror Night anymore at IoA after this. That would be two lands they can't use....

 

So sad about this...

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