The Lorax coming to Islands of Adventure Summer 2015
For several years now Universal creative team has pitched several ideas for a new attraction for the dead space in Dr. Suess land. First, there were huge plans underway for a Smurfs attraction to come to Universal Studios, but those plans were scrapped after negative reviews for the Smurfs 2 film. Such negative reviews that plans for a Smurfs 3 were cancelled and now the plans is to reboot the series already go figure... Then they pitched the idea of a Hortons Hears a Who attraction when that didn't happen they pitched an idea for a Mount Crumpet Grinch ride.
Now Universal Creative seems to have finally settled on a plan. Soon we will see a Lorax attraction coming to Islands of Adventure expected Summer 2015.
What do you think?
Lorax also flopped at the box office.
And your info comes from? There are no permits nor was there an announcement to confirm this.
Having a movie already means they can sell merch easier, and the attraction could be integrated into future sequels. I think it makes a lot of sense, and it helps that the Lorax already makes appearances in the park, unlike Horton and other Seuss characters not used in IOA attractions/events.
Eric Davis of the Orlandoparkhopper.com
The Lorax was anything but a flop at the box office. However, if a ride were to open next year, it'd have to begin construction yesterday.
Yeah, I was wrong. Lorax did not flop at the box office. It was quite successful. $200 million domestic. $300 million world wide box office. #1 for two weekends. In the second weekend, it trounced John Carter. Perhaps Lorax is more than just a good movie and ride material, it's a reminder that Disney blew it with its remarkable flops of late.
Horton Hears a Who did $154 million domestic and just under $300 million worldwide on a $85 million budget (Jim Carey probably had a lot to do with that) in 2008, while Lorax did $214 million domestic and nearly $350 million worldwide on a $70 million budget in 2012.
"Remarkable flops of late"
I hope they bring How to train your Dragon to Universal studios and do something with that
Still doesn't change the fact nothing has been set in stone and no permits have been filed that we are aware of. Currently this is just "blue sky" talk and nothing more. It's similar to King Kong. There was talk for years to bring it back to Universal Orlando Resort, but until permits are filed nothing can be garunteed.
Russell, don't forget that movies have to earn about two times their budget to cover marketing and distribution costs. Heck, Hollywood is so secretive in financing that even Forrest Gump lost money. Just about every film you listed was or will be a tax write-off.
Disney did not break even with John Carter. "$284 million on a $250 million budget" is not close to break even after accounting for marketing and subtracting for the theater's cut, which is 50% for the first few weeks. It gets better for the movie studios when the movie lasts longer at the theaters.
The talk of a Lorax attraction was nearly a year ago and is presently old news. That was evidently nixed when Universal Creative decided on Kong for IOA opening in 2015 or 2016. As a previous writer stated, there are no permits or construction evident at this time. The expansion plot at Seuss Landing remains untouched.
Let me clarify something everyone I mistakenly put expected 2015. Yes 2015 is the expected date of breaking ground so I'm sorry for the confusion. It's not just "blue sky" talk I felt that it was an interesting article to write if the Lorax does happen I'm pretty excited about it. I felt like it was an interesting piece that peek your interest I hope you all have enjoyed. Btw Comcast gave universal the green light on this and invested 500 million in future projects and one of that is being used for the Lorax.
$500,000,000 for a Lorax ride. Wow. That must be some completely insanely hi-tech incredible ride there. Even Harry Potter Hogsmade was only around $200 million to build. No way they put $500 million into Lorax.
Keyword one of the projects will be the lorax with the 500 hundred million
Henry- Me too for using something involving How to Train your Dragon.
Tyler, How to Train your Dragon does not fit in Universal Studios. It only need an Area, themed to Berk. It will be full of Animatronic Dragons, 2 rides (a coaster and a flying motion simulator ride like Soarin')
Did I forget to mention that you can see Toothless flying at night?
Yes, I just saw How to train your dragon 2 over the weekend, and I like it a lot. It could make a great theme park ride.
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