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How to Train Your Dragon land?

Submitted by Oscar Marquez
Published: July 9, 2014 at 12:49 AM
Edited: July 9, 2014 at 11:14 AM

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Duncan Henny, Tyler Harris and Alec Vergara ALWAYS wanted to see How to Train your Dragon ride at Universal Studios (I was expecting on to come to Busch Gardens, because is a theme park full of animals, I don't know why), so I decide to make a ride based on How to Train your Dragon, but it would be BIGGER with an area and 2 rides that I made, you know, Like Cars Land and my own Wreck-It Ralph land.

If How to Train your Dragon becomes into a theme park ride, They better build an Area "DreamWorks' Dragons: Berk" and the area have to be filled with Audio-Animatronic Dragons, have stores and restaurants and how about a Hiccup and Astrid face characters meet and greet in front of an Audio Animatronic Toothless.

There will be 2 rides: a roller coaster and a flying motion simulator ride.

A Roller Coaster: This How to Train your Dragon coaster is basically similar to Manta (not the Orlando version, but the San Diego version), where is a Multi-Launch Roller Coaster. It start entering to the Tunnel, you'll see a 270 degree projected media experience. After Hiccup and Toothless start to fly, You'll prepare to Launch.

Copy this link and watch the video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17OK1GZd964

* A Flying Motion Simulator ride: Is kind of like Soarin', where you board on a Dragon Vehicle, then fly, batlle and Evil Giant Dragon and save Berk.

Copy this link and watch the video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kdHiL8ULJM

What name should you put to these two rides and what do you think?

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From Alec Vergara on July 9, 2014 at 5:53 AM

Thanks for mentioning me Oscar I do hope they will make it someday it would be cool. I hope your dream comes true at working on one of the design teams as do I have that same dream. I was told by robert that the best way to get involved in that industry is to get on board with one of the firms. He also told me the best way to make connctions with people like that is to got the IAAPA convention in Orlando coming up in November.

From robert morris on July 9, 2014 at 7:29 AM

Unfortunately the last How to Train your Dragon Movie has disappointed at the box office...so the land will not happen

From Robert Niles on July 9, 2014 at 11:13 AM

More than $294 million worldwide in less than a month is a "disappointment"?

Uh, no.

How to Train Your Dragon remains an exceptionally viable theme park property, though the question remains: who develops it? DreamWorks Animation theme park relationships seem like a mess, with rights spread all over the place. SeaWorld seems to have the inside track on DreamWorks Animation properties in the US at this point. Actually, I think they might be the best thematic fit for this franchise. I'd love too see what Brian Morrow and his crew could do with it, provided SWPE comes up with an appropriate budget to support its development.

From Andrew Dougherty on July 9, 2014 at 11:41 AM

Actually Robert HTTYD2 has in fact been playing to lower expected ticket sales than expected by the higher ups and has resulted in layoffs at Dreamworks. I left some links down below as sources. Although there are a few factors that could push the franchise into viable theme park territory.

A.DVD/VOD Sales
B.It gets nominated (as of now it looks like it has a good chance due to the slim pickings of animated films of quality this year) for an Oscar/Golden Globe (if it happens to win that will help increase the odds)
C.The sequel which is set to arrive in theaters on June 17 2016 ending the trilogy is very successful. Sorry for ranting but I had to try to prove a point.

Otherwise as of now I DO NOT see this franchise being turned into theme park attractions anytime soon.

http://www.thelayoff.com/dreamworks-animation-skg

http://www.rotoscopers.com/2014/06/30/layoffs-continue-at-dreamworks-as-httyd2-struggles/

http://www.cartoonbrew.com/business/dreamworks-lays-off-dozens-of-employees-as-dragons-2-continues-to-underperform-100957.html

From Andrew Dougherty on July 9, 2014 at 11:41 AM

Actually Robert HTTYD2 has in fact been playing to lower expected ticket sales than expected by the higher ups and has resulted in layoffs at Dreamworks. I left some links down below as sources. Although there are a few factors that could push the franchise into viable theme park territory.

A.DVD/VOD Sales
B.It gets nominated (as of now it looks like it has a good chance due to the slim pickings of animated films of quality this year) for an Oscar/Golden Globe (if it happens to win that will help increase the odds)
C.The sequel which is set to arrive in theaters on June 17 2016 ending the trilogy is very successful. Sorry for ranting but I had to try to prove a point.

Otherwise as of now I DO NOT see this franchise being turned into theme park attractions anytime soon.

http://www.thelayoff.com/dreamworks-animation-skg

http://www.rotoscopers.com/2014/06/30/layoffs-continue-at-dreamworks-as-httyd2-struggles/

http://www.cartoonbrew.com/business/dreamworks-lays-off-dozens-of-employees-as-dragons-2-continues-to-underperform-100957.html

From James Trexen on July 9, 2014 at 12:25 PM

It's all relative. Dreamworks, as of late, has been in a pretty bad string of financial losses. Guardians, Turbo, Mr. Peabody, and potentially, Dragons have been listed as tax write-offs, kind of like how Disney was doing from 2000-2005. For now, I would expect theme park companies to stay away from Dreamworks until they get back on track.

From Oscar Marquez on July 9, 2014 at 4:51 PM

This is what DreamWorks gets from putting MY name to a fish in Shark Tale, and please don't call me "Will Smith Fish", please. ok
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