Published: July 26, 2013 at 8:16 AMDid I read that statement right? $125M to develop the new park? Wow, that is a disappointingly small amount of money. The Wizarding World cost twice that much and it is a tiny footprint with only one new attraction. This park is going to su--! Quality, themed attractions ain't cheap.
Published: July 26, 2013 at 8:17 AMGreat news. Just hope Fox learnt from their mistakes in the now closed Fox Studios Backlot Theme Park in Sydney, Australia.
Published: July 26, 2013 at 9:13 AMIs that 25 acre footprint correct? If so that's smaller than the mostly extinct local amusement parks were. Can't put much in a space that small. Jurrasic Park by itself at IOA is 22 acres.
Published: July 26, 2013 at 1:20 PMI'd hardly call Rio and Life Of Pi "franchises." To me that implies more than one movie, and I'm reasonably sure we won't see a sequel to the latter anytime soon. Rio? I never saw it, but I didn't read anything that made it seem like anything special.
Published: July 26, 2013 at 4:37 PMMike, in addition to that, I don't even see how Life of Pi can translate into a ride. Granted it's an amazing movie, but there really isn't much to work with.
Published: July 26, 2013 at 5:49 PM^^Might work as a simulator, but that's about it.
Published: July 26, 2013 at 9:10 PMThere probably isn't enough in the budget for that Mike. Probably going to be a really short boat ride with statues of Pi and Richard Parker, and a visit to the cursed island with the meerkats.
Published: July 26, 2013 at 10:25 PM"Rio" is getting a sequel next year, so it can be a viable franchise.
Published: July 27, 2013 at 8:19 AMYou guys have to understand the cost of building in US is far more expensive than Malaysia, also for the land price. So I think 125M should be enough
Published: July 27, 2013 at 10:03 AMThis isn't Fox's first attempt at a studio/park like attraction. Fox Studios Sydney began trying to offer park like experiences (IIRC Titanic was the original drawcard) but fell back to just being a shopping precinct after it pretty much failed.