Frozen could be the first film of a new trilogy that might lead to a further two trilogies, making for a total of three Frozen trilogies or nine Frozen movies altogether!
Disney is rumored to be considering cross-marketing opportunities among the Frozen universe, Star Wars universe and Marvel Superheroes universe.
For starters, the Ewoks could should up at the Frozen castle and have tea with our heroine, only to have their tea party crashed by mean Darth Vader and hot pink Stormtroopers.
Disney executives are said to be salivating at the rich merchandising possibilities. They might even throw the Muppets into the mix just for good measure.
Meanwhile, "Frozen 3D the theme park ride" is rumored to be opening on the 12th of Never, as creating a new ride would involve real capital expenditures in USA parks that do not need them.
I wish the Speedway could be removed at WDW and the Autopia removed at Disneyland. I like the idea of a Frozen ride going there in both places, but I really wish they'd build a Sleeping Beauty ride instead. I'd love anything to go there, so if it has to be frozen then I would love it...but a coaster themed to Sleeping Beauty and Maleficent's dragon and Phillip chasing it through the thorns is what I have always wanted. I'd like it to be just a little more adventurous than Big Thunder Mountain, but not too scary. It could be gorgeous, though.
Anyway, I think dreaming about Disney building a Frozen ride or even Star Wars is just a pipe dream. I'm ready to give up on the Mouse at this point. If Harry Potter's success at Universal could not make Disney spend money and build really awesome things then nothing ever will. That's sad to me.
Frozen to me is still very Magic Kingdom. I don't think it is deserving enough of an E-ticket space. I think it just needs to have a Peter Pan's Flight type space.... or even a show, since it is so musical. However, I think regardless of the numbers.... in the long term it is not universally attractive to enough diverse visitors to get an E-ticket budget.
Face it, if you go to Disneyland with a child between the age of like 5 and ten, you're probably going to get stuck doing the speedway because something about it draws in the kids. They want to ride it more than a lot of other rides in the parks. I remember going at that age and it was a big draw for me at that age. And when I went with my nephew and niece, of course we had to ride the speedway. Just wish it did not take up so much space.
"The Enchanted Snow Palace
A dark ride that was planned for Fantasyland at Disneyland. Marc Davis was instrumental in its design. It was designed as a boat ride on a river of melting ice, past naturalistic scenes of Arctic wildlife, beneath a display of the Northern Lights, and into the realm of the Snow Queen, a fantastical land populated by frost fairies and snow giants. Although eventually scrapped, extensive concept art still exists for this attraction."
Surely they'll take a look at this old stuff, right? A new dark ride in Fantasyland at disneyland would be wonderful. Maybe Pinocchio/Snow White need to be retired?
I would love to see Kristoff's sleigh begin at a gothic Norwegian pier near Arendelle and take you on a treacherous 3-D roller coaster immersive thrill ride through the Winter back-country, narrowly escaping Marshmallow, along with pine boughs smacking the sleigh and 'barely' grazing you, jumps and sharp turns with a grand finale at Elsa's ice palace.
I had also heard rumor from a park manager at one point that there would be dining/staged entertainment themed to Princess Tiana's restaurant and Mama Odie's bayou home in "Princess and the Frog" just NORTH of Liberty Square. This never came to fruition as of yet, but it would be exciting!
Who says that us Fox News watching, global warming skeptics can't think outside the box! ;>)
Disney is hurting because of there status qou and snail pace attitude while the suits pat each other on the back for another status qou year, Universal and other companies are seizing the day! So if we see anything worthwhile that is about Frozen it will be 8 to 10 years out at any Disney park.
I'm not holding my breath! Lead on Universal captain my captain.....
Look at this 20 year back-log of attractions that Disney could have brought to Orlando years ago:
1) Indiana Jones Adventure - rated 9/102) Radiator Springs Racers - rated 9/103) Journey to the Center of the Earth - rated 10/104) 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea - rated 9/105) Fortress Explorations - rated 9/106) Mystic Manor - rated 9/107) Pooh's Hunny Hunt - rated 9/108) Monster's Inc. Ride and Go Seek - rated 8/109) Aquatopia - rated 9/1010) Storm Rider - rated 8/1011) Sindbad's Storybook Voyage - rated 9/10
These rides are among the best attractions that Disney has anywhere in the world. Why are none of them in Orlando?!? Development costs are paid. Blueprints are ready. Why does Disney refuse to bring these rides to Orlando?
I did this to show what I was imagining: http://imageshack.com/a/img691/8160/cxqe.png
Robert, do you know if Disney has analyzed adding a 5th gate for Orlando? Disney World needs more E-ticket attractions. Lines are way too long for the best rides.
Who else would vote in favor of splitting Epcot into two parks, if this split meant that Disney added 8 E-ticket attractions? Disney will only spend the money to add these rides, if it brings them additional income.
A 5th park would encourage visitors to spend more days at Disney, and 8 new E-ticket rides would shrink wait times at all the parks.
The following attractions would fit into the new parks very well and they could be built sooner than rides that are still undeveloped:
Journey to the Center of the Earth20,000 Leagues Under the SeaFortress ExplorationsMystic Manor AquatopiaStorm Rider Sindbad's Storybook Voyage
Frozen and Ratatouille are 2 more rides that would fit in the new parks, once they're developed.
Unfortunately TEAM DISNEY is horribly cheap and misguided. Why spend any money on the four parks in Florida, when foolish people will settle for less. Since Universal has been cranking out top notch attractions, Disney’s just shrugs, ignoring the white elephant in the room. They have decided not to even compete with (The boy who shall not be named) Maybe that’s the best approach at this point, since I doubt they have anything creative up their sleeves. I guess we will know in 2017 or 2018 with Avatar. (I don’t see Avatar selling the coveted food, drink, and souvenirs that make so much money…)
The rumor mill is Universal will open up a 3rd theme park with land (re-acquired) from Lockheed Martin. It has enough land for an entire theme park an 800 room resort, shopping, and a water park. I really would like to see the faces of Disney’s brass when Universal creates an entire park, hotel, shopping, dining, and a state of the art water park in less time than it takes Disney to build one simple attraction.
I guess until people wake up and realized how lazy Disney has become in Florida, they will continue to follow the flock of sheep and give Disney their money. All of this from a huge Disney fan. (Hopefully I won’t have to regress to “previous” Disney fan.)
A 3rd gate could add another Harry Potter ride, an Iron Man ride, a Thor ride, a Captain America ride. A 3rd gate might make it easier for Universal to license the rights to Lord of the Rings, Star Trek, Hunger Games, and maybe even Charlie Brown for Orlando territory.
E-ticket attractions increase traffic into the park. Robert just posted that ticket sales are at record highs for Disney. Meanwhile, Universal is killing them on unique and highly desirable shopping/dining experiences (Diagon Alley especially). Disney can use less land, time and resources to pull in more money, quicker by copying this. I wouldn't be surprised if they build a restaurant to dine inside Elsa's ice castle (bubble snow and all!) something like Be Our Guest or Cinderella's Royal Table!
So a direct boost to Food/Merch sales, or an indirect boost to ticket sales? Which do they need more? At least here in WDW, I think ticket sales isn't the issue...
$$$$$$$$$ makes the (most magical place on) Earth go 'round
Four rides at Hollywood Studios: Toy Story, Twilight Zone, Rock N' Roller Coaster, Star Tours.
Three rides at Animal Kingdom: Expedition Everest, Kilimanjaro Safaris, and Dinosaur.
One ride at Epcot: Soarin'
How many rides at Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure are worth experiencing more than once per trip? By my count:
Six rides at Universal Studios: Transformers, Despicable Me, The Simpsons, Men in Black, Revenge of the Mummy, Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit.
Seven rides at Islands of Adventure: Harry Potter, Spiderman, Popeye, Dudley Do Right, Incredible Hulk Coaster, Jurassic Park, Dragon Challenge.