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Disney should change Stitch for Frankenweenie

Walt Disney World: It will be released by Disney this Fall, and a dead dog coming from the after-life should be more fun; face licking anyone?

From Daniel Etcheberry
Posted May 3, 2012 at 8:33 PM
Stitch's Great Escape was always lame and even nasty (who can enjoy the foul smell of a chili dog?) Frankenweenie could sell merchandise as well; kids will love to have a dog with stitches.


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From James Trexen
Posted May 3, 2012 at 9:09 PM
The problem that's always been with Stitch is nothing new can really be offered, regardless of which theme. The building is too small to allow a new type of attraction. Therefore, any new "ride" that goes there will always be seen as an Alien Encounter knockoff.

Now, I'm not saying that Frankenweenie is a bad idea, but I'm not sure really what kind of staying power nor advances it can bring to the theme park industry. Plus, I can't see an attraction where a dead animal coming back to life really boding well with parents. If they did this, it would probably be just as scary for the little ones as Stitch is now.

As for the merchandise, not much really works other than besides the dog. Stitch's merchandise has benefitted from his multi-media franchise and popularity with kids.

So, not to be critical, but I can't see Frankenweenie, or anything for that matter, replacing Stitch. For now, it seems we are stuck with that pathetic excuse for family entertainment.

From Randall Peek
Posted May 4, 2012 at 1:51 AM
I think that something along the lines of the newly-opened TurtleTrek, with a dome above the seats projecting a 3-D film. I think that something with Wall-E would be a good fit for Tomorrowland, and the central podium would be a good place for a Wall-E Audio-Animatronic figure. I don't really know what the show would be, but I think that a 3-d projection dome would not only fit but could revitalize this small space and turn it into a premium attraction.

Another thought - use the technology I mentioned above, and put a Tron overlay in that space. Actually, I think this might even work better than Wall-E and could help keep the franchise viable. A Tron figure on the central podium appearing to 'rez' there would be awesome!

From Skipper Adam
Posted May 4, 2012 at 7:27 AM
Frankenweenie doesn't fit tomorrowland anyway.

From Potter Team Member
Posted May 4, 2012 at 12:31 PM
I never saw a Frankenweenie film, but the trailer looks similar to "Para-Norman". It's about a boy who can see ghosts.

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