A Tim Burton event coming to Disney Hollywood Studios?Walt Disney World: Jim Hill Media is reporting murmurs about a Star Wars Weekend style event based on the work of Tim Burton
From TH CreativeNoting that the Jack Skellington and Sally character greeting in Downtown Disney generated three hour-plus lines, Jim Hill reports that a Tim Burton weekend may be in the works for Disney Hollywood Studios.
Posted October 14, 2012 at 4:53 PM
The same article fans the rumor flames about the expansion of Pixar's DHS footprint (to include the Florida version of Radiator Springs Racers and a Monsters Inc. coaster).
Comments in chronological order. Most recent at the bottom. Scroll down to respond.
From James TrexenSeems a little premature considering Frankenweenie's flopping at the box office.
Posted October 14, 2012 at 4:58 PM
From TH CreativeYeah but 'Alice' was HUGE and 'A Nightmare Before Christmas' is a genuine classic that moves a TON of merchandise.
Posted October 14, 2012 at 5:06 PM
From Dominick DWould Disney move foward with this considering his last two films bombed? Don't get me wrong I love the stuff like Nightmare, Batman, Beetlejuice (Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!), etc, and I'd love to meet his gang, but it would be better to feature his work in a hard ticket event like HHN (but not as scary) and feature a Nightmare or Alice (in Wonderland, not Cooper ya crazies). Heck, if they were to create a haunted event, I'd like to see year one like this:
Posted October 14, 2012 at 5:48 PM
House 1. Nightmare Before Christmas
These are just starter ideas, I'll think of more later with a possible map.
From TH CreativeDub D read the article. They don't want to take tix away from Mickey's Not So Scary. This is more a Star Wars Weekend-esque production.
Posted October 14, 2012 at 5:59 PM
From Dominick DYes, I read the article The Creative. Let's take DLP as an example. Both parks have Halloween events yet they do fine.
Posted October 14, 2012 at 6:11 PM
From Anthony MurphySure, why not?
Posted October 14, 2012 at 8:31 PM
I think it would be a good move for Disney. Something for the teens.
From Rob PI think the Tim Burton stable has all the elements required for a theme park enterprise. His canon thus far has been, generally ,very interesting and appeals to a large audience.
Posted October 15, 2012 at 3:31 AM
I'd also like to add that, and it's been discussed here many times before, a movie doesn't necessarily have to succeed for it to provide the basis of a decent theme park attraction. Frankenweenie might fail at the box office, although I'm not sure it will Globally , but still be a viable theme for an attraction or even just a part of one.
From TH CreativeIn the context of Soap Opera Weekend or Star Wars Weekend, I think it would be a great addition to DHS.
Posted October 15, 2012 at 11:15 AM
From Andy MilitoWoah, cool!
Posted October 15, 2012 at 1:45 PM
This discussion has been archived, and is not accepting additional responses.
Planning a trip to Walt Disney World?
Insider's Pick: Don't try to do Disney without the ever-entertaining and informative Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World 2014. Save time and money with these tested tips and strategies for getting the most from a Disney World vacation. It's a great investment in happiness for you and your family.
Top U.S. Theme Parks
Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom
Other Top International Parks
Features, News and Advice
"Stories from a Theme Park Insider"
Theme Park Insider Guidebooks