Will Mel's Close?Universal Orlando: Hey UO, you have not one but two Disney proporties in your parks!
From Dominick DUnless your one of the 3 people living under a rock, you've heard that Disney bought Lucasfilm, which includes Star Wars and Indiana Jones. But did you also know that it includes American Graffiti? Yes, American Graffiti is now under Disney and not Universal. But what does this mean for Mel's Drive In at USF? Will it close and be replaced? Will it remain? Will it move to DHS? Your thoughts?
Posted October 31, 2012 at 9:14 AM
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From Derek MorseMy thoughts are that Mel's Drive in is probably not even on Disney's radar.
Posted October 31, 2012 at 12:55 PM
From Andy Milito^ Exactly.
Posted October 31, 2012 at 1:09 PM
From Dominick DWhat about replacing the Sci Fi Drive In? ;)
Posted October 31, 2012 at 1:17 PM
From Jorge ArnoldsonMel's is not a fictional restaurant from "American Graffiti". It was popularized by that movie, and is considered a Hollywood landmark.
Posted October 31, 2012 at 2:15 PM
From Dominick DIndeed Jorge, but it's based on the one in American Graffiti ;)
Posted October 31, 2012 at 2:43 PM
From Anthony MurphyI doubt Disney will really care...
Posted October 31, 2012 at 5:34 PM
Example, both have a Brown Derby (one is a hat shop, other is a fine dining place)
From Skipper AdamBut the Brown Derby played no notable role in movies, just the I Love Lucy episode.
Posted October 31, 2012 at 6:23 PM
From Robert NilesLet's not forget that LucasFilm does not have the unobstructed rights to everything in every movie George Lucas ever made. Paramount retains substantial rights to Indiana Jones, which is one of the reasons I've heard cited why Disney's not planning to pursue anything with that franchise at this point.
Posted November 1, 2012 at 11:19 AM
And American Graffiti was a Universal flick.
From N BI am pretty sure these details were sorted out prior to Disney purchasing LucasFilm.
Posted November 1, 2012 at 12:48 PM
From Rob PWhat if, like the majority of our high street businesses, it all ends up being owned by one parent company controlling both Disney and Universal ?.
Posted November 2, 2012 at 4:31 AM
Very unlikely but never say never.
That scared you more than Halloween didn't it ?
From Andrew DoughertyI wouldn't be suprised if Disney wants a tax sort of thing or something.
Posted November 2, 2012 at 5:14 PM
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