3rd Gate for Disneyland?
Is a 3rd gate in the works for DL?
From Eli G
Posted March 23, 2013 at 1:40 PM
Screamscape recently reported that a 3rd gate might be in the works for Disneyland,themed to "Heroes and Adventure," and including lands themed to Star Wars, Marvel, and Avatar. What do you think about this rumor? Do you think it's true? Would you want to see this park? Or would you rather see an investment in the existing 2 parks?
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From Eli G
Posted March 23, 2013 at 11:56 AM
I have a 3 main opinions about this:
1. Avatarland: HELL NO.
2. Marvel/Star Wars: I'm okay about this, as long as they're exclusive to DL. If Star Wars is cloned in WDW, or Marvel comes to Paris, then I'd be against this. I feel like most things offered at a Disney theme park has to be an original experience. Then again, a lot of people would probably disagree.
3. The rest of the park should be based on original environments and stories. Though most of WDI's recent creations have been terrific, most of them have also been based off of movie franchises. If the park is supposedly themed to Heroes and Adventure, why not build a Greek Mythology land? Or something else along those lines?
I know this is a minor detail, but the name can be confused with "Islands of Adventure" too much. Change the name, remove Avatar, and you're good to go.
It only makes sense to put Star Wars in Orlando seeing as how they are precluded from using the Marvel brand in the Florida parks. On other note cloning is not all bad if done correctly, the MK in Orlando is basically a clone of Disneyland but there are enough subtle differences between the two to make each of them unique.
A third park would give me another reason to visit, so I'm all for it. When you have a park with Star Wars and Marvel together makes it even better. However, this is Screamscape, and he'll publish whatever rumors come to him, so we'll see.
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