Disney vs. Universal for SmurfsUniversal Orlando: Thank you, Andrew Dougherty
From Oscar MarquezE.T. Adventure will replace by a Smurfs ride at Universal Orlando.
Posted August 1, 2013 at 10:30 PM
But you say it's a Terrible Idea.
But thanks to Andrew Dougherty, He says Disney would better suit them. Maybe replace Pooh in Orlando and California with the smurfs, replace Muppet-Vision 3D with Smurfs 4D film or a Stage Show but would be long shot and most likely really kid oriented.
Which side do you want to put, Disney or Universal?
P.S. Do NOT put "None of the Above" and "All of the Above". I'm Nervous.
Comments in chronological order. Most recent at the bottom. Scroll down to respond.
From Andrew DoughertyJust a heads up I'm a guy.
Posted August 1, 2013 at 2:33 PM
From Andy Milito"She?"
Posted August 1, 2013 at 4:00 PM
Also, what makes you so confident that Universal will definitely replace E.T.?
From Dominick DNone of the above. Trolololololololololo
Posted August 1, 2013 at 4:38 PM
In all seriousness, any Smurf ride would be terrible.
From Tyler HarrisImagine the complaining when everybody plugs their ears at the song Ooh Ooh La by Britney Spears on the Smurfs ride replacing Pooh and Poohs Hunny Hunt.
Posted August 1, 2013 at 4:56 PM
A live show won't cut it, and everyone loves the Muppets, or at least the audience, because no one cares about the muppets being outdated.
And while I'm at it, what happend to the Really Good Britney Spears from 2009? Ooh Ooh La was terrible. Universal might have better use with the Smurfs and the movie brand, but I agree with Dominick.
From James TrexenAndrew said "Just a heads up I'm a guy."
Posted August 1, 2013 at 8:40 PM
What?! No way! These darn online forums always confuse the heck out of me!
From Oscar MarquezSee Andrew, No one wants The Smurfs. But, I Want is in Disney.
Posted August 1, 2013 at 10:39 PM
Dominick D, What part of "Do NOT put NONE OF THE ABOVE" don't you understand. by the way, Choose "Disney" side, Do it for Kids.
Tyler, Disney can handle The Smurfs to attract Small Children than Universal.
From Mike GallagherOscar Marquez is the new Manny.
Posted August 2, 2013 at 2:46 AM
But I think the other one's still lurking around.
From Tyler HarrisYou know Universal could just add a live show in Kidzone to replace Barney, most of the theme fits, even the post-show backyard. The round stage will make it an interactive experience..
Posted August 2, 2013 at 4:58 AM
On the other hand, Disney could make a live show like they did with Mickey and the Magical Map. Maybe a new amphitheater in Fantasy Land or replace Captian EO with the Smurfs
From Dominick DOscar, any Smurfs attraction in any park would be terrible, so I'm going on neither side.
Posted August 2, 2013 at 6:56 AM
Mike, I thought the same thing, but Manny still posts here semi regularly
From Jonah SirotaJust pray that Smurfs 2 tanks at the box office.
Posted August 2, 2013 at 7:32 AM
From James TrexenThank goodness. I thought I was going crazy after seeing an elephant in this chatroom.
Posted August 2, 2013 at 9:01 AM
From Jay R.Smurfs has made about 9.5 million in 2 days, so it doesn't look like it will be a flop, but may not match the box office of the first film.
Posted August 2, 2013 at 9:16 AM
I'm not completely opposed to an attraction based on the Smurfs, depending on what it is.
Like I've said before, Transformers the Ride is a fine example of how an attraction can easily surpass it's (movie) source material.
From Joey IHopefully the smurfs never comes to either park but if it did, I would think Universal would take it. Plus, Winnie the Pooh is a hit attraction so thats not going anywhere anytime soon
Posted August 2, 2013 at 9:47 AM
From Manny RodriguezA Smurfs ride sounds horrible....
Posted August 2, 2013 at 10:03 AM
and yes mike still lurking :D
From Mike GallagherI see you, Manny!
Posted August 2, 2013 at 12:15 PM
From TH CreativeJust a heads up I'm a Smurf.
Posted August 2, 2013 at 1:54 PM
From TH CreativeAnd a Libra.
Posted August 2, 2013 at 1:54 PM
From TH CreativeWhich probably explains the whole "Blah Blah Writes" and "I Respond:" schtick.
Posted August 2, 2013 at 1:58 PM
You know ... balance.
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