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
Noting 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.
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).
Seems a little premature considering Frankenweenie's flopping at the box office.
Yeah but 'Alice' was HUGE and 'A Nightmare Before Christmas' is a genuine classic that moves a TON of merchandise.
From Dominick D
Posted October 14, 2012 at 5:48 PM
Would 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:
House 1. Nightmare Before Christmas
House 2. Alice in Wonderland
House 3. Frankenweenie
House 4. Escape from the Grimm Forest
House 5. Welcome to Gravity Falls
These are just starter ideas, I'll think of more later with a possible map.
Dub 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.
From Dominick D
Posted October 14, 2012 at 6:11 PM
Yes, I read the article The Creative. Let's take DLP as an example. Both parks have Halloween events yet they do fine.
Sure, why not?
I think it would be a good move for Disney. Something for the teens.
From Rob P
Posted October 15, 2012 at 3:31 AM
I 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.
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.
In the context of Soap Opera Weekend or Star Wars Weekend, I think it would be a great addition to DHS.
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