Sheldon: I'm afraid I can't allow that. Pursuant to Starfleet General Order 104, Section A, you are deemed unfit, and I hereby relieve you of your command. Leonard: General Order 104, Section A does not apply in this situation. Sheldon: Give me one good reason why not. Leonard: Because this is not Star Trek!
adamico2 wrote:Sheldon: I'm afraid I can't allow that. Pursuant to Starfleet General Order 104, Section A, you are deemed unfit, and I hereby relieve you of your command. Leonard: General Order 104, Section A does not apply in this situation. Sheldon: Give me one good reason why not. Leonard: Because this is not Star Trek!
A Middle Earth theme park? Universal and the Tolkien family rumored to be in talks by Andrew Sims Posted on 2:15 pm, January 2, 2013
Universal Orlando has had huge success with The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Islands of Adventure since its opening in June 2010.
With that in mind, and that great Potter card up their sleeve, there are rumors that the park is talking with the Tolkien family about a Middle Earth theme park.
If rumors are to be believed, this is all happening thanks to the success of The Wizarding World. A reputable user in Orlando United’s forum, where mind-numbing talk of theme parks runs rampant, says Universal asked Warner Bros. to approach the Tolkien’s first. The park asked the studio to make first contact because of the existing relationship Tolkien and WB have built to create The Lord of the ringy dingy ding-a-ling dings and The Hobbit film trilogies.
Warner Bros. told the Tolkien’s about the success of The Wizarding World theme park and how the final product was loyal to J.K. Rowling’s story and very well received by fans. Reportedly, the Tolkien’s even spoke to Rowling herself. It was only after all this that Universal and the Tolkien’s began developing ideas.
It’s important to remember that this is all rumor at this point. It’s very interesting how Universal used The Wizarding World’s success to make a go at Middle Earth.
If the rumor is true, there are still many questions to be answered: Where would the Middle Earth land be built? Would the park be marketed as Lord of the ringy dingy ding-a-ling dings (LOTR), Hobbit, or Middle Earth? To what extent will Peter Jackson be involved? Do we get to pretend to be Gandalf and not let people pass? Will Denny’s supply the food?
Last edited by robbalvey on Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:50 am.
As usual, my analysis is free of charge! Original enough to not steal someone else's quote as a signature
^ I couldn't help but start laughing when the word filter changed it to Lord of the ringy dingy ding-a-ling dings.
Could be interesting. Universal has made good on their commitment to quality reproductions of source material. And given their already close relationship with Peter Jackson from King Kong, I could see this happening. I just have to wonder where they expect to fit it?
These pages are in no way affiliated with nor endorsed by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Cedar Fair, Legoland, Merlin Entertainment, Blackstone, Tussaud's Group, Six Flags, Universal Theme Parks, the Walt Disney Company or any other theme park company.
photos and videos on this website were taken with the permission of the park by
a professional ride photographer.
For yours and others safety, please do not attempt to take photos or videos at
parks without proper permission.
You need a sense of humor to view our site,
if you don't have a sense of humor, or are easily offended, please turn back
Most of the content on this forum is suitable for all ages. HOWEVER! There may be some content that would be considered rated "PG-13." Theme Park Review is NOT recommended for ages under 13 years of age.