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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby DarkRideNick » Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:59 am

Wizarding World is totally lame! In the park, Hagrid's house is roughly 300 ft away from the Castle, but in the books it says it is only 100 feet! STUPID EXECS!
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby adamico2 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:57 pm

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Postby Double0Kevin » Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:07 pm

^What was that all about?
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby Wes » Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:16 pm

^ I think he's making a joke about canon.
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Postby cfc » Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:30 pm

^What does this have to do with an old TV show starring William Conrad?
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby cal1br3tto » Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:38 pm

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.
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby adamico2 » Sat Dec 22, 2012 1:25 pm

Wes wrote:^ I think he's making a joke about canon.

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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby larrygator » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:30 pm

So what are everyone's thoughts on this rumor?

http://www.hypable.com/2013/01/02/lord-of-the-rings-hobbit-theme-park/



A Middle Earth theme park? Universal and the Tolkien family rumored to be in talks
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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?
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby Double0Kevin » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:36 pm

^ 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?
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby larrygator » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:41 pm

I forget that the word filter changes the words when I cut and paste them from other sources. :lmao: Generally I try to avoid typing certain words.
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