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Re: Walt Disney World Resort Non-Park Discussion Thread

Postby Kumba9 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:25 pm

Mrlittle wrote:I hope this is the right place to put this. I just saw this article and thought it was interesting. Could this mean new attractions in the future based on the adventures of Indy? What franchise does Disney not own now?

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Disney Gets Control of 'Indiana Jones' Movie Rights from Paramount
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Disney has snapped up rights to another beloved franchise. Variety/Deadline are reporting The Walt Disney Studios and Paramount Pictures have finalized an agreement over rights to the Indiana Jones franchise. Paramount has held onto the rights to Indiana Jones ever since they financed Raiders of the Lost Ark with I am too stupid to spell Steel Vengeance so I'll just write SteVen and pretend I'm being cool Spielberg in 1981, securing a five-picture deal in the process. Recently, Disney has been working hard to acquire all our favorite childhood franchises. In this deal they got the "distribution and marketing rights to future films, in addition to retaining its current ownership rights" when they acquired Lucasfilm.

This is big news because it means that Disney, now working directly with Lucasfilm and Spielberg (under his banner DreamWorks), can continue to develop "future Indiana Jones movies" (more?!) without any more legal roadblocks or financial hurdles. Disney has not officially announced another Indiana Jones movie, and there have only been rumors and rumblings of an Indy V, but it seems like this may be yet another strategic move by Disney to gather all the franchises under one roof. This does also mean that the next Indiana Jones will have the Mouse House behind it. For better or worse? Time will tell. The new era of Disney is upon us.

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Looks like another Indy movie(s) coming to the big screen. Hope it will be better than Crystal Skull. I would love to see the younger Indiana Jones series brought back to tv. I used to like that series.

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Postby cfc » Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:28 pm

As long as it's not "Indiana Jones and the Avengers in the Temple of Dr. Doom." ;)

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Postby Nrthwnd » Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:55 pm

^Could be a heck of a dark ride.
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Postby azza29 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:17 pm

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Postby jedimaster1227 » Wed Jan 01, 2014 10:29 pm

http://prnewswire.com/news-releases/upcoming-b-resort-located-in-the-walt-disney-world-resort-brings-the-lifestyle-experience-to-the-downtown-disney-area-224245401.html

B Hotels & Resorts® introduces the first B Resort and lifestyle hotel to the Lake Buena Vista area, with a transformation of the former Royal Plaza hotel. A joint venture between InSite Group and Cube Capital, the B Resort, located in the Walt Disney World® Resort will open early 2014 and showcase 394 completely redesigned guestrooms and public areas that feature elegant yet playful decor, alluding to the surrounding destination and its imagination-inspiring attractions. Renovations are taking place throughout the property including the 25,000 square feet of function space, common areas, pool and outdoor terrace, and will introduce an innovative culinary concept and full service spa to the Downtown Disney® resort area. A complete transformation resulting in a new destination resort, the B will be a welcomed addition to the area for seasoned travelers, families and discerning adults looking for refined yet approachable lifestyle accommodations.

The vision for B Resort's cutting-edge design and future programs calls for visitors to feel open to express how they aspire to be during their visit to the Orlando area. A balance between casual sophistication, lifestyle elements and innovative offerings has been struck through the artfully employed design details provided by a collaboration of VOA Associates Incorporated and InSite's in-house design team.

B Ambiance
Entering the newly redesigned resort, guests' senses are immediately activated with a specially developed scent of white tea and thyme. A cascading waterfall takes center stage in the majestic lobby, creating a relaxing environment. Spacious public areas are conducive to business and socialization with soothing and sleek interior decor, intimate and flexible seating arrangements, FreeB Wi-Fi (complimentary high-speed internet access), courtesy guest iPads and other available entertainment options.

B Rested in Style
With its debut, the B Resort will unveil 394 completely renovated guestrooms within the 17-story tower and connecting Lanai building. There will be two Master Poolside Suites, five Master Suites, 17 one-Bedroom Suites, and 20 family-friendly rooms with bunk beds. Master Suites were designed with business executives and extended stay guests in mind and contain an expansive living and entertaining area with kitchenette or wet bar and formal dining space with seating for up to eight.

All guestroom interiors fuse stylish and timeless designs and include a mini fridge, in-room safe, B Treated snack box, the latest high-tech offerings such as FreeB Wi-Fi, HD LED interactive flat-screen TVs, and electrical power hubs with USB, HDMI and international outlet plug ins. As part of B Hotels & Resorts'® B Humane program, all guestrooms come furnished with a plush green frog, that represents the native Florida Gopher Frog, a protected species. The frogs are available for "adoption" to take home at check out, with a portion of the sale's proceeds donated to a Florida environmental foundation.

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In an evolving relationship with Jeffrey Chodorow of China Grill Management, B Resort's farmhouse chic signature restaurant offers an innovative culinary experience that redefines classic American barbeque. A cross-country selection of BBQ favorites, smoked meats, fish and poultry will be offered both from an a-la-carte menu and an original buffet presentation. Through a large window in the restaurant, diners can peek in on the action and watch as the culinary team smokes mouthwatering meats and rotisserie chicken.

Other food and beverage outlets at the resort include a poolside bar and grill and a grab 'n go cafe with an ice cream parlor.

B Indulged®, B Active® or Just B...
The first full-service B Indulged® spa will make its debut at the B Resort in Lake Buena Vista and add to the overall resort-style environment. A perfect respite after fun-filled days at the parks or rigorous meetings, the spa includes four treatment rooms, including one for couple therapies. The serene design palette features upholstery and accent pieces shimmering with an opalescent patina, while a separate hair salon, nail boutique, relaxation lounge, men's and women's fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo rooms, and B Active® Fitness Center complete the experience.

Other amenities at the resort include four tennis courts, a zero-entry, mineral-water pool with multiple interactive water elements, private cabanas, outdoor fire pits for s'mores and more, kids programs, an interactive area in the lobby with games and Monscierge® screens (the interactive resort/destination guide providing guests with touch screen technology and access to maps, photos, restaurant menus and more), FreeB Wi-Fi throughout the property, valet and self-parking on site and complimentary shuttles to the Walt Disney World® Resort theme parks.

Meetings and Social Events
Over 25,000 square feet of flexible function space, including two ballrooms, divisible into nine breakout rooms, and a poolside terrace and courtyard, make the B Resort an ideal venue for meetings, events and weddings when it opens in 2014. Catering menus will be designed by China Grill Management, and a separate banquet kitchen allows for the hosting of kosher and other culturally authentic functions. The Grand Ballroom accommodates up to 1,000 guests in theatre style and up to 750 for banquets. Dark espresso wood finishes and textured wall coverings are offset with sparkling crystal drop chandeliers, and provide an overall neutral backdrop to complement any specially designed event decor.

B Resort, managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts, is scheduled to make its debut in early 2014. For more information, visit http://www.bresortlbv.com or contact the hotel at (407) 828-2828. B Resort, located in the Walt Disney World® Resort, 1905 Hotel Plaza Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Headquartered in South Florida, B Hotels & Resorts® offers two hotel categories targeting savvy, sophisticated and experience-driven guests. Full-service B hotels offer a Lifestyle without Attitude™ experience, while b2 hotels combine comfort and style at a value for an experience defined as Lifestyle within Reach™.
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B Resort in the Walt Disney World(R) Resort, a refined yet approachable lifestyle hotel designed for vacationers and business travelers.
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Re: Walt Disney World Resort Non-Park Discussion Thread

Postby gisco » Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:23 am

Are these the hotels that are right across from Downtown Disney?

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Postby COASTER FREAK 11 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:32 am

This seems pretty cool!

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Re: Walt Disney World Resort Non-Park Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:52 am

I stayed at the Royal Plaza the first time I visited WDW, when I had to work at a confernce at the hotel in the late 1990s. It was pretty nice then.
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Re: Walt Disney World Resort Non-Park Discussion Thread

Postby Jew » Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:50 am

Since WDW doesn't really have a modern/"boutique" hotel, this should be a great refresh for their hotel inventory. I'd actually love to see Disney tackle a "boutique" hotel project.
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Re: Walt Disney World Resort Non-Park Discussion Thread

Postby TPDave » Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:42 am

Ooooh looks interesting, not sure about the branding though, If I hear "B resort" I tend to read "crappy" :P

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