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Postby obeygiant » Wed Feb 07, 2007 10:20 pm

And the waiters could be dressed like house-elves.

Oh man, I hope it doesn't turn out like that! Mythos should stay the same! The theming is good as it is...Maybe they can re name some of the stuff to go with the theme..but thats it..

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Postby RedB » Thu Feb 08, 2007 10:45 am

^ That was meant as a joke more than anything. ;)

I haven't been to Mythos (closed when i went) so I have no idea how well the theming of it could fit into this universe.
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Postby obeygiant » Thu Feb 08, 2007 12:47 pm

^ But you know, I wouldn't put it past Universal to do that!
They are almost trying to make it as kid-friendly as possible!
But, IOA is intended for older crowds..I think they shouldn't make it TOO kid-friendly..

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Postby Neogreeneyez » Thu Feb 08, 2007 3:24 pm

obeygiant wrote:But, IOA is intended for older crowds..I think they shouldn't make it TOO kid-friendly..


I think that's what they are going for because young kids will want to go there because of HP, they will bring their parents. Both will eat and drink... soda (Parents Beer... I forgot what they called that beer in the book but they'll probably sell that) and spend loads of money on harry potter wands, sorting hats, harry glasses, and so much crap... that it will make everyone sick...

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Postby Gnome » Thu Feb 08, 2007 3:30 pm

RedB wrote:^^It would be hilarious! :lmao:

BarryH wrote:I can see it becoming "The Lost Contient featuring Hogwart's." They can keep Mythos, Dueling Dragons, Enchanted Oak, and Flying Unicorn the same, but re-theme Sinbad's Bazar, the Sinbad show, and Posideon's Fury.


I doubt it. J.K.Rowling seems to be too invested in this. She has very specific ideas as to what this should be, if the rumors on Jimhillmedia are to be be believed.

She asks to much, imo.
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Postby Scaparri » Thu Feb 08, 2007 3:55 pm

I know a lot of us, including myself, don't really care for this move, but I'm starting to see this as a wise move. Children and teenagers aren't the only ones that love these books. I know tons of people my age and older that love this series. My twenty-four year old brother, who isn't the biggest fan of amusement parks, is ready to plan a trip down there in a few years now that I told them what they are doing.

I originally thought this was a dumb change because Harry Potter doesn't strike me as a series that will stay popular for years upon years. At the same time though, who's to say it's not the next Star Wars? These books are hugely popular among a fairly varying age demographic and the movies have been incredibly successful as well. Only time will tell really.

In twenty years, we may look back and say to ourself, "Self, Lost Continent was pretty freakin' sweet, but this was the smartest business move IOA ever made."

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Postby steel » Thu Feb 08, 2007 5:05 pm

Man, I was nearly yelling at my screen multiple times while reading this board. There is so much I could say right now that would completely invalidify half of your arguments that this is a bad idea.

But I won't, because it would be pointless and I don't have time.

However, I will say this: Those of you who think that Harry Potter is for kids have obviously never read any of the books. Last year, I woke up in a cold sweat after a bad nightmare about inferi. I still have trouble thinking about dementors too much. These were family books when they started, but they've gotten much, much, much darker. These books deal with big teen issues, absolute terror, and death.

And quit your complaining about Deuling Dragons. Dragons pop up EVERYWHERE in Harry Potter. There's no reason to retheme it.

I'm sure it will turn out fine.

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Postby doitdumont1128 » Fri Feb 09, 2007 2:38 pm

steel wrote:Man, I was nearly yelling at my screen multiple times while reading this board. There is so much I could say right now that would completely invalidify half of your arguments that this is a bad idea.

But I won't, because it would be pointless and I don't have time.

However, I will say this: Those of you who think that Harry Potter is for kids have obviously never read any of the books. Last year, I woke up in a cold sweat after a bad nightmare about inferi. I still have trouble thinking about dementors too much. These were family books when they started, but they've gotten much, much, much darker. These books deal with big teen issues, absolute terror, and death.

And quit your complaining about Deuling Dragons. Dragons pop up EVERYWHERE in Harry Potter. There's no reason to retheme it.

I'm sure it will turn out fine.


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Postby Wes » Fri Feb 09, 2007 2:42 pm

steel wrote:Man, I was nearly yelling at my screen multiple times while reading this board. There is so much I could say right now that would completely invalidify half of your arguments that this is a bad idea.


steel wrote:invalidify


steel wrote:invalidify


It's invalidate, homes. Or is that some sort of magic word that you read in Harry Potter.
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Postby obeygiant » Fri Feb 09, 2007 2:52 pm

Scaparri wrote:In twenty years, we may look back and say to ourself, "Self, Lost Continent was pretty freakin' sweet, but this was the smartest business move IOA ever made."

That is basically my opinion on this whole thing!
Right now, I'm just amazed that of all ideas, HARRY POTTER???
You would think that the brilliant minds at Universal would at least come up with a unique idea.. (but then again, that unique idea wouldn't pull in the crowds as much as HP would!)

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