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  • Jspider
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    I agree with those who said Kingdom Hearts would be great

    allowing that I do agree that Nintendo's characters would actualy be very well suited for a Disney park actualy, they are very family friendly franchises and Nintendo and Disney have a bit in common (though unlike Disney Nintendo is cautions about expanding because they don't want to lose focas on what they do best, while Disney has expanded and arguably lost focas on everything they do best)

    that said, I think Nintendo would not fit at all in Universal Studio's

    if Nintendo didn't work with Disney I would want them to look at opening a Disney esque park in the California area to give Disney some REAL competition, Six Flags and Universal seem to let Disney get away with tons of film based attractions ontop of lots of generic rides. If Nintendo were to open their own park I could see them doing teh same level of immersion if not greater then that of Disney's and I actualy think the competition would be great for all of us as consumers (and I would gladly imagineer for such a park if Nintendo would create it and hire me )

    I think alot of people are greatly underestimating the impact that video game characters have as well as how they're stories and envionrments could be convied quite nicly (as far as video game movies fail I suggest you take a GOOD look at what they do when they translate it from video game to film. Imagine them taking a book and when they turn it into film they rewrite almost EVERY single fact about the character and they do it horridly wrong and it is basicaly an entirely different and very generic movie plot with the characters names tacked on. What sucks about video game movies is that companies insist that they MUST give us rehashes of old plots and NOT base the movie on the game dispite the fact that I haven't heard of ONE film company that has actualy seriously attempted to stay even somewhat true to the game, this means that even the FANS of the franchise hate it)

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  • MegarooFifi
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    Originally posted by Flint
    Hey, how about Deaf/Mute Days at Disneyland? We'd finally be able to enjoy the rides without the simpering little noisemakers! :devil:

    Love it! :bow:

    As much as I love all things Nintendo (I really do!) I don't really think Nintendo has any place in DL. However, I guess the same could be said for Pixar

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  • Soulquarian
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    But it's not based on a game though, and a Buzz Lightyear game would suck! And since there is already an attraction like that, why do we need a new one?

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  • Cousin Orville
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    Originally posted by Soulquarian
    I think a video game based attraction would be absolutely awful. Video Games are interactive, and that's the main reason why people play them. I linear "ride" wouldn't really cut it. Look at how unsuccesful videogame movies are!

    Buzz Lightyear is nothing more than a first person shooter!!!

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  • Soulquarian
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    Originally posted by squinky
    I wouldn't mind the Autopia getting a Mario Kart overlay.
    Go-Karts with weapons! That's a good idea... :bow: As long as they go 40 mph on a slick trick, I'm there!

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  • squinky
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    I wouldn't mind the Autopia getting a Mario Kart overlay.

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  • Soulquarian
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    Originally posted by ModHatter
    Well, in a sense, while it isn't literally based on an existing video game, Buzz is essentially designed as a ride-through shooting gallery, which is all many video games are. And really, isn't Star Tours an awful lot like the now-ancient SW arcade game. Even Indy in many ways resembles oen of the Jurassic Park ride-on arcade games

    I think the key is to find a property that is very environmental. and/or make sure that the ride vehicle is unique and thrilling in and of itself. Indy is a blend of both, and while that vehicle shouldn't be the basis of every new ride, the kind of imagineering that went on for that ride is a role model to be remembered.
    I beg to differ. Many videogames are NOT ride through shott-em ups. That represents one part of the Videogame industry, the First Person Shooter Genre. As for arcade style games... Arcades are dead. Any gamer knows that the arcade sen has been dying an agonizing death for nearly a decade, and most videogame companies don't even make cabinets and titles for the arcade! The most popular arcade games nowadays are music games and fighting games... These wouldn't translate well into a racing game at all. Videogames are a home market, not an arcade market.

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  • ModHatter
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    Well, in a sense, while it isn't literally based on an existing video game, Buzz is essentially designed as a ride-through shooting gallery, which is all many video games are. And really, isn't Star Tours an awful lot like the now-ancient SW arcade game. Even Indy in many ways resembles oen of the Jurassic Park ride-on arcade games

    I think the key is to find a property that is very environmental. and/or make sure that the ride vehicle is unique and thrilling in and of itself. Indy is a blend of both, and while that vehicle shouldn't be the basis of every new ride, the kind of imagineering that went on for that ride is a role model to be remembered.

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  • Flint
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    Originally posted by MegarooFifi
    While that would be a vast improvement, I'd prefer to actually hear the ride I have had my singing on ride days :o , but we always waited until it was only us in the ride vehicle.
    Hey, how about Deaf/Mute Days at Disneyland? We'd finally be able to enjoy the rides without the simpering little noisemakers! :devil:

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  • Soulquarian
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    I think a video game based attraction would be absolutely awful. Video Games are interactive, and that's the main reason why people play them. I linear "ride" wouldn't really cut it. Look at how unsuccesful videogame movies are!

    Kingdom Hearts is the most likely candidate, but even then, an attraction would have to be based on a "world". RPG's have the best story, but they require 50+ hours of gameplay to get into the story. To try and summarize all that into a 3 min. ride would be awful. FPS's like Halo and such wouldn't lend themselves well because what makes Halo so appealing is the multi-player aspect, not the story.

    I'm sure if any company could do it well, it would be Disney, but I highly doubt it would be cool...

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  • MegarooFifi
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    Originally posted by Uncle Remus
    How about if we sing in tune? Or even harmonize?
    While that would be a vast improvement, I'd prefer to actually hear the ride I have had my singing on ride days :o , but we always waited until it was only us in the ride vehicle.

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  • NPCody
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    I think things like Halo/Mario/etc. would be better suited at Universal Studios. Disneyland should stick to, well, Disney.

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  • Uncle Remus
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    Originally posted by MegarooFifi
    Me too!

    I've often thought that DL should have an adults only night every once in awhile. (Like where it stays open much later to those of us over 21... ) Please no flames on this - I don't mean it to be rude. I'd just like to ride POTC once without annoying teens singing (LOUDLY and off-key) and enjoy the HM without some 12 year old diva how loud she can scream. I know DL is a family type park, but it would be really nice to just have it for adults every once in awhile. I've seen on TV that there's mainstream movie theatres that you have to be 21 to attend... I like that thought.

    As for a video game based ride, I think Disney would have to take more of an interest in video game character development. Right now, all of their games are based on already established movie or tv characters.
    How about if we sing in tune? Or even harmonize?

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  • Evil Minion
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    I know they can make for successful tv shows but rarely hit movies.

    I think it's possible if it's well done.

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  • MegarooFifi
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    Originally posted by Flint
    If they could trap all the annoying teens in there, I'd vote for them.
    Me too!

    I've often thought that DL should have an adults only night every once in awhile. (Like where it stays open much later to those of us over 21... ) Please no flames on this - I don't mean it to be rude. I'd just like to ride POTC once without annoying teens singing (LOUDLY and off-key) and enjoy the HM without some 12 year old diva how loud she can scream. I know DL is a family type park, but it would be really nice to just have it for adults every once in awhile. I've seen on TV that there's mainstream movie theatres that you have to be 21 to attend... I like that thought.

    As for a video game based ride, I think Disney would have to take more of an interest in video game character development. Right now, all of their games are based on already established movie or tv characters.

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  • SuperDap
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    Originally posted by Uncle Remus
    How many franchises do they really need?
    Well I assume that if disney were to build video game attractions, it may want to work with a company that has multiple well known video games under its belt.

    Also let me correct myself. I assume the Halo series is a Bungie owned franchise, and not a Microsoft owned franchise. Kind of like how Rare owns the Perfect Dark series.

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  • SuperDap
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    Originally posted by Gemini Cricket
    Kingdom Hearts the Ride.
    Maybe...
    Square Enix gets my second vote for rides that can work in a Disney park.
    They already have a great relationship with disney. Final Fantasy (in specific 7), Kingdom Hearts, Dragon Quest (well in Japan DQ is massively big), etc.

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  • Uncle Remus
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    Originally posted by SuperDap
    A Halo type thrill ride would work perfect for that. The only problem I see with a halo ride is that the Halo franchise is a fairly young franchise. The FPS genre is shuch a fickle genre. Something could easily come along and totally kill the Halo franchise. Also microsoft doesn't have alot really well known franchises outside Halo.
    How many franchises do they really need?

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  • SuperDap
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    Originally posted by Flint
    If they could trap all the annoying teens in there, I'd vote for them.
    A Halo type thrill ride would work perfect for that. The only problem I see with a halo ride is that the Halo franchise is a fairly young franchise. The FPS genre is shuch a fickle genre. Something could easily come along and totally kill the Halo franchise. Also microsoft doesn't have alot really well known franchises outside Halo.

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  • Malibu Minion
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    Originally posted by Gemini Cricket
    Kingdom Hearts the Ride.
    Maybe...

    That would be so cool

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