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  • 20,000 Leagues Under New Orleans?

    PBS is showing an episode of History Detectives, and they are doing a story on a Civil War sub found near Lake Pontchartrain. It didn't have the most illustrious career, but the design was remarkably similar to the film version of the Nautilus in many ways.

    So, always interested in taking Discovery Bay's Barbary Coast elements for DCA, but keeping the Verne elements for the Frontierland expansion, couldn't Disney take the 20K story, written just a few years after the Civil War, and use that to develop a broader backstory for Nemo, in which he learns the secrets of the New Orleans sub builders, takes his knowledge back to Vulcania (represented in the Frontierland expansion) and returns to wage war against the warmakers?

    [Then too, the film of Mysterious Island features Civil War soldiers who arrive at Vulcania by balloon. Verne's Five Weeks in a Baloon could tie into this, as well as the Hyperion of Island at the Top of the World. You could play with the hot air balloon motif in a CircleVision film, and use it as a means of "travel" to Helluland for an exciting Viking ride...]
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    You have way too much imagination and it's amazing. I think this is an interesting idea, although it would require a lot of explanation unless done correctly. I can just see the average tourist looking around confused; then again, Finding Nemo is going to be in TL.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by robotpirates
      You have way too much imagination and it's amazing. I think this is an interesting idea, although it would require a lot of explanation unless done correctly. I can just see the average tourist looking around confused; then again, Finding Nemo is going to be in TL.
      Yeah, that was part of the reason I got excited seeing the show, because it suddenly made more sense to me why the Nautilus would be traveling through New Orleans, but at the same time, you're totally right, the average tourist probably hasn't seen this particular episode of this PBS show, so it's not a total fix.

      I wonder if it could be handled this way... There's that funky petrified wood or whatever that is along the walkway to NOS. Could they maybe do a similar thing by displaying a replica of the old Civil War sub with an explanatory plaque? Of course, it couldn't be located where it would block Fantasmic, so that makes it tougher... Then again, imagine a new storyline for Fantasmic, where instead of James Mason, that certain clown fish is now the Nemo captaining the Nautilus, and he does battle with Ursula's tentacles...
      See, George Lucas? I'm not the only one! [<-- i.e. this is not my site]
      78 Reasons To Hate Star Wars Episode 1

      "There are fashions in reading, even in thinking. You don't have to follow them unless you want to."

      "A lot of young people think the future is closed to them, that everything has been done. This is not so. There are still plenty of avenues to be explored."

      -- Walt Disney

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Speedway
          Ursula kicks ***. Ariel only wins because it is Disney rule. If this was real Ursula would rule the world.
          Well, I am no Ariel fan, believe you me, but it would be fun to see those glowing green "eyes" bear down on Ursula, as the Nautilus reaches ramming speed and harpoons her.

          Meanwhile, don't forget to check the other link below for some alternative 20K ideas...
          See, George Lucas? I'm not the only one! [<-- i.e. this is not my site]
          78 Reasons To Hate Star Wars Episode 1

          "There are fashions in reading, even in thinking. You don't have to follow them unless you want to."

          "A lot of young people think the future is closed to them, that everything has been done. This is not so. There are still plenty of avenues to be explored."

          -- Walt Disney

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