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  • #21
    Personally, I think within the next 10 years, there's a chance the Twilight Zone theme will go away at WDW. I mean don't they have to pay for the licensing for a show that's in syndication and hasn't had a new episode since the early 2000's? Maybe the agreement is different for each side of the Mississippi, just like how Marvel is split at the parks.

    I'd prefer both ToT's be converted into what they have at Tokyo Disney Sea where it's not a TV show or movie franchise, but just a well fleshed storyline.

    Ultimately, Disney is more into selling product inside AND outside of the parks in multiple forms of media and merchandise. Toys, movies, shirts, tv shows, etc. They can't do that with a Big Thunder or Jungle Cruise until they make a movie or TV show. I'm not saying I agree, but it's pretty much in our faces.
    Last edited by Wreckless Abrandon; 04-03-2017, 12:02 PM. Reason: mistyped something

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    • #22
      Originally posted by Wreckless Abrandon View Post
      ...and hasn't had a new episode since the early 2000's?
      There hasn't been a new episode since 1964.

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      • #23
        Originally posted by HM999 View Post
        There hasn't been a new episode since 1964.
        You're talking about the original show. They had a revival twice... once in the mid to late 80's, and then early in the 2000's. I think they remade some of the original episodes, but there are mostly new stories. For example, they remade the one on the plane with William Shatner from the 60's version, using John Lithgow in the 80's version. But I think the majority of them are new stories. I know there's talk of a new series, but that's been thrown around for a few years with nothing to show for it.

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        • #24
          Originally posted by k_peek_2000 View Post
          The reality is, if DCA's was expendable, they all eventually will be.
          I hate ,to say your right ,But your right , DCA's was expendable ,
          for it did not start out right,in the first place-- originality, innovation was not there.
          and why it's being use for Disney Marketing IP Billboard!
          imo
          Soaring like an EAGLE !

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          • #25
            to its credit, that attraction is the Disney Studios theme park poster child. And considering it is the absolute original out of every one (knock off or different story), the execs would have to be pretty heartless to approve the change. I wouldn't be surprised if Chapek ran the idea past them already and they put the vote to a NO.

            And who cares if there hasn't been a Twilight Zone show in so long? More then half of everything at Disneyland is older then Twilight Zone.
            KA CHOW

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            • #26
              Originally posted by 1LE McQueen View Post
              to its credit, that attraction is the Disney Studios theme park poster child. And considering it is the absolute original out of every one (knock off or different story), the execs would have to be pretty heartless to approve the change. I wouldn't be surprised if Chapek ran the idea past them already and they put the vote to a NO.

              And who cares if there hasn't been a Twilight Zone show in so long? More then half of everything at Disneyland is older then Twilight Zone.
              The reason it did not happen in Florida (Yet?) is because so much of DHS is a construction zone right now that if they shut down Tower there would be virtually nothing to do in the park and Georgre Kalogridis more or less put his foot down and said no.

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              • #27
                Originally posted by 1LE McQueen View Post

                And who cares if there hasn't been a Twilight Zone show in so long? More then half of everything at Disneyland is older then Twilight Zone.
                The shareholders care. The Executives care. They ultimately care about how much money Disney has to spend to make money. I'm talking about how they pay licensing to use the Twilight Zone name. Snow White is older, and so is Cinderella, but Disney keeps them relevant and owns the likenesses of them. That's a huge difference. As much as I like and watch the Twilight Zone shows, most people don't recognize or care about it as much as they do with the Disney Princesses. If you show someone a character from the Twilight Zone next to Aurora or Snow White or Cinderella, the vast majority of people will know who they are and not the Twilight Zone character. Why spend money on a license that most people don't recognize?

                If they don't have to pay for something additional every year for the licensing, they'd rather not bother with it. I'd rather not have any movie or TV tie in to be honest.

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                • #28
                  Originally posted by HMF View Post

                  The reason it did not happen in Florida (Yet?) is because so much of DHS is a construction zone right now that if they shut down Tower there would be virtually nothing to do in the park and Georgre Kalogridis more or less put his foot down and said no.
                  Originally posted by Wreckless Abrandon View Post

                  The shareholders care. The Executives care. They ultimately care about how much money Disney has to spend to make money. I'm talking about how they pay licensing to use the Twilight Zone name. Snow White is older, and so is Cinderella, but Disney keeps them relevant and owns the likenesses of them. That's a huge difference. As much as I like and watch the Twilight Zone shows, most people don't recognize or care about it as much as they do with the Disney Princesses. If you show someone a character from the Twilight Zone next to Aurora or Snow White or Cinderella, the vast majority of people will know who they are and not the Twilight Zone character. Why spend money on a license that most people don't recognize?

                  If they don't have to pay for something additional every year for the licensing, they'd rather not bother with it. I'd rather not have any movie or TV tie in to be honest.
                  I'm being very wishful on this subject. I don't want that ride to go anywhere.

                  We can argue this left and right, but I think we as enthusiasts deserve to know if the Florida version will be in danger or not, because right now it is all speculation.
                  KA CHOW

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                  • #29
                    Originally posted by 1LE McQueen View Post



                    I'm being very wishful on this subject. I don't want that ride to go anywhere.

                    We can argue this left and right, but I think we as enthusiasts deserve to know if the Florida version will be in danger or not, because right now it is all speculation.
                    According to Chapek it's not, but neither was DCA's.

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                    • #30
                      Originally posted by HMF View Post

                      According to Chapek it's not, but neither was DCA's.
                      Did he say that about DCA's? I remember hearing somewhere he said something along the lines of "we have no plans as of now" in regards to the HS version
                      KA CHOW

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                      • #31
                        Originally posted by 1LE McQueen View Post

                        Did he say that about DCA's? I remember hearing somewhere he said something along the lines of "we have no plans as of now" in regards to the HS version
                        He didn't but several people in TDA's PR Department did.

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                        • #32
                          Originally posted by HMF View Post

                          He didn't but several people in TDA's PR Department did.
                          So maybe the people in the PR department were speaking out of term? Either that or they were told to lie. I like to believe the former. I remember the rumors started swirling like crazy and the company never denied them. Really had me worried. then the announcement came.
                          KA CHOW

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