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    Tom Staggs on bringing Marvel to the parks

    A very interesting article. I think we can all be relieved somewhat by that Tom says

    "We were hard at work on attractions using Marvel characters previously, and that work has only intensified given (the film's) great success," Staggs, chairman of Disney's parks and resorts division, told Reuters in an interview at the park's Golden Vine Winery.
    "The Avengers" has sold more than $1.3 billion worth of tickets around the world. Executives and Disney's designers, called "imagineers," are still working out how to bring characters like The Hulk, Iron Man and Captain America to the parks. "The setting has to be right, the story has to be right. That takes a fair amount of time," Staggs said.
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    Disney steps up efforts to bring 'Avengers' to parks | Reuters






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    Re: Tom Staggs on bringing Marvel to the parks

    An interesting article. Thanks for sharing. It is indeed a relief, both that they are bringin in some of these Marvel properties and that they are taking their time with them and not just sticking it in anywhere "willy nilly".
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    Re: Tom Staggs on bringing Marvel to the parks

    Very true!

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    Re: Tom Staggs on bringing Marvel to the parks

    An interesting thing to note:

    Disney is contractually restricted from bringing Marvel characters to its parks in Orlando, where they are licensed to Comcast Corp's Universal Studios.
    So it sounds like they are going to focus their efforts on Anaheim...
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    Re: Tom Staggs on bringing Marvel to the parks

    Universal has exclusive rights East of the Mississippi.

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    Re: Tom Staggs on bringing Marvel to the parks

    The next day......we are proud to announce next summer the opening of the Hulk Smash Tea Cups ride....we hear at Disney think Adding Marvel to some of are classic rides would be the best way to make money...i mean introduce them to the Parks......also coming soon

    The Haunted Mansion Featuring the Black Widow....Captain America Vs Jack Sparrow (featuring more mist screens) and Finally Ironman lost in the Jungle Cruise...

    We hope that you will enjoy these new versions of the ride as much as the classic's

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    Re: Tom Staggs on bringing Marvel to the parks

    I think this is more than proof that Disney knows what they're doing i.e. taking their time.

    However, I wouldn't be shocked if the next big attraction announcement has something to do with the Avengers.

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    Re: Tom Staggs on bringing Marvel to the parks

    if done right it could be awesome to have Marvel in the parks

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    Re: Tom Staggs on bringing Marvel to the parks

    This is really nothing new. I think it's Marvel and their leadership that has stopped a true Disney-style onslaught on the parks. The Purchase price for Marvel was widely viewed as excessive. At first Disney's go to line was the large number of tertiary characters. Now it is The Avengers, the production and success of which have absolutely nothing to do with The Walt Disney Company.

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    Re: Tom Staggs on bringing Marvel to the parks

    Are they still doing the marvel park in dubi

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    Re: Tom Staggs on bringing Marvel to the parks

    Captain America on Main Street. Replace Cars Land with Avengers land.

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    Re: Tom Staggs on bringing Marvel to the parks

    I say take the Millionaire, Monsters Inc, and the place that is the arcade for the parties and put in something similar to the transformers ride but with the avengers for that space. It would fit in with the Hollywood area.

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    Re: Tom Staggs on bringing Marvel to the parks

    if they could work it out with Marvel, "Marvel Universe" would be a unique third gate....
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    Re: Tom Staggs on bringing Marvel to the parks

    I don't know if Marvel has enough properties to sustain a third gate to be honest. I mean, when people think Marvel including Spider-Man, Iron-Man, Hulk, Captain America, etc; they think of essentially E-ticket rides. A theme park can't be filled completely with those types of attractions, thus anything that isn't spectacular would be unjust to the brand and thus devalue anything else associated with the Marvel universe.

    A Marvel theme park I feel would be too much, and an attraction or two in either park would be fulfill enough demand for people so they can get their Marvel fix as an E-ticket ride, because let's face it, anything else would be underwhelming.
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    Re: Tom Staggs on bringing Marvel to the parks

    Quote Originally Posted by captveg View Post
    if they could work it out with Marvel, "Marvel Universe" would be a unique third gate....
    To me this is the only way marvel would only work,

    Disneyland and the revamped DCA are now set in stone! but the 3rd gate on Harbor Blvd would work for me as far as a marvel park!

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