Cant wait to see a new show back in the theater, I'm wondering though if it will help lines become a little shorter around the park
It's a music Celebration
Come on, come on, come on
Strike up the band,
Feel the beat, what a great sensation
Come on, come on, come on
Move and clap your hands,
Get into the Spirit
Let everyone hear it, So come on, come on
That's a fair question. Personally, I felt like Avatar was a really unoriginal movie. I understand that it is considered a breakthrough in CGI, but it lacked in heart, memorable characters, and an original plot line (Pocahontas, anyone?). Disney has always been about storytelling and making you have an emotional reaction to their movies, and I did not get that from Avatar. It doesn't bother me that Indiana Jones and Star Wars are represented in the parks because those films have characters that are memorable and stories that are unique. I guess, to put it simply, Avatar doesn't seem like it fits in with Disney.
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TRON-themed Tomorrowland with TRON attraction utilizing Peoplemover track
Details: On April 9, 2013, a MiceAge.com update from Al Lutz reported that Disney was interested in re-theming Tomorrowland with a more cohesive theme inspired by the TRON films, including repurposing much of the existing Peoplemover track with a new TRON Lightcycle thrill ride. This rumor conflicts with other existing rumors that Disneyland wanted to remove the Peoplemover track as it could no longer be utilized for attractions due to ADA compliance issues. Project Status: Construction could begin in 2016, following Disneyland's 60th Anniversary celebration in 2015. Open Date: Unknown.
America the Beautiful in CircleVision 360
Details: On August 19, 2011 at the D23 Expo, Disneyland Resort President George Kalogridis announced that "America the Beautiful" in CircleVision would return as part of special offerings for guests seeking Club 33-style exclusive experiences. The announcement was unclear if the actual Tomorrowland attraction would return in some form in a new Tomorrowland venue, or if the experience would be created and offered differently. Project Status: Details on the project are unclear at this time. Open Date: Unknown.
New Iron Man-themed E-Ticket attraction replacing Innoventions
Details: Plans to add a new E-Ticket attraction include reutilizing the Carousel Theater, currently occupied by Innoventions and space currently used for backstage purposes, according to Al Lutz's 1/5 column. More recent rumors suggest the Carousel Theater will be completely demolished to make way for a yet-unannounced Tomorrowland E-Ticket. In his October 16 column, Al Lutz reported that a new Iron Man-themed E-Ticket attraction would be built on the current site of Innoventions. Demolition of the Carousel Theater is expected to begin February 2013. Disney has yet to officially announce the attraction. Project Status: Demolition of current Carousel Theater/Innoventions facility expected to begin 2013. Open Date: Later this decade
Peoplemover track removal
Details: Rumors suggest the long-dormant Peoplemover track above Tomorrowland will be removed completely instead of reviving the classic attraction due to overly restrictive ADA compliance issues. Project Status: Unknown. Open Date: Unknown
New show for Magic Eye Theater
Details: "Honey, I Shrunk the Audience!" is now closed while Captain EO returns for a limited engagement. It is unknown if Honey will return following Captain EO's run. Project Status: Unknown. Open Date: Unknown
Aw, give the PeopleMover a chance! You don't see them ripping off the "Space Mountain" sign at the Disneyland Park because of OSHA/ADA problems, do you? IMHO, they will bring a form of it back somehow. If not, the only occasion the track removal could take place is in a Tomorrowland renovation, similar to the 1967 remodel, where practically everything is bulldozed.
Oh, I just knew old Al was misleading with stuff about the Mark Twain Riverboat, PeopleMover, basically many different rides altogether!
Originally Posted by Wikipedia (Al Lutz Article) (psst. Click the arrows to see the HARD print)
Lutz has also been the subject of much scrutiny as many of his rumors have turned out to be false and have contained inaccuracies with park and ride logistics, and since he never cites his sources many critics often wonder where he gets his info from, and if he's just making his rumors up and guessing at what he thinks will happen in the park or what he'd like to see to get more readers and get attention.