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2014-08-06 11:32:39 AM  
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www.nubblies.net
 
2014-08-06 11:48:29 AM  
i.imgflip.com
 
2014-08-06 12:23:17 PM  
START BUILDING STAR WARS LAND IN FLORIDA NOW!!!!


And yes i saw the new article about them starting next year.
 
2014-08-06 12:24:20 PM  
ilovefunnypics.com
 
2014-08-06 12:26:24 PM  
http://news.yahoo.com/disney-bring-more-star-wars-attractions-theme-p a rks-111904441.html


here's the link. also talks about Marvel attractions in Disney properties briefly
 
2014-08-06 12:30:40 PM  
So we're a bunch of Disney suck-ups now because we never got over comic books?
 
2014-08-06 12:33:00 PM  
And everyone who has seen Guardians of the Galaxy knows exactly what tie in merchandise item Disney needs to start cranking out posthaste.

Seriously, said item would be a license to print money.
 
2014-08-06 12:35:15 PM  

eagles95: here's the link. also talks about Marvel attractions in Disney properties briefly


I thought there was a bit of a split with Marvel, where Disneyland can do what they want, but in Florida Universal Studios still has the theme park rights to the characters.
 
2014-08-06 12:47:00 PM  

Mad_Radhu: And everyone who has seen Guardians of the Galaxy knows exactly what tie in merchandise item Disney needs to start cranking out posthaste.

Seriously, said item would be a license to print money.


Meth? The answer is usually meth.
 
2014-08-06 12:49:00 PM  

Mad_Radhu: And everyone who has seen Guardians of the Galaxy knows exactly what tie in merchandise item Disney needs to start cranking out posthaste.

Seriously, said item would be a license to print money.


I have friends that spoiled the movie. And I agree. I would buy 2. One for my office and one for my 8 yr old son who is dying to see this movie after buying the lego sets and seeing 1000's of commercials
 
2014-08-06 12:56:12 PM  

Mad_Radhu: And everyone who has seen Guardians of the Galaxy knows exactly what tie in merchandise item Disney needs to start cranking out posthaste.


Gamora blow up dolls?
 
2014-08-06 01:01:28 PM  
For the first time in forever, Disney's not producing shiat.
For the first time in forever, animation's not run by a twit
Whether Wreck it Ralph or Tangled, it's clever and PG
For the first time in forever, I'm willing to pay to see.
 
2014-08-06 01:03:52 PM  

Mad_Radhu: eagles95: here's the link. also talks about Marvel attractions in Disney properties briefly

I thought there was a bit of a split with Marvel, where Disneyland can do what they want, but in Florida Universal Studios still has the theme park rights to the characters.


You are correct.  Sadly, the Florida park is the one with huge tracts of land available, while the Disneyland Resort is completely locked and would need to demolish existing attractions to create (and I think I'd nominate the entire Hollywood section of California Adventure for that).
 
2014-08-06 01:04:02 PM  

Gosling: Mad_Radhu: And everyone who has seen Guardians of the Galaxy knows exactly what tie in merchandise item Disney needs to start cranking out posthaste.

Seriously, said item would be a license to print money.

Meth? The answer is usually meth.


Disney IS in the empire business.
 
2014-08-06 01:05:49 PM  

Mulchpuppy: Mad_Radhu: eagles95: here's the link. also talks about Marvel attractions in Disney properties briefly

I thought there was a bit of a split with Marvel, where Disneyland can do what they want, but in Florida Universal Studios still has the theme park rights to the characters.

You are correct.  Sadly, the Florida park is the one with huge tracts of land available, while the Disneyland Resort is completely locked and would need to demolish existing attractions to create (and I think I'd nominate the entire Hollywood section of California Adventure for that).


Agreed. Outside of the Tower of Terror, that part of the park is kind of a waste of space.
 
2014-08-06 01:15:27 PM  

Mulchpuppy: Mad_Radhu: eagles95: here's the link. also talks about Marvel attractions in Disney properties briefly

I thought there was a bit of a split with Marvel, where Disneyland can do what they want, but in Florida Universal Studios still has the theme park rights to the characters.

You are correct.  Sadly, the Florida park is the one with huge tracts of land available, while the Disneyland Resort is completely locked and would need to demolish existing attractions to create (and I think I'd nominate the entire Hollywood section of California Adventure for that).


For the price people pay to stay and visit DWorld I would gladly pay an extra $10 a day for them to get the Marvel amusement park rights in Florida and do it properly. That being said, my son wants to go back when he is 10 because we keep hoping Star Wars World will be up and going by then.  He doesnt like Avatar so that means nothing to him. Also get rid of the Indiana Jones Show. We went to that and at 6 he was  bored out of his mind. Replace it with a roller coaster or something where I think the boulder is going to kill me.
 
2014-08-06 01:18:43 PM  
Couldn't watch Frozen. NOTHING happens in the first 25 minutes so I turned it off.
 
2014-08-06 01:23:39 PM  

Russ1642: Couldn't watch Frozen. NOTHING happens in the first 25 minutes so I turned it off.


Yeah, nothing to fap to
 
2014-08-06 01:37:29 PM  

eagles95: For the price people pay to stay and visit DWorld I would gladly pay an extra $10 a day for them to get the Marvel amusement park rights in Florida and do it properly. That being said, my son wants to go back when he is 10 because we keep hoping Star Wars World will be up and going by then.  He doesnt like Avatar so that means nothing to him. Also get rid of the Indiana Jones Show. We went to that and at 6 he was  bored out of his mind. Replace it with a roller coaster or something where I think the boulder is going to kill me.


Unfortunately, Universal is doing really well right now.  It wouldn't shock me if they wanted more for those rights than Disney paid for the actual company.

Completely agree with Indiana Jones, though I think that's a larger problem with the Hollywood Studios - there are a lot of attractions that either need to be completely overhauled or just demolished (The Great Movie Ride, for example, is anything but).

I am actually a bit optimistic about Avatar, and it's all due to Cars Land.  If they can take one of Pixar's weakest films and make it into one of Disney's most immersive lands, I'm interested to see what they can do here.
 
2014-08-06 01:51:44 PM  
There are people who wish Disney would be closer to "The Towering Inferno" than "Frozen".
 
2014-08-06 01:52:32 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: [ilovefunnypics.com image 500x631]


Disney is all about the meet-cute.  They never bother with the "happily ever after" part.
 
2014-08-06 02:08:16 PM  

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: Jim from Saint Paul: [ilovefunnypics.com image 500x631]

Disney is all about the meet-cute.  They never bother with the "happily ever after" part.


That's what makes Frozen so much fun:

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-08-06 02:12:22 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: Jim from Saint Paul: [ilovefunnypics.com image 500x631]

Disney is all about the meet-cute.  They never bother with the "happily ever after" part.

That's what makes Frozen so much fun:

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 719x318]


god why are her eyes so big? its disturbing
 
2014-08-06 02:16:04 PM  
if i'm not mistaken, disney owns espn, and espn makes more than every other disney asset by some magnitude of insanity.
 
2014-08-06 02:31:01 PM  

CPennypacker: Mad_Radhu: Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: Jim from Saint Paul: [ilovefunnypics.com image 500x631]

Disney is all about the meet-cute.  They never bother with the "happily ever after" part.

That's what makes Frozen so much fun:

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 719x318]

god why are her eyes so big? its disturbing


Most successful animated movies intentionally make the human characters cartoony looking, because with current CGI  tech, if you make them look too realistic they start looking creepy because you fall into uncanny valley. PIxar learned this with the Incredibles, and the rest of the company has been picking it up to varying levels of success.
 
2014-08-06 03:21:33 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: [ilovefunnypics.com image 500x631]


I understand the point it's trying to make, but "won't get a job" seems like a weird criticism considering the context. Simba is a lion. How can it possibly get a job? What would a lion holding down a job look like?
 
2014-08-06 03:26:49 PM  

MugzyBrown: Russ1642: Couldn't watch Frozen. NOTHING happens in the first 25 minutes so I turned it off.

Yeah, nothing to fap to


There's even a song about how boring the movie is.
 
2014-08-06 03:38:17 PM  

llortcM_yllort: Jim from Saint Paul: [ilovefunnypics.com image 500x631]

I understand the point it's trying to make, but "won't get a job" seems like a weird criticism considering the context. Simba is a lion. How can it possibly get a job? What would a lion holding down a job look like?


It would look like him being KING OF THE MOTHA FUNKIN JUNGLE.
 
2014-08-06 04:09:48 PM  

Mad_Radhu: And everyone who has seen Guardians of the Galaxy knows exactly what tie in merchandise item Disney needs to start cranking out posthaste.

Seriously, said item would be a license to print money.


We are Groot would make a killing

/must have Drax the Destroyer plush toy
 
2014-08-06 04:15:22 PM  

Mulchpuppy: Mad_Radhu: eagles95: here's the link. also talks about Marvel attractions in Disney properties briefly

I thought there was a bit of a split with Marvel, where Disneyland can do what they want, but in Florida Universal Studios still has the theme park rights to the characters.

You are correct.  Sadly, the Florida park is the one with huge tracts of land available, while the Disneyland Resort is completely locked and would need to demolish existing attractions to create (and I think I'd nominate the entire Hollywood section of California Adventure for that).


Fixed that for you. That place sucks. The only good thing was Soarin' Over California, which really seems like the kind of ride Walt would have built in Tomorrowland. Everything else was crap, trying to pack as many people through as possible. The park is the result of letting accountants design a theme park instead of imagineers. I would love it if they bulldozed the whole damn thing and put in WestCOT.
 
2014-08-06 04:34:46 PM  
Well, duh. Between Marvel, Star Wars, and Pixar, plus their in-house animation studio going full-bore again, they're basically printing money at this point.

And that's not even considering all the tweens  and horny dads they've got hooked on Disney Channel.

/Or ESPN, for that matter.
 
2014-08-06 04:37:02 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Mulchpuppy: Mad_Radhu: eagles95: here's the link. also talks about Marvel attractions in Disney properties briefly

I thought there was a bit of a split with Marvel, where Disneyland can do what they want, but in Florida Universal Studios still has the theme park rights to the characters.

You are correct.  Sadly, the Florida park is the one with huge tracts of land available, while the Disneyland Resort is completely locked and would need to demolish existing attractions to create (and I think I'd nominate the entire Hollywood section of California Adventure for that).

Agreed. Outside of the Tower of Terror, that part of the park is kind of a waste of space.


Proposal: One of the biggest wastes of space inside Disneyland proper is 'Innoventions'. It's really nothing more than a shady place to get out of the sun now. The problem is that 'Innoventions' is basically fully subsidized by various building and consumer electronics companies wanting to show off their latest and greatest designs. Now, when they converted part of 'Innoventions' into the Stark Expo and had the Iron Man resin suits on display, that place was packed. So, remodel 'Innovnetions' so that it's now 'Avengers West Coast' and turn the interior theme into showcasing Marvel, while still maintaining the 'home of the future' concepts and thus, subsidies. Show how the Avengers live with the help of KBB Builders, Sony, and Microsoft. Presto, instant attraction and a way to bring the Marvel characters into Tomorrowland.
 
2014-08-06 04:38:26 PM  

IlGreven: Well, duh. Between Marvel, Star Wars, and Pixar, plus their in-house animation studio going full-bore again, they're basically printing money at this point.

And that's not even considering all the tweens  and horny dads they've got hooked on Disney Channel.

/Or ESPN, for that matter.


And ABC
And owned studios like Touchstone, Miramax, and Hollywood. Okay, so the last one isn't really cranking out movies anymore...
 
2014-08-06 04:39:36 PM  
Disney's abuse and outright hijacking of the copyright system by payoffs to the greedy whores in congress really shouldn't be thought of as "cool."  Mickey Mouse isn't in the public domain WHY exactly?  Burn in hell, Sonny Bono you greedy fark.
 
2014-08-06 04:58:48 PM  

metatronarchetype: Disney's abuse and outright hijacking of the copyright system by payoffs to the greedy whores in congress really shouldn't be thought of as "cool."  Mickey Mouse isn't in the public domain WHY exactly?  Burn in hell, Sonny Bono you greedy fark.


The thing is that even if the copyrights expire, they still own the trademark for Mickey Mouse forever, so what would the copyright expiring really give us except a bunch of crappy copies of Steamboat Willie sold next to the Superman DVD set in the Dollar Tree?

For example, public domain books are kind of a pain in the ass to deal with on my Kindle, because the formatting is almost always atrocious unless I want to spend $2 on a version someone spent a couple of hours making it look reasonably nice instead of just dumping the Gutenberg file on the Kindle server.

I can understand the principle of wanting Mickey public domain, but the practicality of being able to do something useful with public domain Mickey Mouse shorts is pretty low.
 
2014-08-06 05:03:33 PM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: Mad_Radhu: Mulchpuppy: Mad_Radhu: eagles95: here's the link. also talks about Marvel attractions in Disney properties briefly

I thought there was a bit of a split with Marvel, where Disneyland can do what they want, but in Florida Universal Studios still has the theme park rights to the characters.

You are correct.  Sadly, the Florida park is the one with huge tracts of land available, while the Disneyland Resort is completely locked and would need to demolish existing attractions to create (and I think I'd nominate the entire Hollywood section of California Adventure for that).

Agreed. Outside of the Tower of Terror, that part of the park is kind of a waste of space.

Proposal: One of the biggest wastes of space inside Disneyland proper is 'Innoventions'. It's really nothing more than a shady place to get out of the sun now. The problem is that 'Innoventions' is basically fully subsidized by various building and consumer electronics companies wanting to show off their latest and greatest designs. Now, when they converted part of 'Innoventions' into the Stark Expo and had the Iron Man resin suits on display, that place was packed. So, remodel 'Innovnetions' so that it's now 'Avengers West Coast' and turn the interior theme into showcasing Marvel, while still maintaining the 'home of the future' concepts and thus, subsidies. Show how the Avengers live with the help of KBB Builders, Sony, and Microsoft. Presto, instant attraction and a way to bring the Marvel characters into Tomorrowland.


When they bought the rights to Marvel they had to let Universal Orlando keep their attractions in Islands of Adventure where they have the Hulk coaster and Spiderman ride.
I don't know if they have any type of contract about conflicting attractions but I wouldn't be surprised if they had something that limited what they can do at the parks---for Orlando at least where there is a Marvel Superhero Island right next door at Universal.
 
2014-08-06 05:11:28 PM  

Mad_Radhu: And everyone who has seen Guardians of the Galaxy knows exactly what tie in merchandise item Disney needs to start cranking out posthaste.

Seriously, said item would be a license to print money.


There is probably a warehouse full of surplus Pocahontas Meeko plushies somewhere, just waiting
 
2014-08-06 05:12:32 PM  

That Guy Jeff: Mulchpuppy: Mad_Radhu: eagles95: here's the link. also talks about Marvel attractions in Disney properties briefly

I thought there was a bit of a split with Marvel, where Disneyland can do what they want, but in Florida Universal Studios still has the theme park rights to the characters.

You are correct.  Sadly, the Florida park is the one with huge tracts of land available, while the Disneyland Resort is completely locked and would need to demolish existing attractions to create (and I think I'd nominate the entire Hollywood section of California Adventure for that).

Fixed that for you. That place sucks. The only good thing was Soarin' Over California, which really seems like the kind of ride Walt would have built in Tomorrowland. Everything else was crap, trying to pack as many people through as possible. The park is the result of letting accountants design a theme park instead of imagineers. I would love it if they bulldozed the whole damn thing and put in WestCOT.


I'd long thought Disney's California Adventure should've been re-modeled as Pixar Land.

Disney had made a few baby steps toward that -- with small sections of DCA themed around A Bug's Life and Cars, and a (rather fun) Toy Story dark ride/midway game ...

and then they went and built a huge Little Mermaid dark ride in the middle of DCA, and announced a "Pizza Planet"-themed restaurant in Tomorrowland -- so now Disney and Pixar are muddled-together, in both parks.  -_-
 
2014-08-06 05:17:13 PM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: Mad_Radhu: Mulchpuppy: Mad_Radhu: eagles95: here's the link. also talks about Marvel attractions in Disney properties briefly

I thought there was a bit of a split with Marvel, where Disneyland can do what they want, but in Florida Universal Studios still has the theme park rights to the characters.

You are correct.  Sadly, the Florida park is the one with huge tracts of land available, while the Disneyland Resort is completely locked and would need to demolish existing attractions to create (and I think I'd nominate the entire Hollywood section of California Adventure for that).

Agreed. Outside of the Tower of Terror, that part of the park is kind of a waste of space.

Proposal: One of the biggest wastes of space inside Disneyland proper is 'Innoventions'. It's really nothing more than a shady place to get out of the sun now. The problem is that 'Innoventions' is basically fully subsidized by various building and consumer electronics companies wanting to show off their latest and greatest designs. Now, when they converted part of 'Innoventions' into the Stark Expo and had the Iron Man resin suits on display, that place was packed. So, remodel 'Innovnetions' so that it's now 'Avengers West Coast' and turn the interior theme into showcasing Marvel, while still maintaining the 'home of the future' concepts and thus, subsidies. Show how the Avengers live with the help of KBB Builders, Sony, and Microsoft. Presto, instant attraction and a way to bring the Marvel characters into Tomorrowland.


I haven't been in a few years, but does CA Adventure still have the huge farking lake in the middle of it?  If so, drain that shiat, and build some more rides.
 
2014-08-06 05:21:19 PM  

chevydeuce: RoyFokker'sGhost: Mad_Radhu: Mulchpuppy: Mad_Radhu: eagles95: here's the link. also talks about Marvel attractions in Disney properties briefly

I thought there was a bit of a split with Marvel, where Disneyland can do what they want, but in Florida Universal Studios still has the theme park rights to the characters.

You are correct.  Sadly, the Florida park is the one with huge tracts of land available, while the Disneyland Resort is completely locked and would need to demolish existing attractions to create (and I think I'd nominate the entire Hollywood section of California Adventure for that).

Agreed. Outside of the Tower of Terror, that part of the park is kind of a waste of space.

Proposal: One of the biggest wastes of space inside Disneyland proper is 'Innoventions'. It's really nothing more than a shady place to get out of the sun now. The problem is that 'Innoventions' is basically fully subsidized by various building and consumer electronics companies wanting to show off their latest and greatest designs. Now, when they converted part of 'Innoventions' into the Stark Expo and had the Iron Man resin suits on display, that place was packed. So, remodel 'Innovnetions' so that it's now 'Avengers West Coast' and turn the interior theme into showcasing Marvel, while still maintaining the 'home of the future' concepts and thus, subsidies. Show how the Avengers live with the help of KBB Builders, Sony, and Microsoft. Presto, instant attraction and a way to bring the Marvel characters into Tomorrowland.

I haven't been in a few years, but does CA Adventure still have the huge farking lake in the middle of it?  If so, drain that shiat, and build some more rides.


They use the lake for the World of Color show in the evenings, which is a big draw. Besides, it is kind of nice, especially at night with the big Ferris wheel reflected off the water. Pack too much stuff in, you might as well go to Knott's Berry farm.
 
2014-08-06 05:31:46 PM  
chevydeuce:

I haven't been in a few years, but does CA Adventure still have the huge farking lake in the middle of it?  If so, drain that shiat, and build some more rides.

No, this is Disneyland proper, the Magic Kingdom. Innoventions is what used to be the Carousel of Progress; huge circular building between Space Mountain and Autopia.

California Adventure isn't as terrible as most people think. Besides Tower of Terror, California Screamin' and Grizzly River Rapids are good rides. California Screamin' is actually the best roller coaster in either park, IMO, and the lines are negligible compared to Space Mountain.
 
2014-08-06 05:32:51 PM  
Disney Stock:  sure beats working for a living.
 
2014-08-06 05:34:10 PM  
The U.S. Stock Market:  proof that 'muricans do prefer living off other people's labor.
 
2014-08-06 11:38:33 PM  

llortcM_yllort: Jim from Saint Paul: [ilovefunnypics.com image 500x631]

I understand the point it's trying to make, but "won't get a job" seems like a weird criticism considering the context. Simba is a lion. How can it possibly get a job? What would a lion holding down a job look like?


It would look like a lion standing on top of a man who had lost his family and blamed it on an invisible person.
 
2014-08-07 08:08:47 AM  

chevydeuce: I haven't been in a few years, but does CA Adventure still have the huge farking lake in the middle of it?  If so, drain that shiat, and build some more rides.


As already mentioned, the lake is used for World of Color which was a great addition.  If you haven't been to the park since they renovated it, you'd be surprised at how much it has improved.  Cars Land is a goddamn work of art, and Radiator Springs Racers is one of Disney's finest attractions (at least in this country).
 
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