Would you welcome a LotR Theme Park?

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Would you welcome a LotR Theme Park?

Postby caedmon » Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:36 pm

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Re: Would you welcome a LotR Theme Park?

Postby Peter Remling » Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:41 pm

While some of it might be interesting ie: Architecture- dwarves, hobbits, rohan etc. Food, costuming and a few other things.

Do we really need another dwarf mine cart ride (Dwarf Mine Coaster- Disney), ride a giant Eagle (Flight of the Avatar- Disney), Escape the Dwarf King Barrel Ride (Log Flume ride- Anywhere and Every where)

I think this type of commercialization would destroy the books reputation.

Universal is known for over the top rides so they wouldn't treat the books with the respect they deserve .
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Re: Would you welcome a LotR Theme Park?

Postby Elleth » Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:34 am

Hrm...

I think I have to agree largely agree with Peter - any park that could operate profitably would likely do enough of a disservice to the source material I wouldn't enjoy it. But then, theme parks are for igniting the spark of fantasy in the next generation. If it means new Tolkien fans discovering the wellspring in another couple decades, I suppose I'll make peace with it.

For myself, I think I'll content myself with a flower garden this summer. :)
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Re: Would you welcome a LotR Theme Park?

Postby Straelbora » Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:42 pm

To me, the kind of pre-packaged experience, with long lines of people hustled through a Potemkin village of Middle-earth facades is the antithesis of everything Tolkien held dear. Further, it would do what Christopher Tolkien feared with the success of the films- cement a visual image of Middle-earth, stripping each reader's imagination.
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Re: Would you welcome a LotR Theme Park?

Postby Iodo » Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:37 pm

Hmmmmm..... Could be fun, I know a lot of people who would love it
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Re: Would you welcome a LotR Theme Park?

Postby Elwindil » Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:30 pm

if it was done as a kind of living alternate history type thing I think it could be good, but otherwise it might ruin the narrative of the tales
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Re: Would you welcome a LotR Theme Park?

Postby Straelbora » Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:02 am

Elwindil wrote:if it was done as a kind of living alternate history type thing I think it could be good, but otherwise it might ruin the narrative of the tales


And we all know it wouldn't be done as a living history type place, but a Disneyland style cash grab designed to stuff as many paying customers into as small a place as possible to maximize revenue.
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Re: Would you welcome a LotR Theme Park?

Postby Elwindil » Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:54 am

sadly, that is the case. unfortunately, I don't think anyone can prevent it from happening as long as saul zaentz and co. think they can make money off of it.
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Re: Would you welcome a LotR Theme Park?

Postby robinhoodsghost » Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:00 pm

It may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I would love to take my grandson to someplace like that...so yeah, take my money.
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