So, this happened today.
- REALLY HAPPY for DAK.
- Perfect opportunity missed for an Apple-style Keynote.
- What if Avatar 2 & 3 tank?
- Even if you saw Avatar in the theaters 10 times, you’ve still spent significantly less time on Pandora than someone who’s read the whole Harry Potter series has spent in Hogwarts (with way less depth).
- Predictions on Animal Kingdom’s attendance in 2016? DAK was only 1 million visitors behind Epcot in 2010.
UPDATE:: check out this extremely prescient comment by William Bruce, a Betamouse listener, in response to Episode 48 – Flying Entertainment Vehicles:
To me the flying entertainment vehicles in the patent reminds me of the Ikran (Flying Dragons) from the Avatar movie. Do a google search for them and compare to the patent drawings and you’ll see a lot of similarities including a pilot riding the vehicle. Could the huge success of the WW of Harry Potter at Universal be prompting Disney to license a major IP like Avatar to add to one of the parks? The idea would fit in extremely well with Animal Kingdom’s conservation theme or even Hollywood Studios. Avatar Part 2 and 3 are already being worked on and will probably be more successful than the first installment. Just wishful thinking but that’s what came to mind when I looked at the patent.