The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) loyalists are not pleased about the fact that it’s replacing one of its most famous and veteran rides. Earlier this month, Epcot’s Maelstrom was replaced with the ‘Frozen’ theme attraction. Another announcement that has caused a stir is the closing down of The Walt Disney Company’s (NYSE:DIS) Hollywood Studios backlot tour this weekend.
The backlot tour is a trip in a tram, guided by a narration inspired by Catastrophe Canyon in which stimulated lights and fireworks go off around the visitors. It was one of the features that visitors looked forward to the most and the one that depicts the making of Disney (NYSE:DIS) movies. The main reason for this replacement is the Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS)’s need to keep the theme parks up to date with the latest developments in the company’s new movies. The company sees this as a minor change that will not have drastic or far running effects.
The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) is going ahead with replacing its Mickey Mouse theme with Avatar in the Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS)’s Animal Kingdom. This is expected to be a major hit with fans. However, such major changes may seem disastrous to the loyalists, leaving a temporary chasm in the theme parks for such visitors. But, The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) is confident that there won’t be any major issues regarding the shutting down of these rides and the changes that are being made in the theme parks.
The studio backlot can still be experienced through online videos. Rumor has it that The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) might try to recreate the success it had with company’s California Adventure as a possible replacement to the backlot tour.
The news which has surfaced is that The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) might replace the backlot tour with Marvel or Star Wars theme. Although Universal’s Island of Adventures holds the rights to Marvel Characters, the Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) might just come up with a grand Star Wars theme ride. Star Wars has a rich history and a loyal fan base. With the new movie expected to be released in a year or two, The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) might just bank upon all that hoopla.
The Company has a loyal fan base that includes children from all over the world and movie enthusiasts. In a way, The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) is of great sentimental value to millions of people. The company will have to come up with a credible replacement to the backlot tour to give the fans a genuine Disney experience and feeling.
Time is running out for The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). They’ll have to roll in the replacements fast so that their visitors and loyal fans are not disappointed. In hindsight, Star Wars might just do the trick. For years people have dreamt of a galaxy theme park with all the space ships, planets and all Star Wars characters.