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nadroJ

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So, this week Disney released plans for an Avatar themed area to be built in Animal Kingdom. This was the worst news I heard all day and it genuinely put me in a bad mood, like, my gut actually wrenched and I feel really disappointed and let down.

The same thing happens when I see parks like Chessington, which have SO much potential, not being able to progress in a good way for one reason or another. I feel a genuine sense of frustration and it really can affect my mood for the day.

So it occurred to me that I really do care about parks and the decisions they make, especially parks close to me or parks I care a lot about (such as Disney).

So, do you care?
 

Snoo

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Not really. Only when I see things just ran into the ground, like Geauga Lake, do I care a lot. Other than that.. meh.
 

Intricks

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I'm kinda with Snoo on this one. Only when a park, with a gross amount of potential, gets shut down (Geauga Lake) do I really care a lot.

Still havent forgiven Kinzel either and I wish mass amounts of hurt upon him.

I'd possibly care a little bit if a park got rid of my favorite ride there, but it is how things roll, so it wouldn't be a dire tragedy, more like a bruise or small cut.

So yea, outside of park closing down I frequent, then it really doesn't bother me much.

Switching between the hideouts'...
 

Martyn B

CF Legend
If its just parks in the UK being silly (except Alton), then I dont really care that much to be honest. But, I can understand how you feel about Disney, it does seem like they have lost their imagination, which is a MASSIVE loss to the theme park world really.
 

Smithy

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Depends on the park.

If FL started to go down the **** I'd be a bit gutted, got a soft spot for the place.

If it was Alton I'd be annoyed more than anything, anything else like Thorpe or BPB I'd probably laugh.
 

Colossus

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Depends on the situation, as mentioned above i hate it when parks close down, the whole Six Flags New Orleans situation is slightly saddening. But what really eats me up is the fact i never got a chance to go to American Adventure, some might say "you`re not missing much" but knowing ill never be able to experience what it was like is abit of a bummer.

With regards to current parks and the decisions they make, it annoys me sometimes when UK parks make questionable choices, but theres not much you can do about it.
 

Martyn B

CF Legend
But what really eats me up is the fact i never got a chance to go to American Adventure, some might say "you`re not missing much" but knowing ill never be able to experience what it was like is abit of a bummer.

I've visited AA, and I still feel that way. I think it was 2006, most rides were closed/fallen apart, it was a very sad trip really. The whole AA story is quite sad to be honest.
 

Kebab

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^I went there when I was really young, I never had chance to go back and ride the big attractions though, it's a shame.

Avatar land sounds kind of silly, I'm starting to get sick of brands actually, sure they're going to attract a lot of people, but Avatar land!? :?
 

Colossus

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^^ Yes I can imagine you`re trip there at that time would have been sad, I would imagine it would be horrible seeing the park in such a state of decline.
 

gavin

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Doesn't bother me at all really. If a park has made a **** decision or I disagree with points people make on here regarding parks, coasters etc., I'll have a good rant in the topics, sure.

Once I've logged off CF that's it though; I've got more important things to spend time thinking/worrying about to be perfectly honest.
 

Ian

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I love theme parks. Well, I love visiting theme parks and I want the next one to be as good as the last.

There are certain parks that I couldn't give a toss about, namely Disney. Their parks don't interest me in the slightest.

I have a medium sized pool of parks that I'm attached to, either down to a personal affection or on a "professional" level. I care about them.

If Disney or Camelot disappeared tomorrow, I wouldn't cry or even laugh, I'd just go "meh". It all depends on the park and how likely I am to visit it.

Ultimately, if a theme park is making people happy then I'm happy.
 

Darren B

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This works 2 ways for me, I don't care for disney but lets say for the discussion i do, this announcement is out of the blue to me so its a positive, its a new attraction so it can only be a good thing and you know disney will do an amazing job of it full stop. However on the other side i will use PortAventura's impending announcement, Im expecting a very large B&M hyper or at worst an Intamin hyper, im that excited about it infact im making Salou my summer holiday, However if it turns out to be something on a much smaller scale im going to be pissed!!
 
I think parks make stupid moves and stuff, but I don't let myself cry over it really. In the end, I'm not the professional; they should know what's good for their parks and what will draw in a crowd. They're not personally tailoring their parks for me, so I don't get too stressed out over it.

As for parks going under, like Geauga Lake, that can upset me especially since my enthusiasm started with that park and I had a lot of memories there.
 
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