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    New Swiss Family

    This isn't really park related, but it does relate to a park attraction... confused yet? Word on the movie sites is that Disney is working on putting together a remake of Swiss Family Robinson. It would be a new film, but not thankfully updated to a modern setting. It would still be set in the original period of the piece. So here's my question... what do you think of this idea? will it work? will it be yet another bomb? what are your thoughts on how they could do it right or wrong (and will it matter)? and what might the potential effect of this film be in the parks (might they rehab the treehouse to fit the newer film?)? thoughts anyone?
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    I think that this may, in fact, be a pretty good idea. One thing I have noticed is that many kids can't often relate to attractions, etc. based on older films (e.g. Swiss family, Mr. Toad, etc.). If done correctly, it could open a up a great story to a whole new generation who might otherwise never see the film (or even read the story for that matter). And as much as I'm not for "updating" of original attractions, etc., a slight rehab of the Treehouse, which is think is often overlooked by many park guests as boring (among other things), might be a good thing.

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    I absolutely LOVE SFT, and I don't think it's boring at all(I actually find it quite remarkable)--even though I didn't get to see it on my last two WDW visits. If a movie is in planning, I have one thing to say--IT BETTER BE GOOD! I'm not a fan of the lay-it-on-thick, cheesy humor a la The Haunted Mansion.

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    Has anyone else seen the SFTH in Disneyland - it was rehabed into a Tarzan Tree House - pretty lame...

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    Believe me, I understand that Disney doesn't run its parks out of the goodness of ttheir collective hearts - they're in it to make money. Fine.

    However, I don't necessarily agree with making every single attraction in the park associated with a movie, TV show, etc. Is this the price we pay for Disney losing (or failing to renew?) corporate sponsorships? Must we now lose attracions like Mr. Toad because they can sell more Pooh items? (Although I would have loved a Toad plush, myself!!)

    The Tarzan Treehouse is just another example. And it happeneing at WDW, too. Sure, we're all excited about a rehab of the Living Seas... into a Nemo ride. And the rumors of the Canada attraction being a Brother Bear ride aren't too far fetched.

    Some more examples include:

    -Magic Carpets of Aladdin
    -Alien Encounter being eaten by Stitch
    -Even the old Tiki Room now has Aladdin and Lion King characters.

    OK... let me be clear... I'm not complaining. I like most of these attractions. But please don't sacrifice the classic just to sell some T-shirts.

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    Has anyone else seen the SFTH in Disneyland - it was rehabed into a Tarzan Tree House - pretty lame...
    That's DISGUSTING!!!! And Pretty Lame! I hope that they don't touch the one in WDW. Hasn't everyone gotten over that whole Tarzan thing? IMO, it's not one of the Disney greats--not very memorable. . .so why theme an already-great, historic attraction after that? It's all so sad. . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by aesalsa
    That's DISGUSTING!!!! And Pretty Lame! I hope that they don't touch the one in WDW. Hasn't everyone gotten over that whole Tarzan thing? IMO, it's not one of the Disney greats--not very memorable. . .so why theme an already-great, historic attraction after that? It's all so sad. . .


    It's doubtful that they will change the WDW version. The DL version was changed just about 4 years ago.
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    well when i was at the MK about a month ago the swiss family robinson tree was completely closed for renovation so i dont know if that means anything?????

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    IMDb says that this movie's supposed to come out this year. i wonder why it's not a big deal yet.
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    I personally just heard about Disney being in the works of a Jungle Cruise movie that will be released next year but nothing about the Swiss Family Robinson remake unless you guys back then in 2004 were talking about Meet the Robinsons. And there is news on the Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse & this comes straight from Jim Hill Media....

    "The Swiss Family Treehouse would be ripped out & replaced by a full-sized version of the Black Pearl that you could explore."

    And if you guys haven't found out the news to this then I'll gave you the story to it all....
    Jim Hill : Why (For) Disney doesn't feel all that bad about missing out on the theme park rights to "Harry Potter" ?

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