Tuesday, February 19, 2008

UPDATE: Disney's 5th Gate

UPDATE: According to this article from the Motley Fool - the 5th Gate will be the long rumored Villain's theme park - which will cater to the Thrill crowd with lots of roller coasters - Sounds good to me. Take a look here - Disney 2010

Apparently Disney is getting ready to announce a new theme park in Orlando. One to compete with Sea World's Discovery Cove. Here is Jim Hill with the news:

Speaking of arriving … Guests will enter DNK through a new, super-sized version of the Adventurers Club at Pleasure Island. As you & your family are registering for that night’s activities, the club’s members will entertain as well as offer hints about the extraordinary adventures that await you.
After you’ve finished checking in, there’s a whole new world to explore. Have you ever dreamed of acting like Indiana Jones and riding a zip line over a pool full of hungry crocodiles? Or hand-feeding a hippopotamus? Well, here you can.
Mind you, Disney’s Night Kingdom will have no traditional theme park rides per se. But you’ll still be able to get your fill of excitement & adventure as you strap on a pair of night vision goggles and then wander out into a pitch-black African savanna. Where you’ll then be able to observe up-close lions & hyenas as they go through their nocturnal hunting routines.
You’ll also be able to try your hand at spelunking as you explore a cave full of bats. Or — if you’re not a big fan of bats — how about rock climbing? Does that sound too much like work? Then why don’t you head on over to that South American-themed enclosure where you can frolic with some penguins?
Rumored price for a days admission - $250-$300 per person - would this interest you?


Casey Muller said...

Sounds like a lot of fun, but I don't think that I would pay that much. It's true that the price is inline with many similar experiences, but I just can't justify it.

revolution said...

that price is a bit steep.

Justmatt said...

I am with you both - this just sounds like animal kingdom at night to me...

Amy said...

I don't get it. They must be planning to put it behind the Animal Kingdom? You know what they should do - they should start letting you in to play with the creepy 3rd shift people. THAT would be a real adventure.