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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Dishney: Fans Petition Tom Sawyer Island Change to LOST Theme

When the Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse was transformed into Tarzan's Treehouse in 1999, we bit our tongues. Then when they started throwing in waxy Johnny Depps into the Pirates of the Caribbean in 2000, we were annoyed (but not as much, because really, who doesn't want every given opportunity to stare at Captain Jack Sparrow?). In 2007, Tom Sawyer Island was "re-imagined" as Pirate's Lair on Tom Sawyer Island.


And now? Now, hot on the heels of the premiere of the final season of LOST, fanboys and girls are proposing a way to let the craze live on: Transforming the Pirate's Lair on Tom Sawyer Island to a LOST-themed island experience.

Which, we're not sure, but will probably involve polar bears. And giant feet. And smoke monsters. Maybe some (dead) hobbitses. And all sorts of other shit we still--five fucking seasons later--can't fully understand.

It has already been confirmed by the writers of LOST that there will indeed be no LOST film, a direction several other television series with cult followings took, like The Twilight Zone, Twin Peaks and The X-Files, so the rabid ones are looking for a way to keep the dream and/or fanboy/girl wank alive.

You can go ahead and credit John Jon Stueve, a former Orange Countian and LOST fan since episode one of season one, with the proposal to transform the Frontierland attraction. As The Examiner reports, "In a random tweeted conversation between Stueve and someone he follows, photos of Disneyland led to the statement, 'Let me know when they've made Tom Sawyer Island into Dharma Island.' Having it out there, Stueve thought the idea was 1) humorous, and 2) had potential, so he made another public tweet. He was flabbergasted when Doc Jensen tweeted back, 'I TOTALLY SECOND LOST_WFTB's CALL FOR TURNING TOM SAWYER ISLAND AT DISNEYLAND INTO #LOST ISLAND! GET ON THAT, DISNEY!'"

And so the dream began. Which led to this, an online petition to the head honchos at Disney, for a LOST ride, including, but not limited to the following features:

  • The Frozen Donkey Wheel behind the Orchid Station testing chamber
  • The Swan station and Hatch ride
  • A submarine ride to Palu Ferry
  • Dharmaville Barracks
  • Smoke monster
  • Ruins
  • Jacob's Cabin
  • The Egyptian Statue and Jacob's Lair

Obviously it's all a pipe dream (they might want to spell "television" correctly on the petition first), one that would probably never happen, given that LOST isn't exactly the most family-friendly show ("Mommy, why're Sawyer and Kate having sex in a cage?"), despite the fact that Disney is the parent company of ABC. And we're not exactly for the further obliteration of what what remains of Tom Sawyer anyway.

But, hey, if there are wax figures of the foxy Matthew Fox involved, we wouldn't be totally opposed.


Anonymous January 8, 2010 at 10:45 AM  

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