Some Lost personnel were just at the Paleyfest yakking about their continuing anxiety over upcoming fan reaction to the final season, and they also let this thrilling news drop:
Since few fans really expected major secrets to creep off the island during this friendly panel, the most exciting bit of news for series fans might be that Disney is considering turning the island attraction at Disneyland (once the ‘Swiss Family Robinson’ Tree House, later a ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’-themed scene). Yes, ‘Lost Island.’ Theme park fans should stay tuned.
We seem to remember hearing a different(?) rumor that whatever is Tom Sawyer’s Island now was going to be turned into Lost Island, which makes a bit more sense, but who knows. We’ve never trod this “Pirates themed” attraction (the changes to the original PotC ride were so traumatic we’re afraid to go back to Disneyland) but the Swiss Family Robinson “tree-house” thingamajigger was super lame, involving a non-perilous clamber over a rope bridge and so on. Replacing it with, say a giant black tentacle that sounds like a taxi printer and shakes you around — or a giant lighthouse mirror, maybe…is a swell idea.
ALSO: if, like us, when you heard about the tsunami alarms on Hawaii this weekend, your second thought (after “Oh God, please no!”) was “Oh God please, don’t let the Lost sets be destroyed before season 6 ends!” then take some comfort in the fact that the penultimate episode is shooting right now. WE’RE ALMOST THERE.
But back to Disney-lost. What would be YOUR favorite part of a Lost attraction?
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.