Disneyland Hobbiton coming to New Zealand? - Uncle Walt's Insider

Disneyland Hobbiton coming to New Zealand?

Artist's concept of Disneyland Hobbiton, the view up Main Street Middle Earth.

Rumors… er, rumours fly about a new Disney/Peter Jackson venture.

MATAMATA, NEW ZEALAND — It sounds like amazing, and too good to be true. Insiders within the Disney company and Peter Jackson’s Wingnut Films are passing along rumors that a new Disneyland-style park may be coming to New Zealand. Even better, the entire park will be both completely Disney, but themed to the Lord of the Rings stories and films.

Sure, this may sound completely made-up, and fans desperate for this to be true will be fact-checking this in all the wrong places. But Uncle Walt’s Insider has a track record you can rely on. Remember, we were the first to break the news of Disneyland Pyongyang, Disneyland Escanaba, the New Jersey Pavilion, and Universal Studios: Idaho!

Incredible design

According to our sources, guests first may be greeted at the gates by favorite Disney characters dressed as wizards, elves, and wraiths. Then you’ll walk down Main Street Middle Earth towards the iconic castle of Minas Tirith (pictured above).

From the hub in front of Minas Tirith, you’ll fight your way through hoards of orcs (or other guests; it’s often hard to tell) to your choice of the surrounding lands. Plans are for six separate lands when the park opens, each of them labeled “Adventureland.”

Future expansion

Insiders also suggest that plans for a future land, called Mordor, are in the works. While details of its location are not settled, it will almost certainly be reached by walking. Lots and lots of walking. However, for the return trip, a lucky few will be transported by eagles.

Watch here for further information as this story develops!

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