The ABC Lost fans are gearing up for the upcoming seasons finale of the popular show, doing what they can to stretch their viewing pleasure as far as possible for the final time when the finale season starts. One way fans have been talking about regarding getting Lost to live forever is if the show becomes a museum or an attraction placed on an ABC property — or, more specifically, as part of Disneyland or Disney World.
Taking the idea to the people, the petition started its rounds on the Internet, garnering heavy endorsement from Lost viewers and angering Disney fans in the process. Then the media talked up the idea of having the TV show make a permanent appearance at the theme park. Per example, EW.com recently published a story about the idea that Lost could be found on Disney property.
In more detail, the petition asked the Disney Resort to transform Tom Sawyer Island — located in the middle of Rivers of America at the Disneyland Resort — into a Lost exhibit with a museum or attraction-based theme. In response, die-hard fans of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim became outraged that this concept would even be considered. Having conniptions about the non-standard Muppets showing up from time to time was about as far as these Disney devotees wanted to see happen. Forget about any other television shows that might bleed into the park’s time-honored traditions.
Fans no longer need to worry. These rumors are now going to be put to rest here in this column.
When asked about this possible change, this columnist was told that according to the Disneyland Resort, there will not be any changes to the park. Asked about the idea of a Lost theme taking over part of the Disneyland Resort, the reply was straight forward, as supplied by Suzi Brown Director, Media Relations at Disneyland.
“Disney has no plans for a Lost attraction nor any plans to change Tom Sawyers Island,” responded this Disney honcho.
That official word said, Disneyland fans can go back to playing at the theme park knowing the precious Tom Sawyer Island is intact. Meanwhile, Lost fans can watch their last season (starting February 2) of the ABC show without the outlandish fantasy that something beyond the show’s finale will ever happen in or around The Happiest Place on Earth.