LOST Invades Disneyland; Obama’s SOTU May Invade LOST’s Season Premiere Timeslot

     January 7, 2010


First, some happy news: an online petition [via Yahoo! TV] has begun to replace Disneyland’s Tom Sawyer Island with a Lost island attraction.  While I remain dubious about the efficacy of online petitions, I’ll happily sign it because who wouldn’t want to go to an island where people die on a regular basis, has a smoke monster, and you have no idea what’s going on?  On the flipside: animatronic polar bears.  Sold.

In all fairness, this sounds like a pretty cool idea and the organizers have come up with some creative ideas for the place like “Jacob’s Cabin” and “The Swan Station”.  Also, folks aren’t as crazy about Tom Sawyer Island after they discovered that painting a fence was not as fun as advertised.  It would also pull Disney out of the old age by having classic rides like “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “The Haunted Mansion” next to more modern fare.  You can check out the full list of “ride” suggestions after the jump.

Also after the jump is me complaining about the news of the White House possibly pushing the Lost season premiere back a week for Obama’s State of the Union address (and Obama didn’t even put out an 8:15 recap of his first year in office).

The organizers of the Lost Disneyland petition came up with this helpful list of suggestions for attractions on the island:

– 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

Now to the sad news.  The Wrap is reporting that the season premiere of Lost may have move back from February 2nd to February 9th so as not to conflict with Obama’s State of the Union.   Personally, Obama’s spent the past year disappointing the crap out of me so this wouldn’t be anything new.  But at least I don’t know what’s going to happen on Lost.  I haven’t seen the exact copy of Obama’s SOTU, but here’s my prediction:

Ten minutes of clapping, Obama pretends he’s made real accomplishments, lays out ambitious goals he’ll never achieve, mix in clapping, booing, and possibly the twist of some wingnut congressman shouting something in the middle of the speech, and you have Obama’s first State of the Union.

TheWrap also says that the White House is also considering January 26th as the date for the SOTU.  That would mean an interruption of American Idol, but I don’t care about that, and Fox may just ignore the request to pre-empt Idol anyway.  At least Idol is as predictable as the State of the Union.