A group of die-hard "Lost" fans is urging Disney to pay homage to ABC’s "Lost" by building a ride based on the show at one of its theme parks.
A crazy idea? Not to "Lost" overlords Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, who’ve seemed to endorse the idea by backing an online petition urging Disney to consider the idea.
The budding Internet movement began with a "Lost" fan named Jon Stueve, who suggested the concept by arguing that "Disney should give this awesome show its due" by creating a "Lost Island" at either Disneyland or Disney World.
Lindelof and Cuse apparently agree: They’ve both indicated, via their respective Twitter feeds, that they’re on board.
"Consider the petition signed!" wrote Lindelof Tuesday.
Cuse, meanwhile, gave thumbs up as well.
"While I like the idea of Tom Sawyer’s island getting a LOST do-over, I’d rather see Disney make a big LOST E-ticket ride," the producer wrote. (Disney revamped Tom Sawyer Island a few years ago; it’s now officially Pirate’s Lair at Tom Sawyer Island).
As of early Wednesday morning, the petition has attracted about 1500 signatures. But the idea could be going viral: Yahoo! featured a link to a blog post about the movement on its homepage Tuesday night.
So what would a "Lost Island" look like? The petition suggested including the following show landmarks in any design:
–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
- -Jacob’s Cabin.
Disney these days has shown more of a willingness to turn park attractions into filmed entertainment than vice versa. But "Lost" clearly has a big fan base, making the notion of some sort of attraction not completely insane — particularly since Cuse and Lindelof have indicated they’re not behind the notion of a movie or spinoff series after the show signs off in May.