Maleficent Dark Ride?
The new film 'Maleficent' coming out in theaters May 30, 2014 starring Angelina Jolie.
Is there potential for a future dark ride coming to Walt Disney World in the next few years?!
If so, what would you like to see as the main elements to the ride?
I don't see this happening. But if by some miracle it did, I could see it being a much more intense version of Snow White's Scary Adventure.
Don't count your chickens before they hatch. There's no guarantee that "Maleficent" will be a successful film, so much like "Frozen", people should take a wait and see approach. The film does look pretty amazing from early trailers and buzz, but I don't think guests should expect anything beyond the typical Disney pre-movie-release buzz inside the parks with any attraction or overlay of an existing attraction to occur years later.
I don't think there will be a dark ride.
Even if the Dark ride isn't straight from the new film, it seems like fantasy land should have a ride featuring Sleeping Beauty!!! It's a classic!
She has an entire castle and walkthrough in Disneyland. Isn't that enough?
And let's not forget Maleficent's antagonist's role in Fantasmic!
This movie just seems like a poor man's Wicked with Disney princesses, so of course I have no doubts it will make money, but you don't start building a ride when the movie opens. That leaves a 2 year gap between completion and the movie. Disney's never done an antagonist ride before, or for that matter an antagonist movie.
I do 'not' see this happening. There were two huge fan sites online back in the early 90's (remember the days of IRC chat?)and both of them were campaigning for a "Mary Poppins" inspired dark ride in Fantasyland or Main Street USA. They went so far as to create a "change.org" campaign as well as flood the WDW Imagineering phone lines and e-mails with urgent messages.
I always thought that there should be a Sleeping Beauty dark ride with an AA dragon at the end.
Ryan, don't count your chickens before they hatch. This movie doesn't even come out until May. A dark ride depends on how popular the movie is and how large is the fan base. We cannot answer these questions until the movie is released.
Tyler, I still think an actual dark ride is very unlikely.
I would love to see something like transformers. 3D and on a moving track (but in the realms of a fairy tale kingdom).
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