Disneyland/DCA rumors: Good-bye Rockit Mountain; Hello Pixar shoot-'em-up
Written by Robert Niles
Rockit Mountain, the planned night-time makeover of Disneyland's Space Mountain, which was slated to debut this summer, won't launch as planned, writes Al Lutz at MiceAge.Tweet
Lutz reports that the accelerated rebuild schedule for the ride, which reopened last July, left little time for adding the Rockit Mountain effects. Plus, Disney's Imagineers are said to be less than impressed with the overall show and ride ops aren't happy about taking the popular roller coaster down for half an hour every night for the switchover to the Rockit Mountain theming.
Yet as the Rumor Mill taketh away, the Rumor Mill doth giveth, too. Lutz teases that a new Pixar-themed shoot-'em-up dark ride will go in the space currently occupied by the shuttered Maliburitos eatery.
On the other coast, TPI reader Neil Preece reports that Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls at Universal's Islands of Adventure has reopened after a long makeover. Ripsaw Falls' unique "double dip" final drop had been the scene of multiple accidents, especially affecting smaller, middle-aged women, and much work appeared be done during the rehab on the drop. Any reports of changes from those who have ridden this week?
This article has been archived and is no longer accepting comments.
Previous article: Another death on Mission:Space at WDW
How to save money on a Disney World trip
Insider's Pick: You can afford that Walt Disney World family vacation of your dreams. Get started with 102 Ways to Save Money For and At Walt Disney World, a great guide to planning an affordable trip to the Vacation Capital of the World. Why wait? The sooner you start saving, the sooner you and your family will be enjoying your vacation!
Top U.S. Theme Parks
Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom
Other Top International Parks
Features, News and Advice
"Stories from a Theme Park Insider"
Theme Park Insider Guidebooks