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?
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