A Percy Jackson and the Olympians theme park ride? What should it be?
Published: October 28, 2009 at 5:00 PM
Publicity photo from "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief." Image courtesy Fox.
Disney has the publishing rights to this popular five-volume series about a modern teen-age boy who's really the son of a Greek God. But Fox has the film rights to the characters and stories, potentially complicating its path to a theme park. (Did Disney retain theme park rights when it signed author Rick Riordan? Given that Disney's not producing the film, I'm guessing no. But with Universal invested in Harry Potter and Disney on a buying spree, I'm going to assume that Disney would be the most likely theme park home for the Half-Bloods.)
So here's my question for your discussion: What would make a great Percy Jackson-themed theme park attraction? Tell us what scene or setting from which book you'd use as the theme for the ride (or show), and what ride system or show mechanism you'd use for the attraction.
I thought about a new Disney "mountain" for Disney's California Adventure, San Francisco's Mount Tamalpais from "The Titan's Curse" book. But I got stumped on what ride system would best fit with the action at the end of that book.
Ultimately, I'm going with a 3D version of a Kuka robocoaster track ride, based upon "The Battle of the Labyrinth." You're given the quest of finding Daedalus's laboratory inside the labyrinth, with an explosive volcano eruption at the end.
What's not to love about that?
Percy Jackson fans, let's hear your suggestions in the comments.