Vote of the week: Which film from the Disney Renaissance needs to become a new attraction at Walt Disney World?
Thanks to TPI reader Tim W for this vote suggestion, which I'm running a couple days early to avoid the onslaught of Best Theme Park Attraction Tournament
Tm writes: "A while back, i posted a discussion about which disney film should be turned into an attraction at Walt Disney World. It was made into a vote of the week and became about the classic Disney movies. Fantasia became the winner of the first poll, followed right behind by Mary Poppins. So in this poll, I'd like to know what you guys think about the films from the Disney Renaissance Era."
Let's hear your thoughts, in the comments.
By the way, I'm testing a new poll tool here today, too. So please let me know if you have any problems with voting, as well. Thanks!
I will make the same argument that I made before. Hercules could be made into a great attraction, especially if Greece became a new pavillion at Epcot. If not there, I'm sure it could fit into Hollywood Studios without too much trouble. Hercules has such a vivid amount of characters to work with and there is always the great James Woods as Hades. " Whoa, is my hair out?"
they should all be put in one ride called
I voted Pocahontas, mainly by process of elimination
Do you think they would work better as dark rides, shows, or rides related to the movies? And well i disagree on the whole Epcot thing because im very pro-europe in Epcot as ive previously mentioned. Greece would be a great choice to build in Epcot with Hercules. I'd like to see Mulan and Hunchback in China and France as well. There was a great dark ride run through for pocahontas posted on micechat last week on their roundup. Check it out.
Voted for Hercules, and agree with Amanda. It has the most elements to draw upon for inspiration. All the others mentioned have been implemented into some form of attraction already. The problem with this selection of movies is that they aren't as beloved as the classics are, and in all honesty don't hold a candle to Beast, Mermaid, Aladdin, and Lion King, which are all classics in there own right at this point. Does this mean the infinitely creative and innovative folks over in Glendale couldn't come up with a true winner of an attraction for one of these flicks, of course not. Song of the South is muddled in controversy, and I would challenge many guest under the age of 30 in a Disney park as to whether or not they have even seen this movie. That didn't stand in the way of WDI creating one of Disney's all time greatest attractions, Splash Mountain. So it is possible, so long as you implement the source material into an experience that compliments the theme along with the ride. IMHO, I wouldn't be heart broken if none of these movies ever saw a new attraction based on them. Then again, I would have said the same thing about Song of the South many moons ago. Indeen!
The best movie from the selection is, without a doubt, Hunchback. One of Disney's few adapted scripts that was done properly. O.K., the original novel was significantly different, and much of the theme and purpose was lost, but it's still a fantastic film, grossly underrated by many.
I picked Tarzan because I thought they could do a lot with that theme also. It could involve a ride through the Jungle or something to simulate swinging from tree to tree.
I thought I'd be in the minority voting for Hercules - but it has the most vibrant content that could make a hilarious dark ride or even something kind of like Spiderman. They did a live muscical version of this movie on the Disney cruise back in 2000 and it was gut-busting hilarious. You could build a zany, hilarious attraction out of it.
I think "Tron" would be really cool. The old idea of turning the old People Mover track into a light cycle racetrack would be really cool. Especially with the sequel coming out soon.
I think EPCOT needs Greece and I think WDW needs Herc!
I'd like to see a pocahontas ride. Not sure what they could do with it though. I would think some kind of water/dark ride at animal kingdom.
I voted for Tarzan because I think Tarzan Rocks was one of the best shows ever at a theme park.
Darkastle through the Halls of Notre Dame.
I voted for Mulan as I like the concept, and it was fairly true to the original story. Hunchback was a show in Hollywood studios and was one of the best IMO. We would see it every time we were at the park.
I know there is alot already there, but I think Pixar's The Incredables would make an awesome ride.
I want to see everybody write in TRON as their vote until the sequel opens even if it doesn't make any sense to the feedback and isn't even on topic. We want TRON!
These would be well suited for a live show or 3D attraction, but I can't see them as a ride.
Rumor has it that a Tron attraction is coming to Disneyland's Tomorrowland in a few years. It would be an indoor racing game.
I would have voted for Tarzan, but the thought of hearing that Phil Collins soundtrack on a ride made me change my vote to Hercules.
I'm not a huge fan of any of the movies listed, but I had to go with Hercules only because of the wide variety of characters and somewhat historical aspect that hasn't really been touched in a Disney theme park. The rest of the films are good, but I don't think they have enough "oomph" to be significant. Mulan would fit in, but beyond Mushu and some of the costume designs, nothing stands out. Hunchback was done in Disneyland, but didn't really stand out either. Tarzan's insignificant at Disneyland, and nothing stands out with Pocahontas either. Hercules is a little over-the-top which would help it stand out.
They should have all of them in one. How you ask? Make a Kingdom Hearts ride!!! =)
I voted for Mulan because I think that they could do something awesome with the war scene(s). Also, it surprised me in that I never thought I'd actually like a Donny Osmond song.
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