Vote of the week: Which Disneyland attractions should come to Walt Disney World?
Published: April 14, 2011 at 11:29 PM
We took the kids this week on what's become our annual spring break overnight get-away to the Disneyland Resort. I try not to plan this visit too much, and instead let the kids drive the agenda, for a change. "I want to go on stuff we haven't done before," my daughter said after we arrived.
That list is, uh, kinda short, given the number of times I've brought the kids to Disneyland over the years. But it did inspire this week's votes. Let's take a look at the Disneyland Resort attractions that theme park fans who've only been to Walt Disney World haven't done before. Which of these rides and shows would you most want to see come to the Walt Disney World Resort?
Let's start with Disney California Adventure:
You can find descriptions and reader ratings for each of these attractions on our California Adventure page, linked above. (Flik's Fun Fair is the collection of kiddie rides in the A Bug's Land section, and ElecTRONica is the nightly dance music and video game festival held in the Hollywood Studios Backlot before the World of Color show. I've left out Cars Land and Goofy's Sky School since they haven't opened yet.)
Now, how about Disneyland?
I've left out attractions that have siblings on the east coast, even if they aren't in the Magic Kingdom. (So no wishing for Disneyland's version of Pirates.) But I did include the holiday overlays for Haunted Mansion and It's a Small World.
Let's hear your reasons for your picks, in the comments.
Published: April 14, 2011 at 11:41 PM
Mickey's Fun Wheel. Why? Because it's relaxing and would provide a nice view of the resorts.
From Disneyland, I voted for Indiana Jones Adventure, but this will be a race between IJA and Mr. Toad.
Published: April 15, 2011 at 2:25 AM
I'd love for the DL version of Pirates to make it to the Magic Kingdom, but I voted for WoC and Roger Rabbit. WoC at the "new" DTD would be a huge "add" (though I doubt Disney would provide that level of entertainment for free) and Roger Rabbit would give families another option at DHS (a new ride could really reinvigorate the Animation Courtyard).
And while I would love for a new Indiana Jones attraction to replace the tired stunt show at DHS, the Indiana Jones ride at DL seems too similar to Dinosaur for my taste.
Published: April 15, 2011 at 3:13 AM
This is supposed to be a website full of industry experts, yet most people still vote for Indiana Jones Adventure? Clearly we will not see that at WDW because it has the same technology as Dinosaur at AK. That's why Floridians are left with the cheesy Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Show, as the only reference to the franchise.
My vote goes to California Screamin', which could be built in the American section of World Showcase at EPCOT. I also voted for Nemo's Submarine Voyage which should have been at MK in the first place, rather than Anaheim.
Is it just me or should Walt Disney Parks & Resorts just concentrate on WDW in the future, as their American resort? It's such a waste of money to spend so much on DL and DCA when hardly anyone visits there anyway.
WDW is the center of the world for many Brits and Europeans and is clearly the largest leisure-based tourist destination in the world, so in my opinion all of the best attractions should be built in one of the 4 parks at WDW first, and then if successful and if necessary replicated elsewhere in the world afterwards.
But back on topic, there is no other choice in the poll lists that would fit in with WDW parks. Maybe, Robert, you could do a similar poll regarding which Tokyo DisneySEA attraction we would want at WDW. IMO, the list is endless. Get StormRider and Aquatopia into EPCOT immediately, JTTCOTE into DHS (as a centerpiece mountain), and Raging Spirits into AK somewhere to replace the godawful Primevial Whirl.
Published: April 15, 2011 at 3:28 AM
Out of them all there are a lot of great choices. But I went with Mickeys Fun Wheel. Because it would fit nicely in The BoardWalk Resort as a stand alone attraction. Thus giving it even more of a Beach resort feel..And The Mattahorn just because it could go in so many places as Walt Disney World.
Published: April 15, 2011 at 4:13 AM
I picked ElecTRONica and Indy
Published: April 15, 2011 at 5:04 AM
I chose ElecTronica and Haunted Mansion Holiday. Both were the highlights of my trip to Disneyland. Although Indiana Jones would be a great addition as long as it wasn't a complete clone. And I agree with them doing a better version of PotC at MK. I didn't know what all the fuss was about until I went on the original.
Published: April 15, 2011 at 6:51 AM
How about just bringing the “Working Yeti” to Orlando…
Published: April 15, 2011 at 7:16 AM
I picked Aladdin and Haunted Mansion Holiday. I don't like seeing attractions copied to multiple parks. I'd rather see new attractions that give me a reason to fly across the country. Aladdin will at some point end at DCA, and Disney has a tendency to ship discontinued entertainment features to other parks. I prefer WDW's Haunted Mansion to Disneyland's, and it seems weird to me it doesn't have a holiday overlay too.
I see Indiana Jones is doing well in the polls as I write this. Do people know Dinosaur is IJA with a different theme?
Published: April 15, 2011 at 7:37 AM
Disney World already has a clone of Indiana Jones Adventures….it is at DAK and called Dinosaur…..but based on how short the line was when I was there, few people know about the ride…
If you want California Screaming or Matterhorn, Disney World has already delivered and given you Expedition Everest, and by far superior to both Disneyland Resort rides..
Nemo has already been done at Epcot, granted the vehicles are different but the technology is the same.
Grizzly River Run has already been done at DAK, called Kali River Rapids.
Toad and the Submarines were pulled out because of low use, bad maintenance and to attempt to put better stuff in.
Instead of duplicating rides, Disney needs to do what the initial plan with Disney Shanghai is doing, and not duplicate many rides because it is too close to the Hong Kong park. I understand that there are certain rides that every Disney resort needs, like Dumbo, Space Mountain, a Castle, Splash Mountain, Haunted Mansion, Pirates, Small World and possibly Buzz Lightyear, Thunder Mountain, Winnie the Pooh, Peter Pan, a Carousel, a fountain/light/animatronic show of some sort, Tower of Terror, Mermaid, Star Tours. These are the “stock rides”. Anything other than stock rides need to be new and unique at the different parks…this is how they are going to increase their attendance levels.
As much as Disney spends on rides, it would behoove them to only put a new ride in one of the US parks, and then offer it to Euro-Disney, and the offer it to the Highest bidder of the Asian parks. Diversity will make the two US parks must see attractions, instead of going to one and then not needing to go see the other park.
Published: April 15, 2011 at 7:59 AM
I chose Aladdin and Haunted Mansion Holiday as well. I think the shows at Hollywood Studios are getting very stale, especially Beauty and the Beast, and a new high energy show like Aladdin would be a good fit at that park. HMH is something I've always wanted to see, but haven't been able to get out to California for. Although with all the recent updates to the east coast Mansion, I think WDW has the best one now.
Published: April 15, 2011 at 8:01 AM
There is one you left off the list for Disneyland and that is Pirates. I know technically Florida has Pirates but not the Land version. The Florida version is so disappointing after riding at Land.
As far as Indiana Jones, great ride but Florida has something similar in Dinosaur, although the theming is not nearly as good.
Published: April 15, 2011 at 8:08 AM
I voted for Aladdin and Haunted Mansion Holiday not only because they would be great additions to the Walt Disney World Resort, but they would be easy adds, as well.
Disney always closed the Aladdin show to bring DCA the Toy Story Show from the DCL. It's be relatively simple to go ahead with that switch, then send the Aladdin show to Disney's Hollywood Studios to replace Beauty and the Beast.
Then, Disney could duplicate and add the Halloween/Christmas overlay to the Magic Kingdom's Haunted Mansion for less hassle than it would take to build any of these other attractions in Florida.
That said, I also think that Silly Symphony Swings would make a nice add to the new circus-themed section of the Magic Kingdom's Fantasyland. And I'd love to see World of Color replace Illuminations at Epcot, with a retheme to, literally, put the "world" into WoC.
Published: April 15, 2011 at 9:05 AM
This is my first time posting, but I was moved by a comment above and couldn't help myself.
"It's such a waste of money to spend so much on DL and DCA when hardly anyone visits there anyway."
Are you kidding me??? This website lists DL as the second most visited park! And even DCA is 6th! Come on! To suggest that spending money to improve the ORIGINAL Disney theme park is a waste is ludicrous! In Walt's own words, "Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world." While it may not have the biggest and the baddest and the best, it will ALWAYS be the first, and that history cannot be taken away by the new-comers in FL or France or Asia or anywhere else.
While "Phantom Menace," "Attack of the Clones," and "Revenge of the Sith" may have better computer graphics, Star Wars will always be THE Star Wars. Likewise with the theme parks. IMHO, Disneyland will always be THE theme park, and while other Disney theme parks are fun to visit too, they will never measure up to the original.
Published: April 15, 2011 at 12:04 PM
I can't believe some of the comments that say Indiana Jones Adventure shouldn't be built because of Dinosaur. Based on that, I guess that means they shouldn't be building Journey of the Little Mermaid in Magic Kingdom? After all, it's the SAME ride system as Haunted Mansion.
It's just silly to say that Indiana Jones Adventure shouldn't be built because of Dinosaur, when the only similarities are the ride system itself. If anything, Disney should be looking to expand upon Indy/Dino's ride system, as it's quite spectacular (though it has frequent issues).
Published: April 15, 2011 at 1:07 PM
The Matterhorn would fit so nicely in an EPCOT pavilion.
Published: April 15, 2011 at 2:06 PM
I gotta agree with the point that there's nothing wrong with having Indiana Jones in WDW. Similar technology, different appearance, effects, and storyline. Little Mermaid is the same as Haunted Mansion, except with shells instead of buggies. Dumbo = Rockets = Carpets. Dark Rides in Fantasyland? Almost all the same. At least no one said "WoC is just a giant version of the projections at Fantasmic!"
And that was a very snarky comment from the anonymous person who said (I'm paraphrasing) "This is supposed to be a site of theme park experts???"
Why can't people just be positive and have constructive criticism? Oh I forgot... it's the internet.
Published: April 15, 2011 at 2:46 PM
Well obviously I would want to move the Jungle Cruise from Disneyland to Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom so they would have TWO Jungle Cruises.
Or better yet link the two and have ULTRA-JUNGLE CRUISE!
If not then ElecTRONica (families need a place to dance) and Haunted Holiday.
Published: April 15, 2011 at 2:57 PM
I would pull all my hair out, light myself on fire, and scream bloody murder if they added the Haunted Mansion Holiday to WDW. Don't do it. The key as to whether I visit any Disney property is if Haunted Mansion, Space Mountain, or Tower of Terror are down or being worked on, I will not go. Leave it be.
Published: April 15, 2011 at 3:55 PM
I voted for World of Color and Indiana Jones. I liked the idea about WoC replacing Illuminations at Epcot. I also find it funny that people are complaining about Dinosaur and IJA being the same. Aren't all the dark rides in Fantasyland the same? Isn't Expedition Everest like Big Thunder Mountain Railroad on steroids? As well as Rock 'n' Roller Coaster taking some of the same concepts from Space Mountain? You guys don't think they can do the same thing with Indiana Jones? C'mon, son.
Published: April 15, 2011 at 3:57 PM
Wow. I can't believe the heat this vote has caused. LOL! Who would have thought that so many people would take offense to a vote concerning Disneyland and Disney World? Personally, I think any of these would be nice to see. I haven't been to Disneyland and am unsure when I will be able to. It is closer for me to spend my vacation at Disney World, so I would at least have a chance to see some of these attractions if they were transplanted. I would love to see WoC. I also, would enjoy riding any of these rides.
Since no one has said "officially" what and if something is going to built, why not enjoy just daydreaming about having something new to Dinsey World regardless if it is at another Disney park.
On a side note I do like TH's idea about combining the Jungle Cruises. An ultimate one would be awesome :)
Published: April 15, 2011 at 4:17 PM
I voted for ElecTRONica and Mr. Toad's Wild Ride
I think they are the two most reasonable additions that Disney World can make with ElecTRONica in EPCOT or Tomorrowland.
Mr. Toad's Wild Ride needs to come back STAT! It was a mistake to get rid of it and, with Snow White's soon departure, Fantasyland loses yet another classic dark ride.
I really don't get Indy. Its already at Disney World. Its called Dinosaur.
Published: April 15, 2011 at 4:35 PM
A very hard decision. Aladdin has a good possibility and would work easily. I don't see California screaming going anywhere. Electronica could work in DHS or a small section of Epcot if a second Tron comes out. Flik's fun fair would only come if it is expanded with better rides(in AK). I don't see Golden Zephyr or Jumping Jellyfish going anywhere. I like the idea of Mickey's fun wheel on the Boardwalk with a $2 charge or so(or free?). Monsters Inc may come to DHS but in an elaborated form. I also like Silly Symphony swings in Circus land. World Of Color in AK or Epcot would be great! but I think some format of Grizzly River Rapids would be best. A good rapids ride is needed in WDW. Canada or a North America land in AK would be a good place for it(though Kali would have to turn into the boat safari or evaporate).
As for Disneyland. Alice or Mr. Toad or Pinocchio or storybook land may come one day with a mini-land behind the Little Mermaid. Finding nemo may replace the current one somehow. Indy would be alright, but i'd rather go to Disneyland to ride it. Small world holiday would be nice. Matterhorn should not come because Everest is already here and a pavilion should be based on the country and not a specific ride. Roger Rabbit would be nice sometime. Another ship would be alright. Haunted mansion Holiday would be the best that I can see. A whole haunted holiday land could work for the general area but the ride itself would be amazing.
Published: April 15, 2011 at 4:42 PM
I have thought for a long time that an Indiana Jones Adventure ride should be built at Walt Disney World. Since it is supposed to take place in Asia, I think that it should be put in the Asia section of Animal Kingdom. Yes it is the same ride technology as Dinosaur but so what. It is a completely different theme.
Published: April 15, 2011 at 4:47 PM
I voted for Monsters Inc because I love Pixar.
I voted for Indiana Jones because I always prefer a ride than a show.
Published: April 15, 2011 at 7:27 PM
You know Niles, every park is unique because an original ride is there. So it aint good if every ride in California goes to Florida...
Published: April 15, 2011 at 7:30 PM
Did I mention ULTRA-JUNGLE CRUISE?
Not feelin' the love people!
Published: April 15, 2011 at 7:50 PM
I voted Matterhorn easily.... because it is the attraction I have most wanted to do that is in Cali but not in Florida. I also said World of Color in the other poll.... I would have said Grizzly River Run, because I do think it is probably a superior rafting ride to Kali River Rapids, but I did not vote for it because I figure we already have a rapids ride in Florida and they will not bring another one (although I wish they'd make it longer or something). If we did not already have a rapid ride, I definately would have choosen Grizzly River Run for that poll.
Published: April 15, 2011 at 8:50 PM
I live in Florida about three hours from Disney World. More often then not, the family and I have annual passes for the parks, so we visit fairly often. I have also been lucky enough to visit both California parks a couple of times. My absolute favorite (Soarin) has already been brought over.
I would love to see the following come along one of these days, though.
From California Adventure: World of Color and the Mike and Sully Monsters, Inc ride would be wonderful. I also would not complain about the roller coaster or ferris wheel, either.
From Disneyland: The Nemo Under the Sea ride. I have heard great things about this, but due to the length lines have not been able to do it. The Indiana Jones ride would be fun, but it is very similar to the Dinosaur Ride at Animal Kingdom. The Davy Crockett Canoes also are very unique to Disneyland. I know this is dated, but I also like the dioramas you see on the train ride at Disneyland. Anyway, just my two cents worth.
Published: April 15, 2011 at 9:56 PM
W.o.C. (NOT AS A REPLACEMENT TO ILLUMINATIONS!), and Indy get my votes.
This silly notion that Indy can't be brought over because it shares the same ride system as Dinosaur doesn't hold any water.
The WDW resort is littered with rides that share either the same system or a variation of it.
Buzz Light Year
Space Ship Earth
The Seas with Nemo and Friends
The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
Dumbo (Which is getting doubled up in the same park)
Body Wars (Although the ride no longer seems to be operational, it's interesting to note that both BW and ST use the exact same ride system, and both opened in 1989, within two months of each other)
Turtle Talk with Crush
Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor
Interior Boat Cruise:
Pirates of the Caribbean
It's a Small World
Living with the Land
Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros
4-D film attraction:
It's Tough to Be a Bug!
Honey, I Shrunk the Audience!/Captain EO
Muppet Vision 3D
I find it humorous that this is THEME park insider, yet people seem more concerned with the ride system. Honestly, aside from the vehicles, who could even have enough presence of direction between both of these rides to determine that the ride layout was exactly the same. Are you enjoying the immersive ride experience or sitting in the vehicle with night vision goggles, and a compass, plotting out coordinates? The vast majority of people who go to these parks aren't Park junkies like so many of us are, and would be delighted to find an Indy ride in a park like DHS to add to their lineup of attractions, and probably could care less if the ride system was the same as the one in AK. Heck some people don't even do all four parks when they visit so they'd never get a chance to compare. Indy is a beautiful attraction, that is incredibly themed, well beyond that of Dinosaurs. It would be a shame to disqualify this attraction being built due to it being unfairly labeled a "clone" because the tracks go right, then left, then straight exactly like another ride that takes place in the dark with a completely different theme and motion cues programmed into the show vehicles. You'd think the execution of an immersive, thematic story driven ride that draws inspiration from a classic Hollywood film franchise would be exciting enough. Seems like most of the other votes share this opinion as well.
Published: April 15, 2011 at 11:40 PM
The tortilla factory from DCA absolutely HAS to make its way to Disney World.
Published: April 16, 2011 at 5:51 AM
Imagine how much heated discussion will happen when Robert posts the obvious follow-up to this vote- "Which Walt Disney World attractions shoud come to Disneyland?" That should be fun to follow!
Published: April 16, 2011 at 7:02 AM
Phil, I understand what you are saying, but you are missing the biggest point: Dinosaur and Indy are the same ride, not the same technology. They have the same track and use the same finale effect (just missed it).
As for Body Wars and Star Wars, well, Body Wars is gone so the average park goer would not see that they were literally the same thing. However, they would be able to make the connection between the two.
Published: April 16, 2011 at 7:40 AM
What's interesting about this poll is that there are sooo many attractions that would be great additions to Magic Kingdom from Disneyland, but nothing the other way around. I can't think of anything from MK I'd like to see in DL. It just shows how vastly superior DL is to MK.
The Dino theme at Animal Kingdom is so lame with the dino carnvial and since the big Dino ride is just an Indy clone, why not go whole hog and rip out the Dino theme and make it a 1930's explorer homage area with the Indy ride and other period adventurer attractions dealing with animals, exploring and safaris. It would get a whole lot more love than the pathetic Dino land gets now, and solves the "problem" of Dino and Indy being the same ride system.
Published: April 16, 2011 at 8:53 AM
Like I said before SO WHAT! Dinosaur and Indiana Jones Adventure are completely different themes. There is room for both in Walt Disney World. On a different note, why so much hate for Dinoland USA? It is a fun area and my children love it.
Published: April 16, 2011 at 8:58 AM
Is it too early for me to say the Cars ride? :-)
I know it using the same ride system as Test Track..... but I don't care. I want them both!! Cars ride... Cars ride.... Cars ride.... Cars ride!! Plus Test Track is unique and different in it's theme and what it does.... and Cars ride will probably be too with it's Mountain-ish backdrop. They can put the cars ride in Hollywood Studios.
Published: April 16, 2011 at 4:44 PM
The "but Indy and Dino are the same ride" argument is just no good.
OK, so they use the same technology/motion vehicles; no different than the sharing which takes place between the various omnimovers and Fantasyland dark rides.
OK, so the track configuration is same/similar (never rode either, don't know if this is true); so what? The theming/experience takes front seat anyways... does anyone REALLY say to themselves "Hey this is the exact same 8 degree descent and banked left turn from that OTHER ride, I feel so cheated"? I doubt very strongly that they do. MOREOVER, what would be the likelihood that the track layout would be reproduced the same, anyways? Sister parks ALWAYS have variations in their sister attractions due to budget, available property, differing design teams, or sometimes just to keep it interesting (examples: Haunted Mansion, Pirates, Revenge of the Mummy, just off the top of my head).
You can't make that argument without admitting that Disney has already been doing it for years (and we have been eating it up regardless) AND without ignoring that in all actuality, the ride would likely wind up being different anyways.
Published: April 16, 2011 at 4:42 PM
Also, 220.127.116.11 comes off pretty condescending. I hope that my previous reply does not come of as comparable, as I do not intend for it to at all.
Published: April 16, 2011 at 7:25 PM
The idea that Indy can't come to Disney World because it is too similar to Dinosaur is completely asinine. As numerous posters have pointed out, many existing attractions use the same ride system. Most importantly, who says it has to be an exact clone? I despise when WDW management is too cheap to update their version of an attraction (I'm looking at you Soarin'). Why can't the track layout be changed? Disney has an award-winning attraction based on a popular film series and has a whole theme park dedicated to movies and then DOESN'T create a version of it for that park? That makes about as much sense as having two stunt shows in the same park. Oh, wait...
Published: April 16, 2011 at 9:53 PM
My two votes were for California Screamin' and Indiana Jones Adventure.
California Screamin'-Disney World does have a number of roller coasters, but their only real thrill coaster is Rock N Roller Coaster. Expedition Everest could also be considered a thrill ride, but it is more of an oversized family coaster than a thrill coaster. I think it would be great if one of the parks got an outdoor thrill coaster. A ride like California Screamin' could make a great first coaster to EPCOT, although it wouldn't necessarily have to be identical and definitely could use a different theme.
Indiana Jones Adventure-This is my second favorite dark ride (after Haunted Mansion), and it seems like it would be a really good attraction to install at Hollywood Studios. That park already has a stunt show, and if there was some way to add the ride next to it, they could create a whole Indiana Jones mini-area.
Published: April 17, 2011 at 5:28 AM
We are talkin' TWICE the hippos! I mean ... COME ON!
Published: April 17, 2011 at 10:20 AM
No ride at Magic Kingdom that should be at Disneyland? Really?
Monsters Inc Laugh Floor
Country Bear Jamboree
Carosel of Progress
Buzz Lightyear (first at WDW)
Not to mention the rest of the parks.
Published: April 17, 2011 at 5:30 PM
I agree with TH Creative:
Twice as many bad puns galore!
Twice as many backside of water!
Twice as many lions, tigers, and speaker monkeys, oh my!
Ultimate Jungle Cruise FTW!
I voted for Grizzly River Run and Roger Rabbit. Kali is decent for a rapids ride, but it's missing out on rapids. And for Roger Rabbit, we need more awesome dark rides. 'Nuff said.
Published: April 17, 2011 at 5:35 PM
forgot to add:
And as for the Indy/Dinosaur clone issue. What's your beef, people of Burger King? Seriously. I bet you guys are having heartburn over the fact that the new Carsland is going to be a Test Track clone, right? Or even saying that Journey to the Center of the Earth shouldn't have been built on Test Track technology? Who'd want to ride as a giant slot car anyways?
Published: April 18, 2011 at 2:06 AM
Anthony Murphy listed the following as rides that are at MK and would be welcome additions to DL:
Monsters Inc Laugh Floor
Country Bear Jamboree
Carosel of Progress
Buzz Lightyear (first at WDW)
Buzz is already at DL so that's out. MILF just isn't very funny, except the acronym. And if we're going to have another Monsters ride, then the Tokyo version Hide 'n Seek would be much better. The People Mover is already at DL, the powers that be just need to refurbish it already and get it moving again. Never liked Country Bear Jamboree so I don't miss it; even Pooh is better. Carousel of Progress is much better than its DL replacement Innoventions, but I wouldn't want to see CoP come back to DL, and instead rather see a new ride/attraction using the old moving building. So, yeah, nothing really in MK that is needed in DL, but so much in DL that could be used in MK.
Published: April 18, 2011 at 10:34 AM
I live 1.5 hours drive from WDW. Probably never will go the DL, just don't want the hassle. But any changes or ride upgrades are welcome at WDW. I let me yearly pass expire a couple years ago because of no real changes. They are competing with Universal and they seem to be doing more upgrades than WDW. It will all cycle around eventually.
Published: April 18, 2011 at 10:41 AM
While I would love to see the Matterhorn in "world" it is special to "land". Honestly though, I would love my family to feel how to get wedged in the bobsleds, the jerking & shaking, cheesy abominal snowman, and the repeating "please do not stand up until the ride has come to a full & complete stop" in several languages. Honestly I love it! Granted I am sure they have updated it since I lived on the West coast.
Indy would be great to have. I know, it is similar to dinosaur. But brand stuff is much more popular. Frankly I have been on both & I enjoyed Indy more. The Aladdin Stage Show/Dinner Show is great at World. I really loved it, however I was annoyed at them having Dumbo & the Magic Carpet ride. In an elephant or in a magic carpet...it is all the same (except a shorter line for the carpets).
Part of me says, keep them where they are. Makes each unique. If you bring too much over to one or the other it loses it special qualities.
Published: April 18, 2011 at 12:34 PM
Can I say that I never miss the Indiana Jones ride at DL and I almost never ride Dinosaur at AK. To say they are the same is insane. I was excited when Dinosaur opened and quickly disappointed with the theme and story. Turn it into Indiana Jones and have him searching for dinosaurs if you must. :-)
I loved World of Color, but where to put it? Do not take out Illuminations for it!
My vote is for Radiator Springs that is being built right now. It looks incredible, although the ride system again is said to be like Test Track. I like the race feature though.
Roger Rabbit overall though would be a great addition, if anyone still knows who Roger Rabbit is. I could see that at HS.
Published: April 18, 2011 at 1:28 PM
The claim that "hardly anyone" visits Disneyland anymore has got to be one of the most ridiculous statements I've ever read on the internet. WOW is great and may be the focus of European and east-of-the-Mississpi people, but Disneyland is still very popular and still gets plenty of foreign (especially Asian) visitors.
Published: April 18, 2011 at 5:24 PM
I am surprised that Grizzly River Run is getting so many votes, even though there is a rapids ride at Animal Kingdom. Maybe that means that Disney World Resort needs to do some things to the rapid ride at Animal Kingdom (make it longer?!?) to make people not feel like they need to bring Grizzly River Run over from the West Coast. I agree that it (Grizzly River Run) does look like it may be a superior ride to Kali River Rapids.
Published: April 18, 2011 at 8:42 PM
Easy solution: Install a Grizzly River Run-style mountain/flume in the Magic Kingdom's Adventureland - and the run the Jungle Cruise on it.
C'mon, let's see the JC skippers run some whitewater. :^)
Backside of water? P'heh. Let's see the inside of water!
Published: April 18, 2011 at 8:45 PM
Presumably, the focus in Europe is on European parks, not even Paris necessarily :-).
Published: April 19, 2011 at 11:00 AM
I voted for Indy because I would like a NEW version, one based on the later movies, to come to WDW. Obviously, it doesn't have to have the same track layout as Forbidden Eye and Dinosaur.
I also voted for WOC because they keep adding segments to that show, so it is constantly evolving. So if you go to one resort and see one version of the show, you will probably see another version by the time you get around to visiting the other resort.
Published: April 19, 2011 at 6:24 PM
I'd enjoy the Jungle Cruise Rapids Robert. Instead of two Jungle Cruises, they can combine Grizzly River and Jungle Cruise..... lol.
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