Vote of the week: Which Disneyland attractions should come to Walt Disney World?
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.
Mickey's Fun Wheel. Why? Because it's relaxing and would provide a nice view of the resorts.
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).
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.
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.
I picked ElecTRONica and Indy
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.
How about just bringing the “Working Yeti” to Orlando…
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
This is my first time posting, but I was moved by a comment above and couldn't help myself.
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.
The Matterhorn would fit so nicely in an EPCOT pavilion.
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!"
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.
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.
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.
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.
I voted for ElecTRONica and Mr. Toad's Wild Ride
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).
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.
I voted for Monsters Inc because I love Pixar.
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...
Did I mention ULTRA-JUNGLE CRUISE?
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.
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.
W.o.C. (NOT AS A REPLACEMENT TO ILLUMINATIONS!), and Indy get my votes.
The tortilla factory from DCA absolutely HAS to make its way to Disney World.
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!
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).
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.
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.
Is it too early for me to say the Cars ride? :-)
The "but Indy and Dino are the same ride" argument is just no good.
Also, 188.8.131.52 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.
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...
My two votes were for California Screamin' and Indiana Jones Adventure.
We are talkin' TWICE the hippos! I mean ... COME ON!
No ride at Magic Kingdom that should be at Disneyland? Really?
I agree with TH Creative:
forgot to add:
Anthony Murphy listed the following as rides that are at MK and would be welcome additions to DL:
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.
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.
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. :-)
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.
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.
Easy solution: Install a Grizzly River Run-style mountain/flume in the Magic Kingdom's Adventureland - and the run the Jungle Cruise on it.
Presumably, the focus in Europe is on European parks, not even Paris necessarily :-).
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'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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