Published: April 26, 2010 at 1:14 PMWow... these are really surprising results. Robert, you may want to add that all of these are situated at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Only one vote for Wok's Mary (poppins) go round dark ride?
Published: April 26, 2010 at 1:19 PMApparently I should stick to creating restaurants because Im getting trounced!
Lets see if I can have a late run in the next coming days.
Published: April 26, 2010 at 2:06 PMAlso, no offense to Kevin or Anthony, but I think much of the popularity for your two attractions is because of the popularity of their source material. As soon as I heard the challenge was to build a dark ride at DHS, my first two immediate ideas came from The Incredibles and WALL-E. Fantastic movies, and perfect for adapting a dark ride.
I liked Amanda and Wok's work because they took popular movies for adapting, but adapted them in such a way that they seemed fresh and original. Bonus points to Wok for taking advantage of a classic. If we only adapted from the newest, most popular material, we wouldn't have Tower of Terror, Jaws, The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman (attraction opened in 1999, three years before the summer blockbuster premiered and re-popularized the series), Popeye & Bluto's Bilge-Rat Barges, Splash Mountain, and various other classic dark/water rides.
Published: April 26, 2010 at 2:34 PMIn my defense, I was going more for the kind of dark ride over the material. Since Spiderman seems to be the pinnicle of Dark Rides. I saw the Incred. as a Disney brand that could take the high energy of that technology.
Anyhow, the movie came out in 2004 (6 years ago). As to Splash Mountain, Disneyland was trying to figure out what they were going to do with these animal animatronics. Its tough Song of the South has never really been realeased since it is quite a historic piece of Animation. I do like the Willow Attraction idea.
Published: April 26, 2010 at 3:14 PMHey Tim, if we get knocked out, can we still submit ideas for fun and feedback? Dan your idea was good and you aren't getting trounced. Funny comment Jeff.
Published: April 26, 2010 at 3:34 PMSure thats fine David, you may still submit your own ideas. However, they will just not be considered for elimination of course.
Published: April 27, 2010 at 1:17 AMAnthony's "Incredibles" idea is just what Disney is crying out for. A format that has proved so successful over at Universal's I.O.A with Spiderman.
On the voting question. Why don't we vote for the bottom two scorers and retain one of them
Published: April 27, 2010 at 7:05 AMThese are all great ideas and I'd ride them all. The one ride I am waiting for though is one based on the chase scene from Monsters Inc. The scenes where they are riding on the doors just screams ride to me.
Published: April 27, 2010 at 10:34 AMJoe, I think they have that planned already. They currently have a Monster Inc. roller coaster planned and given all the approvals to go into the building between Toy Story Mania and the Backlot Tour at DHS. There just waiting for the money to be approved. I've talked to many enigneers at the Studios and Imagineers are ready to begin but Disney put it off 2-3 years because Disney has decided to put the money in the Fantasyland expansion and the new Disneyland in China.
Published: April 28, 2010 at 6:15 PMI question how many people even bother to read the complete story-lines before simply voting based off what sounds familiar and fun. Nothing against Anthony or Kevin, but I feel that their ideas are only excelling due to the fact they're based after popular movies. Personally, I adored Joshua's idea- it was creative, entertaining, and interactive. Plus it's something that Disney's Hollywood Studios needs if it's trying to cover all the genres of television and movie media.