David L.

Published: May 26, 2010 at 10:31 AM

I'm submitting an idea on the theme park apprentice and one of the attractions will be training for a flight on the Enterprise from Star Trek. Families(or multiple families) will be able to work together in the attraction. I'll be able to submit more details when i post it in the "discussion".
Joe Brown

Published: May 26, 2010 at 12:52 PM

Disney has these cool console games, Kingdom Hearts.
And there is this really neat place called Wizard Quest (www.wizardquest.net) I've been to a few times. It's 2 or 3 floors of interactive puzzle solving, mazes, climbing, etc. You could try it alone, but it is definitely a team thing if you want any chance of beating it.

Why not do something like Wizard Quest, but use Disney characters with a role playing story line similar to Kingdom Hearts.

Pyra Dong

Published: May 26, 2010 at 2:12 PM

Robert... have you ever been to Stone Mountain park in Atlanta, GA?

It's kind of a theme park. Anyways, I loved the activities you could do there that were great family together experiences. I wished there would be a similar location in Florida.

Some activities at Stone Mountain...
- a HUGE ropes course
- pedal boats
- petting zoo
- a hands-on activities barn where you shoot each other with balls
- hiking trails
- simple train and boat rides.

PLUS! I had so much fun there, I didn't think of it later that these were all "healthy" fun, activities

James Koehl

Published: May 27, 2010 at 3:04 AM

Family-powered bumper cars. One person navigates by pushing a button to go forward, backward, right or left; one person actually drives it, but must do so based on the navigator's instructions (if navigator says "right" and the driver turns left, they go nowhere). The rest of the family has to pedal, actually pedal like in paddle boats, to make the bumper car go anywhere. They must also pedal in the correct direction as the navigator, forward or backward, or once again they go nowhere, and this leaves them open for attack from other family-powered bumper cars where the family is actually working together. The family with the most attack hits and the fewest recieved bumps wins a free family picture of themselves in the bumper car.
Tyler Bell

Published: May 27, 2010 at 4:42 AM

I would create a HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 3d family ride that put guests in the middle of the expirence.It would be kind of like the simpsons ride at Universal Studios Florida

Published: May 27, 2010 at 12:15 PM

A virtual reality / motion capture indoor attraction based on "Avatar" where every family member represents a character (the avatars) from the movie, and each one tries to stop the bad guys from destroying the forest.

Tampa, Fl

Will Chilcote

Published: May 27, 2010 at 6:48 PM

Disney Quest has some great attractions for families to work together.
Ron A

Published: May 28, 2010 at 8:45 AM

Great idea, and I think we're going to start seeing more theme park attractions being built that are interactive and require the rider's to be involved. Mission:Space at Epcot is a good example, although the actions involved are pretty basic, push a couple of buttons, whoohoo!

I had an idea a while back that I posted to my blog invovlving an interactive 4D motion simulator, built around the characters Remy and Linguini from the Disney/Pixar Ratatouille movie. The premise is that you are Remy, and you're under Linguini's hat, pulling his hair to make him do the different motions required. It would take everybody on the ride, 4-6 people, working together to prepare a dish in the kitchen. Each person would have a pull cord similar to the ones used for Toy Story Mania and would have to pull it when instructed via voice or a special noise or an indicator light. There would be smells from the kitchen, heat, motions and other chefs yelling orders to you all while you're attempting to manuever Linguini to prepare the dish. At the end, once the dish is prepared, Skinner, the diminutive, tempermental Head Chef, would come over and taste your creation, giving you a surprised approval, or an angry disapproval ordering you to try again.