From Disneyland, I voted for Indiana Jones Adventure, but this will be a race between IJA and Mr. Toad.
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.
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.
I see Indiana Jones is doing well in the polls as I write this. Do people know Dinosaur is IJA with a different theme?
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.
As far as Indiana Jones, great ride but Florida has something similar in Dinosaur, although the theming is not nearly as good.
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.
"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.
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).
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.
Or better yet link the two and have ULTRA-JUNGLE CRUISE!
If not then ElecTRONica (families need a place to dance) and Haunted Holiday.
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 :)
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.
I voted for Indiana Jones because I always prefer a ride than a show.
Not feelin' the love people!
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.Regards,Josh
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.
Omnimover:Haunted MansionBuzz Light YearSpace Ship EarthThe Seas with Nemo and FriendsLittle Mermaid
Aerial carousel:Astro OrbiterThe Magic Carpets of AladdinDumbo (Which is getting doubled up in the same park)TriceraTop Spin
Motion simulator:Star ToursBody 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)
Interactive theater:Turtle Talk with CrushMonsters, Inc. Laugh Floor
Interior Boat Cruise:Pirates of the CaribbeanIt's a Small WorldLiving with the LandMaelstromGran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros
4-D film attraction:Mickey's PhilharMagicIt's Tough to Be a Bug!Honey, I Shrunk the Audience!/Captain EOMuppet 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Monsters Inc Laugh FloorPeople MoverCountry Bear JamboreeCarosel of ProgressBuzz Lightyear (first at WDW)
Not to mention the rest of the parks.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
C'mon, let's see the JC skippers run some whitewater. :^)
Backside of water? P'heh. Let's see the inside of water!
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.