Published: June 3, 2011 at 6:16 PMSoooo there's not going to be much of a dark ride portion of radiator spring racers? Because ill be honest then, I can get a normal racing ride anywhere. Cedar Point has Gemini, and even my home park has the american eagle. I'm sorry, but with no dark ride portion, it doesn't sound like a very "Disney" ride.
Published: June 3, 2011 at 9:28 PMListening to their remarks again, they were really fudging how much dark ride there would be on this. Clearly, it appears that the ride ends inside. But how long you ride inside in not known at this point. And the description of encounters with characters inside the queue suggests that the wait area will be part of the show, too.
Published: June 3, 2011 at 9:36 PM"... we're going to create different ride profiles so that you cross the finish lines at different times. You may get a different one each time you go."
Is Disney implying that they're going to create a vision system that registers guests' faces in a database, then changes the ride ending if that same face is recognized that day?
If that's the case, then... whoa.
Published: June 4, 2011 at 7:35 AMI didn't read that much into it. Just that it might be a Star Tours- or WDW Tower of Terror-type ride system, with multiple profiles loaded into which could be randomly selected. Given that he said "may" instead of "will" that suggests to me that there wouldn't be that many options - only a handful, rather than Star Tours' 54.
Published: June 4, 2011 at 9:15 PMThe ride building seems to be pretty large, so I imagine there will still be a significant indoor dark ride portion. Just roughly estimating using google earth, the Radiator Springs Racers show building looks to be a bit smaller than the Indiana Jones show building, about the same size as the small world show building. Now there's no way of knowing how it will be packaged in there, but maybe that can give you a rough idea.
Published: June 6, 2011 at 7:38 AMWhy not go back to the Blue Sky Cellar photos? In there, there are dark ride portions. Think of the testing part of Test Track switched out with storylines from Cars.
I am rather suspicious about any ride profile variations. Look at what they did with Indiana Jones Adventure. The ride variations didn't seem to matter much and they won't fix the many special effects that don't seem to work. With the Cars ride, you'll just experience one or two variations that quickly get forgotten.
Published: June 6, 2011 at 1:31 PMI figured all a long that it was a redesign of Test Track. It a great idea. I love test track its my favorite thing at Epcot. Did they mention anything about Mater's Junkyard Jamboree? Is it a clone of the ride at Disney studios in Paris?