Published: December 3, 2012 at 7:29 PMAWESOME. Just awesome!
Published: December 3, 2012 at 8:08 PMThis is the only reason to visit tokyo disneyland resort!! thanks for mentioning the other great rides!
Published: December 4, 2012 at 5:53 AMI think it's worth mentioning that all of this is done with practical sets and amazing animatronics and not CGI and simulated motion! There's nothing like the real thing,
Published: December 4, 2012 at 9:37 AMPerhaps my greatest disappointment in visiting TDS was not having enough time to re-ride Journey to the Center of the Earth. This is easily one of Disney's best rides.
I know it will never happen, but I wish Tomorrowland including Space Mountain were largely moved into Future World at Epcot and the entire Tomorrowland area at the Magic Kingdom re-populated with rides from TDS like Journey to the Center of the Earth, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, StormRider, Fortress Explorations, and Aquatopia.
Published: December 4, 2012 at 8:23 AMI was born in and lived in Tokyo for a few years as a kid (Air Force Brat)...might be a good reason to save up for a trip back!
Published: December 4, 2012 at 10:35 AMGreat Article
If money was no objective I could quite happily plan the next 10 annual family holidays around countries and their themeparks. I wonder if its worth posting as a next major blog a debate for which route is better, classic timeless themes or a theme based on a franchise. If I may open the floor with my suggestions and agree with a previous comment, I think tomorrow land in Disney world should be moved to epcot where it can show case technology etc, instead this land (tommorrow land after a rename) should have a more classic steam punk Jules verne feel to it very much like this amazing Journey to the centre of the earth and space moutain in Paris which benefits from have a classic few retrospective view of the future. This way rides wont look dated or old as technology changes. The same can be said for USF and IOA as Although HP is somewhat unique its theming is amazing and without doubt stand the test of time well ( and ive never read or seen a HP movie ), but my point being Spider man and Transformers are just rides inside what can be described as a warehouse. They feel a bit wham bam thank you mam, get in ride and get out..... I imagine for themepark management it must be hard to decide where to invest those millions especially no knowing if a ride will stand the test of time. It looks like DTS is a blue print for the future that you dont need a franchise to make amazing rides....look at TOT in DS the emersion in the ride is like no other and shows what talent can do when released from the shackles of franchises.
Published: December 4, 2012 at 11:03 AMReading the description I did not understand what type of ride system this attraction uses. Is it a roller coaster with an initial slow pace, or is it an Indiana Jones type attraction or is it a test track/ cars type ride system?
Published: December 4, 2012 at 1:07 PMIt is a successor to the technology used at Epcot's Test Track attraction.
Published: December 4, 2012 at 1:26 PMFlavio, I have not ridden on this, but my understanding is it's a Test Track/Radiator Racers-type drive system.
Published: December 4, 2012 at 3:22 PMOr better yet....turn the "old" Discovery Island into a Jules Verne Mysterious Island and have various rides themed appropriately. 20000 Leagues, Journey to the Center of the Earth and move the balloon ride from Downtown Disney to there. The potential here could be enormous.
Published: December 5, 2012 at 4:53 AM'Journey to the Center of the Earth' would be a nice replacement for the Tomorrowland Speedway. With its mix of science and fantasy,it would be a well-themed transition between Fantasyland and Tomorrowland.
Published: December 5, 2012 at 4:39 PMBy all appearances, it would cost Disney several fortunes to build one in the U.S...and it would be worth every penny.
It'll never happen.