Readers' Opinions

From Nick McKaig on February 5, 2014 at 12:11 PM
It should be called "Despicable Me and the case of the Minion Mayhem - The Ride Extravaganza Spectacular now in 5D".
From Jay R. on February 5, 2014 at 2:42 PM
Another attraction that has this issue is The Little Mermaid.

In DCA: The Little Mermaid - Ariel's Under Sea Adventure

In MK: Under The Sea - Journey of the Little Mermaid.

And with the exception of the queue, the rides are exactly the same.

From Anon Mouse on February 5, 2014 at 2:54 PM
I prefer short names for rides. Minion Mayhem is my choice. Who doesn't know a minion? Despicable Me doesn't sound like a ride. It is the movie.

DCA's problem is the rides are 3 words or longer, while Disneyland's rides are usually 2 words. What's wrong with calling it the Toy Story ride? Twilight Zone Tower of Terror is tongue twisting. Just call it Tower of Terror.

Disney's California Adventure is most wrongly named. Not only is it three words, it is three multi-syllable names. They had a chance to change it during the premiere of Carsland. It came and went. Call it Disney's Adventure.

From Robert Niles on February 5, 2014 at 3:29 PM
For the record, I'm okay with calling the same ride by different names in different parks. It's a little confusing for big fans who travel, but not as bad as using two names for the same ride in the same park.

As for DCA, I'd kinda like to see Disney go with the name "Disney's Hollywoodland" for DCA, DHS and Walt Disney Studios Paris. But I don't know that it could get the trademark.

From DPCC inc. on February 5, 2014 at 4:00 PM
I'm thinking "Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin" is a bit lengthy. How about "Zurg Attack"?

"Journey into Imagination with Figment" should just be "Figment"

"Expedition Everest: Legend of the Forbidden Mountain" becomes either "Everest" or even "Expedition Everest"

"Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey" should be "Harry Potter"

From Robert Niles on February 5, 2014 at 4:07 PM
>> "Journey into Imagination with Figment" should just be "Figment" closed.

Fixed.

From Jay R. on February 5, 2014 at 5:13 PM
I think certain rides, like Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, may have to include the name (Twilight Zone) for licensing purposes.

I think for some of the other rides, and this is just my opinion, is the "long ride title" is simply a way of making the attraction sound more exciting & enticing.

Looking at the examples listed by Anon & DPCC Inc, it's true, those ride names can easily be shortened. Spider-man, harry potter, toy story, Everest, Buzz Lightyear all work.

But I think by adding words like, "journey", "adventure", "legend" or other adjectives, it's meant to convey a specific feeling or objective.

From Robert Niles on February 5, 2014 at 5:35 PM
FWIW, two years ago we did an inventory of the number of "adventures" vs. "rides" vs. "journeys," etc. that Disney included in its attraction names: themeparkinsider.com/flume/201206/3101.
From Ian Robinson on February 5, 2014 at 5:49 PM
Hey, what about DLP's new ride? Officially called "Ratatouille: L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy" for the non-French speakers it's been renamed the slightly simpler "Ratatouille: The Ride" (lots of thought gone into that one)

Regarding Despicable Me, either PR folks think we need everything explaining... OR there's plans for tie-ins with The Minions Movie out next year, and those attractions could have similar names.

From Robert Niles on February 5, 2014 at 5:57 PM
Good catch on Ratatouille, Ian.
From 69.164.180.103 on February 5, 2014 at 6:05 PM
This is often done on purpose to protect trademarks. Normally when naming 'mistakes' are this obvious it is to protect name variations - as used first is normally a better protection than costly registration. Of course they will do both.
From Daniel Etcheberry on February 5, 2014 at 6:27 PM
I would rename Jungle Cruise to TH Creative Presents: Jungle Cruise.

From Kelly Muggleton on February 6, 2014 at 6:34 AM
Stitch's Great Escape: Save Yourself and Walk On Past
From Tony Duda on February 6, 2014 at 3:21 PM
I would think an obvious choice would be...Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem - The Ride 3D Electric Boogaloo 2

and TH Creative Presents: Jungle Cruise - The Ride

From 98.162.245.45 on February 6, 2014 at 5:07 PM
Epcot's version of Soarin' should have a subtitle of:
Soarin: Over a dull Imax film that has nothing to do with Florida. And a further post script of (Yes, you just wasted +40 minutes waiting to ride this).
From Jaiden Cohen on February 10, 2014 at 5:48 AM
Keep the minion maham name in USH because new visiters who have been to USF will not be confused. Rename Forbidden Journey because I hate when people call it the Harry Potter ride.