As far as a new mountain, I've always thought they could create "Bald Mountain" as part of the rumored villians park or land. Riding a coaster with Night on Bald Mountain (Fantasia) playing along the way could be an incredible experience. Fantasia is one of the greatest untapped Disney properties (Sorcerer Mickey from Fantasmic is only application that I can think of).
Tough call! I like them all for different reasons, but how many times do you get to vote for a European ride?
As for the next mountain coaster, I really like the original idea of Fire Mountain. From what I understood, the whole mountain would be a volcano, and the ride vehicle's bottom would separate from the rider when the volcano erupted leaving guests dangling in a harness for the rest of the attraction. That sounds very, very cool. I would love to see Disney pull something like that transition off, as it would be that kind if singular ride experience I expect from a Disney attraction. However, the latest rumnor is that Fire Mountin/MT Fuji may be moving to EPCOT (Japan), and the ride system completely changed.
I don't know if this Mountain coaster will ever see the light of day, but the original concept is a very interesting, and one I would love to witness first hand!
Oh, and Robert, I think WDW's Space MT is getting votes because it is so close to Splash MT in the listing and peeps are hitting the wrong button!
I think Expedition Everest is the closest Disney has come to combining top-rate coaster thrills with theming so it gets my vote.
Not a lot of talk here about Thunder Mountain - which I always enjoy. I prefer MK's version in WDW to the DL version in California. It's adds the flooded town with the twisty track and makes me laugh every time.
And Space Mountain at WDW!?!? DL's version is far superior - even after the lame "re-build." I think people are hitting the wrong button or they've never ridden the DL version.
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Haven't been on Expedition enough to make a true and fair judgement. Love the theme, love the ride, but I don't know enough after one ride.
I agree with the Night on Bald Mountain idea... the entire ride could progress through scenes of Fantasia, but in roller coaster form. It would be extremely psychedelic with the abstract light patterns, dinosaurs, ostriches, hippos, brooms & buckets, Noah's Ark, etc... Bald Mountain could be the spectacular finale. Make it indoors with water splashes or sprays from Mickey as the Sorcerer's Apprentice as well as from Noah's Ark. Heat and fire from Bald Mountain and the demon(?) above. Make it comparable to Everest's Yeti.
Hey if anything, it could help with DVD sales when it's re-released again?
I went with Everest. Overrated? Yes, but still the best of the bunch I've experienced.
Space mountain in California is the best.
Having said that, I ended up picking Expedition Everest. After riding the attraction over 10 times on my last visit, I can confidently say this is the pinnacle of Disney achievement. The themeing, story, queue, attraction, thrills, etc. are all fantastic. Few attractions come close to the breathtaking experience this attraction leaves you with. The first time I exited the ride I knew DAK was in the hands of greatness.
If Disney continues to build attractions like EE, then we need not worry about the future of the resorts.