Next Walt Disney Challenge 4Walt Disney World: This week, our contestants must design a themed roller coaster.
From Andy MilioThis week, you guys will be creating a themed roller coaster for one of the Disney parks. You must tell what the coaster is called, what type of coaster (steel, wooden, etc.), the theme (must be themed!), and approximate length.
Posted February 13, 2011 at 12:14 PM
And we have had our elimination. Sorry Tim, but you are not the next Walt Disney. good job anyways! Feel free to post ideas just for fun. Thanks for playing!
Submissions MUST BE DUE BY FEB 22. Submissions will not be accepted any later. I had to extend the date last challenge 2 DAYS. That means the challenge was 11 DAYS LONG. That is unacceptable. I'm going to be much more strict. I will not allow extra days, so enter your submissions early.
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From Andy MilioI'll go ahead and claim a Holes-themed coaster, which could go in Magic Kingdom or a land in my theme park (if I get to that challenge).
Posted February 13, 2011 at 6:31 AM
From Eric SI'm gonna claim a Tron-themed coaster.
Posted February 13, 2011 at 11:52 AM
From Andy Milio^Ha, I had an idea for a Tron coaster too!
Posted February 13, 2011 at 12:13 PM
From damond harris^i bet everyone had an idea for a tron coaster haha. my idea will be up TOMORROW. it wil be emed around fantasia.
Posted February 13, 2011 at 1:21 PM
From Andy Milio^When I said EARLY, I didn't mean they day after!
Posted February 13, 2011 at 4:23 PM
From damond harris^id rather get it out the way this time ^_^. and like i said, i had all my ideas written down for each challenge so i just have to finalize it and put in some more details, then i'll be done.
Posted February 13, 2011 at 4:35 PM
From Joseph CatlettSaddle up, ya'll. Cowboys and Cowgirls, word's gotten out 'round these parts about a rip roarin' new adventure comin' soon to the wilderness just outside the town of Rainbow Ridge, right in the shadow of the Big Thunder Mine. Can't tell ya'll too much quite yet, I've been sworn to secrecy and WILD HORSES won't drag it outta me. Ya'll better check back later for more information.
Posted February 13, 2011 at 6:15 PM
Phineas T Longhorn
From Josh MorgraThe alian's are losse and are coming to your local disney park! Be perpared for the ride of your life as you twist and turn the presents of the 5th kind.
Posted February 13, 2011 at 7:27 PM
Aliens Coming Soon to Hollywood studios to replace the rock n' roller coaster and in Disney's California Adventure near the Twilite Zone Tower of Terror.
From Tim WI really does not affect me that I have been eliminated from the competition, but Andy, I really think that you have made a mistake in your fairness department of this competition. Letting a new contestant join after one has been eiminated is a little unethical. I mean if there was 4 or 5 contestants eliminated would you still let a new contestant join? I'm not taking offense to anyone, but I just want done what seems right, as that is a huge part of competitions.
Posted February 13, 2011 at 8:43 PM
From Josh MorgraIn response to Tim you got to remember that Andy has had two competers drop out of the compatition. So in my case I am taking the spot of one of the people who have drop out of the compatition.
Posted February 13, 2011 at 8:52 PM
From Andy MilioTim, you make a good point. I just thought it would be fun to see a fresh face. This game is not a big deal; in fact, I'm almost losing interest in it.
Posted February 14, 2011 at 5:08 AM
From Tim WI completely agree with you that it is not a big deal. Its all just for fun, and I really didn't mind being eliminated this week until you let a new participant join. Competitions don't allow replacements for other contestants after they leave in the middle of the competition. And not that I would do it, but we all have the power to create a new username and ask to join again under a new identity.
Posted February 14, 2011 at 5:13 AM
So whats the verdict?
From Andy Milio^the verdict is...
Posted February 14, 2011 at 2:24 PM
Josh may still submit ideas (as can you Tim), but his ideas will not be put in the poll. I'll still review his ideas, but they will not count. Sorry Josh, it's just not fair to the others
From Josh MorgraOk that sounds fiar. Will you be having another one of theis compatitions?
Posted February 14, 2011 at 3:11 PM
From damond harris^actually, it sounds like there is going to be a pretty big gap between this competition and the next one like it, so i might make one in between.
Posted February 14, 2011 at 3:40 PM
From Andy Milio^We might have another season, but I'm not sure as of now.
Posted February 14, 2011 at 3:41 PM
From Josh MorgraYa you should make anther one except this time you shold have it unversal themed. Becuase I have way more ideas for that.
Posted February 14, 2011 at 4:05 PM
From Andy Milio^Yeah, I was actually considering that, but I'll need a new name....
Posted February 14, 2011 at 5:28 PM
From Josh MorgraHow about who the next Waner? That way your keeping the same name (or at least the outline). Becuase the Waners created the universal filming and later the three amusment parks. One of the topics could be how to makeover universal Hollywood sencie it ratings have been despritly falling? Just an idea.
Posted February 14, 2011 at 6:45 PM
From Joseph CatlettActually Josh, Carl Laemelle founded Universal Studios just shy of 100 years ago in 1915. The Warner Brothers Studios is a completely different entity and never had an interest in Universal. The two studio lots are near each other, and atop the Upper Lot area of Universal Hollywood the Warner Bros. studio is visible from about 3 miles away. Close but completely separate studios, always have been.
Posted February 15, 2011 at 11:13 AM
On that subject, Carl ran the studio and eventually brought in his son "Junior" Laemelle to run the place. However, the Laemelle's lost the studio in 1936 due to bad investments. Taking over at that time was The Standard Capital Corporation headed by Charles Rogers and J. Cheever Cowdin. In 1946 Universal merged with International Pictures and created the well known title of UNIVERSAL INTERNATIONAL, its name for MANY years. The modern studio tour as we know it today, did not open until 1964.
Anyway, if anyone was interested, that's a cliffs notes version of Universal Studios.
From Josh MorgraOH YA!!! Soory I got really confused, becuase waner brothers has the 6 flag theme parks right? Thhey also own the Dc comics,I thought spiderman was a part of that. Then I remember he is marvel along with everyone els in that part of the park. Universal is a totaly diffrent company becuase them and disney started at the same time. Also they had their charter Oswald until he feel through (even back then Disney domanatd). Also I don't mean to correct you bet it was June,8 1912. So almost a year until their 100th year wonder what fun things they have planed? Thanks for catching my mistake
Posted February 15, 2011 at 3:03 PM
From Andy Miliolol Next Carl Laemelle? That just sounds dumb :P
Posted February 15, 2011 at 3:22 PM
From Joseph CatlettI'm with you. It doesn't have the same ring to it. I just gave the quick history lesson because Josh wrote that the Warner Bros. started Universal. As a SoCal Film Historian I couldn't let that one pass.
Posted February 15, 2011 at 3:33 PM
No disrespect intended there Josh, its just stuff like that which makes my head explode.
BTW....Universal Pictures started in 1912, but the actual Studio lot was bought and opened in 1915 when Laemelle, like most of the motion picture industry, moved to Southern California...
and oh yes, I do realize I'm being just a tad anal retentive. I'll drop it now. Sorry.
From Josh MorgraYa that sound realy dumb. You could still countine on that topic.
Posted February 15, 2011 at 4:45 PM
From Anthony MurphyComing Soon........
Posted February 16, 2011 at 9:25 AM
Body Wars 2.0
Now taking patients.......
From Anthony MurphyBody Wars 2.0
Posted February 16, 2011 at 9:40 AM
After years of trying to get new funding, the Medial Experimental Force has reopened, allowing guests to once again discover the new technology of exploring the human body though minnaturazation. This roller coaster will take place in the Wonders of Life Pavillion and will use many of the existing enterence of Body Wars.
In the preshow, the new head doctor will explain where they have been in the past and how they lost funding after their Bravo 229 disaster where they broke medical ethics by having its ship go though the heart, lungs, and brain. Still, the new ships are now lighter, faster, and much safer to go into the human body. They will also be control by a computer and not some “frat boy” (inside joke).
From Anthony MurphyGuests will then go to the “minutrazation” room to board their ships that will be roller coaster trains that are white and silver. They will be very similar to the Rock n Roller Coaster train with lighter speakers in them. Guest will turn a corner, and will take part in a lighted lanunch that will simulate minturazation and will go into the main show building that houses most of the roller coaster. Using projections and animatronics, guests will travel with blood cells, go upside down avoiding white blood cells, and will visit the lungs (with their air), the heart (with its loudness), and the brain with its visual wonder of lights.
Posted February 16, 2011 at 9:44 AM
From damond harrisThe Fantasia Experience
Posted February 16, 2011 at 3:18 PM
Once people get in, they will be whisked away into the world of Fantasia. They will start out going about 23mph and go through many different scenes of the movie (represented through animatronics). The beginning scenes will be around the dancing alligators and hippos, how the world was made, etc. The track will move swiftly around and through the scenes fairly quickly, doing crock screws and 1 or 2 loopty loops.
Just as things couldn't seem to get better, the ride slows down to about 5mph and guest enter a giant room where (to the left of the track) Yin Sid (animatronic) is standing outside his window on a balcony. Chernabog is on the right of the track and he has Mickey! Yin Sid is very angry that Chernabog has his apprentice and yells "THIS HAS GONE ON FOR FAR TO LONG!" as he sends a tidal wave of water on Chernabog, destroying him. Guest will go into another, smaller room where Yin Sid and Mickey thank you and guest then enter the exit area.
From Andy Milio
Posted February 16, 2011 at 3:56 PM
Posted February 16, 2011 at 4:25 PM
Holes: The Ride
Take a high speed tour of Camp Green Lake in Holes: The Ride! The ride would be placed at Adventureland at Magic Kingdom or a new land in my own theme park.
Before guests ride, they walk through the queue, which is designed to look like Camp Green Lake. Guests wander through the front office of the camp and through the cafeteria and rooms where the campers slept. As guests walk, large fans mounted on the roofs cool of guests as they walk through the queue.
After viewing the queue, guests board their car at Mr. Pendaski's truck with the water tank. The cars in Holes: The Ride are similar to the one's at Universal Studios Florida's Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit. They are shaped along the lines of other coasters, but they have speakers towards the top of each seat. The speakers would be placed there so guests to listen to the "Dig It" song from the credits (see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJushnYJvQs for the whole song). Guests get to listen to the song as they ride.
The ride blasts guests off at a speed around 60-70 miles per hour in just a few seconds. The guests rocket up a large hill before dropping into an artificial hole. The hole is not large, so the car rockets back out in a second or two.
From Andy MilioThe car then does a downward helix and goes into a second hole. When the car exits this hole, the car does a loop and rockets into a third hole. The car makes a few banked curves after it leaves the hole. The car makes a heartline roll and enters a fourth hole.
Posted February 16, 2011 at 4:41 PM
Once guests exit that hole, fans of the movie and/or book will instantly recognize the abandoned Mary Lou boat. They rocket past it and do a corkscrew. They rocket into a fifth hole. They exit the hole and do a loop that drops them into a sixth hole.
They exit and do another corkscrew. They shoot up a hill and drop nearly 90° down and rocket over a pit of yellow spotted lizards (which is covered up for safety reasons). A camera takes a picture of the guests at this spot (which can be bought).
After passing the lizards, the ride arrives back at the loading area. Guests depart and can go shop in the Green Lake Outpost. Green Lake Outpost lets guests buy Holes merchandise.
From damond harrisIt wont let me edit my post...but i forgot to add that my ride will go in Fantasy Land or a new area i create.
Posted February 16, 2011 at 5:06 PM
From Andy Milio^Yeah, the forum is being odd. It centered my post for no reason, and it would hardly load one word! I would type the word "car", and it would bring me to an error page :S
Posted February 16, 2011 at 5:13 PM
From Josh MorgraHey Andy if I post my ride can you still put me in the poll and all the vots I recivee are inacurate becuase the mian reason I wanted to do this was becuase I wanted to get peoples feedback.
Posted February 16, 2011 at 8:06 PM
From Josh MorgraAliens
Posted February 16, 2011 at 8:26 PM
First of all I want to say that this is not related in any way to the aliens in the great movie ride. This is also an indoor roller coaster and it is steel.
As you come to the ride aliens you see in big black and red letters Aliens:
This is by rooms or seance
Later the big alien returns and then you go this time from 0-60mph as you enter the most intense part of the ride. You first zoom into a loop then more twist an turns. Then you go to anther launch right before a 60 foot loop which goes outside. Just before you go outside you almost get hit by the giant aliens antennae, you also get your picture taken here. As you come back to the building you will come to the de loading area (which is NOT in the same area as the loading area) and into a shop where you could buy alien plush toys, action figured and shirts that say “I have survived the aliens”.
From damond harris^^ the only problem in letting you in the polls for contestants is that votes that could go to contestants would go to you.
Posted February 17, 2011 at 4:23 AM
i think that if you would really want to know what people think of your ride, we should make a seperate poll where people can rate your ride idea on a scale of 1-10, and as more people are eliminatedyou can make a seperate poll for fun.
From Andy MilioJosh, I really can't post your idea in the poll. All the votes that go to you would cause disruption for the others, but I will still review your ride at the end of the challenge
Posted February 17, 2011 at 5:07 AM
From Joseph Catlett
Posted February 17, 2011 at 10:33 PM
From Joseph Catlett
Posted February 17, 2011 at 10:34 PM
From Joseph Catlettam i the only one here having a hard time getting this posting thing to work properly?
Posted February 17, 2011 at 10:26 PM
From damond harris^ well the posting thing wouldn't let me edit my post but other than that not really. Good luck though
Posted February 18, 2011 at 5:49 AM
From James KoehlJoseph, it has been an on-going problem with this site in every competition. Try contacting Robert Niles directly and see if he has any ideas. Give him as much info as you can, like what the error message says. Good luck.
Posted February 18, 2011 at 6:17 AM
From Joseph CatlettRAINBOW RIDGE RACERS
Posted February 18, 2011 at 6:27 AM
In 1849 word of the discovery of gold at the Big Thunder Mine spread far and wide. Everyone from miners to thieves to businessmen came looking to strike it rich. Setting up an impromptu mining camp in the nearby settlement of Rainbow Ridge, every manner of business sprang up to support the gold inspired boomtown. One of those men was Phineas T Longhorn. Longhorn specialized in horses, saddles and riding gear. The problem for Phineas was that when he finally arrived the boomtown that was Rainbow Ridge had gone bust! With the mine all but tapped out the only people still in town were a few straggler prospectors and drfiters with no better place to be. So what to do? Well as grandpappy Longhorn once told him, "When the world gives you lemons...find some cherries and oranges and stick them in a slot machine, cause dandgummit people love to gamble!" That's what Phineas did, turning his livery and stables into THE horse racing mecca in the territories. Welcome to RAINBOW RIDGE RACERS!
Guests will find in the area formerly housing the Big Thunder Ranch at Disneyland's Frontierland a mostly abandoned near ghost town. This once thriving boomtown has obviously seen better days, its structures reminiscent of the TV show DEADWOOD consists of makeshift tent businesses and more permanent structures like saloons, hardware and other buildings of a more dubious nature. In these buildings will be souvenir shops, restaurants and snack stands. Ahead of us is the Longhorn Stables, now sporting a banner announcing "RACE TODAY!HIGH STAKES! THRILLS and CHILLS!"
The queue will begin in the stable entrance which will be the new home of the Circle D Ranch (the Disneyland backstage stables where the Main Street Horses are housed when not working), guests waiting in line will see the park's horses being groomed, fed and generally lounging around. On the walls of the building will be antique saddles, hitching equipment, old time photos and other period memorabilia. As you get closer to the loading area for the coaster you'll see signs posting gambling odds on the horses, favorites to win today's race and a map of the race route.
From Joseph Catlett
Posted February 18, 2011 at 6:28 AM
The coaster will be a steel steeplechase style coaster, the vehicles shaped like horses. The rider straddles the vehicle like you would a horse. The vehicles rest atop the steel coaster track which gives the rider the sensation of floating above the track, swaying through turns. This is a family coaster with the intensity of the Matterhorn Bobsled, the speed topping off at about 25 MPH
There will be 2 loading stations that lead onto 2 different tracks all running in tandem and gives the illusion of a horse race. Once both tracks' vehicles are loaded in the station an announcer's voice proclaims "AND THEY'RE OFF!. The vehicles then leave the station and head out and up a steep hill past Ponderosa Pines and audio animatronic critters like raccoons, rabbits, skunks and marmots. Cresting to the top of the hill riders will see the vast expanse ahead of them, Nature's Wonderland, with a reproduction of Snail Rock from Arizona's Monument Valley. This large structure holds the show building for the indoor portion of the ride.
From Joseph Catlett
Posted February 18, 2011 at 6:29 AM
The vehicles head down the hill bypassing a river with Moose and Elk drinking from it, around a tight corner past a family of beavers working on their dam and curving around past a less than happy Grizzly bear protecting her cubs next to a thundering waterfall whose mist we can feel.
From Joseph CatlettWe then curve into a small cave past a very confused looking family of brown bears.
Posted February 18, 2011 at 6:34 AM
From Joseph Catlett
Posted February 18, 2011 at 7:00 AM
From damond harris^english? Haha
Posted February 18, 2011 at 6:57 AM
From Joseph CatlettComing out of the cave we are now headed into the Painted Desert with bubbling mud pots and geysers erupting into the air. Our vehicle tracks split off into 2 different directions now and each track criss crosses each other as we take tight turns around a large rock formation. Our 2 tracks then join up again, side by side and come to a full stop. Our path is blocked by a closed off mine entrance.
Posted February 18, 2011 at 7:01 AM
From Joseph CatlettA loud speaker voice from the announcer at the beginning of the ride blares out " YOU'RE NOT GOING TO LET A LITTLE THING LIKE DYNAMITE STOP YOU? THIS RACE IS WINNER TAKE ALL!" Your vehicle then takes off from a dead stop zipping through the no entrance barriers using Linear Induction Motors which zips you down the track and into the blasting area.
Posted February 18, 2011 at 7:10 AM
From Joseph CatlettHurtling into the mine shaft we see explosions going off around us, billowing smoke and strobe lights as our vehicle takes three bunny hills in a row through near total darkness.
Posted February 18, 2011 at 7:14 AM
Our vehicle then emerges out of the mine into a nighttime scene of an Indian encampment in the middle of a rain dance. Our vehicle dodges and weaves our way through a buffalo herd, the sacred white buffalo snorting at us we dive down into an opening in the rockwork. We dive into a bat cave full of stalactites and stalagmites and then we go up again and out of the cave back into town again.
From Joseph CatlettAs we round a bend startling two hitched audio animatronic horses, the announcer's voice says "COMING AROUND THE FINAL BEND ITS STILL ANYONE'S RACE!" We can see projected on screens on either side of us the crowd cheering us on as we pass the finish line. Guests exit the vehicle .
Posted February 18, 2011 at 8:15 AM
The tracks are of the same length, what determines who arrives first and "wins" is based on weight of the passengers, height and aerodynamics of the body on the vehicle.
The ride is appx. 4 minutes long.
From Joseph Catlettsorry about the posting there folks....I hope it still makes sense.
Posted February 18, 2011 at 7:24 AM
From Tim WEven though I was eliminated, I would still love to share a shortened version of my idea this week.
Posted February 18, 2011 at 2:42 PM
In my own perfect Disney World, there would be a great fifth land. A land that I have discussed many times here. A home to characters where the Headless Horsemen and Jack Skellington rule. A land going off a the creepiness of Haunted Mansion and bringing back a deceased favorite. That land is "Spookyland". Here would be the 4th coaster added to the Magic Kingdom Mountain Range. Witch Mountain (no connection to the movie). Instead, this highly themed indoor/outdoor coaster will take you on an adventure through Salem, Massachusettes circa 1692. This coaster would generally be about a 3 minute ride. It would be a steel coaster. The coaster would be hidden in a rocky looking structure, similar to Big Thunder. But instead, it would be gray, dark, gloomy, and look very harmful. The story starts with you and the rest of your car are on a witch hunt. You begin by loading in a court room style setting about to embark on your journey to find a supposed witch that has escaped. You travel through lots of dark tunnels and forest like settings until you find the witch's location. You peer inside and an animatronic is sending her "spector" to haunt those who have done her wrong, including the passengers on the witch hunt. However, she notices you and begins to chase after your car. You spend the rest of your journey being chased by the witch, avoiding spells that are casted in an amazing light experience in pitch black darkness. Your train begins to become very shakey, starts to slow down, and makes irritating noises due to one of her spells. Suddenly you start to feel warm and notice that the witch has filled the area with fire. You start to make it back to the court room but the witch is hot on your trail Alas, you hear her screams as she is captured by another group and you get away. You then see the witch in the stocks, but she vanishes and you hear a cackle. Your train then arrives back at the court house and the ride is over. Unfortunately, the Witch is still out there...
From damond harrisSo who else needs to post? Haha this thread got pretty quite
Posted February 19, 2011 at 11:37 AM
From Andy Milio^We only need Eric and Randall to post
Posted February 19, 2011 at 12:20 PM
From Randall PeekI'll post tomorrow.
Posted February 19, 2011 at 3:12 PM
From Randall PeekTaking over the large footprint that is the Tomorrowland Speedway, an attraction that might appeal to both the boys and girls, it's Tinker Bell: Pixies and Pirates!
Posted February 20, 2011 at 3:48 AM
The attraction is an inverted roller-coaster, but built with seats alternating between those for grown-ups and those for kids. Unlike most inverted coasters, there are no inversions but there will be plenty of banked turns to get old and young hearts racing.
The attraction essentially begins in the queue. Guests enter a forested glade, following a path where the plants and trees around them become progressively bigger as the guests 'shrink' to pixie size. There is also an area in the queue similar to the Honey, I Shrunk The Kids playground from the Studios, perhaps taking over from that outdated franchise. This will allow the little ones some play time in what could potentially be a fairly long line. Along the way, there are signs indicating that there is a big party at the Home Tree, and that the park guests are invited to attend.
As the guests near the boarding station, they encounter Tinker Bell for the first time. This is achieved using the Musion Eyeliner technology for projecting a seemingly 3-d 'hologram' into space. As the guests enter a small show building disguised as a passage between huge flower stems, Tinker Bell swoops down to what appears to be mere feet from the guests, complete with sparkling pixie dust.
"Hi! We're so glad you could come to visit Pixie Hollow. The other tinker fairies and I have made a flying machine to take you to the party. You'll be getting on it just ahead. We still have a lot of work to do, so I gotta fly!"
She flies off, leaving a trail of twinkling pixie dust, but flies back just a second later.
"Oh, yeah. Keep an eye out for Captain Hook, okay? Rumor is he wants to catch all the fairies. We have no idea why, but it can't be good. Be careful, okay? And see you at the party!"
And once again, she is gone.
The station seems to have been grown out of vines and stems of different plants, with leaves overhead to shade the passengers. The vehicles themselves seem to be cobbled together from whatever spare parts the tinker fairies could scrounge together.
From Randall PeekAfter leaving the station, the vehicles climb high into the trees, before circling out for a scenic overview of the forest, with the huge Home Tree in the distance. Off to the side, though, Hook's ship can be seen, moored near the hollow. The vehicles drop into a series of twists and curves through the trees, mostly with the intention of disorienting the guests. The vehicle circles around a particularly large tree and enters what appears to be an open bay window on Hook's ship right above the name "Jolly Roger" painted on its stern, entering a show building and hitting a brake run for this show element.
Posted February 20, 2011 at 3:51 AM
Here we see large audio-animatronic figures of Hook and Smee. Hook is gesturing at a large map of Never-Never Land.
As we are about to 'fly' out another window, we see another hologram of Tink. She's seen the whole thing.
"We have to let the others know! Hurry!"
And once again the vehicle is off and running, we are back outdoors and we pass over large audio-animatronic figures of Hook's crew, as they reach up to catch the coaster. Some have climbed the trees and reach out toward the vehicle as it darts and twists through the foliage.
From Randall PeekWe hear Tinker Bell's voice from above (on-ride audio) after a particularly close call.
Posted February 20, 2011 at 3:52 AM
"We have to do something before they find the Home Tree! I think I know what to do. Follow me!"
From Randall PeekAfter a few more turns, the coaster drops into another show building, here themed as a dark swamp. As the coaster drops toward the dark water, we see huge eyes, and then a huge mouth opening to swallow us, and hear the 'tick tock' of the crocodile.
Posted February 20, 2011 at 4:22 AM
Just as the huge teeth are ready to snap shut on us, Tinker Bell swoops in and sprinkles it with pixie dust, causing it to rise out of our way.
Tink's voice tell us, "Those bad old pirates are in for a big surprise!"
From Randall PeekMore projected fairies in various rainbow colors fly past the vehicle carrying vines and nets, We take a turn into a large show room, and we see most of Hook's crew wrapped in nets, bound into uncomfortable looking heaps. We also see the crocodile 'flying' via pixie dust and a hidden KUKA-type arm, chasing Hook and Smee, atop their own KUKA vehicle, allowing them to run through the forest with the croc in hot pursuit.
Posted February 20, 2011 at 4:12 AM
"Good job, everybody! Now on to the party!"
And the final launch, taking the vehicles out of the building and through a few ground-level turns until coming to a halt at the base of the 'Home Tree' gift shop and restaurant.
Honestly, I don't have a good way of estimating the length of the track, but it would be relatively long, allowing for some good thrills between show elements. I anticipate that with the coaster segments and the show elements, it would probably be about a four or five minute ride with a fairly high capacity.
From Eric SI'll have mine up tomorrow afternoon.
Posted February 20, 2011 at 8:30 PM
From Andy MilioTomorrow's the last day, Eric. No exceptions.
Posted February 21, 2011 at 5:00 PM
From Eric SMy attraction is the Tron Lightcycle Derby. It’s an indoor steel coaster that would be put in the current Tomorrowland Speedway area.
Posted February 21, 2011 at 9:35 PM
All in all, it’s a pure thrill ride with a lot of turns, dips, and rises with speed as the ultimate goal, but themed to appear as though the “lightcycles” are racing just like in the movie.
From Andy MilioREVIEW (note: names that are bolded are in the poll):
Posted February 22, 2011 at 2:51 PM
Anthony- I really like the idea of incorporating Body Wars into a coaster. However, I really don't think BW would need to stay up if this was built. Nice job.
Damond- I like the Fantasia theme. Your idea was well thought out and fun to read. One minor complaint: I would just like to say that I feel this ride would be better suited as a dark ride. However, you did a good job of making it into a roller coaster.
Josh- This was a good idea for a rookie. I like the different alien encounters and the plot. However, I do not think incorporating 3D on a roller coaster would work very well. When you're flying around at very high speeds, you're not going to have a lot of time to experience the 3D. Good job anyways.
Joseph- Wow! You've done it again! You're roller coaster was well themed and had a nice storyline to match it. I can picture this in Disney World now, and it's a wonderful though. My favorite of the week.
Tim- You just had to be eliminated last week, didn't you? You're idea was much improved over the last ideas you've had. I like the idea of the witch trials (it has always fascinated me) and "Spookyland" sounds great. Runner-up to favorite.
Randall- Good job. I think having a coaster that would appeal to kids and adults is a great idea, and the theming was spectacular. However, I just can't picture this as part of Tomorrowland unless Fantasyland was to be expanded.
Eric- Very good. Like I said, I had a Tron idea, and it was similar to yours. I love the idea of "entering" the Grid and having the different colors. However, I just can't picture having a dueling coaster with 4 tracks. 2 is affordable, but 4 is just way out there. Although Disney could probably afford it, it would be hard to pull off, unless it was small.
From Randall PeekExactly, it is an expansion of Fantasyland. What with the current plans on expanding the land, it still seemed woefully short of thrill rides and attractions that could appeal to both boys and girls. I imagine there would still be enough room on this large parcel of land for a Tomorrowland attraction in front of it, something that could screen the show elements of this ride from the masses. It was never intended to be an actual part of Tomorrowland.
Posted February 22, 2011 at 2:58 PM
From Tim WThanks Andy. And oh well you win some you lose some. I aree that my Concerts! 3D was very un-Disney, and I can see why I was eliminated, espcially when compared to some of the other contestant's AMAZING ideas. I will still be posting just for fun because it is fun for me to share my own ideas. Witch Mountain was a coaster that I had in the works for quite some time, and this competition forced me to actually write it up.
Posted February 22, 2011 at 8:16 PM
From James KoehlTim, I think your Witch Mountain coaster would be lots of fun to ride and you'd have a great time filling it with lots of fun theming. If we come up with many more Disney Mountains then National Geographic is going to have to change their maps!
Posted February 23, 2011 at 3:24 AM
I liked your 3D concerts idea a lot, but I think you might have done better if you had put it in Downtown Disney instead of in a park. I doubt that many park visitors are going to want to spend 1 to 1 1/2 hrs in one attraction watching a movie, regardless of how good it is. There are just too many other attractions in the parks to either make them skip it or make them leave early. I can see them going to DD,having dinner, then heading to your theatre to watch the concert film.
From Tim WJames, you are probably right on that. The show would be a bit lengthy. But maybe it could have worked better if it was placed in Hyperion Wharf.
Posted February 23, 2011 at 5:23 AM
From Joseph CatlettBTW Andy, I just wanted to take a minute and thank you for your hard work at putting this tournament together. I imagine it seems like more trouble than its worth at times, but it is appreciated. I'm sure I speak for all of us here when I say, thank you for all you do.
Posted February 24, 2011 at 6:05 AM
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