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What's Next for DHS?

Walt Disney World: After Star Tours reopens, what new attractions do you want to open in the next 5 years?

From David L.
Posted May 1, 2011 at 10:05 PM
The Star Tours opening day is fast approaching, but after a year or two, something new should be brewed for this improving Disney park. What do you think should be added? Universal is planning to announce something around the time of when Star Tours opens. The Monsters Inc coaster is still being tossed around. The Sounds Dangerous(and Prince Caspian)is still taking up space. The old Hunchback theater isn't currently being used. A new show would be nice. There are many possibilities. I would like a new show to replace either the Little Mermaid or Beauty and the Beast for starters(think 2012). Then in 2013 or 2014, a major renovation of the Animation exhibit would be nice that might include a dark ride or expanded exhibits. What would you like?


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From Albino Pygmy
Posted May 1, 2011 at 10:23 PM
4 words: Roger Rabbit's Cartoon Spin!

I remember he used to be huge at the parks, I'm sure if he comes back, he'll make a great addition to the parks. Plus, I'd like to see those crates with sound effects back again, and last I checked the ton of bricks is still hanging around.

From Orrin Carstarphen
Posted May 2, 2011 at 7:09 AM
Would like to see the Indy stunt show replaced with an Indiana Jones dark ride and Tangled could replace either Beauty and the Beast or Little Mermaid. As much as I love the muppets how about a Monster Inc or Incredibles 4-D show in that space.

From Scott B
Posted May 2, 2011 at 10:30 AM
I think the Pixar area as it stands is a major missed opportunity. I would like to see more done with that.

I would also like to see more movie related things in general. Maybe an update to the Great Movie Ride? Like possibly a complete overhaul? There should also be more Star Wars. Of course, in my mind more Star Wars is always a good thing, unless it involves young Anakin, Teenage Anakin, Jar Jar, trade federation discussions or deep analysis of midi-chlorian counts.

I think once the Little Mermaid ride opens at the Kingdom, they can yank out the Little Mermaid show at DHS and do something with that space. I agree with Orrin above that maybe something with Tangled. Or maybe the Princess and the Frog. I actually think Princess and the Frog was the better of the two (my three year old daughter agrees), but I know Tangled did much better in the Box Office

From TH Creative
Posted May 2, 2011 at 1:19 PM
5 words: NOT Roger Rabbit's Cartoon Spin!

From TH Creative
Posted May 3, 2011 at 9:49 AM
Tron lightcyle indoor bike-style coaster.

From James Rao
Posted May 3, 2011 at 10:24 AM
DL, based on this previous thread, Your Dream DHS, you really like DHS, don't you! =)

From Luke Sweeney
Posted May 3, 2011 at 10:23 AM
As long as it's something original, then I'm fine. Preferably the Monsters, Inc coaster because I love E tickets.

From Rob P
Posted May 3, 2011 at 11:28 AM
TH Creative wrote :Tron lightcyle indoor bike-style coaster.

Is that with hippos ?

From TH Creative
Posted May 3, 2011 at 6:04 PM
Yes.

From David L.
Posted May 3, 2011 at 3:20 PM
James, I think DHS is an amazing theme park. I just don't think it is better than other parks in Orlando(but I've yet to see some attractions at the park) and many people think it's a half day park(The more I think about it, it seem about just a day park unless you dislike shows or want to see absolutely everything. It's a great park, but it just needs improvement.

From James Rao
Posted May 3, 2011 at 8:51 PM
I agree, David, it is not a perfect park... but it sure could be with a few changes and additions as noted in this and other threads.

And more hippos. Wearing gigantic sorcerer's hats, of course.

From Mike Gallagher
Posted May 4, 2011 at 2:37 AM
..or tutus.

From TH Creative
Posted May 4, 2011 at 4:46 AM
DON'T ... MOCK ... THE HAT!!!

From TH Creative
Posted May 4, 2011 at 4:47 AM
And for the record, I think my indoor Tron Lightcycle coaster idea is BRILLIANT! Think about it! No more rings on the coffee table!

From Don Neal
Posted May 4, 2011 at 7:34 AM
I agree TH. I think an indoor light cycle coaster would be awesome. Especially if you were being chased by an orange cycle while yours is the blue/white color. Or mabye dueling coasters. One orange and the other the blue/white. And a booming soundtrack!

=D

From Ray Pevy
Posted May 4, 2011 at 8:54 AM
Let's hear it for a cool wall-e 3d space simulator! Or an UP ride similar to Soarin inside the hot air balloon in pixar place!

From Ashleigh Noad
Posted May 4, 2011 at 8:54 AM
@Scott B, I think a update of the Great Movie Ride would be VERY interesting! There's so much that could be done with modern technology and many more films they could immerse in, to appeal to perhaps younger generations whilst still having the classic films they currently use. I think the ride is seriously lacking at the moment, it is laughable compared to other attractions and personally it doesn't have the nostalgic 'disney magic' feel that many classic Disney attractions do.

I think DHS is a fantastic park! I know you shouldn't base a theme park on one ride, but TOT is simply amazing! It has something classic-Disney about it, its timeless. The TV tie-in isn't really that important, I think the attraction could stand alone without it. Not many new attractions have that now. I do feel DHS needs some more love from WDI!

From TH Creative
Posted May 4, 2011 at 10:37 AM
Note to Ashleigh: I agree. Update the Indy show, a new Muppet flick and one more state-of-the-art thrill ride and DHS becomes one of Orlando's top four parks (MK, EPCOT, IOA [because of Potter] and DHS)

From David L.
Posted May 4, 2011 at 1:39 PM
TH: I don't know if the Tron Lightcycle coaster would work in any of the current restaurants. If the Studio backlot tour could have a major renovation(and expansion), it would be a great ride. If a pixar animation exhibit could replace Narnia that would also be cool.

From Randall Peek
Posted May 4, 2011 at 2:15 PM
I think that the Monsters Inc. roller coaster would actually work better as a Soarin'-style simulator, albeit in 3-D. Could you imagine actually being suspended from a door-like structure, and having those giant doors zooming past you in 3-D? A few atmospheric effects, and we have ourselves a new E-ticket ride for DHS!

From Jeff Elliott
Posted May 4, 2011 at 2:58 PM
I think they need a tram ride that "simulates" a drive across Orlando and being dropped off in front of Harry Potter Land.

From TH Creative
Posted May 4, 2011 at 5:01 PM
Memo to Jeff Elliott

Disney Security has your photo. You are banned from all parks.

Whose laughin' now Mr. Funny Pants?

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