Crazy ideas for rides and attractionsAdd any crazy element to any ride.
From Daniel EtcheberryMy crazy ideas:
Posted August 25, 2011 at 11:31 AM
1. Hulk: the coaster gets into the lagoon for real.
2. Jaws: with real sharks!
3. Mission Space: the ride spins nonstop for 10 minutes.
4. Test Track: the car hits a wall at 65 mph (you are the dummy)
5. The Hall of Presidents: all the presidents discuss the debt ceiling for hours.
6. Tower of Terror: guests are standing.
7. Kilimanjaro Safaris: you can get out of the vehicle to take pictures of the animals.
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From Randy StellarI always wished the Tower of Terror was like a real elevator car where you are standing. On the WDW Channel in the hotel rooms where they show off the attractions, they always show people standing in the elevator. Should be REAL.
Posted August 25, 2011 at 9:34 AM
From Mark FairleighHaunted Mansion - turn it into one of those paranormal tv deals where you ride the ride wearing night-vision goggles for an hour and see absolutely nothing.
Posted August 25, 2011 at 12:57 PM
From steve leeWhoa, Mark. I wouldn't go mucking up the Haunted Mansion with that, but I think you may have an intriguing idea there (similar to the helmet-light houses Universal had for Halloween Horror Nights a few years back). Too bad there's not a really strong "haunted" property out there they can brand it to (since no one wants to make anything original anymore).
Posted August 25, 2011 at 1:24 PM
From Ann Marie krystofekSO YOU BLEW MY MIND WHEN YOU MADE THE DRAGSTER.420FT IS A BIG DEAL. HOW MUCH HIGHER CAN THE NEXT THRILL BE? 600FT? IS THAT POSSIBLE? IT WOULD BE SWeeeeeT
Posted August 25, 2011 at 11:36 PM
From Mark FairleighSteve, I thought those haunted houses were a really good idea. Do you remember if they staggered the crowd for that?
Posted August 26, 2011 at 8:15 AM
From Scott BI approve this thread.
Posted August 26, 2011 at 9:16 AM
1. Mad Tea Party: The tea cups are filled with actual tea before you board the ride
2. Soarin over California: it now includes a fly over Compton with a soundtrack that has the greatest hits from N.W.A.
3. Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin: Riders are given actual lasers. Hilarity ensues.
4. Expedition Everest: The Yeti is replaced by a man in a Yeti costume who shakes his fist and yells "Roar" when the coasters go by
5. Country Bear Jamboree: During closing number, a grizzly bear is let loose into the audience
6. Dumbo Ride: During ride, new fans are implemented that release a realistic elephant smell
From steve leeThey did stagger the crowds, Mark. They would get about 20 people into each group and one person got the hardhat with the light on it. It probably made for some horrific lines, but that's why we splurge on the Express Passes.
Posted August 26, 2011 at 3:39 PM
From Daniel EtcheberrySplash Mountain: change the logs for tubing (like a lazy river)
Posted August 26, 2011 at 6:14 PM
From Thomas CrainTest Track: You actually complete the impact test.
Posted August 26, 2011 at 11:00 PM
From Jeff Elliott1. Dragon Challenge where the separate roller coaster trains blow fire at each other....
Posted August 27, 2011 at 11:49 AM
2. Jurassic Park with real dinosaurs....
3. It's A Small World with real live midgets instead of dolls....
From Daniel EtcheberryChange Finding Nemo: Submarine Voyage to the Beatles' Yellow Submarine. It would have a meet and greet with Ringo and Paul (the real ones!)
Posted August 28, 2011 at 4:12 PM
From Grant DuvallHuman centipede: the live show! Will you be one of the lucky three volunteers to "assist" crazy dr. Heiter?
Posted August 30, 2011 at 12:00 PM
From Tyler COMG Grant... Yes!! That is the funniest, craziest idea ever!! I could just see it now... even though I don't want to!! No one volunteers, the Doc. just drags some poor soul out of the audience kicking and screaming!
Posted August 30, 2011 at 8:54 PM
From Grant DuvallThe good news though: the second and third volunteers don't need to pay for expensive theme park food (or any food for the rest of their lives!)!
Posted August 30, 2011 at 10:55 PM
From Robert TuckerWhat was that fake Mr. Wizard show on the old sitcom Dinosaurs? Do a live show attraction and "accidentally" blow up the volunteers. Then the host can say, "We're gonna need another Timmy!"
Posted August 31, 2011 at 7:25 AM
From Robert TuckerAn inverted roller coaster designed to launch prosthetic legs for distance.
Posted August 31, 2011 at 7:27 AM
From Ray SchroederKali River Rapids with just a life jacket. For the brave, without.
Posted August 31, 2011 at 2:38 PM
From Tony Duda"it's a small world" starring CHUCKIE!!!!!
Posted August 31, 2011 at 3:33 PM
From Daniel EtcheberryI never heard about the Human Centipede movie, so I did an online research. Disgusting!!! Whoever came with that idea has a twisted mind.
Posted September 1, 2011 at 7:49 AM
From Jeff ElliottI hadn't heard about it until Southpark did an episode on it...
Posted September 1, 2011 at 8:33 AM
From Ashleigh NoadHow about, a re-theme of Oblivion at Alton Towers and put up loads of orange signs due to a sponsor by Fanta?
Posted September 1, 2011 at 10:26 AM
From Daniel EtcheberryDisney Hollywood Studios tour should take guests to the Motors! Lights! Action! stage, and become extras to the stunt show.
Posted September 1, 2011 at 3:54 PM
Warning: you may get burned or hit by a car.
From Lauren HayhurstThis is a fantastic thread.
Posted September 2, 2011 at 6:51 AM
All the ideas are phenomenal. I especially approve of the below:
1. Standing on T of T
(Not Chuckie in Small World. Way to scary for me - esp if it broke down...OMG!)
I add to the suggestions the following:
1. Real trolls in Mælstrom
From Lauren HayhurstMy husband Andy wanted to add Zombies into the Jurassic Park ride... Just to keep everyone on their toes.
Posted September 5, 2011 at 7:52 AM
From luke raineyon saw the ride at thorpe park have people actualy choped up by buzzsaws and spikes, but its saw, so they will have to duck at the righ time to save them selves from death.
Posted September 5, 2011 at 9:57 AM
From duncan hennya roller coaster built for one. imagine the wait time
Posted September 5, 2011 at 11:10 AM
From Andy MilitoThere's an actual earthquake at Disaster
Posted September 5, 2011 at 5:12 PM
The Terminators at T2-3D actually shoot at you.
From Lauren HayhurstWould the crazy ideas involving pain and death be optional add-ons?
Posted September 6, 2011 at 1:00 AM
From Mike GallagherIt'll never happen, I'm sure, but I know this has at least gotten to the conceptual stage of roller coaster design: A coaster that would actually JUMP a gap in the track.
Posted September 6, 2011 at 9:33 AM
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