What Project Do You Wish Disney Had of Followed Through With?Of all those rides and projects that never were, which one do you wish was?
From Tom RiggI was recently thinking about Walt Disney's America that was slated for Hay Market, VA and lamenting over how it never came to fruition. And then I started thinking about all of the projects that Disney has dreamed up and never fabricated. It got me thinking about which one I would most like them to have followed through on. So I wanted to see what everyone else thought would have been the one project they wished Disney had gone through with.
Posted October 16, 2011 at 7:19 PM
A neat site for this is :
As for me, I think it would be Thunder Mesa for the Magic Kingdom, with it Pirates like dark ride about the Wild West.
So which is yours?
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From Robert NilesMineral King. (Read about it here.)
Posted October 16, 2011 at 11:19 PM
From TH Creative(1) Mineral King
Posted October 17, 2011 at 1:11 AM
(2) Disney's America
From Andrew MooneyFor me it's Mineral King/Lake Independence Ski resorts. It's still possible for Disney to consider the idea - but with the problems at Aulani any possible resort/DVC combo will probably be put on the back burner. It's ashame really, because Disney is one of those companies that tourists feel comfortable handing their money over to.
Posted October 17, 2011 at 6:52 AM
Discovery Bay, Beastly Kingdom and Mythia are other projects that I would love to have see happen; just not as much as the ski resort.
From Tom RiggYea I had heard about Mineral King a few years ago when I read one of the imagineering books. It was talking about the fact that The Country Bear Jamboree was a fruit of the development of Mineral King. I too like skiing, but much like the beach I don't want to do it all day for a week. I think Disney could have gone a long way in making a ski resort that engaged the whole family for multiple days. The other thing I think Disney could have risen above was the traditional "other options at many 4 Season ski resorts. I live near a VA 4 season resort and unless you want to ride horses, golf, or play tennis you pretty much grow moss. Disney could have realy instilled an amazing amount of adventure into Mineral King.
Posted October 17, 2011 at 7:25 AM
From Andrew CarrieriThe proposed 1994 MGM Studios expansion which would have added a few Roger Rabbit attractions, a Dick Tracy attraction, and a Mickey Movie making attraction to the new Sunset Boulevard. This was when Disney was at its best and these attractions might have been very creative and fun.
Posted October 17, 2011 at 1:02 PM
From Andy MilitoBeastly Kingdom, anyone?
Posted October 17, 2011 at 1:27 PM
From Victoria JurkowskiYes Andy, Beastly Kingdom for me please. Animal Kingdom could use a little fantasy and whimsy, and not of the dino carnival variety.
Posted October 17, 2011 at 1:58 PM
From Anthony MurphyBeastly Kingdom
Posted October 17, 2011 at 8:50 PM
From Dennis DaggsWestcot--the proposed West Coast version of EPCOT. There was actually a preview center at the old shopping plaza near the two-level section of the Disneyland Hotel.
Posted October 19, 2011 at 5:59 AM
From Tony PerkinsDisney's America would not have been very good. Some of the plans for it were put into California Adventure and we know how that turned out. They had rides planned like Lewis and Clark river rapids, which would have been cheesy and trite. Colonial Williamsburg already exists and it is quite good.
Posted October 19, 2011 at 6:15 AM
My vote would be for Beastly Kingdom.
From Manny RodriguezBeastley kingdome ps that's how they would of put the sign
Posted October 19, 2011 at 10:19 AM
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