What could replace Stitch?Walt Disney World: If you could replace stitch, what would it be?
From Joey ISo as we all know, Stitch's great escape is arguably the worst attraction in MK. While I'm only 15, the first time I went to disney it was Alien Encounter. I was a sensitive little child far too scared and most likely, too short. Anyway, there are strong rumors of a Tomorrowland refurb with probably new attractions. So if you could replace stitch, what would it be? Keep in mind you can't expand the build but you can clear it out and put something creative there.
Posted May 10, 2013 at 1:52 PM
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From Dominick DIf we're talking about using the current space, this:
Posted May 10, 2013 at 2:35 PM
A Kong sized Rancor AA would be AMAZING! In general, I'd like to see a Guardians of the Galaxy ride, Tron coaster, and something Star Wars come in a Tomorrowland refurb.
From Jay R.^^^^
Posted May 10, 2013 at 5:35 PM
From steve leeI'd prefer they keep Star Wars out of Tomorrowland. They already have the ground work laid out at Studios but when you get right down to it there's material there for a fifth gate.
Posted May 10, 2013 at 7:44 PM
Besides, which part of "A LONG TIME AGO" did you not get?
From Andrew DoughertyAlien. No dobt about it. I would put in Alien and it would be 10x scarier than Alien Encounter. Think about it.
Posted May 10, 2013 at 8:13 PM
From Dominick DSteve, Star Tours is in Tomorrowland at DL, DLP, and TDL. I think it wouldn't be a problem if MK got Star Wars.
Posted May 10, 2013 at 8:37 PM
From TH CreativeMr. Joey writes: "So as we all know, Stitch's great escape is arguably the worst attraction in MK."
Posted May 11, 2013 at 5:51 AM
I Respond: Apparently someone has not been to 'Country Bear Jamboree.'
Joey writes: "Anyway, there are strong rumors of a Tomorrowland refurb with probably new attractions."
I Respond: There are? Where?
Joey writes: "So if you could replace stitch, what would it be?"
I Respond: The most neglected Disney-owned franchise is the Artemis Fowl series. I'd investigate the possibilities associated with those stories and characters.
From Andrew DoughertyI dont see the ability to do anything with Artemis series anywhere in a ride like this.
Posted May 11, 2013 at 9:29 AM
From Jack PartridgeMr Dougherty writes: "I dont see the ability to do anything with Artemis series anywhere in a ride like this."
Posted May 11, 2013 at 1:52 PM
I respond: I could be mistaken, but I believe Mr Holland was suggesting that Artemis Fowl should be added to Tomorrowland in some capacity - or at least extensively research it - but not necessarily to replace Stitch. As Mr Holland mentioned, in 2004 I believe, Artemis Fowl is a great property that branches the world of Fantasy and Tomorrow, so would be a great fit in the Autopia space. However I'm not sure if Disney owns the rights to the property. Hyperion published the books in the US, but the planned movie - as far as I was aware - had no allegiance to a film studio, and was written independently by Colfer and his aides.
From David L.1) Even a meet&greet would be better than stitch. Just Sayin'...
Posted May 11, 2013 at 2:45 PM
2) Country Bear Jamboree is far better than Stitch. Most of the songs are entertaining, it's amusing, and it's relaxing. Stitch's preshow is more entertaining than the actually show.
3)I don't think Artemis Fowl is popular enough, but if it gained enough fame, then by all means US Eoin's great world! Maybe something like Artemis showing off a captured Holly to fellow humans or something...Or some LEP dark ride trying to catch Opal. If the track from snow white is usable, then this attraction could cost in the $50 million range for a decent c/d ticket.
4) If stitch, people mover, speedway and carousel of progress were all replaced/significantly updated, MK's Tomorrowland could really be awesome.
From TH CreativeMr. Partridge writes: "However I'm not sure if Disney owns the rights to the property (Artemis Fowl)
Posted May 11, 2013 at 3:24 PM
I Respond: In 2001 Miramax purchased the film rights to the film. At the time Disney owned Miramax. As I understand in the Weinsteins and Disney share those rights.
David L. writes: "I don't think Artemis Fowl is popular enough, but if it gained enough fame, then by all means US Eoin's great world."
I Respond: Excellent point, sir! As I indicated I believe this REMARKABLE Disney-owned franchise seems to have been neglected by Disney. They should hype it, make this first film and establish a theme park presence -- if not at MK then in Futureworld at EPCOT.
From TH Creative@ Mr. Andrew Dougherty: Magma shuttle.
Posted May 11, 2013 at 3:28 PM
From Tony DudaNever heard of Artemis Fowl. However, I would love to see Howard The Duck take over the Stitch ride.
Posted May 11, 2013 at 5:46 PM
From James Trexen"Never heard of Artemis Fowl. However, I would love to see Howard The Duck take over the Stitch ride."
Posted May 11, 2013 at 7:01 PM
Perfect, it even has that George Lucas connection. But, would Disney embrace a character who smokes, drinks, swears and is in many ways a ripoff of Donald? Or will people just remember how awful the movie was?
From Andy Milito^ Just hope there's no duck tits either...
Posted May 11, 2013 at 7:04 PM
From Andrew DoughertyI said it before here and I'll say it again. Ripley Scott's Alien movie would be perfect here.
Posted May 11, 2013 at 9:15 PM
From James Trexen"Ripley Scott's Alien movie would be perfect here."
Posted May 11, 2013 at 10:40 PM
I know I'm not the typo guy, but since it's been a while, I think that this one's worth pointing out.
From Mike Gallagher^Yeah, that's MY job. But good looking-out, James :)
Posted May 12, 2013 at 2:32 AM
And I LIKED Howard The Duck. When I used to mind my nephew all those years ago, it was a great babysitting tool.
From Tony DudaI saw the "typo" but it is understandable in this case, maybe even Freudian. Howard The Duck was a favorite comics character and the movie was a good, but hopeless, attempt given FX at that time. Maybe now with computer graphics it could be better but the humor may be too outdated and non-PC.
Posted May 12, 2013 at 8:07 AM
From TH CreativeI'm still wondering where there are "strong rumors" regarding a Tomorrowland refurb. I've read posts about Middle Earth, the closing of Toon Lagoon and that "Hate to Fly" guy's yapping about an IOA lagoon show and an amber mine coaster in Jurassic Park.
Posted May 13, 2013 at 7:02 PM
From Dominick DScreamscape said earlier Toon Lagoon could be closing around 2017, but it's a bizarre rumor. I still believe it more than a Jurassic Park expansion, though. It's not gonna happen folks.
Posted May 13, 2013 at 8:13 PM
From Phil B.I've heard rumors of DL's Tomorrowland making moves, axing classics and brining in some new attractions, but WDW TL rumors have been relatively non-existent as far as I recall.
Posted May 13, 2013 at 9:27 PM
From Manny RodriguezId love to see a Avengers Ride :)
Posted May 14, 2013 at 1:58 PM
From Andrew DoughertyI have heard this strange rumor to completely redo tomorrow land, while keeping space mountain f course, however this isn't the weirdest rumor I have heard. I have heard that there are plans to completely strip Imagination Pavilion to restore it back to the original version with all the technical problems it was plagued by fixed with more modern technology. Or at least 1 more iteration of Imagination before it gets leveled.
Posted May 14, 2013 at 4:57 PM
From Joey ITodd, I appreciate that you need to tell us about Universal but lets be honest. Disney is much better. I have been to Universal before and I LOVED Harry Potter World but they are over-doing it. Disney is a better park with more variety and without Disney, I could almost guarantee that Universal would not exist, but thanks for the comment (he said with heavy sarcasm)!
Posted May 15, 2013 at 3:33 PM
From Manny RodriguezWow a Artimis Fowl Replacement never thought of that i could see a holly short escape :P
Posted May 15, 2013 at 7:37 PM
From Joey ITodd, I would love to continue this debate! I did ride Spiderman and Harry Potter. While Spiderman was fantastic, I was not that crazy over forbidden journey. I feel like that ride is overrated but Spiderman is the best ride in the park in my opinion. If we are going to do a water ride debate, Splash Mountain is much better than Popeye. Splash has more theming, colors, scenery and is a classic. With Popeye I felt like there was no atmosphere to the ride.
Posted May 16, 2013 at 6:39 AM
From Tyler HarrisIm with Andrew in a way, do an ALIEN based ride showing the gross stomuach segment (EWWWWWWW!!)
Posted May 23, 2013 at 12:05 PM
From Andrew DoughertyYou mean a chestburster?
Posted May 23, 2013 at 1:32 PM
From Manny RodriguezTo actually confirm a Aliens Ride was going to be there chestbursters and all it was going to be awesome disney opted out and chose a toned down ride.
Posted May 24, 2013 at 12:12 PM
From Andrew Dougherty^You wouldn't happen to be referencing the Alien Encounter ride's. history.
Posted May 25, 2013 at 1:53 PM
From Tyler HarrisNo, I haven't been on the ride, but it problay wasn't based on the Alien flicks.
Posted May 26, 2013 at 3:25 AM
From Manny RodriguezYes indeed a Aliens Ride with chestbursters in all was going to be a magic kingdom Ride
Posted May 27, 2013 at 2:07 PM
From Gabriel RossI would love to see a Doctor Who ride replace Stich. The structure would be great as a TARDIS.
Posted May 31, 2013 at 2:01 PM
From Dr. ThinkerWell, if I was in charge of Disney's Florida theme park and we going to do a redo of Tomorrowland part of the Magic Kingdom and told to get rid of "Stitch", I would mostly replace it with a set-down restaurant called "Sugar Rush".
Posted June 1, 2013 at 12:45 PM
The theme is this is a restaurant inside a Sugar Rush. It's counter-serve and it's items are usually cold junk food like ice cream.
From Ryan PickhardtJust put Alien Encounter back! I never had a chance to see It and I believe that Disney could use some more intense rides/shows that aren't meant for kids! If Disney had more extreme rides, more families would go because then they have more rides that teens would go on! Universal is doing it right with adding Harry Potter, Transformers, and Simpsons.
Posted June 1, 2013 at 3:10 PM
From Manny RodriguezDoc Thinker I Like that idea!!
Posted June 2, 2013 at 1:04 PM
From Dr. ThinkerThanks, Manny.
Posted June 3, 2013 at 5:04 PM
From Manny RodriguezNo Problem Doc Thinker.
Posted June 4, 2013 at 10:26 AM
From Daniel EtcheberryStar Trek. It could be like Star Tours.
Posted June 4, 2013 at 1:12 PM
From Manny RodriguezI Dunno Star Trek doesn't seem right there you already got star wars at disney a rival movie shouldn't be in the same company.
Posted June 4, 2013 at 2:52 PM
From Gabriel RossI hate to spam and be a broken record, but Doctor Who would be a PERFECT replacement for Stitch. I mean, the inside could work as a TARDIS. And Doctor Who is actually gaining popularity in America. With the 50th anniversary coming up, it'd be a great idea.
Posted June 27, 2013 at 7:14 PM
From Tyler HarrisIDEA Chart-
Posted July 1, 2013 at 3:51 PM
Most of these aren't Disney owned.....Get a clue.
From Andrew DoughertyActually like half are
Posted July 1, 2013 at 4:47 PM
From Tia Carlyat this point any thing should replace stitch.ANYTHING!
Posted July 1, 2013 at 10:01 PM
From Tyler HarrisAnything??? How about Oggieloves: The Ride?
Posted July 4, 2013 at 4:17 AM
Sorry Tia, but anything won't cut it.
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