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What could replace Stitch?

Walt Disney World: If you could replace stitch, what would it be?

From Joey I
Posted May 10, 2013 at 1:52 PM
So 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.


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From Dominick D
Posted May 10, 2013 at 2:35 PM
If we're talking about using the current space, this:

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
^^^^
Hahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!

From steve lee
Posted May 10, 2013 at 7:44 PM
I'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.

Besides, which part of "A LONG TIME AGO" did you not get?

From Andrew Dougherty
Posted May 10, 2013 at 8:13 PM
Alien. No dobt about it. I would put in Alien and it would be 10x scarier than Alien Encounter. Think about it.

From Dominick D
Posted May 10, 2013 at 8:37 PM
Steve, Star Tours is in Tomorrowland at DL, DLP, and TDL. I think it wouldn't be a problem if MK got Star Wars.

From TH Creative
Posted May 11, 2013 at 5:51 AM
Mr. Joey writes: "So as we all know, Stitch's great escape is arguably the worst attraction in MK."

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 Dougherty
Posted May 11, 2013 at 9:29 AM
I dont see the ability to do anything with Artemis series anywhere in a ride like this.

From Jack Partridge
Posted May 11, 2013 at 1:52 PM
Mr Dougherty writes: "I dont see the ability to do anything with Artemis series anywhere in a ride like this."

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.
Posted May 11, 2013 at 2:45 PM
1) Even a meet&greet would be better than stitch. Just Sayin'...
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 Creative
Posted May 11, 2013 at 3:24 PM
Mr. Partridge writes: "However I'm not sure if Disney owns the rights to the property (Artemis Fowl)

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
Posted May 11, 2013 at 3:28 PM
@ Mr. Andrew Dougherty: Magma shuttle.

From Tony Duda
Posted May 11, 2013 at 5:46 PM
Never heard of Artemis Fowl. However, I would love to see Howard The Duck take over the Stitch ride.

From James Trexen
Posted May 11, 2013 at 7:01 PM
"Never heard of Artemis Fowl. However, I would love to see Howard The Duck take over the Stitch ride."

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
Posted May 11, 2013 at 7:04 PM
^ Just hope there's no duck tits either...

From Andrew Dougherty
Posted May 11, 2013 at 9:15 PM
I said it before here and I'll say it again. Ripley Scott's Alien movie would be perfect here.

From James Trexen
Posted May 11, 2013 at 10:40 PM
"Ripley Scott's Alien movie would be perfect here."

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
Posted May 12, 2013 at 2:32 AM
^Yeah, that's MY job. But good looking-out, James :)

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 Duda
Posted May 12, 2013 at 8:07 AM
I 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.

From TH Creative
Posted May 13, 2013 at 7:02 PM
I'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.

From Dominick D
Posted May 13, 2013 at 8:13 PM
Screamscape 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.

From Phil B.
Posted May 13, 2013 at 9:27 PM
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.

From Manny Rodriguez
Posted May 14, 2013 at 1:58 PM
Id love to see a Avengers Ride :)

From Andrew Dougherty
Posted May 14, 2013 at 4:57 PM
I 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.

From Joey I
Posted May 15, 2013 at 3:33 PM
Todd, 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)!

From Manny Rodriguez
Posted May 15, 2013 at 7:37 PM
Wow a Artimis Fowl Replacement never thought of that i could see a holly short escape :P

From Joey I
Posted May 16, 2013 at 6:39 AM
Todd, 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.

From Tyler Harris
Posted May 23, 2013 at 12:05 PM
Im with Andrew in a way, do an ALIEN based ride showing the gross stomuach segment (EWWWWWWW!!)

From Andrew Dougherty
Posted May 23, 2013 at 1:32 PM
You mean a chestburster?

From Manny Rodriguez
Posted May 24, 2013 at 12:12 PM
To 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.

From Andrew Dougherty
Posted May 25, 2013 at 1:53 PM
^You wouldn't happen to be referencing the Alien Encounter ride's. history.

From Tyler Harris
Posted May 26, 2013 at 3:25 AM
No, I haven't been on the ride, but it problay wasn't based on the Alien flicks.

From Manny Rodriguez
Posted May 27, 2013 at 2:07 PM
Yes indeed a Aliens Ride with chestbursters in all was going to be a magic kingdom Ride

From Gabriel Ross
Posted May 31, 2013 at 2:01 PM
I would love to see a Doctor Who ride replace Stich. The structure would be great as a TARDIS.

From Dr. Thinker
Posted June 1, 2013 at 12:45 PM
Well, 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".

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 Pickhardt
Posted June 1, 2013 at 3:10 PM
Just 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.

From Manny Rodriguez
Posted June 2, 2013 at 1:04 PM
Doc Thinker I Like that idea!!

From Dr. Thinker
Posted June 3, 2013 at 5:04 PM
Thanks, Manny.

From Manny Rodriguez
Posted June 4, 2013 at 10:26 AM
No Problem Doc Thinker.

From Daniel Etcheberry
Posted June 4, 2013 at 1:12 PM
Star Trek. It could be like Star Tours.

From Manny Rodriguez
Posted June 4, 2013 at 2:52 PM
I 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.

From Gabriel Ross
Posted June 27, 2013 at 7:14 PM
I 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.

From Tyler Harris
Posted July 1, 2013 at 3:51 PM
IDEA Chart-
Doctor Who
Star Trek
Avengers
Star Wars
ALIEN
ETC.
Most of these aren't Disney owned.....Get a clue.

From Andrew Dougherty
Posted July 1, 2013 at 4:47 PM
Actually like half are

From Tia Carly
Posted July 1, 2013 at 10:01 PM
at this point any thing should replace stitch.ANYTHING!

From Tyler Harris
Posted July 4, 2013 at 4:17 AM
Anything??? How about Oggieloves: The Ride?
Sorry Tia, but anything won't cut it.

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