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  • Your Own Original Attraction

    Last edited by Dirton; 09-23-2005, 08:09 AM.

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    Re: Your Own Original Attraction

    Creating a new and unique attraction is really quite easy. Getting Disney to open their wallets and fund something especially cool is not.

    My idea?
    Stuntman: The Ride
    You are a camera crew following Hollywood's greatest stuntman through the streets of LA in order to capture all of his stunts on film. You, the camera crew, race through the streets and in the air in a fantastic vehicle that spins, slides, cruises and jumps in order to keep pace with the action star.

    Not bad, eh? I've got a million of them. Seems this one would fit nicely in DCA too. It's a shame the suits can't see past movie tie-ins these days.

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    • #3
      Re: Your Own Original Attraction

      They should build the "Western River Adventure" in Frontierland North of Big Thunder Mt. This was a "Wild West" themed POTC style attraction that was planned at the same time as Big Thunder (mid 1970s). No movie tie-ins what so ever, just great, imaginative Disney-type fun. It it where built with the same care and attention to detail that was lavished on Pirates it would be an instant hit with guests and a needed boost to Frontierland's roster of attractions.
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      • #4
        Re: Your Own Original Attraction

        Not quite an original, but maybe it would add some originality to the coaster that Disney has in DCA; an amalgamation of two rides:

        "Screaming Through California"

        This would be the California-themed rollercoaster that would have made the park infamous, the one for which there would be an hour line everyday (blahblahblahplayupmyegoblahblah). Not for the faint of heart, this would have been the attraction for those who thought Soarin' was lame and Screamin' was unimaginative. This indoor rollercoaster would be the answer to the Aerosmith's Rock n' Rollercoaster in Florida.

        You would start out in the launch pad, dressed to look like an airplane hangar. You will hear the countdown preparing you for launch, and as it nears zero, drums start kicking in, and you launch off dramatically (because I'm such a nutzoid for his music, I'm gonna say the music is Joe Satriani's "Up in the Sky") as the music kicks into full force.

        As an indoor attraction, there will be certain areas themed to fit certain locales of the attraction, in separate "rooms" if you will, that allow you to get a much closer, more intimate view than the sky-high views provided by its motion-simulated sister. Instead of soaring over everything, Disney has provided models of the places in which you visit, and other key points of interest. They won't be to scale, no, and won't be accurate according to a map, but they will have intimate, PotC-level detail in the scenes they do create. Many scenes will change their scale sizing in order to preserve a sense of greater altitude and speed at which you are "flying". And the track won't be identical to Screamin', it would just borrow some elements.

        You start off after launching. As you ascend you see you are climbing one of the support cables for the Golden Gate bridge, and after it drops away, you rise for a bit before turning down, and you're at the end in the heart of San Fransisco, having had your flowers blown out of your hair (sorry, hadda do it). A few of the famous SF locales are thrown in, including a winding snaking road which you do ride down in your coaster train (perhaps altered a bit to seem accurate). You cross back under the golden gate bridge, riding just over the water, to enter the next room: The redwood forest.

        Redwood has you riding down the river much like Soarin, with AA people interacting on either side of you. But instead of being satisfied with a leisurely ride over the river, your train races towards a model of the forest, and you find yourself cutting through the thick with the most hair-raising and precise hairpin turns. It would be kind of like living the Endor chase from RotJ. There would be a part in which you would find yourself heading towards a blockage in your path, looking as though you were going to crash, before circling around a tree twice or three times and heading another way out. You cut through some more thick trees before entering the next showroom: Laguna Beach.

        In Laguna would be a locationally inaccurate model of your pier-side carnivals, and it would also mysteriously connect to San Pedro Island, but I'll get to that. You find yourself careening through beachfront property, only to cut down an alley and find yourselves licking the top of the waves as AA surfers do hang ten. You would bunny hop over the water as if riding the waves yourselves. After playing in the surf, you would cut on over to the simulated carnival, where you would have your obligatory loop (right next to the faux-coaster which has its own) before cutting back over to the water and haging a sharp turn to find yourself in a docking harbor. Here you dodge ocean liners and the sort until you find yourself cutting over the docks and entering a building, the other side of which leads you to your next room: Ski Resort.

        Here, you would burst out of the side of the mountain and "ski" along with a couple AAs down a slippery slope, before making a "jump" and finding yourself alongsize a not-so-snowy mountain, a valley in which you fly behind the waterfall, and circle around the water a few times before flying off into the next room: San Diego.

        In SD you would ride around the bays and downtown, before cutting sharply into the water (there's a little tube that you're riding in, so nothing gets wet) and you get to see the wonders of the ocean floor. Or maybe not, who really wants to know what goes under the water where you can't see? As you cut back up, you would find yourself approaching a aircraft carrier, where you would "land" and stop, your adventure over.

        Yeah... too much borrowing from other rides and video games for me ^.^()
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        • #5
          Re: Your Own Original Attraction

          I'd like to see a ride based on the video game Kingdom Hearts. Think about it, a game where a boy teams up with Donald Duck and Goofy to save Mickey Mouse would be a natural for Disneyland.
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          • #6
            Re: Your Own Original Attraction

            A Lilo and Stitch dark ride. Also they should do something in the lake in the middle of DCA. Maybe bring back the motor boat cruise / variation of. Thats a lot of real estate there that is unused.

            Also I think it has been shown that there is quite a large fan base for Nightmare. Maybe a Nightmare Before Christmas dark ride, or a simulator ride like 'Star Tours' but instead of having it in outer space, you can be in the back of Jacks Sleigh and you are following Zero on Jacks flights.

            With Starcade, maybe they can make it into a giant VR game set up. If Disney management gets back on Lucas's good side, maybe they could make a VR of a space dogfight where you are in pods flying rebel fighters against imperial fighters.

            Just my 2 cents.
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            • #7
              Re: Your Own Original Attraction

              Walt Disney On Ice. Over by the opera house, they put a wax figure in a tube (just like Lenin), and have fog come out the bottom. Once every hour, it blinks, and if you see it, you get a free mini-churro.

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              • #8
                Re: Your Own Original Attraction

                The Orginal Poster asked for ideas for orginal ideas without movie tie-ins and not based on any Disney movie, attractions like Pirates of the Caribbean, the Haunted Mansion, and Space Mountain are just some of the attractions totally original in itself, not based on anything, but fantasy and history. But all the ideas on this thread are based on movies or games.

                I would love to see a shuttle loop roller coaster be built in Frontierland in the Festival Arena area. Riders blast out of a canyon/mountain type formation and into a giant 360 degree loop, then up a 90 degree tower. Gravity pulls the train backwards into the loop again sends rider past the station and into a rear tower that is also 90 degrees. No shoulder harnesses, just a lap bar and seat belt. The ride would start on the edge of Fantasyland/Frontierland border and zoom towards the Rivers of America. The 90 degree tower would be at the banks of the River, where the fomer Mine Train Through Nature's Wonderland mountain used to be. I call it, Curse of Cobra. I get the idea from Knott's Berry Farm's MonteZooma's Revenge, but, of course, Disney would have more themeing to their coaster. Plus, the ride itself wouldn't take up as much of space as it is just a straight track. That would be great, you're walking along Big Thunder Trail, on one side, you hear a runaway mine train with the familiar trains noises, while on the other side, you hear the roar of Curse of Cobra and screams of riders daring to challenge the Cobra.

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                • #9
                  Re: Your Own Original Attraction

                  I've detailed plans for it elsewhere, but I'd like to see a Space Mountain-esque Volcano ride. I'll post a link if I can find the post, rather than mucking up this thread with it.

                  Here it is: http://www.micechat.com/forums/showp...9&postcount=30
                  You have to scroll down to "Phase II" to see it.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Your Own Original Attraction

                    I would propose a personal water craft ride in the lake next to Paradise Pier. As you leave the dock (loading area), your PWC (a very large wave-runner-type vehicle, seating for five or six similar to Splash Mountain) would head out into the surf, jumping off the waves coming in. At some point, you would turn around and ride a wave in. You may go out and back several times before setting a course back to the loading area.

                    The ride vehicle would actually be traveling on some sort of track below the water (like the subs). But the part of the vehicle where the passengers sit would be connected to the part on the track with some sort of telescoping shock-absorber type setup that allows the passenger compartment to rise and fall (within limits) with the artificially produced waves.

                    The ride could also be populated with animatronic marine life, periscopes and/or surfers.

                    Besides adding a much-needed new ride to DCA, it would provide some kineticism to the water at the Paradis Pier area, something that is sorely missing.

                    BTW, if this sounds familiar, I've posted this idea before .......
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                    • #11
                      Re: Your Own Original Attraction

                      Originally posted by Morrigoon
                      I've detailed plans for it elsewhere, but I'd like to see a Space Mountain-esque Volcano ride. I'll post a link if I can find the post, rather than mucking up this thread with it.

                      Here it is: http://www.micechat.com/forums/showp...9&postcount=30
                      You have to scroll down to "Phase II" to see it.
                      I love this idea. Similar to mine.

                      Have a volcano themed ride that uses Mine cars. While touring the mine, lava breaks through and knocks the car off course into a lava river. The river would be made by a substance similar to "GAK" but less dense. For the glow, black lights would be used. Instead of a coaster though, I would like to see the indy technology. The difference would be that the car would appear to be floating on this lava. I am unfamilar with the rides "Journey to the center of the Earth" & "Everest", so I have no idea if this is a rip off.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Your Own Original Attraction

                        Originally posted by Giant Panda
                        I would propose a personal water craft ride in the lake next to Paradise Pier. As you leave the dock (loading area), your PWC (a very large wave-runner-type vehicle, seating for five or six similar to Splash Mountain) would head out into the surf, jumping off the waves coming in. At some point, you would turn around and ride a wave in. You may go out and back several times before setting a course back to the loading area.

                        The ride vehicle would actually be traveling on some sort of track below the water (like the subs). But the part of the vehicle where the passengers sit would be connected to the part on the track with some sort of telescoping shock-absorber type setup that allows the passenger compartment to rise and fall (within limits) with the artificially produced waves.

                        The ride could also be populated with animatronic marine life, periscopes and/or surfers.

                        Besides adding a much-needed new ride to DCA, it would provide some kineticism to the water at the Paradis Pier area, something that is sorely missing.

                        BTW, if this sounds familiar, I've posted this idea before .......

                        Familiar or no, this is kinda a cool idea as well. Kudos.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Your Own Original Attraction

                          Originally posted by Spalding
                          I love this idea. Similar to mine.

                          Have a volcano themed ride that uses Mine cars. While touring the mine, lava breaks through and knocks the car off course into a lava river. The river would be made by a substance similar to "GAK" but less dense. For the glow, black lights would be used. Instead of a coaster though, I would like to see the indy technology. The difference would be that the car would appear to be floating on this lava. I am unfamilar with the rides "Journey to the center of the Earth" & "Everest", so I have no idea if this is a rip off.
                          I really like that idea, it fits well into how you picture a "disneyland ride" as opposed to something you can find at any other theme park, like simple thrill rides and such. You would probably have to change it up enough so that it doesn't remind visitors of Indiana, though!

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                            • #15
                              Re: Your Own Original Attraction

                              I've always had an idea for a Tomorrowland ride that would replace HISTA. If I ever get around to explaining it in full detail, I'll post it on a thread somewhere around here.

                              Anyway, it would be a ride loosely (Big emphasis there) based on ATIS called "Adventure Through the Inner Mind." To make a long story short, guests are recruited to be a part of an experiment in which they can be transported (in Omnimovers, of course) into the human mind. Specifically, the mind of one person of whom the guests will be introduced to without any prior knowledge other than his/her occupation and will end up knowing intimately due to what they seen in their subconcious.

                              It sounds complicated and dull, I know, but it really is fascinating when I explain it fully. At least, to me it is.

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