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  • [Fun] Which canceled attraction/expansion do you wish they had gone ahead with?

    With all the negativity toward recent and upcoming changes to Disneyland, let's try a different tack: Which past changes did we miss out on, because the project was canceled, that you wish had been built?

    I'll start by saying that I think Disneyland could have gotten a lot of good out of International Street/International Land...not only when it was proposed back in the 1950s, but right up until today as the animation studios explore stories and ideas from outside Western culture. Movies like Mulan, Coco, and Ratatouille that don't quite fit into any of the traditional themed lands, but that have a strong identity tied to the country where they are set, would work extremely well as inspiration for attractions.
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    WestCOT.
    "I take no side. I am beyond your worrying and wars. I am unseen. Unknowable. Like a rock in the river."

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    • #3
      Not Disneyland, but Western River Expedition, the complete vision at MK which was the boat ride plus the coaster which became BTMRR.

      At Disneyland, the original vision for Indy felt very WRE in it’s original scope. A mine car, mixed with the Indy we got and the Jungle Cruise all mixed together. That would have been very cool.
      Mike_M

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      • #4
        Discovery Bay and WestCOT.
        Disney visits over the years:
        • Disneyland, December 2000 (plus Legoland)
        • Disneyland, Summer 2003 (plus Legoland, SeaWorld, San Diego Zoo, San Diego Model Railroad Museum, and Knott's Berry Farm)
        • Disneyland, December 26, 2004-January 2, 2005 (mom's 40th birthday at Plaza Inn; New Year's at Disneyland)
        • Disneyland, July 2005 (Pre-Disney Cruise visit)
        • Walt Disney World, December 15-25, 2006 (plus Kennedy Space Center)
        • Disneyland, August 2007
        • Disneyland, July 1-4, 2009
        • Disneyland, July 2011 (plus Universal Studios)
        • Disneyland, November 2011 (dad's 50th birthday)
        • Disneyland, June 2013
        • Walt Disney World, July-August 2013 (plus Universal CityWalk)
        • Disneyland, June 7-8 2014
        • Disneyland, December 27-31 2014 (mom's 50th birthday; my tenth visit)
        • Disneyland, Summer 2015 (plus Universal Studios)

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        • #5
          Western River Expedition/Discovery Bay....Mainly because this would have forced Disney to make Star Wars Land in DCA
          Happy Halloween!!!

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          • #6
            The Cars Drive In theater in DCA looked cool in the concept art. They could of showed Mater's toons or even use it for special events.

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            • #7
              Port Disney in Long Beach. They had five times the space of DCA to work with. Some of the concepts went to DisneySea in Tokyo.

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              • #8
                thinking of the demolition of the Peoplemover tracks...expand the free space...there were no crowds the past three months...disney may have blown this opportunity big time...
                I am old. But still love Disneyland.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Karalora View Post
                  With all the negativity toward recent and upcoming changes to Disneyland, let's try a different tack: Which past changes did we miss out on, because the project was canceled, that you wish had been built?

                  I'll start by saying that I think Disneyland could have gotten a lot of good out of International Street/International Land...not only when it was proposed back in the 1950s, but right up until today as the animation studios explore stories and ideas from outside Western culture. Movies like Mulan, Coco, and Ratatouille that don't quite fit into any of the traditional themed lands, but that have a strong identity tied to the country where they are set, would work extremely well as inspiration for attractions.
                  DCA kind of does this, with their food festivals and celebrations and such. I really like the idea though, I've always thought World Showcase is the coolest/most timeless area of Epcot. Where would this expansion go? The only place could really see it going in DLR is by Small World or in Hollywood DCA. Speaking of which, even though I love DCA- WESTcot.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by BNSF1995 View Post
                    Discovery Bay and WestCOT.
                    x2
                    "Disneyland is often called a magic kingdom because
                    it combines fantasy and history, adventure and learning,
                    together with every variety of recreation and fun,
                    designed to appeal to everyone."

                    - Walt Disney

                    "Disneyland is all about turning movies into rides."
                    - Michael Eisner

                    "It's very symbiotic."
                    - Bob Chapek

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by BNSF1995 View Post
                      Discovery Bay and WestCOT.

                      Originally posted by Mr Wiggins View Post

                      x2

                      That have be a Big X 3
                      Discovery Bay-would be lot better long the River of America
                      and
                      WestCOT -would many times better than DCA

                      IMHO
                      Last edited by Eagleman; 07-23-2020, 03:14 PM.
                      Soaring like an EAGLE !

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                      • #12
                        I liked the original concept for Indiana Jones, a mid speed roller coaster (disguised as a mine car), an extension to the Jungle Cruise (on the ground floor) and the DLRR goes through the show building as well.
                        Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.

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                        • #13
                          Does the original concept for Galaxy’s Edge count? 😅

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                          • #14
                            The real EPCOT.
                            * Statistics is the art of never having to say you’re wrong.

                            * 99.9% of people involved in auto accidents ate carrots within 60-days before the accident.


                            * Among people born in 1839 who later dined on carrots, there has been a 100% mortality rate.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by MRaymond View Post
                              I liked the original concept for Indiana Jones, a mid speed roller coaster (disguised as a mine car), an extension to the Jungle Cruise (on the ground floor) and the DLRR goes through the show building as well.
                              Didn't the original concept call for the ride that we got, a mine train coaster, and re-routing the train and jungle cruise through the show building? Either way, I agree. The full version of what was planned would have been awesome.

                              I also would have liked to see Marc Davis' Enchanted Snow Palace ride. I think it would have been better than small world.

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                              • #16
                                I'll echo Westcot. I really liked the idea of World Showcase having continents rather than distinct countries, which would have allowed more variety in the nations represented. (Also, that roller coaster along the Great Wall of China sounded fun.) But most important of all, it probably would have included a version of Horizons.

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                                • #17
                                  - WestCOT
                                  - Discoveryland
                                  - TL: 2055 (Peoplemover would be here had that gone through. A “grandfather” clause would have assured that. 😡) Plectu’s Fantastic Galactic Revue would have been better than a huge exhibit space it is today!
                                  MY SIGNATURE:
                                  Dear Peoplemover Fans, If you want to see a new attraction that at least mimics the 1967 Peoplemover in a future Tomorrowland remodel, you need to write to the powers-that-be, and let them know. If you don't - Then the next time Tomorrowland is remodeled, you will see a land barren of any "Peoplemover" type attraction.

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