Hollywoodland’s Most Wanted -At Disney’s California Adventure Park
Background- You are an honorary policeman/policewoman for the LAPD. You ride in a police vehicle chasing a prop villain car. OR You are a notorious villain who is being chased by the police in your car. The ride is actually like Indiana Jones (on smaller scale), but less bumpy and instead is slightly faster. The ride has numerous splits in the track to allow various different variations to the experience.
Location- The location of the attraction would be in Hollywoodland. It would be directly next to the prop street thing at the end of the street. It would be located where the bathrooms are now. As for the ride itself, it would be located in the Los Angeles, Hollywood, and the coastal areas nearby, in around the 1930’s. I’ve tried my best to keep in theme with the 20’s/30’s theme of the park.
Entrance/Queue Building- The entrance building would be a brick (or fake brick) building reminiscent of the 30’s. Included on the façade would be some nice, green ivy up the front wall. The building would include, what seems to be, a basement, the main floor (queue), as well as a third floor with jail cells.
Gangster Entrance/Queue Building-For the villainous queue, you enter off to the side of the other building. You enter a secret hideout composed of various boxes. This entrance would have dimmed lights to give it more of an evil sort of feel.
Indoor Queue- You start off by walking up the front stairs and taking the door to your right. You then see the reception desk with what seems to be a secretary for the police. This AA would go along with her job, answering phones, writing, and shuffling papers. You then move into the dispatch room. Here you see the chief/lieutenant of the police. He has a short slide projector presentation where he fills you in on who you are chasing, what you are riding in, safety information, etc. A CM then files people into 2 lines. Both lines lead into the locker room. Here, guests see a few rows of lockers, some of which are open revealing various items of the time period, newspapers, radios, pens and paper, deodorant, cans of food, etc. Opposite of the lockers would multiple showers. Actual water would come out of some of the shower heads. The showers would have glass shower doors with clothes and uniforms slung over them. After the locker room, guests enter the break room. The break room would essentially look like a cafeteria (long tables with benches). On the table would be food on a tray and such. The room would also feature some common smells such as, coffee, a pie of some sort, etc. The lines then go into the jail room. Here you walk past jail cells, some of which are inhabited by AA inmates. You then round the corner and head outside.
Gangster Queue-You enter through a tunnel of boxes. Some of these boxes will have corners chipped away so you could see various gangster stuff (Dynamite with the fuse “lit,” guns, etc.). You descend down a flight of stairs so that the queue may pass under the police lading area. You walk in what is kind-of reminiscent of a sewer. In various spots the roof “leaks” on purpose. As you keep going further, Wanted posters start to appear in places. A little bit further, You walk past “Boss’s” office. Inside you can see a room lit by one lamp, cluttered desk, papers on the wall, and an AA gangster boss writing some notes down on paper. Pretty soon you walk back up some stairs and enter your gangster car.
Outdoor Queue- Outside, guests follow essentially the same path you take on Indiana Jones while loading. However, instead of walking up through a temple, you are on catwalks and guard towers.
Ride Vehicles- The vehicles would be 30’s police cars. Black and white, with a golden star on the door. They would be slightly smaller than on Indiana Jones. It would also have a roof and a windshield. OR You ride in a black gangster-ish car. Think of the cars from the opening scene of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.
Attraction Itself- Once aboard your vehicle, you drive toward a fake cityscape and enter the show building through a tunnel. When about to exit the tunnel, the villain car appears in front of you. Your car lurches forward and follows it. You turn left then right and right again at the next two intersections (which are designed after generic LA). You now wind your way through some traffic. A gun pops out of the prop car and shoots a few times in your direction. You turn right and drive past a red-carpet ceremony. Photographers take pictures, which will actually be your on-ride photo. The track then splits to three, and depending on the ride-operating computer, you can go any way. You follow the car past some famous Hollywood landmarks. The tracks then come back into one. You then follow the car over train tracks where a train (the same kind as in Mr. Toad) nearly collides with you. The track will split again, but this time it is themed to famous LA, not Hollywood. After the tracks join together again, you enter the Mullholland section. The track winds on what appears to be hilltops and where below, the ocean gurgles softly. After that, you accelerate quickly to give a little more excitement. You then split tracks again and this time it is also LA. You turn left, go forward and then you box the villain car into a small alleyway. You come to a screeching halt. The chief congratulates you over the radio, and then you exit through another tunnel back to the station.
Exit- The exit will be like on Indiana Jones, but once again it is on catwalks and guard towers. You then enter the main building again. You enter the equipment room (various police equipment line the walls) where your on-ride photo is displayed. Opposite of the photos, there is the counter where you may buy your photo. You then move on to the main store. Here you will find strictly police items. For example, police hats, clothes, items of Sheriff from Cars, customized police badges, etc. After the store you walk out at the main entrance of the building, but his time out the left door.
Gangster Exit- After being cornered in and after the other car leaves, you back up quickly and leave the crime scene. Back towards the boarding area, the boss fires you for nearly getting caught. The car then reenters the boarding area. You once again go down steps and walk through the dark and mysterious “sewer.” You return to the surface on the side of the boxes this time.
Other/Miscellaneous- The car will have speakers on board to play various sound effects and chase music heard throughout the attraction. The CM’s would wear costumes representative of 1930’s police uniforms. Gangster CM’s would wear black trench-coat type jackets and fedoras. A quick search on Google will give you an idea of what I’m talking about.
Afterthought- This attraction would be one of the grander rides in DCA. The ride would be implemented in possibly Phase-II of the expansion. However, the high cost, and me not being an Imagineer (I wish), will limit this attraction to my dreams. Oh, and excuse my lack of artistic skills, I am not an artist. Also forgive the loads of reading, I like writing
All right everybody, what do you think?