-Well, if your thinking an "epic ride" at Disneyland is something that costs at least $40 million, you just rode the newest ride at the Park that was probably that much to build.
Just not true. WED budgeted this attraction at 15-20mil, and it shows. Deifintely not an E.
The excuse that they did the best the could in the limited space is lame. There is plenty of Space to build UP, and down. You would need to look at TOkyo Dinseny Seas, and how they built the amazing underground Mermaid Land. Spacemountian Florida wisely uses sub-level spacing (and, upper level space). Disney simply built yet another ride on the cheap. They could have built UP/DOWN, made an epic E ticket.
I swear, I rode this once, had no passion to ride it again. But, 40 years later, I can ride Pirates, Mansion, over and over.