So after riding Snow White today with the new amazing enhancements, I decided to design my own enhancements for all five dark rides. Nothing too spectacular, but just things that would make the rides better.
Snow White's Scary Adventure--obviously this is in least need of an update, however there are a few things I would like to see change:
*fog/ dry ice in the lab room and castle lake scenes
*trees on slight hydraulics so they "grab" toward ride vehicles, tilting and swaying inward
*An actual apple being offered to riders at the end of the ride, not a hologram that works for a split second. I know riders had stolen in from the witch in the early days, but I don't see why they can't just glue it to the which's hands.
*An actual ending, like the DLP version. I am pretty sure with a little adjustment to the upper walls over the unload it can fit into our version
Peter Pan's Flight--Like DLP, I see this ride receiving two benches per a ship. This would effectively double capacity, and I don't see how it would detract from the experience seeing as there is already a mast in front of the car, blocking much of the forward view anyways. Hopefully this would make the line more bearable and efficient so it wouldn't spill out into the main path.
*After flying over london, guests will fly through the "second star on the left(?)" To the right, guests will see a digital projection of Peter, Windy, Michael, and George flying on and off a cloud, waving to guests.
*Shortly after in the short hall between London and Neverland, guests will pass through a ring of smoke using the smoke ring effect (as seen in IJA at TDS and Winnie the Pooh rides).
*The volcano in the middle of the island will occasionally let out a puff of red smoke as riders pass above. Again, possibly using a vertical smoke ring effect
Besides all this, the track will be changed so the ride will go slower to add more time to the ride.
Alice in Wonderland--This ride is already pretty up to date thanks to recent additions, however I have a couple more of my own.
*A new "track," like that used for sliding doors, would follow the leaves on either side down the outdoor segment of Alice in Wonderland. In case of an evac, railings can "pop out" from the top, like Expedition Everest, and go down the length of the track in a matter of minutes, without ruining the aesthetics. Problem solved.
*The Hookah-smoking Catipiller will blow smoke rings out at guests using... you guessed it... the smoke ring effect. It could even change guests and possibly be innovated to make different shapes like letters.
That's all for now, more coming soon.
Your thoughts? Your own ideas?
thanks for reading!