I've been analyzing certain threads and one thing that came across my mind is why certain movies are not fitted into the Disney parks. Now it's understandable that certain movies like The Great Mouse Detective and The Black Cauldron are not put into the parks due to lack of popularity.
In fact, I never even heard of Black Cauldron till I got it on VHS at the age of 9, and even then I was curious as to why I never heard of this movie or why it isn't in the parks.
To get back on subject, if Disney execs ever decided to retheme or change the aspect of Soarin' over California. One of the ideas I came up with to make it appeal with the company is to retheme it with a movie that is considered a Disney classic but is not really regarded by many people.
If your not familiar with this movie, it's about a society of mice known as the "Rescue Aid Society" that is directly under the United Nations, one affiliate from Hungary named Bianca is tasked with a mission to save a little orphan girl named Penny from her greedy Aunt Medusa who is holding her hostage until she gets Medusa a diamond known as the "Devil's Eye".
Bianca meanwhile, instead of taking an official agent of the Rescue Aid Society, decides to take the Janitor named Bernard.
Now, how would The Rescuers fit with this type of attraction? Well one of the most well known segments in the movie is when they call upon a colleague named Orville (a seagull) to fly them to the location they are tasked to go to. Then they are taken to various locations, as well as to the sky. It's an unforgettable scene and I think it'd be perfect if Disney wanted to try something new.
The thought of flying while being smaller than life would be breathtaking and a great new experience, as well as Orville's witty humor throughout the attraction.
It doesn't even necessarily need to fit on canon with the concept of the movie taking place in New York, "The Rescuers" could be tasked to another location, they did it with "The Rescuers: Down Under" and they could do it with this ride as well.
I'm ready for all the criticism I'll get and I know a lot of people are probably going to point fingers and say "Why would you want to rip out a popular attraction in favor of retheming it to a movie that is not really well known". I wouldn't dream of getting rid of Soarin' over California, not at all. This is just an idea I came up with the other day and i'd love to hear opinions about it.