It's a shame Pocahontas and Mulan are not featured in the park.
I like your ride idea.
As others have said, Pocahontas takes place in Virginia, even if a fantastical Virginia with giant cliffs and things. I feel it may even be offensive to native groups to flub it and say that Pocahontas takes place on the West Coast because that's the kind of patently ignorant generalization of native groups Americans have been doing for centuries.
Also: to the left of CL and to the right of the ToT? No such place. If you're referring to the backstage space left over to the SOUTH of ToT and to the EAST of Carsland, then that is a viable space.
I fully agree that a Gold Rush ride or some such would be awesome for that location. Or a prehistoric California ride.
I like the Pochantus idea but I feel it would fit far better in FL maybe some place along rivers of America
Honestly? The best place for a Pocahontas anything would be in Liberty Square - if you could accept the time-difference, or a vague not-specifically-time-nor-place forest land. MAYBE Frontierland. I could be persuaded. But it would still really be pushing it.
I mean, the Powhatan people were literally RIGHT on the East Coast. That's not really Frontierland, it's certainly not California, and I really think it doesn't fit anywhere in any of the parks.
World it be cool if they have use the ride system for the little mermaid ride.
I agree DCA needs a POTC-style ride but not related to the Pocahontas movie. Not a fan for the movie. I want DCA to have their own Great Movie Ride not a copy of the one in Florida. It doesn't need a "guide", it should be like POTC or HM, but it brings guest though famous movie (mostly movies made before the 70s) scenes. My ideal scenes would be the singing scene in Rio Bravo, The "don't give a damn" scene in Gone with the wind, The scene where Indy is trying to get the golden idol in Raiders of The Lost Ark, Gene Kelly in Singin in the Rain, The "I am your Father" Scene in Empire Strikes Back, and The "Top of the world" scene in White Heat.
Great Movie Ride is something i've been crossing my fingers for since Who Wants to be a Millionaire closed down....
It was one of my favorites, and It would go perfect with Hollywoodland, obviously.
When I was a lot younger and went on the Canoe ride, I could have sworn it was based on Pocahontas. Or, maybe my parents just said that so I would get on a water ride without freaking out, and I was so young I didn't know the difference.
I know it wasn't Pocahontas themed the next time I went (which made me sad), but if it was ever actually Pocahontas, the theme didn't last very long.
Also, I really liked the idea of an Alcatraz ride. There are so many fun things they could do with it.
We'll, before Cars Land, I wanted to replace Bug's Land with a land called Mission Square, with a Zorro stunt show, Western River Expedition, and a cute Three Caballeros dark ride and a neighboring land themed to 50's beach culture called Avalon Bay. With a cute Catalina Island-themed playground, Beach Ball Bumpers (bumper cars), and a big roller coaster inside of a massive wave (with water jets!), it would have worked well.
But no, we have Cars Land. Which I really enjoyed when I went! I'd go for replacing Monsters Inc and Millionaire/Hollywood and Dine sound stages with a Great Movie Ride boat ride. It could be great. Disney could try to use films they have agreements with (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Avatar, maybe Titanic) plus some Disney/Marvel films (The Avengers, Princess Diaries, Mary Poppins, Herbie films, Enchanted). Works just fine I think. Plus, it would be a great excuse to get rid of those dance parties (at least the daily infrastructure) and revamp the backlot area.
Back to the OP, a high capacity boat ride is a great idea for DCA and the Gold Rush would be an ideal theme. Over in Hollywoodland I'd like to see them re-theme the current backlot area to the original Disney Studios on Hyperion Ave. It fits the era of BVS and Hollywoodland perfectly, provides a place for the classic characters to "live", and could feature a ride through an animated world that bridges the gap from the original animated classics to Pixar.
Thanks for the Alcatraz support, think about the possibilities with that... also the incredible city it is in could create the perfect land