The last time Disney has built a new ride in either WDW or DL resort that was NOT BASED ON A MOVIE was over 6 years ago. Expedition Everest (2006) was the last example of a totally original Disney attraction.
Before that us Americans have got Lights, Motors, Action! (2005), Mission: SPACE (2003), and the attractions that opened with California Adventure (2001).
Ever since Expedition Everest, all new major attractions have been based on movies: Toy Story Mania, Star Tours, The Little Mermaid, all of Cars Land, etc. In the future we can expect to see Avatar Land, another movie based attraction.
Do you think Disney still has it in them to still create unique attractions such as POTC, Space Mountain, or Expedition Everest or have they lost their magic touch and can only rely on characters?