Sorry this is such a long post.
Could Disney use the Rocket Rods ride tech for a PM-type ride?Someone mentioned having PM show scenes with DL past, present, & future (or something like that). Wonder if he meant something like EPCOT's Journey Into Your Imagination. I went on that ride once (I think it was a soft opening because it wasn't listed on the maps) and the ride strolled through scenes and stopped for scenes as well (kinda like a parade show stop I guess). So I guess if something similar to the way JIYI's/PM ride tech would be an interesting combo for the tracks above. Not only do you get the leisure ride, but also a show scene (and probably a speeder ride when you're over Autopia tracks). But like most people have said, what kind of show scenes can you have? Teleportation, time-travel, genetic experimentation...?? And is there any room possible to install these show scenes AND take a peek into the TL ride...?? Oh yes, don't forget the video monitors.
How about these show scenes for an idea:
The queue & load station is designed as the command center for TTA. Video monitors of Tom Morrow or some other original character will come on for safety spiel and layout the story behind TTA. Load in the same fashion as the old PM.
In Star Tours, the ride slows to a crawl so you get a better, longer view of the Star Tours queue. Then you go through blast doors to where the Star Tours extended queue is. But instead of looking down at more queue, it's a Star Wars show scene. Darth Vader VS Luke Skywalker AA with lightsabers (ala DLP's dueling pirates in POTC). The extended queue is still below under this new show scene. If the 360 spinning is used on the vehicles, they'll spin left so you look at the scene. Behind Vadar are Storm Troopers blasting laser guns past the duel at Rebels behind Luke Skywalker. Either the whole scene is enclosed behind glass so lasers can be seen using smoke and guests' don't trash the physical scene. Then Luke turns towards us and uses the Force to excel our vehicles out of the room. DARTH VADER: "Join me, and we can rule the galaxy!". LUKE: "No! (towards us) Get out of here while you still have the chance!". Our video screen displays Tomorrowland Transit Authority. The commander there says he's getting us out of the launch bay and into outer space. We go into a starfield space with miniatures of Empire & Rebel ships zooming by us (miniatures on tracks). TTA: "Lightspeed to Cyber Space!".
Enter lightspeed effects then transitions to entering the TRON cyber world alongside/ between HISTA (a Tron attraction would be my preference) and Space Moutain. Your vehicle slows to a crawl. Since Space Mountain is closed up, I figure a new TRON Superspeed tunnel would be the most appropiate. So the walls and ceilings will be covered in blacklit circuit lines inspired by the movie and then some. On one side of the wall (depending which could have more room for a show scene), will be a miniture of what the cyber world is like (think miniture display of EPCOT). And then with digital projections or a series of flat digital plasma screens hanging on walls to your left and right will be the new SUPER SPEED section. I don't remember the original, but I hear there were Lightcycles and fast cars zooming by with wind effects. Then you're "teleported" out of the TRON world and go outside. This is where you're on the left of Space Mountain and go over Redd Rockett's.
EDIT: Here's another idea to replace the previous idea I had below: http://www.micechat.com/forums/showp...9&postcount=19
Inside the Innoventions building will be like a tribute to Captain EO. Your vehicle enters the world of the alien planet from that 3D film. Then you are stopped, surrounded by alien guards from the wall to your left. And on your right is the Alien Queen. All simple AAs. Then TTA puts on music as their gift. It's MJ's "Changing the World" song (not sure what it's really called). Then maybe strobe lights and smoke effects appear. Then a blackout and air blasts in your face (like in JIYI's scene when your facing a wall, blackout, air blasts, and a family of figments are playing in front of you). Well during this blackout, the 3 alien guards spin around because behind them are the good robots from the EO movie. The a wall goes up to close up the Alien Queen. And a wall beside that is opened to reveal the good queen. The music continues on and they wave you good bye.
Now you're outside over Autopia. The vehicle will be running a little faster (between the speed of original PM and Rocket Rods). Enjoy traveling music. Then you slow down as you approach the Buzz building.
From what I think, the only thing you COULD see in the Buzz building is the queue & un/loading station. So TTA guests get a peek at that. Your vehicle slows to a crawl. All the while the tunnel you're in is themed to Buzz Lightyear's Star Command. And simple Little Green Men AAs will be there greeting you. The red alarm lights go off, Buzz is on the TTA screen urguing for volunteers to respond to Star Command in assitance to defeat the Evil Emperor Zurg. The LGMs get back to work on the space station.
Then as you approach the end of the ride, TTA thanks you for experiencing TTA and have a safe visit in Tomorrowland.
That's the basic idea I have for the tracks above. What do you think?