So i was really really really bored in class the other day and decided i would draw a mock-up of the tunnel of love ride i'd really like to see put in Paradise Pier in DCA
I know its kind of hard to see it all (and i know the drawings look like a 2 year old did it, so dont be hatin'), so i'll give a brief run through of what it would be like. I'm still wressling with some of the finer details, so please let me know if you have any ideas!
Ride Location: Under CA Screamin', next to Toy Story Mania (to the right if you are looking at the entrance of TSM)
Ride Vehicles: this is one of my areas where i'm torn. obviously 2-seater swans would be the natural choice, but i think we all know that teenagers could make that get out of hand pretty quickly. but if we do larger boats (think pirates/IASM size), then it kinda takes away the intamacy. i was thinking maybe a combination. 1/2 the boats 2-seater swans for the couples; other 1/2 large IASM boats for families just wanting to see their favorite disney couples
Ride Route Description: (you can read some of the labels i created on the pic, i'll try and describe the areas i'm talking about as best i can)
Entire first long straightaway: Aladdin/Jasmine/Whole New World-would be just like the movie, making us feel as if we're soaring throughout the most romantic destinations of the world (eiffel tower, athens, etc)
Long curved path- Simba/Nala/Can You Feel The Love Tonight-your boat circles a large rock face with a water fall (as seen in the movie), with the lions-in-love along the incline of the mountainside
short straightaway (moving left to right):bambi/love is a song that never ends- scenes of all the characters finding their mates in a beautiful forest/flower bed setting
short downward section: Hercules/Meg/I won't say I'm in love- Meg and the Muses (etched into vases, pillars, etc and coming alive at various points using projection technology) sing, while the starry sky above reforms the constellations into visions of Herc
short straightaway (moving right to left): Sleeping Beauty/Once Upon a Dream-Aurora and philip dancing with animals looking on
large curved section/straightaway/turn upwards: Beauty and the Beast Ballroom scene-You boat circles the border of the ballroom as belle and beast twirl around it; mrs potts/cogsworth/chip/lumiere/et al placed around the room; complete with grand piano and chandelliere (spl?)
upward section:Cinderella/So This is Love- to the right side of the boat, cinderella/prince dance, followed by carridge turning back into pumpkin as clock tower on left side of boat strikes midnight
remaining section you can see in the pic:Ariel/Eric/Kiss the Girl-this scene i'm picturing almost exactly like the one shown on TLM DVD (where they show the dark ride that was never built). our boat circles theirs, sebastian and animals sing to them
Cut off part (long straightaway downwards back to load/unload station): ensemble cast grande finale-all the couples described here, plus others not placed in ride (snow white, mickey/minnie, et al) placed here, im kind of picturing a small world-esque finale with all of the characters surrounding you. perhaps instead of all white the couples wear gold and silver? not sure what song could be played here. i was thinking when you wish upon a star. maybe something original?
ok that was super long. congrats if you read it and didnt fall asleep lol. please let me know what you think! i love hearing the input of my fellow MCers!