"The fact is, squire, the moment a man takes to a pipe, he becomes a philosopher. It's the poor man's friend; it calms the mind, soothes the temper, and makes a man patient under difficulties. It has made more good men, good husbands, kind masters, indulgent fathers, than any other blessed thing on this universal earth."
They also closed the Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes, but cast resistance made them re-open it. And I understand they wanted to close Enchanted Tiki Room, Mr. Lincoln, Tom Sawyer Island and even it's a small world, but they couldn't get away with it.
It's a new era, thankfully - - I hope many of these return.
Please take out HISTA, I don't ever want to go there, and that could be the new line area for the people mover track.
And get rid of Innoventions, because I was just there and there was nothing innovative about it.
Also I agree with fixing Star Tours, get at least 3 different tracks to play on it
I wouldn't mind taking out Starcade and replacing it with the Timekeeper. I loved that show and am so disappointed that they replaced it with another Pixar based attraction that seems to be doing not so well. I was so looking forward to seeing the Timekeeper this December, it's a real bummer.
I would also like to see a dark water attraction be put into the former Motor Boat Cruise area. If anyone here has been on Epcot Norway's Maelstrom, that's the type of attraction I want, though not based on Norway, but based on mystical myths and legends like trolls, wizards, witches, dragons, etc. It could be a boat ride that goes forward and backwards and has some drops. And it could be a ride that isn't for the faint at heart.
but I agree... update the thing... make it brilliantly sexy like the one at WDW... I'm talking about detail the crap out of the entire thing... make the film better... different destination... come on!!!
Wait, you're talking about Star Tours at Disney-MGM Studios, right? While the outer facade is indeed brilliantly sexy, once you get inside, it's about as clone-tastic as they come. (I may be mistaken, but Star Tours is the only ride in Florida that I think was an exact replica of its California counterpart; even ITTBAB and MuppetVision had minor differences.) And unfortunately, the brilliantly sexy outer queue from Florida would fit neither the theme nor the spatial limitations of the ride in California.
Cinderella IV: The Bloodening
"It's okay, Beaker, we're scientists. We get paid to fail."
Its amazing to look at that list and realize just how many major attractions were closed during that time frame. Some of them have since been redone or the space that they occupied made into new attractions. But, quite a few on the list still remain vacant. So, If I had to choose attractions to be remade or used for a new attraction my list would be:
Big Thunder Ranch
But, how can you possibly pick something to be closed permanently just to sit unused?
Okay, since we're just talking about Disneyland here's my plan...
2007 - End of 2007 new PeopleMover-type ride begins to be built.
2008 - Tomorrowland Terrace is closed temporarily to make way for construction of an updated version to Rocket Jets. The updated Rocket Jets would replace the observation satelitte. It would be similar to The Skyhawk at Great America. Each rocket is installed with a joystick that allows the rider to roll and spin their rocket a total 360°, as well as go up and down.
2009 - New, updated version of rocket jets is unveiled and Astro Orbiter is finally removed, thus freeing up LOTS of space at the entrance of Tomorrowland. Tomorrowland Terrace reopens as well. End of 2009 brings the new version of the PeopleMover back as well.
2010 - Innoventions and Honey, I Shrunk The Audience are both shuttered. Innoventions makes way for a new time warp dark ride called Time Paradox. The difference in this dark ride is complete and utter guest interaction. There would be multiple routes that can be selected by the guest. Wanna go ahead 1,000 years? No problem! You go to the right! Wanna go back in time 1,000 years? Not a problem either! You go left! (If a person takes too long to decide the computer would pick for them, thus taking out the posibility of a "traffic jam.") Then, from within each of these time ears a computer program randomly picks another route your time machine takes you, etc. **More indepth details will be worked out later**
Honey, I Shrunk The Audience makes way for smaller version of Innoventions where guests are actually THEMSELVES allowed to build scientific equipment, do research into topics they find interesting (biology, chemistry, electronics, physics, psychology, etc.), and other exciting hands-on stations.
2012 - Time Paradox and the new Mini-Innoventions opens up.
2013 - Second week of January sees the end of Pinocchio's Daring Journey. Snow White is given a proper ending by expanding into Pinocchio's former location.
2014 - ToonTown is closed for a 5 year overhaul. The only attraction which would stay is Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin. Everything else is removed with new attractions added. A dark ride featuring the life of Pluto's adventures in installed. (If you want to know more about this one, go ahead and ask.)
Donald's Boat, the section where Goofy's Bounce House used to be, and Gadget's Go-Coaster are all removed to makeway for a mini-Splash Mountain ride for the kids. In this ride you get trapped on Donald's boat during a storm on the seas. (Of course it would be made more friendly than being "trapped." Don't wanna scare the kiddies too much!) *Needs work - just thought of it just now*
Back section of ToonTown would stay somewhat the same. However, Mickey & Minnie's houses would get complete overhauls.
2018 - New ToonTown reopens!
There's more that I could come up with, but that's all I could think of for now.