Two of Disneyland's "E" ticket ridesóPirates of the Caribbean and the Haunted Mansionówere so original, and so well done that they have stood the test of time and are just as enjoyable today as they were many years ago.
When, if ever, will we see another "E" ticket original concept that has the potential to become a "classic", like those two have become? An "E" ticket with a great original concept and story, high guest capacity, catchy songs, no height restrictions, and not based on a hit movie.
There are many, many great ideas that have been made into movies, and would make great rides. The Harry Potter franchise for example. And as much as I am looking forward to the Finding Nemo subs, the refurb is based on a movie. Again, I'm not saying this is bad in any way.
But in today's business climate, is Disney willing to take a chance to build a major "E" ticket based on an original concept that has no box office history of success? Perhaps the lure of good movie=good ride is too overwhelming. After all, if your movie is popular, you have a built-in audience ready to ride, and ready to buy all the merchandise tie-ins.
Do you think Disney will ever create another Original "E" ticket blockbuster attraction in the class of Pirates of the Caribbean and Haunted Mansion?