Grizzly Peak Mining Expedition
I know that Disney is in the process of a large overhaul in Disney's California Adventure, but I've noticed that there is not much work that is focusing on the Golden State area of the park. On the California Adventure Project Tracker here on MiceChat, I noticed that a rethemeing of Condor Flats was memtioned; however, there was no plans for Grizzly Peak.
I have decided to create a new ride that would be placed in the Grizzly Peak area. This ride would be called Grizzly Peak Mining Expedition. It would be somewhat of a cross between Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and Expedition Everest.
Ride Description (see picture below): The entrance to the ride would be to the right of the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail. The queue wraps around the back of the Challenge Trail until you begin to descend under ground level. Guests enter the boarding area and are now in an open-air mine car station. Once you're on the ride, you head into a cave and climb up the first and largest lift hill. Near the top, we meet a minor; he tells you to "Turn right. The tracks on the left need some repair." You're now at the top of the hill, but suddenly the train turns left, and the minor yells "You're going the wrong way!" The trains begins its descent and is now above the Grizzly River Run. The train makes another turn into the tunnel but when you reach the opposite side of the tunnel, the tracks go right off the mountain (note the similarity of Expedition Everest). The train begins to move backwards and you and other guests are now headed down the mountain. Later, you reach another tunnel and stop; on the wall, there is the shadow of a creature (again, similar to Expedition Everest). You head out of the cave and up the second lift. This lift is just below Grizzly Peak and you have a perfect view of the mountain. The train once again goes through tunnels and turns. When you enter the last tunnel, you are narrowly attacked by Bigfoot himself. You just make it out alive and return back to the station.
The storage for the trains in this attraction would also be under ground and would be located under the Brother Bear Totem Pole Ceremony. The exit and handicap entrance would be located near the southern entrance into Grizzly Peak.
Now take a look at the layout:
The Bigfoot shadow is after the backwards portion and before the second lift hill.
The Bigfoot attack is in the last tunnel before the train heads under the Challenge Trail area. Under the walkway.
So what do you guys think?
I'm happy to see any comments or improvements to my design.
Thanks for reading all of it.