While I’m a strong supporter of Disney doing more original attractions, I don’t mind the occasional movie-based one either. Sometimes though, I think the sequences in Disney movies that seem most specifically designed to become theme park attractions never do.
Tarzan got a treehouse walk through (there was at least a treehouse in the movie). I’ve never been to Tarzan’s Treehouse, but I think that Tarzan’s vine surfing would make a great theme for a coaster.
Aladdin got a (now-closed) restaurant, a storytelling spot, a musical and a spinner.
As many others have proposed, I think an attraction where we ride on Aladdin’s magic carpet would be appealing (not a spinner, a ride that actually makes us feel like we’re riding the carpet through the world of Aladdin), though the Cave of Wonders sequence might seem a bit too similar to Indy at DL (angry deity screaming that we’ve done the wrong thing, racing to escape…)
And of course, we all know about the proposed “door vault suspended coaster” for Monster’s Inc. that was replaced by the Superstar Limo overlay taxi ride we know today. (I don’t know if that was ever confirmed as a real plan or was just a rumor, but it sounded like a good idea.)
Instead of one ride themed to Toy Story’s concept of “toys come to life when no-one’s around,” the DLR will soon have two Toy Story rides, each half-themed to that and half-themed to something else entirely (midway games, space battles.)
I picture a Toy Story ride making us feel like we are actually toys, taking us through giant sets of Andy’s Room, Sid’s Room, Pizza Planet, Big Al’s Toy Barn, and/or possibly other giant locales not featured in the movie. The ride vehicle I picture is the RC car that Woody and Buzz use to chase the moving truck in the first movie.
I was thinking that they could have done some kind of “Toyland” – I’m picturing an enclosed pavilion themed to a giant child’s room – and the Winnie-the-Pooh ride could have gone there as well, since those characters are supposed to be stuffed toys come to life. (No, I don't know where this would have gone or whether there's space for it anywhere. This is pure blue sky stuff )