There's a certain site out there that made an AE series of articles a few years ago that claims that AE was originally an Aliens ride that Eisner was nuts to build because he wanted to impress the pants off his teenage son who thought Disney was for wimps and kids. It then goes on to detail a story of how the whole thing turned into an arguement of Walt's Old Men VS the new design guys and how eventually somebody talked to Lucas and he was able to convince Eisner to tone it down and not go all the way into making a horror ride.Originally Posted by filmfreak11
Of course, this could all be "misjimformation" as usual, but it seems plausable with the GMR attraction and all. That sequence freaked the stuffing out of me because I was in the far right seat of the car and turned my head right to see the AA hiding in the hole waiting to pop out! Thankfully there was some kind of poor timing or misfire and only the last couple rows ever got a good look at the thing in action. It was worth it to get such an up-close look at the Witch AA, but next time I'm going to claim the middle!