One of the best features of Disney World is that many of the rides and attractions tell a story. Nearly every ride centers on a Disney film that fans know and love. Whether you’re a fan of Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar, or classic Disney films, there is a ride for everybody. Walt Disney World rewarded Fans of the Tron franchise with the much-anticipated opening of Tron Lightcycle Run.
Unfortunately, there are not enough attractions in Disney World for every film to get its ride. As wonderful and magical as the current attractions are. There are always more Disney films we would love to see in the parks. These are 5 Disney films we would love to have their attraction in Disney World.
Coco has been a fan favorite since its release in 2017. This movie stars a young boy named Miguel who longs to be a musician despite his family’s ban on music. He finds himself in the colorful Land of the Dead. There he learns more about his family and where he comes from.
This movie features gorgeous music and animation, making it the perfect film to inspire a new Disney World Ride. While Coco has been featured in Disney theme park parades, Mickey’s PhilharMagic Concert, and firework spectaculars. It has yet to be given its attraction. As much as I adore the Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros. A perfect retheme of this calming boat ride would be into an adventure through the Land of the Dead. In a perfect world, we would have room for both of these rides in Epcot.
Regardless of where or how they do it. Coco would be one of our top choices for Disney World’s next movie-themed attraction.
This movie is known as one of the most expensive animated films ever to be made, and it shows in its incredibly detailed settings and lovable songs. With how popular Tangled has been since its release in 2010, it is surprising that the only representation it has in the parks is a themed bathroom area in Fantasyland. The beautiful floating lanterns would be the perfect backdrop for a relaxing boat ride through the kingdom of Corona.
Guests could ride on a slow-moving boat, much like they do on Pirates of the Caribbean and Na’vi River Journey. They would pass iconic locations such as the tower Rapunzel spent most of her childhood before ending at the castle to see the floating lantern celebration. What would make this ride even more magical would be if there was a Snuggling Duckling-themed restaurant inside where guests could eat while watching other guests ride by on their boats.
One of the crucial ingredients to a fantastic Disney World attraction is the music or theme song. You’ll hear people humming the melody to “There’s a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow” or “A Pirate’s Life For Me.” Lin Manuel Miranda, the creator of Hamilton, helped write the music and lyrics for this 2016 animated film. The music and film were so popular that Disney even added them to the spectacular nighttime Fantasmic in Hollywood Studios. For this reason, Moana would make another fun Disney World attraction.
A Moana water attraction would be fantastic as a slow ride or a thrill ride. It would have a catchy soundtrack, fun theming, and lovable characters from beginning to end!
The Emperor’s New Groove
This movie is underrated but still has a large following of fans who loved the characters of Kronk and Yzma despite them being the film’s villains. Even though this movie is over 20 years old, fans would still love to see a ride dedicated to the adventures of any of these hilarious and entertaining characters!
While there are dozens of ideas for a ride based on the Emperor’s New Groove, it would only be suitable for the Imagineers to build a thrilling roller coaster or log flume ride. Who wouldn’t want to make it to the top of a steep drop and hear the iconic “Pull the lever, Kronk” before plunging downwards?
Big Hero 6
The story of Hiro and his healthcare friend Baymax is another underrated favorite that would make for a fun new Disney World attraction. Fortunately, this ride has started seeing more representation on the West Coast. Disneyland recently incorporated the music and scenes from Big Hero 6 into their 100th-anniversary fireworks spectacular, Wondrous Journeys. They’re also retheming a section of their park into San Fransokyo, the fictional city where the story takes place.
As much as we love the appreciation for this 2014 film, a ride would fit perfectly into Hollywood Studios or Tomorrowland in Magic Kingdom. After all, Baymax represents the tomorrow of medicine and healthcare!
Guests could soar through the air on an exciting new adventure with Baymax, Hiro, and the rest of this team of young superheroes. With all the latest technology Disney has been introducing into their attractions, we could see them coming up with something creative to truly simulate what it feels like to fly through the skies of San Fransokyo.
Disney World – A Forever Evolving Park
As much as we adore the current rides in Disney World, we hope you enjoyed our wishlist of films that could inspire future attractions in the years to come.
The Disneyland and Disney World theme parks will continue to change as attractions are rethemed and added to keep guests returning to experience the magic. When Walt Disney opened his first theme park in California, he said, “Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.”
What Disney film would you most want to see turned into a new Disney World attraction?
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