Journey To The Center Of The Earth ride

Discussion in 'Disney Rumors and News' started by King Triton, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. King Triton

    King Triton DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2000
    Messages:
    576
    Is there any chance Disney will bring "Journey To The Center Of The Earth" ride to Disney World sometime in the future? The same one that is now at Tokyo Disney Sea. That is the coolest ride ever. It's half dark ride and half thrill ride - perfect! All the Disney fans out there should let Disney know we would love to see this here at Walt Disney World. It would be a GREAT addition. :cool1::cool1::cool1:

    This should be Disney's next ride here in the states. If you want this ride, let Disney hear you.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TN89zVeJjDk&NR=1&feature=endscreen
     
  2. Avatar

    Google AdSense Guest Advertisement


    to hide this advert.
  3. beer dave

    beer dave Master of the obvious

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2011
    Messages:
    1,176
    I heard that rumor a while ago-- It would be a cool ride / concept. Even though the movie wasn't the best.
     
  4. MJMcBride

    MJMcBride Barely lost is barely found

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2006
    Messages:
    4,916
    I think a Mysterious Island might work at the Animal Kingdom. That and a redone 20,000 Leagues ride would fit with Mythological critters IMO
     
  5. super mike b

    super mike b DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2012
    Messages:
    500
    Anything would be better than Avatar!
     
  6. champ5601

    champ5601 Earning My Ears

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2009
    Messages:
    74
    Whats the ride system on this? Similar to Test Track?
     
  7. Orreed

    Orreed Olivia

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2012
    Messages:
    10,386
    Yes please! This ride and Mysterious Island would be fantastic in Animal Kingdom. I actually think Pandora is very pretty, but I don't to explore a world with towering blue Na'vi everywhere. I know it did great at the box office, but it's not like Harry Potter or Marvel where is has a long lasting fan base.
     
  8. MJMcBride

    MJMcBride Barely lost is barely found

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2006
    Messages:
    4,916
    I agree completely. Everyone wants Avatarland to go away
     
  9. ASteelersMidget

    ASteelersMidget DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2011
    Messages:
    582
    That's not true. I don't want it to go away. I think disney can do somethin special with Pandora. The question is will the half *** it or not
     
  10. franchescadisney

    franchescadisney Earning My Ears

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2012
    Messages:
    6
    Yes, anything would be better than Avatar but I don't think Journey to the Center of the Earth has a big enough following to make a ride...:confused3
     
  11. JoShan1719

    JoShan1719 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2009
    Messages:
    1,134
    I agree with this. Avator seriously needs to go, but I doubt Journey to the Center of the Earth would help AK at all. It didn't really do that well here in the states did it?
     
  12. TheRustyScupper

    TheRustyScupper Good Sailing Master. Average Banjo Picker.

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2000
    Messages:
    20,506
    1) Alas, do not even think about it coming to U.S.A..
    2) OLC owns Disney Tokyo, NOT Disney/ABC
    . . . and, they are very futuristic
    . . . and, they are every daring
    . . . and, they will spend money
    3) Tokyo has MANY attractions not considered for the U.S.A..
    4) If they did bring things over, Disney Seas would be a prime candidate.
     
  13. LaurLaur04

    LaurLaur04 Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2010
    Messages:
    420
    Nevertheless, that looks like a pretty awesome ride!
     
  14. doconeill

    doconeill Fastpass Jedi Master DIS Lifetime Sponsor

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2007
    Messages:
    17,040
    It might depend on who owns the ride design (It was designed by WDI, but if under contract to OLC, OLC may own it), and the rights to the theme - Disney may not have rights to the theme in the U.S. and would have to re-license it.

    So there may be a number of hurdles not worth jumping vs. doing something with a property they already own - say, like Star Wars...
     
  15. Longhairbear

    Longhairbear DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2006
    Messages:
    960
    Many fans have never heard of the Haley Mills movie, "In Search Of The Castaways" It's story in the original Jules Verne novel happens between "20,000 Leagues", and "Mysterious Island" and connects all three together. I think Disney has forgotten about that as well.
    The original movie version soundtrack of "Island" is used in show scenes at Disneyland on the Walt Disney Railroad. And the original movie is not a Disney film. "Castaways" is a fun film from it's era, and was made after "Leagues". There are a few scenes in "Castaway" that could lend themselves to a thrill ride attraction, alongside "Island". Especially at TDS.
     
  16. Judy from Boise

    Judy from Boise <font color=teal>Watch out – might take away your Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 1999
    Messages:
    7,925
    I actually rode it twice and thought it was more of a D than an E ticket.......also the quality of the ride experience was really effected based on where you sat in the ride vehicle as the roof supports block the view of some show elements from certain seats.
     
  17. FirstTimeCaller

    FirstTimeCaller I got my ears! See.

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2008
    Messages:
    205
    I've ridden the ride at Tokyo Sea and loved it. It starts out slow but progresses into a fast roller-coaster like ride (no steep drops though) that travels indoors and out.

    Some of the descriptions of the Dwarf Mine Train remind me of the Journey to the Center of the Earth ride. So while I don't think we will see JTTCOTE state-side, maybe will get something almost as good (or better) with the mine train ride.
     
  18. ChrisFL

    ChrisFL Disney/Universal Fan and MALE

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2000
    Messages:
    7,629
    The movie has NOTHING to do with the attraction. The attraction opened in 2001 based on the original Jules Verne book.
     

Share This Page