Rides or Resorts that need 2 be pitched or updated.

Discussion in 'Disney Rumors and News' started by Bob Roberts, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. Bob Roberts

    Bob Roberts Mouseketeer

    Mar 5, 2013
    I will shoot first.


    Muppet Vision 3D, The Great Movie Ride, and Indiana Jones Stunt Show all at DHS. They need to go or get updated.

    Dinoland USA should get a complete overhaul and ret heme.

    Tomorrowland and Future World at Epcot need 2 be updated.


    The Contemporary Resort: Same thing as TL and FW, NEED TO BE UPDATED.

    That is all.

  2. jlas00

    jlas00 Earning My Ears

    Jan 8, 2011

    I do not want any of the HS rides you mentioned updated, I really like them just the way they are. I also like Dinoland how it is, but coudl do without the stupid carinival games. Only rides I'd really like them to do away with are Stich, Tomorrowland Speedway, and Avatar land (if it happens).
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  4. Bob Roberts

    Bob Roberts Mouseketeer

    Mar 5, 2013
    Muppet Vision 3d = 1 worst ride @ WDW

    Stich = 2nd worst ride @ WDW

    TOT = 151st worst ride @ WDW
  5. adisneytattoo91

    adisneytattoo91 Practically Perfect in Every Way

    Jul 24, 2012

    Couldn't agree more.
  6. Hoodie

    Hoodie <font color=purple>Going to BC and GF with one wee

    Jun 3, 2008
    Muppet Vision does need to be updated. The technology has come so far since it was introduced that it looks silly. Still probably my favorite part of DHS though. I love sitting in the Muppet Theater.

    I am probably committing Disney heresey, but the Swiss Family Robinson treehouse was boring 30 years ago and hasn't gotten any better. Has the movie even been on TV in the past 25 years?
  7. jesscahens

    jesscahens Hospitality worker

    Feb 26, 2011
    I agree about stitch.
    I would also probably do something with the stunt show. and update peter pan. if muppets needs to be updated like some are saying then so does philharmagic...
  8. rteetz

    rteetz Rumors and News Moderator Moderator

    Feb 20, 2013
    I believe stitch really does need to go that wasn't great at all last time I went on it. Tomorrowland speedway should never go its one of those great fun classics but could do an update. Muppet vision shouldn't go but does need an update. But really anything in Hollywood studios is up in the air if some expansion project is actually brought on. AK could use some updating on the rides throughout the park I haven't seen much change in rides for about 5 years.

    DRDISNEYMD *+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+* *+*~The Snow Queen~*+* ~A gi

    Apr 1, 2007
    ~LOL. This question is too difficult to answer, it's much easier to ask what doesn't need updating at WDW. But, I agree with most of the comments and I'll throw in the Poly for good measure. :goodvibes
  10. Tomader

    Tomader DIS Veteran

    Apr 4, 2007
    I would say Imagination,Muppets for sure. Hollywood studios needs to be redone. More Rides! Epcot also needs updating and more rides,and so does Animal Kingdom. More Rides. I love Disney but they have to get more creative and design good rides. They ruined Test Track. Black boards with green lights flashing through it?
  11. derricksonb

    derricksonb Mouseketeer

    Aug 17, 2010
    Completely agree that Muppets 3D needs updated as does the Indiana Jones Spectacular and the Great Movie Ride, which is exactly as I remember it from my first visit to DHS in 1991.

    Any park areas named "Tomorrowland" or "Future World" should be just that and able to be changed or updated to more accurately reflect what life may be like 20-30 years from now as opposed to 20-30 years from when MK opened. Same thing with the Contemporary Resort which is anything but contemporary. At least they could update the carpet....

    Personally I wouldn't update Dinoland as it's one of my children's favorite places in AK and home to one of my favorite roller coasters.

    Someone else mentioned updating the Poly, but I think by initial concept and design it is one of the only resorts that should never have to be updated or remodeled to keep up with current trends. However, along the same lines Swiss Family Tree House could use some updating or be taken out completely.

    I believe that the World Showcase could use some major overhaul and massive expansion of better rides/attractions in every country.
  12. Tramp68

    Tramp68 DIS Veteran DVC Gold

    Mar 14, 2005
    I haven't tried going in a few years now , but last I knew Country Bears was half broken and was in bad need of an audio overhaul.
  13. Spacedog1975

    Spacedog1975 DIS Veteran

    Dec 9, 2012
    I would like to see Journey Into Imagination retroed back to where it was in 1991.
  14. dbennett3899

    dbennett3899 Mouseketeer

    Apr 26, 2010
    Get rid of Tomorrowland Speedway! Waste of a lot of space. How fun could it possibly be to drive in a car that sits on a guided track that you have no control over? Im always amazed that the line is as long as it is. This has 1992 written all over it!
  15. Bob Roberts

    Bob Roberts Mouseketeer

    Mar 5, 2013
    I agree with everything you said.

    Every time I take newbies to WDW they always comment about how the Contemporary resort seems so old and run down compared to the other resorts. I know its not rundown by any means but the theming is horrible. If it was 1976 I am sure I would think its the bomb but its not, its 2013 baby.

    Splash Mountain = 158th worst ride on property.

    Bobby Boy
  16. Faldred

    Faldred DIS Veteran

    Dec 18, 2008

    Muppet Vision - needs to be updated, not removed/replaced. Especially with Disney really looking to revive the franchise.

    Great Movie Ride - update required, see long-running thread on this forum

    LMA/Backlot Tour - replace with a real "Pixar Place"

    Sounds Dangerous - replace with Star Wars Jedi Training (led by Yoda using "Turtle Talk" technology)


    Stitch - remove! Either restore Alien Encounter or put something new in the space.

    Speedway - replace, I think, with more of a simulator racing ride that has a higher ridership capacity.

    Pooh/Peter Pan - refurb if possible to have multiple sets of identical (or even different) on different levels tracks to increase capacity


    I must be one of the few who like the park as-is; routine maintenance plus announced expansions should be sufficient for now.


    Nothing that hasn't already been said except the usual call for more WS countries.

    My only disagreement there is that "Tomorrowland" could work quite well as a nostalgic look at what the future was "supposed" to be like, from the perspective of the 50's-70's. But there needs to be a decision made at a high level -- is it a look at the tomorrow that is to come, or a look at the "tomorrow" of the past? Pick one and stick with it, but don't mix and match.
  17. derricksonb

    derricksonb Mouseketeer

    Aug 17, 2010
    I don't disagree with that, but then if the decision was made to make it a nostalgic look at what tomorrow was supposed to be like in 1971 then rename it Yesterdays-Tomorrow-Todayland.
  18. FreeTime

    FreeTime DIS Veteran

    May 11, 2000
    I agree that the Muppets needs updated.

    Also at HS would like to see something go into Sounds Dangerous and American Idol building.

    AK - could use another headliner.

    MK - Update PP, make the speedway like Autopia at DL, get rid of Stitch

    Epcot - would like to see another WS ride. Make some mini-pavilions like they did in 2000.
  19. LovesTimone

    LovesTimone DIS Veteran

    Apr 29, 2009
    Carousel of progress, needs a complete makeover, and brought up to date.

    Speedway, needs a redo, and some type of controls when you are reentering pit row that you can not slam into the person infront of you, my mom was injured on the ride in january, on our last visit a man was helping is young son out, of the car and some kid not paying attention slammed into them, knocking the boy onto the side walk and the dad, out into the lane.

    Stich - just not my cup of tea.

    Splash mountain, seems to need more maintaining, when we there is January they had it shut down and were working on it, hopefully this will help. Still love the theme.

    Country Bears, so corny, but we love to go to it, lots of memories.

    Tom Sawyers island - What is this about, the last several visits it has not been open - maybe turning it into cool eatry with lots of windows and some outside pavillons ( like at AK) would be nice and the ride on the boats would still be in place.

    Jungle cruise - is in need of some updating, really a overhaul would be in order.
  20. Marsheliz

    Marsheliz DIS Veteran

    Dec 8, 2010
    Agree with most of the above

    Animal Kingdom could use something else but I dont agree with re-doing DinoLand- I think that is fine the way it is..

    Maybe something "more kid friendly" at Epcot, My son loves Nemo there and we like some of the adult stuff.

    Definitely do not like Stitch- we never even do it anymore. Never do Tom Sawyer Island anymore. Tomorrowland could use some updates but enjoy everything else. Does anyone know if Country Bears will re-open? That was just a childhood favorite and hate to see it go!

    DHS- My 2nd favorite park but think that Lights Motor Action needs to either be chopped or do a different routine. I love The Great Movie Ride but think it might could use some updating and a different dialogue.
  21. WDWChloe

    WDWChloe life's better at sea

    Oct 10, 2012
    The MDE app says Country Bears is open... Almost positive I saw it open when we were there on Saturday. I just know with the latest refurbishment, it was shortened quite a bit.

    And I agree with Stitch & GMR!

    As for resorts, I'd like to for the rooms at Poly get a facelift. I can't justify spending the amount to stay there with the way the rooms/beds look.

    Same with All Star resorts ... Sports isn't that bad but Movies and Music are outdated and run-down.

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