10 Disney Films That Should be Made into Attractions at Walt Disney World


6. Cars (2006) and Cars 2 (2011)

Why should Disneyland’s California Adventure park have all the fun? We want a Cars-themed attraction at Walt Disney World. Let’s make it different from Radiator Springs Racers. Instead of racing through the desert, maybe the Disney World attraction focuses more on Cars 2—racing in the World Grand Prix through Tokyo, London, Paris and Porto Corsa (a fictional city created by writers of Cars 2). Maybe this attraction could glean wisdom from the good things about Tomorrowland Speedway (but with an upgrade), a streak of Radiator Springs Racers and then melt it all together with a Disney World twist. Hey, it could work!

5. Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)

This attraction would be well-suited for placement in or near the United Kingdom pavilion in EPCOT, as the story from this Disney feature film is about an apprentice witch, three children and other major and minor characters who work together to find the missing part of a spell that will aid in the defense of Britain during wartime. It’d be fun to fly aboard a four-post bed, just by tapping on one of the posts. Part of the ride could be simulated underwater since there is a scene in the movie that takes place underwater where the characters interact with fish and with each other. Part of the attraction could incorporate the huge tent where the characters meet the king who also happens to be a lion. Since this feature film was created using both live action and animation, designing a ride using Bedknobs and Broomsticks as its inspiration could take on all kinds of whimsicalities. And the ride could also introduce younger Disney fans to this classic film from the early 1970s.

4. Up (2009)

I can’t imagine a single Guest at Disney World who wouldn’t love to meet Mr. Fredrickson and maybe tour his little house. And who wouldn’t want to fly in his house with him? In this attraction, Guests would become honorary Wilderness Explorers. The ride vehicle would be a house that looks like Mr. Fredrickson’s abode, and in this attraction, instead of floating with balloons, using the wind as a guide and hoping for the best, we would get to help Mr. Frederickson get to Paradise Falls again, but it’s up to us to weather the weather (thunderstorms, twisters and wind gusts) and dodge skyscrapers, birds, helicopters and other necessary evils in the sky. I envision a simulation ride with some of the aspects of the Test Track attraction, in which we get to help design the best house and number of balloons for optimum travel to Paradise Falls. I’ll leave it to the Imagineers to determine the best approach in creating this fun-filled ride.

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About Rebekah Tyndall Burkett

Rebekah grew up in Forney, Texas and lives just outside of Dallas. She’s been a Disney superfan since childhood, experiencing the magic at Walt Disney World for the first time at the age of 11. Journeys to Neverland are at least a yearly occurrence for her, her husband and her four children (the Fab Four). When they go to the parks, they stay in Florida for three weeks at a time. Rebekah loves exploring the history of the parks, the genius behind the Magic in the person of Walt Disney, and she is intrigued by all things Disney World and Disney Imagineering. When in the parks, Rebekah and her husband Scott make the most of their time by enjoying every minute with their Fab Four, by delving deeper into Walt’s vision for the parks and into the history behind the Walt Disney World Resort, and by photographing the many different types of architecture at Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and on the World Showcase at EPCOT. When she’s not in the parks, Rebekah is excitedly setting travel dates and planning her family’s next adventure to their happy place deep within the Sunshine State. On breaks from planning her next trip, Rebekah is a writer, journalist and children’s author, penning children’s books about kids with special needs that she affectionately calls “believement-achievement” stories. Her hobbies include creative writing, paper crafting and interviewing Imagineers. She is also an advocate for Autism Awareness and for children with developmental disabilities of all kinds.