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.