Every Sunday all of our writers get together and answer a Disney related question. Here’s this week’s question and responses:
Question of the Week: There’s a rumored Pixar Place expansion in the soon-to-be newly-named Disney’s Hollywood Studios. If you could pick any Pixar film (or franchise) and put them into an attraction for this area, what film would you choose? It doesn’t have to be your favorite Pixar film but the one that you think best translates to a theme park.
Leslie – Up is the winner for me. It has such an expansive world that I feel it could do well with its own world. From rides to meet and greets to outdoor areas for the kids I think that Up could bring a big variety to the park. The only problem is the fact the Wilderness Explorers is already in Animal Kingdom…
but no one goes there anyway so I’m sure they could just move it to HollyWood Studios (Sorry Andrew I had to) (ed. note: since Andrew is the editor, he chose to show Leslie who was boss by crossing out this insult)
Andrew – Wall-E is my favorite Pixar film but I think its theme fits in really well with Epcot so maybe it could go in there sometime. Cars should stay mostly in California Adventure, in my opinion. Toy Story is great but already has a pretty big presence in Disney World. Up is a finalist for me but I’m mad at Leslie. So, with that in mind, I’m going to pick Monsters Inc. I think the long-rumored door coaster reenacting the famous scene from Monsters Inc. would be an incredible attraction and one that fits in with the rest of the park. I also think an Incredibles attraction would be awesome but at this point I’m just trying to fit in all of the Pixar films. Also, I must say while Disney’s Hollywood Studios is going under renovation I suggest spending your time in the most beautiful U.S. Disney Park there is – Animal Kingdom. Leslie wouldn’t know that because she happily admits that she’s never spent more than half a day there! (ed. note: Take that Leslie! Any banter that you see here is mostly playful, readers)
Kelsee – Brave is undeniably my favorite Pixar movie, however I don’t know if it’d be the easiest to forge into an attraction. I have to agree with Andrew, Monster’s Inc. would be a great addition to hypothetical Pixar Place. I just hope they’d do more with the ride than they did in California Adventure with Mike and Sulley to the rescue. I like the ride, but there’s so much more you can do attraction wise with Monster’s Inc. I think if it’s a concentrated Pixar area, I’m sure they’ll do more imagineering and collaboration with the movie to ride concept.
On another note, I also think it’d be neat if they could somehow do a ride incorporating all or most of the Pixar shorts. I always look forward to the release of a new one and I think their quirkiness and uniqueness is part of what sets Pixar apart.
Melissa L. – These are all great ideas! I especially love the idea of doing some kind of ride for the Pixar shorts! I agree with Kelsee, I’m always excited to see a new short!
But as far as the actual movies, I think they should do a ride that is all about the Pixar theory that shows how each of the movies fit together in one world! I’m such a nerd and reading those have always been fun and it would be really cool to see what they come up with!
Kelsee – Nerds unite! I love reading them too.
Melissa H. – Okay, so this is going to sound a little strange, but I think it would be really cool to have a land all based on Finding Nemo. I think they could make some cool roller coasters based off of the EAC and the Jellyfish scene. They could also incorporate or move Nemo attractions from other parks. I just think Disney could do a very interesting take on it.
What Pixar film would you most like to see with a bigger presence in the Disney Parks? Let us know in the comments!
A recap of the week after the jump.
This week on the blog Melissa L. wrote a review of Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. Andrew tried to tackle the tough question of how many days guests should spend in each park. On Thursday, we had a review of Tonga Toast. Then Kelsee wrote about the best food cart items in Disneyland.
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