I honestly thought I was going to hate this. I was not looking forward to it. I guess I was afraid it would lose its old fashioned dark ride charm. Boy was I wrong. I totally approve. These changes really bring out the ride in a new way. It feels more alive. More like one is in the cartoon. Yes, it’s too bad they had to change the outdoor portion, but they worked well with what they had. I can’t wait now to see what they do to the other Fantasyland classics!
It would be interesting to see them do this to Peter Pan’s Flight, since it is so dark and hard to see many things, and it also flies by scenes so fast!
I really really LOVE the enhancements it keeps walt’s touch in there but it feels really new! I really hope they are going to use this sort of technology in Peter Pan’s Flight i hope they do! It would look so good with peter pan’s flight!
Oh, not Peter Pan’s Flight! 🙁 (The whole point is the figure tableaus)
But otherwise, yes, some of the “classic” Walt-era dark rides that began and ended with Disneyland (including Mr. Toad and Pinocchio) could use a little imaginative tweaking to take them beyond the Cardboard Cutout Flat, and projection does add a few new effects without turning it into Spiderman. Safety needs forced them to take a look at Alice after twenty years, hopefully a little success might spark them to take a new look at others.
Very nice! One of my favorite dark rides and it looks as if they did a great job with the upgrades.
I’d love to see a picture of “old vs. new” since I’ve never been to Disneyland and can’t really visualize the work that’s been done.
I love this! They recently did a very similar enhancement to the Little Mermaid ride in DCA that paid off.
This article is so uninspired and badly written. Reflects badly on Ricky, who is excellent.
This critique is the most uninspired and immature I have ever read in my more than 35 years of writing. You should also note that Ricky hired me for my abilities, and is my editor.
First of all, I don’t think your article is badly written at all for a blog. However, if that’s his opinion then it’s his opinion. There will be people that don’t like what you have to say and they have a right to their opinion. You might not like it, but as a writer you better learn that you have to take the bad with the good and recognize people are entitled to their own opinions.
That is not a nice thing to say at all.
This is a completely unnecessary comment.
Shallow and pedantic.
I like it. I wish they had updated the animatronics more like the 7 dwarfs mine train ride in Florida though. But still very good updates. Can’t wait to see how they update Mr. Toad now.
I love what they’ve done with the ride and I’m glad Alice is seen more in it since she is the main character of the film.
Cool! new tech with classic Disney ride is great!
I have a feeling that they’ll be doing this to the other dark rides in Fantasyland.
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