By late 2019, there will still be conversations of at least retheming one of the older 4 rides (Star Tours, ToT, Rockin' Roller Coaster, TSMM) out of their other 5 new ones (Slinky Coaster, Alien Saucer Ride, Falcon, First Order Ride, M&M RR).
But RnRC is already a good ride, if it ain’t broke don’t fix!With Disney basically rehauling most of the rides/attractions at Hollywood Studios within the last few years (even my favorite Disney attraction of all time The Great Movie Ride) I think the Rockin' Roller Coaster is in need of a retheme or overhaul or in general. There have been a few themes thrown out in the last few years like Guardians of the Galaxy (which is already getting a roller coaster attraction in Epcot) and Monsters, Inc. (which I think would be a big mistake if that is the retheme). I have conjured up an idea for a replacement for Rockin' Roller Coaster in my head for the last few weeks and would be an Avengers themed coaster. In the case of there being two Marvel themed roller coasters in the same resort here is my case. The Avengers roller coaster that I personally think would be a great replacement would be (in Universal Orlando Resort's terms) the Harry Potter Escape from Gringotts attraction, the more superior intense roller coaster while the Guardians of the Galaxy rollercoaster would be (as of January 30th 2018 since not knowing entirely what the attraction would be but what I have heard it would be) the new Harry Potter indoor lesser intense roller coaster that is being built where Dragon Challenge (or in Disney's terms Space Mountain) once stood. You could keep the archway leading into the attraction by putting the Avengers "A" logo engraved into the top of it and say below the it "Avengers Headquarters". They would (in my mind) gut the whole attraction to build a new show building that would host a new more high tech coaster than we have now. The outside of the show building would look like what were getting for an Avengers attraction in Hong Kong Disneyland. I know the chances of this attraction happening are slim since Universal still has the rights to make Marvel attractions based on the characters you need for this ride like Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, etc. But it would be a dang good replacement if this got green-lit and built in the park.
Black Hole would be a perfect IP for it. Have a big Maximilian staring down at you. That would be great!If they were to drop the Aerosmith connection, which, frankly, would be a ... wait for it ... shocker, they could go with a theme based on a purely Disney IP, The Black Hole, where the high-speed acceleration shoots you into the black hole with the attendant pseudo-psychedelic spirals, black lights, stretched images and confusion you get from the ball of twine simulating the disorientation of passing through the event horizon.
The visit by Steven Tyler was, I'm 99% sure, pure coincidence and has absolutely nothing to do with their plans for the ride. It was a birthday trip to Orlando.
There are rumors of this becoming GotG themed instead of ToT, which I'd be more fine with, but I'd prefer the ride to stay as-is. Why spend loads of money to retheme something when a new attraction could be built for a bit more? The retheme would not draw people, at least not over time, and would tick plenty of people off (or simply not excite them). A new ride would draw people and have a high "approval rating." That little extra bit of money would be more than worth it.
Anyway, there is a DHS section of the forum that this belongs in.
IMO, RnRC will eventually need to be re-done. It won't last forever like it is now.
But I agree. Additions would be a novel concept for this park.
oh so your cool with aliens on sunset Blvd got it. good job.
Couldn’t agree more!The Black Hole would be odd given the other half of the park is Star Wars... They should have redone the Animation Courtyard and the new and improved version of Toontown, creating a parallel back street that would run to the RNRC building, then they could there it to almost any classic Disney cartoon. The old Animation buiding should have been rebuilt as the new Mickey Mouse and the Runaway Railway and it would all have worked beautifully.... The Central spine of the park: Classic Hollywood. The Right Side,Toontown and Disney/ Pixar animation. The Left side, Classic action and Adventure including Sci Fi e.g. Starwarsland...
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