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Monday, November 9, 2015

Disney Princesses: "DP"-Inspired Additions to the Parks

So I love Disneyland and Disneyworld and I love their Princess-themed attractions. That being said, I always thought it would be really cool if there were more things at the park pertaining specifically to the Princesses as I am a huge fan! <3 So I thought I'd try to see if I could figure out some form of new attraction (ride, shop, restaurant, etc.) for each Disney Princess film. (You could almost make a Disney Princess park out of it!) I hope you guys enjoy! 

Snow White's Scary Forest
I thought this would be an annual Halloween event. Something to get the kids ready for the scary walk-through they will love as teenagers and young adults. :) It can even end with the eyes and the animals to make the ending a bit softer for children. 

Cinderella's Carriage Ride
Very similar to the rides for Snow White, Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, Mr. Toad's Wild & Crazy Ride, The Little Mermaid, etc. Basically a run-through of the film highlighting the most memorable moments and songs. I think getting into a carriage as the "car" would be a really nice detail. ❤

Sleeping Beauty Ride
Refer to #2. Same car for Snow White with 3 rows of 2 seats each to allow one row each to represent one of the good fairies: Flora, Fauna & Merryweather.

Ariel's Grotto Shop
Ariel is a collector of the human world so it only makes sense to name a great souvenir shop after her grotto and it should have a wide variety of products inside.

Beauty and the Beast Ride
Refer to #2. Same car for Snow White with 3 rows of 2 seats each to allow one row each to represent a sidekick: Lumiere, Cogsworth and Mrs. Potts with Chip.

"Whole New World" Magic Carpet Ride
Has anyone else totally wanted to ride that carpet and take that trip above the pyramids etc? If you have ever been to Disney California Adventure and rode Soarin Over California or Universal Studios and rode the Simpsons Ride then you will know exactly what I am talking about for this. Get into a "magic carpet car" and it can lift up with a screen in front to simulate all of the same images Aladdin and Jasmine went by. The visual and motion elements make it feel very real and quite magical! <3 

"Just Around the Riverbend" Log Ride
Incredibly similar to "Splash Mountain" but way better scenery, in my opinion. I would just replace Splash Mountain with Pocahontas' Just Around the Riverbend. The song can play the entire time, there is still a big drop and lots of little things on the sides to see like the animals etc. The ride can even end with that split path to bring the logs back in. :D 

Mulan's Journey to Save China Ride 
Refer to #2 but more similar to Alice In Wonderland because similar to riding the caterpillar, I thought it would be really awesome to ride the panda that Mushu rode. If not, Mulan's horse works just fine or perhaps both switched off so one will have the option of riding both. 

Tiana's Palace (Restaurant) 
I mean, really now, I don't see why this one hasn't been done yet. New Orleans at the parks is not very memorable to me, including the restaurants so this change would only help and not hurt the park. I think the biggest and nicest restaurant in New Orleans Square at the park should just be converted to "Tiana's Palace" as a restaurant and serve traditional Creole food!

Louis & The Band on The Mark Twain Riverboat
The Riverboat is already there and smartly incorporated in Princess and the Frog. Why not take the extra step and add animatronic animals, including Louis, to play on the riverboat when one rides it? Ride the boat and hear Louis' jazz, I say!

Rapunzel's Tower
Very similar to all of the houses in Toontown (Mickey's, Minnie's, Donald's Boat, etc.) and Swiss Family Robinson and Tarzan's Treehouse. I think it would be really neat to get to go inside of Rapunzel's tower and look at all of her artwork etc.

Merida's Brave Obstacle Course/Rock Climbing Experience 
I love that Merida is a physically fit princess! ❤ Let's incorporate that into the park and perhaps have a "Fire Falls" Rock Climbing or a fun obstacle course. I always thought obstacle courses were the most fun thing and it would help combat childhood obesity in a really fun and healthy way! 
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Wandering Oaken's Trading Post
Similar to Ariel's grotto, I think this would be a really cute shop to have. I only wish it would come with Oaken too because he was great! ❤

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