- Mar 10, 2013
They referred to it as just toy story mania
It has more show scenes/more props than RNRC has... it's just that this ride will be outdoors.I'm a little upset that this Slinky ride isn't indoors with show scenes. Just an outdoor track with some props. I was expecting full Radiator Springs Racers dark-ride scenes, but it doesn't look like it.
Either way, RNRC is nothing if not enclosed. And at the end of the day, it's a coaster. It doesn't need to have show scenes. Maybe the trains will have on-board audio though? Or maybe you're right and the Rex is an animatronic (although I wouldn't bet on it...).I can definitely see the props, but I'm not seeing the show scenes...will Rex be an animatronic? None of us know right now, just speculating.
I think you're selling the coaster short. Just look at how long the track is. It's easily 2-3x that of Hippogriff. Plus it's a launched coaster as well.It looks better than I expected (My expectations were very low). I was afraid they'd do something like Hong Kong or Paris, kind of ugly, out of place and underwhelming flat rides only. This looks decent but not great. It's going to be mostly a kid's attraction and it's guts are really only a small step or two above Kidszone. Bottom line is a flat ride & a coaster something like Hippogriff or a tiny bit better. And some buildings to thrill the kids. But they should be able to build it within two years or so. It'll suffice to get people into the park until Star Wars is ready. As an adult though, I couldn't care less about this.
I wouldn't judge too much from the art what manufacturer it is. As a matter of fact, i'd go ahead and place my bets on Vekoma right now. Disney hasn't worked with anyone but Vekoma for WDW in a longggg time. RNRC, E:E, SDMT all were Vekoma.The coaster looks to be a Mack or Intamin LSM launch coaster (leaning towards Mack). From the art, the entrance to the land should be between the TSMM and former Jack Sparrow attraction, with the TSMM entrance relocated inside the land (exit probably stays on that side, just reworked to exit through retail or something to completely block off that former guest path).