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    Epcot needs a rollder coaster in World Showcase!

    I've officially decided this. I know this is not new territory, but it would really be awesome.

    Let's plan one. Which country, theme, story, etc?

    The first idea that popped into my head was Italy. How cool would a Pinnocchio - Pleasure Island roller coaster be? Pleasure Island from the movie, not the former WDW attraction. How cool would the theming, story, and the actual ride be?

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    Re: Epcot needs a rollder coaster in World Showcase!

    I love the Pinnocchio idea!

    My idea is for Morocco. You know how they have Aladdin themed things all around it?? We could make a rollercoaster themed like we were flying on his magic carpet through the cave of wonders trying to escape the lava (like the scene in the movie). Even though there is Magic Carpets of Aladdin in the Magic Kingdom, this would be more popular with resort guests.

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    Re: Epcot needs a rollder coaster in World Showcase!

    Back in 1989 when i was a Cm in MK, there was a rumor that a Switzerland pavilion was planned at Epcot. the plan was to build a Matterhorn ride similar to the one in Disneyland. Even though this is not an original idea, I think it would be a great addition to world showcase.

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    Re: Epcot needs a rollder coaster in World Showcase!

    Quote Originally Posted by lizardlynn92 View Post
    I love the Pinnocchio idea!

    My idea is for Morocco. You know how they have Aladdin themed things all around it?? We could make a rollercoaster themed like we were flying on his magic carpet through the cave of wonders trying to escape the lava (like the scene in the movie). Even though there is Magic Carpets of Aladdin in the Magic Kingdom, this would be more popular with resort guests.
    France and have it as a runaway high speed underground train that are so common in Europe. Have the conductor tell you everything's normal then as the train "malfunctions" you are hurtled through tunnels until they finally manage to stop the train at the end.
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    Re: Epcot needs a rollder coaster in World Showcase!

    I still Like the Mt. Fuji Coaster idea in japan. I'd rather keep Italy for maybe a REALLY cool dark ride that we might maybe hopefully get someday. We need a ride as good as Pirates or the Haunted mansion... something even better than the maelstrom... Nothing too thrilling... just a good old classic E-Ticket. But back to the roller coaster... if we can't get a coaster that Brother Bear flume ride...
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    Re: Epcot needs a rollder coaster in World Showcase!

    I don't think the World Showcase needs a rollercoaster. It's main purpose is to give everyone a taste of different cultures around the world, not to entertain guest with thrill rides. I think that Disney should add rollercoaster in Future World and maybe another slow-moving ride in the World Showcase.
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    Re: Epcot needs a rollder coaster in World Showcase!

    I'd rather see that Rhine River boat ride in Germany, but if it had to be a coaster, then Italy would be a good location choice for an attraction to balance the other attractions. Perhaps a race down Mt. Vesuvius (sp) when the volcano blows.

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    Re: Epcot needs a rollder coaster in World Showcase!

    I don't know about a roller coaster per say, although I am a roller coaster fanatic. I do agree with putting one in Future World. Maybe some other sort of thrill ride in World howcase would be a nice change of pace, such as a rapids ride or something else quick moving. I like the Rhine River idea in Germany...I like the fact that World Showcase is educational and interesting, but maybe something thrilling would attract more people to spend more time back there.
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    Re: Epcot needs a rollder coaster in World Showcase!

    well i think they should first remove the trading post in epcot coz animal kingdom is build now so they dont need that space. so they could replace that space with an australia pavillion and place and ride there that they have at disneyland paris which is crushes roller coaster one of the best childrens roller coasters that disney have ever made.

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    Re: Epcot needs a rollder coaster in World Showcase!

    Either the originally planned attractions for Germany or Japan would be a welcome addition. There's actually a huge show building behind Japan that could easily house an attraction, so it would be great to see something there in the future:

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    Re: Epcot needs a rollder coaster in World Showcase!

    as a WDI cast member there is no hugh building behind Japan. the building that u may see as a guest is the restaurant and shop. the place which has a big space behind it is germany and china coz behind there is where we keep the old parade cars.

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    Re: Epcot needs a rollder coaster in World Showcase!

    Quote Originally Posted by aaron18 View Post
    as a WDI cast member there is no hugh building behind Japan. the building that u may see as a guest is the restaurant and shop. the place which has a big space behind it is germany and china coz behind there is where we keep the old parade cars.
    There is a building at the back of the Japan sector which is the "castle", and contains I believe a small museum, but is pretty big - one of the biggest in all of the World Showcase. It certainly seems big enough to put something else. The shop and restaurants are off to the sides.

    China has a big support building behind it - there is no room back there.

    There is little room behind Germany as well.

    There are a few "empty" sectors remaining, but they are somewhat small, and the "trading post", which is quite large and emtpy behind there (originally planned to be the African pavilion).
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    Re: Epcot needs a rollder coaster in World Showcase!

    I think some kind of Indiana jones ride would be cool in one of the countries. You could do a dark ride like at Disneyland and a roller coaster like at Disneyland Paris. Then a mattehorn ride and a volcano ride in different countries.

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    Re: Epcot needs a rollder coaster in World Showcase!

    Quote Originally Posted by Zipadeedooda View Post
    I don't think the World Showcase needs a rollercoaster. It's main purpose is to give everyone a taste of different cultures around the world, not to entertain guest with thrill rides. I think that Disney should add rollercoaster in Future World and maybe another slow-moving ride in the World Showcase.
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    Re: Epcot needs a rollder coaster in World Showcase!

    How about a government subsidized roller coaster behind the American Adventure? It can mirror the ups and downs of our economy. Boom times would be the climb and then the stock market crash or a recession could be a drop. Wait. I guess that wouldn't be possible to do now because of Florida's low water table. They couldn't simulate the plummeting we're now experiencing...forget it.

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