August 4, 2009

New Attraction for Anaheim?

Reading between the lines from an article brought to my attention by The Disney Report, it seems like there is a new attraction brewing for either Disneyland or California Adventure. And it will use the same technology as Toy Story Midway Mania.

Here's the hidden little quote that caught my eye from John Noonan, technical director of show control systems for Walt Disney Imagineering: "We have a new attraction coming in Anaheim that's going to use the same network technology."

My bet: It's California Adventure's Little Mermaid attraction. Imagine the coordination of moving vehicles with screens that change to enhance the show scenes. The "Under the Sea" section of Ariel's Adventure could make wonderful use of this: thousands of fish and sea creatures swirling about you behind audio-animatronics of the main characters.

But, this is only my guess. Maybe we'll hear more at the D23 convention. We can only hope.
(Concept art copyright The Walt Disney Company.)


Stephen said...

I hope they don't make us wear 3D glasses too! Thanks for the update.

Anonymous said...

Wow thats a great idea. That will make each showcase area seem so much bigger, especially for the "Under The Sea" room that was talked about. I cannot wait for this ride to come out, and the Midway Mania technology can make it that much better.

Mark Taft said...

Cn't wait for D23 to hopefully find out more!