With the recent announcement that Splash Mountain will be re-themed to look more like scenes from “The Princess and The Frog” by the end of 2024 at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World, we wanted to highlight other Disney Parks attractions that have either been re-themed or created based on your favorite Disney+ titles in recent years.
The popularity of the “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise has actually led to two attractions featuring Star Lord, Rocket the Raccoon, and their gang. The Hollywood Tower of Terror ride at Disneyland’s California Adventure was updated to feature a story around this group of unlikely superheroes several years ago, and a new rollercoaster ride came to Walt Disney World’s Epcot earlier this year at the end of May. Check out the inspiration for these rides by rewatching both of the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy” standalone films, as well as catching them in “Avengers: Infinity War‘ and “Avengers: Endgame“, right now on Disney+.
Another popular ride to come from a Disney classic is the very popular “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” mine train that is located in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. It follows the story of the cartoon movie, complete with all of the major characters.
In Disneyland Paris, there is a ride similar to the new “Guardians of the Galaxy” rollercoaster ride mentioned earlier; however, the one in Paris is based on “Finding Nemo” and the character of Crush the sea turtle. There are also attractions based on “Cars” and “Frozen”, one in Disneyland and the other in Disney World featuring character favorites like Lightning McQueen, Mater, Elsa, and Anna.
Some of the transformations to the attractions in recent years have been more subtle. After the success of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, the theme park attraction was refurbished to include some of the main characters, including the infamous Captain Jack Sparrow. Revisions to “Jungle Cruise” have also been made following the release of the movie adaptation back in 2020.
In the near future, a “Tron” rollercoaster will also be added to Walt Disney World, with one already welcoming riders at Shanghai Disneyland in China.
On the opposite end, there have been entire portions of the Disney Parks dedicated to “Avatar”, “Toy Story”, “Avengers”, and “Star Wars” that offer immersive experiences for guests, offering glimpses into what those worlds might be like to be a toy, to be superhero, or even a jedi.
Let us know your favorite movie that has been turned into a Disney Parks attractions recently and which movie you might like to see become one soon. Be sure to check out all of these titles on Disney+.