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Today’s post is from the lovely and talented Hannah Collins. DuckTales for NES was my all-time favorite game when I was younger, so i am really loving this idea … especially if it means I get to meet Launchpad McQuack in the Parks.
Can I get a “woohoo!”?
Disney XD recently announced that it will be reviving the Disney Afternoon cartoon classic, DuckTales, in 2017! The next step, obviously, is a DuckTales-themed in-Park attraction. And when Melissa asked me to do a little brainstorming and imagineer what this attraction might be, I had to oblige:
First, the pre-show would set up the adventure (of COURSE the ride is an adventure. Life is like a hurricane here in Duckburg). An evil criminal has stolen all of the gold out of Uncle Scrooge’s vault. Now where will he practice his money-diving? We must get the gold back for Uncle Scrooge!
Since DuckTales appeals to all ages, the ride would too, as a mildly thrilling dark ride. Guests would board one of four character-themed ride vehicles, designed to remind you of Huey, Dewey, Louie or Webby (I insist on a pink ride vehicle option since it’s my favorite color).
Of course we would get help from our Duckburg friends along the way. We’d swing by Gyro Gearloose’s house to pick up some inventions to help us find the thief. Once we figured out which villain was responsible (which will vary for maximum re-rideability), the ride would pick up momentum as we catch a ride in Launchpad McQuack’s plane in a speedy chase.
The DuckTales crew always manages to save the day somehow, so the end scene would feature a virtual, celebratory dive into the re-filled gold vault while we hear, of course, that epic theme song.
In the post-show, guests could be assigned their own special DuckTales name based on their personal interests via an interactive name generator. There would also be a place for guests to design their own inventions with the help of Gyro via computers. Then, guests would have the option to produce and purchase their invention as a souvenir or just email their designs for free, similar to the car commercials you can design in the Test Track post-show.
Naturally, there would be a meet-and-greet with the DuckTales crew, which could end up being even more popular than the actual ride!
Disney, please make this happen. And then reboot the Wuzzles because I need more Butterbear in my life.
What do you think? Would you ride this Duck blur of a ride?