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9 MORE Disney Films that Don't Have Major Attractions (But Totally Should!)

5. Herbie

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The anthropomorphic 1963 Volkswagen Beetle that first appeared in The Love Bug has continued to pop up in Disney movies, and would be an excellent addition to any of the Disney parks. Even just a talking car that drives down Main Street, U.S.A. on occasion would be something classic fans would appreciate and new Disney fans would love to experience for the first time.

6. Zorro

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The Zorro property has a history that’s intertwined with the history of the Disney parks, since the Walt Disney Company acquired the rights from buying Jack Wrather’s company after he died when it was mainly after the Disneyland Hotel and the ability to make Disney-themed hotels in California. A stage show would be a nice fit for Zorro. Individuals with more classic tastes might enjoy an epic sword fight starring the character whose legacy inspired heroes like Batman, among others.

7. The Santa Clause

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This is a bit of a weird choice, I admit, but The Santa Clause and (to some extent) its sequels are fondly remembered by some, and could make nice additions to the winter holiday celebrations at the Disney parks. Perhaps Santa’s factory could be home to Christmas-themed attractions and a host of Christmas elves to pal around with. Stranger things have happened.

8. Wreck-It Ralph

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Wreck-It Ralph needs to get its due with a huge theme park attraction to celebrate the very imaginative, incredibly fun animated film about a villain from a classic arcade video game traveling to the worlds of newer, more modern games. There is no shortage of settings for Imagineers to pick from here. They could stick to Ralph’s home base and adapt the Mario-like Fix-It Felix, Jr. game. They could recreate the candy themed racing karts game Sugar Rush where Ralph finds Vanellope von Schweetz. The Disney Imagineers could adapt the gritty world of Hero’s Duty if they wanted to give an attraction a slightly darker edge. They could even create the terminal through which all the video game characters travel and interact with the rest of the arcade. A whole land could easily be devoted to the world of Wreck-It Ralph, even before the sequel hits. We at least deserve one measly attraction. 

9. The Princess and the Frog

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The other Disney princesses have had some kind of theme park adaption, so it only makes sense for the first African-American Disney princess to get her own attraction at some point. Shanghai Disneyland’s castle is going to be honoring all of the Disney princesses, yes, but that’s still not quite enough. An attraction that utilizes the 1920s New Orleans setting of The Princess and the Frog, a film which some say sparked the “new Disney Renaissance,” could really be something special. Make it so, Disney.

What do you think? Are you clamoring for any of these movie properties to be turned into theme park attractions? Is there a film we still haven’t covered that’s past due for a bigger presence at the Disney parks? Let us know about that and more in the comments and on Theme Park Tourist’s Facebook page.

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