Interchangeable Dark Rides Under Consideration for Walt Disney World

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    Blue Sky

    Disney is rumored to be exploring the concept of an interchangeable attraction that would allow for quicker changeover and regular refreshes. Initial rumors had this concept as a Disney’s Hollywood Exclusive, but the idea may be used at other parks as well.

    Conflicting reports have the scope / scale of the attractions ranging from a larger trackless attraction that would be heavily reliant on screen based technology to smaller scale attractions. It is also anticipated that the site of the current Voyage of the Little Mermaid show in Animation Courtyard will be the location of this concept in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

    With limited details on the concept, we are considering this Blue Sky.

    RUMOR TIMELINE

    July 29, 2019: WDWMagic.com user marni1971 is reporting that the Black Box ride concept would feature trackless motion through a physical space.

    July 2, 2019: WDWMagic.com user marni1971 indicated that the current Voyage of the Little Mermaid show is the likely destination for the interchangeable dark ride concept at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

    May 5, 2019: WDWMagic.com user marni1971 is indicating that while the concept of an interchangeable attraction is under consideration, it may not be as substantial as previously reported. It is also expected to not be unique to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the timeline is unclear.

    April 30, 2019: WDWNT.com is reporting that Disney is exploring the concept of a “Black Box” ride building in DIsney’s Hollywood Studios. The attraction would be trackless and heavily reliant on screen based technology allowing for quick changeovers to new attractions and constant refreshing.

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