After Tomorrowland: 5 Potential Movies Based on Disneyland Attractions
Disney's new sci-fi flick, Tomorrowland, is just the latest film by the studio to draw its name and inspiration from an attraction at Disneyland. Whether Tomorrowland becomes a huge success like The Pirates of the Caribbean or a massive failure like The Country Bears remains to be seen, but there's one thing of which we're certain: Disney isn't going to stop making movies based on theme park rides anytime soon. So to save some time and effort on Disney's end, we've taken the liberty of putting together this list of pitches for their next endeavor. Your move, Disney.
It's a Small World
This long, and some say annoying, ride features animatronic children from all corners of the world singing a song of unity and peace. It sounds good in theory, until the film shows the uncanny valley robotic children gaining sentience and realizing the only true path to peace is eliminating humans, Ultron-style. This techno-thriller in the vein of every robot apocalypse movie ever would also seamlessly blend in the fact that creepy children make the scariest movie villains.
One of Disneyland's most famous rides, we're kind of shocked that it hasn't been displayed on the silver screen yet. In this adaptation, a hiking accident leads Jennifer Lawrence (because who else) to discover an underwater society of merpeople living inside of a mountain. With no idea how she ended up there and no clear path to freedom, Jennifer must learn to adapt to life on Splash Mountain... at least until her thrilling log flume escape!
Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln
Introduced at the end of the It's a Small World movie as a good robot who thwarts the evil ones, animatronic Abraham Lincoln decides to run for president in this spin-off. Instead of facing down big philosophical questions like whether or not we should be led by an artificial being who is undoubtedly our better, the movie will instead be a comedic romp focusing on robot Lincoln's campaign gaffes as he struggles to grasp the pettiness of modern American politics.
Just like the ride, this movie will put kids behind the wheel. A new law is passed (maybe by robot President Lincoln?) lowering the national driving age to 8 years old. As a result, little kids everywhere will hit the road. But after traffic jams, road rage, and being forced to share the road with arrogant cyclists, these kids find out that maybe driving a car isn't all it's cracked up to be!
Disneyland Monorail: The Movie
The marketing for this one might be a little on the nose (hey, it works for Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D./Marvel's Agent Carter/Captain Marvel), but who wouldn't want to see a two-hour movie about a happy, all-American family getting into all sorts of crazy hijinks as they ride the famed monorail around the park? See them as they stop to enjoy a refreshing drink at Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar! Witness them really stretch their dollar by selecting a hearty meal at Aladdin's Oasis! Feel like you're there as they head back to their luxurious accommodations at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa! Do you want to go to Disneyland yet? (That is the point of these movies, right??)