I sure do, MEW! In fact, I'm even submitting an idea that's definetly one of my favorites. It's my idea for an amazing new version of the Winnie the Pooh dark ride. It's called
WINNIE THE POOH'S
MOST GRAND ADVENTURE
The name comes from the name some countries give the movie "Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin", and comes from my thread on a Disneyland resort in Maine. It will be all-3D, like Tokyo's, even down to the fuzzy characters. Here's how it will go down from beginning to end.
Entering Fantasyland from Folk Tale Forest (if you're still going with that idea, MEW), and you'll find yourself in "the enchanted neighborhood" of the 100 Acre Wood. And shining like a jewel there shines a giant storybook, bearing the name "Winnie the Pooh's Most Grand Adventure". The storybook is identical to that of Tokyo's. And on a tree rests a sign reading "Presented by Duncan Hines".
Once you enter the storybook, you are inside Christopher Robin's room. The boy has let you play with some of his toys and contraptions (similar to the interactive stuff found in the queue for the MK ride.) And then, once you reach the loading dock, you find a diorama of the stuffed animals he has and a map of the 100 Acre Wood as seen in the opening of the film is displayed behind them.
The ride vehicles are hot air balloons that seat up to two or three. The balloon itself will be made to look like a Pooh character. For example: half-yellow half-red for Pooh, orange and black stripes for Tigger and pink and magenta for Piglet. As guests board, Tigger provides the spiel, which goes like this:
"Whoo-hoo-hoo-hoo! Hello, everybody, it's me, Tigger! We're just about ready for you to come visit us in the 100 Acre Wood, but we want you to be safe on our journey, and being safe is what Tiggers like best. So, please remain seated with your hands, arms, feet and legs inside your beehive at all times, and for all you grown-up types, please watch your adora-bible tykes. Oh, and when our adventure comes to an end, and your beehive comes to a complete stop, please exit out to your right. Hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo! Have a wonderful time on Winnie the Pooh's Most Grand Adventure! T.T.F.N. Ta Ta For Now!"
Once guests board, they pass by a storybook page which displays a clip of Christopher Robin giving Pooh a balloon. And with that, the doors open and we pass o'er some trees (because for our first scene, we travel on an aerial track) as we hear the narrator say "One day in the 100 Acre Wood, a little bear named Winnie the Pooh set off in search for honey."
Then, we enter the 100 Acre Wood during the Blustery Day. The first scene we pass by is Pooh sailing towards the Honey Tree on a balloon as he says "Time for food!"
In the process, he accidentally knocks down Eeyore's house as Eeyore says "If you ask me, he's probably never gonna get to that tree." Then, we sail past Gopher, who pops out of his hole and wishes us a Happy Winds-day. Then, we sail around Owl's house, with Owl blabbing on and on and on about his relatives.
Then, we pass by Piglet, who spins round and round on his broom, calling for help. Nearby him is Kanga and Roo's house and Kanga and Roo themselves can be seen, Roo sailing on a kite, with Kanga at the helm. She calls "Hang on tightly, Roo!" to which Roo replys "Look, Mama, I'm a kite!" Then, we swerve across the river to Rabbit's house. Rabbit stands guard at his wheelbarrow as Pooh sails past, sending Rabbit's carrots into a wheelbarrow. "Thank you, Pooh!" Rabbit calls. And then, we land back on the ground and head past a bush with Tigger hopping up and down behind it. As he hops, Tigger says "Come on, everyone, let's bounce together!"
We then enter Tigger's Bouncy Forest. Our car joins him in bouncing. We pass by Tigger tons of times as "The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers" plays. As we exit the room, we pass by two trees. Tigger pops up upside-down as he says "Whew! I almost bounced right outta the ride!"
We then see Pooh and Tigger in front of Mr. Sanders as Tigger tells him "Watch out for Heffalumps and Woozles. They steal honey." "Steal honey?" Pooh asks in worry. Then, we enter Mr. Sanders as we see Pooh with a popgun in tow as he says "Oh, hello, everybody. I'm so glad you're here. Now, you'll go this way and I'll go that way. Did you see anything yet? No, I didn't either".
Then, things get a bit ominous as our beehive travels slowly as we hear the narrator say "Pooh kept his vigil hour after hour after hour, until at last, Pooh fell fast asleep and began to dream." We pass by Pooh fast asleep, with the balloon nearby him. All of a sudden, the balloon turns into a Heffalump's head, the room turns into a starfield, and Pooh begins to float as Tigger says "Heffalumps and Woozles...Heffalumps and Woozles steal honey...Beware...Beware!"
We follow Pooh through the starfield. Honey magically begins to drip from the walls as we pass under 2 Woozle-in-the-Boxes and into the acid sequence known as "Pooh's Dream World". This time, many of Pooh's friends are here. We spin around and around all out of control. All throughout the room, Heffabees and little balloons soar across the sky.
The first thing we pass by are 4 singing honey pots that warn us of the Heffalumps and Woozles. We pass underneath a Heffalump with a checkered shirt and see our first visual gag--Piglet watching as a transparent Heffalump sucks the honey of a pot, and explodes from gouging too much. Then, we pass by Rabbit, pounced by a multicolor Tigger. Rabbit exclaims "Ah! My worst nightmare!" The REAL Tigger just happens to be drenched with honey, poured onto him by none other than Stan and Heff from "The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh". Tigger exclaims "Yuck! You know Tiggers don't like this stuff." Then, we pass by two Heffalumps waltzing around in honey as they are serenaded by a Heffalump who uses her trunk for a harp, a snake-charming Woozle and two Heffalumps who use their trunks like accordions.
Then, we see Pooh hanging on the ledge of a Heffalump balloon towards a Heffalump tree. As he reaches it, a flash comes out of the hole, sending Pooh and the balloon hurdling backwards. The flash is actually a camera, and our picture has been taken. All of a sudden, we stop in front of a woozle ready to light the spark of a Heffalump cannon. The blast from it sends us towards a tunnel which leads into another starfield. We hear Pooh's friends calling for him to wake up. We pass under two evil watering cans that pour water down onto us. At this point, our beehive goes on a water track.
We find ourselves back in Pooh's house, where he discovers that his house is filled with water! We sail out of Pooh's house and into the now-flooded 100 Acre Wood. We sail past Piglet, who is sailing on a chair and bailing out water as he says "Oh, d-d-dear! What a mess!" Then, we sail past Owl's fallen house, and Owl is still blabbing about his relatives. Then, we sail under a tree branch that Pooh and 10 honey pots sit upon. Pooh says "Oh, no, I must rescue my supper!" Then, we pass by Eeyore, who is standing on his stick house, stating "First the wind, and now this." He is being towed by Rabbit, Gopher (who spits out water), Kanga, Roo (who says "This is fun!") and Tigger, who are all riding in an umbrella boat.
Then, things get more dramatic as the music changes and things get a bit darker. We see Pooh spinning about head-first in a honey pot canoe. Then, we see Tigger on a log, reaching out to Piglet on a chair. "Don't worry, Piglet", Tigger says, "we'll save you!" "Hurry, Tigger!" cries Piglet in worry. "There's a very big waterfall up ahead!" And quick as you can say "Did you just say waterfall?", we plummet down a huge drop and get spritzed a bit by hidden sprinklers.
Then, the skies clear up and we pass underneath a rainbow as we hear the narrator say "At last, the rain went away, and everyone gathered together to say..." "Hooray!" the gang yells, finishing the narrator's sentence. We are in the Hero Party scene of the ride, where everyone celebrates. "Hooray for Pooh, too!" pipes up Piglet. "Speaking of which," asks Tigger, "where is that silly old bear?" Well, we find out when we enter into "Hunny Moon Caverns", where we see Pooh eating his fill of honey. "Start the party without me", says Pooh as he begins to sing "Rumbly in My Tumbly".
Then, we pass by a storybook page reading "The End" as we see the gang waving goodbye to us (Pooh waving to us from a balloon) as we hear a grand orchestral version of "Winnie the Pooh" (similar to that heard at the end of "Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree", but without a chorus) as we head back into the loading dock and into the Pooh Corner gift shop.
And that's Winnie the Pooh's Most Grand Adventure!
By the way, here's some stuff on music and voices.
Jim Cummings (Winnie the Pooh, Tigger)
Travis Oates (Piglet)
Tom Kenny (Rabbit)
Craig Ferguson (Owl)
Bud Luckey (Eeyore)
Wyatt Dean Hall (Roo)
Kristen Anderson-Lopez (Kanga)
Michael Gough (Gopher)
John Cleese (Narrator)
Queue Music: "Winnie the Pooh", "Little Black Rain Cloud", "The Backson Song", "The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers", "Everything is Honey", "Heffalumps and Woozles", "Hip Hip Pooh Ray", "So Long" (song heard over the end credits of the 2011 film.)
Scene 1. The Blustery Day: "A Rather Blustery Day" (instrumental)
Scene 2. Tigger's Bouncy Forest: "The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers" (instrumental, with some singing by Tigger)
Scene 3. Pooh's House: a dark mysterious version of "The Backson Song" (instrumental)
Scene 4. Pooh's Dream World: "Heffalumps and Woozles" (sung by male chorus)
Scene 5. The Floody Place: "The Rain, Rain, Rain" (sung by chorus)
Scene 6. The Waterfall: a dark, dramatic instrumental piece
Scene 7: The Hero Party: "Pooh's Finale" (song from the 2011 film, instrumental)
Scene 8: Hunny Moon Caverns: "Rumbly in My Tumbly" (sung by Pooh), "Winnie the Pooh" (grand, orchestral version)
Well, what do you think?