Friday, July 11, 2014

Newly Refurbished Alice in Wonderland (Disneyland)

Disneyland's classic Alice in Wonderland attraction in Fantasyland was looking a bit run down when I rode it back in January. I always wondered why the wait was so long when the ride was honestly rather....out of date. I was relieved when Disney decided to give the attraction a lengthy refurbishment for the first half of 2014, and was extremely excited to ride it for the first time since it re-opened earlier this week.

I was incredibly impressed. I absolutely love what they've done with the ride. improving many of the old animatronics and effects and adding all of the amazing projections really enhanced the attraction. I can honestly say it's now one of my favorite rides in Fantasyland.

Take a look at a side-by-side video comparing the old and new versions of Alice in Wonderland, courtesy of ThemeParkHD. You can really see a difference between the two!

I'm glad they used this long refurbishment opportunity to really improve the ride. (Unlike The Little Mermaid refurb....where they just added creepy fish and changed Ariel's hair...) Hopefully Disney will finally help enhance Monsters, Lord knows it definitely needs it. 

I'm definitely curious to see what they do when Nemo finally reopens in September! I never actually went on the original version, but I heard it was rather lackluster. I hope they spice up the attraction and make it more worth the long wait the ride always seemed to have!

What attractions do you think need a face lift? 

Have a magical weekend!