DVDizzy.com

Home | Reviews | Schedule | Cover Art | Search The Site
DVDizzy.com Top Stories:

It is currently Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:15 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 12:29 pm 
Offline
Walt Disney Treasure

Joined: Sat Feb 12, 2005 7:45 pm
Posts: 3675
I've got a question for all you Walt Disney World experts here?

According to IMDB trivia section on "Tower of Terror"(you know that lame t.v. movie with Steve Guttenberg and Kirsten Dunst) it says: "Disney used this TV movie to test the waters of turning Disney Theme Park attractions into movies. What followed was Mission to Mars (2000), The Country Bears (2002), _Pirates of the Carribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)_ , The Haunted Mansion (2003) and others".

What theme park ride was Mission to Mars based on? The only one I can think of is "Mission Space" but that ride opened 4 years after the movie was released. Usually I know almost everything when it comes to Walt Disney World trivia, but this has me a bit stumped. Do any of you know? Thanks. :)

T/P fan


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 1:22 pm 
Offline
Walt Disney Treasure
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 26, 2005 11:59 am
Posts: 3381
Location: Where it's flat and immense and the heat is intense
There was a ride [I think] called Mission to Mars at Disney World. It opened with the original opening of the park, but later got replaced by several attractions and now [I believe] is Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin.

_________________
"See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve." - The Joker


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 1:42 pm 
Offline
Platinum Edition
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 11, 2003 4:00 am
Posts: 9439
Quote:
Mission to Mars opened in Tomorrowland at Walt Disney World Florida on the 7th of June 1975, and closed on the 4th of October 1993.

It was based on the earlier "Flight to the Moon" attraction from DisneyLand in Anaheim. Both the Disneyland and Walt Disney World versions of the attraction were updated mainly due to the Apollo space programme, and the first moon landings, after which the Moon which had previously been an unattainable goal became less exciting as a space travel destination.

The Pre-show area featured an Audio Animatronic control room scene, whilst for a while the attraction itself featured film from the Disney TV show "Mars and Beyond".


-http://www.solarius.com/dvp/wdw/mars-mission.htm

-Aaron

_________________
• Author of Hocus Pocus in Focus: The Thinking Fan's Guide to Disney's Halloween Classic
and The Thinking Fan's Guide to Walt Disney World: Magic Kingdom (Epcot coming soon)
• Host of Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Pod, the longest-running Disney podcast
• Entertainment Writer & Moderator at DVDizzy.com
• Twitter - @aaronspod


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 9:52 pm 
Offline
Limited Edition
User avatar

Joined: Sat Aug 21, 2004 10:07 am
Posts: 1849
Timon/Pumba fan wrote:
that lame t.v. movie with Steve Guttenberg


..But everything's better with Guttenberg! :lol:

*tlm


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2005 1:08 am 
Offline
Platinum Edition
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 27, 2004 8:02 pm
Posts: 12529
Location: Somewhere in Time and Space
Didn't check Aaron's link yet, but from what I remember reading in several books, Mission to Mars opened in DLR as a replacement for Flight to the Moon (which got outdated after 1969). It was replaced at DLR by...something else, I don't remember. In WDW-MK I think it was one of the premiere attractions, and was replaced by Alien Encounter (which in turn was replaced by Stitch's Lousy- I mean Great - Escape). I remember loving Mission to Mars as a kid, the only time I remember riding it was in 1993 and 1995.

Haven't seen the Mission to Mars movie, so I can't comment, but I wonder why Disney decided to make a movie based on an extinct attraction. Oh well, maybe that means we'll one day see a movie based on Alien Encounter.

Escapay

_________________
WIST #60:
AwallaceUNC: Would you prefer Substi-Blu-tiary Locomotion? :p

WIST #61:
TheSequelOfDisney: Damn, did Lin-Manuel Miranda go and murder all your families?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:54 am 
Offline
Platinum Edition
User avatar

Joined: Sat Sep 23, 2006 5:06 am
Posts: 15611
How Disney’s Mission to Mars Went From Attraction to Brian De Palma Movie Back to Attraction
https://collider.com/mission-to-mars-di ... -de-palma/

_________________
ImageImageImageImageImage


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:39 pm 
Offline
Walt Disney Treasure
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 28, 2007 6:09 pm
Posts: 4242
Well, welcome to the theme park board, Sotiris! Come on in, the water’s fine! Just don’t drink it- that weird smell is bromine.

I’ve never seen it, but I didn’t know Mission to Mars was connected to two Disney attractions. I knew it was related to Mission: Space but I’m not sure I’ve ever heard of the older attraction. I don’t like Mission: Space much, I only rode the “orange” version once and it hurt my chest afterwards. It’s a cool idea but that scared me away from doing the ride again and I never took my family on it because I thought it would make them sick. The space flight simulator at the Kennedy Space Center is much wimpier but it’s funny because that one has a pre-show with actual astronauts saying it’s the most realistic simulator they’ve ever tried haha.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:20 pm 
Offline
Platinum Edition
User avatar

Joined: Sat Sep 23, 2006 5:06 am
Posts: 15611
UmbrellaFish wrote:
Well, welcome to the theme park board, Sotiris! Come on in, the water’s fine! Just don’t drink it- that weird smell is bromine.

:lol: I'm really not into the theme parks, so I'm afraid my stay here will be short. :P

_________________
ImageImageImageImageImage


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:12 pm 
Offline
Walt Disney Treasure
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 28, 2007 6:09 pm
Posts: 4242
You say that now, but on this side we have churros! :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:44 am 
Offline
Platinum Edition
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jun 17, 2006 9:54 am
Posts: 13924
And Dole Whip!

Mission: Space isn't a favorite attraction of mine but I do like it well enough. I'm not familiar with the Mission to Mars movie; I need to get to work but I'm guessing it was Miramax or Hollywood or Touchstone...

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  

Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group