Monday, October 13, 2014
Alice is Wonder-full, Pt. 1
When it comes to Dark Rides, the Alice in Wonderland attraction at Disneyland has typically gotten the shaft. Both in 1955 and 1983, Alice's opening date was delayed in comparison to its sister dark rides. Maybe Alice needs more primping time. Besides doing safety upgrades to the exterior, the attraction also received some upgrades to the interior attraction itself. How'd it fare? Pretty damn well! In fact, I would say that it's close to being the best Dark Ride attraction in Fantasyland. Peter Pan's ship flying over London is always a thrill for me, but this one runs a close second.
The exterior upgrades look nice and fit into the theme well.
Easier to see during the daylight:
One more safety caution sign, and awaaaaaaay we go...
This is the first time I have felt that the use of video on a Disneyland attraction works.
The other attractions that have tried to integrate video have failed for me due to technology deficiencies (especially the Finding Nemo subs).
Alice provides a practically seamless experience.
All the familiar elements from before appear to still be here, just plussed a bit thanks to the recent freshening up and the addition of the new video effects.
The video of the rabbit is amazing; it makes you feel like you are in the middle of the movie, which was Walt's original intent with the Dark Rides.
Tweedle-Dum and Tweedle-Dee still fan out for your enjoyment.
You'll have to wait until tomorrow for more new photos from this attraction!
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