Monday, August 12, 2013

Disney Decade-Dick Tracy Attraction

The 1990s was going to be the Disney Decade. This meant the company was going to leverage its film studios and theme parks to create a synergistic juggernaut. The new attractions to be built at Disneyland and Walt Disney World would be related to Disney and Touchstone blockbuster films. One of the films that was going to be a blockbuster and starred hot stars of the 1980s of Warren Beatty and Madonna was Dick Tracy. Based upon the 1930's comic strip with action rivaling Batman with villains as sinister and bizarre. Concept art for the Dick Tracy attraction featured guests boarding a 1930s style vehicle and going through a firefight between the detective Dick Tracy backed by the Police and a gang of villains. This concept of course was resurrected for Mike & Sully to the Rescue in California Adventure with some changes.

1 comment:

K. Martinez said...

The Disney Decade. I remember that. With the removal of the Mike Fink Keelboats, Motor Boat Cruise, Skyway, Submarine Voyage and a poor conversion of Swiss Family Treehouse and awful Tomorrowland re-do it was the death of the Disneyland I knew and grew up with. Thankfully things have improved somewhat since it's 50th Anniversary.