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Disneyland Article
Iconic Ride Was Supposed To Have Two Floors

Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin
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insidethemagic.net
Author:
Kelly Coffey
Dateline:
May 19, 2021
Posted:
May 28, 2021
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Disneyland is filled with different and unique attractions, perfect for any family. From Peter Pan’s Flight to Jungle Cruise, the theme parks offer magical experiences for all Guests. But have you ever wondered how Disney Imagineers come up with ideas for attractions?

Well, they go through a very long, thought-out process until they reach the end result. And sometimes, that end result does not even remotely match the initial ride concept!

One example of this is Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin in Toontown in Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California.

For starters, in case you aren’t familiar, Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin is based on the movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit, which Disney+ describes as:

When Toontown’s owner is found murdered, all fingers point to cartoon superstar Roger Rabbit. With nowhere else to turn — and the sinister, power-hungry Judge Doom hot on his tail — Roger begs the Toon-hating detective Eddie Valiant to find the real evildoer. But the plot thickens as Eddie uncovers scandal after scandal and realizes the very existence of Toontown is at stake!

While aboard the Disneyland ride, Guests will catch a taxi and follow Roger Rabbit and Benny the Cab as they race through Toontown looking for Jessica Rabbit. Of course, along the way, Guests will have to watch out for those pesky Weasels and the iconic toon-melting dip.

But as far as original concepts go, Disney Imagineers actually wanted Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin to have two floors!

Originally it was planned for Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin at Disneyland to have two floors! Sadly, the ride system wasn’t able to handle it, so the idea was scrapped. However, you can still see the second floor that guests would have traveled to disguised as the Glass Factory!

Personally, I think it would have been really cool to have two floors within Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin as this would have added a unique experience to the ride, however, the end results are still amazing as it offers fun for the whole family.

The official Disneyland website describes this ride as:

A “Hare”-Raising Ride

Catch a ride in a taxi and follow Roger Rabbit and Benny the Cab as they race through Toontown in search of Jessica Rabbit. Beware—the villainous Weasels are pouring slippery Toon-melting Dip in the paths of passing vehicles—including yours!

Crash and dash into Bullina’s China Shop and slip and slide through the Power House. Spin wildly into the Gag Warehouse storage area, where the Weasels are waiting to take aim at your cab.

Is this the end of the line for you and Roger Rabbit? Don’t count on it!

Steer Clear

You can spin your vehicle a full 360 degrees as you try to drive along the crazy course and regain control of your cab.

Based on the Hit Film

Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin was inspired by the Academy Award®-winning film, Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Directed by Robert Zemeckis and produced by Steven Spielberg, the film successfully created the illusion that animated characters were interacting in the “real” world with people, thanks to the state-of-the-art technology of that time.

The attraction revisits the story of Roger Rabbit as he attempts to rescue his beloved wife Jessica Rabbit from the evil henchman known as the Weasels.
 
Attractions Referenced

Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin

 
Lands Referenced

Toon Town

 
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