Interview Reveals What Happened to the Monsters Inc. “Door Chase” Roller Coaster for Hollywood Studios Over a Decade Ago
While the parks are closed, former Walt Disney World executives are taking time to spill the beans on long-forgotten projects like the Tatooine-themed original concept for Star Wars Land (now Galaxy’s Edge) and probably one of the oldest rumors in the attraction mill: the Monsters, Inc. suspended-door roller coaster with roots as far back as 2008.
The attraction would’ve been a piece in a large-scale expansion for Disney’s Hollywood Studios and included a giant scene in the door vault from the film, where the fictional factory made the doors used to access the rooms of children and scare them, thus generating all of the electricity for Monstropolis. The entire ride would have been housed within Soundstage 1, which instead became home to a 3rd track of Toy Story Midway Mania.
In a recent interview, former Walt Disney World Vice President Dan Cockerell explained that the plans for the coaster were ultimately shelved in favor of more family attractions, which is why the park eventually doubled up on Toy Story-themed attractions instead.
As we mentioned earlier, this attraction concept is far from new, but it’s interesting to see it confirmed despite how many years have passed since its first inception. What do you think of the Monsters, Inc. attraction concept? Do you think the park could have benefitted from even more roller coasters? Let us know in the comments.