Geyser Mountain: Never Built Disneyland

Never Built Disneyland

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Over the past few months, we have explored in Never Built Disneyland the history of Discovery Bay, the lost land planned for the current location of Star Wars Galaxy's Edge in Disneyland. But there was another plan for this land before Star Wars moved in, Geyser Mountain.

The plan for this was to bring a new ride to Frontierland, which hadn't seen a new attraction since Big Thunder Mountain besides a variety of temporary entertainment offerings. Geyser Mountain would have taken up come of the land behind Big Thunder, and brought a new type of ride to the Disneyland Resort. It would have been the first fully themed Disneyland drop tower.

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This ride was developed after the Tower of Terror technology was created, but before the Disney California Adventure version was greenlit. It was supposed to be a new drop ride themed to fit in alongside the surroundings of Frontierland, with versions being developed for both Disneyland and Disneyland Paris.

The idea of the ride was you would enter reimagined Rainbow Caverns, a tribute to the classic Mine Train Through Natures Wonderland, before a geyser shot your ride vehicle up a shaft, cleverly disguising the ride system in a natural environment without much technology.

The success of Tower of Terror would end these plans, leading to a version coming to Disney California Adventure, and killing any chance a version of this attraction ever getting built.

This never getting built allowed the land it would have sat on resulting in the eventual construction of Star Wars Galaxy's Edge on its proposed land, although meaning Frontierland would remain with only one ride.

Check out the rest of Never Built Disneyland here. Come back next week when we explore the never built Disneyland Mary Poppins ride.