ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter: Never Built Disneyland

Never Built Disneyland

Alien Encounter Ride Entrance Sign at Night Tomorrowland Disneyland

One of the major new additions of Tomorrowland 2055 in Disneyland would have been transforming their Mission To Mars attraction into the all new Disney ride ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter that had recently been developed for the Magic Kingdom.

This show was originally developed based on the the horror film Alien before Disney decided to go with an original story instead, although the general tone of the attraction still shared similarities with the film. It was one of the scariest Disney rides ever developed, with a storyline where a carnivorous alien is transported into a room with you during a technology demonstration.

This ride would have replaced Mission to Mars just as it had in the Magic Kingdom although it would have been a more elaborate retheme, with a much more detailed custom facade and preshows compared to the original version in Walt Disney World.

The actual show however would have been identical to the one that opened in the Magic Kingdom with the same animatronics and characters.

This ride would be canceled following the failure of Euro Disneyland, combined with the ride's underperformance in Walt Disney World. Mission to Mars would still be scrapped, but the ride would not be replaced by any other attraction, instead the location would become a pizza restaurant, which it still is today.