List of amusement rides based on film franchises

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Amusement rides based on film franchises[edit]

This is a list of amusement park rides based on specific films or film franchises.

* - Has since closed in that particular location.

Ride Based on Location(s) Ride Type Opening date by year Notes
Alice in Wonderland Alice in Wonderland Disneyland Dark Ride June 14, 1958
Arkham Asylum - Shock Therapy Batman: Arkham Asylum Warner Bros. Movie World Roller Coaster April 7, 2012 Was originally known as Lethal Weapon: The Ride when it opened on December 26, 1995.
Avatar Flight of Passage Avatar Disney's Animal Kingdom Flying simulator May 27, 2017
Batman Adventure – The Ride 2 Batman Warner Bros. Movie World Simulator 1993 Rebuilt in 2001 as 'Batman Adventure: The Ride 2', this attraction still incorporates elements of the first four 'Batman' films.
Battlestar Galactica Battlestar Galactica Universal Studios Singapore Roller Coaster March 18, 2010 The world's tallest pair of duelling coasters.
Buzz Lightyear's Astro Blasters Toy Story 2 Magic Kingdom
Tokyo Disneyland
Disneyland
Hong Kong Disneyland
Disneyland Paris
Shanghai Disneyland
Interactive Shooting Ride November 3, 1998
April 15, 2004
March 17, 2005
Sept 12, 2005
April 8, 2006
June 16, 2016
The ride replaced Delta Dreamflight at Magic Kingdom, The Timekeeper at Tokyo Disneyland and Disneyland Paris, and Rocket Rods at Disneyland.
Casey Jr. Circus Train Dumbo Disneyland
Disneyland Paris
Roller Coaster July 17, 1955
March 20, 1994
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: The Ride Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Alton Towers
Warner Bros. Movie World
Movie Park Germany
Parque Warner Madrid
Dark Ride April 1, 2006
Circle of Life: An Environmental Fable The Lion King Epcot Theater January 21, 1995
The Dark Knight The Dark Knight Six Flags Great Adventure
Six Flags Great America
Six Flags Mexico
Roller Coaster May 15, 2008
May 21, 2008
March 9, 2009
Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem Despicable Me Universal Studios Florida
Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal Studios Japan
3-D simulator ride July 2, 2012
April 12, 2014
April 21, 2017
The ride replaced Jimmy Neutron's Nicktoon Blast at Universal Studios Florida, T2 3-D: Battle Across Time at Universal Studios Hollywood, and Back to the Future: The Ride at Universal Studios Japan.
Dinosaur Dinosaur Disney's Animal Kingdom Dark Ride April 22, 1998 Originally named 'Countdown to Extinction', the ride's name was changed following the release of the film.
Dragon Challenge Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Islands of Adventure Roller coaster June 18, 2010 Was originally known as Duelling Dragons when it opened on May 28, 1999.
Dumbo the Flying Elephant Dumbo Disneyland
Magic Kingdom
Tokyo Disneyland
Disneyland Paris
Hong Kong Disneyland
Shanghai Disneyland
Spinning Ride August 16, 1955
October 1, 1971
April 15, 1983
April 12, 1992
Sept 12, 2005
June 16, 2016
Enchanted Airways Shrek Universal Studios Singapore Roller Coaster March 18, 2010
E.T. Adventure E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Universal Studios Florida
Universal Studios Hollywood*
Universal Studios Japan*
Dark Ride June 7, 1990
June 12, 1991
March 31, 2001
Only the more elaborate Florida version remains; Hollywood version closed on March 14, 2003, Japan version closed May 10, 2009; may be part of Universal Studios South Korea.
Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage Finding Nemo Disneyland Submarine Ride June 11, 2007 Originally Submarine Voyage, heavily rebuilt and rethemed for Finding Nemo
Flight of the Hippogriff Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Islands of Adventure
Universal Studios Japan
Universal Studios Hollywood
Roller coaster June 18, 2010
July 15, 2014
April 7, 2016
Originally opened as Flying Unicorn on June 29, 2000 at Islands of Adventure.
Flight of the Millenium Falcon Star Wars Disneyland Park Flight simulator 2018
The Great Movie Ride Footlight Parade
Singin' in the Rain
Mary Poppins
The Public Enemy
Alien
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Tarzan the Ape Man
Casablanca
Fantasia
The Wizard of Oz
Disney's Hollywood Studios Dark Ride May 1, 1989
The Simpsons Ride The Simpsons Universal Studios Florida
Universal Studios Hollywood
Simulator May 15, 2008
May 19, 2008
The ride replaced Back to the Future: The Ride at Universal Studios Florida and Universal Studios Hollywood.
Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout! Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Disney California Adventure Park Drop tower May 27, 2017 The ride will replace The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney California Adventure.
Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey Harry Potter Islands of Adventure
Universal Studios Japan
Universal Studios Hollywood
RoboCoaster G2 June 18, 2010
July 15, 2014
April 7, 2016
Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts Harry Potter Universal Studios Florida Motion Simulated roller coaster July 8, 2014
Hogwarts Express Hogwarts Express from Harry Potter Universal Studios Florida
Islands of Adventure
People mover July 8, 2014
Hollywood Tour Jaws
Tarantula
Samson
The 7th Voyage of Sinbad
Frankenstein
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Tarzan the Ape Man

The Wizard of Oz
King Kong
Phantasialand Dark Ride 1990
Hurler Wayne's World Carowinds
Kings Dominion*
Roller Coaster April 1994 Though the park's license to use Paramount material has since expired, there are several traces of the Wayne's World theme still remaining at the Hurler.
Indiana Jones Adventure Indiana Jones Disneyland Park
Tokyo DisneySea
Dark Ride March 3, 1995
September 4, 2001
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril Disneyland Paris Roller coaster July 30, 1993
Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! Disney's Hollywood Studios
Live stunt show August 25, 1989
Iron Man Experience Iron Man (2008 film)
Iron Man 2
Iron Man 3
Hong Kong Disneyland 3-D motion simulator January 11, 2017 The first Disney attraction to be based on a Marvel property.
Italian Job: Stunt Track The Italian Job Canada's Wonderland Themed Family Coaster 2006 After the sale of the Paramount Parks to Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, the roller coaster was renamed Backlot Stunt Coaster, retaining the Mini-Cooper themed trains, helicopter attack, and flame effects.
Kings Island Themed Family Coaster 2005
Italian Job: Turbo Coaster Kings Dominion Themed Family Coaster 2005
It's Tough to be a Bug! A Bug's Life Disney's Animal Kingdom
Disney California Adventure Park
3D Film Theater April 22, 1998
February 8, 2001
Jaws Jaws Universal Studios Florida*
Universal Studios Japan
Water Ride June 7, 1990
March 31, 2001
Jungle Cruise The African Queen Disneyland
Magic Kingdom
Tokyo Disneyland
Hong Kong Disneyland
Boat Ride July 17, 1955
October 1, 1971
April 15, 1983
Sept 12, 2005
Hong Kong Disneyland version is called "Jungle River Cruise"
Jurassic Park: The Ride Jurassic Park Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal Studios Japan
Water Ride June 21, 1996
March 21, 2001
Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure Universal Studios Singapore Water Ride March 18, 2010
Jurassic Park River Adventure Islands of Adventure Water Ride May 28, 1999
King Julien's Beach Party-Go-Round Madagascar Universal Studios Singapore Merry-Go-Round March 18, 2010
King Kong: 360 3-D Universal Studios Hollywood 3-D Simulation July 1, 2010
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – Enter the Tomb Lara Croft: Tomb Raider Dreamworld Haunted House Walkthrough December 26, 2003
Luigi's Rollickin' Roadsters Cars Disney California Adventure Park Bumper Cars / Flying Saucers March 7, 2016 The ride replaced Luigi's Flying Tires at Disney California Adventure.
Mad Tea Party Alice in Wonderland Disneyland
Magic Kingdom
Tokyo Disneyland
Disneyland Paris
Hong Kong Disneyland
Tea Cups Ride July 17, 1955
October 1, 1971
March 8, 1986
April 12, 1992
Sept 17, 2005
Also known as: Alice's Tea Party (TDL), Mad Hatter's Tea Cups (DLP), Mad Hatter Tea Cups (HKDL)
Madagascar: A Crate Adventure Madagascar Universal Studios Singapore Water ride 2011
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Winnie the Pooh Magic Kingdom
Disneyland
Hong Kong Disneyland
Shanghai Disneyland
Dark Ride June 5, 1999
April 11, 2003
Sept 12, 2005
June 16, 2016
The ride replaced Mr. Toad's Wild Ride at Magic Kingdom and Country Bear Jamboree at Disneyland.
Mater's Junkyard Jamboree Cars Disney California Adventure Park Spinning Whip Ride June 15, 2012 Part of Cars Land.
Matterhorn Bobsleds Third Man on the Mountain Disneyland Roller Coaster June 14, 1959
Men in Black: Alien Attack Men in Black Universal Studios Florida Interactive Shooting Ride April 8, 2000
Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue! Monsters, Inc. Disney California Adventure Park Dark Ride January 23, 2006 The ride replaced Superstar Limo at Disney California Adventure.
Monsters, Inc. Ride & Go Seek Tokyo Disneyland April 4, 2009
Mr. Toad's Wild Ride The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad Disneyland
Magic Kingdom*
Dark Ride July 17, 1955
October 1, 1971
Na'vi River Journey Avatar Disney's Animal Kingdom Dark boat ride May 27, 2017
Peter Pan's Flight Peter Pan Disneyland
Magic Kingdom
Tokyo Disneyland
Disneyland Paris
Shanghai Disneyland
Dark Ride July 17, 1955
October 1, 1971
April 15, 1983
April 12, 1992
June 16, 2016
Pandamonium Kung-Fu Panda Dreamworld Air Race 2013 Opened as part of "Kung-Fu Panda: Land Of Awesomeness"
Pinocchio's Daring Journey Pinocchio Tokyo Disneyland
Disneyland
Disneyland Paris
Dark Ride April 15, 1983
May 23, 1983
April 12, 1992
Originally planned for Disneyland, but opened first at Tokyo Disneyland.
Pirates of the Caribbean – Battle for the Sunken Treasure Pirates of the Caribbean Shanghai Disneyland Park Dark boat ride June 16, 2016
Police Academy Stunt Show Police Academy Warner Bros. Movie World
Movie Park Germany
Parque Warner Madrid
Stunt show June 3, 1991
1996
2002
The show was one of the world's longest running stunt shows before closing in 2008 at Warner Bros. Movie World.
Pooh's Hunny Hunt Winnie the Pooh Tokyo Disneyland
Dark Ride September 4, 2000
Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Universal Studios Florida Simulator April 6, 2017 The ride replaced Twister...Ride it Out and Ghostbusters Spooktacular at Universal Studios Florida.
Radiator Springs Racers Cars Disney California Adventure Park High speed simulated test track / Dark Ride June 15, 2012 Part of Cars Land.
Ratatouille: L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy Ratatouille Walt Disney Studios Park Dark Ride July 10, 2014
RC Racer Toy Story Walt Disney Studios
Hong Kong Disneyland
Roller Coaster August 17, 2010
November 17, 2011
Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride The Mummy Universal Studios Florida
Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal Studios Singapore
Indoor Roller Coaster June 25, 2004
May 21, 2004
March 18, 2010
The ride replaced Kongfrontation at Universal Studios Florida and E.T. Adventure at Universal Studios Hollywood.
Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin Who Framed Roger Rabbit Disneyland
Tokyo Disneyland
Dark Ride January 26, 1994
Saw: Alive Saw Thorpe Park Live Action Horror Maze 2010
Saw: The Ride Thorpe Park Euro-Fighter roller coaster March 13, 2009 This is the first and only ride to be based on a horror film franchise.
Scooby-Doo Spooky Coaster Scooby-Doo Warner Bros. Movie World Roller Coaster June 17, 2002
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Magic Kingdom
Shanghai Disneyland
Roller Coaster May 28, 2014
June 16, 2016
Shrek 4-D Shrek Movie Park Germany
Universal Studios Florida
Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal Studios Japan
Universal Studios Singapore
Warner Bros. Movie World
3D Film Theater May 27, 2004 The attraction was planned to open at Alton Towers in 2011, but was cancelled in December 2010 when DreamWorks was unhappy with a proposed area retheme.
Slinky Dog Zigzag Spin Toy Story Walt Disney Studios
Hong Kong Disneyland
Caterpillar ride August 17, 2010
November 17, 2011
Hong Kong Disneyland version is called "Slinky Dog Spin"
Snow White's Scary Adventures Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Disneyland
Magic Kingdom*
Tokyo Disneyland
Disneyland Paris
Dark Ride July 17, 1955
October 1, 1971
April 15, 1983
April 12, 1992
Splash Mountain Song of the South Disneyland
Magic Kingdom
Tokyo Disneyland
Water Ride July 17, 1989
October 1, 1992
October 2, 1992
Star Tours Star Wars Disneyland*
Tokyo Disneyland*
Disney's Hollywood Studios*
Disneyland Park (Paris)*
Simulator January 9, 1987
July 12, 1989
December 15, 1989
April 12, 1992
A prequel ride opened in 2011 at The Magic Kingdom and Disneyland Park.
Star Tours–The Adventures Continue Disney's Hollywood Studios
Disneyland
Tokyo Disneyland
Disneyland Park (Paris)
Simulator May 20, 2011
June 3, 2011
May 7, 2013
March 2017
A prequel to the original Star Tours attraction.
Star Wars: Battle Escape Star Wars Disneyland Park Dark Ride 2018
The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure The Little Mermaid Disney California Adventure Park
Magic Kingdom
Omnimover dark ride June 3, 2011
December 6, 2012
The ride replaced Golden Dreams at Disney California Adventure.
T2 3-D: Battle Across Time Terminator 2: Judgment Day Universal Studios Hollywood *
Universal Studios Florida
Universal Studios Japan
3D Film Theater 1996 Reunites director James Cameron with the main cast of T2, including stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton.
Terminator X: A Laser Battle for Salvation Terminator Royal Adelaide Show
Adventure World
La Ronde
Sunway Lagoon
Six Flags Mexico
Sudden Impact! Entertainment Laser tag September 4, 2009
December 26, 2009
May 1, 2010
May 2010
2011
Tomb Raider: The Machine Tomb Raider Movieland Studios, Italy Windshear 2007 It has five different kind of cycles (Kazak, China, Bolivia, Congo, Peru).
Tomb Raider: The Ride Lara Croft: Tomb Raider Kings Island Giant Top Spin 2002 Renamed in 2007 to The Crypt due to Paramount's sale of the park, but retains minimal allusions to the movie franchise.
Tomb Raider: Firefall Tomb Raider: Cradle of Life Kings Dominion Suspended Top Spin 2005 Renamed in 2007 to The Crypt due to Paramount's sale of the park, but retains the ride's original synchronized Tomb Raider score, movie props, Triangle of Light engravings, and general theme.
Toy Soldiers Parachute Drop Toy Story Walt Disney Studios
Hong Kong Disneyland
Parachute jump–style ride August 17, 2010
November 17, 2011
Hong Kong Disneyland version is called "Toy Soldier Parachute Drop"
Toy Story Midway Mania! Disney's Hollywood Studios
Disney California Adventure Park
Tokyo DisneySea
3D vehicle ride 2008/2012
Transformers: The Ride Transformers Universal Studios Singapore
Universal Studios Hollywood Universal Studios Florida
3-D Special Effects Dark Ride 2011
2012
2013
TRON Lightcycle Power Run Tron Shanghai Disneyland Motorbike roller coaster June 16, 2016
U-571 U-571 Movieland Studios, Italy Simulator 2006

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