Attractions that almost happened, Mary Poppins Holiday.
Years ago when Tony baxter was just a senior in college over at California State university. He decided to create a portfolio of possible attractions for Disney, the same portfolio that landed him a job at WED (That was the name before it was WDI). In this portfolio was an idea for an attraction that to this day I hope gets the greenlight in at least one of the parks somewhere around the world, Mary Poppins Holiday. The attraction I assuming by the cover would involve one of the most magical aspects of the film, the Carousel Horses. If you haven’t seen the film this is the scene I am referring to (x). While there is sadly no concept art I would imagine the attraction would start out much like that scene with everyone in what looks like a carousel, then only minutes later to leave the carousel and begin a journey through the animated aspect of the film. Based off the title it would suggest that while on the horses guests would see the song Jolly holiday being performed or even go through the story of the whole film. Unfortunately the ride remained nothing more than a concept in a project that I am not sure we will ever truly be able to see. Those who have seen it such as Eddie sotto said the ride was truly ahead of its time and beautiful, and that today there surely is a ride system that could produce it. Here’s to hoping that Mary Poppins gets an attraction that she so rightly deserves. She is nearly perfect in every way, so she deserves an attraction that meets the same standard!