Disney has had mixed results when it comes to producing movies based on its theme park rides. On the one hand, you’ve got the megahit Pirates of the Caribbean franchise; on the other, The Country Bears, Eddie Murphy’s Haunted Mansion, etc.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney is going to take another swing by basing a TV western on its Big Thunder Mountain roller coaster. Although details are being kept under wraps, the potential ABC pilot is being written by Jason Fuchs (Ice Age: Continental Drift) and will be set in an Old West mining town.
Although basing a TV show on a roller coaster may seem like the worst idea ever, this isn’t technically true; that would be basing a TV show on the It’s a Small World ride.