It's not much of a surprise that Warren Spector, the man tasked with reinventing Mickey Mouse with the upcoming Disney Epic Mickey, would be well versed in Disney's catalog. Spector hasn't said much publicly since Disney Epic Mickey saw its debut in the pages of Game Informer magazine, but he's slowly emerging. On his personal blog, Spector responded to a barrage of requests about his preferences for Disney material by listing off his favorite Disney rides, comic books and characters.
His favorite rides…
- "Disney Animation Academy: Come on, they can even teach ME to draw Disney characters. How cool is that?
- Fantasmic!: What a great show – exciting, romantic, technically amazing, and it’s as close as Mickey’s gotten to being a hero in years. Plus, the music just does it for me. Great, great score…
- Haunted Mansion: Grim Grinning Ghosts, the stretching room, changing paintings. I’m in.
- Imagineering Blue Sky Cellar: I love behind the scenes stuff. What can I say? I only wish this were bigger and even cooler.
- Indiana Jones Adventure: Best. Disney. Ride. Ever. I ride it every time I go to the parks.
- Mickey’s PhilharMagic: Great 3D and it’s genuinely funny.
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Do I have to say anything?
- Space Mountain: A mostly horizontal roller coaster? Count me in. I’m not wild about vertical g’s but horizontal g forces are great. And it’s in the dark. I love it."
To learn about Spector's favorite Disney comic books and characters, check his blog.