Abandoned ‘Night At The Museum’ Dark Ride Concept Art Surfaces

Every once in a while a gold nugget pops up on the internet that theme park fans have probably never even heard of. Today, Legacy Entertainment posted a never-before-seen concept for a ‘Night At The Museum’ dark ride!

Courtesy: Legacy Entertainment

Now before you get excited, this concept artwork is from 2010 and the idea has been shelved. My understanding is that this was for a major theme park chain that didn’t quite have the rights to the franchise. However, they were fishing for them. Often times, pieces of artwork are made to bring to movie studios to try and woo them into licensing rights for certain franchises. This does not mean a full dark ride was even designed. Rather, if the studio was interested, Legacy Entertainment would have gone ahead and started to flesh the concept out further.

Courtesy: Legacy Entertainment

Considering the three films in the ‘Night At The Museum’ franchise grossed over $1.3 billion in worldwide box office sales, its kind of crazy to think there never was an attraction that revolved around the films. Now, Disney owns the rights to this thanks to their acquisition of 20th Century Fox. The odds of them giving up the franchise to a different theme park company? Slim to none. However, it’s fun to see what could have been, right?

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