The latest Best Value Theme Parks Report compiled by the personal finance experts at Money.co.uk (a free U.K.-based online financial products comparison service) looked at 34 movie-inspired theme park rides.
The report concluded that 1989’s Splash Mountain had a construction cost of £162,502,875, but the 1946 film “Song of the South” that inspired the attraction had a budget of just £1,535,514,resulting in a -99% cost difference.
In second place is the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Walt Disney World Resort, which cost £18,038,625 to construct, while the budget for the original 1937 film “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” — Disney’s first animated feature-length film — was only £1,082,420.
On the opposite end of the list is The Simpsons Ride at Universal Studios parks in Florida and California. That attraction cost £54,200,625 , while “The Simpsons Movie” cost approximately the same amount at £50,527,050 for a difference of only +7%.