Thursday, March 25, 2010

Power Rangers at Disney World Guide for Parents

UPDATED 1/1/12
A Guide for Parents and Fans alike, the Power Rangers have been appearing at Hollywood Studios (formerly MGM Studios) since 2005. Many say it was difficult to meet with all five at once, so many parents asked their kids to pick their favorite color. The suits they use are specially made for the park, not from the show, notice the holes on the helmets. They are said to also be at Disneyland Paris, but I have not seen pictures. The Power Rangers have left the park August 7th, 2010 (my birthday) because Saban bought the franchise back. Power Rangers are no longer at any Disney park.

1. Pink Time Force Ranger
Season: 2001, ninth
Active: 2005 - early 2006
Retired: 2006
Replaced with: Pink Mystic Force Ranger

 Leader of the Power Rangers Time Force (2001), about time-traveling officers. Jen was tough as nails, hurting from the murder of her fiance and has to deal with working with his exact look-a-like ancestor. She was the original five Power Rangers in Disney World and retired the year late and replaced with Pink Mystic Force Ranger. She hung around for a bit for rare appearances, there are pictures of her and Pink Mystic Force Ranger together.

2. Lunar Wolf Ranger
Season: 2002, tenth season
Years Active: 2005 - 2007 (2)

Retired: 2007
Replaced with: Yellow Ranger

 The Sixth Ranger of Power Rangers Wild Force (2002), he is a Silver Ranger with some blue. The show was about animals and preserving the world. Merrick, the character, was an ancient warrior who was cursed to be a wolf monster. He was incorrectly thought to be a Blue Ranger by parents and Disney park fans. He was part of the original five Power Rangers in Disney World from 2005 to 2007, he was retired in 2007 for a Yellow Ranger. He hung around a bit for rare appearances, a picture of him in 2008 with the other Power Rangers was seen.

3. Green Samurai Ranger
Season: 2003, 11th
Years Active: 2005-2008 (3)
Retired: 2008
Replaced by: Jaguar Ranger
The Sixth Ranger of Power Rangers Ninja Storm (2003), a series about ninja students. Cam, the character, was the smart Asian son of the Ninja master. He was part of the original five Power Rangers in Disney World from 2005 to 2008. He was retired in 2008, replaced by Blue Jaguar Ranger.

4. White Dino Ranger
Season: 2004, 12th
Years Active: 2005-2009 (4)
Retired: 2009
Replaced by: Green RPM Ranger
Of Power Rangers Dino Thunder (2004), where Tommy (the original Green Ranger) is now a teacher, mentor to a new team with dinosaur powers. Trent (a Latino), the White Dino Ranger, was evil for a bit but ultimately became good. His dinosaur is the Tupuxuara. He was part of the original five Power Rangers in Disney World from 2005 to 2008. He was retired in 2009, replaced by the Green RPM Ranger.

5. Red SPD Ranger
Season: 2005, 13th
Years Active: 2005 - 2010 (5)
Retired: 2010

The leader of Power Rangers SPD (2005), a series about police officers who arrest aliens in the future. Jack Landors is the second of three African-American Red Ranger leaders and is cocky and usually jumps before thinking. He was part of the original five Power Rangers at Disney World parks. Many were hoping he would be replaced in 2010 by MMPR Red as Disney was re-airing the first season but alas it never happened.

6. Pink Mystic Force Ranger
Season: 2006, 14th
Years Active: 2006 - 2010 (4)
Succeeded: Pink Time Force Ranger
Retired: 2010

The first change to the roster, she replaced the Pink Ranger to promote the new season at the time, Power Rangers Mystic Force (2006). Vida, the character is a Latina who loves to DJ but doesn't initially like pink. There is a butterfly on her helmet, her power is of the Fairy. She was the obvious choice. She is the second pink ranger at the park. Mystic Force was about magic.

7. Yellow Operation Overdrive Ranger
Season: 2007, 15th
Years Active: 2007 - 2010 (3)

Succeeded: Lunar Wolf Ranger
Retired: 2010

She is from Power Rangers Operation Overdrive (2007), about a team that followed treasures from multiple groups of villains. Ronnie, the character has 'a need for speed.' She was probably added to the Disney World roster to have another female. She is the first yellow ranger at the park, she replaced the Silver Ranger. There have been three male Yellow Power Rangers through the years.

8. Blue Jaguar Ranger
Season: 2008, 16th
Years Active: 2008 - 2010 (2)
Succeeded: Green Ranger
Retired: 2010

From the series Power Rangers Jungle Fury (2008), about three kung-fu students who fight evil animal spirits. Theo, the character is smart Asian student and often puts too much tasks than he can handle. He is the first Blue Ranger at the park, he probably was added because there had been no blue ranger yet. He replaced the Green Samurai Ranger from Ninja Storm.

9. RPM Ranger Green
Season: 2009, 17th
Joined: 2009 (Approx. 16 months)
Succeeded: White Ranger
Retired: 2010

He is from Power Rangers RPM (2009), a post-apocalyptic series about a computer virus that takes over the world. Rangers with animal-vehicle hybrids fight it. Ziggy Grover, the character is clumsy, funny and easily distracted and corruptible. His helmet is based on a Orca. He joined the parks last year, replacing the White Ranger, being the second green ranger at the park. So now the fans (young and old) can see Red, Blue, Yellow, Pink and Green.

So there was 1 Red Ranger, 1 Blue Ranger, 1 Yellow Ranger, 2 Pink Rangers, 2 Green Rangers, 1 White Ranger, and 1 Silver Ranger.

As of May 12th, it has been announced that Saban has bought back the Power Rangers. Parents! The Power Rangers are no longer at any Disney Park as of August 7 2010!


The_Doctor said...

I wonder if they are planning, as I believe you speculated in an earlier post, to replace SPD Red with Mighty Morpin' Red so that they have the original leader back for that anniversary feel.

sdp said...

Exactly it made the most sense to replace the red SPD ranger with the very iconic and current series red ranger. Maybe they used the actual suits from the show and they would have had to make a new suit for MMPR since they didn't have one and decided it wasn't worth the cost.

Lavender Ranger said...

sdp, the costumes are clearly made for the parks, look at the helmets, they each have little holes. Look at the black parts of the white ranger helmet.

Lavender Ranger said...

Come to think it, I don't think it would cost much to do a MMPR Red Ranger suit, because there was this McDonalds commercial in 2006 where they showed Mystic Green with MMPR Red. And new pictures were taken of him for the pog discs in one of the toys and for a promo for the drive-thru menu.

sdp said...

Well its the only thing I could think that made sense on why not having a MMPR costume for the park.

Only other one that I can think of is that Disney is absolutely done with PR and plan to take the Disney World attraction off any day now, so no reason to spend money. Of course I don't like this idea.

What a missed opportunity though, the Red MMPR would have been loved by fans and Disney would have really gotten the most iconic PR costume for their little PR show.

Lavender Ranger said...

sdp, I still have hope there will be MMPR Red at the disney park this year!

Lavender Ranger said...

Well, sdp, you were right unfortunately. The Rangers last day at the park is Aug 7 and they probably didn't want to bother adding the first red ranger because he would have only been there for six months. And we now saw Saban have all five original Rangers at Comic Con so the suits can be remade. It probably was costs.