Rocket Rods was envisioned as a thrilling high-speed attraction that would take guests on a futuristic race through Tomorrowland at Disneyland.
The ride was originally planned to be a high-speed chase through Hollywood to avoid but after the Death of Princess Diana in an accident much like that described in the ride, the Imagineers had to reimagine the ride.
The ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter, located in Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom, was an ambitious attempt to create a thrilling and scary experience.
Fans of the original attraction were disappointed by the changes, and the ride lacked the charm and creativity that had made the original so beloved. Due to its poor reception and negative feedback, Journey into YOUR Imagination was closed within a few years, and the original Figment character was restored in a revamped version called Journey Into Imagination with Figment.