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22nd Jul '16 2:54:52 PM AnoneMouseJr.
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* The starting authors of ''FanFic/AnEntryWithABang[=!=]'' had to decide whether to go with the Earth of Creator/TomClancy's ''Literature/JackRyan'' universe or the RealLife Earth, settling for the former. Fortunately, the existence of a [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/showthread.php?t=158593 Non-canon Stories thread]] allows for a glimpse at the latter. While some of the posts within will indeed come to pass after enough in-universe time has gone by, others will indeed never make the story's canon. The discussion threads, [[ArchivePanic if you dare brave them]], also have older versions of posts that made it to the Story Only thread. One of these had ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard'' explicitly show up, but it was rejected in favour of a less blatant ShoutOut.
* The author originally planned for Veis instead of Vili to join Clan Gully in FanFic/TheTaintedGrimoire. Also, Vili didn't exist in the original plan. The original plan was scrapped and Vili was created because cuttingmoon57 didn't like the idea of altering important canon clans.

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* ''FanFic/AnEntryWithABang[=!=]'': The starting authors of ''FanFic/AnEntryWithABang[=!=]'' had to decide whether to go with the Earth of Creator/TomClancy's ''Literature/JackRyan'' universe or the RealLife Earth, settling for the former. Fortunately, the existence of a [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/showthread.php?t=158593 Non-canon Stories thread]] allows for a glimpse at the latter. While some of the posts within will indeed come to pass after enough in-universe time has gone by, others will indeed never make the story's canon. The discussion threads, [[ArchivePanic if you dare brave them]], also have older versions of posts that made it to the Story Only thread. One of these had ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard'' explicitly show up, but it was rejected in favour favor of a less blatant ShoutOut.
* ''FanFic/TheTaintedGrimoire'': The author originally planned for Veis instead of Vili to join Clan Gully in FanFic/TheTaintedGrimoire.Gully. Also, Vili didn't exist in the original plan. The original plan was scrapped and Vili was created because cuttingmoon57 didn't like the idea of altering important canon clans.



* Originally, Alvin Earthworm had plans for a ninth episode of ''WebAnimation/SuperMarioBrosZ'', but only part of it was actually released because, [[http://alvin-earthworm.newgrounds.com/news/post/70182 'It was cancelled before Alvin could even finish the whole episode'.]]

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* ''WebAnimation/SuperMarioBrosZ'': Originally, Alvin Earthworm had plans for a ninth episode of ''WebAnimation/SuperMarioBrosZ'', episode, but only part of it was actually released because, [[http://alvin-earthworm.newgrounds.com/news/post/70182 'It was cancelled before Alvin could even finish the whole episode'.]]



* Chapter 7 of ''Fanfic/SonicGenerationsFriendshipIsTimeless'', which represents ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'', uses the Lost World and Windy Valley stages. The author claims he was considering adding Twinkle Park, and one scene he had in mind involved the HallOfMirrors Amy goes through in her playthrough of the stage, where Sonic and Tails would have seen their classic selves in the mirror and the ponies and Spike would have seen their G1 counterparts instead of their normal reflection ([[MythologyGag which could have led to a joke about Twilight's mother looking similar to G1 Twilight]]). This idea was scrapped because, according to the author, it "wasn't as good an idea", however, a similar scene was later used in the ''Adventures on the Friendship Express'' spin-off.

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* *''Fanfic/SonicGenerationsFriendshipIsTimeless'': Chapter 7 of ''Fanfic/SonicGenerationsFriendshipIsTimeless'', 7, which represents ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'', uses the Lost World and Windy Valley stages. The author claims he was considering adding Twinkle Park, and one scene he had in mind involved the HallOfMirrors Amy goes through in her playthrough of the stage, where Sonic and Tails would have seen their classic selves in the mirror and the ponies and Spike would have seen their G1 counterparts instead of their normal reflection ([[MythologyGag which could have led to a joke about Twilight's mother looking similar to G1 Twilight]]). This idea was scrapped because, according to the author, it "wasn't as good an idea", however, a similar scene was later used in the ''Adventures on the Friendship Express'' spin-off.



* The ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'' episode "Temporal Delay" was originally named "Terror From the Year 2011", then "2012" (a reference to ''Film/TerrorFromTheYear5000''), before adopting its current name for two reasons: the title would become dated very quickly no matter what year was chosen[[note]]aside from an obviously futuristic one, like the original film[[/note]], and there's isn't really a "terror" in the plot of the episode.
* [[Darthwiki/NewDawn New Dawn]] went through a couple alternate BigBad's before Nebiros was picked.

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* ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'': The ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'' episode "Temporal Delay" was originally named "Terror From the Year 2011", then "2012" (a reference to ''Film/TerrorFromTheYear5000''), before adopting its current name for two reasons: the title would become dated very quickly no matter what year was chosen[[note]]aside from an obviously futuristic one, like the original film[[/note]], and there's isn't really a "terror" in the plot of the episode.
* [[Darthwiki/NewDawn ''[[Darthwiki/NewDawn New Dawn]] Dawn]]'' went through a couple alternate BigBad's {{Big Bad}}s before Nebiros was picked.



* The fanfic WhatCouldHaveBeen/TheWalkingDeadRealMonsters has it's own page of things that could've gone differently.

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* The fanfic WhatCouldHaveBeen/TheWalkingDeadRealMonsters has it's ''FanFic/TheWalkingDeadRealMonsters'': Has its [[WhatCouldHaveBeen/TheWalkingDeadRealMonsters own page page]] of things that could've gone differently.


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* [[Tropers/{{Kenyastarflight}} Kenya Starflight]]'s ''Franchise/StarWars''/''Literature/{{Xanth}}'' crossover ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/1734634/1/Centaur-of-Attention Centaur of Attention]]'': In the author's notes at the end of the fic, it's mentioned that the author's original plans for a ''Star Wars'' and ''Xanth'' crossover revolved around Jango Fett and a five-year-old Boba Fett crash-landing on Xanth and having to find the Holey Grail, a vessel full of holes that turned ordinary water into powerful healing elixir, in order to repair their ship. The planned villain was Darius Dracotaur, a dragon/centaur Magician. The concept eventually morphed into a Luke and Vader story, with Darius as the only surviving plot element, though Boba Fett would go on to feature in [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2421185/1/Catacombs the sequel]].
22nd Jul '16 4:45:10 AM Werebazs
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** ''WhatCouldHaveBeen/StarWarsTheCloneWars''
21st Jul '16 9:43:36 PM RisefromYourGrave
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*** [[WhatCouldHaveBeen/InsideOut Inside Out]]
*** [[WhatCouldHaveBeen/{{Frozen}} Frozen]]

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20th Jul '16 12:54:44 PM ultimomant
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** There was going a chapter called "Siren Dame, Dragon Knight". Because it was over 31000 words long, it was split in half, into "Siren Dame" and "Dragon Knight", with "Siren Dame" ending on one of Tarbtano's classic cliffhangers.

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** There was going to be a chapter called "Siren Dame, Dragon Knight". Because it was over 31000 words long, it was split in half, into "Siren Dame" and "Dragon Knight", with "Siren Dame" ending on one of Tarbtano's classic cliffhangers.
17th Jul '16 9:09:29 PM BNSF1995
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** Japan was also originally going to have a ride. Possibilities included a Mt. Fuji roller coaster (supposedly scrapped because of Fuji Film, and [[Creator/EastmanKodak Kodak]] sponsoring other rides...seriously), and a Circlevision (similar to what Canada and China has) train ride which might have been attacked by Franchise/{{Godzilla}}!

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*** Elements of the boat rides for Germany and Italy actually did see the light of day. One was the massive show building in Germany being built and still standing, the other being the boats for the Italy ride, which are now static props in the World Showcase Lagoon in front of Italy.
** Japan was also originally going to have a ride. Possibilities included a Mt. Fuji roller coaster (supposedly scrapped because of Fuji Film, and [[Creator/EastmanKodak Kodak]] sponsoring other rides...seriously), and a Circlevision (similar to what Canada and China has) bullet train ride simulator, one version of which might have been called for the train to be attacked by Franchise/{{Godzilla}}!Franchise/{{Godzilla}}! The Godzilla part may have fallen through because Toho wasn't making ''Godzilla'' films after the mediocore box-office returns for ''Film/TerrorOfMechagodzilla'', and Godzilla wasn't relevant at the time, and wouldn't be until two years after Epcot.



** Re-theming the Submarine Voyage/20,000 Leagues Under the Sea rides at Disneyland and Magic Kingdom, respectively, to ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire''. Instead, the Florida subs were shut down for good and the land eventually reclaimed for New Fantasyland, while California got a ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'' retheming.

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** Re-theming the Submarine Voyage/20,000 Voyage (which closed in 1998)/20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (closed in 1994) rides at Disneyland and Magic Kingdom, respectively, to ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire''. Instead, When the film bombed at the box office, the Florida subs were shut down for good and submarine lagoon was demolished in 2005 the land eventually reclaimed for New Fantasyland, while California got a ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'' retheming.retheming that opened in 2007 and is still running.



** Disney's Pop Century Resort was originally going to cover 1900-1949 with a second set of buildings on the other side of Hourglass Lake, but the September 11th attacks happened shortly before the completed first set (1950-99) was to open; those eventually opened in 2004. The second set had the building "shells" put up, but there was never enough demand for rooms to complete them. Disney ultimately made the shells the basis for the Art of Animation Resort, which opened in 2012.

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** Disney's Pop Century Resort was originally going to cover 1900-1949 with a second set of buildings on the other side of Hourglass Lake, but the September 11th attacks happened shortly before the completed first set (1950-99) was to open; those eventually opened in 2004. The second set had the building "shells" put up, but there was never enough demand for rooms to complete them. Disney ultimately made the shells the basis for the Art of Animation Resort, which opened in 2012. As a result, Disney alumni jokingly refer to the Pop Century as the "Pop Half-Century Resort".



** The Asian Resort actually began construction in the 1970s, but the hotel was scrapped, and the Grand Floridian now stands in its place.

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** The Asian Resort actually began construction in the 1970s, but the hotel was scrapped, scrapped due to the Energy Crisis, and the Grand Floridian now stands in its place.



** The ''Universe of Energy'', ''Mission Space'' and ''Test Track'' rides would remain intact, but the ''Wonders of Life'' pavilion would become an unknown new attraction and a mini car ride would be added to the exterior of ''Test Track'' for kids too short to ride the attraction.

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** The ''Universe of Energy'', ''Mission Space'' and ''Test Track'' rides would remain intact, but the ''Wonders of Life'' pavilion would become an unknown new attraction and a mini car ride Disneyland's old Junior Autopia would be resurrected and added to the exterior of ''Test Track'' for kids too short to ride the attraction.



* When the ''Country Bear Jamboree'' show was to be removed from Disneyland, the Imagineers attempted an AuthorsSavingThrow to at least keep the Country Bear characters themselves in the form of a WackyRacing attraction called the ''Critter Country 500''. Unfortunately, nothing could stop then-Disney Parks head Paul Pressler's demands for a profitable ''Franchise/WinnieThePooh'' attraction.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WestCOT WestCOT]] would have been Disneyland Anaheim's answer to Epcot in Florida. It would have had its own version of Spaceship Earth, a World Showcase based on the individual continents, and a SpiritualSuccessor to Adventure Thru Inner Space. Alas, the whole thing was scrapped in 1995, and Disney built the California Adventure park instead. (And it's too bad, because the [[http://www.yesterland.com/images-westcot/westcot1_illustrative.jpg concept art]] for [=WestCOT=] looked ''really'' cool.)

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* When the ''Country Bear Jamboree'' show was to be removed from Disneyland, the Imagineers attempted an AuthorsSavingThrow to at least keep the Country Bear characters themselves in the form of a WackyRacing attraction called the ''Critter Country 500''. Unfortunately, nothing could stop then-Disney Parks head Paul Pressler's demands for a profitable ''Franchise/WinnieThePooh'' attraction.
attraction, whose exit is directly next to a major gift shop.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WestCOT WestCOT]] would have been Disneyland Anaheim's answer to Epcot in Florida. It would have had its own version of Spaceship Earth, a World Showcase based on the individual continents, clones of Journey into Imagination and Horizons, and a SpiritualSuccessor to Adventure Thru Inner Space. Alas, the whole thing was scrapped in 1995, 1995 due to budget issues and local opposition to the park's version of Spaceship Earth (or Spacestation Earth, as it was to be called) being a whopping ''300 feet tall'', and Disney built the California Adventure park instead. (And it's too bad, because the [[http://www.yesterland.com/images-westcot/westcot1_illustrative.jpg concept art]] for [=WestCOT=] looked ''really'' cool.)
14th Jul '16 8:59:52 PM Novaheart
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** Eventally a true 6th colorless Basic Land came to be in ''Oath of the Gatewatch" in the form of ''Wastes''. It also solved the problem with Domain by not including a sub-type.
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7th Jul '16 8:07:02 AM Pichu-kun
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*** [[WhatCouldHaveBeen/Frozen Frozen]]

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7th Jul '16 8:06:29 AM Pichu-kun
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26th Jun '16 10:52:38 AM dmcreif
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* The UsefulNotes/NewYorkSubway has seen a fair share of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proposed_expansion_of_the_New_York_City_Subway proposed lines or extensions of existing lines]] that never came to fruition.
*Highway revolts have happened several times in the United States as the first freeways were built.
** UsefulNotes/{{Atlanta}}, Georgia saw the freeway revolts in the late 1960s/early 1970s. Had it not been for the revolts of several city neighborhoods that would have been at risk of getting razed, the freeways could've been a lot different. Namely, instead of terminating in Buckhead, the Georgia 400 would have continued south through East Atlanta, approximately 2-3 miles east of the Downtown Connector (which carries I-75 and I-85), and connected with I-675 at the south end of the Perimeter (I-285).
**There was a planned beltway around the UsefulNotes/{{Denver}}, Colorado metropolitan area, which was to be signed as Interstate 470. It would have been the third auxiliary Interstate in Colorado, after I-225[[note]]a twelve mile highway from the Tech Center to I-70[[/note]] and I-270[[note]]a connection in the northeast between I-25, I-76 and I-70[[/note]]. Eventually, a compromise was reached, and three-quarters of the beltway was built. using three different designations: Colorado State Highway 470 (from I-70 in Golden to I-25 in Lone Tree), E-470 (from I-25 in Lone Tree, past I-70 northeast of Buckley Air Force Base, and Denver International Airport, to I-25 in Eastlake to the north of Denver), and the Northwest Parkway (from I-25 in Eastlake to Broomfield). Currently, a gap remains in the beltway, as it stops short of reaching the Denver suburbs of Broomfield and Golden, where fierce opposition to the road continues. Golden is opposed to completion of the beltway; Broomfield supports it, and has been exploring alternate routes.
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