My proposed Disney theme park resort
I created a mock proposal for a brand new Disney theme park on I created for WDWMagic's Imagineer forum. http://www.wdwmagic.com http://forums.wdwmagic.com Dozens of other proposals like mine have been created there as well. My proposed Disney theme park resort sits on 1200-1600 acres of land-- about 4 times the size of Disneyland's (Anaheim) property, but only an insect compared to the massive 27,000+ acres Walt Disney World covers. As of opening day (or at least shortly afterward), this Disney theme park resort will consist of two theme parks; The Magic Kingdom, and Disney Studios ______ (name of park's location); four hotels, plus a campground; a Downtown Disney retail and entertainment district; two golf courses; and possibly a water park as well.
As for my Disney theme park resort's location, not really sure. Some likely areas would be in the central U.S. (perhaps Texas or Oklahoma, due to warmer climates), or possibly even Hawaii (which I think would be a really fun location, esp. given its large amount of tourism and natural beauty!!!!!). I designed this as a U.S. theme park, due primarily to familiarity with the culture, and since it would be nice to have another Disney theme park in the U.S. somewhere! Disney currently has theme parks in Orlando (WDW); Anaheim, CA (Disneyland); Tokyo; Paris; and a 5th is currently under construction in Hong Kong. Also, Disney is considering a 6th theme park near Shanghai, China; just 550 miles from Hong Kong and 1138 miles from Tokyo, and even a 7th near Seoul, S. Korea; only 538 miles from Tokyo!
Disney did in fact plan a theme park in the early 1990's called Disney's America in NE Virginia near Washington, DC. Unfortunately, that fell apart. Mainly, its wherever Disney would build another theme park, particularly in the U.S., so it's location is anyone's guess!!!!
I will post more about my proposed Disney theme park, including park maps, in a series of replies to this post! :D :mickeykid :mickey: :minnie:
Magic Kingdom Central Hub
Before I get to the rest of my Magic Kingdom-like theme park, I will post my drawing of the park's central hub:
FYI, my theme park map drawings were created with the Paint program from Microsoft Windows, in case anyone is wondering! Just thought you'd like to know! :wink:
Frontierland & Critter Country
Here are my map renderings of Frontierland and Critter Country. The letters and numbers representing Frontierland's restaurants and shops on my maps are the large ones, while Critter Country's are indicated by the smaller letters and numbers.
The tiny square which appears broken off from the building between the jail and the gallery was no mistake. This part of the buiding is displayed as the Town Hall, which is just a façade, much like the Town Hall in WDW's Frontierland!
Here is a key to the rides and attractions. Once again, rides and attractions denoted by (FP) use the FastPass service:
1.) Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (FP)
2.) Diamond Horseshoe Saloon, presenting Diamond Horseshoe Saloon Revue: This is a Western-style saloon show, complete with can-can dancers! Here is a music file of what you would hear during that particular segment of the show:
This song is entitled The Can-Can, which was composed by Jacques Offenbach for Orpheus In the Underworld, but the song was made famous at the Moulin Rouge theatre in Paris, which its Can-Can dancers are world-famous for!
3.) Disneyland Railroad station
4.) Fantasmic!: Like Disneyland's Fantasmic! show, this will be presented on the Rivers of America, complete with the Peter Pan segment on the Sailing Ship Columbia and the grand finale with all the characters from the show on the Riverboat, doubling as the Steamboat Willie! However, Fantasmic! will have a stadium-like seating area in front of the stage like Disney-MGM's Fantasmic, giving guests the best of both worlds! Here is a midi file of the Fantasmic! theme music:
5.) Fantasmic! seating
6.) Frontierland Jail: Note that I placed Town Hall (façade) next to the jail, which I thought was appropriate!
7.) Frontierland Shootin' Arcade
8.) Legends of the Old West
9.) Lillian Marie Riverboat: which is named in honor of Walt Disney's wife Lillian Disney!
10.) Pocahontas Island: similar to Tom Sawyer Island, Pocahontas Island, which is themed to the 1995 Disney feature film, includes the following:
a.) 17th Century Jamestown settlement re-creation
b.) Enchanted Glade Forest exploration area, complete with a talking Grandmother Willow tree!
The 17th Century Jamestown settlement and Enchanted Glade Forest are exploration/play areas, much like the ones on Tom Sawyer Island. However, the next major part of the island is something entirely different!
c.) Indian Village: which includes the Ceremonial Dance Circle; where REAL Indians/Native Americans demonstrate their native dances for the guests!
The Indian Village is very much like the one which was at Disneyland from 1955-71:
Last but not least Pocahontas Island includes a "meet & greet" area for the Pocahontas characters (Pocahontas, John Smith, meeko, Ratcliffe, etc.) of their own!
11.) Rafts to Pocahontas Island
12.) Sailing Ship Columbia II (S.S. Columbia I is at Disneyland)
1.) Brother Bear's Explorer Canoes
2.) Country Bears Jamboree: which presents 3 different shows seasonally!:
a.) Christmas Hoedown (from Thansgiving Day to January 1)
b.) Vacation Hoedown (from Memorial Day to Labor Day)
c.) Country Bears Hoedown (during the rest of the year)
3.) It's Tought To Be a Bug
4.) Splash Mountain (FP)
5.) The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (FP) :tigrbnc:
6.) Teddi Berra's Swingin' Arcade
Here are my shops and restaurants for Frontierland and Critter Country.
Once again, the letters and numbers representing Frontierland's restaurants and shops on my map are the large ones, while Critter Country's are indicated by the smaller letters and numbers.
Food & Restaurants:
A.) Chuck Wagon (turkey legs)
B.) Diamond Horseshoe Saloon (which serves lunch during its midday shows, as well as snacks throughout the day)
C.) Enchanted Glade: This is a snack stand on Pocahontas Island. Enchanted Glade, along with the other shops & restaurants on Pocahontas Island, may or may not be listed in their actual locations. I only indicated that these were located on the island and not mainland Frontierland.
D.) John Smith's Landing: This is the Pocahontas Island restaurant, much like Aunt Polly's Dockside Inn is to Tom Sawyer Island at WDW's Magic Kingdom. The menu, although not yet established, will be more like that of a regular restaurant; as opposed to Aunt Polly's, which seems to primarily serve snack-type foods such as peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, pickles, cookies, and ice cream.
E.) Pecos Bill Cafe
F.) Rancho Del Zocalo
G.) River Belle Terrace
H.) Stage Door Cafe
1.) Bonanza Outfitters
2.) Frontier Blacksmith
3.) Frontier Woodcarving
4.) Frontier Outpost & Supply
5.) Indian Trading Post (located in the Indian Village on Pocahontas Island)
6.) Old Time Photo: This is where guests are given the opportunity to dress up in period clothing and have their pictures taken in them!
7.) Pioneer Mercantile
8.) Trail Creek Shop
Food & Restaurants:
A.) Critter Country Fruit Cart
B.) Harbour Galley
C.) Laughing Place Restaurant & Country Store: Located inside Splash Mountain, Laughing Place is table-service restaurant with an attached country store, similar to Cracker Barrell but with MUCH better food! Laughing Place is themed to Brer Rabbit and the gang, much like Splash Mountain is. The restaurant features a southern-style/soul food menu, much what you might expect Brer Rabbit to chow down on! (ie: Fried Chicken, Catfish, Collard Greens, Fried Green Tomatoes, Cornbread, etc.) Laughing Place serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner; and is the only table service restaurant in Critter Country.
D.) Rackety's Racooon Saloon
1.) Big Al's
2.) Hoot & Holler Hideout
3.) Laughing Place Restaurant & Country Store (see above)
4.) Pooh's Thotful Spot
If anyone has questions, comments, and/or suggestions, please feel free to post! :D :mickeykid :mickey: :minnie: :donald: :goofy: -pluto-
Beauty and the Beast Castle
This is my drawing of Beauty and the Beast Castle from the Magic Kingdom theme park in my proposed Disney theme park resort.
Beauty and the Beast Castle is modeled largely after Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Paris, but with many features and designs taken from the 1991 animated movie, such as domed ballroom on the left-hand side. In addition, the castle also takes a number of features from Mad Ludwig's Castle in Neuschwanstein, Germany; which Sleeping Beauty's Castle at Disneyland was directly modeled after, and Cinderella's Castle at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom has may features from Mad Ludwig's Castle as well. One of these features was the elaborate window pane similar to the on Cinderella Castle's at WDW and Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland, which is placed placed on the top story of Beauty and the Beast Castle as well! The upper part of the castle with this window pane was made a story higher, and the big tower was also raised higher to keep the castle in its correct proportion. A second observation balcony was placed near the top of the big tower as well (both Disneyland's and WDW's castles have two balconies on their big towers). I also placed a clock where DLP's Castle has some kind of window-like structure on the entranceway roof.
The castle's height was calculated as approximately 160-170 feet in height-- roughly halfway between the heights of Cinderella Castle at WDW (189 feet) and Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Paris (142 feet). The color scheme is basically the same as DLP's Castle, as well as more fairytale-ish/unreal looking like DLP's Castle is compared to the other Disney theme park castles! I enclosed a photo below for a comparison:
If anyone has questions, comments, and/or suggestions, please feel free to post! I really look forward to hearing from you! :D :mickeykid :mickey: :minnie: :donald: :goofy: -pluto-
Parades for my Magic Kingdom park
Here are the parades I planned on for my Magic Kingdom park as of opening day:
1.) Afternoon Parade: Not sure, even though I am kind of partial to the snowglobes at the Share a Dream Come True parade at WDW's MK, and I'm not to familar with Disneyland's Parade of Stars. However, I'm sure that this parade will be something entirely different anyway!
2.) Night Time Parade: an updated version of Main Street Electrical Parade, which previously ran at Disneyland, WDW's Magic Kingdom, Tokyo Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, and currently runs in a modified version at California Adventure. However, the parade floats will have better, more up-to-date floats with fiberoptic lights, very much like the DreamLights! floats used at Tokyo Disneyland. In case anyone's not familiar with DreamLights!, it's a 21st century spin-off of MSEP currently running at Tokyo Disneyland. More information, along with parade videos, can be found at the following URL:
The updated MSEP will used the original Baroque Hoedown theme song used in MSEP and Disney's Electrical Parade at California Adventure (DreamLights! uses an orchestrated version of Baroque Hoedown instead of the original version), which will be interspersed with at various times with songs from the respective Disney films represented in the parade floats. Here is a sound file of this tune: http://www.disneynut.com/wdw/music/msep288.ram
The parade will run roughly the same time length as the original MSEP (approx. 23 minutes). Oddly enough, DreamLights! runs in the same time length, more or less, but with nearly twice as many floats! I'm not sure how they do this, possibly with shorter parade gaps between floats. I added a few additional float units to the parade to the original lineup, but less than DreamLights! added to theirs.
Now, onto my parade:
OPENING AND ANNOUNCEMENT
(Lights dim around parade route just before start)
[Soundtrack: "Electric Fanfare" by Don Dorsey]
A synthesized-like voice says, "Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, Disneyland (name of park's location)'s Magic Kingdom proudly presents our spectacular pagaent of nighttime magic and imagination in thousands of sparkling lights and electrosynthomagnetic musical sounds, The Main Street Electrical Parade!"
["Fanfare of Lights" by Don Dorsey]
[Main Street Electrical Parade soundtrack begins, with Baroque Hoedown by Jean-Jacques Perry and Gershon Kingsley]
1.) BLUE FAIRY
For this and all existing parade units within the Main Street Electrical Parade, see the MSEP script at http://www.disneylandian.com/faqs/msep.html , since these parade units will be exactly the same, scriptwise, as the original parade. The new units will be described when I get to them.
2.) CASEY JR. CIRCUS TRAIN, with Goofy in the engine cab, pulling a big drum that alternates between saying "Disneyland (name of park's location)'s Magic Kingdom presents" and "Main Street Electrical Parade". With the improved, fiberoptic lighting, the drum sign will be composed of numerous bulbs as opposed to the flashing neon sign of the original-- much like the DreamLights! drum float sign, in a Las Vegas-like manner. Also, the "Presents" sign will use the theme park resorts actual logo (much like the blue script-like lettering in Disneyland's (Anaheim) logo, and the red Walt Disney World logo with the "mouse ears" globe), due to the improved lighting. Mickey and Minnie ride the drum float, as usual. :goofy: :mickey: :minnie:
3.) ALICE IN WONDERLAND: same as original MSEP, see script in above URL :chesh:
4.) WINNIE THE POOH: This is similar to the DreamLights! float, with Winnie the Pooh and friends on a small float around the famous Honey Tree. This float is followed by dancers in bee costumes, dancing to the song "Winnie the Pooh", which plays as the bee dancers pass by. :tigrbnc:
Here is a midi file:
5.) CINDERELLA: same as original MSEP
6.) PETER PAN: same as original, with Hook's pirate ship The Jolly Roger, and Smee's rowboat following behind. +peterpan+ :capt:
7.) ALADDIN: This is basically a small float designed like a magic carpet in the front an middle sections. Aladdin and Jasmine ride on the magic carpet. A giant blue lighted Genie appears in the back. With this float, the music shifts from Baroque Hoedown to "A Whole New World", and then back to Baroque Hoedown as the float passes. Here is a midi file of "A Whole New World":
The Aladdin unit was entirely my own creation, and has never appeared in MSEP, Spectromagic, DreamLights!, or anywhere for that matter!
8.) DUMBO: same as original MSEP
9.) SNOW WHITE: ditto
10.) PINOCCHIO: ditto
11.) BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: similar to the DreamLights! unit, broken up into two small floats. First, we have a "desert cart" float with Lumière, accompanied by dancers dressed as waiters and waitresses to the song "Beauty and the Beast". Here is a midi file:
The second float replicates the castle's ballroom, with Belle and Vincent (Vincent, Belle's prince, appears in The Magic Kingdom, whereas the Beast appears at Disney Studios only, due to the presence of the post-transformation castle in The Magic Kingdom) dancing to the song "Beauty and the Beast". :beast:
Here is a midi file: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Park/9711/beauty2.mid
12.) PETE'S DRAGON: same as original MSEP
13.) IT'S A SMALL WORLD: This is an abbreviated version of the DreamLights! IASW unit, broken up into two floats, with live Cast Members dressed at IASW dolls (face characters) in lighted costumes, singing (possibly lip-synching) and dancing to the song it's a small world. The music shifts from Baroque Hoedown to it's a small world, reverting back to Baroque Hoedown about 2/3 of the way throught the second float. Here is a midi file: http://www.pacificsites.com/~drhoades/sounds/small_world.mid
The first float will be a showboat, and the second float is a combination of the sun and moon floats from DreamLights! into one longer float. Both IASW floats have various Disney characters riding them while the IASW characters sing and dance; among them, Donald and the 3 Amigos, Pluto, Roger Rabbit, The 3 Little Pigs, Mary Poppins and Bert, plus a few others! :donald: -pluto-
14.) TO HONOR AMERICA: similar to the original MSEP unit. Chip & Dale appear in front of this float, along with the All-American Girls in red, white, and blue outfits.
-- PARADE ENDS --
If anyone has questions, comments, and/or suggestions, please feel free to post! :D :mickeykid :mickey: :minnie: :donald: :goofy: -pluto-
Disney Studios theme park (rides and attractions)
I have here my list of rides and attractions for Disney Studios, which is my second theme park in my proposed Disney theme park resort. Disney Studios consists of four soundstages (with room for expansion if/when the need for more soundstages ever comes up), plus two additional studios in a building together designed specifically for Television Production called ABC-Disney Channel Studios. In addition, Disney Studios will include a backlot (complete with Residential Street and Catastrophe Canyon), an animation studio, as well as the Earfell Tower, which is an actual working water tower for the studio and park, unlike Disney-MGM's oversized prop! Here is what I now have:
Rides/attractions denoted by (FP) will use the FastPass service.
1.) American Film Institute Showcase
2.) Cinemagic Special Effects Stage (FP): This is a live stage show focusing on special effects for TV and motion pictures; which also includes audience participation in a number of segments!
3.) Disney Sound Studio: At The Disney Sound Studio, guests add sound effects to various Disney cartoons! This is an almost completely "hands-on" attraction, unlike the Sounds Dangerous show with Drew Carey, which currently runs at Disney-MGM.
4.) The Great Movie Ride: Although similar to The Great Movie Ride at Disney-MGM, this ride will have primarily different scenes from its Disney-MGM counterpart. I was planning on having primarily different scenes from Disney-MGM's GMR. So far, the only scenes I can think of which will remain the same are The Wizard of Oz and Singing In the Rain. Fantasia will be considerably longer, with a somewhat longer sequence with Mickey as The Sorcerer's Apprentice, and maybe another short scene or two. For the other Fantasia scenes (which will be considerably shorter than The Sorcerer's Apprentice), I was leaning towards one of the Nutcracker scenes; possibly either The Chinese Dance with the mushrooms or The Russian Dance with the thistles-- or possible even both! Here are a couple of midi files of these songs:
Russian Dance: http://www.diskuspublishing.com/russian.mid
Mary Poppins will remain as well, but with a completely different scene. Disney-MGM's ride uses the Chim Chim Cher-ee scene, whereas mine will use the Supercalafragilisticexpilaladocious musical number scene from Mary Poppins. Here is a midi file, in case you're not familar with the song, and for your listening enjoyment even if you are!
As for the other scenes, not sure yet. However, I will replace the Hollywood Musical scene from Disney-MGM's GMR. Disney-MGM's ride has the By a Waterfall musical number from Footlight Parade (1933). In its place, my GMR will use the We're In the Money musical number scene from Gold Diggers of 1933. Here is a URL with song lyrics and an attached midi file:
5.) The Great Muppet Movie Ride: This is basically a spoof of the Great Movie Ride; where The Muppets give riders their takes on various classic motion pictures; such as Frankenstein, The Wizard of Oz, and Peter Pan, just to name a few; aong with an original entitled Pigs In Space: The Movie. Also, about halfway throught the ride, we'll re-create the HILARIOUS scene from The Muppet Movie, where the films jams in the projector and breaks halfway through the movie! In this scene, Kermit asks what happened, and The Swedish Chef (who is also the projectionist) responds, with film wrapped all over his body! Here is a sound byte of this scene:
The Great Muppet Movie Ride was in fact planned for Disney-MGM, but was put off due to Jim Henson's death in 1990.
6.) Hyperion Theatre: This is a large theater designed much like a movie palace cinema from the Golden Era of Hollywood. Hyperion Theatre presents a multi-character (using characters from various Disney cartoons together) similar (but not exactly the same!) to the show currently running on The Disney Cruise Line-- especially since I have heard a lot of good things about that show!
7.) Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular (FP): I know Disney-MGM has this, but I decided to include Indy since I think that this is one of their very best shows!
8.) Jim Henson's Muppet*Vision 3-D (FP)
9.) Lights, Motors, Action! (FP): This more than likely will have a number differences to Disney-MGM's and the Walt Disney Studios (Paris) show. But then, since no one has seen Disney-MGM's motor stunt show yet, who knows!
10.) The Magic of Disney Animation: This is an actual working animation studio, which produces and demonstrates for guests 3 different types of animation!:
a.) 3-D Computer Animation (hopefully, a facility which would rival Pixar or Dreamworks!)
b.) Cel Animation
c.) Computer Animation
The tour begins in the Disney Animation Theater, where guests will be greeted by their tour guide, and treated to a whimsical explanation of how Disney animators bring characters to life, . This segment is co-hosted by various Disney characters, in a film/video who join the tour guide in the pre-show in introducing the magic of Disney animation to the guests, each representing their respective type of animation! The tour guide even talks back and forth with the characters, giving the impression that they're actually interacting with these characters! Here are the characters assisting the tour guide(s) in the preshow:
a.) Traditional Cel Cartoon Animation: Peter Pan, along with Tinker Bell (who provides healthy doses of Pixie Dust and other effects of animation magic!) This segment is also a bit of a holdover from the original preshow at Disney-MGM, and may include a number of similarities as well! +peterpan+ :tink:
b.) 3-D Computer Animation: Buzz Lightyear
c.) Clay Animation: Clay, a little boy made of a ball of yellow clay (hence the name!), who periodically shows up on Playhouse Disney on the Disney Channel!
After the preshow, the tour guide takes the guests on an extensive tour of the facility, where animators can be shown at work! After that, the tour guide takes the guests to an interactive area, where guests can learn a few tricks of the animation trade! IIRC, the animation studio at Walt Disney Studios (Paris) has an interactive area like this one.
11.) Monsters, Inc. dark ride
12.) Playhouse Disney: Live on Stage!
13.) A VERY intense indoor roller coaster similar to Rock & Roller Coaster at Disney-MGM, but with a different track layout and theme. I was seriously considering a Disney Villians theme to the ride! For the most intense part of the ride, I would use Malificent, who would say something menacing to the riders and then turn into a fire-breathing dragon; while riders take a VERY sharp and steep inversion to avoid here! :malef: (FP)
14.) Star Tours (FP) :r2d2: :theforce:
15.) Studio Tour: Behind the Scenes
16.) That's Entertainment! Hollywood Gallery: This is similar to The Disney Gallery in this theme park resort's Magic Kingdom and The Main Street Gallery and Town Square Exposition Hall in WDW's Magic Kingdom; but focuses on Hollywood and the entertainment industry in general. That's Entertainment! Hollywood Gallery includes various Hollywood-related exhibits, artifacts, and memorabilia.
17.) Tron: The Ride (FP): This ride is based on the 1982 motion picture Tron, which will be designed as a dark ride with a few interactive elements much like Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin and the early 1980's Tron arcade game-- which was also based on the movie.
18.) Twilight Zone Tower of Terror (FP)
19.) Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Play It!
PARADE: Disney Studios will feature a Hollywood-themed parade similar to the Lights, Camera, Action! parade at Walt Disney Studios (Paris). Like the WDS parade, this parade will use actual parade floats instead of the antique cars used in Disney-MGM's parade. One of the most memorable floats from the Walt Disney Studios parade, which will also be used here, is a giant movie projector float with Tinker Bell sitting in front of the projector's lens! :tink:
In addition, the parade at Disney Studos will include Hollywood-theme songs/show tunes such as Hooray For Hollywood, There's No Business Like Show Business, You Ought to Be in Pictures, and That's Entertainment!; just to name a few! :wink:
Last but certainly not least, Disney Studios runs the Sorcery In the Sky fireworks show every night. :mickey: :pixiedust
I also have here a list of possible lands/streets for Disney Studios:
1.) Animation Courtyard
2.) The Backlot
3.) Hollywood Boulevard
4.) Muppets Courtyard (which includes The Great Muppet Movie Ride and Muppet*Vision 3-D)
5.) New York Street
6.) Production Courtyard
7.) Sunset Boulevard
As for the layout, I may get started on my maps soon, but haven't come up with anything yet. One thing I wanted to do was make my Disney Studios park easier to navigate that Disney-MGM or Walt Disney Studios, and with fewer dead ends in the layout. So far, I am considering having the studios on the left side instead of the right where Disney-MGM places theirs, to make it different. Also, I was considering placing the backlot/Residential Street/Catastrophe Canyon in the back behind the studios on the left, and placing Lights, Motors, Action! in the back, but on the right side, parallel with Catastrophe Canyon. If anyone has any ideas or suggestions concerning the layout of my Disney Studios park, please post them here! All other questions comments, and or suggestions are welcome too.
I look forward to hearing from you! :D :mickeykid :mickey: :minnie: :donald: :goofy: -pluto-
Disney Studios: shops & restaurants
Here are my lists of shops and restaurants for my Disney Studios theme park:
1.) Annette's: Annette's is a tribute to Annette Funicello and her movies, TV shows and appearances, as well as her musical recordings and her life in general. The restaurant will be deisgned like a combination 1950's soda/malt shop (complete with black & white checkered floors) and Planet Hollywood, but focusing on Annette and her career instead of the time period like 50's Prime-Time Café at Disney-MGM, since the 1950's only covered a small part of her career in the entertainment industry! The dining hall will be adorned with various Annette Funicello-related items and memorabilia, and TV sets will be placed at each table/booth much like 50's Prime-Time Café-- but showing segments from Annette's TV and motion picture appearances. The menu will include sort of what you'd find somewhere like Planet Hollywood or Ruby Tuesday, but also with a large percentage of Italian dishes (obviously!) on the menu. A must would be Italian Cheesecake with ricotta for the dessert menu, which was concocted by Annette's mother, Virginia Funicello, herself! This bit of trivia comes from The Official Mickey Mouse Club Book by Lorraine Santoli
Oddly enough, I recently discovered that Disneyland Paris has a restaurant called Annette's, but theirs is only a 1950's Diner bearing no relation to Annette Funicello and her career, except in name only! Very much unlike the restaurant I planned for my Disney Studios theme park.
Now that we've discussed the restaurant Annette's, let's get to a more serious subject. This is a wish I would like to make for the opening of my proposed Disney theme park resort I designed, if/when Disney ever actually builds this park. (hopefully!) My wish is that a cure for MS will be found by the theme park resort's opening day, or that at least her MS symptoms will go into remission, so that Annette Funicello would be able to appear at and enjoy my new Disney theme park resort as well as the restaurant I deisgned in her honor! Even if my Disney theme park never gets built, I still would like to have the same occur sometime very soon! http://www.disneyworldtrivia.com/for...ies/hurray.gif http://www.disneyworldtrivia.com/for...ilies/wink.gif
2.) Backlot Express
3.) Dinosaur Gertie's: Ice Cream of Extinction
4.) Fairfax Market: Similar to it's California Adventure counterpart at Hollywood Pictures Backlot, the Fairfax Market offfers a healthy selection of fresh fruit, vegetables, and soft drinks; for guests who want a guilt-free snack!
5.) Holllywood Brown Derby
6.) Hollywood & Vine: Similar to its Disney-MGM counterpart, Hollywood & Vine also features a character lunch buffet from 11:30am to 2:45pm; with Minnie, Daisy (both wearing Hollywood Starlet outfits), Goofy (in a gangster outfit), Pluto, Chip and Dale. http://www.disneyworldtrivia.com/for...inniemouse.gif http://www.disneyworldtrivia.com/for...lies/goofy.gif http://www.disneyworldtrivia.com/for...lies/pluto.gif
7.) In the Wings Restaurant: Contrary to popular belief, En Coulisse does not mean In Slide in English, but In the Wings! Similar to the Walt Disney Studios En Coulisse Restaurant in Paris, In the Wings Restaurant is themed to a movie set backstage area, with immense façades on the exterior resembling a large, colorful movie set! Once again, the restaurant's decor inside will give customers the impression of a behind-the-scenes look at a movie set and discovering the secrets of the movie supposedly being shot here! This counter service restaurant seats 670 people on two floors, offering a stunning view over Hollywood Boulevard!
8.) Planet Gonzo: This Muppets-themed restaurant is basically a spoof of Planet Hollywood, supposedly owned by Gonzo. Planet Gonzo sits in the Muppets-themed land with The Great Muppet Movie Ride, Muppet*Vision 3-D, and Rizzo's Prop and Pawn Shop (which I'll get to in my list of shops).
9.) Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater: Basically, this is similar to the restaurant at Disney-MGM. However, some of the film clips shown onscreen may be different from Disney-MGM's restaurant.
10.) Soundstage Restaurant: Similar to the former Disney-MGM restaurant (where Playhouse Disney: Live on Stage is currently), Soundstage Restaurant is loosely themed to a movie wrap party. Soundstage Restaurant also features a character breakfast each morning; with Minnie, Pluto, Lilo, Stitch, Esmerelda, and Mulan. http://www.disneyworldtrivia.com/for...inniemouse.gif http://www.disneyworldtrivia.com/for...lies/pluto.gif http://www.disneyworldtrivia.com/for...ilies/lilo.gif http://www.disneyworldtrivia.com/for...ies/stitch.gif
11.) Starring Rolls Café: This is a bakery/restaurant serving fresh baked rolls, pasteries, muffins, crossants, plus much more; much like its Disney-MGM countrepart.
12.) Studio Catering Company
13.) Sunset Confectionery: a sweet shop selling candy, cookies, fudge, caramel appels, and other snack treats; plus M&M plush toys!
14.) Toluca Legs Turkey Company: selling turkey legs, as well as french fries, foot-long hot dogs, baked potatoes with toppings, and soft pretzels.
15.) Toy Story Pizza Planet Arcade: This is basically a video arcade which also serves pizza and other foods, similar to its Disney-MGM counterpart.
Here is my list of shops from my Disney Studios theme park:
1.) American Film Institute Showcase Shop
2.) Ariel's Nautical Treasures: Themed to the treasure cave inside Ariel's home in The Little Mermaid, this shop offers a wide variety of merchandise featuring Ariel, Sebastian, Flounder, and friends; along with other nautical/ocean-themed items, such as bathing suits, beach balls, surfboards, towels; among other things! Ariel's Treasures is located in the Animation Courtyard.
3.) Cover Story: This is a small area located just through The Darkroom, where guests can have their picture placed on the front cover of a large choice of popular magazines; such as Life, Cosmpolitan, Sports Illustrated, Entertainment Weekly, Time; and of course, Disney Magazine! Costumes and appropriate accessories are provided by the shop.
4.) Crossroads of the World: I know Disney-MGM has this, but it seems like an especially appropriate shop for this theme park to me! Located in the middle of the entrance plaza, Crossroads of the World sells pins, some sovernirs, and guidemaps. This is also the place to stop if you'll need to rent a locker
5.) The Darkroom
6.) Days Gone By Vintage Clothing: which is a shop selling period, vintage and/or retro-clothing from eras gone by; such as the Renaissance, Old West, 1920's through 1970's, etc.
7.) Disney Studio Store
8.) The Disney Vault: which is basically a store full of Disney videos and DVD's, as Disney-themed musical CD's, video games, and computer CD-Rom games and programs; such as Walt Disney World Explorer and even my yet-unnamed Disney theme park resort Explorer for that matter!
9.) Gone Hollywood: This boutique parodies the shopping styles of Hollywood's rich and famous, where you'll find what is hot and current in Hollywood's merchandise; such as at-home spa and sleepover kits, costumes, and over-the-top cosmetics and accessories! This is basically the same as the Gone Hollywood shop at Disney's California Adventure.
10.) In Character: This is basically a Disney-themed costume store, with costumes of various Disney characters for both children and adults!
11.) Indiana Jones Outpost Take 2: This shop near the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular show offers basically the same merchandise as Indiana Jones Adventure, but with more of an emphasis on movie-related merchandise such as videos, DVD's, movie fan magazines. Indiana Jones Adventure Outpost, across from Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Crystal Skull ride in my MK-like park's Adventureland, sells the same merchandise, but emphasizes toys, clothing, hats, sovernirs, and other nic-nacs and has less of the merchandise that Outpost Take 2 emphasizes mentioned above!
12.) The Looney Bin: Located between the Backstage Studio Tour and Special Effects and Production Tour, this shop features lots of Roger Rabbit merchandise and gag gifts, as well as hands-on fun in the form of props from the movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)! http://www.disneyworldtrivia.com/for...lies/kiss2.gif
13.) Mickey's of Hollywood
14.) Mickey Mouse Club Store: Located next to Annette's, The Mickey Mouse Club Store sells a wide variety of merchandise related to the classic 1955-59 TV series Mickey Mouse Club, as well as merchandise from, the lesser-known 1977-79 and 1989-95 runs of the Mickey Mouse Club. Merchandise includes books, clothing, CD's, videos, DVD's, and other sovenirs. This is also the place to get the ever-famous "mouse ears" hats, which originated on the Mickey Mouse Club! Other Disney-related hats; such as the Donald Duck, Goofy, and Peter Pan hats sold inside the Disney theme parks; can be purchased here as well! http://www.disneyworldtrivia.com/for...ies/mickey.gif http://www.disneyworldtrivia.com/for...ickeymouse.gif http://www.disneyworldtrivia.com/for...ies/donald.gif http://www.disneyworldtrivia.com/for...lies/goofy.gif http://www.disneyworldtrivia.com/for...n_peterpan.gif
15.) Off the Page: Located adjacent to The Magic of Disney Animation, Off the Page features various Disney animation-related items; such a cels, limited-edition prints, figurines, and a large selection of books about Disney history, art, and especially animation!
16.) On Broadway: a shop selling various Broadway, stage, and theater-themed merchandise, sovernirs, and memorabilia
17.) Once Upon a Time: The exterior of this shop replicates the Carthay Circle Theatre in Hollywood, where Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs premiered in 1937. This shop specializes in holiday items, with an emphasis on Christmas. For a fee, a Disney artist will customize a character sketch for you.
18.) Pixar Store: This shop sells toys, clothing, videos, and other Pixar-related sovernirs from movies such as A Bug's Life, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Monsters Inc., and Toy Story. The Pixar Store is located in the Animation Courtyard. http://www.disneyworldtrivia.com/for...es/nemoani.gif
19.) Pluto's Toy Palace
20.) Rizzo's Prop and Pawn Shop: This wares at this wacky gift shop reflect the Muppets' irreverent sense of humor. Clothes, toys, aand souvenirs featuring Kermit, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzie, and other familiar Muppets are for sale here. Rizzo's Prop and Pawn Shop is located in the Muppets-themed area alongside The Great Muppet Movie Ride, Muppet*Vision 3-D, and Planet Gonzo.
21.) Tinseltown Jewlers: which sells a large selection of jewelry and character-watches (mostly Mickey Mouse watches), including limited-edition pieces of jewelry and pocket watches. A Disney artist can customize character watches on the spot!
22.) Top Hat Pharmacy: I was seriously considering a shop modeled after Schwab's Drugstore, where Hollywood legend says Lana Turner was discovered! Turns out not only that Universal Studios Orlando has a Schwab's Pharmacy, but Lana Turner wasn't even discovered at Schwab's at all; she was actually discovered at Top Hat Café, across from Hollywood High! This information came from Lana Turner's Official website, no less!:
Upon combining legend with reality, I came up with the name Top Hat Pharmacy. I decided on a drugstore since I already have enough restaurants as is, and people are more familiar with the drugstore story anyway! Top Hat will sell merchandise similar to Celebrity 5 & 10 at Disney-MGM; such as lamps, candles, aprons, bath items, and Mickey ice cube trays, plus items that can be personalized! Some drug store items are sold here as well, especially items that might be needed for park guests; such as over-the-counter headache, sinus, cough, and heartburn remidies, Band-Aids, Neosporin and other topical ointments, and Dramanine-- especially for guests itent on spending the whole day on rides such as Twilight Zone Tower of Terror! In addition, there's an drug store snack counter selling; among other things, fountain sodas, egg creams, and various other snack one might except to find from an old-fashioned drug store counter like this one!
23.) Tower of Terror Shop
24.) Traders of Endor (next to Star Tours)
25.) Villians in Vogue: This shop sells sovenirs, toys, and clothing faeturing your favorite Disney Villians, and is located adjacent to the yet-unnamed Disney Villians indoor roller coaster, which is similar to Rock&Roller Coaster at Disney-MGM. http://www.disneyworldtrivia.com/for...maleficent.gif http://www.disneyworldtrivia.com/for...aptainhook.gif
26.) Walk of Fame: a Hollywood/Celebrity Memorabilia shop similar to Sid Cahuenga's One-Of-A-Kind, but considerably larger and with more of an emphasis on Hollywood and the entertainment industry and slightly less on the One-Of-A-Kind theme! Sid's 1-of-a-Kind at Disney-MGM is a small shop within the entrance plaza, as far as I know.
27.) The Writer's Stop: Since I added Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater, I decided to throw in it's accompanying shop as well! This cozy nook has fresh brewed coffee and other beverages such as hot chocolate and soft drinks; as well as CD's, sovenirs, and a small selection of reading material-- plus snacks such as fresh-baked cookies!
28.) a shop selling comic books (including old comic books which are real collectors items!) and movie/TV related magazines, similar to the now-gone Lakeside Newsstand formerly at Disney-MGM
If anyone has questions, comments, and/or suggestions, please feel free to post! http://www.disneyworldtrivia.com/for...ies/smile1.gif http://www.disneyworldtrivia.com/for...ies/mickey.gif http://www.disneyworldtrivia.com/for...ickeymouse.gif http://www.disneyworldtrivia.com/for...inniemouse.gif http://www.disneyworldtrivia.com/for...ies/donald.gif http://www.disneyworldtrivia.com/for...lies/goofy.gif http://www.disneyworldtrivia.com/for...lies/pluto.gif
Hotels for my Disney theme park resort
This is my list of hotels which will be at my proposed Disney theme park resort as of opening day-- which will consist of four hotels plus a campground. Three of these hotels run in the Deluxe to Moderate price range ($133+ per night), while the 4th is a Value-priced resort ($77-$124 per night). These hotels are listed in order from most expensive/luxurious to least. Here is what I have so far:
Disneyland Hotel: This is the crown jewel of the hotels in my proposed Disney theme park resort. The architecture is very much like that of the Grand Floridian, but the layout is more like that of Disneyland's Grand Californian, with all rooms in one building. Also, Disneyland Hotel has six floors instead the Grand Floridian's and the Grand Californian's (I think) five. A standard guest room spans 455 square feet, slightly larger than the standard guest rooms in the Grand Floridian; but there are also larger rooms and suites avaliable as well. The Disneyland Hotel also includes the Neverland Pool, based on the Disney animated movie Peter Pan (1953) -- similar to the pool at the Disneyland (Anaheim) Hotel, but larger to accomodate more guests. +peterpan+ :tink: :capt:
There are 751 rooms inside the Disneyland Hotel (the same number of rooms as the Grand Californian), which overlooks the Magic Kingdom theme park.
Disney's Hollywood Hotel: This hotel overlooks the Disney Studios theme park, and has a Hollywood theme to it, with somewhat of a Disney focus. The Hollywood Hotel is quite similar to the Hollywood Hotel in the soon-to-open Hong Kong theme park, with its Art-Deco and Holywood Heyday architecture and design, but may include a few differences as well. There are 600 rooms inside Disney's Hollywood Hotel, the same number of rooms as its Hong Kong Disneyland counterpart.
Here is a pic. of the Hollywood Hotel at the soon-to-open Hong Kong Disneyland theme park: http://hongkongdisneyland.com/eng/pr...tel_pop06.html
Disney's Contemporary Resort: Overlooking the Discoveryland side of the Magic Kingdom, the Contemporary Resort is similar to its WDW counterpart, but with numerous differences as well. In addition to many different shops and restaurants, the conference rooms on the 3rd floor of WDW's Contemprary Resort will be inside the convention center building, since it would be a better location, I think. The convention center at WDW's Contemporary was built in 1991, 20 years after the hotel opened, with explains why the conference rooms are in the tower. Also, the building will be two window pane lengths longer than WDW's Contemporary tower (14 as opposed to WDW's 12), and all rooms are inside the tower, as no exterior wings have been built, at least not yet!
Here is the floor arrangement for this hotel:
Floor 1: Lobby/Food
Floor 2 & 3: Shops & Restaurants (WDW's Contemporary has this on floors 2 & 4, with the conference rooms on floor 3)
Floor 4: Guest Rooms & Monorail Station
Floor 5-12, 14: Guest Rooms
Floor 15: Not sure. WDW's has California Grill, but I will probably have something different. I am seriously considering a new, up-to-date version of Top of the World for the top floor, it this would work today!
On the 3rd floor, Chef Mickey's offers character dining every day at Breakfast and Dinner. Characters include Mickey, Minnie, Donald (at Dinner), Goofy, Pluto (at Breakfast), Chip and Dale. :mickey: :minnie: :donald: :goofy: -pluto-
Despite the fact that WDW has the Contemporary, I chose this since I always found the Contemporary to be a facinating building to look at, especially with the monorail going right though the building! There are 512 rooms inside the Contemporary; which is 119 more rooms than WDW's has inside its tower, due to the elongation of the tower building and the relocation and better placement of the conference rooms!
Disney's All-Stars Resort: Disney's All-Stars is similar to All-Star Movies at WDW, but focusing on the characters instead of their movies. This is our Value resort, with rooms spanning 320 square feet (as opposed to ASM's 260 square foot rooms). The All-Stars is broken up into 12 buildings, with 132 rooms in each building on three floors (in a T-shaped building like WDW's All-Star and Pop Century resorts), broken up into two buildings per theme. Here is what I have for Disney's All-Stars:
1.) 101 Dalmations: even though this is the film's title, the 101 Dalmations are still the movie's main characters!
2.) Buzz & Woody's: This is the Toy Story-themed area, but the name was changed for reasons mentioned above.
3.) House of Mouse: This features the "Big 5" (Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, and Pluto); along with their frequent costars (Daisy, Scrooge McDuck, Huey, Dewey, Louie, Chip & Dale, etc.). The House of Mouse also features the Duck Pond Pool, which includes a centerpiece of Donald and other duck costars shooting water pistols into the pool, much like the Calypso Pool's centerpiece at WDW's All-Star Music! There is also a small, shallower kiddie pool next to the main one. :mickey: :minnie: :donald: :goofy: -pluto-
4.) The Little Mermaid: once again, The Little Mermaid is the movie's main character, so the name of these inns refer to her as well. The Little Mermaid area also features our second pool, the Mermaid Lagoon; which also includes a small, shallower kiddie pool next to the main one as well! :ariel:
I chose The Little Mermaid for my 5th set of All-Stars inns, since I needed another swimming pool and The Little Mermaid would fit the theming of the 2nd pool quite well!
5.) Pooh Corner: which features Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, Eeyore, et. al. Pooh Corner has 3 guest room buildings, to help even out the number of inns, or guest room buildings to a even number, and also since Pooh and the gang have a huge following as well! :tigrbnc:
Disney's All-Stars has a total of 1,320 rooms, with room for building more inns whenever the time comes for expansion. The All-Stars Hall is the main building; which houses the offices, food court, snack bar, and lounge/bar.
Disneyland Campground: Similar to Fort Wilderness at WDW, Disneyland Campground consists of 207 campsites, along with 110 cabins. This gives us a total of 317 "rooms", for lack of a better term!
The 4 hotels and the campground give us a Grand Total of 3,500 rooms/cabins/campsites combined; about 1,000 more rooms than Disneyland's hotels in Anaheim, CA (not including the numerous neighboring non-Disney hotels/motels, with over 20 on Harbor Blvd. alone!), but only about 1/8-1/9 the 30,000 rooms/cabins/campsites WDW offers within its numerous resorts! Nevertheless, I think what I came up with for a new Disney theme park resort is sufficient. If anyone has questions, comments, and/or suggestions, please feel free to post!:D :mickeykid :mickey: :minnie: :donald: :goofy: -pluto-