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Arendelle: A 'Frozen' Mini Land

Discussion in 'Imagineer' started by Vipraa, May 20, 2014.

  1. Vipraa

    Vipraa Well-Known Member

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    This was part of a larger project i have been working on in my spare time but decided to flesh it out a bit more since it can possible be applied to any existing Disney Park. This is a first draft so any and all comments are appreciated. Without further ado Vipraa Presents

    Arendelle: A ‘Frozen’ Mini Land


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    Summary:

    Anna and Elsa welcome you to the world of ‘Frozen’ with this world class addition to the Disney theme parks. This mini land contains 3 attractions, a highly themed dining experience, quaint themed shopping and high amounts of enjoyable atmosphere for the whole family. Designed as an addition to any Magic Kingdom style park it provides an E-Ticket class Family coaster as well as a C-Ticket dark ride. On top of the 2 rides the mini land offers a high capacity meet and greet spot , Ice Palace Dining Experience and the Wandering Oaken Trading Post. This set of attractions will appeal to Frozen fans of all ages as well as adding significant theme, value and capacity to the parks.

    The main and most obvious attraction of Arendelle would be the the towing and Mysterious North Mountain which houses “The North Mountain Expedition” family coaster. The ride will be a high speed ride with show scenes and audio-animatronics where guests explore the mysteries and dangers of the mountain.

    The next attraction is “A Frozen Adventure” a whimsical dark ride through the story of ‘Frozen’ where you follow Anna on her adventure to bring Elsa back to Arendelle and stop the endless winter. Classic track driven dark ride with state of the art audio-animatronics.

    The final attraction in the land will be the high capacity meet and greet for Frozen characters. within Elsa’s Palace. Anna and Elsa will be meeting guests and signing autographs in rooms themed to them. Similar to Princess Fairytale Hall and Mickey Mouse Meet and greet they will have several rooms to meet and greet guest in to help increase capacity when needed.



    Dine in Elsa’s magnificent ice palace from Disney’s Frozen and discover the intricately detailed dinning hall. Open for quick service dinning in during lunch time and full service dinning for dinner. 



    Finally guest can visit the Wandering Oaken Trading Post for ‘Frozen’ Souvenirs to bring home from there vacation.



    Layout:
    The land is laid out in a very simple way to minimize crowd congestion within the area. One large main path will be at the front of the land with access to all the main attractions of the land from there. From the left to the right the first area guests hit will be Elsa’s Palace which houses the Frozen meet and greet and Ice Palace Dining Hall. The main staircase will lead up to the Grand Hall where guest distribute to the meet and greet and the dining experience.

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    The first floor of the palace just past the ice fountain houses the meet and greet area where guest meet Anna and Elsa while just up the double sided staircase lies the Ice Palace Dining Hall. Elevators are available just beyond the stairs for ADA access to both floors.

Just to the right of the the main staircase is the large cave opening to “A Frozen Adventure” standby and Fastpass(+) entrances.

    Just in front of the North Mountain is the log cabin that hoses “The North Mountain Expedition” standby and Fastpass(+) entrances. Right next to the Cabin is the Wandering Oaken Trading Post taken straight from the movie.



    The North Mountain Expedition

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    General:
    Towering above the land of Arendelle is the majestic and mysterious North Mountain. At 190 feet tall it is the most prominent feature in the Arendelle mini land and houses “The North Mountain Expedition” family coaster. This next generation family coaster will blend classic Disney dark ride storytelling and mild but wild thrills that Disney Mountains are famous for. A 40 inch rider height requirement will allow the majority of guest to experience this fantastic attractions while providing enough thrills for the older audience to enjoy.



    Queue:
    Guest enter through the quaint log cabin with a large hanging sign reading “North Mountain Expedition” next to the Wandering Oaken Trading post. Here guest enter either Standby or FastPass(+) queue if they have made a reservation.

    Inside the shop guests in the Standby find many different mountain climbing tools and advertisements about visiting the North Mountain. After passing through the shop guest enter a Icy cave created by Elsa with various interactive elements for everyone to enjoy. First guests come up to a large LED screen with various snow effects. When guest move around in front of this screen motion sensors capture there movement and make ice effect to the corresponding movement making it seem like they have Elsa’s powers. Next guest will come up to a audio-animatronic Olaf in the queue. This Olaf has been given updates from the living charter initiative and can truly interact with those in line with him preparing them for the adventure ahead. The Final interactive part of the queue is the musical icicles that light up different colors and make musical notes when touched by the guests.

    Guest then enter the loading station and Fastpass merge point to begin final loading for there expedition up the North Mountain. The area is again like the log cabin feel with tools and supplies scattered around the loading dock. 24 passenger sleds come up to the loading platform ready to take guests up the mountain for their adventure.

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    Ride Experience:
    As guests stand at the loading docks a 24 passenger sled slides up ready to welcome new riders. The sleds are a modified version of Expedition Everest trains and designed to look like Kristoff’s sled he received at the end of the movie.

    Scene 1
    After the safety spiel and lap bar check the sled departs the station into the first indoor show scene depicting a snowy night. Traveling at a slow speed the sled makes a long left hand turn around a small storages shed. Inside the storage shed is Kristoff and Sven around a lantern singing “Reindeers are Better then People”. As guests pass the shed they start to make there way up the first lift hill. 



    Scene 2
    As the sled reaches the top of the first lift hill (20 feet tall) the Sled exit the show building to the main outdoor portion of the ride. The Sleds the travel down the first drop (10 feet and curved) and around the base of the North Mountain making many twists and turns providing breathtaking views of the Mountain on the right. The sleds then enter a small cave at the base before entering a wide left handed helix exiting the cave and starting its way up the steep second lift.

    Scene 3
    Halfway up the second lift the sleds enter the mountain and pass a miniature diorama of Elsa Palace. As the sleds crest the top of the second lift hill (~100 feet) the enter a medium speed down hill section winding its way through the caves of the mountains similar to the Matterhorn at Disneyland. The Sleds then turn a sharp corner turning deep into the mountain before heading into half an uphill helix and passing under an animatronic Elsa on a bridge and hitting the breaking zone.

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    Scene 4
    As the sleds hit the breaking zone it is the start of the second show scene and they see Olaf just ahead of them calling to them. Sleds are slowly propelled forward using variable speed ride technology. (similar to Revenge of the Mummy and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train)

    Olaf: “Hey, come on guys. Elsa is this way”

    The sleds round the corner and see another Elsa animatronic on the balcony above singing “Let It Go” and wielding her magic with a mixture of projections, smoke effects and hydraulically moved ice. The sleds then exit the room and to see Olaf waving enthusiastically at the end of the room. Then a mighty roar echoes in the distance and Olaf’s face sudden changes to a worried one. He quickly says

    Olaf: “Uh oh, it’s Marshmallow… You guys go, i’ll distract him.”

    The sled then shoots forward with a mild LIM launch to 15 mph before turning into a steeply banked turn.

    Scene 5
    The sled weaves in and out of caves around the mountain at speed trying to escape from Marshmallow. Roars continue to happen along with the sound of cracking trees and large footsteps in the background telling guests that Marshmallow is in pursuit. The sled suddenly makes a sharply banked turn and comes to quick stop face to face with a large 15 foot tall Marshmallow Animatronic. Marshmallow then bellows in a deep voice

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    Marshmallow: “GO AWAY”

    Then Marshmallow starts to reach for the guests in the sled when a loud crackle starts. The Marshmallow animatronic goes back and looks around confused. The room suddenly starts looking like the ice all around is beginning to crack via projections and smoke effects. The sled then shoots forward down below Marshmallow to the rides main drop (25 feet) outside on the side of the mountain before turning into a steeply banked turn. The Sled the enters the mountain again via a large cave where the ride photo is taken before making many turns before coming to the final breaking zone.

    Scene 6
    As the sleds come out of the final breaking zone they pass the final large show scene where audio-animatronics of Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff, Sven and other residents of Arendelle are waving a cheering the guests welcoming them back. The Sled then turns around the final corner to the Unload area.

    Ride Exit
    Guest exit on an unload platform that is similarly themed to the loading platform with mountain climbing tools scattered around the area. Guest then approach the ride photo area to inspect and purchase their ride photos. Guests then exit the line into The Wandering Oaken Trading Post Gift Shop where guest can purchase their Frozen merchandise.

    Ride Statistics:
    North Mountain height - 190 ft
    Ride height - 100 ft
    Ride length - approximately 4:00 minutes
    Largest Drop - 25 feet
    Max Speed - 25 mph
    24 passengers per train
    40 second dispatch
    Theoretical Capacity - 2160 guests per hour
    Ticket Rating - E-Ticket



    “A Frozen Adventure” Dark Ride

    General:
    Enter and experience the fantastic world of Frozen on the classic dark ride through the story of Anna and Elsa. This ride bring guests into this magical world in a family friendly ride that the whole family will enjoy. This will be a classic track driven dark ride with brand new next gen motion enhanced ride vehicles. The ride vehicles will be able to tilt and move with the scenery as well as spin 360 degrees with the show. New state of the art audio-animatronics will enhance the experience for new audiences.

    Queue:
    Guest enter either the Standby or FastPass(+) queues at the entrance to a icy cave just below Elsa’s Ice Palace The standby line has an interactive queue all its own and different from the queue for The North Mountain Expedition. The first is the magic snowflake matcher where guest use touch screens on the wall to pull snowflakes of different shapes and colors to their corresponding collection area. The second interactive area is the Snowman builder where parts of snowmen move down a table slowly and guest can use these parts to construct there very own snowmen who when put together come magically to like and wave at the guest before walking off. After the Snowmen builder the Standby and FastPass queue merge just before the load area. Here at the load area guest board their 3 row 6 person sleds and prepare to experience A Frozen Adventure

    Ride Experience:
    Guest board their sleds at the load zone themed to an Icy cave and prepare to enter the story of ‘Frozen’.

    Scene 1
    Guest pass through the first passage out of the load zone and are immediately transported to Arendelle in summer with an audio-animatronic Anna dancing around and singing “The First Time in Forever”

    Scene 2
    The sleds move through the palace gates to see Elsa coronation. Guest see Elsa holding the ball and scepter while looking nervous with Anna behind her and the royal choir singing to provide atmosphere.

    Scene 3
    The atmosphere suddenly turns much darker as Elsa accidentally unleashes her powers and leaves Arendelle freezing every thing in the scene as she leaves. Anna and Hans are off to the side calling her truing to get her to return.

    Scene 4
    As the sleds enter the next scene guests find Anna at the Wandering Oaken Trading Post with Kristoff and Sven about to head up the the North Mountain in search of Elsa.

    Scene 5
    The grand “Let it Go” scene with an advanced AA Elsa in the middle using her magic to create the Ice Palace which starts to take shape in front of the guest with projections, moving set pieces and smoke effects.

    Scene 6
    The sleds pass into the next scene and find Anna, Kristoff and Olaf all trying to get Elsa to return to Arendelle and stop the winter. As guest pass through Elsa tries to hide from the truth striking Anna with her powers in the process.

    Scene 7
    The Troll scene where they are singing “Fixer Upper” with Anna and Kristoff in the center of the room. As the guest pass through Anna’s hair turns white and grows faint and they decide she needs to get to Hans.

    Scene 8
    Hans is approaching Elsa with his sword and Anna jumps in front of him to save her. Anna Freezing effect is achieved through projection.

    Scene 9
    The Winter ends to the “Vuelie” music as the gang celebrates summer coming back together.

    Unload
    Guest exit the ride with a Interactive Olaf off to the side similar to the Raz in Monsters Inc. Mike and Sulley to the Rescue.

    Ride Statistics
    Ride Length - Approximately 3:00 minutes
    6 Passengers per vehicle
    15 second dispatch
    Theoretical Capacity - 1440 guest per hour
    Ticket Rating - C-Ticket



    Frozen Royal Reception Meet and Greet

    Meet your favorite princesses from the Disney Smash Hit ‘Frozen’. Get autographs, take pictures and have a personal conversation with Queen Elsa and Princess Anna. Located on the first floor of Elsa’s Ice Palace. Both StandBy and FastPass(+) are available for this meet and greet.

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    ‘Frozen’ Ice Palace Dining Hall

    Feast on Nordic inspired cuisine in a magnificent ice dining hall inspired by Disney’s Frozen. The magnificent 500 seat dining hall allows guest to fully immerse themeself in the world of Frozen. Enjoy an delicious quick service meal for lunch or a magnificent sit down dinner. Characters from the movie make special appearances during dinner including Anna & Elsa as well as being the exclusive location to meet other characters like Kristoff and Olaf.

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    Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post

    Pick up souvenirs to remind you of the time you spent in Arendelle. The shop offers ‘Frozen’ themed apparel, hats, plush, toys, pins, candy and more.

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    Summary of Estimated Costs
    The North Mountain Expedition - $150 million
    A Frozen Adventure - $60 million
    Elsa’s Ice Palace - $50 million
    Land Theming - $20 million
    Misc. Cost - $40 million
    Total - $320 million

    Theoretical Guest Capacity Increase
    The North Mountain Expedition - 2160 guest per hour
    A Frozen Adventure - 1440 guest per hour
    Meet and Greet - 360 guests per hour
    Ice Palace Dining Hall - Lunch 1000/ Dinner 500 per hour
    Area Increase - 1000 guests
    Theoretical Total Increased Capacity - 5460-5960 guests


    Please leave any comments or suggestions that you think of. Any and all idea and constructive criticisms are appreciated. Thanks for reading.
     
  2. cbettua

    cbettua Well-Known Member

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    WOW, that would be so cool!
     
  3. Tip Top Club

    Tip Top Club Well-Known Member

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    Really Fantastic work! You're attention to operational details is stunning!

    My only question is where and when?
     
  4. Vipraa

    Vipraa Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Thanks guys

    Well theoretically it should go into any Castle park Fantasyland. MK would be the trickiest to fit in but the best place would probably be the north side of Tomorrowland Speedway taking up most of that plot of land or it could possibly take over part of the Storybook Circus. A third possibility would be outside the berm by the Fantasyland Train Station. Disneyland it could take over Toon Town. Those are just off the top of my head and I would have to give the International parks further thought.
     
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    Speedway would be my first choice as well, but with the Ratatouille Attraction wrapping up for Walt Disney Studios this could also be a great fit for Disneyland Paris, they have a pretty significant expansion pad north of their train station in Fantasyland. Far enough away from the castle that scale probably wouldn't be an issue. The characters have been embraced there as well.
     
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    Sam4D23 Well-Known Member

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    Yes! Just Yes! This is brilliant work, nice graphics too ;). I could see this where the circus is...
     
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    jdmdisney99 Well-Known Member

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    I love your graphics here. Fabulous work!
     
  8. RMichael21

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    It might fit best in Disneyland Paris. It wouldn't fit best, in my opinion, at WDW or DL because of the Matternhorn, Everest and the Seven Dwarfs Minetrain. Also, Disneyland Paris could really use this kind of thing after Ratatouille opens. It also might fit good at Shanghai Disneyland.

    Also, amazing work on this! I really could see this happening!

    Finally, how do you make that graphics that you did?
     
  9. Vipraa

    Vipraa Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    I put a bit more thought into the locations at all of the castle parks except Shanghai since we don't a official layout for that one.

    Disneyland
    Toon town is the obvious location here because most of it is unused safety neutered playgrounds and Meet and Greet. The one exception is Roger Rabbit which is a good dark ride but the movie losing lots of relevance with today's audiences so it would probably leave to make room for the land to make theming more complete. DL Location.jpg

    Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World
    Magic Kingdom is still the trickiest to locate due to the layout of Fantastyland. The Speedway location encroaches dangerously close to Tomorrowland and puts a Nordic Village right net to Cosmic Rays... not ideal. And the Circus location is a little small for the mini land but its possible so that would probably be the ideal location here.
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    Disneyland Paris
    Paris was easy. As @Tip Top Club said there is an Expansion pad right north of Fantsyland Station next to Storybook land that can work as well as another Expansion pad by IASW and Star Tours. Both are large enough and both could be possible. Very easy fit and would go great in this park.
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    Hong Kong Disneyland
    Another very easy one. HKDL has a large expansion pad just west of Fantasyland next to Toy Story Land that is perfect for this.
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    Tokyo Disneyland
    Tokyo doesn't really have any land left to expand so something would have to give way. I think their Toon Town and Speedway are would be perfect and it would also open up the other half of Speedway for another Tomorrowland Attraction to help eat up their crowds.
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    DL would be a tough sell because they already have a European Mountain but DL really needs more things to eat crowds with the overcrowding problems they are currently having. WDW would be interesting but it would be the hardest to fit both thematically and practically.

    And I used SketchUp for all of the Graphics

    Thanks again guys for all the support I have got a few more ideas im currently working on in my free time so look for those soon
     
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    Ok, Thanks!
     
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    I feel like this wouldn't be embraced at Disneyland, and their toontown is pretty beloved. Walt Disney World and Paris would be my choices.
     
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    It would work well there, too. Because, you journey "out" of Cindy's castle, into NFL, and can journey further into the "world"...

    Blowers with icey air would make the area quite popular in hot florida summers too!
     
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    And then a nice Norwegian themed pub somewhere in there would make it really popular. How can you survive the winter without alcohol?

    Okay maybe that would make the land a bit too popular, but am I the only one who want's to see Disney increase their 'adult attractions', to me the whole place has become more about kids and spending money then having fun together or adults having fun.

    I'm honestly not looking forward to bringing my kids (in the case that I have any) to the world. From all our trips in the recent past (most particularly the one in March), I really see how much money Disney can sucker you into buying. Kinda sad how Disney execs. are looking at the parks and asking "how can we make more money?", if it were me I would say "how can we make this experience more enjoyable and affordable for families?", then again I'm not a Disney exec. are a shareholder...
     
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    englanddg One Little Spark... Premium Member

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    @Vipraa - Just a thought...

    What about having the MK positioning be a path that goes past Gaston's and LM and use the wooded section across the street back there?

    That way nothing has to be removed, and the miniland has plenty of space back there for later expansions.
     
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