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Club 32 - Recaps and Final Projects

Discussion in 'Imagineer' started by spacemt354, Mar 13, 2017.

  1. spacemt354

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    Thanks to @kmbmw777 for this idea.

    This thread is specifically for the final drafts of the projects we work on, to keep them all organized in one central location. It is also home to the "nightly recaps" -- which provide a synopsis of our progress so far in the projects.

    Some have requested that these nightly recaps not be placed in the main brainstorming page because they are difficult to find, so now that they have their own dedicated thread - I'd ask if we could just please not start large tangents of conversation -- and keep any and all posts related to the final drafts and/or the nightly recaps so everyone can keep up! Enjoy!​
     
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    spacemt354 Chili's Original Poster

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    Monday March 13th - Recap and Synopsis

    Starting off with our trusty map drawn by @kap91
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    The last few days have seen an explosion of different ideas and concepts. While that's great - it can also be a bit confusing (even to me..and I'm the one writing the recap:p)

    If it wasn't clear - the objective of this project is "Blue Sky"


    Meaning in this case, that the project as a whole can veer more on the side of armchair imagineering and less on the side of a current day WDI budgeted land. After the land is assembled and pieces begin to come together - that is when we can talk about the realism factor, but until then -- again -- everything is blue sky.

    With that said -- this infers that if you have an idea for an IP listed above, or one of the surrounding mini-lands -- feel free to chime in and even go as far as to begin working on the concept yourself! The more finished/semi-finished concepts we have, the easier it will be to assimilate them all into one cohesive land, rather than attempt to create the entire land first and then build the individual pieces.

    There are 3 other brainstorming threads focusing on different aspects of the project already up on the forum.

    Fantasia Castle and the surrounding area
    Beauty and the Beast area
    Villains Mini-Land

    Those can be found if you just scroll through the Imagineer forum home page.

    As of now, these are the tallies of attractions and the people commenting on either the threads themselves and/or posting a keen interest in these concepts on the lounge thread here. These are not final, and can change based on interest/activity, but just scrolling through the threads...

    Fantasia Castle/Attraction
    @MA Screamin' @kap91 @FigmentPigments @David2319

    Alice in Wonderland
    @Brer Oswald

    Peter Pan
    @Brer Oswald

    Mary Poppins Jolly Holiday - Semi-complete
    @kap91

    A Tangled Tale - complete (pending approval)
    @Imagineerland

    Theater Show
    @LSCreative

    Villains Mini-Land
    @spacemt354 @MonorailRed @FigmentPigments @MA Screamin' @David2319 @tcool123 @DlpPhantom @StevenU @orlando678-

    Beauty and the Beast
    @kap91 @OvertheHorizon @spacemt354 @Angels and Disney's @mickeyfan5534 @Sam4D23

    Pinocchio
    @Brer Oswald

    Dumbo/Casey Jr Train
    @Imagineerland @michmousefan

    Surrounding Area Aesthetics
    @FigmentPigments @Poe Dameron @David2319

    Parade - semi-complete
    @orlando678-

    Mr. Toad's Wild Ride
    @Skipper of the SEA

    I would just like to reiterate that since this is a blue sky project -- I think our attention should be less focused on where these attractions, shows, aesthetics "fit" in the land, but rather and attempting to design and create immersive singular experiences, that when assembled together could be something special.

    The less time we spend worrying about "this won't fit" "we can't include this" -- the better. We'll focus on that during the final phases of the project.

    For now -- let's have today focus on brainstorming the specifics about these attractions, our goals and aspirations for them, encourage each other to pursue them, and go from there!:)
     
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    spacemt354 Chili's Original Poster

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    Thursday March 16th - Fantasyland Progress Report

    Some reading music:

    As we are just over a week from this project's inception, there have been a variety of updates to discuss and keep everyone informed with how the project is shaping up!

    Instead of going through piece by piece -- I'll summarize the advancements over the last few days with links to their respective pages for feedback and further brainstorming.

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    First off we have the exciting news that @Imagineerland 's "A Tangled Tale" will be used as a Tangled attraction in this Fantasyland. It's brilliant design will fit perfectly with the surrounding aesthetics and be a great addition to the land.
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    You can check out more info at his blog here!
    http://imagineerland.blogspot.com/2016/02/a-tangled-tale.html

    Excited to have his contributions being such a talented armchair-imagineer!:)

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    Next up is...

    @OvertheHorizon 's Beauty and the Beast Pre-Show

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    "Here is my concept for the pre-show to the Beauty and the Beast attraction. It would utilize a carousel of four theaters arranged in a “donut” which revolves around a fixed stage area. Except for the top row – to accommodate wheelchairs and motorized chairs – the rows of seats would be on a slight incline to afford maximum view. The entire pre-show experience (from load to exit) would take 12 minutes, with the theaters rotating counterclockwise.

    This design presumes a ride capacity of approximately 2,400 guests per hour (40 guests boarding ride vehicles per minute). For reference, the Little Mermaid ride at Magic Kingdom has a 2,200 capacity per hour.

    The queue would bring guests to the entry doors for what is indicated as theater #1 on the drawing. After the guests take their seats, there would be a short intro before the theater begins to rotate to the next stage position. (Theater #4 would then be in the “load” position and it would fill up, etc.). All four of the theaters would be in continuous use.

    The carousel would rotate a quarter-turn every three (3) minutes, exposing the guests to a new portion of the pre-show. After the guests have rotated to the 4th stage position, that portion of the show would also be short, and guests would then exit to the ride.

    As shown on the design, each row of seating would be a spacious 36” with the top row even more spacious to accommodate wheelchairs. The depth of each theater would be approximately 30’ from stage to back wall.

    Although I want to give a lot more thought to the pre-show (possibly waiting until I see the live action Beauty and the Beast movie this Friday), for the pre-show part 1, I’m envisioning a large-scale gilded book, a drawing of the Beast’s castle on the left side and the words “Once upon a time…” on the right side. In the short introductory segment at position #1, I would utilize rear projection technology to change the words/pictures on the book.

    Pre-show part two, would continue the book theme, with video screens providing a more dynamic presentation and an AA figure of Cogsworth to provide narration.

    Pre-show part three, would once again continue the book, with Mrs. Potts and Chip there to narrate.

    In the final pre-show scene, I’m thinking Lumiere would appear with the representation of the rose with the falling petals, which is certainly the looming timekeeper of the story.


    I look forward to your reactions/comments/suggestions – more about the concept of using the revolving theater, since the pre-show itself is still only a glimmer in my mind.

    This Pre-Show will be attached to a Beauty and the Beast Dark ride that is still in development being discussed here:
    http://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/club-32-beauty-and-the-beast-fantasyland-project.925064/page-3

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    Next we have...

    The Fantasyland Layout (some horizontal) by @Brer Oswald and @kap91
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    The layout is still in flux -- but it looks like it is coming together nicely as a combination of ideas -- if you have any suggestions comment away over here:
    http://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/club-32-lounge.924999/page-59#post-7619328

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    Up next...

    Progress on London Square
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    London Square will be a quaint area of Fantasyland that will include attractions such as Mary Poppins Jolly Holiday, Mr Toad's Wild Ride, and Peter Pan's Flight (with PPF already having a synopsis above):bookworm:

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    Matterhorn inspired "Frozen Mountain"
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    An idea for a Swiss Village area popped up in brainstorming, with all the European countries being used as themes for the certain areas of Fantasyland -- however in order to not be a complete replica of the Matterhorn, Frozen Mountain (tentatively called) will be a dark ride hybrid attraction - possibly with a drop tower technology associated with it.

    Conversation is still ongoing and you can chime in to the Club 32 Lounge for more conversation on it!

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    Fantasia Castle Design

    Another area in flux as of now and could potentially change as time goes on @MA Screamin' and company will be tasked with designing a Fantasia inspired castle and attraction inside.

    These are two sample layouts for now -- conversation has been had about having the castle change colors throughout the day (as seen in the picture on the right hand side)
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    Last few updates for now --

    Alice in Wonderland
    Progress and conversation about the Alice in Wonderland E-ticket began today. Still in its first stages, but it sounds like it will be an absolutely zainy and trippy ride through Wonderland. If anyone has any suggestions, comment away!

    Villains Mini-Land
    @orlando678- has the idea for a hydrocoaster through Bald Mountain! You can read more here:
    http://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/...antasyland-project.925067/page-8#post-7616715

    Theater Show
    @LSCreative is working hard on a theater show for Fantasyland -- here's a sneak peak at his work:​
    And that's it for now -- the project is coming along really nicely and as always everyone is welcome to join in and contribute any and all of their ideas/suggestions to the project -- how big or how small doesn't matter, it's just about working together for the common goal of creating fun Disney projects!

    Thanks for reading and have a great night!:)
     
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    Sunday March 19th - Ultimate Magic Kingdom Progress Report

    First I'd like to welcome three newcomers to the project - @gonzoWDW @tmthomas52 and @Fox&Hound ! Let's give them a warm welcome and thanks for joining us on this project!

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    General Updates to Fantasyland

    The Layout
    - The only significant changes to the design is that the Winnie the Pooh attraction will now be included in a Critter Country area rather than Fantasyland proper. And the Villains "Mini-Land" has now been upgraded to a full-fledged "land"
    - Everything else about the land hasn't changed since last recap, but can change in the future.

    Attraction Progress
    - The most progress over the last few days has involved the Villains Land, with multiple write-ups surfacing.

    @gonzoWDW has written the queue for the Bald Mountain roller coaster​
    I've 90% finished the Haunted Mansion write-up:
    http://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/club-32-villains-land-fantasyland-project.925067/page-12

    And @Disney Dad 3000 is working on a C/D ticket attraction based on a Villains Academy. It may also have some influence from @tmthomas52 and his ideas about it being the "monsters inc laugh floor" of the land. Whatever the end result is, it will be gears more towards kids, rounding out the area as a whole.

    Alice in Wonderland Dark Ride
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    Talks are currently going on right now about this attraction in Fantasyland - its scenes, design, and layout
    http://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/club-32-lounge.924999/page-75

    World's Fair and Discoveryland Talks
    Providing more opportunity for a diverse team to discuss topics that they are interested in without having to wait for a completed land by land basis -- we've opened up a new brainstorming thread for two lands that have been confirmed for the park.

    http://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/club-32-worlds-fair-and-discoveryland.925341/

    A World's Fair Land inspired by attractions based on the 1964 World's Fair and Discoveryland, which will be a spin off of the eventual Tomorrowland in our Magic Kingdom Park.

    Talks have discussed what attractions to include - with @MCParradox 's An Adventure in Time taking the cake as one of the most popular additions to the area:
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    In addition @FigmentPigments has an interest in designing an Atlantis ride!

    Discussion has also been had on a 20K Leagues Under the Sea attraction as well.

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    Updates to Come
    The Beauty and the Beast Pre-Show and Queue will most likely see progress from @OvertheHorizon in the coming week! So we'll look forward to that.
    - Before it slips back, I'd like to work on the Frozen Mountain attraction -- and work out the kinks for what exactly we'd like it to be.
    - And when @MA Screamin' returns - talks will re-surface on the Fantasia attraction as well as our castle selection.

    A lot to look forward to this week! As always if anyone wants to join in - you are more than welcome, as it's open to everyone!

    Thanks and have a great day!
     
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    Saturday March 25th - Ultimate Magic Kingdom Progress Report

    First I'd like to welcome back @Skipper of the SEA into the mix again!

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    General Updates to Fantasyland

    Attraction Progress

    Villains Land
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    Drawn by @David2319

    Villains Land is coming along very nicely, with a lot of progress to discuss.
    - David has drawn the basic design of Villains Land and has said he will work on it more this weekend to flesh it out - but a rough draft of the design can be seen above!

    - @orlando678- and @gonzoWDW are working on the hydrocoaster for Villains Land (with a possible contribution from @StevenU) - this coaster will be based on Bald Mountain from Fantasia.

    The Haunted Mansion
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    Drawn by @MonorailRed
    This new medieval theme to the Haunted Mansion is complete - with artwork from MonorailRed above, depicting the creepy and eerie George Bluebeard, who is the main character of the attraction. Storyboard help from @FigmentPigments and others as well!

    Villains Academy
    Write-Up by @Disney Dad 3000
    Above is Disney Dad's write-up for the Villains Academy, a family friendly option in Villains Land!

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    Beauty and the Beast
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    Here is a draft of the Beauty and the Beast area (based on @kap91 's vision for the area)

    The main attraction has been decided to be a "2-part" attraction - one part show, the next part ride. With OvertheHorizon designing the first part of the attraction (the show) -- below.

    BatB Show
    Written by @OvertheHorizon

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    Misc Updates
    - @Skipper of the SEA and @DlpPhantom are working on the Mr. Toad Attraction
    - The Frozen Mountain has been replaced with a new concept called "Flight of the Phoenix" which is a mythological mountain with an original backstory.
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    @Brer Oswald is leading the charge on the Winnie the Pooh attraction and Critter Country land, as well as our Alice in Wonderland E-ticket which is still in design phase.
    - A Fantasia castle projection show is being worked on by @mickeyfan5534
    - A Fantasyland stage show is still in the works from @LSCreative - looking forward to the final product of that!
    - @michmousefan has pledged to work on the Casey Jr. peoplemover train after all of the attractions have been complete.

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    That's about it for now! Check out the brainstorming threads for more info and have a great day!​
     
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    This looks to be one of the most promising armchairing imagineering projects in existence.
     
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    Friday April 7th - Ultimate Magic Kingdom Progress Report

    First I'd like to welcome @D Hindley @Corey @Bill Cipher to the forum and to this project!:)

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    General Updates to Fantasyland

    Map -- To Be Changed!! (See below)
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    Map Key
    Orange - London Square
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    Teal Blue - Wonderland
    Red - Storybook Village

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    Green - Fantasyland Forest West
    Purple - Castle Courtyard
    Blue - Alpine Village
    Maroon - Fantasyland Forest East


    For reference -- this layout due to the recent additions and ideas, will most likely change, the attractions inside of it are going to stay the same for the most part -- more details below:

    1 - Mary Poppins Jolly Holiday
    D-Ticket Dark Ride (on the scale of The Haunted Mansion)
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    2 - Mr Toad's Wild Ride - in progress
    C/D-Ticket Family Coaster
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    3 - Peter Pan's Flight - in progress
    E-Ticket Dark Ride
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    4 - Flight of the Phoenix - complete
    B-Ticket Walk-Through
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    5 - Pinocchio's Misadventures - in progress
    C-Ticket Boat Ride
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    6 - Beauty and the Beast - complete
    D-Ticket Dark Ride and Show (2-Part Attraction)
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    7 - Snow White's Scary Adventures - in progress
    C-Ticket Dark Ride
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    8 - A Tangled Tale - complete
    C-Ticket Dark Ride
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    9 - Alice in Wonderland - in progress
    E-Ticket Trackless LPS Dark Ride
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    10 - Wonderland Maze - in progress
    B-Ticket Walk-Through

    11 - Dumbo - not started
    B-Ticket Spinner

    12 - Casey Jr. Peoplemover - not started
    B-Ticket Transit

    13 - Fantasia Dark Ride - in progress
    C/D-Ticket Sorcerer's Apprentice Attraction
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    14 - Fantasia Garden Storybook Canals - in progress
    B-Ticket Boat Ride
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    15 - Fantasyland Theater Show - in progress
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    *Fantasyland Day and Night Shows - almost complete
    **Winnie the Pooh C-Ticket -- coming soon.

     
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