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A Pigment of Your Imagination
Guests wanting to eat within the Dreamscape can follow the color changing walkway up to the front door of A Pigment of Your Imagination, where this new quick service restaurant themed around color and how it affects the mind, the imagination, and most importantly the taste buds is ready to let you taste the rainbow. Guests are led to one of seven glowing color themed rooms with round tables where their menus are projected onto the table and using just their touch, guests can order an array of meals themed around the color spectrum including an ice cream bar filled with an array of colors that would not necessarily indicate what the flavor is or simply create their own combinations. While they wait, guests are free to use the interactive paint brushes to draw on the tables or even on the walls of the restaurant as nearly every flat surface is touch activated, and at the end of the meal, guests would receive a personalized menu filled with what they ate and what the color of the food they ate says about them.
Bonus: Indiana Jones and The Forbidden Room is a highly interactive puzzle game surrounding the strange happenings over a recently opened tomb; it is up to guests to follow Indy's scattered clues, put together the story line, and with five different quests each more difficult than the last, this new game will not hand guests the answers but encourage them to use their brains to save Indy.
Jedi Academy - Dining Hall
While Star Wars Land in Disney's Hollywood Studios brings to life the excitement and awe of the franchise, the Jedi Academy, a new pavilion on the Disney University Quad campus, will house an interactive Jedi Training attraction, and more importantly for this prompt -- a Jedi Academy Dining Hall for young padawans and their masters.
Guests will walk-through the Jedi Temple into an atrium with a character buffet family style environment, featuring walk around characters such as Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, Yoda, R2-D2, among others, who will interact with the guests as they roam around and teach the younglings in the parties to use the force to eat their vegetables, as well as sporadic shows throughout the dinner as Anakin and Obi-Wan try to stop the Sepratists from taking over.
The buffet features an eclectic range of food from chicken, pork, steak, fish, pasta, vegetables, gluten-free, vegan, and other options, as well as the infamous 'blue milk' from the Star Wars galaxy -- the Jedi Academy Dining Hall will pull on the heartstrings of any Star Wars fan, and hopefully make Star Wars fans out of anyone who dines in the Academy in the DU Quad at Disney's Portals of Adventure.
An interactive, immersive Tron go-kart bike track will be the pinnacle experience in the new Disney Quest, revamping the bottom floor of Disney Quest to be a digital go-kart track, with neon lights and karts that are designed like the two wheel bikes from the film Tron:Legacy, as you race around to 'escape the grid.'
Guests with a sense of adventure trek into Obsidiana (located near the base of Volcano Adventure), a sit down table restaurant with three themed rooms - a base camp science lab, the rivers of magma observatory, and a cavern filled with Aztec ruins and treasures.
Diners will utilize interactive order systems at their table to carry their orders to the kitchen (for example, a diner in the cavern will have their request carried by an "Aztec eagle", which digitally "flies" from the table, through the decorated wall, to the kitchen) when deciding between Obsidiana's spicy and sweet fare, as this restaurant specializes in chili peppers and cacao.
Once every half hour, diner's witness the Aztec god's wrath as his anger boil's over, causing a fiery explosion of magma which causes all the electronics in the lab to overload, coats the observatory windows with magma, and brings the very walls and treasures of the Aztec ruins to life.
WDW Management has had some time to look over the restaurant proposals and has decided to provide some initial feedback before the selections are made:
@D Hindley - Still Life with Feast [Mystic Gallery]
Using food as art fits in perfectly with the themes of the Mystic Gallery. We love the idea of turning the tables into actual animated portals. You could do so much with this idea, even making them somehow interactive and able to sense when you have your food on them. And with the theme, we REALLY want to see want some of these dishes are going to look like (and taste like!).
Our only concern is whether the Canvas Stage fits in with everything else you have going on here. Between the animated tables and the amazing looking food, is there actually a need for a big stage to distract people? We like the idea of what you are trying to achieve with it, we just don't know whether it is actually necessary.
@kmbmw777 - The Diamond Express [The Exploratorium]
This is a great idea! Your entire meal is based around the journey you take and the sights you get to see in The Exploratorium. This reminds us of something like the Garden Grill, but exponentially more amazing. We could even have some Imagineers come up with a story line that progresses as your travel around the wonders. Magnificent!
Not much to critique here. Budget isn't really a part of this competition (although we guess realism is), but if it was I think it may be a stretch to spend the amount of money it would take to build an intricate train track that gets a view of everything in the Exloratorium, and then have that train only available for food reservations.
@FigmentPigments - A Pigment of Your Imagination [Dreamscape]
We love that you took the quick service route on this challenge. And using Disney technology to create a fully paintable restaurant is such a creative and unique idea! We could see kids absolutely loving this place! We also liked that you spent some time giving us some food examples, and how even those could be pretty unique.
Although this is a great unique concept, we think that fact that is a quick service stop hurts a little bit of the depth of what can be offered. The painting technology would be cool, but beyond that there is not much on offer.
@spacemt354 - Jedi Academy Dining Hall [DU Quad]
This is a great concept. You've taken the tried-and-true character dinner and transformed it into something that not only fits Star Wars, but also adds its own spin onto the format. And the blue milk is such a great touch.
Our only comments are that Hollywood Studios seems to be the Star Wars capital at the moment, and we are not sure if bringing that IP over to Portals of Adventure is the best move.
@gonzoWDW - Obsidiana [The Exploratorium]
We love the "three room" idea. This is something WDW is starting to utilize in a lot of their new restaurants, and it makes the experience fresh every time. We also love the ordering ideas, and the short "show" that guests get to experience.
We don't have a big concern on this proposal, other than the fact that we just wish there was more. You explanation sounds like an upgraded version of the Rainforest Cafe, and we know this restaurant has additional features which would blow that description out of the water.
WDW Management is proud to announce its selections for the designers of the new restaurants for Disney's Portals of Adventure!
The Bonus Winner
You've taken the concept of "Escape the Room" and inserted technology, Disney IP, and replay-ability. We think this is such a great and unique idea! Shout out to @spacemt354 as we almost couldn't decide between these two.
The Bronze Medal
@gonzoWDW - Obsidiana [The Exploratorium]
A great and unique idea that we just wish had a little more meat to it!
The Silver Medal
@FigmentPigments - A Pigment of Your Imagination [Dreamscape]
We like the risk of creating a quick service spot, and the creativeness just bleeds through this concept at all corners.
The Gold Medal
@kmbmw777 - The Diamond Express [The Exploratorium]
It looks like The Exploratorium is getting two new restaurants! This was just a great concept all around and fits in with the theme of this land perfectly.
These proposals just keep getting better and better! The top three medal winners will be placed into the park. We are starting to wind down, with only 3 proposals left, and we hope everyone is excited to finish on a high note!
Here are our standings:
@D Hindley - 18
@FigmentPigments - 18
@kmbmw777 - 16
@spacemt354 - 12
@gonzoWDW - 6
@Magic Feather - 6
@Disney Dad 3000 - 3
@Pionmycake - 2
We also just want to remind anyone reading this that you can enter at any time and to not pay attention to these points! They are for fun and to add a little motivation to the competition, but really this thread is about having fun and honing your Imagineering skills!
The Journey So Far...
This space will be used to update our running description of Disney's Portals of Adventure, and is entirely optional FYI information.
-Disney's Portals of Adventure-
Disney Parks in the past have had double uses: the Magic Kingdom was an amusement park doubling as a theme park; EPCOT is a World's Fair doubling as a theme park; Hollywood Studios is a studio lot doubling as a theme park; Animal Kingdom is a zoo doubling as a theme park. Disney's fifth gate also fits this criteria: Disney's Portals of Adventure is a museum doubling as a theme park. When a guests walk through the park, they see works that would be traditionally represented in a museum such as art, nature, or scientific description, before arriving in one of many completely immersive worlds, and an amazing boutique resort!
The Disney University (DU) Quad
This land represents the entrance of the park (much like Main Street in the Magic Kingdom). The large walking lane will be luscious green turf and surrounding the lane will be multiple university-themed buildings (possible examples: Music Building, Engineering Building, Bus Depot).
Attraction - Robotic Lectures with Baymax (based on Big Hero 6): Guests enter the Disney University Engineering Department building, where the National Robotics Fair is being held, which is utilized as an interactive queue to allow guests to interact different REAL science exhibits. After meandering through this queue, guests are invited to a room with guest speaker Hiro Hamada from the San Fransokyo Institute of technology is presenting his work on the robot Baymax. Hiro gives a brief description of Baymax, before he allows guests to have conversations with the Robot in an experience like "Turtle Talk with crush" which is a proven successful system.
Attraction - Going Turbo: This new attraction in the Disney Quad transports it's students and VIPs directly to Game Central Station where they will bored a tram that takes them into multiple games similar to the end credits of Wreck It Ralph, and with three separate experiences including randomly generated mini game experiences like Pac-Man, Street Fighter or Sonic, guests will keep coming back to try each combination. The three car tram will split up upon entering the portals with each car entering into a different game such as Hero's Duty, Sugar Rush, or Wreck -It Ralph where guests will travel through those games using either laser gun to shoot at Cy-Bugs, using a steering wheel to race against Valleope, or using a joystick and buttons to dodge falling bricks, and at the end, the tram cars will reattach once more. Once reattached, the tram heads towards the boss level, King Candy in full Cy-Bug former, where guests must work together to face down this colossal threat and earn enough points to see him defeated such as using their laser guns, using the horn on the steering wheel to fire multi-colored candy, or using the joystick and buttons to fire bricks.
The Mystic Gallery
This is the "hub" of Disney's Portals of Adventure and can be found at the rear of the DU Quad. From the outside it looks like a standard University museum building, except at the entrance to the land is Henry Mystic's enchanted music box, which brings all the gallery's artworks to vivid life and is able to interact with guests who wield magical (RFID chip) paintbrushes a-la Epic Mickey
In addition to being a hub for the park, this land hosts the fine art collections of S.E.A.'s famed curator Lord Henry Mystic, displayed in a lushly manicured sculpture garden and in a converted spacious Beaux-Artes railway station (akin to Paris's Musee d'Orsay). Golden frames in this land are portals to the wondrous worlds of famous paintings from throughout history, rendered in life-size brushwork styles including romanticism or pointillism or cubism. Stepping "through" the portals leads to various other lands and attractions.
Attraction - Goghing Through the Cosmos: A giant mural covering one wall within the Mystic Gallery depicts Vincent Van Gogh's famous "Starry Night", altered slightly to contain a golden portal on the bottom its left side, leading to the forest which surrounds the town shown in the painting. Guests venture through the golden frame, into the nighttime forest (housed within a show building), following an overgrown dirt trail through moss covered trees and an eerie fog, until they reach the archaeological dig site where one of Mystic's most prized possessions, the Nebra Sky Disc, was found. Here, guests board a Star Tours style Motion simulator where a mischievous tour guide convinces guests to help him retrieve what he believes to be the back half of the famous disk. However, as soon as this second mysterious disc is moved, a bright light emanates from the ground and guests are sucked through a portal into a journey across the cosmos, where they take in stunning galactic vistas, explore foreign worlds, and race to make it back home before the sun rises, the Starry Night ends, and the portal closes.
This is a steampunk inspired land full of gears and buzzing machinery. It is located below The Mystic Gallery and contributes to the parks overarching story that Mythica is a mysterious and mystical city that powers the portals to adventure located in The Mystic Gallery.
Attraction - Tesla's Flight: Before boarding their blimp, guests will enter the show building that resembles a working hangar filled with blimp parts, crates, interactive levers for machinery and other elements like "steam", etc. In lieu of standard cast uniforms, cast members will be dressed in a myriad of garb ranging from blimp captain to machinists, and will periodically be roaming about the working hangar, inspecting, moving items, and talking to the passengers. The final leg of the queue will take guests on a walk through of a life size blimp cab to see the inner workings and layout before boarding their ride vehicle. Guests board blimps (which use technology similar to that of Peter Pan's flight) that hold 24 people and one guide. The ride primarily showcases breathtaking scenes of Mythica, while our guide describes scenes as "the simple oh market square," "the coliseum royale," or "the golden capital."
Attraction - Treasure Planet: Coming to Mythica will be a Treasure Planet attraction inspired by the Academy Award nominated 2002 film, Treasure Planet, which will seamlessly blend in with not only the steampunk architecture, but also the themes of adventure that permeate the park as a whole. While the film itself wasn't a box office success, one can point to other Disney attractions like Dinosaur, where films that weren't popular can still be great attractions -- and this E-ticket adventure will be no different, following along Jim Hawkins on a mission to find Treasure Planet. Using the Shanghai Pirates technology, you'll travel in boats through the skies and the seas, along with John Silver, B.E.N. and other novel characters you'll meet on your journey, with the objective of making this a 10-minute Pirates of the Caribbean style sailing adventure for the whole family.
This land focuses on the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Guests will be able to trek down into caves to view wondrous animals and plants while traveling through the underground passages to reach various attractions themed towards the seven natural wonders (the Aurora Borealis, the Harbor of Rio de Janeiro, the Grand Canyon, the Great Barrier Reef, Mount Everest, Paricutin, Victoria Falls).
Attraction - Volcano Adventures: From the Exploratorium's caverns, guests emerge into the magma-encrusted ruins of a Mexican village at the base of the volcanic wonder Paricutin. As guests walk into the molten caverns of the interior of the massive super volcano, they are greeted by the research team known as the VAST - Volcanic Assimilation of Scientific Tectonics - whose job it is to explore ancient volcanoes around the world and report back with their findings for energy efficient tools and a better understanding of our planet's internal heating system. Guests walk through a makeshift laboratory set up in the depths of the super-volcano as one of the lead scientists, Dr. Vernon Jules, explains your trek down to the core of the earth, and before/after he is explaining your mission, guests are free to walk around the laboratory, interacting with several devices and tools that the scientists use on their journeys (similar to but more interactive than the Yeti Museum on Expedition Everest). As guests get closer to the end of the queue, the EMV vehicles are boarded on a rocky surface with molten rivers on the other side of it, and as you depart the laboratory, there is a final piece of information that the VAST scientists have found which is a large image of an Aztec god that seems to guard the volcano, giving you an uneasy feeling as you head out on your "Volcano Adventures". Aboard scientific research Jeeps (EMV vehicles), guests descend into the Earth while another volcano swiftly emerges, just as Paricutin did in 1943. In a tremendous finale, Aztec fire gods launch guests (via elevator platform) up the erupting volcano's main shaft, for a thrill ride that combines the best of Indiana Jones Adventure, Journey to the Center of the Earth, and Tower of Terror!
Attraction - Niagara Falls River Expedition: The queue starts in a cave, as with every Exploratorium attraction, which leads to a beautiful and lush fern grotto carved out by erosion behind the pounding falls. From a rocky opening, wooden catwalks lead outside over spillways to a ferry boat, The Misty Maiden, moored at the base of the mighty cataracts. Decks provide visitors with stupendous vistas of the waterfalls, the rafts, even an ominous shipwreck, plus many museum-quality interactive exhibits with information on Niagara's natural and human history. On-board the attraction, guests journey through the Canadian and North American Wilderness teeming with wildlife as they trek down the "8th" Wonder of the World... Niagara Falls. On this high capacity (3,200 guests per hour) raft attraction, you will see several animatronics of animals that inhabit the natural forests of North America, such as bears, foxes, and more, before plummeting down the falls. The drop is 65 feet at a 42 degree angle, reaching speeds of 40 mph; guests must be at least 40 inches tall to ride.
Restaurant - The Diamond Express: The Diamond Express seats guests inside of a train, in which windows show views of various natural wonders (all of the seven wonders plus many more like the Smokey Mountains and Muir Woods). There are three trains and meals take around an hour so that cast members have 30 minutes to prepare the trains for the next wave of guests. Guests are encouraged not to leave their train during their stay, as there will be everything one needs on board (including bathrooms, changing stations, etc.). The Diamond Express takes reservations only and will have a prefix menu served with food from all around Earth to showcase our diversity.
Restaurant - Obsidiana: Guests with a sense of adventure trek into Obsidiana (located near the base of Volcano Adventure). It is a sit down table restaurant with three themed rooms - a base camp science lab, the rivers of magma observatory, and a cavern filled with Aztec ruins and treasures. Once every half hour, diner's witness the Aztec god's wrath as his anger boil's over, causing a fiery explosion of magma which causes all the electronics in the lab to overload, coats the observatory windows with magma, and brings the very walls and treasures of the Aztec ruins to life. Diners will utilize interactive order systems at their table to carry their orders to the kitchen (for example, a diner in the cavern will have their request carried by an "Aztec eagle", which digitally "flies" from the table, through the decorated wall, to the kitchen) when deciding between Obsidiana's spicy and sweet fare, as this restaurant specializes in chili peppers and cacao.
Much of Disney's Portals of Adventure is dedicated to real world adventures, but Dreamscape takes guests on an adventure of the mind where Dreamfinder is not just a ride but an environment dedicated to imagination. It's a land where Captain Eo can invite guests to become members of his Corp dedicated to the gift of music and also where Dream Seekers are offered the chance to live and create their own adventurers.
Attraction - Journey Into Imagination: This newly refurbished attraction gets guests' brains firing on a boat ride down the Streams of Consciousness, where guests help Dreamfinder and Pigment fish for free-flowing ideas under the glowing synapses, ideas which they can then combine together after the ride in the interactive Imagination Station.
Attraction - An Emotional Trek: Deep within the Dreamscape dwells the world of the mind, as seen in Disney/Pixar's Inside Out, where guests aboard a Train of Thought venture forth to visit their own Personality Island, Dream Productions, Abstract Thought, Long-Term Memory, and more. Each car on the Train of Thought is a separate trackless vehicle which guests themselves control by choosing between Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust at any moment using a simple dashboard dial and accompanying video screen. Vehicles' movements and music reflect their Emotions, while ride scenery changes appropriately via projections, lighting, even different pre-programmed animatronic actions, making Inside Out: An Emotional Trek and endlessly re-rideable, interactive joyride to enjoy in any mood.
Restaurant - A Pigment of Your Imagination: Guests wanting to eat within the Dreamscape can follow the color changing walkway up to the front door of A Pigment of Your Imagination. This new quick service restaurant is themed around color and how it affects the mind, the imagination, and most importantly the taste buds. Guests are led to one of seven glowing color themed rooms with round tables where their menus are projected onto the table and using just their touch, guests can order an array of meals. Food is themed around the color spectrum and includes an ice cream bar filled with an array of colors that would not necessarily indicate what the flavor is. While they wait, guests are free to use the interactive paint brushes to draw on the tables or even on the walls of the restaurant as nearly every flat surface is touch activated, and at the end of the meal, guests would receive a personalized menu filled with what they ate and what the color of the food they ate says about them.
The floating island fortress of Skylandia (presently moored to the Earth) is the sister city to Mythica, supplier of Tesla's Flight's airborne marvels, and a wondrous boutique resort experience which immerses guests in a comforting world of steampunk fantasy. Guests enjoy staterooms appointed with Cote D'Azur luxury, swim in an infinite pool overlooking Portals of Adventure, shop in 19th century arcades, and dine in a posh airship whose window screens depict an enchanting flight.
Dirigibles (simulator trams like Hogwarts Express) ferry resort guests to Mythica's secret entrance, where guests' Skylandia Magic Bands grant them exclusive "living theater" interactions with Mythica's citizens (cast member performers), front row spectacular seating, and access to Mythica's hidden chambers and mysteries.
That Mythical "Bench"
Construction on WDW's new 5th gate, Disney's Portals of Adventure, has begun. The final list of lands for the park are:
The Disney University (DU) Quad - The entrance area to the park themed after a university quad
The Mystic Gallery - The hub of the park, themed as a S.E.A.'s famed curator Lord Henry Mystic's museum which includes paintings/portals to other lands in the park
Mythica - A land themed after a steampunk city which powers the portals in The Mystic Gallery
The Exploratorium - An underground land which has attractions themed after the 7 natural wonders of the world (and the 8th, Niagara Falls)
Dreamscape - A land themed after a guests imagination and their mind
Skylandia - A floating island fortress separate from the park, which houses Portals of Adventure's premier boutique resort.
Backstories are key to much of the work that goes into the development of new areas in Walt Disney World. Pirates has one, the Haunted Mansion has one (and many unofficial ones), and we've already created a couple for some of our attraction's queues. Backstories are so important and interesting that a challenge was devoted to creating a backstory for a bench in a (somewhat) recent competition on these very boards!
Create a prop, name its location, and describe its backstory. Also, try to include how this information is going to get relayed to guests (or explain if it isn't).
The prop must go somewhere in Disney's Portals of Adventure that is visible to a guest without having to wait in a line (i.e. do not place the prop inside an attraction).
Skylandia needs a prop too! Use one sentence to describe a new prop that guests can find somewhere inside the Skylandia boutique resort..
You may use between 1 and 3 sentences and up to 1 picture (plus one extra sentence for the bonus if you choose to participate). This is a quick one, the deadline is Thursday (5/18) at midnight.
Follow the rules mentioned in the Challenge.
Your prop does not have to be a bench It can be anything! Some small trinket nailed to a wall, or a huge 5 story automobile sitting in the middle of a path.
K.I.S.S - Keep it simple, silly. Try not to over complicate or over think things too much. It's a simple, casual competition. Focus on the big picture. Don't miss the forest for the trees. All that good stuff.
Is it creative?
Is it (generally) realistic?
Does it fit thematically/visually?
Good Luck everyone! Have fun! Go create!?
Backstory: In 1898, a colleague of Henry Mystic and member of Society of Explorers and Adventurers, Dr. Nathaniel H. Nicholson, was venturing through the Chinese mountains when he happened across a cave of enchantment, and uncovered a centuries old book of spells that unleashed a magical phoenix bird, but despite witnessing this incredible event and learning about these mythical animals, Dr. Nicholson's tales have not been fully accepted by S.E.A as the phoenix bird has never been seen again.
Location/Relayed to Guests: Dr. Nicholson became obsessed with trying to visualize the phoenix bird that he saw, and painted several illustrations of the bird, and one of those paintings (above), he desperately wanted it in the Mystic Gallery fine art collection, and Henry Mystic, sympathetic to Dr. Nicholson's situation, allowed the phoenix art to be placed in the Mystic Gallery, however with a plaque detailing that the findings have not been confirmed by S.E.A.
Prop: The phoenix painting is an illustration drawn by Dr. Nicholson and is a mental image of what he saw on his journey in the cave of enchantment, with hopes of some day changing that plaque and proving the evidence of what he saw.
On one of the walls of Skylandia as you walk down a hallway out of the main lobby, will be a spiral coil as a symbol to what Nikola Tesla used to control his wireless power experiments. .
16 hours left for this prompt!
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THE DREAM MACHINE
In his never ending mission to collect and catalogue the world's dreams, Dreamfinder invented the Dream Machine, a one-story-tall rotating hollow cylinder capable of inspiring waking dreams in all who view it.
The Dream Machine creates stroboscopic flickers as its rotates, synched to the alpha waves of our dream state, which create increasingly concrete imagery for guests who view the machine with their eyes closed.
A darkened dome easily accessed from the main corridors of the Dreamscape houses this amazing (and wholly functional) contraption, with dreamlike murals on the outside depicting Dreamfinder's invention process, imagining the Dream Machine in his own dreams and then bringing it to reality.
(BONUS) The Lodestone is the world's largest naturally-occurring magnet, which sits at the heart of Skyandia encased in steampunk controls, which utilize its magnetic properties to navigate the great flying city throughout the world.
Mr. Leonard Cooper
Mr. Cooper's statue is located at the entrance to Disney Quad facing the museum, and features the first president of the university with his toe rubbed gold (as students rub it for good luck).
Cooper, who received his doctorate in physics, was one of the first people to theorize the multiverse, and his contributions to the current understanding of the universe are listed on a plaque in front.
All of Cooper's research vanished from the library mysteriously and remains unfounded to this day.
(BONUS) At Skylandia, Cooper's journal rests on display, with a different page displaying every day.
The Nuummite Cog
Spinning silently away in the land of Mythica is the Nuummite Cog and is the single most important part of Mythica and Disney's Portals of Adventures as this very small black gear shining with labradorescene, no bigger than a hand, in the land of giant bronze gears, powers the golden frames in the Mystic Gallery that allows guests to travel to different worlds.
Coming upon the Cog guests will only see a small bronze name plate saying: The Nuummite Cog is the only gear never to be replaced in Mythica; but keen eyed guests will notice that every shop has a picture or statue of the Cog and all of the locals (castmembers) wear replicas of the Cog somewhere on their person indicating that this little cog is more important than it appears.
Like the parks namesake, the full story of the Nuummite Cog is found if guests are adventurous enough to discover it by talking to locals who hold small personalizable stories regarding the Cog, and the shop keepers each have a different part of the story about how the Cog came to be and thereby keeping the adventure for the truth alive for the guests.
Bonus: Located in the gift shop is the very first dirigible prototype by Tesla, and judging by its battered frame, it did not go well.
WDW Management has had some time to look over the prop ideas and has decided to provide some initial feedback before the selections are made:
@spacemt354 - The Phoenix
A great amount of detail, an interesting story, and a great tie-in to some of the deeper Disney lore. We're also a fan of locating this in the gallery, as it becomes almost a hidden gem among all of the other paintings that will probably be displayed in this area.
@D Hindley - The Dream Machine
Unlike the above proposal, this one seems to be much more of a centerpiece and almost an attraction of its own. The idea is great, and we're sure the lighting and effects in the dome would be top notch. Curious about how this could literally effect your dreams, but maybe that's the whole point, you need to use your imagination!
@kmbmw777 - Mr. Leonard Cooper
We love the ideas behind the statue, and this one feels the most like it would fit into a Disney park today. A statue that is placed somewhere that would probably be mostly ignored, but if you took the time to look closer and read the plaque then you'd be rewarded with some insight about the park. We especially like the last line about the missing research.
@FigmentPigments - The Nuummite Cog
This is an excellent idea. You've taken the simple prop and elevated it to a greater plane. Not only are the hints there when you first look at it, but then hiding it around the land in plain sight, and having stories for the more adventurous guests to discover is just an outstanding idea.
WDW Management is proud to announce its selections for the designers of the new props to be displayed inside Disney's Portals of Adventure! ALL props submitted will be commissioned and become a part of the park, regardless of receiving a medal or not.
The Bonus Winner
A simple but exciting idea that allows guests that like to explore Disney resorts with a little bonus story line if the stumble upon the room that holds this.
The Bronze Medal
@spacemt354 - The Phoenix
We love the mystery that surrounds this and the tie-in back to S.E.A.
The Silver Medal
@D Hindley - The Dream Machine
A great idea that would have won had it not been for a certain late-breaking proposal.
The Gold Medal
@FigmentPigments - The Nuummite Cog
This is what it is all about. Taking a simple concept like a prop, giving it a very cool backstory, and then taking it a step further and really knocking it out of the park.
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