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Club 32 - World's Fair, Discoveryland, and Tomorrowland

Discussion in 'Imagineer' started by spacemt354, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. Brer Oswald

    Brer Oswald Well-Known Member

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    We were discussing that Atlantis would use the drill vehicle using Journey to Centre of the earths ride system.
     
  2. spacemt354

    spacemt354 Chili's Original Poster

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    Might be repetitive but Space Mountain, Astro Orbiter, Alien Encounter would be 3 things I think would fit in Tomorrowland.

    Discoveryland feels like it deals with past and future, more literature based too...whereas Tomorrowland is specifically about the future and as crazy as it can get.
     
  3. spacemt354

    spacemt354 Chili's Original Poster

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    Hm interesting!
     
  4. Brer Oswald

    Brer Oswald Well-Known Member

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    Yes I agree
     
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    Brer Oswald Well-Known Member

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    The reason I thought that for Atlantis is because so little of the time was spent in the sub. A lot of the journey to Atlantis was spent in the drill machine underground.
     
  6. StevenU

    StevenU Well-Known Member

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    I'd like to see Alien Encounter return.
     
  7. spacemt354

    spacemt354 Chili's Original Poster

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    I honestly haven't seen the movie in a long time - I just know it deals with water haha
     
  8. spacemt354

    spacemt354 Chili's Original Poster

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    Same same
     
  9. FigmentPigments

    FigmentPigments Well-Known Member

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    I would like to do Atlantis. :geek:
     
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    spacemt354 Chili's Original Poster

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    :D Yes! You got it!
     
  11. kap91

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    My favorite thing about the Worlds Fair and Epcot is the conceit of presentational design. It's the idea that the audience knows they're on a ride, so there's no need for absolute realism, and suddenly there's so much more you can do because you're not limited by what real environments would look like. Lots of theatre is done this way these days and you get fantastic sets and visuals like those from Wicked that you wouldn't get any other way. Think of the sets and layouts of rides like Horizons, Ellen, World of Motion, and Imagination. Even Western River was going to be largely presentational on the inside. The medium really expands. And there's no need to justify everything other than "this emotionally feels right" or "this communicates the idea effectively"

    With that in mine I'd love to see something like the Magic Skyway. Its the height of presentational ideas - a concept that makes no logical sense, is obviously a ride, but still works so well (as for example, the Disneyland train still does when it suddenly views those same dioramas). It's the one attraction from the world's fair that didn't make it back to Disneyland (though the ideas were preserved) but I've always wished I could go back in time to ride it. I miss this style of attraction and design so much and it seems like it's been permenantly replaced by attractions set in ultra realistic, ultra authentic environments. It really is a shame because I think both styles are great. It's the difference between the background art of Snow White vs Sleeping Beauty. Both can be masterpieces but unfortunately only one has seen much adoption.

    IMG_7319.JPG IMG_7318.jpg
     
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    spacemt354 Chili's Original Poster

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    I very much like this idea and had mentioned on the last page that instead of a traditional peoplemover - I'd want it to be the Ford version of the Ford Magic Skyway -- it would be something unique and encapsulate the World's Fair.
     
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    I have an idea for this.

    What if we had the Nautilus parked by in a "lagoon" and it would a restaurant like the Coral Reef restaurant where people can eat in different rooms of the Nautilus and watch the fish and other sea creatures swim by and divers swim in the tanks (like Dive Quest at Epcot - which is an amazing thing to do by the way). These tanks can extend next door to the queue to Atlantis
     
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    Oh...I was going to do a ride...but that's a cool idea too.
     
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    Great idea. If the final result looked like any of that concept art... wow!
     
  17. Brer Oswald

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    I was thinking about Discoveryland, and I came to the conclusion that they all seem to share a similar theme (besides the obvious one) and that is that they all technically have a nautical theme. 20k, Atlantis, and even Treasure Planet kind of (with the pirates and ships). This is why I think it should be called Discovery Cove. Also, I was trying to think if we could incorporate S.E.A. when I came up with a better idea (I think). What if we give the organization it's own land? Thoughts?
     
  18. MCParradox

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    Maybe the SEA could have a sub-land or neighbour land in Adventureland? That'd be a really interesting concept! Or maybe even have the SEA mythos woven into everything in our Adventureland.

    I'm all on board for an overall nautical theme for Discoveryland. Generally speaking, water makes most things better!
     
  19. Brer Oswald

    Brer Oswald Well-Known Member

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    That's exactly what I was thinking!
     
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    The Adventureland I just posted a few days ago is entirely based on S.E.A. IMG_0031.JPG

    Extensive details here: https://www.themeparkconcepts.com/projects/adventureland/
     

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