Dark PerGron’s Manor of Mysteries [Game Thread] {Finished}

Tegan pilots a chicken

Sharpie Queen 💜
Premium Member
Hey everyone.

Unfortunately I am going to have to make the decision to exit the game. I’m in retail management so this time of year is fun but also overwhelming and doesn’t really leave me much time for anything else. And that just is not fair to my teammates.

@Dark PerGron this is a VERY cool premise for a game and it’s been a lot of fun to be involved for the first few rounds. Thank you for allowing me to jump in last minute and I’m so sorry that I can’t stick around for the whole game.

I still very much have the interest in imagineering, I just don’t have the time and energy right now sadly. But I will definitely follow along as I’m able. I’m looking especially forward to seeing how the story plays out.

Thanks everyone. And I’m very sorry to disappoint anyone.
 

OSUPhantom

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Hey everyone.

Unfortunately I am going to have to make the decision to exit the game. I’m in retail management so this time of year is fun but also overwhelming and doesn’t really leave me much time for anything else. And that just is not fair to my teammates.

@Dark PerGron this is a VERY cool premise for a game and it’s been a lot of fun to be involved for the first few rounds. Thank you for allowing me to jump in last minute and I’m so sorry that I can’t stick around for the whole game.

I still very much have the interest in imagineering, I just don’t have the time and energy right now sadly. But I will definitely follow along as I’m able. I’m looking especially forward to seeing how the story plays out.

Thanks everyone. And I’m very sorry to disappoint anyone.
You need to do what’s best for you Tegan ❤️
 

PerGron

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Original Poster
Hey everyone.

Unfortunately I am going to have to make the decision to exit the game. I’m in retail management so this time of year is fun but also overwhelming and doesn’t really leave me much time for anything else. And that just is not fair to my teammates.

@Dark PerGron this is a VERY cool premise for a game and it’s been a lot of fun to be involved for the first few rounds. Thank you for allowing me to jump in last minute and I’m so sorry that I can’t stick around for the whole game.

I still very much have the interest in imagineering, I just don’t have the time and energy right now sadly. But I will definitely follow along as I’m able. I’m looking especially forward to seeing how the story plays out.

Thanks everyone. And I’m very sorry to disappoint anyone.
Totally understandable. Thanks for playing along while you could!

I’m going to take this moment to also announce that

Team Legend has requested an extension for this round. The project will now by due Friday Nov 17 at 11:59 pm
 

TheOriginalTiki

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I totally get the criticisms over the Circe bar, it just sucks that the concept was attached to what I consider to be my best piece of art I've done so far in the game. 🤣
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PerGron

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Original Poster
Great job to both teams! Unfortunately I have a super busy work day tomorrow so I will not be able to review until really late tomorrow night if not Sunday.

I will assess where I’m at and determine when it’d be fair to give you all the next prompt, but for now, enjoy the day off!
 

Disney Warrior

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What can I say Team Legend, this project was great.
I really like the trip report presentation, it reminds me of Team Cassie’s (which I also liked) but it’s also its own thing.
Each addition was also pretty good, I particularly like the Epcot one the most because it feels like a quasi-mission statement.
I also appreciate the fun gags in this project, including the parts where @Architectural Guinea Pig was being scared by Guinea pigs. Whoever wrote those is a genius.
Nice job!
 

PerGron

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Original Poster
Hey yall, I’m not gonna have a chance to read all the projects today, picked up a 4th show so I’m out all night. In light of that, I figure it’s only fair to give you your prompt early and get reviews/results when we get the chance.

So with that

Challenge Six

Challenge 6: Make nighttime worth visiting at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.


With the loss of Rivers of Light in 2020 and the lack of any other nighttime stuff to do, Disney’s Animal Kingdom feels like it’s reverted back to being a “half day park” for many.

Your challenge is to remedy this! Make some changes and add some stuff to make DAK worth visiting at nighttime. This prompt should, at minimum, include a new nighttime spectacular.

Do keep in mind the live animal element, however. There should be no loud fireworks or music everywhere. That being said, you can add nighttime experiences with the animals as I and many others disagree with bringing animals indoors at night, so feel free to incorporate animals at night in your proposal!

This Project will be due Sunday November 26 at 11:59 EST.

Each team will also be gaining a guest reviewer with Team Lore hosting @cdunlap and Team Legend hosting @Disney Warrior. @Disney Dad 3000 will be added to both groups for potential reviews as well!​
 

Muppetsfan#1

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Y’all probably don’t have to do a lot to pandora with the bioluminescent plants. For a nighttime show, I suggest a show based on the different bio systems of the world. Put some water fountains in there and some projections, world of color style.
 

cdunlap

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I would add entertainment to each main land.
Discovery Island gets a parade of light up animal puppets similar to the winter entertainment
Asia gets a Classical Indian dance/North Indian Raag singing/Punjabi music show in the main square
Africa gets a West African dance show featuring dances such as Funga (Liberia), Agbekor (Ghana), and the Dama dances of the Dogon tribe (Mali)
Dinoland gets the return of Lucky the Dinosaur
Pandora gets a Na'vi Drumming Show
 
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Disney Dad 3000

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Review following for Team Lore. Team Legend hope to have you up later today.

Team Lore
Appreciated the brief overview of S.E.A. For most on this board (I assume), there is at minimum at passing knowledge of S.E.A. where the average park guest has 0 idea the fascination or backstory of the organization. Short. Sweet and to the point what we could expect from your experiences.

Battle-x-plorers
I know Sorcerer’s of the Magic Kingdom was not the most groundbreaking attraction or thing to do in a Disney Park, but it was one of those “experiences” that Disney offered to complement your day in the park. Not everyone did it or had to. It took 2 minutes to figure out what to do and it was a fun side diversion on a busy, or slow day for kids young and old. Plus, the cards were a great collectible. I lamented its loss. Reviving it in a new fashion was a welcome idea, and love the concept from a S.E.A. angle, particularly the expansion of lore opportunities in the lands of the park that previously were not involved.

That said, I was a bit torn by this new interpretation. I appreciated the ingenuity and expansion, but the title Battle-x-plorers and inclusion of Epic Mickey elements all seemed an odd crossover to me that took away from the S.E.A. elements that should have been the focus of this round. I think this iteration loses some of the simplicity and kid-friendliness of SOTM where S.E.A. members could have been used to explore the reaches of the park, make new inventions, discover lost artifacts, etc. Again, liked the parkwide expansion and particularly some of the S.E.A. focused elements in Adventureland and the intro with Albert Falls, but other areas I wasn’t as sold on.

Scrolls from Pompeii
A S.E.A. attraction at Epcot and in Italy’s World Showcase pavilion no less? Makes a ton of sense and from a park ops perspective, a great job of balancing attractions in World Showcase thanks to its location. Reminded me fondly of a park (Novus Harbor) that we’ve worked on the forums on a few occasions in comps.

The ride premise is simple enough and easy to follow for guests. A low key, omni mover journeying through simple sets and story gives off a ton of OG Epcot vibes. Exposition seems like it would be easy to follow and there would be a couple of impressive scenes in the Sistine chapel and Vesuvius eruption. I love too the use of personal life experience here in crafting an attraction. My biggest question here is the S.E.A. angle. I think I remember from your team chat that Padre Antonio Piaggio is a new S.E.A. member, but how do guests know this, and how does that affiliation factor into the attraction? I don’t think it necessarily has to be a S.E.A. ride, but perhaps easter eggs in the queue for his membership, or in the ride for eagle eyed guests would have been satisfactory to tie it all together.

Williams Illusion Café
I love the idea behind this dining establishment and taking the basic idea of Abracadabar at the Boardwalk up a big notch. Some great nods here to the Adventurer’s Club, and Williams being recruited for his skill to help with various adventures. I like that he would be more of a side member. It helps keep him unique enough in a Dr. Strange sort of way with the Avengers.

1930’s Hollywood is a perfect fit (location in DHS?) and could see this being a great spot. While I know the 4 options needed to be balanced, I’d love to see a bit more on this part of the project, particularly from an ambiance and experience side. How does it all work? Do guests get up and walk around, or are all of the sight illusions, etc. meant to be taken from your seat. To me there is a good deal of potential with this idea for a unique dining location at DHS.

Voyage of the Sunrise Moon
Is there room for 2 archaeologists at Animal Kingdom? I kid. Plenty of detail on Dr. Darcy Merriwood and how she and the setting for your attraction make their way into the park. Merriwood seems to have a passing association with S.E.A., but that works, and I could foresee her and Captain Mary Oceaneer having a pretty great partnership.

I know the Ice Age has been thrown about as a complement or replacement for the dinosaur section of the park, but this is a solid way of getting that vibe but making it less IP based in keeping with the other areas of the park in Asia and Africa as you noted. A great build-up for the attraction and the larger boat size is a welcome addition to the park. Plenty of opportunity here to use some of the techniques from Navi River Journey. The only critique is that the ride portion of the pitch gets cut quickly and I’d love to see some inclusion of Merriwood. I know availability was an issue this week for everyone, but that left me wanting to see more of the ride itself.

Conclusion
Overall, a solid project from the team. I really liked the mix of options you presented with a boat ride, omni mover, interactive game and restaurant. For the most part, you gave equal footing to each, and each has merit for a fit in the parks. There were some parts that weren't a personal fit with me, or I think could have used a bit more detail. In a perfect world, I’d love to see the team have another week to fine tune their ideas and would enjoy seeing them all fully realized in written and visual form.
 

cdunlap

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Sorry, but we forgot to work on the prompt :(

We went on a trip to WDW for some team building and all we have is a trip report (PerGron wanted us to write a bit on what we learned, so we ended up with the trip report and forgot the prompt 😱 )

It's on the Trip Reports page.

So dreadfully sorry!

- Team Legend
I just reread this and here are my footnotes:
They praised me?! I love the wording here! It feels so good!
Electromagnets?! What is this, 8th Grade Science?! Love the integration, though!
Invisibility effect? Probably mirrors!
Fire Manipulation?! Why is pyrokinesis here?’ Love it!
I LOVE Man's Odyssey! What a good ride!
LOVE THE AZTEC ARTIFACTS!
The fact that you referenced me twice pleases me!
Shiriki Utundu?! IN AMERICA?! YES!!
Hadestown Staging methods?! YES!!
The fact y'all made a whole Africa trail is AMAZING
Final Comments: Whoever wrote this all down, I would LOVE to thank you for including me and speaking kindly about me! Overall this was great. 10/10 will force all my friends to read it whether they want to or not!
Anyways, I would like to apologize in advance to Team Lore for what I am about to say but THIS IS THE BEST PROJECT!! THIS WINS IN MY BOOKS!!
 
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