Technically I'd give that to honour to Hong Kong. Grizzly Gulch (2012) and Mystic Point (2013) were the last real things from that "era" of parks not being an arm of franchise integration. Toy Story play land aside, but that's more the fault of the government asking for a redesign on the third aspect of the project after the modus operandi had switched.In a really sad way, I feel like Expedition Everest is an Imagineering swansong. I honestly think its the last, non-IP thrill ride we will see... UNLESS new management down the line figures out that we want originality back in our attractions.
We would be fortunate to have it here on the west coast.
Everest was an Eisner project holdover and principle design would have occurred while he was CEO.
Hong Kong's project were largely developed early in Iger's tenure (2006-2008)-ish.
Simultaneously though would have been Lassiter's influence into the DCA redo with the gravitation towards unified IP lands with Radiator Springs. Something that was actually announced prior to Hogsmead!
After those would have been planned and budgeted do we see really see Iger's principles overtake the Shanghai Disneyland project. Circa 2009-2010 (when a lot of that project came together) brings us the snapshot in time mix of IP like Tron and live-action POTC.
By 2011 it was totally a lost cause. Hogsmead blew the doors open, reaffirming Iger's mandate in a big way. Staggs went on a fishing expedition for their Harry Potter. Radiator Springs also brought Disney some Potter-like success in 2012 and that's when it was all a lost cause.