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Disneyland Seoul

Disney Dad 3000

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Disneyland Seoul

Welcome everyone to Disneyland Seoul. This new Disney theme park planned for the Republic of Korea's capital city would be Disney's 4th located in Asia in an effort to continue expanding Disney's presence to fans around the world.

Having hosted 2 Olympic games in the last 30 plus years, the area is no stranger to the world stage, but still is relatively unfamiliar territory to many people around the world. It represents a great untapped market with it's population of over 10 million and a greater metro population of 25 million with which to draw from.

The new park in Seoul represents a great opportunity and it's share of challenges to expand the Disney footprint, but in a whole new way.

Hope you enjoy the journey!
 
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Disney Dad 3000

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Disneyland Seoul Overview
Disneyland Seoul Infrastructure
  • Regional Transportation Updates
  • To Park Monorail
  • Resort Monorail
  • Parking
  • Trams
Resort Amenities
  • Disney's Red Pine Golf Course
Main Street Shopping District
  • Introduction
  • Layout
  • Theme
  • Dining
  • Retail
Disney's Gangtey Valley Resort
  • Introduction
  • Layout
  • Rooms
  • Dining
Disneyland Seoul Hotel
  • Introduction
  • Layout
  • Rooms
  • Dining
Resort 3
  • Introduction
  • Layout
  • Rooms
  • Dining

DISNEYLAND SEOUL

CORONA
  • Overview
  • Dining
  • Shopping
  • Rapunzel's Castle

FANTASYLAND
  • Introduction
  • Overview and Layout
Londontown
ATTRACTIONS
  • Peter Pan's Voyage
  • Cruella's Roadster
  • Chimney Sweep Revue
  • Cherry Tree Carousel
  • The Queens Court
DINING
  • Kensington's
  • Mad Hatter's Tea Shop
  • Tic Toc Cafe
RETAIL

France

  • 3 Mousketeers
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame
DINING
  • TBA
  • TBA
RETAIL

Germany Expansion


SCI-FI LAND

  • Introduction
  • Overview and Layout
ATTRACTIONS
  • Lunar Launch
  • TBA
  • TBA
DINING
  • A2
  • TBA
RETAIL


METROVILLE
  • Introduction
  • Layout
ATTRACTIONS
  • TBA
  • TBA
  • TBA
DINING
  • A la Mode
  • TBA
RETAIL
  • TBA

EXPLORER'S COVE
  • Introduction
  • Layout
ATTRACTIONS
  • Around the World in 80 days
  • Expedition Everest
  • Up mini land
DINING
  • TBA
  • TBA
RETAIL
  • TBA

KASHYYYK
  • Introduction
  • Layout
ATTRACTIONS
  • TBA
  • TBA
  • TBA
DINING
  • TBA
RETAIL
  • TBA
 
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Disney Dad 3000

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Park idea background
Long story short, it was never my intention to build a theme park from scratch. This initially started as one ride and trying to do something different with an IP (Peter Pan boat ride) that sprang into a London themed fantasy area that progressed into a WTH moment of conceptualizing a larger park. I tried (and failed) to start well over a year plus ago with a thread and didn't get to much beyond starting a thread, though there were some concepts worked on in the background not posted. I've decided to finally get off my **** and really try and dig into it for however long it takes (decades I'm sure).

Looking back at some of my earlier ideas and stuff, I plan to keep a chunk of it, but rewriting here and there so content will not be dropping every single day. My hope though is to keep it regular enough that I'm on schedule with the understanding my ideas continue to shift the more I think about this (the ultimate blue sky). Of course, the more programs and things I find to play with just adds to the time as I attempt to have full designs for everything.

Thanks for reading!​
 

Disney Dad 3000

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Interesting. Can’t wait to see how you’ll incorporate Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and 20th Century Studios in your park.

My original plans the only main Pixar presence was going to be the Incredibles, but thinking about it the last few days more, I think I'm going to include an indoor Up area (exterior Paradise Falls to blend in with Explorer's Bay) similar to Mermaid Lagoon at TDS. Star Wars was/is in the plans thanks to a certain Wookie. 20th Century is TBD. Not in my original thoughts but one IP has embedded in my brain recently so I may squeeze it in there.

Marvel I didn't have plans for and don't intend to at the moment. I honestly think it's one of the toughest IPs to pull off, at least from a Disney themed perspective. Has to be a very specific fit to not feel hokie IMO unless you are just slapping up a coaster and calling it X. Something like @D Hulk Avengers Airspace is pretty on point.
 

Twilight_Roxas

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As for 20th Century Studios other than Avatar, and Planet of the Apes there’s also The Simpsons, Anastasia who would most likely be a meet & greet with the other Disney Princesses, Percy Jackson which is getting a tv series on Disney+, and Blue Sky Studios IPs.
 

Disney Dad 3000

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Background

Disneyland Seoul
is an attempt to take the idea of a Disney theme park, in a slightly new direction and into a country not often explored for expansion. While this first park will be a castle park similar to how every other Disney park location has been started, it will mostly be done so in name only. Every attempt will be made to distinguish Disneyland Seoul both from its competitors locally, but even more so its other Disney park neighbors and those around the world.

With a population of 10 million people and a metro population of 25 million, Seoul provides the building blocks for a steady influx of local and repeat guests, not to mention a large Asian population base with which to draw. Having now hosted 2 Olympic Games in the last 30 plus years, it is no stranger to many, but this partnership would further put Seoul and the country at large on the map as a destination. While there are three other resort locations within a 3–5-hour plane ride, Disneyland Seoul will not, nor should not be a carbon copy of those parks. The park itself, like the others, will be a true standalone experience but will also be a complimentary piece to the many travelers who find themselves making a string of Disney park visits across Asia with the different experience it offers.

As noted, this will not be your standard castle park and resort set up. This is done both to challenge the Imagineers (me) but also explore new attractions and a new way of doing things. While some ideas may fail miserably, these blue-sky ideas would hopefully springboard into a grand vision for the park.

With a long-term goal of building out two parks, the planning and infrastructure will take this into account to make Disneyland Seoul a true resort destination. Large scale transportation improvements paired with resort monorails, multiple hotels, a golf course (Disney’s Red Pine Golf Course) and a shopping and entertainment district highlight only a few changes the larger resort will bring.

Gone will be the traditional Main Street USA entrance and replaced with a similar in park build up themed to the Kingdom of Corona, keeping with the inspiration for Rapunzel’s Castle at the park’s center. Main Street will still have its presence felt, though in the Main Street Shops and Entertainment district. Familiar lands are here, but joined by newer lands, and some smaller IP focused areas, all in a layout that is part castle hub and spoke, part Epcot.

Taking up roughly a third of the opening day park, Fantasyland will be guests first impression of this new resort. Fanning out from its Kingdom of Corona theming will be subareas themed to London, Paris, and Germany with each highlighting many of the Disney classics that take place in those locales.

Next, we find ourselves in Sci-Fi Land, a world of bold ideas and the knowledge that we are not alone in this universe. From a high speed lunar space elevator coaster, to encounters of a strange kind, it will be an adventure not soon forgotten.

The city of Metroville brings us to our first drastic difference regarding the traditional land structure as we meet The Incredibles. This smaller IP focused area introduces the heroes, and villains in this unique retro based town.

On the opposite side of the park from the main entrance and behind Rapunzel’s castle sits Explorer’s Cove. Dedicated to some of the great explorers, Hilary, Blauerhimmel and Fredricksen, yes Fredricksen, guests will have an opportunity to go on their own adventures whether it is scaling Everest, around the world in 80 days, or finding paradise in a far-off place.

Lastly, we come to Kashyyyk. In essence the Adventureland of the park, the Wookie’s home world provides new representation for Star Wars in the parks. This location, barely explored in film, presents many tantalizing options from a design and theming perspective and a most unique addition to the park allowing for crossover into numerous Star Wars timelines.

Pack your bags and enjoy the journey!​
 
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