Disney will eventually need a 5th gate and I think there is no better idea than one that encompasses themes Walt felt very strongly about, The Past and America. Together they make a perfect sister park for Epcot, which is of course about The Future and The World.
The following is my ideas I’ve thought up for RetroCOT. And I’ll add even more in the weeks and months to come. Disney’s RetroCOT stands for “Retrospective Community of Time” and would consist of two separate sections. It’s similar to Epcot in many ways, but also different in many ways. RetroCOT would present Disney with plenty of ideas to work with. Many of which are right under their noses with their animation and production company.
In the center of the park would be an enormous Hourglass in an even bigger fountain. This would be the main icon and weenie of the park. The water doesn’t end there either, there would also be waterways throughout the whole rest of the front section of the park. As for the two sections first up will be...
Pastworld (or Pastport)
Similar to the former Future World, which was located in the front of the park and keeping with Epcot’s current layout for this section. It would consist of 6 buildings (3 on each side) and 1 central building, which would contain it’s Spaceship Earth equivalent.
Connecting each of the pavilions will be timetunnels. So you will not have to walk outside during hot or inclement times of the day or year.
World of Motion
The main attraction, located in back of the fountain and in the center of the park would be “World of Motion”.
The other buildings, on the left and right meanwhile would be themed to the 40’s – 90’s. Kind of like a park version of the value resort Pop Century.
Similar to World Showcase, but it would consist of various states, cities and regions instead of countries. 13 pavilions in all to represent the number-wise 13 original colonies of the United States. Stay tuned for further updates on this section.