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Jules Verne and Florida: an idea for an east coast Discovery Bay?

derek4ever

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Original Poster
#1
Good afternoon imagineers! I was doing some research about Jules Verne and read that he clearly mentions "Tampa Town" as the location for a rocket launch to the moon in "From the Earth to the Moon" and would like to throw this idea out there.

Question: if you could create an eastern coast version of Disneyland's Discovery Bay, how would you build this? Would you turn it into its own park or make it its own land (or sub-land) at any of the Walt Disney World parks?

I thought this would be cool, who wants to step up and break the ice? πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜€
 

Pionmycake

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#2
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Good afternoon imagineers! I was doing some research about Jules Verne and read that he clearly mentions "Tampa Town" as the location for a rocket launch to the moon in "From the Earth to the Moon" and would like to throw this idea out there.

Question: if you could create an eastern coast version of Disneyland's Discovery Bay, how would you build this? Would you turn it into its own park or make it its own land (or sub-land) at any of the Walt Disney World parks?

I thought this would be cool, who wants to step up and break the ice? πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜€
I could see it being a great addition of a land if they ever decide to complete the loop around Tom Sawyer Island.
 
#6
Good afternoon imagineers! I was doing some research about Jules Verne and read that he clearly mentions "Tampa Town" as the location for a rocket launch to the moon in "From the Earth to the Moon" and would like to throw this idea out there.

Question: if you could create an eastern coast version of Disneyland's Discovery Bay, how would you build this? Would you turn it into its own park or make it its own land (or sub-land) at any of the Walt Disney World parks?

I thought this would be cool, who wants to step up and break the ice? πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜€
Welcome!

I'd probably wait for the 5th gate as the MK is crowded as is and it is tough to fit in the other 3 parks. Also feel free to introduce yourself in the new imagineer thread!
https://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/new-imagineer-introduction-thread.913442/page-22
 

derek4ever

Member
Original Poster
#7
Welcome!

I'd probably wait for the 5th gate as the MK is crowded as is and it is tough to fit in the other 3 parks. Also feel free to introduce yourself in the new imagineer thread!
https://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/new-imagineer-introduction-thread.913442/page-22
Thanks alot for the welcome! I've been a lurker for months and decided to bring up some interesting perspectives here! If you have any concept art or atrraction ideas, please don't be shy because i'm thinking of ideas myself! 😊
 

S.P.E.W

Well-Known Member
#8
Yikes! What type of attractions would you include?
If this was for MK, I would add in the planned suspended dark ride based on The Island At The Top of The World, the proposed Lost river rapids attraction, and a Mystic Manor style dark ride through Professor Marvel’s laboratory.
For the 5th gate, it could be made a little bigger, and so besides the aforementioned attractions from above, there would also be the proposed Spark Loop Gap roller coaster and the 20KLUTS simulator, as well as Captain Nemo’s fort, which would be somewhat similar to Fortess Explorations.
 

derek4ever

Member
Original Poster
#9
OK my friends... after lots of thinking and brainstorming I will continue with my idea for an East Coast Discovery Bay.

This version would be called Discovery Riviera. It would be themed around Florida of the 1840s and will have a victorian theme with spanish influence sprinkled in there.

Jules Verne made a clear reference to Tampa in "From the Earth to the Moon" and this will be the E-ticket.

Discovery Riviera would be separated into hubs. Each hub will focus on a certain theme of discovery, much like Epcot with its Future World pavilions.

For now, I'm trying to decide which themes will be covered by the hubs. More updates coming soon! πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜€
 
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