Mirror Walt Disney World


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You know how I said I was done with the Animal Kingdom posts until the ride-throughs?

April Fool's!

I still have one more post up my sleeve. The way @PerGron went into detail with his Wild Kingdom inspired me to do a supplemental post: specifically, a natural roll call. Here now is a list of all the species you'll find here at Mirror Disney's Animal Kingdom...

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The Animals of Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • Fulvous whistling-duck
  • Black-bellied whistling-duck
  • Marbled duck
  • Argentine ruddy duck
  • Black stork
  • Long-tailed duck
  • Northern pintail
  • Eurasian white-fronted geese
  • North Sulawesi babirusa
  • Southern giant anteater
  • Military macaw
  • Patagovian cavy
  • Reeve’s muntjac
  • Rhinoceros iguana
  • Scarlet macaw
  • Roseate spoonbill and African spoonbill
  • Swamp wallaby
  • Black swan
  • Black-necked swan
  • Scarlet macaw
  • Red-fronted macaw
  • Blue-and-gold macaw
  • Blue-throated macaw
  • Green-winged macaw
  • Military macaw
  • Hyacinth macaw
  • Cotton-top tamarin
  • Collared lemur
  • Ring-tailed lemur
  • Flamingo
  • Painted stork
  • Saddle-billed stork
  • White stork
  • African crested porcupine
  • Tambaqui
  • Aardwolf (Replaced kangaroos when the exhibit moved to Australia in 2005)
  • Matschie’s tree kangaroo
  • Galapagos giant tortoise
  • Asian small-clawed otters and spotted-neck otters
  • Lappet-faced vulture
  • Capercaillie
  • Red deer and fallow deer
  • Wisent
  • European mouflon
  • European lynx
  • European mink
  • European badger
  • Mute swan
  • Italian wolf
  • Reindeer
  • Norwegian lemming
  • Camargue horse
  • Puffin
  • Wolverine
  • Red fox
  • European brown bear
  • European rabbit (coney rabbit)
  • Western barn owl
  • Okapi
  • Greater kudu
  • Saddle-billed stork
  • Sable antelope
  • Greater flamingo
  • Blue wildebeest
  • White-backed wildebeest
  • Bontebok
  • Thomson’s gazelle
  • Common eland
  • Yellow-billed stork
  • Pink-backed pelican
  • Mandrill
  • Scimitar oryx
  • Bongo
  • Waterbuck
  • Plains zebra
  • Black and white rhinoceroses
  • Hippopotamus
  • Nile crocodile
  • Warthog
  • Ostrich
  • Cheetah
  • African elephant
  • Lion
  • Spotted hyena
  • African wild dog
  • Painted dog
  • Springbok
  • Ankole cattle
  • Nigerian dwarf goat
  • Western lowland gorilla
  • Grevy’s zebra
  • Hamerkop
  • Slender-tailed meerkat
  • Naked mole rat
  • Sitatunga
  • Black-and-white colobus monkey
  • Drill monkeys
  • Pygmy hippopotamus
  • Pygmy goose
  • Red-tailed monkeys
  • Dumeril’s boa
  • Golden weaver
  • Great blue turaco
  • African bullfrog
  • Ornate spiny-tailed lizard
  • African cichlid fish
  • African pancake tortoise
  • Bengal and Sumatran tigers
  • Gibbons and macaques
  • Boa constrictors and pythons
  • Green peafowl and Indian peafowl
  • Blackbuck and gaur
  • Malayan flying fox
  • Eld’s deer, axis deer and sambar
  • Bar-headed goose and other Asian birds
  • Asian elephant
  • Sloth bear
  • Melanistic Indian leopard (aka black panther)
  • Orangutans
  • Siamang
  • White-cheeked gibbon
  • Red panda
  • Maleo
  • Clouded leopards
  • Phillippine eagles
  • Water buffalo
  • Giant panda
  • North American beaver
  • Marmot
  • American black bear
  • White-tailed deer
  • Olympic elk
  • Javelina
  • Prairie dog
  • American desert hare
  • Mexican hare
  • Coyote
  • Bobcat
  • American bison
  • Cougar
  • Common raccoon
  • Virginia opossum
  • Black-footed ferret
  • American red squirrel
  • Fox squirrel
  • Eastern chipmunk
  • Woodchuck
  • American red fox
  • Brush rabbit
  • Mountain cottontail
  • Appalachian cottontail
  • New England cottontail
  • American pika
  • Striped skunk
  • Pronghorn
  • Grizzly bear (American brown bear)
  • Grey wolf
  • Spotted salamander
  • Marbled salamander
  • Blue-spotted salamander
  • Tiger salamander
  • Rocky Mountain tailed frog
  • Giant bullfrog
  • Florida bog frog
  • Northern leopard frog
  • Pacific tree frog
  • American green tree frog
  • Spring peeper
  • Coqui
  • American toad
  • Western toad
  • Yosemite toad
  • American alligator
  • Mohave Desert tortoise
  • Western pond turtle
  • Common snapping turtle
  • Blue jay
  • Cardinal
  • Mallard
  • Trumpeter swan
  • Loon
  • Ruby-throated hummingbird
  • Upland sandpiper
  • Bald eagle
  • Wren
  • Swallow
  • Woodpecker
  • Giant otter
  • Jaguar
  • Spectral bat
  • Common vampire bat
  • Fischer’s little fruit bat
  • Agouti
  • Red-eyed tree frog
  • Poison dart frog
  • Surinam horned frog
  • Amazon river frog
  • Green anaconda
  • Annulated tree boa
  • Boa constrictor
  • Green iguana
  • Arrau turtle
  • Yellow-footed tortoise
  • Common basilisk
  • Forest gecko
  • Toco toucan
  • Yellow-throated toucan
  • Green-billed toucan
  • Plate-billed mountain toucan
  • Aracari
  • Scarlet macaw
  • Red-and-green macaw
  • Blue-and-yellow macaw
  • Hyacinth macaw
  • King vulture
  • Tanager
  • Amazon parrot
  • Spider monkey
  • Harpy eagle
  • Llama (outside Camp Discovery)
  • Cotton-top tamarin
  • Pied tamarin
  • Golden lion tamarin
  • Two-toed sloth
  • Three-toed sloth
  • Giant anteater
  • Howler monkey
  • Capybara
  • Caiman lizard
  • Centipede
  • Colorado river toad
  • Dart frog
  • Fire salamander
  • Gopher tortoise
  • Green tree python
  • Prehensile-tailed skink
  • Puerto Rican crested toad
  • Scorpion
  • Stick insect
  • Tarantula
  • Tree monitor
  • Alpaca
  • Goat
  • Kunekune pig
  • Miniature donkey
  • Pineywoods cow
  • Sheep
  • Koala
  • Red kangaroo
  • Western grey kangaroo
  • Agile wallaby
  • Parma wallaby
  • Swamp wallaby
  • Tasmanian pademelon
  • Quokka
  • Wombat
  • Australian dingo
  • New Guinea singing dog
  • Tasmanian devil
  • Platypus
  • Emu
  • Galah
  • Kookaburra
  • Black-necked stork
  • Saltwater crocodiles (at Steve Irwin Conservation Centre)
  • Clownfish
  • Regal blue tang
  • Moorish idol
  • Porcupine fish
  • Sea star
  • Yellow tang
  • Royal gramma
  • Striped damselfish
  • Cleaner shrimp
  • Hermit crab
  • Horseshoe crab
  • Porcelain crab
  • Butterfly fish
  • Kelp bass
  • Ocean sunfish
  • Triggerfish
  • Tuna
  • Betta
  • Flounder
  • Sturgeon
  • Eel
  • Lionfish
  • Sunfish
  • Kissing fish
  • Sawfish
  • Yellow-tail catfish
  • Flapjack octopus
  • East Pacific red octopus
  • Seahorse
  • Moonfish
  • Jellyfish
  • Grouper
  • Anglerfish
  • Barracuda
  • Spotted eagle ray
  • Great white shark
  • Hammerhead shark
  • Mako shark
  • Whale shark
  • Beluga whale
  • Blue whale
  • Humpback whale
  • Green sea turtle
  • American crocodile
  • Southern cassowary
  • Abdim stork
  • Asian brown tortoise
  • Shoebill
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Quite the list, eh? Looking through this list, some of you may notice that I decided to utilize some of the creatures found at @PerGron's Genesis Gardens. Seeing those pictures in his posts made me want to bring those creatures into this Mirror Animal Kingdom, so I have to credit him as my biggest inspiration for creating this list.

Anyways, that's my last post for now. April 10 will still be the day I begin the next leg of our tour of Mirror Walt Disney World. Stay tuned...
Excellent list of animals. I’ll be sharing mine eventually. As of right now, I’ve got a 32-page google doc of the animals I’m including. And that’s only at the first gate 😅


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Oh, my gosh. That's gonna be a lot of animals! Just to refresh my memory, how big did you say Wild Kingdom was compared to Animal Kingdom?
Wild Kingdom is gonna be about 4,000-5,000 acres, so about 10x the size. It's a lot, but compared to The Wilds in Ohio which is about 10,000 acres, it's still not even the biggest zoo haha. I figured give myself plenty of animal space, but the rides and whatnot won't take up all that much of it comparatively.


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Wild Kingdom is gonna be about 4,000-5,000 acres, so about 10x the size. It's a lot, but compared to The Wilds in Ohio which is about 10,000 acres, it's still not even the biggest zoo haha. I figured give myself plenty of animal space, but the rides and whatnot won't take up all that much of it comparatively.
I actually looked up The Wilds, and they only have a select few animals -- 30 in total, according to Wikipedia -- on those 10,000 acres. I was honestly surprised when I read that, as I thought that the acreage would lead to many animals being present there. Probably because they keep these animals on giant fields with plenty of space. I take it your animals will be in much closer quarters, right?

Well, April 10 is here, so you know what that means. It's finally time to explore Mirror Walt Disney World's fifth park!

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Port Disney


Ah, the sea... What is it about the sea that makes our minds race? Is it the thrill of racing across the waves? Or maybe just wondering what lies beneath the mellow blueness? Haven’t we all wanted to swim like a fish, or pilot our own submarine? It’s not for nothing that so many stories involve the sea, awakening new dreams for one and all. And as the sun rises on this new era in Walt Disney World history, we too, can explore the wonders beneath in a whole new way.

Imagination sets sail at Port Disney, the long-awaited fifth richly immersive park at Walt Disney World. An American cousin to Tokyo DisneySea, Port Disney is the place where the exotic ports of call we can only read about or see on the silver screen come to life. Attractions take inspiration from other parks, be they Disney or otherwise, brought to new heights with a unique approach. Classical concepts mix with newfangled experiments. Port Disney boasts many beloved Disney properties, plus exciting never-before-seen concepts. Family-friendly features appeal to the young, and the young-at-heart, while thrill rides draw in a wider audience.

Guests to Port Disney enter through Novus Harbor, an inviting seaport featuring design influences from around the globe; courtesy of the current tenants of the harbor, S.E.A. -- the Society of Explorers and Adventurers. From there, the path leads to six other ports of call. Pirates’ Cove brings to life the Golden Age of Piracy, inviting one and all to try their hand at buccaneering. The mysterious and mythical Agrabah brings the wonder of Aladdin to life. The spirit of adventure lives on in Discovery Bay, set around San Francisco in the days of the Gold Rush. At Avengers Seabase, the thrills and action of the Marvel Cinematic Universe bring a sense of heroism to the park. New York Waterfront transports guests to the Big Apple at the time of the 1920s, the age of steamboats and swinging jazz...not to mention gangsters. Finally, explore the Kingdom by the Sea, a seaside retreat inspired by the Disney princesses. These disparate epochs are united by Mt. Prometheus, a massive volcano serving as the park’s central icon and the -- no pun intended-- “peak” of Port Disney’s artistry. Mt. Prometheus is one of the largest monuments in all the resort. It is 189 feet tall, the same height as Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom.

Seeing how successful Tokyo DisneySea was, and seeing its fanbase grow in America, it wasn’t long at all before Disney announced they’d bring something similar to it stateside. Sure, a few rides from the park were added stateside -- for example, StormRider and Sindbad at EPCOT -- but not a whole park inspired by it. At the 2017 D23 Expo, it was announced that Port Disney would become the fifth park of Walt Disney World, opening as part of the resort’s 50th Anniversary Celebration.

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The location used for the park was a large plot of land located directly across from Disney Springs. In our reality’s Walt Disney World, this plot of land is the home to the hotels of Hotel Plaza Boulevard, as well as the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress. In an old, long-since-deleted post, S.W. Wilson of Ideal Buildout once created his own park on the space, and this is how he described what inspired him to do so: The genesis for this exercise was seeing photo updates of DisneySprings progress, with the 1970s/80s suburban sprawl Official WDW Hotels and Sun Bank always popping up in the background, ruining the visage. Here, we can fix that and replace all those concrete & glass mid-rises with a unique, tier I park. A strip of forest beyond the park helps isolate the mundane sprawl of Orlando & I-4 from the utopian escapism found within the WDW borders.” This quote of his was my inspiration for creating this iteration of Port Disney, which I’ve had for quite some time.

In this Mirror universe, the success of the Lake Buena Vista Shopping Village in 1975 sparks inspiration in the Disney executives and Imagineers, and land is quickly set aside nearby for an all-new park, to further draw guests over to that side of the resort. I should also mention that here in this Mirror universe, Disney purchases the land the Grand Cypress -- which I should point out, opened nine years after the Village opened -- sits on in the wake of the Village’s success, so no need to fear the hotel’s destruction. However, those plans are subsequently put to a halt following the ventures that were EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywoodland and Disney’s Animal Kingdom. However, as Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary approaches, the Imagineers decide to return to the “Eastern Park” concept, and thus, Port Disney was born.

We’ve already discussed the means of getting there, but there’s one more mean we must mention. In this mirror universe, the space that is the Hilton is the Pineapple Parking Deck. In keeping with Disney Springs’ fruit-themed parking areas, the Pineapple Deck offers exclusive parking for guests visiting Port Disney. In addition, Disney Springs guests can walk directly to Port Disney from the Village Marketplace, passing right underneath the Monorail tracks. Once our car is parked, the path leads towards the park’s entrance.


Surrounded by palm trees, the Entrance Plaza is a thing of natural beauty, honoring the wild worlds of the ocean that this park will bring to life. Glistening waterfalls flank the entrance gates. Trees sway gently in the breeze. Tropical flowers are in full bloom. Here in this Entrance Plaza, our gaze is first held by the Aquasphere, one of the two major icons of Port Disney. From atop a fountain, a large model of our water planet spins gently about. In front of this sphere is a large granite slab with a golden plaque upon it. On this plaque reads the dedication for Port Disney, delivered on September 4, 2021, 20 years to the day since its Japanese predecessor opened:

To all who come seeking adventure, welcome. Port Disney imbues all who enter with a spirit of curiosity and excitement. Here, all are invited to set sail for mysterious and exciting ports of call; lands of adventure, intrigue and romance. Port Disney is dedicated to all those who yearn to venture outside their comfort zone, and explore the unknown. May your adventures here be adventures worth remembering for years to come.
Thomas O. Staggs, September 4, 2021

(Remember, as I stated earlier in this thread, in this Mirror universe, Tom Staggs does end up succeeding Bob Iger as CEO, hence why I included his name here.)
Directly behind the Aquasphere are the main gates. Sonorous music provides a medieval aura, as if you are stepping back in time. The main gates -- in addition to the park’s PeopleMover station -- is almost Renaissance-esque in their design. Beyond these gates…

Novus Harbor


Serving as a counterpoint to Tokyo’s Mediterranean Harbor, Novus Harbor is our gateway to a fantastic world of nautical adventure. And what better way to showcase adventure by having this land be themed as the secondary headquarters of the Society of Explorers and Adventurers, otherwise known as S.E.A. According to the legend, S.E.A. was founded in 1538 in the quaint Italian village of Porto Paradiso (aka Mediterranean Harbor) by two bold adventurers.


The first was Professore Vincenzo Conoscenza. He grew up in a small agricultural village in Italy near the rolling hills of Tuscany. His father was a humble farm owner and his mother a housewife, and Vincenzo’s task was to tend to a flock of sheep, protecting them from the dangers that lurked in the wilderness. Vincenzo did his job well, but rather than spending his days watching sheep, he aspired for so much more. Vincenzo enjoyed reading anything he could get his hands on. Vincenzo must have read Homer’s The Iliad and The Odyssey at least 1,000 times by his adulthood.

At the age of 18 and at the height of the Renaissance in Italy, Vincenzo left to apprentice under the great Leonardo da Vinci in Rome. Being exposed to some of the world’s greatest works while apprenticing, from the astrological studies and philosophies of the Far East including The Art of War by Sun Tzu, The Book of Rites by Confuscious, among others, to the legendary epics of Ancient Greece, to the religious texts of India and the Middle East. Having read and learned from every book in Rome’s ever-expanding Library, Vincenzo ended his apprenticeship with da Vinci, instead, deciding to travel the world and learn from as many cultures and legends as possible. He traveled by camelback across the Sahara through Egypt to Morocco, visited the Byzantine Empire, traveled on the back of a mighty elephant through India, visited the empire of the Congo, traveled to China, Japan, and Russia, and then traveled through all of Europe, finally setting in to study at Oxford University. Studying to get his doctorate, he finally completed his studies and returned to Italy, settling down in a small canal village.


The second man was Eureka Idéa, a Greek explorer. Named not only for the famous exclamation of discovery coined by Archimedes, but also the Greek word for “idea”, Eureka fell in love with adventuring at an early age, and explored the vast corners of the world, long before those other famous explorers did. He scaled Everest long before Edmund and Tenzing, he discovered North America long before Vespucci -- or even Columbus -- and he claimed the North Pole long before Amundsen. He happened to meet Vincenzo whilst he was traveling Greece, and the two became fast friends, going on many adventures together. However, when Vincenzo left for Oxford, Eureka remained in Greece.

Meanwhile, Vincenzo opened up a library in an old church building, hosting the largest collection in the known world, having collected books, scrolls, and other texts from all over the world. However, the prospect of the New World and its many riches in both gold, resources, and stories proved too much for Vincenzo that he teamed up with Eureka, and the duo approached some of the other remarkable people they met in their travels and founded an organization known as Società di esploratori e avventurieri, later to be translated to the Society of Explorers and Adventurers. Given that S.E.A. travels the world, it’s obvious that Porto Paradiso is usually left empty, with members across the world traveling to find new adventures and new discoveries. As such, Vincenzo and Eureka have decided to come up with a second headquarters for the organization in the quaint European village of Novus Harbor. Today, Novus Harbor stands as a hub of science, innovation and a vibrant enthusiasm for knowledge and adventure.


Directly to the right of the entrance gates is the major gift shop of Port Disney, Emporio. The name is a little fancier than the usual Emporium, but the concept is the same—a large store near the main entrance that sells a general variety of park souvenirs. Plush toys, t-shirts, writing utensils, mugs, hats, and more are all here. Emporio is held within an old storage house in the harbor. References from other S.E.A. members can be found, as if to say that many a member has passed through here -- beautiful carpets, unique bric-a-brac, mounted animal heads, etc. Attached to this shop is Valentina’s Sweets, the park’s main confectionery. Valentina isn’t a S.E.A. member herself, but she is quite a popular lady, thanks to her kind heart and baking skills. Try one of her famous cookies, and you’ll find out why the members of S.E.A. have officially dubbed her their “honorary nonna”!


The rest of Novus Harbor is comprised of various other shops and restaurants and points of interest. Emporio and Valentina’s are the first shops we see on the right-hand side of the harbor. On the left-hand side, we find three more shops. First is The Crow’s Nest, a nautical-themed boutique set up by another prominent member of S.E.A., Captain Patrique Altomare (which is Italian for “high sea”), a French-Italian pirate, smuggler, and privateer who has sailed the “seven deadly seas”, through wind, weather, and the flu, forever on the hunt for new adventures and discoveries. As a child, Patrique felt landlocked, quite literally in fact, despite living so close to a canal in southern France. His Ma had run off with a donkey salesman long ago, leaving his Pa to raise their son alone. A cold, unloving man, Pa was a hard labourer, and wanted his son to follow in his footsteps, to build brick walls ‘til his back and legs failed him. Patrique wanted more in life, to be free and explore the world beyond his small home.

When he was old enough, Patrique hopped onto the first barge on the canal and sailed away to adventure. Through a series of mishaps, bribes, and one incident that involved a pesky seagull and a piano suspended on ropes, Patrique became captain of the Italian privateer ship, La Polaris, working for the government to raid enemy vessels and unsuspecting ports, to bring back their goods and valuables for profit. But, Captain Altomare found his journeys to not be for profit or destruction, but for discovery. To encounter new people, cultures, and tales from both land and sea, discover forgotten kingdoms and precious treasures. He became enthralled with the endless possibilities of world travel, preferring to spend more time on sea than on land.

But, eventually, a close encounter with a whirlpool in the West Indies nearly wrecked his ship. Patrique managed to sail La Polaris back to Italy, docking at a port he was not familiar with, with his ship in tatters. It was here that he met a number of intelligent and impressive individuals, who shared his passion for exploring the world and its secrets. He became a founding member of S.E.A., returning to the sea every now and again once his ship was fixed, to find rare and lost treasures and bring them back to the society. He had kept some of his more valuable finds for himself, and eventually decided to set up a shop in the port, deciding to decorate with his years of sailing and pillaging.

His long-time confidante, Silas the Red, has set up shop next door. Although Silas is not an official member of S.E.A., he is nonetheless a trusted confidante and supplier for the members of S.E.A., even accompanying them on a number of their adventures. Look around the shop and you’ll find remnants of some of these adventures lining the walls, from his journeys to Romania researching vampires with Professore Conoczena, or old ship parts, the only remains from a sailing gone awry with Captain Altomare. For you though, the newest visitors to Novus Harbor, Silas’ Goods supplies all sorts of necessities that you'll appreciate during your visit. You’ll find everything from old maps of Port Disney park and a one of a kind field guide documenting all sorts of nautical creatures -- a must have for your journeys in Port Disney. Accompanying these numerous field items, will be toy “inventions” befitting the period, various flasks and mugs for your favorite beverage and all manner of S.E.A and Renaissance inspired memorabilia.

Adjacent to Silas’ store via either the exterior entrance or by meandering your way through the stacks of Silas’ goods sits Novus Relics. This smallish shop doesn’t look like much, but once inside you’ll find all sorts of treasures and a pin collector's dream. With one of a kind pins found only at Port Disney, guests will have their pick of themed pins befitting the park. From Mickey da Vinci, to beautifully designed ones with various mythological creatures and everything in between, you'll have no trouble adding to your collection. Along with the pins are bits and pieces of small treasures that have traded hands many a time in the Harbor from all sorts of travelers (including a few S.E.A. members if stories be true) that can be yours...for a price.

On the other side of the street, built nearby Emporio is Figaro’s Clothiers, a clothing store with an opera theme. Shirts, hat, jackets, and other manner of clothing can be found here, along with appropriately costumed representations of Disney characters. Why the opera theme? This humble abode serves as the homestead of Bravo Impresario, another Italian S.E.A. member who doubles as a powerful operatic tenor. Right nearby is the Harbor’s bakery: the Fibonacci Café. A quintessential part of any journey to Novus Harbor is a trip to the Fibonacci Café, named in honor of the Fibonacci Sequence of numbers, this coffee and pastry shop is famous for their Gelaffles, and for their prices. A Gelaffle is a sandwich combination of a Belgium Waffle and Italian Gelato, topped with powdered sugar, and coming in a variety of waffle/gelato combos.

But, if you’re in the mood for something more nourishing to eat, then why not try the Villa Scoperta counter-service restaurant. Held next door to Fibonacci, right along the waterfront, this place offers various things to fill you with enough energy to explore Port Disney. Expect such things as pizza, pasta, signature burgers, salads and fruit.


Although all these things about Novus Harbor are incredible, perhaps the aspect that is the most special is that of Professore Conoscenza’s library, Biblioteca Novus. A mighty abode, inspired by the Great Royal Library of Alexandria, burned by the armies of Julius Caesar in 48 BC, this massive marvel of historical and educational significance, Bibliotheca Novus (named for Novus Harbor) feels as if it would stand in the Times of gladiators and gods despite having been constructed only in the 1500. Within these walls, you can set forth into the world of myth and legend, as only Disney can do it! Using state-of-the-art animatronics, elaborate show scenes and the classic Omnimover technology, Biblioteca Novus is a classic Disney dark ride reborn for a new era.

Situated nearby the Biblioteca is the Explorer’s Workshop, the main center-of-operation for American S.E.A. member Joseph Davis and place for all members of S.E.A. to get inventive! In this interactive walk-through, we can make our own experiments and interact with bizarre, Steampunk-esque machines. There are major rooms in the workshop. For example, in Camellia Falco’s room, you can help her design flying machines, and even make a miniature one to take home! In Vincenzo’s room, you can customize your own maps of the world...and maybe even make your own island! In Eureka’s room, the spirit of new ideas is brought to life as you can put down on paper your own ideas for just about anything!

Novus Harbor is situated around Lake Buena Vista, a lake with riverways leading out towards the other ports of call here at Port Disney. All views of the lagoon offer dramatic views of Mt. Prometheus, the park’s central icon -- a huge volcano stretching as high as the clouds. Every so often, a burst of lava belches forth from the mountain, casting all eyes towards it. It is here along the edge of the river that you can meet some beloved Disney characters -- namely, Mickey and the gang dressed up in their Renaissance finest.


In the center of Novus Harbor, the pathway juts out towards Lake Buena Vista, marking the home of the Astronomer’s Lounge, the headquarters of prominent S.E.A. member Stella Vedere. Stella is an incredible astronomer -- her love of space is practically in her blood! After all, her name a rough translation from Italian for “I see stars.” Kong Jian, another pioneering S.E.A. member hailing from China, was the love of her life and her partner in research. Stella and Kong worked together to create the first rocket ship in 1556, which Kong piloted, becoming the first astronaut. Unfortunately, an accident happened and now he is lost out in space. So, Stella charts the stars not just for the thrill of discovery, but in hopes of finding a way to rescue her lost love. To help with her research, Stella came to Novus Harbor to work alongside some of the brightest minds and best adventurers in the world. One of the first members of S.E.A., she helped form the organization as a way to gather exceptional people with a similar thirst for knowledge and discovery together.

Now, she invites guests into her observatory to share in delicious food and to come together for lively discussion. Her hope is to inspire others to always reach for the stars and to never give up on love! Stella can often be found in person doing research and greeting guests in the Astronomer’s Lounge! There are three themed dining rooms in the Astronomer’s Lounge. The Research Room is full of Stella’s work charting the stars and the Renaissance era tools she uses to do it. The Prototype Room is full of models and test versions of Kong’s rocket and Stella’s attempts to build ones that could be used to find him. Lastly, the largest dining room is the Starlight Room. A real working planetarium where guests can dine among the cosmos! Wherever you’re seated, it is sure to be amazing! And what's on the menu? Honoring both Stella and Kong, the menu is a mix of Italian and Chinese dishes, with enough distinct foods to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters.


By day, the visage of the Port Disney Tramp Steamer Line fills Lake Buena Vista with motion and activity, escorting guests to Agrabah and Avengers Seabase. But by night, the lagoon is transformed into a living collage of imagination and wonder in a fantastic World of Color. An unforgettable tapestry of color, magic and imagination, World of Color is in tribute to the beloved animation and spirit of the Disney Studio. The romance, friendship and music of the past celebrate the nostalgia and magic of this nighttime extravaganza. As the show’s extraordinary elements are woven into a kaleidoscope of imagination, the spectacle sweeps the surface of Lake Buena Vista.

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At long last, our trip through Port Disney has begun! I was inspired by the Novus Harbor concept that I helped create for The Sorcerer's Apprentice: ENDGAME, so credit goes out to those I created the land with: @PerGronStudio, @Disney Dad 3000, @Pi on my Cake, @spacemt354, @Evilgidgit and @Brer Oswald. Also, part of my introduction to this land was inspired by @D Hulk's introduction to DisneySky, so credit to him on that! In addition, I also included a line from DisneySky's dedication into Port Disney's dedication, as a nod to his park, which served as a huge inspiration for Port Disney. Once again, credit on that count goes to D Hulk!

The next post will be out on Friday, and therein, we'll explore the next realm of Port Disney. See you then!
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Seeing how successful Tokyo DisneySea was, and seeing its fanbase grow in America, it wasn’t long at all before Disney announced they’d bring something similar to it stateside. Sure, a few rides from the park were added stateside -- for example, StormRider and Sindbad at EPCOT -- but not a whole park inspired by it. At the 2017 D23 Expo, it was announced that Port Disney would become the fifth park of Walt Disney World, opening as part of the resort’s 50th Anniversary Celebration.

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And neither will this.
I just re-edited the post so the attachment clearly shows. However, the Aquasphere picture shows up perfectly on my laptop computer. Maybe it's just the browser or device you're viewing things on? I honestly don't know.

Also, I forgot to mention one other thing in the credits. I went back to include that, as well. If you missed it, it is this: "In addition, I also included a line from DisneySky's dedication into Port Disney's dedication, as a nod to his park, which served as a huge inspiration for Port Disney. Once again, credit on that count goes to @D Hulk !"


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And now, let us explore the next land of Port Disney.

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Pirates’ Cove


As we travel west from Novus Harbor, we begin to spot the skeletal remnants of former pirates among the reeds and brambles, many having fallen just short of their earthly duties. A captain, by the look of his decayed uniform, stands impaled against a palm tree, a cutlass run through his chest. In his tri-cornered hat, a seagull sits, having made its nest within the hat. The half-submerged crow’s nest of a since-sunken galleon plays home to yet another deceased buccaneer, still gazing at passers-by with his rusted telescope.

Ocean bluffs and crooked palms cast their shadow upon the ruddy wreckage of many an unfortunate vessel, their tattered flags and sails still swaying in the coolness of an ocean breeze. Amid the tropics, shipwrecks, waterfalls, palms and jagged rocks of this foreboding oceanfront, the structural remnants of a former colony preside along the edge of a storied lagoon; ancient, well-worn, forgotten by time. The battle-scarred La Fortaleza (that’s Spanish for “The Fortress”) towers above the shoreline, a once-empowered stronghold meant to protect the once-thriving seaport from unwanted visitors. Unlike Castillo del Morro back in Adventureland, which still stands pristine, the efforts of La Fortaleza were proven futile; the iconic skull and crossbones of the Jolly Roger fly proudly from the highest tower.

Entering thru a secret entrance in the fort’s armory - crafted in the shape of a large cannonball - we find ourselves meandering thru the gloom and mystery of La Fortaleza’s dark dungeons and arsenals, frozen in time, left as they were in the fort’s prime. A crumbling passage leads our path into a Blue Lagoon at twilight, where we hop aboard a cargo ship for an unforgettable voyage…


Alongside Captain Jack Sparrow, the most charismatic rogue to ever sail the West Indies, we embark on a voyage on, over, and under the deep blue in Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken Treasure. In this epic attraction straight from Shanghai Disneyland, we set sail for glory and adventure. In search of Davy Jones’ sunken plunder, we cross paths with mermaids, pirates and the monstrous Kraken, stirring into a climactic duel between Sparrow and Jones aboard the wreckage of the Flying Dutchman. But beware, as you may know, “dead men tell no tales…” Given that Pirates of the Caribbean at the Magic Kingdom is, for the most part, the classic ride we all know and love (as stated earlier, Sparrow is not added into the original ride here), and Battle for the Sunken Treasure is based solely on the hit movie series, it’s safe to say that both can co-exist here at Walt Disney World.


The Blue Lagoon Restaurant lays cast beneath the stars, adjacent to the calm waters of a twilit lagoon. Seafood and steak is what’s for dinner at this quaint veranda tucked along the shores of the Caribbean Sea. Having once been owned by Edward “Blackbeard” Teach, we dine at candlelit tables under colorful strings of lanterns and tattered flags, soothing waves crashing against the sandy shore. The soothing rustle of the wind, the symphonic murmur of exotic birds, and the light of a pale moon set our stage for a luxurious meal fit for the finest captain, inspired by the Blue Bayou of Disneyland’s own Pirates of the Caribbean.

Upon disembarking from our own battle for sunken treasure, we take a detour through Pieces of Eight, where storefront windows display glittering jewels, treasure chests, gold doubloons and grinning skulls. Inside: a plethora of pirate loot - toy rifles, fool’s coins and gems, plastic swords, hook-for-hand replacements, miniature telescopes, eye patches and more.


As we depart from the hallowed halls and remains of La Fortaleza, our travels bring us to what remains of this former seaport, past a collapsed structure or two, and into a dockside collection of shops, merchant stalls, and converted storehouses, filled to overflowing with imported goods - stolen or otherwise - from around the world, starting with the glistening House of Treasure. Tortuga Tavern recalls the drama and excitement of an authentic pirate’s tavern, complete with crooked card games, mountains of rum, and the orange light of flickering lanterns. Tortuga Tavern is our one-stop shop for hot dogs, short ribs and the almighty turkey leg of Disney lore. The friendly folks at Honest Marooned Pete’s welcome us to a remote soft serve yogurt, ice cream, juice and smoothie stand owned and operated by Honest Marooned Pete, a bearded fellow long-since trapped on the island after a seabound gambling crusade went horribly wrong. The stand is even set up in the hull of his overturned rowboat! Honest Marooned Pete himself never makes an appearance in the flesh, but his hand-drawn image appears on many of the crude posters advertising his “honest deals.”


The Black Pearl, Captain Jack Sparrow’s famous ship, sits proudly on the dark surface of the lagoon. An appropriate bridge connects the mainland to the infamous vessel, allowing us to explore the inner and outer sanctums of Jack Sparrow’s beloved ship. There’s all sorts of wonderful treasures stowed away aboard the vessel -- hidden artifacts, treasure maps, cursed medallions and even the Dead Man’s Chest! Interactive elements are naturally in great supply, including but not limited to an animatronic Jack the Monkey and a rum cellar that has been recently emptied...sigh...why is the rum always gone? On the deck, guests can witness real pirates doing their daily chores of pillaging and plundering, and they can use real telescopes to scout out the secrets of Pirates’ Cove and use the interactive water features to blast away their onlookers, particularly those passing by on the Port Disney Tramp Steamer. Familiar faces from the Pirates of the Caribbean series -- Jack Sparrow, Will Turner, Elizabeth Swann, Hector Barbossa, Joshamee Gibbs, Pintel and Ragetti, Angelica, Tia Dalma and Davy Jones -- can often be found on the deck of the Black Pearl, or wandering through Pirates’ Cove.

But that’s not all -- Every day, the Black Pearl takes part in Pirates of the Caribbean: Eye of the Storm, an epic stunt show spectacular inspired by the popular film series that was created by S.W. Wilson for his Hong Kong DisneySea concept. Along the bays of Pirate’s Cove, framed by Mt. Prometheus, an outdoor amphitheater is set up, not only so guests can watch this show during the day, but also so they can watch World of Color at night. That’s right, in addition to the main show in Novus Harbor, secondary water screens are set up facing Pirates’ Cove and Kingdom by the Sea, creating a show that fully engulfs Port Disney.

Anyway, getting back to Eye of the Storm, this is a show taking various elements from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and combining them into one epic battle at sea. There’s cannons firing off the dueling ships, there’s fire and explosions, there’s a whirlpool, there’s even a giant animatronic Kraken that emerges from the waterways! And of course, all your favorite characters are represented here, fighting off against more villainous pirates and well as the forces of the Royal Navy.


A rocky wall, part of the mighty Mt. Prometheus, separates Pirates’ Cove from the next land of Port Disney, hiding a backstage service road that guests pass under. Built into this rocky wall, on a separate patch of land from the rest of Port Royal, is another S.W. Wilson concept: Privateers. This simulator uses wrap-around screens and in-theater effects to make the guests feel as if they truly are careening on the waves, achieving things practical sets never could. Furthermore, two dueling theaters mean that guests can actively take part in a great sea battle, firing at the enemy ship, leading to randomized experiences depending on which ship emerges victorious. Plus, the storm sequence is one of the most technologically-advanced sequences ever produced for any Disney attraction!

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Avast! There be one more land of Port Disney behind us. Five more to go, and the next one is one of the most famous abandoned concepts ever devised for a Disney park.

I should point out that the main meat behind Pirates' Cove comes from the Uncharted Lagoon concept from @MANEATINGWREATH's Dream Disney Resort, so credit to him on that count!


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Discovery Bay here we come! (I hope)
Well, let's find out!

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Discovery Bay


In the 1970s, Walt Disney Imagineers officially announced a stunning new area to join Disneyland’s seven – an extension of Walt’s love of Americana and the impossible fantasy environments that only Disney’s Imagineers could create, Discovery Bay would’ve been the flagship land of Disney’s theme park empire. The gorgeous, thoughtful, brilliant concepts of Discovery Bay would’ve easily been one of the strongest lands at any Disney Park, even unto today. But Discovery Bay never opened...until now. When the time came to plan Port Disney, the Imagineers looked back upon Tony Baxter’s glorious concept, and decided to breath new life into it for Walt Disney World’s fifth gate.

Imagine ... what if the prospectors who found gold found themselves along the Golden Coast of California? Imagine, then, if those prospectors settled into San Francisco, right at the start of its economic boom – right as it became known as the “Paris of the West”? Imagine if they created in San Francisco an international coastal city for explorers, adventurers, thinkers, artists, and scientists – a golden, seaside port of crystalline towers, technology, cogs, hot air balloons, steel, gadgets, and wonder? Welcome to Discovery Bay.


The highly imaginative tale of Discovery Bay includes the legend of a young inventor, and founding S.E.A. member, named Jason Chandler, who lived in a town called International Village during the peak gold rush years in the Big Thunder region, circa 1849. According to the chronicles, “…the young inventor devised a drilling machine with the capability of boring into the very heart of Big Thunder Mountain. There, the veins of gold ran so deep, it was rumored they could produce a mother lode that would bring a man enough wealth to last a hundred lifetimes and more.

But a cave-in occurred on Big Thunder, burying 26 miners alive. They would have drawn their last breath then and there, had it not been for the inventor and his laughable drilling machine. He burrowed down into the Earth’s core, rescuing the miners from certain death. It should have been a moment of joy and celebration, but as the men scrambled to the arms of safety, a massive earthquake shook the ground and a cavernous maw opened up, swallowing the inventor and his machine whole. The miners, as well as the citizens of the village, struggled day and night against the mountain, trying to dig the young man from his living tomb. But they never saw him, or another nugget of gold, again. Big Thunder had taken its vengeance not only on the miners, but on their wealth as well. The mountain had gone bust, and it became just a matter of time before only ghosts resided there.”

Unknown to everyone else, Jason Chandler survived the incident but knowing the wealth of gold could easily be abused, chose to use the gold to fund research for any inventor whose odd ideas had been turned down by everyone else. He established a new home on the California coast near San Francisco called Discovery Bay. There, he found a mighty volcano resting on an island. This was Mt. Prometheus, a place rumored to carry many beautiful and valuable crystals ... but also a mysterious being that guarded the volcano and was hostile towards those who would seek to rob it of its riches. Utilizing his patented drilling machine, Jason tried to excavate and explore the mighty volcano, and narrowly avoided the being. Like he did on Big Thunder, he lived to tell the tale, but he has encouraged those who would dare try to explore the volcano themselves to beware…


Discovery Bay is a seamless combination of fantasy, history, magic, and science fiction, a lasting tribute and testament to the age of inventors, dreamers, and philosophers. Despite the evident setting of Gold Rush-era San Francisco, the overall “copper” feel of the Bay hints at an unreal time when the past, future, and present coexist side-by-side, each unable to pinpoint which one is different from the other. This is a realm in which the likes of Jules Verne or H.G. Wells would like to call home. Our time in Discovery Bay begins along the waterways of Port Disney. The streams leading out from Lake Buena Vista have formed the bay area. From beyond the rockwork separating the Bay from the front half of the park, a path leads across a wooden path towards Discovery Bay. Along a rocky outcropping, Discovery Lighthouse is the first thing to greet us as we step towards the water's edge, a twisted, steampunk structure beckoning us towards the bay from all points of the city. In front of it sits a statue of two children reaching up towards the uncarried heavens, determined looks on their faces. On a plaque, the following phrase is engraved: “All that is within the limit of possibility must be and will be accomplished.”

Nearby, Jason Chandler’s ship, the Spirit of Discovery, is docked at a port full of crates and nets (a cleverly disguised children’s play area) with a gang plank leading up to the ship’s deck for exploration. Given how small the waterway is -- only big enough for the Port Disney Tramp Steamers to pass through -- the Spirit of Discovery does not sail. It merely remains docked at the water’s edge.


Heading onwards, we find a miniature recreation of Chinatown, where Chinese immigrants of the era have set up shop in a small wharf-like setting. The Fireworks Factory, a themed-shooting gallery, allows us to take potshots at pinwheels and firecrackers, setting off a multitude of pyrotechnic gags and mishaps. The Lucky Fortune Cookery takes us on a tour of an authentic fortune cookie factory, allowing free samples and oddly enough, a window offering a wide variety of different items that utilize fortune cookies in their ingredients. Silk Road Traders, named in honor of the famed Marco Polo Expedition, sits nearby the Lucky Fortune. The wares and décor of a Chinese expedition are available for purchase: kimonos, masks, fans, and more. And despite being set in the American West, Mulan, Shang and Mushu have been known to frequent the small square of Chinatown, especially as we draw near the month of Chinese New Year. Lastly, the Confucius Tea House sits us in a Chinese restaurant with full table service, not to mention an animatronic performance by Confucius himself, as well as authentic Chinese acrobats, and a talking dragon whom parades around the dining room and enjoys “smoking” inside the restaurant through his nostrils. The bridge leading to Agrabah is found right next door from Chinatown.

Moving inland from the cultural Waterfront, the interior of Discovery Bay is lavishly decorated as an early Victorian high society port of elaborate dance hall exteriors, plush chaise lounges, crystal chandeliers, and more, all disguising actual merchandise locations selling artisan crafts, scientific supplies and scale model figurines of Disneyland attractions.

Housed within a bizarre-looking exhibition hall is Professor Marvel’s Gallery of Wonders. This one-of-a-kind attraction is featured in a revolving theater (similar to the Carousel of Progress) and stars an inventor and explorer named Professor Marvel who introduces his menagerie of unbelievable animals, experiments, and inventions during the musical journey. Perhaps his most astounding find was his pet dragon, which faithfully sits on his shoulder as he recounts the magical journeys he’s had.


Just outside of town along a grassy hill stands the Western Balloon Ascent, a Skyway style attraction with guests suspended below hot air balloons to lift up and over Discovery Bay for flights to Kingdom by the Sea and Novus Harbor and back again. The Western Balloon Ascent is another one of Professor Marvel’s inventions, and he is more than happy to share it with you. In fact, you can often see Professor Marvel himself strolling through Discovery Bay, as well as Jason Chandler. Speaking of which, Milo and Kida from the 2001 cult classic Atlantis: The Lost Empire often roam through the streets themselves, eager to meet guests.


On the other side of the street, right nearby the edge of Mount Prometheus, a massive zeppelin sits within an opened-garage facing the lagoon; this garage being Reichelt Hangar, named for Franz Reichelt, the ill-fated pioneer of the parachute. And this airship is none other than the majestic Hyperion, as seen in Disney’s 1974 sci-fi epic The Island at the Top of the World. It seems only fitting that Reichelt Hangar is home to not just Café Hyperion, a quick refreshment stop and coffee bar, but also one of the most popular attractions in the park: Island at the Top of the World. Hopping aboard the mighty Hyperion ourselves, the Aurora Borealis becomes guide to find the Polar Ice Cap in this mysterious E-ticket attraction. However, the journey is not always smooth sailing. Turbulent storms cause the dirigible to lower altitude, showcasing polar bears and migratory wales, which are followed into an delicate ice labyrinth where we are victim to a killer whale attack. In a desperate bid to escape, the Hyperion crashes through the ice and into the lost island of Astrigard, with mystical creatures and culminating into a violent Arctic storm finale and quick journey back to Discovery Bay.


Visibly docked near Reichelt Hangar is an all-too-familiar sight: the parked Nautilus, the mighty submarine of Captain Nemo from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Back when Jason Chandler first founded the place, one of his first adventures there was a meeting with Ned Land to locate and salvage the Nautilus from its watery grave. A quick step inside takes us below the surface and into the Mystery of the Nautilus, a walkthrough of Nemo’s stronghold that ends in an unfortunate encounter with the legendary giant squid. Plans found within the Nautilus reveal that Nemo is responsible for much of Discovery Bay’s futuristic ideals and technology, seamlessly intertwining California’s rich history with the fanciful works of Jules Verne.


Also found on-board the Nautilus is the Grand Salon, offering 5-star meals amid the beauty of the ocean. The Grand Salon is a lavish dining experience quite unlike any other in Port Disney. Windows look to the vast world beneath the surface, with schools of fish, coral reefs, medieval shipwrecks, and the ominous silhouette of a giant squid lurking in the aquatic world beyond…

Heading northeast from Discovery Lighthouse takes us towards the northernmost reaches of the park, as well as the rocky entrance to Mt. Prometheus. A collection of shops and eateries line our path in Discovery Lane, a small marketplace of unique trinkets and baubles, as well as baked goods, Discovery Bay-unique dishes, and candy; lots and lots of candy. The window displays lining the Fisherman’s Wharf-esque shops are rather odd and reminiscent of the long-lost vision of the future as presented by many a 19th century futurist. Many of the buildings themselves appear to be covered in Captain Nemo-designed inventions and machinery, all working in strenuous harmony for the good of the city. Francisco Tonsorial Parlour is an old-fashioned barbershop featuring straight razor shaves, soothing skin massages, and haircuts of great precision, all to the musical stylings of an unseen barbershop quartet. K.A. Bhume’s TNT & Joke Shop sits next door. K.A. Bhume, a wealthy entrepreneur and award-winning big game hunter (primitive photographs demonstrate his travels in Adventureland’s Forgotten Kingdom) operates his shop with great pride, selling inventory of a wacky variety; false limbs, fake animal trophies, pop-guns, gag gifts, chattering teeth, ventriloquist dummies, etc. Harbormaster’s Grill is a simple quick service station over glacial docks. Basic, comforting seafood options include fish ‘n’ chips, clam chowder, and Maine lobster. Diners may either eat near water’s edge, or retire to a boathouse loaded with artifacts from past explorations.


Nestled within the rolling hills of the Western Balloon Ascent is a dense forest of Northern California inspiration, a la Yosemite National Park or the Redwoods. The waters of the bay drift past our path, quietly seeping into the heart of the unknown. At first glance, the forest appears harmless, but a quick listen proves otherwise...some unnatural beast has unleashed an unheard of, almost primeval shriek. This forest is none other than the home of Voyage to the Lost World, a trip into a forested realm inhabited by, you guessed it: dinosaurs. On this unique, and sometimes frightening, adventure, we are practically on our own as we venture through this fantastic world untouched by mankind where the fearsome Tyrannosaurus Rex and majestic Brachiosaurus all live in relative peace among their fellow dinosaurians. It isn’t until we show up that things go awry, much to our dismay. Much of the attraction is inspired by Fantasia’s infamous “Rite of Spring” segment as well as Ford’s Magic Skyway of the 1964-1965 World’s Fair, the Primeval World diorama of the Disneyland Railroad and the former dinosaur scene from the Universe of Energy at EPCOT, while the storyline and concept are loosely inspired by the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. You can bet that a climactic drop involving never-ending combat between a certain T-Rex and Stegosaurus is in order.


Docked at the northernmost edges of Discovery Bay is the Spark Gap Loop, a pretty-intense-by-Disney-standards coaster, which involves a roller coaster car being drawn up a spiral lift hill “via magnetism” before a “reversed magnetic polarity” sent it freefalling backwards down a new path through a corkscrew and through quite a few loops.


Well, we’ve walked around it too much. There's no sense in avoiding it anymore... Let us explore Mount Prometheus, the biggest, tallest, hottest volcano in this fictional representation of Northern California. Steam vents and volcanic rocks litter the surrounding shores, hinting at volcanic activity not-so-deep beneath the earth. Pines and redwoods that have since been burnt to a crisp still stand among the muddy walkways, complementing the primeval volcano that occasionally erupts in a flurry of pyrotechnics and smoke. Stepping inside the volcano area, there is a restless energy all around you. Mount Prometheus is almost an entire sub-land dedicated to the writings and imagination of Jules Verne. Once inside Jason Chandler’s base camp, we discover a rocky oceanfront looking to the waters of a bubbling, primordial lagoon. Steam can be seen escaping from cracks in the side of the volcano. The landscape is rocky and devoid of plant life. There is a turbulent waterway which occupies the center of the area, and geysers shoot up dozens of feet in the air.


If you dare wish to explore the inner sanctums of the volcano, you can surely do so by taking a Journey to the Center of the Earth. Based on the Jules Verne novel of the same name, Journey to the Center of the Earth takes you on a winding trip down to the earth’s core. Along the way you will encounter crystal caverns, strange creatures, and a variety of special effects that make this attraction one incredible feast for the eyes. Often breathtaking, sometimes scary, you could ride this attraction dozens of times and still not see everything. We dig deeper and deeper into the earth through Mount Prometheus, wheeling through crystal caves, past strange alien-like creatures, beside underground waterfalls and thunderstorms, underneath giant mushrooms, and nearly everything fantastical one can imagine would reside beneath the surface. Unfortunately, the fantastic journey ends when we unintentionally enter the nest of a hideous lava monster who initiates the eruption of the mighty volcano that sends us whisking up and down the side of Mount Prometheus in a thrilling finale rivaling that of all other thrill rides in the park. Journey to the Center of the Earth is one of the few clones from Tokyo DisneySea, and for good reason. This ride was too good not to leave out of the Port Disney experience.


But that’s not the only thrilling adventure we can have here in Mount Prometheus. Heading down a spiral staircase into the lagoon of this base camp, we enter an underground docking area, readied to board our very own miniature submarine. quipped with flashlight-like inventions of Captain Nemo, we dive fathoms below to investigate an underwater volcano, only to sail thru a graveyard of lost ships, have a chance encounter with a giant squid, and ultimately experience a run-in with a googly-eyed sea serpent amid the benevolent humanoids in the lost continent of Atlantis. These fish-like sentients help us make an emergency return to the surface when all seems lost. Needless to say, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is quite a unique attraction. Yet another lift from Tokyo DisneySea, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is set in a “dry-for-wet” environment, meaning all the undersea locations and creatures are held in a dry show building; the submarine portholes are double-paned, filled with liquid. Bubbles are blown into the liquid to simulate the illusion of a deep-sea descent.


Built into the side of the Mount Prometheus volcano, the inside of the Vulcania Restaurant is made up to look like a geothermal power station. The inside walls appear to be carved from lava rock, and the effects are very convincing. The food here is in the buffeteria style, and features plenty of variety for whatever tastes you may have. A retro-futuristic steel structure with glass pane walls, Nautilus Gifts looks bigger on the outside than it is on the inside. Here, you'll find some unique souvenirs and collectibles. Many fit the theme of Discovery Bay, but you will also find some non-Disney, science fiction, and nautically-related items as well. There is some neat stuff here that you won't find elsewhere in the park.

Not all of Discovery Bay features the likeliness of inventors and gold miners. In fact, the Teddy Roosevelt Lounge, located under the shadow of Mount Prometheus, stands for another great factor of the 19th century: adventure. Trophy heads and woodcrafted animals decorate the lavish grill and bar, all the while a series of large windows provide majestic views of the prehistoric volcano. Another great explorer finds representation in the form of James Cook’s, the man responsible for making contact with Hawai’i, Australia, New Zealand, and many other islands across the Atlantic and Pacific. James Cook’s, held within a combination of an old British galleon and retro-futuristic escape pod, sells science fiction and vintage explorer-related merchandise, as well as items unique to the Discovery Bay area.

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And there we have Discovery Bay! I hope I did justice to Tony Baxter's glorious original concept. And by the way, I must say that my biggest inspiration apart from the original Baxter concept was @MANEATINGWREATH's own concept for Discovery Bay from his 2016 Dream Disney Resort thread.

So, this was quite a hefty post. I was meaning to get it out yesterday, but time slipped away from me. I think the next post will come out on Sunday, and in that post, we'll explore Agrabah!


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Having journeyed westward from Discovery Bay, tall palms and dense foliage provide ample shade from the blistering sun. The path leads into a sand-swept landscape straight out of A Thousand and One Nights. Crumbling ruins and the remnants of a long-departed caravan scar the rugged trail. In the distance, we hear the music of Arabian minstrels, the chatter of bartering merchants, and the howl of a distant sandstorm. Beyond the tall entrance gate of a wall that seemingly surrounds the whole city, ornate domes and lavish architecture built from sand, mud and ancient bricks further complement the appearance of hand-painted mosaics, trickling fountains and ominous statues. We have just entered a Middle Eastern bazaar, teeming with mystery, fantasy and history. This is Agrabah, the home of Aladdin.


Before us resides a mysterious labyrinth of lavish squares, weathered facades, winding alleys, and lush gardens, where oriental merchants sell their exotic goods from the relative comfort of their shops and stalls. The seductive but haunting music of the pan flute fills the air, a throwback to the adventures of Ali Baba and Aladdin, or an unnerving excursion through the forgotten tombs and pyramids of Egypt. Brass lanterns and colorful canopies welcome us to the expansive Agrabah Marketplace. Throughout the bazaar, a series of thematic boutiques compose a marketplace of old, straight from the reels of Aladdin.

Treasures of Scheherazade is the first boutique, said to have once belonged to Scheherazade, the narrator of 1,001 Arabian Nights. While mosaics found throughout the boutique recall the many tales of Scheherazade, the teetering shelves appear overstocked with oriental rugs, sconces, dresses of Egyptian cotton, belts, bags of scented Moroccan leather, and jewelry of the Far East. Agrabah Delights, the adjacent boutique is more of a sweets shop than anything, selling peppermint tea, fresh fruits, odd candies and other treats of the Middle East, China, Greece and Africa. In a manner most...er...reptilian, Queen of the Serpents, named for the mysterious snake-woman of Scheherazade’s tales, provides a wide array of jewelry cases, Indian tablecloths, trinkets, wood-carvings, jade ornaments, and perfumes from the bazaars of Egypt. Also within this marketplace is a prominent restaurant. Bengal Barbecue, represented by Rajah, Princess Jasmine’s faithful pet tiger, delves in the “art” of skewers; sweet or spicy beef, chicken, bacon-wrapped asparagus, or fresh vegetables.

In the center of the marketplace square is the Caravan Carousel, a double-decker carousel inspired by the caravan “Prince Ali” arrived with. In addition to the usual horses, you can ride on the backs of the likes of golden camels, purple peacocks, gorillas, cheetahs, goats, monkeys, elephants (including one that resembles Abu), llamas, bears, lions, birds that warble on key...heck, you can even ride on Genie-back, or on Iago-back if you’re so inclined!


The busy marketplace square is also home to The Magic Lamp Theater, a unique combination of live stage show and 3D movie. In this show, we meet the conceited magician, Shaban, and his long-suffering assistant, Aseem. Long ago, long before Aladdin found the lamp, Shaban, wanting to become “the world’s biggest magician” used his three wishes to achieve the fame he so desperately wanted. But when audiences proved they loved Genie more than Shaban, the egotistical magician locked the lamp away. Aseem, sick of being mistreated, decides to take action during a show, and what happens next...well, it’s quite a surprise, that’s for sure!

At the farthest end of this marketplace is none other than the Sultan’s Palace. Just like the Beast’s Castle at the Magic Kingdom, the Sultan’s Palace is fully explorable, and it is home to quite a few experiences. First is The Oasis, a lavish dining hall held within the ornate interior of the Sultan’s Palace. Savory cuisine and spritely belly dancing provide a “taste of Arabia,” with such entrees as roast lamb, shish kebab, couscous, hummus, and brochette of chicken.


But second, and perhaps more prominent, is Arabian Nights, a new E-ticket ride based on the story of Aladdin. This attraction finally brings to life an idea long-gestating at Walt Disney Imagineering. Originally, the ride system used for Soarin’ was going to be used for an Aladdin ride, with the ride vehicles being designed to look like magic carpets. In fact, the backgrounds during the “Whole New World” sequence in Mickey’s PhilharMagic started out as test footage for this concept! With the addition of Agrabah at Port Disney, this idea can finally become a reality.

On Arabian Nights, we hop aboard a magic carpet of our own and join Aladdin and Jasmine for a ride over Agrabah. Alas, it’s not as smooth sailing as the famous flight they took. You see, the Genie -- free as a bird -- went back to the Cave of Wonders to retrieve a few things he left behind, and he got stuck inside! So, we zip and zoom through Agrabah (and a few other places, too), and attempt to seek out the Cave and free the Genie. Of course, complicating things is that Iago was able to flee from Jafar’s lamp, and is trying to prevent us from reaching it…


Ah, but the carpets of Arabian Nights aren’t the only carpets around here. In the shadow of the Sultan’s Palace, in an oasis bridging the Palace and the Marketplace, are The Magic Carpets of Aladdin. Here we climb aboard a colorful, 4-person carpet with the assistance of an unseen Genie. As we soar above the lush flora and weathered walls of the Agrabah Marketplace, we recall the beauty and romance of “A Whole New World”. Naturally, an unruly golden camel has set up shop outside the attraction, often dousing passengers with spit mid-flight.

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What did you think of Agrabah, everybody? With Agrabah down, we are entirely finished with the western half of Port Disney. We have only the eastern part left to explore, with three more ports of call to call upon.

I should point out that the Agrabah Marketplace and The Oasis, like Pirates' Cove, came from @MANEATINGWREATH's 2016 Dream Resort thread. Likewise, the story of Arabian Nights was inspired by the former Aladdin's Magic Carpet Ride at DisneyQuest. I just thought it was too good not to utilize on a grander scale.


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I was meaning to get this up yesterday, but time was not on my side. Thus, here we go...

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Avengers Seabase


As stated earlier, in this universe where Mirror Walt Disney World is set, even Universal Orlando Resort is affected! At Mirror Universal Orlando, Islands of Adventure opens not with Marvel, but with DC, as was originally planned back when the park was called “Universal’s Cartoon World”. Thus, when Disney bought Marvel in 2009, there were no disputes between the frenemy theme park companies to worry about. Naturally, once the Marvel Cinematic Universe started kicking into high gear in the late 2010s, one would assume it would be brought to life at the theme parks. But where? Well, come 2016, Disney’s Hollywoodland was starting to get all its spaces filled up by the likes of Galaxy’s Edge, Toy Story Land, the Hinterlands and Middle Earth; the Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom were likewise out of the question, and in 2017, it was officially announced that the Guardians of the Galaxy were set to bring Xandar to EPCOT -- but apart from that, there were no other places to go...until the day Port Disney was announced.

The sensation of entering Avengers Seabase is comparable to entering the reels of the Marvel Cinematic Universe; better yet, the panels of a vibrant comic-book. Futurist architecture inspires this fantastical realm, where it seems likely that at any given moment, Spider-Man or Captain America are bound to come running - or swinging - in to save the day. Avengers Seabase, like Avengers Campus at Disneyland, brings guests into an alternate universe in the MCU where Thanos’ snap did not happen. With this in mind, the Avengers, realizing that even their own mighty numbers are not enough to stop Thanos, are recruiting common folk like us to become superheroes ourselves and join the cause to stop the Mad Titan once and for all. Avengers Tower II, an exact replica of the former Avengers headquarters, stands tall above this seabase.

Here, guests get to live out all their superhero dreams! They can interact with an ever-expanding, ever-rotating roster of heroes, or train to become a hero themselves. They can shrink down and explore the Quantum Realm, or encounter strange paranormal worlds with Doctor Strange. They can swing over Manhattan with Spider-Man, or join the Guardians of the Galaxy for an ‘80s-inspired dance party. Or, perhaps greatest of all, guests can enjoy the ultimate adventure and fight alongside all the Avengers in battle against Thanos, with Infinity Stones transporting them throughout known existence. In Avengers Seabase, the very nature of reality collapses and endless possibilities await!

Upon entering this seabase, one of the first things to come across is located on the border between Avengers Seabase and Discovery Bay. Here, Dr. Hank Pym has set up his testing facilities, basically forming the Seabase headquarters of Pym Technologies, and he’s inviting us in to showcase the technologies he’s developing to help aid in the fight against Thanos. Suddenly, the demonstration is interrupted by one of the most nefarious forces in the universe… no, not Thanos … Hydra. Not even the threat of a half-universal extinction will stop Hydra from trying to wreak havoc upon this planet while they still can! This time, Armin Zola has his eyes on the Data Core of Pym’s laboratory, where the Avengers have stored all their most precious information, information that can help the world … or destroy it. To get at it, Zola has unleashed Swarmbots, an army of miniature robots invisible to the naked eye. There’s only two heroes on the Seabase that can stop them…


In Ant-Man and the Wasp: Nano Battle!, Pym has us shrunken down to the size of Scott Lang and Hope van Dyne’s hero alter egos and sets us aboard a D/AGR, S.H.I.E.L.D.’s latest prototype combat vehicle, to stop the Swarmbots before Hydra triumphs. Each D/AGR is equipped with an EMP Blaster, which are used to destroy Swarmbots dead in their tracks. With your help, Ant-Man and the Wasp set out to stop Zola before he can achieve his evil deed.

The Pym Test Kitchen is also located within Pym’s laboratory. In this kitchen, Pym is testing out his growth technologies on food, thus allowing for unique, size-shifting meals. Imagine eating things like spaghetti with both big and little meatballs, Caesar salad with only one really big piece of lettuce, or a huge chicken sandwich on a teeny little bun. The subsequent Pym Tasting Lab is testing out Pym Particles on alcohol and cocktails. See if you can taste the difference!


But Pym isn’t the only one testing out the latest in the sciences … A giant, smashed hole in the building next door lets us know that Bruce Banner’s alter ego can’t be too far away. At this point in the MCU -- remember, this is a universe where Thanos’ snap doesn’t happen -- Dr. Banner is still trying to find a way to fuse the body and strength of the Incredible Hulk with the temperament and intelligence of Bruce Banner. His most recent attempt at trying to combine the two involves us. We are given the chance to meet, and interact with, the Hulk himself. And as for the experiment’s name? Hulk Speak: A Group Experiment.


Across the way from Pym Technologies is the Seabase Sanctum, the temporary residence of one Doctor Stephen Strange. Of course, the doctor is trying to use his magic to find new ways to defeat Thanos, and we are invited to come along for the ride, via a mind-bending Vekoma Mad House known only as Doctor Strange in the Sanctum of Insanity. In the words of the attraction’s creator, @D Hulk, “To say too much in advance about Doctor Strange in the Sanctum of Insanity would ruin the effect. It’s best to forget all you think you know, and experience it for yourself. All we’ll say for now is that a wild kaleidoscope of sensation awaits!”


Spider-Man Rocks is our chance to get the sensation of being one of the Marvel canon’s most famous heroes. From inside specially-made pods, Spider-Man Rocks is a high-intensity indoor roller coaster in the vein of Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, sending riders hurtling like superheroes over the nighttime rooftops of New York City, all set to a specially made rock soundtrack, including a rock version of the iconic Spider-Man theme song. The attraction utilizes B&M’s Flying Coaster model, complete with high speeds, long duration and three inversions, which promises to be Disney’s single most intense ride.

It seems only fitting that the Shawarma Palace be found within the same building complex as a Manhattan-set ride. Yes, the Avengers have set things up so that their favorite New York hotspot is available for us amateur heroes, as well.


And then, there is Avengers Tower II. Within the walls of this famous Marvel landmark, we find a variety of experiences. On the ground floor of the Tower is Avengers Academy, a spiritual successor to the Jedi Training Academy, where all hopeful heroes can train alongside the Avengers. It seems only fitting that the Hall of Armor take up residence next door, allowing children the chance to transform into their favorite hero or heroine.


With our training behind us, we are finally ready to check out Avengers Seabase’s biggest E-ticket. Beyond the rotunda of the Tower, we find the entrance to Avengers United. The way you could describe this could be as a “hybrid attraction”. You see, Avengers United uses the same modified Soarin’ system Flight of Passage uses in our current Walt Disney World; and it also uses the randomized simulator technology of Star Tours: The Adventures Continue. In this rousing 3D E-ticket simulator, we rotor through an interstellar Kree battle over the Seabase. Thanos, the Mad Titan himself, oversees from his hover-throne. With his Infinity Gauntlet, able to wield absolute power over all aspects of existence, Thanos banishes recruits on a randomized journey: to the original Battle of New York; alongside Captain America in WWII; into the cosmos with the Guardians of the Galaxy; in the Bifrost with Thor; shrunken in the Quantum Realm with Ant-Man; a trip through the Multiverse of Madness with Doctor Strange; defending Wakanda; fighting the Kree alongside Captain Marvel in 1995; et cetera! Finally all Avengers unite to thrillingly defeat Thanos!

Tower Gifts is the epicenter of all Marvel merchandise, gadgets and comic-books for available purchase.

Nearby Avengers Tower II, the S.H.I.E.L.D. H.Q.. is somewhat of a Marvel fan supercenter, with unique merchandise and rare comic-books. The H.Q. also offers us a glimpse at a large, revolving globe portraying the birthplace, origin and power of each recorded Avenger and villain. In this expansive museum and tribute to “Earth’s Greatest Heroes,” we discover one detailed exhibition after the next in honor of almost every hero in the Marvel Canon - Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, Black Panther, Scarlet Witch, Vision, Falcon, Ant-Man, Doctor Strange - everyone is here, even Deadpool.

Of course, Avengers Seabase is the place where we can meet some of our favorite heroes, including, but not limited to: Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Spider-Man, Captain America (both Steve Rogers and Sam Wilson), the Winter Soldier, Doctor Strange, Scarlet Witch, Vision, Black Panther, and Captain Marvel. Not only that, Star-Lord, Gamora and Groot pull meet ‘n’ greet double-duty between here and EPCOT.


In fact, throughout the day in Avengers Seabase, we can catch the latest showing of Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix LIVE! Tying in to Cosmic Rewind at EPCOT, the Xandarian Chamber Orchestra has come to the Seabase in the name of galactical peace to share their music. However, who should interrupt their concert but Star-Lord and Gamora, who help make their music more accessible to Terran ears. Audience participation and groovin’ are a must.

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What did you all think of Avengers Seabase? Wasn't it thrilling? I should point out that my biggest inspirations for this land were @MANEATINGWREATH's Marvel City from his Dream Resort thread, as well as @D Hulk's Avengers Airspace, both the original one (from which Avengers United and Spider-Man Rocks are from) and the new one (from which Hulk Speak and Doctor Strange in the Sanctum of Insanity are from), so credit to them on those counts!

In the next post, we go from a fictionalized, superhero NYC to the NYC of the Great Depression. See ya then!
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I'll just leave this here.
I realize now that I had forgot to mention a bit of timeframe in this opening. In Mirror WDW, the Queen of Hearts Banquet Hall opened in 1994. In fact, I intend to do a timeline just like @MANEATINGWREATH's Mirror Disneyland had, and in that timeline, I note that the Queen of Hearts Banquet Hall opened in Mirror WDW the same day Cosmic Ray's Starlight Café did in our real-life WDW. Back in that time, what we now call Tomorrowland Terrace was called the Plaza Pavilion, and what is now Cosmic Ray's was the Tomorrowland Terrace.

Therefore, I decided to use the original name to help establish a sense of timeframe. Since Cosmic Ray's gets a brand-new restaurant in-between Space Mountain and Carousel of Progress, he does not move into Tomorrowland Terrace. Besides, the Plaza Pavilion had already closed to make way for Walt's in this "timeline", anyway.


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Happy May Day, everyone! What better way to celebrate the start of a new month than with a new post? I'm quite excited about this one. Welcome to...

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New York Waterfront


Like its Tokyo counterpart, New York Waterfront brings to life New York City in the earlier 20th century...specifically, New York during the Roaring ‘20s. Ah, but it’s not just champagne and parties here. In New York Waterfront, the battle between justice and evil is never-ending, thrusting us into the fray and joining detectives and perpetrators, cops and robbers in an exciting (yet safe for families to enjoy) world where anything can happen!


The main entrance to this area of the park is from Avengers Seabase, with a replica of the Brooklyn Bridge connecting the two. Entering New York Waterfront, we are met with two unique places on either side of us. On our right is McDuck’s Department Store. Owned and operated by the one and only Scrooge McDuck, McDuck’s sells general merchandise, in addition to merchandise themed around DuckTales. Plus, unlike the Emporio, McDuck’s is two stories tall, thus allowing for more merchandise options! On our left is the New York Deli, an authentic replication of a ‘20s New York delicatessen. Expect to find classic deli fare on the menu -- Reubens, bagels, clubs, salads, soups, French dips, meat plates, cheese plates and a host of desserts. Off to the side of McDuck’s though, is the Delancey Catering hot-dog wagon, offering the finest dogs in all of Port Disney.


Next door to New York Deli is the Cole Porter Theatre, a grand venue designed in the styles of the grand theaters of New York. It offers comfortable seating in both orchestra and balcony sections -- a theater clearly designed for big, elaborate productions. And boy, does this theater go elaborate! In eternal celebration of the sweet sound of jazz, Big Band Beat features Mickey and the gang performing alongside a live big band and an ensemble of Broadway-worthy dancers as they perform some of the most famous jazz standards of all time. The likes of such prominent jazz composers as Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Louis Prima and Duke Ellington all get recognized here in this epic production, straight from Tokyo DisneySea. It seems only natural that the South Seas Club be found in the building right next door to Big Band Beat. This club, blending the one from The Rocketeer with something out of the Rainbow Room, offers classy eating and a dance floor, where you can dance to the sounds of a big band.


However, things aren’t so cheerful at what shares the South Seas’ building. On The Case of the Gilded Lilly, a two-way trackless ride system pits guests as either the undercover agents of hard-boiled detective Christopher Club or as members of the mob family of Club’s longtime foe, Marco “Shark” Fortunato. Here is the low-down, gumshoes: Club’s team is trying to stop the Fortunatos from their latest crime, stealing the famed Gilded Lilly (the pride and joy of the Copieux family, the richest family in town), and Fortunato’s team is trying to cover their tracks -- but who will prevail?


The Copieux Mansion itself is the creme de la creme of the New York Waterfront scene. And yes, it is fully explorable. Designed to perfectly mimic a 1920s New York mansion, this mansion allows you to meet the Copieux family.

  • Jeremiah Copieux, head of the family. A wealthy, but friendly, middle-aged man.
  • Melinda Copieux, Jeremiah’s wife. Good-natured, motherly.
  • Travis Copieux, eldest child of the Copieux family. An aspiring politician, he can be a bit brash, but his heart is often in the right place.
  • Amelia Copieux, the demure second child of the family. A debutante, she is often seen in her debutante ball gown, eager to tell of her experiences at the ball.
  • Steven Copieux, the youngest child. He is fresh out of high school, and is full of youthful energy. He is unsure as to what his life will be, so he often asks guests of their own experiences to get some inspiration.
  • Mabel Copieux, mother of Jeremiah and grandmother to Travis, Amelia and Steven. It’s clear that she is where Travis gets his brashness from, but again, she is also very sweet.
In addition to all this, the library of the Copieux mansion plays host to Whodunit?, a farcical comedy show playing off the tropes of the classic murder mystery genre. And that’s not all! True, you can meet Christopher Club, the Copieux family, and even the Fortunatos here at New York Waterfront, but that’s nothing compared to The Mean Streets, which brings the ongoing fight of Christopher Club and the Fortunato family to the streets, as Streetmosphere stunt performers get into stunningly realistic altercations right before our eyes.

Set right before the Copieux Mansion, in the center of New York Waterfront, is Battery Park, a replica of the New York City landmark. Amid the hectic nature of the city, it’s nice to unwind amid this place of beauty. Here in the park, we can take Big City Vehicles around the waterfront, dropping guests off at the entrances to Avengers Seabase and Kingdom by the Sea.

Ah, but there’s still one more thing to do here in New York Waterfront. Behold, the mighty S.S. Housatonic, sister ship to Tokyo DisneySea’s S.S. Columbia. Within this ship is Port Disney’s highest-class restaurant: the Housatonic Dining Room. This is to Port Disney what Cinderella’s Royal Table or Walt’s is to the Magic Kingdom; or what the Hollywood Brown Derby is to Disney’s Hollywoodland. We should feel as if we are on board a ship like the Titanic. Elegant Art Nouveau decor and atmosphere -- complete with a live piano player accompanying the meal -- compliment quality dishes: steak, seafood, salads, pasta and a wide array of tempting desserts. A nearby bar offers the finest liqueurs. Plus, every April 12, to commemorate the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, the Housatonic hosts a special dinner, wherein they serve the First Class dinner menu, an elaborate twelve-course meal!

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What do you think, everyone? This was a land that's rather near and dear to my heart; because this was mainly inspired by the "Mysteryland" concept I devised for the One Sentence Competition a few months ago. I thought a noir-esque take on NYC would be a good way to differentiate this land from its Tokyo counterpart.

I should point out, however, that the name "New York Waterfront" and the name of the ship, S.S. Housatonic, came from S.W. Wilson's "DisneySea Paris" concept ... which, in my humble opinion, should have been built instead of WDSP. But then again, as he pointed out, it would be kind of ridiculous to do a port-themed theme park so far away from an actual coast or ocean.

I think I'll save my next post for the 5th. In that post, we'll go through the final land of Port Disney, followed swiftly by the recap post. See you then!


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I realize now that I had forgot to mention a bit of timeframe in this opening. In Mirror WDW, the Queen of Hearts Banquet Hall opened in 1994. In fact, I intend to do a timeline just like @MANEATINGWREATH's Mirror Disneyland had, and in that timeline, I note that the Queen of Hearts Banquet Hall opened in Mirror WDW the same day Cosmic Ray's Starlight Café did in our real-life WDW. Back in that time, what we now call Tomorrowland Terrace was called the Plaza Pavilion, and what is now Cosmic Ray's was the Tomorrowland Terrace.

Therefore, I decided to use the original name to help establish a sense of timeframe. Since Cosmic Ray's gets a brand-new restaurant in-between Space Mountain and Carousel of Progress, he does not move into Tomorrowland Terrace. Besides, the Plaza Pavilion had already closed to make way for Walt's in this "timeline", anyway.

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