It has been a few years since that first ride and season that saw this competition born out of a love for the since closed attraction and movies in general. After that hiatus, and now with 2 hosts, we look forward to taking you on another Imagineering journey into the movies!
While Season 1 saw a heavy focus on Walt Disney World and bringing a host of unique ideas to the parks in the form of Progress City Resort, Dream Mountain, Henson’s Revue, Pankot Palace, The PeopleLodger, The Goblin Kingdom, and many more. Season 2 will take this show on the road. With various “filming locations” all over the globe, we’ll spend 1-2 weeks in each, exploring a variety of parks (don't worry, plenty of Disney stuff!) with locally filmed movies providing a backdrop and some inspiration for the challenges themselves.
As with Season 1, the competition will be a team-based affair from beginning to end. Studio versus Studio will battle it out in a whirlwind of a season’s long shooting schedule. Disney, Universal, coasters, dark rides, new parks, hotels and new adventures along the way highlight just a glimpse of what you can expect on this journey. There is a wide variety of challenges that will need each of you to showcase your expertise and passions at one point or another.
There are no planned eliminations for the entirety of the season. We want you to continue to grow, bond and build with your team/studio as the season goes on, and at the end, share in the successes. Speak up. Brainstorm. Share those ideas, no matter how good or bad you think they may be. Season 1 had a large number of blockbuster projects thanks to the willingness of the studios and participants to really go for it. Many of the best projects on this forum have come about not from the first idea, but that first idea that sparked another.
All that being said, the hosts may take into consideration possible one-off eliminations if deemed warranted due to lack of activity, communication or commitment to the team. We all have busy lives at one time or another, but do your best to be present, share your thoughts, and take on larger roles in projects as frequently as possible. If you need a break for a week, keep your team in the loop, stay connected, and finish strong the rest of the season as your team will need you to make it through up to the finale.
One of the unique features that will return from Season 1 is the scoring system. Instead of the standard winning/losing studio team each week, a designated point system rewards various components of the projects, similar to the awards given out by the Academy, SAG, etc. Points for Best Picture (Overall Project), Cinematography (Presentation) and Art Direction (original artwork, designs, logos, etc.) will be the core of the tally each week, with additional awards created for your unique talents that get brought to each project (Ex: @that90skid Best Music Award from Pankot Palace).
It’s entirely possible your studio will achieve a clean sweep of the awards in a given challenge, but Season 1 saw many weeks of mixed awards leading to a nailbiter of a points battle down to the final challenge. Best Picture will represent the best overall project for the week, but these additional awards are meant to highlight your achievements and contributions, and encourage you to bring those talents (old and new), to each filming location and scene throughout the season.
With all of that out of the way, thank you again for taking this journey with us. Enjoy the movies, the challenges, your teams and the Imagineering. We’ll see you at the movies!