President of Progress City
Because my team is busy with unexpected tasks team sea would like to use one of my vacation days
Really great concept this week. You integrated the concept right into Chinese culture and were able to make it into an intriguing storyline. The tale between the emperor and the sorcerer was perfect for a whodunit mystery like this, and leaving the killer up to us was a clever way to end it (though it was a bit of a cop-out for righting details for each character). Honestly, it was my preferred backstory this week. However, it wasn't my preferred execution. The art and images need to be more consistent. Going from pictures to one art style to another, less sleek art style just doesn't help make the presentation cohesive. Though, I do applaud the use of a regular post this week versus a website, which has become the new norm. There were some other weaknesses that really stood out to me as well. For one, the interview thing confused me. Why have an animatronic with a voice actor backstage when you could just have a live CM? And furthermore, I don't think people would thoroughly enjoy having to thoroughly interview people and take note. People like to have the story be unveiled in front of them, while also allowing them to think about it for themselves in the back of their minds. One scene you had included the Pepper's Ghost effect, which is completely impossible in this situation. Make sure you do some research when including things in your design. Overall, however, you guys had a real nice concept this week!Team Land- Challenge 8- A Haunting in Shanghai
This week, competitors are tasked with creating Shanghai Disneyland's version of the beloved Haunted Mansion. You aren't necessarily obligated to fit it into a currently planned land, but if you do put it in your own thought up land you should focus on details of this attraction and not the rest of the land. The twist this week is that this mysterious manor must be a walkthrough attraction. You should create an enthralling backstory and mystery that is solved by guests along with one or more assisting cast members throughout the house. I recommend a whodunit mystery. You should include intriguing fictional patrons as well as perfectly surprising endings...
The Cursed Palace
We now tell a tale of haunting proportions,
An ancient story of epic distortion.
So beware now that you have begun to read this,
If you turn back now, you receive a death kiss.
A long time ago in a great Chinese Kingdom,
An Emperor ruled who had some great wisdom.
He enforced brand new laws to help out the land,
But some townsfolk rebelled and they took a stand.
One of these rebels had powers of magic:
A Sorcerer, who used them for purposes tragic.
With a flip and a flash and a dash of the hand,
He hid his opinions and kept them all canned.
The evil sorcerer spied on the emperor
by getting a job and becoming a member
of the group of servants who work in the palace
And used his position for revenge fueled malice.
But this sorcerer does not look like himself,
disguised to look nothing but like someone else.
And with his dark magic the sorcerer put,
a curse on the castle; every inch, every foot.
This haunting curse brought spirits to the mansion,
and allowed the house to grow with massive expansion:
Hallways and stairs and doors that go nowhere,
as well as bad ghosts that fly through the air.
This horrible spell could not be reversed,
unless many things happened, but first...
The Sorcerer must be in the castle every minute,
or it is not possible for the emperor to win it.
Now this means that the curse is forever,
unless the spy leaves, but he won't, for he's clever.
So the only way to find out the true criminal,
is to catch him in the act, which would need a true miracle.
So that is where you, the guest, will come in,
for the emperor needs you, before hope grows thin.
This dangerous curse will now wear him out,
unless you solve this, I don't have a doubt.
Now good luck to you in this haunted place,
you will definitely need it, but pick up the pace.
Time's running out and we need you to hurry,
But the Sorcerer's lurking, so try not to worry.
The Cursed Palace is located in Fantasyland in Shanghai Disneyland Park. Just above is the story that this attraction follows, of an old Chinese Palace that has turned haunted. However, there are a lot of things that go into designing the specific scenes and making all of the special effects work. It is pretty frightening though, it is not recommended for young ones or those who get scared easily. Continue reading for this full description of the scenes.
The facade is the wonderful, fancy palace. What could make this place terrible?
The presentation this week was spectacular. The website design was sleek and easy to follow, and it included key design elements that added to the overall feel your concept put off. Your overall idea was wonderful as well, weaving the local culture into the already existing Haunted Mansion setup, allowing for a fitting attraction. The execution was nice as well, as the story was fun and included a variety of eerie locales. However, I do have a few questions that I didn't pick up on my read through of the website. Is the Ghost Host an animatronic, Cast Member, or projection? Or is it a combination of them all? It seems like a very advanced effect if so. Also, I was a tad confused with the whodunit aspect of your storyline. I 'm pretty sure it was the Ghost Host that was the criminal who was revealed at the end, but it didn't seem to have that big of a "reveal" moment. It just sort of pattered out to me. On the other hand, your show scenes sounded really fun and the art displaying them was beautiful and consistent. Lovely job overall!Challenge 8 - A Haunting in Shanghai
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The Haunted Tower
Nestled in between Shanghai Disneyland's Fantasyland and Adventureland lies an eerie surprise. A new take on the classic attraction of The Haunted Mansion.
The twist becomes of it being a Haunted Tower, hidden in a menacing, foggy forest with overgrown Chinese vegetation throughout, lies an Ancient Chinese Temple with it's impeding danger of The Haunted Tower, which the attraction is named after.
The Tower has been cursed for centuries. Every soul who has come is, has not come out. Which offers guests a chilling challenges: To solve the mystery of the missing while avoiding becoming one of the missing themselves…
Foolish Mortals who wish to Discover a Deadly Visual and Script Walkthrough of the Attraction may feel free to view our website.
Oh, and one more thing, Beware of Hitchhiking Ghosts. Our sprits in Shanghai have been dying to meet you.
Given as though Jdm is unavailable I feel as though it is my job to provide you with an answer, this by no means is final, but it is the most definite answer I can give you until Jdm returns. my first inclination would be say yes, but split it in half so an extra 12 hours are added on to the contest. This would make it due Thursday at 9AM EST. Given the strict schedule this would be the furthest I could see us stretch the contest. Hopefully that would give you all sometime to finish the project this week. Once jdm is back I'm sure he can provide you all with a much more definite answer.Can we use vacations with this challenge.
^What he said^ 12 hours would be best.Given as though Jdm is unavailable I feel as though it is my job to provide you with an answer, this by no means is final, but it is the most definite answer I can give you until Jdm returns. my first inclination would be say yes, but split it in half so an extra 12 hours are added on to the contest. This would make it due Thursday at 9AM EST. Given the strict schedule this would be the furthest I could see us stretch the contest. Hopefully that would give you all sometime to finish the project this week. Once jdm is back I'm sure he can provide you all with a much more definite answer.