But take something like Disaster! from USF. Have makers come into certain roles, and let others be extras or viewers.
There's also an opportunity to advertise the parks over the internet - as you said with Universal-supplied apps. And it could work before you come to a park as well as after you leave.
A no brainer would seem to be setting up a weekend event for makers. Sounds like there are already events.
Just listen to what people are asking for. Find a need an fill it, like an entreprenuer. LOL.
Sure the movie theme park has/had the urge to learn you how a movie is made but it worn of. Not because it's not informative but a guest doesn't come back year after year to see how sound is put to a movie.That's why movie theme parks are more and more trying to let their guests experience the movie as they are there, if we are lucky (like at Universal) they tell us a new story or extend the story. Or if we are unlucky (like at Disney) we get the exact same story rehashed as a ride
I think there would be room for a boutique park where you can be an actor, stuntman, cameraman, etc and work on a movie clip together for a steep price with the real deal. But for anyone who had been in a movie they know that the real deal is so boring.
Groups are limited to 13 people and you won't see anything "made up" for the guests. Just a true behind-the-scene look at a REAL studio.
Big 3D monkeys and earthquakes are fun, but I'd rather walk on the sets of my favorite TV shows and films. Just sayin'
Therefore, I don't see how visitors making movies will be a theme park attraction. The movie studios have one advantage which is access to the best technology and talent. However, the studios theme park can at best create a canned experience. Everyone will have the same result.
Disney's attractions like animation and American Idol are fine if guests are into such things. I'm not one of them. I find them naseauting and boring. Sometimes, making movies is pure drudgery. Besides, we are already past the point where hand drawn animation is fascinating (bye cells). We are moving beyond digital animation. 3D has come and went. Singing contests have saturated the television market and the public no longer cares.
Come to think of it, how about the public create the best theme park attraction ever. I can think of Mystic Manor as the latest greatest!!!
I think that we still want passive experiences, as long as they are well crafted and immersive.