Disneyland AustraliaWhat would make you visit a Disneyland Australia?
From Daniel SmithRumours of Disneyland Australia have been on the cards for many years now. My question to everyone is... what would make you come to Disneyland Australia?
Posted May 19, 2010 at 6:44 AM
Previous debates have included population numbers, location, etc. but there are other threads for those where you can talk about them. My question is what would have to be in a Down Under Disney park for you to make the trip here? Obviously an exact replica of another park would not be enticing enough to make you hop on that plane, so what would be?
Looking forward to hearing all your ideas!
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From David L.hmmm... this would have to be a relatively small park due to population but needs to be able to expand.
Posted May 19, 2010 at 11:43 AM
-similar to Magic Kingdom's in theme.
thats all i have time for now but i'll get the rest in later including the Wild West, Fantasyland, and 2075 and Counting.
From Tim WI like the australian additions to Adventureland, David. Yea, i as well believe this park needs to stand out from the others. It should have unique rides, but retain classics.
Posted May 19, 2010 at 2:16 PM
From David L.the Wild West:
Posted May 19, 2010 at 7:00 PM
-there would be a smaller version of the rivers of america
-one island would be tom sawyers island, The other would have a Pocahontas show and Indian villages
-a shoot em up attraction themed with a western style would be hosted in a small town with a bank
-Thunder Mountain would be more intense with a 50 mph launch
-A western bar would host a show and dinner
From pablo perezyou guys have amazing ideas, I agree that disney classics need to target a more mature audience too, regarding dark ride and more intense rides. Maybe a flight simulator like soaring with peter pan. Also in Australia a safari ride with all native animal species.
Posted February 1, 2011 at 12:56 PM
From Joseph CatlettI think one thing we may be missing here is the Australian experience, and by that I mean the cultural outlook held by the people of that continent. When a concept like Frontierland is bandied about for this park, we automatically think of the American Wild West, when in fact Australia had its own version of the Frontier experience. I think an Australian Disney park deserves its own identity apart from its theoretical American cousins.
Posted February 1, 2011 at 3:58 PM
From Tony DudaI was thinking the same thing. Australia has it's own wild west history and their Adventure land or Wild West land should center on that. I don't really want to go to Australia and see USA centric attractions. I do love the idea of combining Belle's Castle with the Tower of Terror. Hopefully, Australia doesn't have that 200 foot FAA limit on buildings that the USA has.
Posted February 1, 2011 at 5:51 PM
From Joseph CatlettExactly Tony. Unlike the Japanese who specifically requested an American style park because of the pop cultural fascination with the States, overseas Disney parks should incorporate the local culture. Euro Disneyland for example (can't bring myself to call it Disneyland Paris)styled their Tomorrowland as Discoveryland and focused heavily on the stories of European futurists like Jules Verne.
Posted February 1, 2011 at 6:17 PM
For Disney-Down Under, I say find out what the locals think of when you mention "the good old days" and use that for Main Street. What they think of when the concept of "adventure, exploration and the frontier pioneer spirit" and use that for Adventureland and Frontierland. Its really pretty simple and would go a long way to ingratiate themselves with the public and get the locals to support the park.
That being said, Australians currently get their Disney fixes at Disneyland and Tokyo Disney. Castmembers at those parks will tell you about the Aussie holiday crowds that swarm the place throughout the year. Nice folks, by the way.
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