Next Walt Disney: Challenge 2Walt Disney World: Contestants are challenged to design a shop this week.
From Andy MilioWell, we have finished Challenge 1 with some great ideas. Now it's time for Challenge 2: designing a shop for any of the Walt Disney parks or either of the Disneyland parks. You need to give descriptions of the shop (what it looks like, etc.), which park it is in, a few things it sells there, if it goes along with a ride (put which ride if so), and if it replaces another shop. I can't wait to see what great ideas we'll see this week. Remember, this challenge ends on January 28 and we ARE having elimination this time. For all you curious folk, here's our remaining schedule:
Posted January 18, 2011 at 10:02 AM
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From Tim WI'll be doing an Alice in Wonderland shop located near the Mad Tea Party
Posted January 18, 2011 at 3:37 PM
From Tim WI'll be doing an Alice in Wonderland shop located near the Mad Tea Party
Posted January 18, 2011 at 3:37 PM
From Andy Milio^Double post :D. Also, I claim a Toy Story Mania shop for Disney Hollywood Studios
Posted January 18, 2011 at 3:54 PM
From Tom RiggI will be doing a shop that focuses on the Disney view of tomorrow throughout the parks history. It will exist in two locations, but under the same name, similar to the way The Art of Disney exists in multiple places on property. One will be located in the current location of the gift shop you currently exit through from space mountain and the other will take the space on the second floor of the Imagination Pavilion that housed the original Image Works
Posted January 18, 2011 at 4:24 PM
From Joseph CatlettComing soon....THE STUDIO ARCHIVES. Locations: The Disney Studios at Walt Disney World Resort and Hollywood Pictures Backlot at Disney California Adventure. Details forthcoming....enjoy a piece of fruit while you wait.
Posted January 18, 2011 at 4:45 PM
From Anthony MurphyI will be doing a Haunted Mansion Shop for WDW!
Posted January 18, 2011 at 6:01 PM
From Tim W^Lol, I thought of the Haunted Mansion shop too.
Posted January 18, 2011 at 8:14 PM
From damond harrisNAME:unknown for now....
Posted January 18, 2011 at 9:27 PM
LOCATION: new area (if i make it to the final stage, you all will know more about this new area)
THEME: diffrent themes threw out the store (mainly heros from classic disney movies.)
WHATS IN IT: coming soon
haha this isnt my final product, just a little sneak peak. this will deffinetly be my hardest thing to come up with ^_^
From Randall PeekI submit for your approval,
Posted January 19, 2011 at 1:47 AM
Kitty Hawk's Flight Deck.
(located at the exit of Soarin', in its several incarnations at various Disney parks)
The building is built, apparently, from the disused terminal of a small airport. The proprietress is a new Disney character, a sassy redheaded aviatrix with a bomber jacket and an old-fashioned leather flight helmet with goggles. She is equal parts Jessica Rabbit and Gadget Hackwrench, physically appealing while still maintaining an aura of wholesomeness, mostly due to her single-minded love of flight.
Well, there you have it. I think if it was done right, it could be one of the more thematic and fun shops on any of the Disney properties.
From Mike GallagherRandall said: "...She is equal parts Jessica Rabbit..."
Posted January 19, 2011 at 5:38 PM
Which parts? :)
From Randall PeekThe red hair, definitely. The other two things I will leave to your imagination...
Posted January 20, 2011 at 2:40 AM
From Randall PeekI can't help but wonder if I shot myself in the foot by submitting early. The early responders set the bar, and the later responders can see what the competition has to offer before submitting their own entries. I hope that isn't the case...
Posted January 20, 2011 at 2:41 AM
From damond harris^^^thats definetly what im trying to do for this one XD
Posted January 20, 2011 at 6:29 AM
From James KoehlRandall, what's wrong with that? When you are ready to post, and when you know you have the proposal done the exact way you want it, post it. If you always bring your "A" game and set the bar high, let the others try to meet it. If they can, they will. If they can't, you'll win. Part of the fun of competitions like this is that each participant has to improve or be fired. You push each other to do better. If you see others gaining on you, work harder. In TPA2 I know that I always did the best I could every challenge. I didn't win, but I know I did the best I could and wouldn't change a thing I did (and I argued the point more than once ;+) I had a ball and have no regrets.
Posted January 20, 2011 at 7:54 AM
From Tim WWonderland Shoppe
Posted January 20, 2011 at 1:06 PM
This store will be based off of the Alice in Wonderland movies that Disney has produced. It will be located in Magic Kingdom's Fantasyland, right behind Mad Tea Party. The store will be in a very whimsical looking building, similar to how the Mad Tea Party looks, with bright colors.
Before you enter the shop, you encounter a unique way of entering that is an experience all of its own. (Although you can go through the side entrance as well which leads you into the shop)Guards, dressed like cards escort you into the main entrance, and you enter one of three doors, all of which contain elaborately themed rooms that resemble a lush garden with large plants. Then you will see the White Rabbitt inviting you into the Wonderland Shoppe. But there is a special way to get in. Guests are then invited to go down a spiral slide, similar to Alice's fall down the rabbitt hole, that leads them out into the store. While falling down the slide, you pass by numerous things that are falling, as in the movies. You then enter the store, where just as amazing decor as the begining room. The interior is a mini recreation of Wonderland. Instead of carpet, you will be walking on fake grass. Inside the store, you will find numerous goods themed to different characters, movie merchandise, and of course books. Overhead, you will be listening to music that has been inspired from Alice in Wonderland, the soundtracks from the movies, and of course the Almost Alice cd.
In the store, the first section will be comprised of media of wonderland. Here you will find the original Disney classic, and the new Alice in Wonderland movies to purchase. You will also find a variety of posters, cds, video games, and books.
Books: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass, The Nursery Alice, and other novels that are based off of the books such as by Frank Beddor, author of the Looking Glass Wars.
Next you will see an area themed to the Tea Party. Here you can purchase a vairty of themed mugs, kitchenware, collectables, snow globes, and candy all themed to Wonderland.
The third area will be themed to the Cheshire Cat. It will feature a variety of plush toys, figurines, toy sets, and games (monopoly, life, clue) all themed to Alice in Wonderland.
The final area is themed to the Queen of Hearts, and will be her own private boutique that sticks out from the rest. It will be an area that is filled with hearts and will be the carpeted portion of the store. In here, you will find pins, clothing, jewlery, and accessories.
As you conclude your visit through the Wonderland Shoppe, you head to the Cash Registers of Wonderland to make your final purchases.
From damond harrisgood idea tim, but i think that the main entrance should be a little less active because i could see that area clogging up quickly. but i like the idea of the seprate areas within the store. sounds like fun!
Posted January 20, 2011 at 3:18 PM
From Andy Milio
Posted January 20, 2011 at 3:34 PM
Toy Store-y is the gift shop that would go along with the popular Hollywood Studios ride Toy Story Mania.
After guests have exited the ride, they enter the shop. The shop is half shop, half play area for the kids. The store is themed as you are still a toy, so you'll see giant pencils, books, and other things you would find in a kid's bedroom.
On the store half, guests will find Toy Story merchandise such as :
Toy Story Blu-Ray discs or DVDs (separate or in a boxed set)
The toys (Woody, Buzz, Ham, Rex, Jesse, Slink, Green Army Men, the aliens, etc.). You can get these figures individually or in a collector's set with all the toys that come in a deluxe toybox.
Books, such as the junior novels, picture books for kids, etc.
Electronics, like video games and CDs.
Some of Andy's favorite board games like Monopoly (with or without a Toy Story theme), the Game of LIFE, Battleship, and Yahtzee.
And finally your miscellaneous stuff, like posters (like movie posters that you see at the theater), mugs, notebooks, LEGO sets (you know, the Toy Story 3 ones), backpacks, T-shirts, and other things along the lines of that.
On the pay area side, kids can go into Toy Story heaven and play on some of the giant bedroom objects. for example, a ruler would function as a slide, a giant bean bag chair would function as a sort of trampoline, building blocks would be giant stairs (leading to a slide or something), and other giant objects you would find in a kid's bedroom. That allows the kids who are tired of shopping to run and be free while parents check out the items.
From Andy MilioYeah, I need to work on my photo editing lol :)
Posted January 20, 2011 at 3:35 PM
From Tim WDamond, I actually thought of making it like a really discrete entrance, with a shabby looking building that would unfold into the magical wonderland shoppe. I somewhat agree that it could get a little crowded and overwhelming for the store. My other option was to imaginary place an Alice in Wonderland ride, like the one from Disneyland, into fantasyland. Then this would be the shop coming off of the ride.
Posted January 20, 2011 at 4:36 PM
From damond harris^ yeah i see where your going at but for the slide, i know disney would have to make one person at a time go down it which would definetly slow it down.
Posted January 20, 2011 at 9:22 PM
From Randall PeekI think an interesting take on the Wonderland store would have a transition between the cartoon version of the classic Alice film to the comparatively realistic Wonderland of the recent Tim Burton film. An interesting way of doing the transition would be to have the two rooms separated from one another by a wall, and on the wall are a series of 'mirrors,' in reality just slightly silvered glass, so it is still essentially transparent, with the classic Alice character on one side facing its own 'reflection' of the Burton version, and vice versa, as seen in the other room. The figures could be full-scale recreations, possibly even Audio-Animatronics, so that they actually mirror each others movements.
Posted January 21, 2011 at 2:12 AM
Remember the classic mirror routine with Groucho and Harpo Marx? Imagine that with the two different Mad Hatters, and you'll get what I'm getting at...
From Andy MilioJust one week before we close up. We still have 5 more posters, if I'm correct
Posted January 21, 2011 at 5:10 PM
From Andy MilioWhere is everybody?
Posted January 23, 2011 at 1:39 PM
From Joseph CatlettThe past, present and future of the Disney Studios converge in the newest shopping experience opening at the Disney Studio Theme Park of the Walt Disney World Resort (near the exit of ONE MAN's DREAM) and at the Hollywood Studios Backlot of Disney California Adventure (taking over the empty soundstage between Muppetvision and Monsters Inc). We present THE STUDIO ARCHIVES.
Posted January 23, 2011 at 2:49 PM
Guests entering the Spanish modern style studio building made famous during the Hollywood Golden Age will enjoy a Part Merchandise location and part Museum, this shopping experience will allow shoppers to see dozens of props, costumes and concept art from past, present and future Disney, Touchstone and Hollywood Studios productions while clips from these movies play on giant overlapping screens on the walls of the store.
Not unlike the shops of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, THE STUDIO ARCHIVE stores on each coast will be the only place a lot of this merchandise will be found in the world and will be a destination in and of itself for movie fans.
From James KoehlJoseph, I think this one was much superior to your last proposal. It was much more under control- the last one started out great, but IMHO got out of control and became unrealistic. This one is a very good proposal.
Posted January 23, 2011 at 4:04 PM
From Randall PeekI like Joseph's proposal, too. Very well thought out. A nice combo of Disney memorabilia and exclusive, probably high-end merchandise is a good idea. I'm not sure how the downloads through Itunes would work, since only a fraction of park guests would possess the Ipod Touch or Iphone, and neither Disney nor Apple would make content available without DRM. Also, how much time would it take to download a movie?
Posted January 24, 2011 at 2:22 AM
From Andy MilioI'll give my reviews once everyone has posted, but I like Joseph's idea a lot, but I'm questioning the duo of Disney and Apple.....Ah well. Anyways, we are waiting on:
Posted January 24, 2011 at 5:12 AM
From damond harrisTHE MAGIC WAREHOUSE (yes I know pretty bad name but I couldn't think of anything good)
Posted January 25, 2011 at 2:45 PM
My store could go in two diffrent places, either in downtown disney or a new land that I have come up with for that is themed around different male heroes in Disney movies. The store will be in the shape of the pentagon and in the middle will be a two story warehouse that will have all the merchandise. On the outside, the warehouse part will be completely black with different scenes of Disney images moving around the outside. On the top of the warehouse will be a giant crystal ball with figurines of Disney characters floating inside it (such as Aladdin, Hercules, Mulan, Cinderella, etc. The store will be pretty big and will have 4 different themes: Disney heroes, Disney princesses, future technology, and fantasy. Everything will take up 1/5 of the store and the remaining 1/5 will be a place where people can eat.
A key feature in each section will be that they will all have kiosk that customers will be able to buy smaller merchandise from such as Vinylmation collectors items, sweat shirts, snow globes, etc. The kiosk will work by being directly connected to the warehouse at the center of the store. The customer will select the item they are looking for by going through different categories and browsing different items, typing in a key word, or picking up an order they filled out earlier (either they placed a order earlier and asked to pick up the item later or they ordered it online.). Once the customer has found what they are looking for, they will pay for it using credit card, debit card, or cash and the order will be sent to the warehouse where cast members will find the item(s) and place them one by one on a table that will push the item to the kiosk door. While the customer is waiting, they can watch short cartoons on the touch screen window they ordered their item on. Once the item arrives, smoke will billow out of a door and the item will appear magically.
Each kiosk will be themed after something from the area they are in. For example, in the Disney Heroes section, one of the kiosk will be themed after Aladdin. It will have a globe in the center with genie around the outside (kind of like the Aladdin float in the magic kingdom parade). The touch screen will be below that and look like it is floating on the smoke that genie produces whenever he comes out of his lamp. The smoke that comes out of this kiosk will be blue to match genies magic smoke. Once the smoke begins to billow, genies eyes will start flashing and he will say something like "And heeeeere it comes!" (or something else genie would say like a cheesy joke or something). Bags will be placed along the side of the kiosk so customers can bag their item(s).
Of course, people will be able to buy larger items and regular items around the store set up just like the stores on main street u.s.a.
From Andy Milio^Very good! And we only have 2 more contestants we are waiting on.....I think. Tom, Anthony, and Eric...not wait that's 3 :P
Posted January 25, 2011 at 3:04 PM
From Andy MilioTomorrow is the due date
Posted January 27, 2011 at 5:13 AM
From Tim WWill we have elimination if the three contestants do not post???
Posted January 27, 2011 at 8:36 AM
From Anthony MurphyI am posting!
Posted January 27, 2011 at 1:28 PM
Grave Digger's Hut (MK)
This will take the place of the shops right underneith the Fantasyland and Liberty Square border. There will be a door to the Haunted Mansion as well.
The shop will look like the Grave Digger from the Haunted Mansion's home. There will be photos on the wall of his dog, a hook with his coat, hat and scarf on it, and a fake roaring fire. The cast members will be dressed in their Haunted Mansion costumes as well!
Here are some items you can buy:
Personalized Gravestones- There is always room for a 1000. Come let the grave artists make you a desk top gravestone with your name and a clever rhyme.
Here lies adventourous Tony
Magic Tricks- Come find prepackaged magic tricks from the toy room of Master Gracey
Madame Leota Picture Frames- Picture frame in a crystal ball
From Andy MilioTim, we won't have elimination if 3 people don't post. But now that Anthony has posted, we will probably have elimination anyways, but no elimination for a week or two as we may have 2 drop-outs: Tom and Eric
Posted January 27, 2011 at 2:24 PM
From Mike GallagherC'mon..there's PLENTY of words that rhyme with "Anthony!"
Posted January 27, 2011 at 6:45 PM
I could go on, but I won't.
Maybe James Rao can help. He proved on another thread that he's a rhymin' rapper posing as a theme park enthusiast..:)
From Anthony MurphyIf you can, please define the following words:
Posted January 27, 2011 at 9:02 PM
Thank you, LOL
From Randall PeekBanthony - Thonys should not be allowed
Posted January 28, 2011 at 2:16 AM
Tanthony - Thonys, allowed or not, that happen to be a light brown in color.
Ranthony - What happens when the light brown thony, allowed or not, proves not to be color-fast in the wash.
From Tony DudaFanthony - Person who loves and admires Thony.
Posted January 28, 2011 at 12:07 PM
From Eric SSorry it's taking me so long to post. I'm taking 20 hours this semester, so I don't have a lot of time during the week. I'll probably post after noon on the last day pretty much every time. I just have to get my post formulated the way I want it and I'll post asap.
Posted January 28, 2011 at 2:06 PM
From Andy Milio^I'll allow another day for you, if necessary. And if we could just get an answer from Tom.....
Posted January 28, 2011 at 2:24 PM
From Eric SI know I'm kind of cheating since this attraction isn't open yet, but my shop is going to be after the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.
Posted January 28, 2011 at 3:56 PM
THE SEVEN DWARVES STASH
Right after guests get off the ride, they enter another cave-looking room with carts scattered throughout the room.
From Eric SThat's all I've got with mine. Sorry that took so long.
Posted January 28, 2011 at 5:06 PM
From Mike GallagherBranthony
Posted January 28, 2011 at 8:11 PM
We DO know the Muffin Man.
From Randall PeekC-Spanthony - Thony goes to Washington...
Posted January 29, 2011 at 2:27 AM
Canthony - ...after he gets fired...
Panthony - ...from his job selling cookware.
From James KoehlRandy, I don't know if I should be impressed or slightly frightened ;+)
Posted January 29, 2011 at 4:23 AM
From Andy MilioWell, Tom is our drop-out. I just submitted the poll, so it should be up later today. And now time for review:
Posted January 29, 2011 at 9:03 AM
Randall- Your idea was very creative. You made the plane theme run smoothly in your shop. Although I wonder about that UFO section... still a great idea
Good job everyone. It was tough picking a favorite, as I loved every single entry. It looks like we'll have some tough competition this season :). Keep up the great work guys ;)
From Anthony MurphyBetween Fantasyland and Liberty Square, a guest needs to go through a small tunnel (the extra seating for Columbia Harbor House is up there). Its near the back end of Peter Pan's flight. Underneath that "tunnel" is an entryway for a store that pretty much sells kitchen items, if I am remembering correctly! I want to put the shop there!
Posted January 29, 2011 at 11:13 AM
From Andy Milio^Oh, I never knew that! That's very interesting. Sounds good :)
Posted January 29, 2011 at 12:32 PM
From Joseph CatlettAndy, thank you very much for the compliments and pick as your fave of the week(doing the silent happy dance in my head). Now regarding how many people would really be carrying around an Apple product with them...I think you'd be surprised at the amount of people between the ages of 13 and 35 that go no where without their IPOD. In the circle of friends I hang out with that IPOD (or IPHONE as the case may be) goes with them everywhere. Next time you head out to an amusement park keep an eye out for the number of teenager especially plugged into their Ipods. You may be taken slightly aback.
Posted January 29, 2011 at 5:22 PM
Oh and by the way.....
Franthony...the thony who's watched too many episodes of THE NANNY.
From Andy Milio^oh ok, that's interesting. I just never see people busy with their iPods; they are usually having fun at the park. And lol about Franthony; that was funny :P
Posted January 29, 2011 at 5:42 PM
From Tony DudaTranthony - Thony takes a trip to Sweden.
Posted January 29, 2011 at 11:26 PM
From Randall PeekBananafanafofanthony - Thony that likes to play the Name Game.
Posted January 30, 2011 at 3:12 AM
Good God, I've created a monster...
From Mike GallagherHey Randall...you didn't create NUTTIN"!! I started this mess! :)
Posted January 30, 2011 at 5:05 AM
Janthony..we know who HIS favorite Brady was..
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