Next Walt Disney Challenge 5Walt Disney World: Contestants design a Disney hotel.
From Andy MilioToday's challenge is to design a hotel for Disney. You must include it's location, height (stories), approximate number of rooms, a restaurant (w/ small menu), a gift shop (w/ small inventory), pool (optional), and theme. This challenge is due by March 7.
Posted February 25, 2011 at 10:20 AM
Sorry Randall, but you are not the Next Walt Disney. Thanks for playing, and feel free to continue posting ideas.
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From Andy MilioI shall go ahead and claim my World of Disney Resort, that molds Disney's best franchises and films.
Posted February 25, 2011 at 5:05 AM
From Randall PeekThanks, but I will save my ideas for future competitions. I feel that the voting tended to favor the thrill rides rather than the story and atmosphere that mean Disney to me. Heck, I could have thrown out a kick-ass Night on Bald Mountain roller coaster, but I wanted to go with what I felt Disney has always done best.
Posted February 26, 2011 at 2:25 AM
From Joseph CatlettRandall, If its any consolation your proposal was my favorite (excluding my own of course). This was for no other reason than for the fact that the concept grabbed me. My first reaction was "Tinkerbell? Oh, lord save me from this cutesy poo nonsense." After I read it, however, it grew on me. My biggest quibble with it was a double presence in that park of the Peter Pan mythology. In a real life Magic Kingdom it seemed extraneous. In other words, it would work for me if Peter Pan's Flight got the boot and this was the replacement.
Posted February 26, 2011 at 10:08 AM
Anyhoo...hope to see you in future tournaments.
From Josh MorgraEven though I'm not in the competition I still want to post my idea. It will be based around a Hollywood theme of how Disney and Hollywood progress. But it will have some Disney twists.
Posted February 27, 2011 at 4:53 PM
From Josh MorgraEven though I'm not in the competition I still want to post my idea. It will be based around a Hollywood theme of how Disney and Hollywood progress. But it will have some Disney twists.
Posted February 27, 2011 at 4:55 PM
From Josh Morgraopps presed the submit botton one to many times.
Posted February 26, 2011 at 10:29 PM
From Mike GallagherJosh said, "a Hollywood theme of how 't be completly Disney holywood progress it wobut it will have some Disney twists."
Posted February 27, 2011 at 5:08 AM
Thank you so much for posting that twice. Now I've had TWO Sunday morning "Huh" moments.
From Joseph Catlettas the French say, "Je ne comprende pas."
Posted February 27, 2011 at 8:10 AM
From Tim WHmmm..So many themes to have to choose from. But I think that I have found my theme. What's second best to a land based on mythical creatures? Well a hotel of course!
Posted February 27, 2011 at 2:03 PM
From Andy Milio^Niiiice :D
Posted February 27, 2011 at 3:56 PM
From Josh MorgraSorry guys, I have been using an old computer for a while and it was hard to type on. Anyways I have edited my two post, does that help Mike?
Posted February 27, 2011 at 5:18 PM
From Andy Milio
Posted February 27, 2011 at 6:03 PM
From Joseph CatlettComing Soon to the Walt Disney World Resort:
Posted March 2, 2011 at 3:22 PM
The Mos Eisly Resort
From Joseph CatlettFor any of you under the impression that my posted concept changed, consider it a Jedi mind trick....oh, and by the way, these aren't the droids you're looking for.
Posted March 2, 2011 at 3:24 PM
From Andy Milio^lol
Posted March 2, 2011 at 5:37 PM
From Tim WDouble lol. Sounds like a good concept!
Posted March 2, 2011 at 8:21 PM
From Andy Milio
Posted March 3, 2011 at 5:56 PM
World of Disney Resort
World of Disney Resort is Walt Disney World's newest resort! WoDR is based soloely on Disney's classic films. Each room is based on a movie of the floor's genre. The resort would include the main hotel, a pool, a restaurant named the Classics Cafe, and a gift shop called the Disney Magic Shop.
The actual hotel, as stated before, has different floors for the different genres. The second floor (the first is the lobby, shop, etc.) is based on Disney's action films, like The Incredibles, Spider-Man (Disney owns Marvel now), and Iron Man, as well as other action franchises. The hallway would have a wallpaper featuring "Boom" and "Pow", like in comic books.
The third floor would be all about adventure films. Indiana Jones, Pirates of the Caribbean, Peter Pan. All found on this floor. The hallway here would be set up like an ancient temple, with fake vines growing up the walls.
The next floor, the fourth floor, is your science fiction floor. This floor includes your classics: Star Wars, TRON, Flight of the Navigator, etc. The hallway on this floor has a robotic wallpaper, with all sorts of circuits and wires everywhere.
MORE TO COME TOMORROW....
From Josh MorgraGood job Andy! That was a good start, I know I am not the one to be giving advice, but I do have to say that is good themeing! It will be hard to beat that.
Posted March 3, 2011 at 10:09 PM
From Andy Milio^Thanks anyways :D
Posted March 4, 2011 at 5:07 AM
From Joseph CatlettComing soon to the Walt Disney World Resort:
Posted March 4, 2011 at 8:29 AM
Star Wars Mos Eisley Resort
Located adjacent to the Disney Studios Theme Park comes your opportunity to live the Star Wars adventure of your dreams.
Mos Eisley Spaceport, a hive of scum and villainy...and fun!
The Resort will feature 500 rooms located in 10 different structures throughout the resort. Your room may be locations such as inside a Jawa sandcrawler, in the tents of a Sandpeople camp, on the top floor above the Cantina, in buildings reminiscent of Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru's homestead or if you prefer real luxury, in the all suites upper floors of the palace belonging to the infamous crime lord Jabba the Hutt.
The interior of all rooms will be themed to the building you stay in. An example would be, in Jabba's Palace Suites the bed sheets would have patterns featuring the Hutt's family crest and pictures on the walls would feature photos from Hutt family vacations (very tongue in cheek) and framed memorabilia like Leia's slave girl outfit.
From Joseph CatlettThose lucky enough to stay at this resort can also cool down from the harsh heat of the twin suns above the city (and the Florida heat for that matter). On this planet where moisture farmers like Owen and Beru toil to bring necessary water to the planet, crime Lord Jabba has all he ever needs. Take a dip in Jabba's private pool. Olympic sized and located next to Jabba's Sail Barge, this pool will be a welcome relief and feature two waterslides off of the side of the Sail Barge ship.
Posted March 4, 2011 at 8:49 AM
Hungry? Enjoy R2 (our two... get it, its a pun) restaurants.
Aunt Beru's Kitchen
Chalmun's Mos Eisley Cantina
From Joseph CatlettReady to book your room yet?
Posted March 4, 2011 at 9:19 AM
Well, once you have and are ready to check in step up to the Main Lobby at Tosche Station. This desert style general store builidng will have adjoining retail space with Star Wars memorabilia on sale along with original merchandise specifically made for this resort. Shirts like " My grandparents went to Tatooine and all they got me was this lousy tshirt", "Vote Jabba" with the Hutt's face in the Obama campaign poster style.
Star Wars Mos Eisley Resort...May the Force be with You.
From Andy MilioWorld of Disney Resort continued...
Posted March 4, 2011 at 6:54 PM
The fifth floor is dedicated to your desert/western Disney films. On this floor is where guests find rooms based on Cars, Aladdin, Holes, and Prince of Persia, as well as others. The hallway here is desert themed, with the background of the wall with a desert theme, including cacti and tumbleweeds.
Sixth floor is the jungle floor. Here you will find rooms based around Tarzan, Alice in Wonderland, and The Jungle Book. The hallway has a rainforest tone to it, with jungle wallpaper and vines hanging from the ceiling.
The seventh floor is the sea floor. Finding Nemo and Lilo and Stitch, just to name two. The floor has a hallway with an underwater-themed wallpaper.
The eighth and final floor is the sky floor. Here, guests find rooms based on movies in the sky, like Hercules (Olympus, anyone?), Up, and Dumbo. The hallway has guests feel as if they are walking in the clouds.
The pool, an outside pool, would be in the shape of Mickey Mouse's signature shape. The pool would be nice and large to accommodate all guests.
The restaurant, Classics Cafe, would have all sorts of foods, from simple fast food items to fancy dishes, all based around Disney franchises. Prices would be generally high for fancy foods, and less fro fast food dishes.
The shop, the Disney Magic Shop, has all sorts of Disney memorbilia, ex: Star Wars lightsabers, TRON light discs, Hercules swords, clothes, trading pins, etc. Prices would not be sky high, but not dirt cheap either.
The World of Disney Resort would feature around 300 rooms, with prices ranging from $400 per night for a moderate room to $1200 for a deluxe suite. The World of Disney Resort looks forward to helping guests keep Disney as "the happiest place on Earth" in their minds. Hope to see you there!
From Andy MilioWe still need ideas from Anthony, Damond, and Eric by the 7th
Posted March 4, 2011 at 7:30 PM
From Anthony MurphyUnfortunitly, there is not fire in the fireplace, no carpet on the floor, and don’t try to order dinner cause there’s no kitchen anymore , but if the road has been bumpy and you need to rest a spell, well welcome home to…..
Posted March 6, 2011 at 9:55 AM
The Happiness Hotel (DHS Area)
Well, the Muppets have decided to open up a hotel at Disney World. Its not fair that the “Mouse” gets all the revenue. I mean, they put on more than fifty shows a day! Walking into this seemingly dilaptidated hotel, you will be greeted by Pops, the muppet hotel manager that will tell you about your pricing options (A. Credit Card, B. Cash, or C. Sneaking out in the middle of the night-a very popular choice!). In the lobby you can see laundry line going from balcony to balcony. Every two hours, the muppets come out (on fake floors in between the real floors) and sing the “Happiness Hotel” song!
There will be about 400 rooms in a four story tall building that will all exit into the courtyard area where the lobby is on the first floor along with the entrance to the pool, gift shop, and restaurant.
Pool- Come to Gonzo’s pool where the pool is shaped like him, a “Whatever”. There is a jacuzzi in the nose portion for the adults and he has built a “somewhat” safe looking daredevil waterslide that dumps into the opposite end of the pool.
Gift shop- Fozzie’s Joke Shop will be the go to place for jokes, gags, and magic tricks. It will also double as a general store for general items like autograph books, toiletries, and package pickup.
Resturant- The Sweedish Chef has some new items for the guests of the Happiness Hotel to try including his famous Sweedish Meatballs (the hotel’s signature dish), Hungry Hamburger, and Super Hotsy Hot Buffalo Wings. The restaurant will be a mishmash of different foods, but, as Sam the Eagle says, mostly American.
From James KoehlAnthony, it sounds like a really fun place to stay! Very laid-back, very unpretentious, easy to make yourself at home in.
Posted March 6, 2011 at 11:55 AM
From Andy MilioVery good, Anthony. We need Damond and Eric's ideas by TOMORROW
Posted March 6, 2011 at 12:56 PM
From damond harrisMickey and Friends neighborhood hotel suites!
Posted March 6, 2011 at 2:09 PM
Intro: with Toon Town Fair gone for good, Mickey and his friends move their houses to a hotel for guest to visit once again. Only now, you can sleep, eat, and party with them all night long!
Description: the hotel will be fairly large, 500 rooms, 5 restaurants, Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and new Goofy's houses will be around the hotel grounds, huge pool area, and playground.
Pete's Hot Dogs! With REAL Dog Meat! (the "with real dog meat" part will be crossed out with red paint and re written as "not real dog meat".). This restaurant will serve hot dogs and fries, burgers, etc. Pete will sometimes be walking around this section of the food center wearing a fancy business suite that is pretty tattered and patched up, but he is still proud to own a restaurant.
The resteraunt will be located in the Magic Kingdom area.
From Eric SMine will be up later tonight.
Posted March 6, 2011 at 3:31 PM
From James KoehlDonald's rich uncle is Uncle Scrooge McDuck.
Posted March 6, 2011 at 7:55 PM
From Eric SSorry guys, I took a "nap" that ended up being like six hours. I'll have it done tomorrow. I apologize.
Posted March 6, 2011 at 9:20 PM
From Eric SDisney Pixar's Monster's Inc. welcomes humans to it's new hotel at the Walt Disney World Resort: Monstropolis for Humans! Located next to Disney's Hollywood Studios.
Posted March 7, 2011 at 10:46 AM
When first entering the hotel, you walk into the "show room" (lobby) and look up to see ten stories of doors. There are 300 rooms to the left, right, and center, and all doors are visible from the main entrance. If you look all the way up, you will see a variety of doors hanging. Some of the hanging doors periodically will fly across the top of the hotel, giving the illusion of them "loading in" for the guests.
The door to each room will be decorated differently. When the room has a light on inside, the red light on the outside of the door will light up. Each room will have two bedrooms: one for the kids and one for the parents. No two rooms next to each other have the same theme. For example, one room can have a country/western theme and the room next door will have a french theme, so on and so forth. The point of the different themes is you are entering someone else's bedroom, from different places around the world. The penthouse is "Boo's Suite". It has three separate rooms and a whirl pool bathtub. The kids room is modeled after Boo's room.
"Harryhausen's", an upscale restaurant will offer obscure food that are favorites in the Monster world. Harryhausen's has an Asian decor and romantic feeling. It's menu includes frog legs, alligator tail, snake, chicken feet, and other items of that nature.
Roz's Lost and Found will be the hotel's gift shop located on the main floor. It will include Monster's Inc. paraphernalia and other Disney items. It will also include items including toiletries and snacks for hotel guests to purchase.
The pool will be a simple circular pool with a Monster's Inc. logo on the bottom. There will be 3 different water slides.
From damond harrisi realize i said restaurant as the location at the end of my entry, but i meant the hotel is located at the magic kingdom
Posted March 7, 2011 at 3:56 PM
From Andy MilioReview!!!
Posted March 7, 2011 at 5:27 PM
Joseph- I REALLY liked the idea this week. Incorporating Star Wars is a spectacular idea! The hotel was well thought out and had everything I wanted, plus it was very creative. My favorite, yet again!
Anthony- This is a hotel I can see Disney actually doing at one point :D. I liked the idea of having the Muppets come out and sing. I also like all the different Muppets themes, with Gonzo and Fozzie. Runner-up to favorite.
Damond- Your idea was great. I loved the idea of transforming Toontown Fair's elements into a hotel. However, it just sounds like it's a remake of the Toontown Fair. Don't take this the wrong way (I liked the idea), but something told me that this would be better suited as, maybe a land in a new park...and I've never been fond of having hotels INSIDE the park. Please don't be mad :D I liked your idea a lot :)
Eric- I think your idea was well thought out. I like how each room has a separate theme, giving guests new encounters every stay. To me, it sounds like having 2 rooms would cost more per family. And when you said the doors are all the way up the wall, there is a floor to move around to the bottom...right? I really like the idea, though. Good job :)
I was really looking forward to Josh and Tim's ideas...:(
From damond harrisoh no, its not actually IN magic kingdom, but its where the other resorts on magic kingdom grounds are. sorry for the confusion.
Posted March 7, 2011 at 6:00 PM
From Tim WIt will probably be up tomorrow. Have been very busy with work, projects, and midterms guys. Disney's Mythico Bay Resort should be up tomorrow! Ehhh scratch that. I have some time now to finish it up and post it.
Posted March 7, 2011 at 6:58 PM
From Tim WDisney’s Mythico Bay
Posted March 7, 2011 at 7:41 PM
The newest Disney resort will be located near the Animal Kingdom Lodge in the Animal Kingdom resort area. We have all been waiting a long time for the legendary Beastly Kingdom to make its debut that would display mythical creatures and complete Animal Kingdom. Well along with the opening of this land at Animal Kingdom comes a resort to match. The resort will be somewhere in between a Deluxe and Moderate Resort, but will be set up like a moderate resort. There will be 4 different themed areas to this resort, each of which will be a separate environ that will be “secluded” from the resort.
Dragon’s Lair- The first area of the resort will be themed to dungeons, castles, and of course dragons. The story behind this area is that a Dragon was unpleased with the status of tourists living in his land. So he scorched the entire place, leaving destructed castle walls and unpleasant plant life. However, a mystical sorcerer came along and froze the dragon in time, once again allowing tourists to reside in the land. I would suggest this land for the darkest and most devious of people for their residency at Mythico Bay, as it can be a little depressing. Here would be 150 rooms (as in every area) that would carry the theme of the dragon into the resort rooms. The furniture and bedding will contain themes of rusticity, fire, and of course dragons. All rooms at this resort will be family style suites. The outside of the resort buildings will be constructed to look like these destructed castles as well. Each building will surround the main hub, which will be a giant dragon which will occasionally breathe fire.
Unicorn’s Grove- The next area will be designed for fairytale lovers. In complete contrast to Dragon’s Lair, there will be plenty of bright and colorful foliage. The story behind this land is that the kindest of people have resided in peace here with the unicorn for years and years. Unicorn’s Grove is a place of pleasantness and happiness, welcoming everyone. Beautiful and colorful trees and flowers will surround the entire area, making this area of the resort extremely natural. Once again, the resort towers will surround a Unicorn structure. The buildings will be posh, fairytale looking chateaus that carry the unicorn and flower theme into the rooms.
Loch Ness Landing- Of course the third area will take focus on a lakeside area that of course will emphasize the loch ness monster theme. In a Scottish village, the residents of this area are the ones seeking adventure and a nautical life. The cottages will surround a lake, which contains the legendary loch ness monster. Every hour, the loch ness monster will rise from the bottom of the lake using special Disney technology. It will be accompanied by some sort of hauntingly beautiful music, and then subside. This area will be very foggy, and will take emphasis on Scottish culture. You will see lots of green hills that surround this area and of course the lake. Personally, this would be my favorite area to reside in.
Griffin’s Glen- The last area will be a forested area that will take emphasis on the griffin. Rocks and trees will surround this area of the resort and a griffin will be placed at the center. The griffin figure will flap its wings every so often. The buildings will have a hut style to them, but in a building form. This is another area of peace, but for the wilderness type of person. The griffin invites all to live in harmony with nature deep in the forest.
Phoenix Tavern- A typical café featuring a selection of foods and different stations. One will feature Sandwiches, Wraps, and Salads. One will be for typical American food like hamburgers, hot dogs and chicken fingers. And another will be for Pasta and Entrees. The theme of the café will have a certain fiery, but classy flare to it. You will see the fire theme carried throughout some of the restaurants signature spicy dishes.
Finally, what resort would this be without a pool! The main poll will be located in the center area of the four areas. It will be a lush retreat featuring waterfalls, slides, and lush greenery. There will be several hot tubs and a snack bar located there as well.
From Andy MilioThanks for clearing that up, Damond :)
Posted March 8, 2011 at 5:14 AM
And I really love the idea, Tim! You're improving every week!
From Tim WThanks for the positive comments Andy. I only wish that I could still be in to have them voted upon! Oh well.
Posted March 8, 2011 at 11:10 AM
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