Where in Disney World would Mystic Manor fit the best?
Walt Disney World:
It has to fit with its theme.
I would say Adventureland at MK; maybe using the space of the Tiki Room.
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Replacing Imagination and make it Dreamfinder and Figment (at least the technology)
Either in Animal Kingdom or Adventureland make the most sense.
Animal Kingdom! I would love to see it there.
From Cory R
Posted August 26, 2013 at 6:23 PM
Agree with Anthony. The ride system would be a perfect match to the Imagination ride with Dreamfinder and Figment. Dreamfinder would basically take the place of Mystic and Figment would take the place of the monkey. And they need to bring Dreamfinder back! I really think this is going to happen. Disney is really bringing Dreamfinder and Figment back to the forefront, specifically at D23.
I do not think it fits in well with Animal Kingdom, nor would it be feasible. Which land in DAK would it go in? You have Avatar, Africa, Asia, and Dinoland. Eliminating Dinoland and Avatar for obvious reasons, you are left with Asia and Africa. There is really no space in either land for a new dark ride, especially with the Festival of the Lion King theatre being moved to Africa. I personally like Africa and Asia the way they are. They are very realistic portrayals of their respective continents (even with a Yeti, Everest is still very real looking), and focused entirely on wildlife.
I don't think Adventureland would work either, because its too similar to Haunted Mansion to be at the same park.
Just put it in Africa and surround it in dense foliage. I can see it there.
From Tim W
Posted August 26, 2013 at 7:42 PM
In a new park
From Phil B.
Posted August 26, 2013 at 8:47 PM
Animal Kingdom as an anchor attraction for a brand new Australia section.
Gonna get my "blue-sky" on.
Step One - Renovate the Tomorrowland Terrace so there is still ample dining in the Magic Kingdom (maybe a food court or something).
Step Two - Shut down the Crystal Palace and replace it with Mystic Manor.
Though i agree with TH The crystal palace has hosted most of my childhood memories and it should be at least be moved to somewhere else.
Sudden idea get rid of the tree house...
MK- Too similar to Haunted Mansion to put it in unless it was a Haunted Mansion overhaul.
Epcot- Don't see that happening, I see a Tron coaster replacing Figment.
HWS- Might need some tweaking to get in, but if they can add ghosts of Hollywood, maybe we can have a Supernatural Land at HWS, but its a long shot.
AK- Doesn't fit with theme at all.
Long story short, we're going to have to wait until Disneys 5th park, but that's just me
From Phil B.
Posted August 27, 2013 at 4:40 PM
I fail to see how some form of Mystic Manor couldn't fit at all in Animal Kingdom if an Australian land was built and the story was that Lord Henry Mystic built many manors around the globe as he traveled from region to region collecting rare artifacts, curiosities and antiquities as a member of the growing Disney invented mythology of the Society of Explorers and Adventurers. It's really not that difficult to connect those dots. Since the ride has been built, all the R&D is done and it could be fast tracked much like Transformers was. Throw in a show, restaurant, meet and greet, possible kiddie area/C-ticket attraction, an exploration trail, a few animal exhibits, some street performers and a shop or two and you have a fully fleshed out new land that will absorb guests, stretch out the daily offerings across the park and allow you to have a world class E-ticket attraction that actually DOES fit in with the theme of the park, with room for possible expansion in the future. The whole land could probably be fast tracked (granted not something Disney does well these days) and opened within a 2 year span of breaking ground. I'm all about Kangaroos, Koalas and Lord Henry Mystic taking up residence in Animal Kingdom.
The rumor from D23 is that the Imagination Pavillion is going to get a whole new makeover (with Figment). If people can remember the orginal Journey into your Imagination, its subject matter can work with the effects and ride technology used in Mystic Manor. I mean the first ride was bascially a "tour" though using your imagination on stage, science, writing, horror, movie, etc.
I would greatly like to see a Mysic Manor like ride with Figment. I think Figment would be perfect!
Disney should bring this ride to Disney World; it is the kind of ride that made me love the Disney theme parks on the first place, and that music is an instant classic. Danny Elfman is a genius.
So let me float this ... How does everyone REALLY feel about Cinderella's Castle?
From Phil B.
Posted August 28, 2013 at 9:15 PM
Burn it to the ground. The Castle is thematically out of place at the end of an otherwise flawlessly charming reproduction of a turn of the century Main Street USA. It's placement is almost as absurd as what it would be like if somebody went to the trouble of building a movie park and lined the entrance street to the main hub with various golden aged hollywood landmark inspired shops, only to lead up to a big stupid purple hat icon that doubled as a pin trading depot...wait a minute ;o)
DO ... NOT ... MOCK THE HAT!!!
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