Designing a Marvel theme parkDisneyland: Let's hear your latest ideas to spend Disney's money in Anaheim, Paris, and Hong Kong.
From Robert NilesIn the mood to get creative? Now that Thor's another huge hit for Disney, how shall we spend the company's money? ;^) Let's see everyone's latest ideas for Marvel-themed Disney attractions.
Posted November 11, 2013 at 11:01 PM
You can submit stand-alone attractions, Marvel lands, or, if you're really ambitious, an entire Marvel park.
Here are the rules, though: You can't suggest anything Disney can't build. That means no proposals for Walt Disney World or Tokyo Disney. Proposals also have to go onto existing Disney property, so no expanding the existing property boundaries in Anaheim, Paris, or Hong Kong (though you can feel free to get as creative as you wish in cramming stuff within them). If your idea wouldn't fit in existing free space, you've got to declare where it would go and what it would replace.
Comments in chronological order. Most recent at the bottom. Scroll down to respond.
From Oscar MarquezWell, I'm a Marvel fan since Disney bought Marvel in 2009.
Posted November 12, 2013 at 6:37 PM
I was thinking about a Marvel Land at Disney's Third Gate Park.
* A 4D Immerse Tunnel attraction named Hulk 360-3D, where you can ride the tram, put your 3D Glasses and watch Hulk battle the Abominable.
* The Avengers: Battle for Earth, A 4D Motion Simulator similar to The Amazing Adventure of Spider-Man.
* Flying with Spidey, A Motion Simulator ride similar to Star Tours.
* Iron Man Experience, A Flying Motion Simulator ride similar to Soarin', not a clone of an Upcoming Hong Kong Disneyland attraction of the same name.
From TH CreativeSteal the 'Back To The Future' ride system on an attraction themed for the Silver Surfer. Stand up simulator/film. start in a small space (room). Ceiling retracts, platform rises and you're off racing across earth into space around satellites and the moon returning to small space.
Posted November 12, 2013 at 6:47 PM
From David L.Question: Assuming that Disney can use Marvel related things outside of theme parks in Florida (See Avengerail on the Magic Kingdom loop), does Disney Quest count as a theme park? Downtown Disney?
Posted November 12, 2013 at 7:16 PM
A few ideas:
From Andrew DoughertyFlying coaster or suspended coaster for Spider-Man, Thor, Iron Man?
Posted November 13, 2013 at 8:37 AM
From Jack HammondThe Land:
Posted November 13, 2013 at 1:49 PM
A Shield base themed area. With a center building designed as Shield headquarters that will host a food area, meet and greets, and interactive areas. Surrounding the center building will be the attractions.
-Iron man Flying Coaster. It would be indoor and outdoor. The story is you are testing out new Iron Man suits. With the use of screens you simulate flying with Iron man. (for example, flying parallel to the screens with images of iron man flying beneath you)
-Hulk intense dark ride- similar idea to spidey, only instead of screens, you use next generation animatronics. A giant Hulk animatronic will be used to a similar effect as the Yeti, or the monster in Journey to the Center of the Earth
-Avengers 3d ride- very similar to transformers, but with the Avengers. Each Avenger will do something different to your ride vehicle.
-For the kiddies- a Captain America interactive show
- A shawarma diner.
From Andy MilitoI think an Iron Man lay-down coaster that travels through the "streets" of a city-based Marvel land would be pretty sweet.
Posted November 13, 2013 at 3:49 PM
From Robert NilesBut where would these go? Specifics?
Posted November 13, 2013 at 4:43 PM
From Jay R.I think the area near Monsters Inc / Muppet theater in DCA could be used for a few Marvel attractions
Posted November 13, 2013 at 5:02 PM
From Jack HammondPersonally, replace A Bugs Land.
Posted November 13, 2013 at 5:22 PM
From AJ HummelSince I've been to Disneyland California and Disneyland Paris, I'll do my ideas for each of those.
Posted November 15, 2013 at 12:31 AM
General: I don't think a single Marvel attraction is enough given the vast amount of substance in the brand, but I also think building a full park themed to Marvel would be a misstep as those not interested in superheroes would be likely to pass it up. Therefore, both of these proposals are for new areas. Also, since the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the big Marvel franchise at the moment, the attractions are primarily based on that.
California: Marvel land could go into either park without too much hassle, though it would be better suited for Disney California Adventure Park.
DCA: Hollywood Land would be rethemed as New York City. The Animation building would remain, but Marvel elements would be incorporated in addition to classic Disney animation. All other attractions with the exception of the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror would be removed. New attractions include an indoor flying coaster themed to Iron Man (replacing MuppetVision and the Millionaire building), a S.H.I.E.L.D. themed dark ride (replacing Monsters, Inc.), a walkthrough of the nine realms inside the Mad Arcade building, some type of Captain America attraction in the Disney Jr. space, and an Avergers stage show in the Hyperion Theater. The main restaurant of the area would be a Shawarma restaurant in the area occupied by Award Wieners and its seating area. The shops would remain but receive a touch-up. This would be an alternative to the Monsters, Inc. area.
Disneyland: New York City would replace Toontown and the surrounding backstage areas. It would feature the same attractions as the DCA proposal (minus the existing attractions), but in a different orientation. Nothing from Toontown would remain.
Paris: While a Marvel area would probably fit in Disneyland Park, it would be better used to revive Walt Disney Studios Park. The Studio Tram Tour would be removed and the entire area used for a Marvel Universe. Unlike the California version, there would be several sub-areas (Los Angeles, New York, S.H.I.E.L.D. headquarters, Asgard, etc.), and each would feature attractions themed to the appropriate characters. Also, this proposal would not be restricted to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so Spider-Man and X-Men attractions would likely be present in addition to Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and Hulk.
From Jay R.Hey AJ, good ideas.
Posted November 15, 2013 at 3:19 PM
On your note about having an entire park devoted to Marvel....
I think the "Heroes & Villains & Adventures" style concept would work best. I think someone has mentioned it here before, but basically it was an idea for a new Disney park.
It would include lands based on Marvel, Star Wars, Disney villains, etc.
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