Theme Park Apprentice: Challenge 5

Design a 3D Show

From Tim W
Posted May 11, 2010 at 1:54 PM
Welcome all to Challenge 5 of TPI Apprentice. This challenge is 3D show. As we all know Captain EO is being brought back for a limited engagement. Most disney fanatics are hoping this leads to the permanent demise of Honey I shrunk the audience or HISTA as i will be referring it as. It is your job to create a new 3d experience for the Imagination pavillion to replace Captain EO once it runs its course and HISTA.

From Tim W
Posted May 11, 2010 at 3:30 PM
In this replacement, you may have 4D effects as well. Please give some info on any objects or people that might be coming out at you in the film. Please be creative with this one. Im asking all of you guys to not take advantage of a disney or pixar film and turn a bunch of film clips into 3D. I'm also asking that you stay away from muppets and mickey, as they have their own 3D shows.

Include the length of your movie, the name of it, and a story line.

This show is representing the imagination theater, and think what your idea will be following...the "Father of 4D". Make sure the idea makes sense that it would be placed in imagination. In other words, don't create a 3D film about being under the sea or about the environment, as these would most likely be placed elsewhere in epcot. Also, feel free to change the mediocre theme of the imagination currently, which is a scientist institute. Don't feel like you need it to fit in that theme at all.

Just be imaginitive with your film for the imagination pavillion!

As I stated on the previous thread, Kevin Smith, you are fired. It was a very tough round and everybody did an amazing job. But someone had to be eliminated. Thank you for playing

From Nick Markham
Posted May 12, 2010 at 6:10 PM
Okay I just have to post my idea first as it is such a fitting idea based on what you are asking for in my opinion, I am worried someone else will come up with the same idea. So, here it is bright and early!


The moment you see the entrance, you feel like you are on Pandora. Structured like the outside defense walls with a 30 foot tall control tower, the sign is what seems to be a laser cut AVATAR logo in the "steel". The logo glows a beautiful blue at night.

Walking through the gates, you are within the center where all of the scientists in the movie are. All sorts of lights and interesting technology is scattered throughout a small set of switchbacks.

Then you enter the pre-show room, which is the main are with the holographic map and the place where people are made into Avatar's. The 3-D actually begins here while the viewers are waiting for the actual show. It is basically a tutorial by Dr. Grace Augustine how to use your new Avatar body, as everyone there will be transformed into their own Avatar.

After about a 5 minute pre-show, ending with some trouble on the planet of course and blinking red lights and sirens, riders walk down a darkened tunnel and into the large IMAX theater. Ther are a total of 30 rows in the theater, a set of 5 on each moving platform. There are three platforms across a row and twenty people across, so you do the math. All that is showing on the giant IMAX screen is what appears to be a giant steel door.

The show starts with the revealing of Colonel Miles Quaritch inside of his big robot from out of tons of mist, preping the guests for the battle ahead. Then, everything goes dark, the seats are tilted to a point of near lying down, and the guests are surprised to find a second IMAX screen on the ceiling!. A blue light scans over all of them, "turning them into Avatars". The show then takes much of the last 20 minutes of the movie with extra 3-D, motion, mist, fire, and Animatronic effects to bring the story to life.

Once the show is over, the riders leave right into a shop to see pictures of themselves "Avatar-ized"

Pre-Show Length: 5 minutes
Film Length: 20 Minutes
Overall: 25 minutes


Well, I will be sure to add pictures later, and might add a bit more to the storyline, but I just had to make sure no one took my idea!

From hannah caller
Posted May 12, 2010 at 3:59 AM
Nick when i win the lottery im opening a Theme Park and hiring you for ride planning, this idea along with the Iron Man coaster are two of the best ideas ive EVER heard for attractions!!

From Tim W
Posted May 12, 2010 at 10:41 AM
Excellant job Nick! I think im going to submit my own idea for this round as well. Mine will be based off of newt, as it is now officially cancelled. I thought the movie would have been great and would like to give what could have been some justice. So for your enjoyment newt 3D.

This will be the first ever combination 3D and interactive conversation movie (Turtle Talk). Our story starts out with Dr. Rydstrom (The writer of the movie) in a lab pondering how to save the blue-footed newt species. The movie then pans in on Newt, the last male of the species. He has been in captivity since being a tadpole and is very lonley, only having a sock puppet for a friend. The scientist asks you for any solutions to save the population. Someone from audience suggests finding a female newt. So you go on an excursion to find a female newt in the wild. You enter the swamp and water is sprayed at you from the pond. Dr. Rydstrom finds another newt! He takes her back and places her in the cage with Newt for their mating ritual to begin. The only problem is they can't stand each other! While Newt has been pampered his whole life and is very smart, Brooke (the female newt) is tough and very street smart. The two clash and refuse to mate, so they plan their escape. The audience feels the blue footed newts race across their feet, as the Dr. is yelling at you asking to catch them. They go on a wild adventure filled with experiencing human things such as going for a drive in a car, sneaking into a restaurant, and going on their first date! All of this happens while food is flying at you as well as the newts themselves.
They also meet new creatures like Eddie a giant hellbender salamander, who swoons Brooke. The wacky adventure of the newts ends when you finally catch them and they are back in the science lab. Dr. Rydstrom thanks you and introduces you to the new baby newt.

I hate that this film was cancelled, being the first ever pixar film to be cancelled. I had to use what i could find about the movie so thank you to follwoing sites:

From Nick Markham
Posted May 12, 2010 at 6:14 PM
^Well, I am sure glad you aren't competing. That would be some competition for me alright! Also, I added pictures to my post!

From Tim W
Posted May 12, 2010 at 7:16 PM
Thanks for the positive feedback, Nick. Yours was great as well and I always enjoy the pics added to your ideas! I wonder where Anthony is, hes usually the first person to post.

From Nick Markham
Posted May 12, 2010 at 8:21 PM
^Yeah, and I am usually the last, but I am just finding much more time as I spend my final two weeks (including this week) at school (we get out early). Plus I wanted to get my idea out before it was stolen, as when you wanted a new attraction to be placed in FUTURE World with some kind of connection to the ENVIRONMENT, and one still wanted to have an attraction that didn't get them fired, your words basically sound like this: "Go and make Avatar the 3-D show at EPCOT".

I mean seriously, look at how much it matches your description and how well it just fits! :D

From Tim W
Posted May 13, 2010 at 6:47 AM
Hey Nick, well i said it didnt necessarily have to be about the environment, i think you misread my post. I actually said to not make it about being under the sea or the environment. By that i meant like the circle of life film. It does NOT need to be about the environment. Your idea still works fine however, i was just letting contestants know what to stay away from. It must work with an imagination theme whatever you think that may be. This 3D movie is very broad and can pretty much be about anything you think will work in the pavillion. And i forgot to say, please post by sunday!

From Anthony Murphy
Posted May 13, 2010 at 8:56 AM
I am workin on it :)

From Anthony Murphy
Posted May 13, 2010 at 9:30 AM
Iron Man

I am keeping my Imagination Institute, except this time, Tony Stark is the new recipient of the Imagination Institutes’ award for the Iron Man Machine. After a quick demonstration of how the Iron Man Machine works including target practice, flying, and the technology behind the machine, he is about to accept the award from a “Special Guest” when Whiplash breaks in from the side of the theater with the Mandarin and the new Iron Monger. They want Tony Stark dead and take the audience hostage. They terrorize the audience by electrocution (shaking the chairs), missiles (air shots), and hot and cold beams from the Mandarin’s rings. War Machine them explodes from the ceiling (animatronics and releases Iron Man to do battle with the villains. When he bursts through the ceiling, the entire room turns into a screen allowing the battle to happen all around the audience above and below. Finally, they “throw” the villains out of the theater and it goes “back to normal” with the screen in the front again. Finally Tony Stark is given his reward by……..Wayne Szalinski!

From David L.
Posted May 13, 2010 at 1:00 PM
sorry this took soooooo long, but i thought no one would see it if i put it back on #4. I'll be able to do the movie later.


after going into the foggy cave you hear more Indian cries. Then, a full moon appears and the Indians become visible. They are holding spears and bows with arrows looking very threatening when you hear a screech and a large bird drifts across the sky towards the Indians. It dive-bombs an Indian and attacks its face. The rest of the Indians turn and flee in terror as the bird flies towards you. It lands on a rock nearby and reveals itself to an owl. Then it introduces it self to be Hoot Gibson. Then, after assuring you that you aren't going mad about a talking owl, Hoot tells you that the land the expedition ride is on used to be the Indian's. The Indians wanted to take it back and kill every white person they ever saw. Hoot rescued you because he knew that you were innocent. Hoot then says that the river is going to lead through an outcast drunk town called Dry Gulch.

You then enter the town where you see everyone in it drunk. The bartenders are serving unlimited beer, and a man with his horse on a roof is trying to shoot another man. You wind through the town with occasional AA people interacting with you. As you exit you come to a cross fight between a stage coach and robbers with bandannas across their horses' faces'. After this you take a turn only to be ambushed by Indians. They heave your boat out of the water next to a mound. They then begin a rain dance. you are positioned at a slant where you gradually go up a circular chain lift with the Mound and Indians. As the rain dance continues storm clouds appear and it begins to thunder and rain(you only get a little wet). Then, the flooding begins. Water from the storm begins rushing past the boat until it carries it away. you swiftly pass chanting Indians and you see Hoot flying across the sky trying to make the Indians go away. The Indians do, but not you. It becomes foggy and you go down a small 10 foot drop and continue quickly until you go down the 20 foot drop and come out of a cave. As you reach the bottom you begin to skid across a large slab of rock and go down another 20 foot drop where water hits the side of a rock sending a large cascade of water over you. Then you go down the main 40 foot drop but at a high speed until you reach the bottom. You then drift to a dock where park guides get you out.


i'll get the tech stuff like the water coaster stuff later. Constructive-criticism please.

From Nick Markham
Posted May 13, 2010 at 3:29 PM
Hey Anthony, I love the theme! :D

Also Tim, I am actually glad, because really, I was worried even though there are cool rain forests in Avatar, it wouldn't be environmental enough.

Yeah I am just not that kind of environmental-crazy guy you know. ;)

From Nick Markham
Posted May 14, 2010 at 5:38 AM
Come on people! Where are you?

From Tim W
Posted May 14, 2010 at 7:48 PM
I've seen that most people have been waiting till the weekend to post. I've been very busy this week with exams and ending school that i forgot to send out the reminder to the remaining contestants as well. I'll do that tonight. Hopefully we can receivve all the posts by sunday.

I sent out the message. We await on Amanda, Wok, and Dan. Hopefully they post by sunday.

From Dan Babbitt
Posted May 14, 2010 at 9:56 PM
For some reason I had to post this is three parts so....

Part 1)

This one is hard because I didnt want to create a movie like you see at the theaters but one that is truly unique so here it is:

The Avenger Initiative

Premise: You are cordially invited to get a bacstage look into the Imagination Institute to see whats being invented and whats to come but with a twist.

From Dan Babbitt
Posted May 14, 2010 at 9:55 PM
Part 2)

Preshow: You go into a room where a generic film starts up about whats being imagined and invented today will affect your future! Then the film breaks and Nick Fury cuts in saying that the Imagination Institute has now become a cover for the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement, and Logistics Division of the US Government and a new base for S.H.I.E.L.D.

From Dan Babbitt
Posted May 14, 2010 at 9:55 PM
Part 3)

Show: Nick Fury, played by Samuel L. Jackson, will narrate and give you a tour of the S.H.I.E.L.D. facilities and shows you some of the equipement and inventions. Fury will show and demonstrate the powers of the Iron Man suit, Thor's hammer Mjolnir, Captain America's shield, Hawkeye's arrows, and many many more stuff that you may see in passing but not introduce and explain but for big comic book fans may now!

Then during the tour the supe villains come through the walls all around the audience and tries to take over the Institute and take the equipement. Fury must then call in the heroes and try to stop the villains. Tony Stark puts on the Iron Man suit and goes into the audience to fight the villains while on screen Captain America and Thor use there stuff to fight the villains.

Explosions will occur all over the theater, water sprays will shot, and air cannons will enhance the affects of the show and Iron Man will show up duting to show to fight and talk to the crowd.

From Wok Creative
Posted May 14, 2010 at 10:57 PM
I have been extremely busy this week, working up to 15 hours a day. Also, creativity takes time, and re-writing to make it better takes more. I'll try to post as soon as possible, but am working a long, exhausting day on Saturday, too. Don't keep pushing, y'all. It isn't "due", yet.

From Tim W
Posted May 15, 2010 at 6:51 AM
Wow, great job Dan and extremely original. And if you need an extension, Wok, i can give you a few extra days.

As you all know, next weeks theme is hotels. I've decided to give the remaining contestants freedom during this challenge. I know this current challenge was extremely tough and very specific. It took a lot of brain power to try to stay within the limits. Next week you will be designing a hotel, of any sort, placed anywhere at any US park. So it can be placed at Disney World, Disneyland, Universal Studios, Six Flags, Cedar Point, Busch Gardens...Any place you feel that they need a hotel. The hotel must have a theme like most theme park hotels do. No generic hotels in this next challenge. And the theme must be original. I do not want you to be creating a clone of an Animal Kingdom Lodge at Busch Gardens, or putting a hard rock hotel at Cedar Point. Be original and create a theme nobody else has created.

From Amanda Jenkins
Posted May 15, 2010 at 3:12 PM
Disney's : How To Be A Hero: Starring Goofy

In respect to the old "How To..." shorts staring Goofy, This 3D/4D show will have the same narrator placing Goofy in heroic situations that will not end well. Made for comedic family entertainment.

In the queing area, there will be pictures and artifacts from many classic and present Disney heroes. For instance, Mickey's scissors from the Brave Little Tailor, Prince Phillip's sword and shield, a bust of Hercules, Captain America's shield, etc. While waiting to be seated, some of the "How to..." shorts would be playing on screens.

The show:
A castmember would come out to welcome everyone to Disney's How To Be A Hero. He then would say that we are running a little behind schedule. Goofy has yet to show up. He then would ask the audience to yell out if they see him. Shadows of Goofy would appear in certain areas, a spotlight would catch glimpses of his hat. When finally you hear him trip and fall. A door opens up into the theater, and you would see Goofy on the screen running towards a "staging" door. The lights would dim down and the show would begin with the narrator saying: "Today we are going to learn, How To Be a Hero. Here we have this mild mannered individual that one would never think of as being Heroic." Goofy would say, "Garwsh! Hey! I can be a hero. I think."

The Narrator would continue: "(clearing throat) In days of old a hero was sent to destroy some horrible beast that was tormenting a kingdom. The brave knight (showing Goofy sitting on an old swayback mare, and ill-fitting armor forced on him where he is unable to see out of his helmet) would leave the safety of family and home to bravely challenge this menacing threat." Goofy's mare would take him to the opening of a huge cave. It then would buck him off her back and run away. While Goofy is scrambling to see and get up, you hear a horrible growl, and a gush of hot air would hit the audience. The smell of brimstone is in the air. Goofy begins to shake and clang while the narrator says, "How heroic the knight looks as he stands stoic waiting for certain battle." Goofy says, "Battle! I thought I just had to show up?" As he turns to run, a quick burst of fire hits him in his bottom, sending him yelling and running away. Mushu (the little dragon from Mulan) comes out (voiced by Eddie Murphy for those who can't remember) and says, "Yeah Baby! Forget Malificient, You can call me Magnificent."

The Narrator clears his throat again and continues: "As time went, heroes in stories began to have certain inalienable qualities that made them stand out from other individuals. Observe how strong our hero is," Now showing Goofy flexing for the crowd, he is very buff and muscles all over, when suddenly his picture of his body falls towards the crowd (gush of air) and looks like dust flying everywhere. "Confident' When Goofy stands up straight, his pants fall down. He scrambles to pick them up. "Smart" A lab table shoots out, Goofy picks up a purple vial, looks at a green one, then pours the two together causing them to blow up out towards the audience, flecks of water hit the audience" "Brave", Donald Duck sneaks up behind Goofy and yells "Boo" Goofy jumps and runs, then comes back with his fist raised ready to fight. Donald laughs and asks the narrator, "Is it my turn yet?" Then narrator says, "Not yet" and has a hand reach out and pull Donald out of the scene.

Next we see Goofy on a city street. "The narrator says, "Often our hero has some time away from fighting foes and can be seen helping those less fortunate in their communities." We see Goofy walking up to an old lady who is walking her dog to help her cross the street." The cars are coming fast towards the audience. As Goofy helps her cross, she is beating him with her purse while her dog is biting him on his leg. Goofy finally gets her to the next sidewalk, when she turns and wallops him one good blow with her purse and says, "I was going the other way!"

"Not all heroes are in places of old or near...sometimes they are in areas far, far away." We see Goofy dressed as a padawan , trying to get his light saber to work. When it comes on it droops. As he shakes it, we hear the villain music play as Donald Duck comes out dressed as Darth Maul. As he laughs and does his moves, Goofy is still trying to get his to stay straight. Donald hits Goofy in his rear with his light saber, causing Goofy to get mad. He then begins to chase Donald Duck with his drooping light saber, using it now like a whip. Now we hear Indiana Jones music, as some hands reach out and put Goofy in a fedora and leather jacket.

The narrator continues, "Once the hero has fought the battle and saved the day, there is usually a lovely princess or damsel in distress waiting to kiss him." Goofy says, "Gawrsh" Blushes, closes his eyes and puckers his lips. Donald, sneaks up holding a frog in his hand, and lets and unknowing Goofy kiss it. The frog turns into Prince Naveen. Prince Naveen looks at Goofy and says, "Wait, this is not right! I was supposed to be kissed by a beautiful princess! You are not a princess, nor are you beautiful! Who wrote this story?!" and storms off. Goofy says, "Oops".

The Narrator: "And finally our brave hero rides off into the sunset knowing that the day has been saved once more." Goofy looks around for something to take him off into the sunset when he notices all kinds of hero paraphernalia and approaches an Iron Man suit. He, "Hmmms" and then pushes a button. The Iron Man suit begins to enclose around him though it does not fit him right. We see pieces of clothing and ears sticking out. Goofy then says, "I wonder what this button does?" presses it and then suddenly shoots off into the ceiling. Goofy does his famous yell, "Yahoooey". Pieces of his heart underwear are floating around the auidence, and you notice that there is some torn underwear hanging off of the blast sight. Debris would explode out, and there would be a Goofy/Iron Man hole in the ceiling with sunlight coming in. Next we would see Tony Stark walk into the room and say, "I know I left that suit in here that needed to be fixed. JARVIS!!!" Then he leaves. Curtain closes.

After leaving the theater, children and adults could play around with different hero items. One could see what Iron Man sees out of his mask, one could try fencing, etc. Children could create their own foe to fight on a computer. There would be places to design your own super suit. Imagination would be a key component here, in trying out to be a hero.

From Tim W
Posted May 15, 2010 at 8:10 PM
Wow, im speechless Amanda. Your idea was brilliant! I'm thinking this may be my favorite of the week! Again, this will be a very tough week to eliminate someone!!! Once Wok C posts, i will post the poll and we will face the ternmination of another contestant! I haven't been disapointed yet these past two weeks however! Truly great job everyone...

From Amanda Jenkins
Posted May 15, 2010 at 8:22 PM
Thanks Tim!!! Those "How to be..." cartoons have always been a favorite of mine.

From Dan Babbitt
Posted May 15, 2010 at 9:15 PM
Amanda I almost did the same "How to..." movie. I was debating it all week and had writen 2 movies and asked all my friends on which one I should submit! Until the last minute glad I changed so that we didnt have almost the same thing!

From Amanda Jenkins
Posted May 15, 2010 at 9:24 PM
Brillant minds think alike Dan ;)

From Wok Creative
Posted May 15, 2010 at 10:47 PM
I will definitely be able to post by Monday, but will try to sometime on Sunday. I don't want to hold up the whole thing, so I'll do what I can. Way busy with work, then off Mon. through Sun.! Crazy sometimes. It's been fun reading the others.

From Tim W
Posted May 16, 2010 at 4:36 AM
Thanks for letting me know Wok. If you need me to, we will extend the deadline until monday.

From David L.
Posted May 16, 2010 at 8:50 AM

Located inside the GRAND INVENTION EXPO pavilion.

The line starts with posters with various strange and wacky inventions. The preshow starts with a video by Mac, the new sponsor. Then, the three inventors are introduced. Professor Philip Brainard, Wayne Szalinski, and a mysterious professor referred to as the time traveler. The show starts with Professor Brainard and his wife presenting their invention: flubber and Weebo. Weebo flies about greeting people as flubber bounces around the theater. They finally come back and go off stage. Next, Wayne comes on with the shrink/blow-up machine. He points it at box that he brought with his family nearby when an electrical, windy, vortex appears around the family. The family scatters as Wayne shoots the machine to blow up the box. Adam and the dog run in front of the machine and are blown up instead of the box. A strange man in a machine has appeared where the family had been. Wayne argues with the man in the machine about coming too early as Adam and the dog cause havoc. Adam picks up his siblings and the dog starts barking and swishing his tail at the audience. Wayne finally grabs the shrink/blow-up machine and points it at Adam. He shoots, but it only grazes Adam and hits the audience. Then the scene from the previous movie would happen where Adam picks up the audience would happen. Adam would set you down and you would be blown back up and the dog would shrink and everything would be back to normal. The Szalinskis would then move back stage and let the Time Traveler demonstrate. He says he's going to go back in time to bring an important inventor. The time machine(what he's sitting in) starts to spin and an electrical current appears around him until he disappears. Then the current returns and he's with a man that looks strangely familiar. HE then introduces his guest, Thomas Edison. Edison is bewildered. He has no idea what is going on. The Time Traveler tries to persuade him to talk about some the his inventions. Then, police walk on stage to take him away but the Time Traveler makes a sharp whistle and four curtains(10 by 14 screens) open up revealing Egyptian warriors. They carry off the police. The Time Traveler gives a villainous laugh before declaring that everyone must surrender to him so he can force great inventors to come together so he can rule the earth. Wayne comes on stage laughing saying he could never do that. Just before Egyptians come on stage to take him away, his kids walk on stage, as giants. Brainard, his wife, and Weebo use flubber to punch Egyptians away. Edison is hiding in the corner of the area marveling at everything. Just when it looks like the Time Traveler will lose, he types something into the time machine a a large electrical field appears around the whole theater. The moving floor effect makes it feel as if the whole theater is beginning to spin. Then, Wayne shoots his shrinker/blow-uper and shrinks the time machine so you can't see it anymore. Then a pop is heard and a small dent appears where the time machine was. The dent is the only thing that the time machine took back in time. The time traveler is sent to jail and revealed to be a robber who kidnapped the real inventor of the time machine.

Then end.

oh and the tech for the Western River Expedition will come sometime later. Thanks, constructive-criticism please.

From Wok Creative
Posted May 16, 2010 at 5:25 PM
Looks like I will need until Monday, but can get to it early that morning (PST). I only had a half hour to work on it today.

From Tim W
Posted May 17, 2010 at 5:34 AM
^Thanks for letting me know.

Excellant job David L. This would definately be a top contender if you were still in the competition. This will most definately be a tough decision so far. I know who my favorites are this week so far, and have a good idea of who the audience will vote for. We will see who gets eliminated on wednesday.

And then we will move on to "Challenge 6: Hotel" with our remaining four apprentices. Keep up the great work everyone!!!

Hopefully poll can be up today, so we can still have our regular tuesday termination.

From Tim W
Posted May 17, 2010 at 1:25 PM
Wok, where are you??

From Wok Creative
Posted May 17, 2010 at 2:10 PM
WALL-E Operation Re-Colonization

Operation Re-Colonization is a 20 minute 4-D short, sequel to WALL-E. It deals with how the people go about resettling on a “new” Earth, physically and mentally having to adjust to thinking for themselves and not depend on robots doing everything for them anymore.

The pre-show has Dr. Nigel Channing giving a quick re-cap of the original movie events to get the audience back up to speed. After doing a commercial plug for Buy n Large, he invites everyone into the theater to see how things are going. As they enter, the BnL logo fills the screens.

Special glasses allow guests to “see into the future” of planet Earth. The BnL logo again fills the big screen and begins rotating 3 dimensionally, flying around over the audience. Dr. Nigel checks in from his lab – 800 years later, and looking just as good, thanks to good, clean living, and an assortment of products from Buy n Large. On a split screen, we see the communication between the lab and the Axiom space ship. The bridge is empty, as the whole ship seems to be. Switching to outside surveillance cameras, the people can be seen hard at work, although still getting used to actually working for themselves. Captain McCrea is summoned on board for an update. As he enters the bridge, he is much lighter on his feet, skipping around. He bumps his head on Auto, the disabled auto-pilot, and gives the hanging arm a good swing around the room (and out over the audience). It seems that everyone is enjoying all that is takes to learn to work for a living, be using their minds, and losing weight in the process of it all. They have had to become creative in finding ways to use the robots that were on board, since they were made for the hard floors of a space ship and not the dirt of Earth. The only helpful and fully functional one has been WALL-E, which was made for working in dirt, and has been the biggest asset in the necessary clean up. Not to be forgotten, EVE flies through (whooshing with wind through the crowd), as a guard against anything that may come up against them – though they don’t know of any enemies, yet. The captain brings up clips of the robots in action to demonstrate the issues that they have had, and the ways they have overcome them, learning to mostly do the work themselves, and use the robots only as supplements to help out.

Excusing himself to a committee meeting on Advancing the Arts and Communication as Well as Transportation and General Good Health, he again swings Auto’s arm out of his way (ducking down to not get hit). As the Dr. also signs out for now, Auto lands near the console and taps into the boot that carried the original plant specimen back to the ship, pushing the button that re-activates the auto-pilot system. Auto awakens and is very angry. Spokes from the steering control begin pushing buttons, getting fully updated himself on all that has been going on. Not happy about losing control, he starts searching the video feeds around the ship, looking for solutions to his problem. A repeated loop on one screen keeps playing the clip of the BnL CEO/Global President saying, “Go to full auto-pilot”, then multiplies to every screen on the bridge. One screen finds movement in a corner of the ship’s long-unattended kitchen, zooming in to find cockroaches busy at work. Auto finds the button on the console that reads: Disposal. All of the roaches come filing out and begin to spread out across the whole land: hissing, spraying, running under seats…, sending the people into a panic. WALL-E’s own, much smaller “pet” roach is trampled, but simply pops up again after they have passed by. Auto begins controlling all of the robots from inside the ship, causing even more chaos on the outside. EVE tries to come to the rescue by zapping the critters, but can’t do it all alone. As WALL-E starts cleaning up the carcasses, people start to figure out ways to get their imaginations going to make the robots work for them, putting them into manual mode, finding special skills in each robot, as well as their own individual skills, to eradicate the pests for good. Much smashing and splashing occur, with some machines blowing them away (more wind), some vacuuming, some sweeping.

The problem of the roaches is almost taken care of when the Axiom seems to be glowing brighter, then pulsing with lights and an alarm, followed by a self-destruct warning. The Captain tries to enter, but is locked out. He needs to disable the auto-pilot permanently, and keeps reminding himself that he “doesn’t want to survive, he wants to live!” Looking for other ways to board, or disable he sees something at the end of the dock, wondering if the solution could be so simple. He runs with all he’s got and at the countdown of 4, 3, 2… unplugs the power going to the ship. It is silenced. After a moment, to be sure that it has worked, the people go crazy with applause and excitement. They will survive and truly live, on their new planet, with their new-found creative imaginations and supplemental robot assistants.

From Tim W
Posted May 17, 2010 at 4:02 PM
Alright, thank you for posting everyone.
I will now do a review of this weeks ideas in order of posting:

I would like to start off by saying that i did enjoy everyone's, but i'm gonna be a little bit rough this week. My pick for elimination may be unanticipated.

Nick- I like the idea of an Avatar attraction. I do doubt that Disney would ever acquire this. Also it may be a bit too soon for one quite yet. Maybe in like 5 years. Nice details and description of the ride.

Anthony- Another good idea, a bit sparse on the details and extra info. I also find it a bit weird to captalize on the new franchise in Epcot, of all places. But the idea works well with the imagination theme.

Dan: Very original, but i'm a bit confused by the story line. Not alot of substance to the story, but i guess thats how most superhero films are.

Amanda: My favorite of the week. This is the show that i can 100% see in the imagination theater. It was brilliant, comedic, and original. Spectacular job. Also extra credit for describing how it links to the theme of imagination and describing the after activities.

I enjoyed the idea, but felt as if it was recycling alot from HISTA, as well as using an outdated movie for the theming. I liked the storyline alot however, seemed very suspenseful and actiony!

Wok- I also enjoyed your idea. Interesting theme. The roaches would kind of gross me out during the movie.

Just to state, this is probably the hardest challenge yet. I personally hate the imagination pavillion. It has no consistent theming, has two of the worst attractions at Disney World, and is very confusing on why it is there. I love figment, but i liked the original version of his show much better. And HISTA, i can't stand. The reason i feel its been there so long is because imagineers are so confused what to put there. Its one of the toughest places to put a new attraction. It is very hard to top Captain EO. I give all of you credit for doing a great job with the imagination theater.

Poll should be up late tonight or by tomorrow. Elimanation will most definately take place on wednesday afternoon, with the posting of challenge 6. Theres a brief intro below.

From Tim W
Posted May 17, 2010 at 4:00 PM
As for next week, the challenge is hotel. I will be asking for an original themed hotel. Please include descriptions of rooms (beds, bathrooms, lighting, walls, views, etc), hotel building description, name of hotel, a shop that sells specialty merchandise, number of rooms and floors, any special events or effects at the hotel, park it will be located at.

Please do NOT include a restaurant description, you may mention a restaurant in your hotel description but do NOT create a menu, prices, theme, etc.

From Anthony Murphy
Posted May 17, 2010 at 8:47 PM
I actually thought people were tired of reading through my usually long descriptions.

I wanted to pay homage to HISTA so I kept the overall theme, Imagination Award and was thinking, what fictional character has a big Imagination.....Tony Stark!

From Tim W
Posted May 18, 2010 at 8:34 AM
Interesting results on the poll. I'm quite amazed how even it is seeming between Amanda, Nick, and Wok. Next week should be an interesting battle!

From David L.
Posted May 18, 2010 at 1:04 PM
I'm posting this because i'm not in the competition

Mr.Six's Estate

location: Sixflags Great Adventure: Across Prospertown lake from the park, the is a bridge across the lake leading into the park.

The main building would be four stories tall a little less the size of the Biltmore. The lobby level would have a nice Mr.Six restaurant, the check in area, a shop, offices, and a small indoor pool. The upper three floors would twenty hotel rooms each. Each room would have rides' themes like a bed spread with midway rides at the park, pictures of rides on the walls, a roller coaster mural on the walls, roller coasters on the carpet, ect... They would also be bigger than other building's rooms. The back of the main building would be gardens with a carousel, an eatery, a miniland sixflags, and smaller buildings with rooms. The four buildings would be one story each with about 20 rooms each. the first building would be themed to loony toons, the second to DC comics, the third to Tomas the tank engine and the wiggles, and the forth to animals. Rooms rates would be about $80-$140 a night in the back buildings, and $120-$200 in the main building sweets.

Can I have some comments on what ya'll like, what ya'll don't, ect... Thanks

From David L.
Posted May 18, 2010 at 1:22 PM
oops... sorry, I'll repost it on the right thread.

From Tim W
Posted May 18, 2010 at 3:51 PM
It looks like we have our apprentice that will be fired, however i will wait until tomorrow as I have done. Looks like we will be having a battle between 4 people who have been my favorite of the week, once. Who will be the person to win it twice??? Please be sure to check out challenge 6 and keep with us till then end contestants. Remember you will vote in the finale!

From Anthony Murphy
Posted May 18, 2010 at 10:08 PM
So if we are not the lowest vote getter, do we move on or are you chosing somebody no matter how the poll came out!

From Tim W
Posted May 19, 2010 at 4:44 AM
Well originally i was going to pick anybody. It didn't have to follow the poll. However, every week my pick has followed the poll.

From Andy Milio
Posted June 9, 2010 at 12:33 PM
Nick, that idea is amazing! I am addicted to Avatar, which is number one movie ever, baby! I would definitely go see that! Pure genius! :D

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