Next Walt Disney Challenge 5

Walt Disney World: Contestants design a Disney hotel.

From Andy Milio
Posted February 25, 2011 at 10:20 AM
Today'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.

Sorry Randall, but you are not the Next Walt Disney. Thanks for playing, and feel free to continue posting ideas.

From Andy Milio
Posted February 25, 2011 at 5:05 AM
I shall go ahead and claim my World of Disney Resort, that molds Disney's best franchises and films.

From Randall Peek
Posted February 26, 2011 at 2:25 AM
Thanks, 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.

From Joseph Catlett
Posted February 26, 2011 at 10:08 AM
Randall, 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.
Anyhoo...hope to see you in future tournaments.

From Josh Morgra
Posted February 27, 2011 at 4:53 PM
Even 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.

From Josh Morgra
Posted February 27, 2011 at 4:55 PM
Even 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.

From Josh Morgra
Posted February 26, 2011 at 10:29 PM
opps presed the submit botton one to many times.

From Mike Gallagher
Posted February 27, 2011 at 5:08 AM
Josh said, "a Hollywood theme of how 't be completly Disney holywood progress it wobut it will have some Disney twists."

Thank you so much for posting that twice. Now I've had TWO Sunday morning "Huh" moments.

From Joseph Catlett
Posted February 27, 2011 at 8:10 AM
as the French say, "Je ne comprende pas."

From Tim W
Posted February 27, 2011 at 2:03 PM
Hmmm..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!

From Andy Milio
Posted February 27, 2011 at 3:56 PM
^Niiiice :D

From Josh Morgra
Posted February 27, 2011 at 5:18 PM
Sorry 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?

From Andy Milio
Posted February 27, 2011 at 6:03 PM
Coming soon....

From Joseph Catlett
Posted March 2, 2011 at 3:22 PM
Coming Soon to the Walt Disney World Resort:

The Mos Eisly Resort

From Joseph Catlett
Posted March 2, 2011 at 3:24 PM
For 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.

From Andy Milio
Posted March 2, 2011 at 5:37 PM

From Tim W
Posted March 2, 2011 at 8:21 PM
Double lol. Sounds like a good concept!

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.


From Josh Morgra
Posted March 3, 2011 at 10:09 PM
Good 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.

From Andy Milio
Posted March 4, 2011 at 5:07 AM
^Thanks anyways :D

From Joseph Catlett
Posted March 4, 2011 at 8:29 AM
Coming soon to the Walt Disney World Resort:

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.
While those staying in the Jawa sandcrawler building will find the rooms looking like they were designed using spare parts scavenged across the desert from abandoned droids and such.

From Joseph Catlett
Posted March 4, 2011 at 8:49 AM
Those 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.

Hungry? Enjoy R2 (our two... get it, its a pun) restaurants.

Aunt Beru's Kitchen
This buffet style character dining experience will feature roaming characters like Stormtroopers, Wookiees, Jedi Knights and even possibly Darth Vader! Enjoy specialties like Bantha Burgers (hamburgers), Dewback fricasse (chicken, I mean EVERYTHING tastes like chicken, doesn't it), Ronto ribs (pork) along with staples like pasta, veggies, potatoes and the like. Wash it all down with Aunt Beru's famous BLUE MILK!

Chalmun's Mos Eisley Cantina
This is where it's ALL Happening. This bar and grill will offer sit down service dining and be an exact recreation of the famous Cantina from the first Star Wars film. Taking a page from the fondly remembered Adventurer's Club, evening guests to the Cantina will enjoy improvised comedy sketches from Star Wars themed actors and will get the diners into the act as well. When the improv actors are not on stage the Cantina will bop to the sounds of Figrin D'an and the Modal Nodes (audio animatronic figures based on the bug eyed musicians from the Cantina scene in the movie).
After hours, the back room of the Cantina will offer nightly music and dancing via DJ playing music from the 70s til today.

From Joseph Catlett
Posted March 4, 2011 at 9:19 AM
Ready to book your room yet?
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 Milio
Posted March 4, 2011 at 6:54 PM
World of Disney Resort continued...

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 Milio
Posted March 4, 2011 at 7:30 PM
We still need ideas from Anthony, Damond, and Eric by the 7th

From Anthony Murphy
Posted March 6, 2011 at 9:55 AM
Unfortunitly, 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…..

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 Koehl
Posted March 6, 2011 at 11:55 AM
Anthony, it sounds like a really fun place to stay! Very laid-back, very unpretentious, easy to make yourself at home in.

From Andy Milio
Posted March 6, 2011 at 12:56 PM
Very good, Anthony. We need Damond and Eric's ideas by TOMORROW

From damond harris
Posted March 6, 2011 at 2:09 PM
Mickey and Friends neighborhood hotel suites!

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.

Character Houses: 
       Goofy's house will be turned into a playground for little kids with lots of silly and crazy events going on inside (stairs are slides, windows cracked and broken, giant bouncy balls, etc.) 
       Donald's Boat house will be at the pool area and will shoot water from it's engines and from the deck floor.the pool around the boat will be no deeper than 3 feet and their will be a "emergency slide" on the side of the boat. There will also be a lazy river (about 15 min ride) that goes from the back of Donald's boat house (the vehicles will be a sort of life boat inner tube that sits 1-4 people) around certain areas of the hotel, with hidden characters/items (Pluto's dog house, Pete will be snooping around the area, Mickey's sorcerer hat, etc.) and end at the pool where cast member will take the boat back to Donald's house (the ride will only be open at certain times though.)
       Minnie's house will be the same as it was before but now, the kitchen will be partially changed to a actual baking area where people can order to take a baking class with Minnie (their will be a play kitchen area for young kids as well).
       Mickey's house will be The same as it was before, but one area. Mickey has decided to serve some of the guest so he opens up his kitchen and makes it a restaurant. People will be able to order many American classic foods (burgers and fries, pizza, chicken tenders and fries, ceased salad, etc.) 

     The background to the restaurants (which will look in the shape of a food center at the mall.) is that Pete wants to be included at Mickey's hotel, he notices that they don't yet have many restaurants. So, he deciders to make the rest. Although Mickey is skeptical at first, he let's Pete make the restaurants, but Mickey and his pals often go to check out the area to make sure nothing bad is going on (which is how this area is a character dining experience.).

      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. 
      Momma Pete's Bar-B-Cue Pit. Pete's own mother is getting in on this sweet hotel! She is using her secret recipe to make the best barbecue foods in history. Sometimes, guest will see momma Pete working in the kitchen, checking on everyone. Many commonly seen barbecue foods will be served here. 
      Chip & Dale's Nature Bar. Chip and Dale are vegetarians and want to share some of their food with you. The food served there will be all vegetarian food, veggie burgers, fries, lots of salads, etc. Chip and Dale will walk around their restaurant as well and monitor how things are going.
      The last restaurant will be located on the very top floor of the hotel in a kind of glass cylinder area, instead of at the food center. This area will be a the fancy restaurant of the hotel. Donald's uncle, (I forgot his name, but he's supposed to be the richest person in the world or something.), is so much more used to the rich life and doesn't want to eat with just the regular folk, so deciders to add another portion to the hotel and serve gourmet food so he doesn't starve to death when he visits. The restaurant will be kind of like a Ruth chris and just like the other restaurants, Donald's Uncle will sometimes come out and visit his guest.

Guest Rooms:
       Last but not least, the guest rooms. Each floor/room will be modeled after a certain character (Mickey & Minnie, Donald, Goofy, and Pluto.). The rooms will have plenty of space and have at least 1 queen bed (that will be our smallest rooms aka the Pluto section) and the largest rooms will have at most 2 queen sized beds and a large closet (aka the Mickey & Minnie section. It's Mickey and Minnie because the closets will be really large since girls often have a lot of clothes, Minnie likes big closest, and the Tv area will be mainly for the boys, Mickey likes a big TV). Some of the sections/larger rooms will be like villas for guest who are having a longer stay at Disney.

The resteraunt will be located in the Magic Kingdom area.

From Eric S
Posted March 6, 2011 at 3:31 PM
Mine will be up later tonight.

From James Koehl
Posted March 6, 2011 at 7:55 PM
Donald's rich uncle is Uncle Scrooge McDuck.

From Eric S
Posted March 6, 2011 at 9:20 PM
Sorry guys, I took a "nap" that ended up being like six hours. I'll have it done tomorrow. I apologize.

From Eric S
Posted March 7, 2011 at 10:46 AM
Disney 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.

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 harris
Posted March 7, 2011 at 3:56 PM
i realize i said restaurant as the location at the end of my entry, but i meant the hotel is located at the magic kingdom

From Andy Milio
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 harris
Posted March 7, 2011 at 6:00 PM
oh no, its not actually IN magic kingdom, but its where the other resorts on magic kingdom grounds are. sorry for the confusion.

From Tim W
Posted March 7, 2011 at 6:58 PM
It 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.

From Tim W
Posted March 7, 2011 at 7:41 PM
Disney’s Mythico Bay
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 Milio
Posted March 8, 2011 at 5:14 AM
Thanks for clearing that up, Damond :)
And I really love the idea, Tim! You're improving every week!

From Tim W
Posted March 8, 2011 at 11:10 AM
Thanks for the positive comments Andy. I only wish that I could still be in to have them voted upon! Oh well.

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