Thursday, February 24, 2011

Project 1, Part 1--The Walt Disney Resort

For quite sometime I've contemplated whether it'd be worth me starting a blog or not. "What on earth do I have to say that you people out there in Internet-Land would find interesting?" I always knew it'd be a blog on Imagineering, as it's one of my biggest passions, but I never really knew if my ideas or projects were good enough. Well, tonight, I suppose we shall see if any of the concepts and parks I've been developing are any good (if anybody out there is reading that is).

The Walt Disney Resort concept logo

The first project I thought I'd introduce to the world is what I'm calling The Walt Disney Resort. On a side note, I suppose it's important to note that all concepts and names are subject to change...multiple times. I'll be sure to let you know when they do though. The Walt Disney Resort would essentially be a giant circle, with a man-made lake in the center, hotels, shopping and waterparks right outside of that, and 3 themeparks located in the next ring. Ideally, everything would be within walking distance of one another, though this may be a smidge unrealistic (I have to map it out still). Either way, WEDWay Peoplemovers will be available for transportation, connecting one location to another (Monorails won't be included due to the size of the resort).

As for which parks to include, I know for sure there will be a Disneyland-style park, The Magic Kingdom (though very different from Walt's original park). The other park that is for sure going to be included is The Walt Disney Studios Themepark, a park I've just completed. Plans and details will be posted soon. The third park was originally going to be Disney's American Adventure Park, which was simply my take on Disney's America, though now I kinda think I wanna do my take on Epcot, my favorite park, but one I've never tried to reimagineer/design. I want this to be a complete new take on the idea though, something I've been calling Disney's EduCOT aka Disney's Education Center Of Tomorrow. The park would drop "World Showcase" (don't worry, plans for a World Showcase can be found below) and feature only "Future World".

As for a Shopping District and lodging, I've always felt that Downtown Disney needed to be as detailed as a themepark...after all, it is Disney, and so, in my resort, that is exactly what you'll find. For the time being, the area is called, The Four Corners of the World, with shopping, restaurants, and lodging organized by region and exquisitely themed to reflect the different nations found within The Americas, Europe, Africa & The Middle East, and Asia & The South Pacific. 5 hotels, along with several shops and restaurants in each region, will be included at opening, with room for expansion if needed.

Well, that's it for now, but this is just the begining. Check back within the next couple of days to learn more about The Walt Disney Resort. And please, leave comments and suggestions on any ideas you like or feel could be improved (although I suppose there's not a ton to comment on just yet hahaha).

Sunday, February 20, 2011

"Please Pardon Our Pixie Dust"

photo courtesy of PinPics

"It's something that will never be finished. Something that I can keep developing...and adding to." -Walt Disney

As you can probably tell (and as stated before and I'm sure soon to be stated again), we have absolutly no idea what we're doing. We're totally new at this and so, we ask all of you out there in Internet-Land to please bear with us as we work to bring you new, unique, and exciting posts for your future enjoyment. Thank you.

-The Sparks of Inspiration Team

Thursday, February 17, 2011

"To all who come to this happy place, Welcome!"

Howdy Folks!

I admit, I have absolutly no idea what I'm doing. I'm not a writer, I have no Disney insider conections, and quite frankly, there's nothing special that seperates me from any other Disney fanboy. I'm starting this blog mostly because I want a place to share my ideas and concepts for Disney Theme Parks with the world. This is a place where you'll be able to follow me through my process of Imagineering themeparks, and hopefully, we'll be able to follow you. I want this blog to be a place where we can bounce ideas off of eachother and design and develop parks together. Where we "celebrate creativity", "make curiosity our search engine", and "Always say "yes" first, then go off and figure it out".

So, with Uncle Walt leading the way, Let the Dreams Begin!