|Posted by scott on January 19, 2013 at 8:40 PM|
As if designing a one-of-a-kind attraction wasn't challenging enough, my classmates and I were given just a few paragraphs to conceptualize an entire Theme Park! Here's what I came up with:
Since “Rock-N-Time!” needs a proper home, my theme park idea is based on American music. Musicland will be the only theme park in the country where you don’t just hear music – you live it. From recording to production to live performance, guests will experience the world of music by being immersed in several key cultural/geographical areas significant to American music.
The park is laid out in a “hub and spoke” style. The centerpiece is, of course, the Rock-N-Time! attraction. Maybe a giant radio antennae on top to serve as the weenie. It’s retail area is a multi-story mega music store. Then, radiating out from there – choose your adventure: Music City, USA – a recreation of the excitement and activity of Nashville’s prominent music scene, featuring an indoor roller coaster (similar to Rockin’ Rollercoaster at Disney), a miniature (in size, not scale) Country Music Hall of Fame, and a variety of clubs and restaurants. Creole Country – a walk down Bourbon Street and down to the Bayou, features New Orleans style jazz and funk clubs/bars/restaurants, a riverboat ride, and Mardi Gras parades and shows. California Dreamin’ – is a celebration of the surf music style. Water rides, an artificial beach, and plenty of outdoor shopping and karaoke clubs help recreate the “totally awesome vibe” of the west coast. Seattletown ( I know, the name needs work) – home of Studio S -an interactive audio/video recording studio where guests create their own custom music videos and recordings. Coffee bars and live acoustic performances alongside shops and cafés accompany the featured attraction. The Jimi Hendrix Experience is a multi-media presentation in the round chronicling the life of Hendrix who was born in Seattle. City Lights – this urban themed land is a re-creation of city streets featuring memorabilia shops, restaurants, clubs and theatres. This area becomes City Nights and stays open after hours. A big steel coaster with “choose your own soundtrack” feature is the main draw here. Finally, World Stage – is a 30,000 seat full blown live concert space for touring and regional music acts.
Access roads around the perimeter allow maintenance, delivery, and load in/out of touring shows. The landscaping changes with each land to enhance the themes with an emphasis on drought-tolerant plants and ground covers. The food service areas are as diverse as American cuisine can be, so any that can share kitchens will be laid out that way. Merchandise includes authentic local art from each area, recorded music in all formats, rare music memorabilia and clothing. Hey, how about a few themed hotels on property? All night bus service to City Nights- of course.
contact me at: SCOTT.P.SUPECK@DISNEY.COM