For some time, I have thought it logical that their is a high likelihood that the third gate for the disneyland resort will be a cross between DisneySea and EPCOT. DustySage had a similar thread not too long ago where he was thinking along these lines.
DLR already has a good number of rides from WDW and offshore parks. The park themes that DLR has not been able to borrow from (for the most part if at all) is EPCOT and DisneySea.
This leaves us with a "Best Of" DisneySea/EPCOT (WesCot). As DisneySea has a river that winds around it's perimeter, I figure DS/EPCOT(WesCot) should as well. While we're at it, let's give the park a potential name ..let's call it DISNEY SEA WEST. a park with a unique and exciting theme of it's own.
Alrighty then, DisneySea has a Transit Steamer Line of boats that travel on the river around the park's perimeter. DAK used to have boats that traveled the circuit of a wide river as well. In place of a large river, I'm thinking more of a canal that encircles the park in much the same manner that the Disneyland Railroad does at Disneyland.
As many of you may recal, there was supposed to be a Beastly Kingdom that would focus on the realm of mythological creatures. Also, there has been much talk of a Fantasia Gardens musical boat ride. My idea would essentially combine both of these notions. We'll call the new ride the GARDENS OF DELIGHT.
The ride would travel through lush gardens with a large variety of plants - as well as show buidings. Character topiary, statues and fountains of Disney characters would be in various places along the way, as would animatronic creatures from myth and from the movie Fantasia. At one point, guests would experience a humongous fire-breathing dragon inside a lair. Special effects WDI wizardry could even have the dragon flap it's wings and take off soaring over the ride. Symphonic music (classical and modern) would lace the air throughout the attraction.
I would like to see new versions of the following existing rides at the new DISNEY SEA WEST -
DisneySea - Island Kingdom (DisneySea) Electric Railway, Paradise (Big) City Vehicles, Storm Rider, Aquatica, In Flight Over The Wild (Soarin' Over California), Sinbad's Storybook Voyage, Magic Lamp Theater, Caravan Carrousel, Raging Spirits spinner coaster/darkride, Journey To the Center of the Earth
EPCOT - Spaceship Earth, Universe of Energy, Mission:Space, The Land Pavillian, Imagination, Pride of Nations (World Showcase) including Maelstom, American Adventure animatronic show, Mount Fuji (Expedition Everest), Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Cabailleros, a trackless darkride, and a watercoaster/dry for wet darkride.
I know this is intels a lot of rides (not to mention shows I havn't mentioned). However, it could be built in phases.
Please tell me what you think of Disney Sea West and my suggested ride around it's perimeter, Gardens of Delight. Feel free to add your own ideas as well.