The have been thinking a lot about DCA’s future and decided to make my own plans for Phase 2.
Draining of Pier- For the begging of Phase 2 I would call a draining of Paradise Pier from a tentative time of January to Mid March. This is so that they can fix all the mechanical issues they are bound to it in the first 3 years. Also to keep the technology updated, with the addition of some new nozzles and show elements.
Fun Wheel Enchantments- Some new additions to Mickey’s Fun Wheel such as and interior queue, more enclosed and shaded from the heat and rain and also to provide a better esthetic feel, a new pump type system, if you look on the Cartoon map featured around the park and inside the Blue Sky Cellar, you will see that next to the wheel is a mechanical mechanism of some sort. This would be added behind the wrap around boardwalk that would also come. I would not have the coverings where they are though. Instead I would have one larger one in the center under Mickey’s face.
California Scremin’ Retheme- I am opened minded to this but I believe that California Screamin’ desperately needs a retheme. I just thought of a story that might be nice. Mr. Gustav Tinkschmidt has a brother, Albert, who is a big roller coaster fan. When Gustav bought the boardwalk, of course his brother wanted to create the ultimate rollercoaster. Albert thought of this ingenious invention that would send guest flying on their roller coaster experience. However Gustav isn’t to sure about this. Therefore he made his brother Albert conduct several test. Guest first enter a roller coaster museum. It pays tribute to Roller Coasters of this time period and the golden era of boardwalks. Guest continue through the exhibit until they reach a door that says “Workshop”, guest enter through and find themselves in the design studio for Albert’s invention. The first room would feature designs and a small model of the purposed layout for the roller coaster. Guest then continue to the second room which features the mechanism for the ride itself, a lever that when pulled would case a weight to drop and send the coaster into a high speed launch. Here there would be lots of motors and different items powering what appears to be giant test model. A lever will be available to pull and when pulled, causes a seat attached to metal beam to suddenly move forward; creating a great amount of surprise in the room. Slowly then the seat would return to its original position with some steam effects going off as it does so. Finally guest climb the stairs and while they cross the track to walk down to the station, see what appears to be the silhouette Albert appearing through his gas lamp, in his office on the phone with his brother who are arguing about the safety of the guest. Of course this wouldn’t scare the kids, just comical type stuff. Anyways, guest proceed down the stairs and into the loading platforms with the CM’s wearing rags and jeans with patches and some grease marks showing each had worked on this coaster. The cars themselves would just have new trim then some new graphics. Then guest take off out of the station into a tunnel and through the rockwork emerging on the water on brown track as a replacement for Turquoise. Guest will gather around watching their family members ride but there will also be a new small booth that extends outward and shows a lever. A boardwalk barker will be yelling, encouraging people to pull this lever to cause the roller coaster to go for a wild blast. A whistle will go off and the boardwalk barker counts down form “5, 4, 3, 2…1.” The lucky guest will pull the lever and will send the cars flying. Of course the lever will gently move on its own at the appropriate time to tell the guest to pull the lever which they can pull at a greater speed. So most all the teal on the track and the tunnels I would replace with a brown, wood texture. The tunnels will have flags that rise above them with different colors. The actual looks of the coaster would be fairly the same. Excluding the launch which would have some different moving objects, belts, and steam creators attached to create suspense and movement for the launch. The ride would go through as always with a new soundtrack and prior to the drop in front of the loop, guests are sprayed with fog. Guest then return with a Paradise Pier wall to the right of the first brake and to the second, the transfer track station will be converted into a hotel/apartment type complex.
Meet and Greet Garden- Taking place of Screamin’s final helix I would have a small garden with gazebos for meet and greets. Nice floral arrangements and the swift songs of Disney classics fill this area. Rock work would be added on the outer edge where Screamin’s support lie and I would also like to see, if possible, for the rockworks to absorb some of the sound form the coaster track.
Boardwalk Barkers- These would be the ones that create atmosphere for the park. They are comedians, dancers, singers, jugglers, each would have their own talent and would wander the pier amusing guest. They could sing with guest or create a juggling show to see who the best juggler is in a family. Just short, unexpected type shows that come at random and are fun for guest to watch. They would also promote items in the boardwalk such as entertainment offerings, food venues, shopping offerings, attractions and so on.
I have several more ideas, but I might continue them later if anyone cares.