A while back i posted a thread to ask what people wanted to see for possible attractions in the new DCA; the results requested a e ticket bambi attraction. The following idea I came up with would replace the current redwood creek challenge trail in Grizzly Peak.
The facade of the attraction would be a 1940s wilderness outpost for park rangers. The architectural style would be craftsman. Under the center roofline is a stained glass mural of a forest with grazing deer. Stain glass on the roofline of the left rotunda would feature rabbit, a skunk, and an owl. Guests would cross the bridge over the brook and enter to the left, note that the facade would be much closer to the river than in my sketch. The guests would enter under the rotunda and pass a themed area with a river rock fireplace and a desk area. The desk would have numerous maps and vintage forest photos. Songs from the feature film including, Love is a Song, April Showers, Little Spring Song, I Bring You a Song, would crackle over a vintage radio.
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cWeK22j8MY]YouTube - Love is a song (Bambi)[/ame]
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJZnIHwzvzM&feature=related]YouTube - Little April Shower - Bambi[/ame]
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXcz8qllQJ0&feature=related]YouTube - Let's sing a gay little spring song - Bambi[/ame]
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vx-uR3UTb_o&feature=related]YouTube - Looking for Romance / I Bring You A Song[/ame]
Guests would pass around the pine tree courtyard and under the main roof arch. The queue would then lead guests through an area themed to an area of sleeping bunks. Up the small stairs to the right of the facade into the park ranger observation area that has a desk complete with books on things such as forest life, wildfires, and illegal hunting. Over a vintage speaker radio calls from patrolling park rangers would report. A ladder by the desk would lead up to the observation tower( not accessible to guests). Towers such as these were included in the construction of wilderness outposts in order to give a birds eye view of the park, mostly for wildfires( like the one guests shall experience in the climax of the ride). Guests would then enter the loading area and board vehicles modeled after vintage ranger jeeps. Guests would exit under a huge hollow redwood tree trunk. Let me know what you guys think!!
Facade Sketches: (implanting them into the page isnt working) if someone could do it for me in replies it would be greatly appreciated.
guests journey through the great forest encountering classic moments from Disney's Bambi. Guests would journey through the meadow and the great forest meeting bambi, thumper, flower, and more forest creatures. Other scenes would include bambi's fight with bruno, the hunters camp, and the devastating fire. Guests would get jets of air shots at them to feel as if they were being shot at by the hunters. Real fire would be used in a safe and controlled environment in the fire scenes that would still make guests feel the intensity and danger. Guests would drop down into a gully( a small drop, think indiana jones drop where the boulder is). Guests would pass the animals looking out over the lake to the distant fire. The final scene would be bambi and his father standing on a cliff looking out to the distance.
Ride operator costumes:
Breakdown of show scenes:
Note: between these scenes you would pass through the forest and hear the gunshots of hunters. you would feel pumps of air to feel as if they were just missing you. You would see faline perched up on a rock with the hunters bloodhounds jumping at her. You would then pass through the hunters camp and see the fire break out.
Note: In the fire sequence the forest animals flee. State of the art pyrotechnics are used to add to the intensity. you race with bambi and his father for safety.Right as a wall of flame rises up in front of the jeep, the vehicle drops down into a gully (think indiana jones boulder drop into the darkness.) The following scenes come after...
end of ride