Just out of curiosity, does anyone have any idea of how big the old skyway station is (like approx square footage)? IIRC, it really isn't very big, but then again, I really never paid attention.
I'm trying to picture in my mind if there's even enough room for any type of seating, inside or outside.
ah this is great!
My mother raised my sister and I on having tea daily IN the proper tea cups, not coffee mugs (just a pet peeve with me). I was just over her house this weekend and tea was immediantly made, put into a tea pot (not from the kettle) and we sat down together with our tea. The collection of different tea pots and cups my mother has is fantastic.
I know I would like this.
If they used the Skyway, it would have to go through a lot of permits and fixing, and I think it would be negating the ADA standards (and would not longer be grandfathered in due to different use).
As far as other animated films that could be used without current park representation...
-101 Dalmations (England)
-Robin Hood (England)
-Great Mouse Detective (England)
If any space could be carved out in Adventureland, however, Tarzan's Tea House could be a hit ;)
This idea fits my idea of a cake shop so perfectly. A couple of weeks ago I had mentioned a cake shop themed to Sleeping Beauty with the idea of the three fairies trying to get Aurora's birthday party in place would be awesome. All types of cake. This matches the OP's tea shop idea. Hope some Imagineers are reading this, LOL.
CMs use the skyway station for get togethers. I know this because I used to work in Fantasyland. Still, it can and should be used for guests.
A Mulan themed restaurant would be splendid. If the theme was done in the same way as the Jolly Holiday Bakery, I'd love it even more. It doesn't need big murals of characters, just little bits and pieces. As long as Disney doesn't cover it in tacky Chinese decor, I'm all for it.
My friends and I had a hilarious time trying to get tea once at DL. I was there with a girl from France, who speaks good English but does occasionally get confused by idiom, etc. She asked a worker at the Riverbelle what kind of tea they had, and they said "Hot." She said, "okay, but what kind?" and the worker said "Hot tea." At this point she got really confused and said, "No, I mean, like, is it black tea? Green tea?" The worker, just as confused, said "It's hot tea."
We laughed about it all night, but it did definitely make us wish there was a place in DL for something more specific than "Hot tea."