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    Can anyone share early (US-based) concept art for DisneySea?

    This may not be the best place to start this thread, but I was just wondering if any TDS fan might know where some concept art for this park could be found or shared for this park when the initial designs called for it to be built in Long Beach, CA. All I remember clearly was that The Queen Mary was an anchoring icon that became the Columbia in TDS, and that one idea was to enclose each area in huge bubbles (although I always saw that as typical "blue sky" imagineering that would not have been practical in real-world engineering terms). Specifically I'm curious about which areas successfully made the transtion to it's Tokyo reality. I'm reasonably sure that Mysterious Island was always going to be there, since Tony Baxter's desire for a Discovery Bay / 20,000 Leagues concept has such a long history, but what about the other areas?

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    Re: Can anyone share early (US-based) concept art for DisneySea?

    Yea. I am especially interested in how Disney planned to connect this to Disneyland. It would be hard to make it part of the Disneyland Resort, very hard indeed so maybe Disney would just promote Disneyland and DisneySea as sister theme parks? Cos I know at Tokyo DisneySea at least, the ports there are watered up versions of the lands at Tokyo DisneySea, for example American Waterfront and Main Street.
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    Re: Can anyone share early (US-based) concept art for DisneySea?

    Some decent art work found here.

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    Re: Can anyone share early (US-based) concept art for DisneySea?

    Here's some more...

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    Re: Can anyone share early (US-based) concept art for DisneySea?

    Wow, the similarities between the "Oceana" pic in tloolgb's link and the Long Beach concept in nish221's link are uncanny! They're practically identical!

    Why, oh, why did the Long Beach project have to fail? Would've been great to have a TDS caliber park here in So Cal....
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    Re: Can anyone share early (US-based) concept art for DisneySea?

    Quote Originally Posted by E-ticket
    Wow, the similarities between the "Oceana" pic in tloolgb's link and the Long Beach concept in nish221's link are uncanny! They're practically identical!

    Why, oh, why did the Long Beach project have to fail? Would've been great to have a TDS caliber park here in So Cal....
    The people of Long Beach Cal. voted not to put a Disney park in. Just be glad you got DCA if anything.

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    Re: Can anyone share early (US-based) concept art for DisneySea?

    Long Beach wanted very little to do with Disney. And, believe me, the Disney Park in Long Beach would've looked NOTHING like the magnificient TDS. It would be more like DCA with water.

    There were two fantastic concepts on the table at one point, the Long Beach Seas park and Westcot. Sadly, Disney stopped funding and building great parks after DL Paris. I lament what could've been but never would have.

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    Re: Can anyone share early (US-based) concept art for DisneySea?

    Quote Originally Posted by E-ticket
    Wow, the similarities between the "Oceana" pic in tloolgb's link and the Long Beach concept in nish221's link are uncanny! They're practically identical!
    Well they were the same park...

    Quote Originally Posted by Not Afraid
    It would be more like DCA with water.
    Hmm?

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