Inspired from various chats on the boards and infused with some my ideas.
LIBERTY SQUARE/ COLONIAL CORNER:
*Someone mentioned perhaps having a LS in Frontierland's Festival Arena. I now think this is a really neat idea. First off, I'd like to see a great comedy western stunt show in the Arena before it's demoed for this new land. Patch of Heaven & BTR are relocated (read further for more details). The entrances into this area will be the same. Similar look and feel to 1700s (ala MK's LS) with Liberty Bell in the center. Perhaps statues of famous people in this time period could be appropiate: Ben Franklin, Paul Revere, Sam Adams, Louis & Clark, etc. Guests will not be able to see the trains pass by. There will be shops parallel to the tracks facing LS, BUT I'm proposing a new Grand Canyon section for the trains. (Grand Circle Tour Modifications LINK: ( http://www.micechat.com/forums/showp...5&postcount=64 )
*EAST SIDE will mainly house a new attraction building for HALL OF PRESIDENTS. This will be the new home for Mr. Lincoln. He is joined by other presidents, BUT of that time period, instead of MK's version of having ALL the presidents. No stereo headphones here, they'll remain with the Main Street Opera House. I think you can get the idea for this attraction already. Probably next to this attraction will be the tavern (the main restaurant for this land).
*WEST SIDE will house the E-ticket SLEEPY HOLLOW attraction. I'm not entirely sure how the facade would look. But it'd be neat to cross a covered bridge into the queue (ala Critter Country's Pooh). Probably queue through a forest and then inside the Van Tassel home. Here you hear the songs and stories of the town's legend. From inside, you go "out" into the barn loading area. Basically your inside themed as a nighttime outdoors. Take a nighttime stroll through Sleepy Hollow, if you can.
I figured ride a dark horse carriage similar to a Doombuggy. A single AA horse in front pulls you along. When it's time, you spot the headless horseman and speed through. When your carriage spins around, you actually SEE the horseman on his horse charging at you. Swinging his blade and you spin back to your regular forward position.
I've read this description before, but not practically yet. I think I figured something out. The horse AA that pulls the guests behind yours pops a horseman AA out from its back. Then this horseman & horse AA threatens YOU. As this is happening, YOUR horse pops up its horseman and threatens the guests that are ahead of your vehicle. I hope that made some sense. This might actually practically, physically, and technically be do-able.
Of course there will be other effects like wind, water, fire, etc. But I was more focused on the headless horseman and horse AA.
*Perhaps a pathway could start somewhere in this land and travel up and over the train tracks and slope down to Toontown for some easy access.
*Patch of Heaven & BTR perhaps relocated to where the remains of Nature's Wonderland's pond is now. I'm rejecting this area for the previous Columbia dry dock. I think 1 dry dock for Columbia & Mark Twain is fine.
*Rebuild Cascade Peak with a darkride attraction inside. I had 2 ideas.
1) Guests are transported on Windwagons as "deputies" to the greatest American Folklore characters who join forces to fight crimes (ala Justice League). Situations include classic western crimes (like seen in "A Cowboy Needs a Horse").
2) Guests board wooden barrels (GPS trackless vehicles) and travel with Woody and Friends to catch the bad guys.
3) OR put Woody characters in with the first idea...
MAIN STREET OPERA HOUSE PRESENTS:
AMERICAN DREAMS/JOURNEY/ADVENTURE. Similar to EPCOT's American Journey (I'm sorry to say I didn't see this show, my family was more interested in rides). Mark Twain is more appropiate in this time period I think moreso than with Ben Franklin. Thomas Edison, Charles Dickens, Alexander Graham Bell, Jules Verne, and HG Wells. They talk about what they have contributed to the world and encourage the audience that they can do the same if they just believe and live life to the fullest. With their imagination and creativity, they can make anything possible. Mark Twain and Charles Dicken's writings create timeless tales. Jules Verne and HG Wells thoughts of future and technology. Thomas Edison and AGB through their inventions (light bulb & phone). These AA's stories come to life on stage through practical sets, AAs, SFX, and the pepper's ghost technology used in Knott's Berry Farm's MYSTERY LODGE and Universal's GHOSTBUSTERS. The stereo headphones will continue to be used here to its fullest effect better than with Lincoln. The queue will be related to these people. And I hope to have the walking AA tech used in EPCOT's show here.