My post from the current Monster's Inc. thread...
Here is my view of HPB with this sub-theme:
Hollywood Pictures Backlot will serve to educate guests on the animation and entertainment processes that made Hollywood tick in the early 1900’s while also presenting an air of intrigue, mystery and even supernatural goings on that Hollywood is known for. This will be achieved through atmospheric characters, attractions, and overall theme. Much emphasis will be placed on the enigma of the Hollywood Tower Hotel and the Monster’s Inc. darkride. Here is my full visual explanation.
The current plans and already existing structure of the entrance will remain unchanged.
Walt Disney Plaza and the red cars will serve as a segway into HPB, creating a much more intricate experience for the guests.
The red cars will serve not only as transportation; but also as a way to establish what HPB is, its educational attractions and the legends behind its mystery. The cars will end their “tour” in front of the hotel, enabling guests to research the mystery all on their own.
ToT will remain mainly unchanged; perhaps its year will be changed to the 20’s. This way it will coincide with Walt’s Hollywood.
Monster’s Inc. will get a face lift in order to resemble a new power plant used to fuel Hollywood’s needs. The queue will be designed as a functioning power plant providing information on efficient ways to produce energy in California. The queue will then go through an employee break room where we see references (i.e. news clippings, employees talking) to the ToT, the “problem” of the plant (The Monsters), the disappearance of an employee’s young daughter (Boo) and other HPB news. We then go on to take a vehicular tour of the plant (the actual ride) when we end up going through a door and are transported into the monster’s world. Now the ride commences as it would normally, we realize the monsters aren’t all that bad and Roz makes sure we make it back to our world.
Muppets can largely stay the same with more emphasis on show production.
The Animation Building can stay the same with some emphasis on animated process.
The Hyperion should have a new show showcasing Hollywood legends (acting legends this time).
Does anyone think this potential subtheme for the backlot is viable? Could it even become a "supertheme" all in its own? Is it even a good idea? Would this tie into the new placemaking efforts at all?
So many questions! :P
What are your opinions on the matter? Does anyone have any ideas of how it could be implemented?