For fun, I’ve been working on something I call the Integrated Parks Project (IPP) to show – via conceptual site plans – my vision for an ideal collection of Disney theme parks around the globe. ‘Integrated’ is the key word, as the parks are filled out to compliment sister parks rather than overlap/repeat content.
You can view my works for WDW here:
An Idealist's Vision of Walt Disney World
Sometimes I’ll draw a site plan for fun that is not part of the IPP (so I’m not concerned about uniqueness or overlap), such as this non-specific all-star Kingdom:
Now, on to Hong Kong.
This first (of two) concept plans I drew for HKDL is not part of the IPP in that the heart of the park is what actually exists in Hong Kong (with my additions along the extremities). The second (which I will post later) is the integrated version and is re-designed from the inside out.
--The major Main Street addition is Haunted Mansion, in the original Harper Goff Victorian/Main Street-style. While I understand it is fairly redundant to have this attraction in the same park as its cousin, Mystic Manor, I’ve had a hankering to add the Goff mansion to one of my parks, and, for now, it will be this non-integrated HKDL.
--Adventureland, Frontierland and Fantasyland all have sub-lands. El Dorado is based on the fabled city and hosts an original Indiana Jones Adventure and a family coaster featuring animatronic toucans, macaws and other rainforest animals. Mystic Point, the other adventure-sub-land, is exactly as is being built (which in reality is perplexedly separated from the rest of Adventureland).
--Frontierland consists of two sections: Grizzly Trail – the under-construction Rocky Mountain mining settlement – and Grand Mesa, which explores the Southwest mythos of natural arches, cowboys, Indians & banditos. It hosts the Western River Expedition flume and a stunt amphitheatre.
--The next sub-land is that of Fantasyland. We leave behind the Disney characters and find a more high-fantasy adventure experience – with an indoor PotC-style boat ride, an E-ticket coaster and a family dark ride.
--Vulcania is built within a caldera similar to that of DisneySea, but there is not a large volcano here (not worth competing with the real mountains behind the park). Lava Cruisers is a test-track experience like JttCotE, but with original scenes/story. Around the World in 80 Days is a suspended (Peter Pan) family dark ride.
--Tomorrowland adds an AA revue show and Star Tours simulator.