Well, hello all! I'm writing this as the first in a series I'm calling my Unrealistic Imagineering Extravaganza’s! The general Idea is that I'm taking some of the best concepts and inspirations from throughout the Disney universe and coming up with my own ideas that I will implement on the off chance that I am crowned king and dictator of WDW (some of these require far more capital than I would have access to as a mere President or CEO). My first stop is EPCOT. We have all been captivated by Carsland over at DCA recently. One of the BIG aspects of Carsland is that stunning mountain range that serves as a backdrop. Over in WDW, we have a couple mountains....but not a whole mountain range. I think that could really be awesome.....but where to put it? There have long been rumors of a Japan pavilion mountain roller coaster......no, I don't think I'm going to go that way. Instead I'm going to do something unexpected, and in the process possibly break a few taboos (). I'm going to do the ALPS! Now, as required by armchair Imagineering law, I have produced a Google map with crude colored outlines:
The Alps run through a number of European countries, Including Germany and Italy. That big blue box is where my incredibly beautiful mountain range will go. I must admit, I am a little concerned about how this will look from the rest of world showcase...they are going to dominate the landscape. The purple box represents a new pavilion, Switzerland!(another country along the Alps). Just a note here: France is technically an "alps country" but both it's location in World Showcase, and my desire not to mess with the Eiffel tower, mean that I am going to ignore this fact. So what is in my giant mountain range? Snow! Lots of it. It will actually snow inside the mountains, and be noticeably colder. I picture a little mountain village and lodge (probably near the Swiss side) containing a small restaurant. The range will also contain a ride. It will be a slower sled type ride (mostly dark ride with a couple of mildly fast areas). Not wanting yet ANOTHER yeti ride, it will instead feature this little guy:
He is a Barbegazi. It's a Swiss folklore about a type of mountain dwarf. They are generally friendly and have been known to help people, and warn of avalanches .
Now as for the outdoor Switzerland pavilion, I picture something like this:
I'm also currently torn on whether or not to use that expansion pad on between Germany and Italy for another country. Of the Alps countries, Austria is the biggest. I think, however, that it is too close to Germany in culture. Maybe a small nation like Slovenia? I also thought about a small "mountain train" (it would be a single car tram-like thing). It would leave from a small train station behind the current German train garden and travel through my mountain range to Switzerland. I just don't know if there is room left in my mountain range to accommodate for this. So what do you think? Have I ruined EPCOT? Will I find myself being deposed in a violent coupe lead by the folkes here on MiceChat? Let me know!
P.S. I'm also changing the name back to EPCOT Center.