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    The Studios - My ideas for the rebranding (shamelss armchair imagineering)

    Ok, Disney-MGM is getting rebranded as 'Disney's Hollywood' studios. I personally never thought the park made much thematic sense at all (I'm not saying I dislike the place or anything like that) but had a huge deal of potential. Here's what I think could be done with this rebranding to create a more thematically sensible park and general improvements.

    1. A general re-imagineering of the concept of the lands in the park, the new idea being that the front half of the park (echo lake up to Indy, hollywood blvd, sunset blvd) become an idealistic recreation of old fashioned Hollywood with the lake itself being destroyed and there built a clear gateway between old hollywood and the other half, a modern LA studio (the same but less extravagent would be done on the other borders). This concept would be moderately simple and just a re-defining of the idea of the park moreso than physical changes, for instance the park map could really establish this with the land sizes/positions to made more like a front/back old/modern design.

    2. Get ride of the socrcerer's hat. This is just my personal gripe really, but it would make the above concept make sense and not ruin the view down Hollywood Blvd.

    3. The Great Movie Ride being replaced with WDS's fantastic Cinemagique, one of the greatest Disney attractions I've been on and a masterpiece of imagineering. I also don't like the concept/actuality of the great movie ride but I know it has many fans.

    4. A general revitalisation of the Animation Courtyard to make it more of an established, colourful land, ie paint splashes everywhere and generally more colour as well as established entrances at the two entrances it has and possibly new attractions.

    5. This links to the above, but the modern studio section is divided into departments, ie the animation department (The Magic of Disney Imagination, Toy Story Mania, possibly Crush's Coaster) the backlot (streets of America, Backlot Tour, Muppetvision 3D, Lights, Motors, Action, ), the sound department (sounds dangerous and possibly a new E-Ticket based on Fantasia), Effects Department (Star Tours, Indiana Jones, a new alien encounter with the movie alien? an enhanced armageddon), Production Central (Journey Into Narnia, One Man's Dream, a new production-related attraction)

    These ideas are rough, maybe even impossible, I haven't spent as much time on this as I normally do on my tedious armchair imagineering threads but what do y'all think and what do you want to see with this rebranding?

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    Re: The Studios - My ideas for the rebranding (shamelss armchair imagineering)

    I really like a lot of your ideas, with the exception of getting rid of the Great Movie Ride. It could definitely use a good refurb and possibly some new scenes but I think the ride is too iconic to be replaced.

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    Re: The Studios - My ideas for the rebranding (shamelss armchair imagineering)

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    Re: The Studios - My ideas for the rebranding (shamelss armchair imagineering)

    My idea is to have OLC run WDW as a whole.

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    Re: The Studios - My ideas for the rebranding (shamelss armchair imagineering)

    Ok, I shall introduce a new idea to this thread. This is a different concept for the studios that I thought of recently. Basically, the entire park is a recreation of, as it were, a chunk out of Hollywood, Disney's Hollywood that is. You enter and you're on hollywood boulevard, you can turn off to Sunset boulevard if you want or enter the studios. Grand entrance gates mark your passing into Disney's Hollywood Studios where you'll find all the departments and changes listed in the original post. Hollywood/Sunset Bouelvards would be the present day but Disney's idealistic vision of Hollywood. The basic premise is they've taken a chunk out of an idealistic Disney city and placed it in Orlando. I think this would work much better than my original plan and offer way more thematic sense. What do y'all think?

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    Re: The Studios - My ideas for the rebranding (shamelss armchair imagineering)

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    Hollywood/Sunset Bouelvards would be the present day but Disney's idealistic vision of Hollywood.
    Do you mean that they would be rebuilt? I don't see how the current (very nice) art deco facades could amount to anything other than the 30's/ 40's.


    divided into departments, ie the animation department (The Magic of Disney Imagination, Toy Story Mania, possibly Crush's Coaster) the backlot (streets of America, Backlot Tour, Muppetvision 3D, Lights, Motors, Action, ), the sound department (sounds dangerous and possibly a new E-Ticket based on Fantasia), Effects Department (Star Tours, Indiana Jones, a new alien encounter with the movie alien? an enhanced armageddon), Production Central (Journey Into Narnia, One Man's Dream, a new production-related attraction)

    Quite like this idea..........logical and cohesive.

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    Re: The Studios - My ideas for the rebranding (shamelss armchair imagineering)

    It's Disney's idealistic vision of Hollywood. Aerosmith don't come from the 30s/40s, and the hollywood tower hotel wasn't abandoned in the 30s, it was thriving. The point is it's the hollywood dream, elegant, buzzing, stylish etc.

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    Re: The Studios - My ideas for the rebranding (shamelss armchair imagineering)

    Hollywood/Sunset Bouelvards would be the present day
    Fair enough.


    ^just that bit threw me...............

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    Re: The Studios - My ideas for the rebranding (shamelss armchair imagineering)

    Quote Originally Posted by fizzog View Post


    2. Get ride of the socrcerer's hat.
    Fizzy, do you mean: -

    a) Get rid of the sorceror's hat?
    b) Get a ride of the sorceror's hat?
    c) Get real, all the sausage is hot?

    I prefer option b. A dark ride inside Mickey's brain!
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    Re: The Studios - My ideas for the rebranding (shamelss armchair imagineering)

    B, definitely B. It was A but then you inspired be good ol' reliable Nathan.

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