I am wondering, if Disney built a Boutique theme park at WDW would you go?
For those not familiar with the Boutique park idea, Sea World built Discovery Covea few years ago. This park really only has six attractions
1. Dolphin Swim
2. Coral Reef
4. Tropical River
5. Ray Lagoon
6. Resort Pool
Now something you should know. 1 Day at Discovery Cove costs $279.00, there is no difference between an adult and child. This includes the Dolphin Swim (encounter), all your food and beverages (including beer and wine), gear (wet suits, snorkel gear), and a 7 day pass to Sea World.
This being said, they never admit more than 1,000 people into this park.
The difference really starts when you park (there is no fee), as you enter the entrance you are greeted by amazingly friendly and attentive staff, that take you to a check-in Kiosk (there are no turn styles here), the check you in, schedule your dolphin encounter, they take your photo and they give you a lanyard with your photo on it, and you are escorted into the park by a guide.
As you go through the winding jungle path, you are greeted by an animal handler with a small mamal. You get your first animal encounter here. You move further into the resort, with your guide giving you advice and informing you when lunch is served, and you are shown the equipement area, where you get a locker key, get your equipment, and then you get changed.
It is a wonderful experience never having to pull your wallet out. After you change, you begin to explore this tropical park. You start to discover! Sure when you read about that line up of attractions you weren't sure you would really enjoy a full day here, but as you start to experience each one, you start to realize you are going to have to budget your time!
All this time while you are exploring each hyper themed area, there are photographers taking pictures of you. Lunch time comes, and the selections are plentiful, and the food is simply amazing. You get different dishes because you really want to sample everything. Again, you are never asked for your wallet.
Your dolphin encounter finally comes, and you get preped andthe time comes, you become one with your dolphin friend, and there is always someone taking pictures of you (you feel like a rock star).
The dolphin encounter ends, and you are back to exploring the rest of the areas that you do at your pace.
The end of the day comes and you think (oh my I don't have any pictures), as you walk towards the exit, you meet with another memeber of the amazingly friendly staff, and they show you all the pictures that were taken of you and your party throughout the day! They are professional and candid! You have vacation photos like you have never had before (unless you are rich enough to have a full time photographer follow you around on all of your vacations). But now you reach for your wallet, and you are thrilled to, because you were never asked for it before now. You drop a lot of money on these amazing memories, and you exit returning to Central Florida.
You talk about this experience, this escape for weeks and months to all of your friends and family.
Ok. Now this isn't all about Discovery Cove. What it is about is....
If Disney built a Boutique Park with a complete experience like this what kind of theme would you like to see?
And what lengthy and immersive attractions would you like to experience?