Sunday, August 29, 2010

Paris - Resort




Ah, Paris.

A watershed moment for Disney Parks & Resorts - a brilliantly designed park and a financial disaster that would make the the Company trigger shy for every new park endeavor thereafter (excepting OLC-owned DisneySea).

In my idealized, built-out version of the resort (I will address the parks individually in later posts), there are three mega-theme parks: a plus-sized version of the existing Disneyland Paris, a completely unique version of DisneySea, and a park entirely dedicated to J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth.  There is also the canceled Lava Lagoon indoor-outdoor waterpark, a larger Disney Village and a different catalog of hotels that would have grown organically with the resort rather than over-abundance at opening.

10 comments:

megatron_85 said...

i know the perfect word for it: WOW!

Anonymous said...

Oh wow Disney parks look better than ever with you!!!

megatron_85 said...

Let's Do Disneyland Paris Park First

Scott said...

Interesting site! Do you do your own concepts, too, or do you stick to "redesigns" of Disney and Universal parks?

I'll be checking in from time to time!

"RandySavage" said...

Scott, thanks for checking out the site and making a comment. I've done a number of completely original parks... I will get to posting some of them in the coming weeks/months.

Jeff said...

Goodness, Parc Astérix has nothing on your concept! I'm glad the three parks are well spaced out. I don't like how they put Walt Disney Studios Park smacked up against Disneyland Park in real life. This way, the parks have room to expand! It's neat to have Disney Village as a hub for the resort. Lava Lagoon looks like such a great concept, considering how few water parks there are in Europe. This one would, by far, be the best, so it's a shame they never built it. I like how all three parks are large and packed with attractions rather than the dinky boutique parks popping up all over the place with Disney in the late 90's. I'd love to see more detail with the second and third parks and the water park. There's so much potential with all of the empty land on the property and you, by far, make the best use of it.

Pascal said...

WOW! Such a great concept. Disneyland Paris definitely suffers from a lack of ambition. Could you tell us more about your Middle Earth theme park concept?
I've imagined a third gate for DLP too, a concept across DisneySEA and Animal Kingdom. Inspired by your work, I've made a layout of the park (not as detailed as the ones you've done) DEW layout.
Tell me what you think about it ;) (disney.explorersworld@gmail.com)

Jeff said...

I was looking back over this concept and I couldn't help but notice that some aspects of the resort were missing from this design, most notably Disney's Hotel New York. Disney's Davy Crockett Ranch and Golf Disneyland are missing, as well, but they were outside the circular perimeter of the resort to start. However, I would like to see them squeezed into the perimeter as there looks to be room. Anyway, is there any particular reason for these absences?

RandySavage said...

Hey Jeff...

The Michael Graves Hotel New York is a post-modern take on New York. To be honest, I think it's a poor design. I don't think it does any justice to the European's imaginings of that iconic city.

I haven't posted my detailed Paris DisneySea, but the entire front section of that park (with its built-in hotel like Tokyo's MiraCosta) is based on New York of the 1920s & 30s - with actual reproduced styles from that time - mainly art deco - and not a Post-Modernist's take on them:

I also think Sequoia's Lodge existing design could be done a lot better than it is (which is why I put the Wilderness Lodge placeholder there). As you can see, the rest of the room in the "primary circle" of DLP is used for the 2nd & 3rd major theme parks, the lake, a few existing hotels repositioned, as well as the water park.

Ludovic Lefort said...

I often go to Disneyland Paris, I find that he the most beautiful there Magic Kingdom (Anaheim too) but that he has no more enough news attractions, the last real date of 1995 with Space Mountain, rest it is only replacements, the fault in small Studios whose new attractions must be urgent. Lava Lagoon was really to be small, nothing to do with those of WDW. It was especially for the visitors of hotels.