Friday, October 8, 2010

Mumbai DisneySea

Portofino Harbor – Similar to its real-world TDS counterpart, Portofino Harbor contains elements of Venice, the Italian Riviera & Tuscany, with heavier influence of hill towns. 

DaVinci’s Workshop is a Mystic Manor-like experience involving the inventions and secrets of Leonardo:

artwork by Chris Ocampo

The Grand Circle line has boats themed to each harbor, as originally imagined by Hani El-Masri (
Mermaid Lagoon, is based on two Disney films, The Little Mermaid & Peter Pan.   The spinners are unique from TDS.  One is a carousel and the other is this WDI-concept of a Dumbo-like Sealife Spinner that would create the illusion of riders being under water (I imagine dry-for-wet bubbles would go up in the panes of glass):

If you’ve been reading my blog, you know I like to take an established attraction and give it a new twist.  Here there is Mermaid Mountain, which is a flume version (Splash Mtn scale) of TLM story:

The island at the center of the land is based on Peter Pan’s Neverland (with an emphasis on mermaids).

Like TDS, the central hub port is Jules Verne-based and located within a rocky caldera (with adjacent volcano), a thrill EMV with coaster-like dips & curves, and an exploratory lab. 

 Outside the Caldera is a Barbary Coast-like area that is home to the Park’s iconic centerpiece.  In the first stages of its development the central icon of TDS was a somewhat forbidding-looking lighthouse, with a twisting shoot coming out of it – perhaps some kind of gyroball coaster.  Here the Lighthouse rises above the park:

The Lost Delta region is home to a family boat ride, a Mayan dinosaur adventure loosely based on this Alain Litaye concept (, and a rainforest rollercoaster themed on the winged snake of Meso-American mythology (Raging Spirits on steroids):

Glacier Bay features an indoor ice-caverns section similar to TDS’s Mermaid Lagoon with an assortment of rides for kids. 

 There is a version of Expedition Everest, as well as Marc Davis’ never built Snow Palace.

The Pacifica Discovery Center has an aquarium, simulator and spinner.

There is a next-gen circlevision presentation similar to that in Niagara Falls (with water effects and seamless screens:

 The final port, Big City Waterfront, is based on 1928 New York & Chicago - very distinct from 1915 New York (the setting for TDS’s port).  The buildings are taller, the cars are faster, Art Deco is everywhere and America is in the heady days of its arĂȘte. 

There is a tower freefall, an EMV gangster shootout, a broadway theatre, Muppets dark ride, and in place of transatlantic passenger ship there is an explorable battleship. 

Dining venues include an adventurers club and waterfront power plant.


I often imagine a spectacular birds-eye concept rendering (maybe one day I’ll be able to create them) of my re-designed or newly-birthed theme parks.  Well, in this case, one exists, and it was in the recently-published WDI book.  Working backwards from this painting (and using a lot of artistic license) is how I created the site plan for this park:

1 comment:

megatron_85 said...

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