This Disneyland Brazil park originated with a request by Felipe Zahtariam to translate his rough drawing & notes into a conceptual plan.
Felipe specializes in drawing stylized birds-eye maps of dream parks that are reminiscent of some of the official “fun maps” or things you might find in old issues of “Disney Magazine.” They are quite cool. You can see much more of his artwork here:
Disneyland Brazil combines elements from a number of existing locations (Disneyland Paris, Magic Kingdom, DisneySea, Anaheim Disneyland) as well as some original elements, resulting in a mega-park, with around 80 attractions. Here is my interpretation of his park:
From my plan, Felipe went on to draw a stylized map of the park:
MAIN STREET USA
Includes a horse drawn-trolley, swan boats in the Central Plaza and a museum-like tribute to Walt Disney in the Exposition Hall.
The front of this land is based closely on Disneyland Paris. In place of the Silver Spur Steakhouse is an extreme ride, based on a covered wagon. Felipe included a number of these extreme rides (which are thrilling midway attractions that we are all familiar with) in various lands. If done right, with the highest level of execution (e.g. Paris’ Old Mill Ferris Wheel, DL’s Teacups or MK’s AstroOrbitor), I think such attractions can visually fit within a Disney-level park, despite being a fairly common ride experience. The back of Frontierland sees and expanded Indian Village (with Canoes) and two water based E-tickets. With the rapids ride, I added a couple of points where the raft can randomly take left or right-hand chutes, which would add a sense of unplanned variability to the experience.
Like many of the other lands, Adventureland is marked by distinct sub-areas, based on exotic geographic locations: The entry area is based on Arabian legend, with Aladdin & Sinbad dark rides and a central magic carpets spinner. To the north is the Caribbean sub-area. To the west is the South Seas sub-area with its Liki Tikis, Tropical Serenade & Tahitian Terrace. Next is the African section with a theatre & restaurant connected to the Lion King. The final sub-area is a Meso-American dig site with a D-ticket coaster (Raging Spirits/Temple du Peril scale) an Indiana Jones Adventure and an extreme ride themed to a Mayan astronomical device.
The bulk of Fantasyland is the fairytale village style of Paris & Anaheim featuring some old favorites. I imaged a new version of Storybookland Canal Boats, with greater topographical relief. The “mini mountains” of Storybookland would serve as the front range to the larger Matterhorn & Matterhorn Jr, in the distant Alpine Village sub-section. This should provide a pretty impressive, layered view from the castle rear-courtyard. There is a Wonderland sub-section featuring the three existing Alice attractions and a Circus themed sub-section, with a kiddie-power-coaster version of Casey Jr.
This land begins (from the Hub) in an industrious Renaissance-era town, with adventures based on Da Vinci. This more ancient environment segues into a more retro-version of DisneySea’s port discovery (as highlighted in the above artwork). Captain Nemo’s mysterious hideaway forms another sub-area of this land. In the final sub-land, a number of dirigible-based attractions continue the steampunk theme in an Aeronautical Academy setting.
Tomorrowland begins with the central, elevated Peoplemover (like in Anaheim but a little longer) running to an elevated Orbitron (based on HKDLs). The rest of the land contains elements from Anaheim & EPCOT’s Future World, as well as some original extreme rides. Since Felipe’s Tomorrowland blends Science Fiction (Star Tours, Captain Eo) with Science Fact (Horizons, Carousel of Progress), I think it is essential that the lands exteriors share a unified design scheme. Maybe a distinct blend of Saarinen and Deco-Tech to achieve something futuristic, yet timeless.
As always, comments are appreciated.