Saturday, December 3, 2011

Tokyo DisneySea 2025

Continuing from last post, this entry will feature artwork & images created exclusively by yours truly.  I hope you enjoy:


I created these drawings for fun - imagining what my ideal built-out Tokyo DisneySea might be like.  

Currently, there are four pads surrounding TDS that seem reasonably suitable for expansion.  Since OLC has been adding youth-focused shows based on established Disney/Pixar characters since Tower of Terror opened in 2006, all of these additions return to the park’s more character-free roots.    And because TDS is fairly short on water/boat rides (for a park about the Sea), I added two major water attractions and a new bay. 

LOST RIVER DELTA: This area is the last greenfield of the park.  It is big enough for a small land (e.g. A Bug’s Land) or a large attraction.  I opted for the latter, expanding Lost River Delta.  The attraction I chose would be an FX & AA-laden flume based around the search & mysteries of the Lost City of El Dorado.   The layout and boat size is reminiscent of the Jurassic Park River Adventure.   Any visible showbuilding not hidden by dense rainforest vegetation would be heavily-themed as ancient ruins.    Here is a massing model of the show-building:


And a storyboard sketch of the boat entering the overgrown ruins for encounters with hostile natives and their gods.


GANGSTER ROW: Taking up the parking lot beyond the soon-to-open Toyville Trolley Park would be an area of gritty, seedy buildings and home to an indoor shooter coaster featuring Gangsters and the Coppers trying to take them down (guests would be divided in the queue).  There would also be a themed Prohibition era eatery & bar.  Here is a conceptual elevation I drew of the area facades:

 And a concept of one of the ride vehicles:

LEONARDO’S WORKSHOP: An ornate Renaissance villa would be home (and house the queue) to inventor & artist Leonardo Da Vinci.  After queueing past his creations, guests would board his latest Flying Machine for a Soarin’ experience.   Here is a massing model and conceptual elevation of the attration:


SVALBARD BAY: The final land takes up the giant parking lots north of the Arabian Coast.  I’ve read a rumor that a Glacier Lake expansion was/is slated for this area, so I went in that direction and created Svalbard Bay.  The aesthetic is EPCOT’s Norway (Scandinavian) meets Hogsmeade (whimsical/fake snow banks) meets New Orleans Square (lots of little alleyways).   Since this land is a New Orleans Square of the Far North it features a “Vikings of the North Sea” indoor AA boat ride that parallels PotC in mood and execution.    The land is not specifically set in time, but has quaint industrial technology, so the Viking attraction would begin the Village’s history museum.    In the bay, among the icebergs, there is a Viking longboat and sidewheeler/tall-ship icebreaker.   In coming up with plan I tried to remain conscience of attraction diversity so the final attraction would feature something akin the new Pandora’s Box ride system by Vekoma to present an original adventure based on the mysteries of the Aurora Borealis (treading close to The Golden Compass):  Here is a concept elevation & massing model of the land:

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So there is a build-out of DisneySea.  Comments?  How would the next 15 years unfold if you were Toshio Kagami?

7 comments:

kermitdefrog said...

Best. Park. Ever.

Anonymous said...

I just wonder...
I think you could do Disney-MGM Studios Tokyo.
The Twlight Zone: Tower of Terror will be at Sunset Blvd while Tokyo DisneySEA renamed Tower of Terror into The Haunted Hotel.
HOLLYWOOD BLVD
MAROON STUDIOS / TOONTOWN
SUNSET BLVD
LUCASLAND
MUPPET STUDIOS
STREET OF AMERICA
WILD WILD WEST
SCI-FI BACKLOT
PIXAR PLACE
STUDIO BACKLOT
AND FEW MORE

comics101 said...

Yet another fantastic park to add to your collection! You're building up quite the portfolio...
I'm really lovin the original concept art. Personally, I'd love to see some more storyboard sketches from specific attractions in your park, if not on this blog, maybe consider making another one? I can imagine you've got some pretty impressive ride concepts.

Sam said...

^ yeah, that would be cool!

kermitdefrog said...

What's next?

SWW said...

Comics, I shortened the title to reflect the future... stuff beyond conceptual site plans.

Kermit, I'll try to keep to keep it a surprise.

Colin said...

I think disney tokyo sea has to get rid of fortress explorations and change it into akin of village where world's greatest inventors and artists live or work. with this change there could be rides based on jules verne, leonardo da vinchi and many others. good concepts and love your website.