Monday, May 6, 2013

HKDL Triptych

In honor of the opening of Mystic Point, I created a piece of concept art that shows an "Adventureland Connector" land in place of Toy Story Land.  In a previously-shared IdealBuildout concept plan of HKDL, I continued with the idea of distinct mini-lands surrounding the 'core' lands, including the existing TSL, a Pirateland and an Oz-land.  I like this ring-of-distinct-mini-lands development plan because it is unique to all the MK-style parks. 

The drawings in this post, however, explore a more traditional development route for HKDL: creating five large, core lands and one 'specialty' land (e.g. LSQ or NOSQ):




For the birdseye artwork of 'Adventureland - El Dorado' (below, middle) I attempted an homage to WDI artist Ray Cadd, who produced the flanking pieces:


It's a Meso-American area with the central temple marking the entrance to the Indiana Jones E-ticket, a junior coaster on the left and restaurant/retail complex on the right.  The layout can be seen on the park plan below.



One thing this version does is address the sightline issues presented by Toy Story Land (Parachutes from northern Mystic Point, RC Racers through foliage on Jungle Cruise) by creating a heavily planted land in its place that continues the pulp adventure theme.  The numerous pre-Columbian artifacts scattered around Mystic Point make for nice continuity with this area, as well.