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Tuesday
Aug252009

CONCEPT: Carrying the Banner (A Newsies Welcome Show)

Concept by Lilly

Itʼs 8:55am on Main Street USA. The park opens at 9:00. Hundreds of excited guests are streaming through the turnstiles, hustling through the arches and town square, until they meet a rope draped across main street just before from the Emporium, keeping them from the excitement of the park for just five more minutes.

A couple of Newsies have wandered out of the Emporium and other nearby buildings, just getting ready for a day of selling “papes.” Some of them are just tucking their shirt in, one is just drying his face with a towel, others are arranging their newspapers getting ready to sell them.

They have the demeanor you would expect from a Newsie, pushing each other around, cracking jokes, talking about the girl they met last night. They donʼt acknowledge their audience just yet. At about 8:55 one of them sings “Try Bottle Alley or the harbor,” another Newsie adds, “Try Central Park itʼs guaranteed,” and the song continues. There are only three lookalikes in this show from the Disney film. One is Jack “Cowboy” Kelly, and he sings his own lines from the film. Eventually the Newsies bring in the audience and interact with them during the number. In the appropriate place in the song (we cut the part with the nuns), the Delancey brothers, Oscar and Morris, enter. These are the only other two lookalikes from the film. One of the Newsies states “Dear me! What is that unpleasant aroma? I fear the sewers may have backed up during the night,” and the scene continues up until Jack says “That's right. It's an insult. So's this!” Instead of knocking the hat of Morrisʼ head, he steals it and a choreographed fight scene/keep the hat from the Delancey brothers/Jack hiding from the Delancey brothers proceeds as the Newsies continue to sing around this scene up until the end of the song.

As the Newsies finish the musical number the Newsies then explain to the crowd how the rope drop will work. They form a line of Newsies in the front and then walk the guests to each land, mingling and interacting with them as they go. When they get to each land, various cast members take over and lead the guests to the most popular attractions. The Newsies stick around Main Street and sell papes.

The best part is that the papers the Newsies have are actual papers filled with never before seen articles about the Walt Disney Company. Essentially, they are collectors items and the Newsies actually sell them for whatever they can get. The Newsies donʼt advertise the papers for what they are, they just sell like Newsies would sell, but they only place you can get one is from a Newsie.

After the morning set, Jack and maybe the Delancy Brothers will continue to do sets throughout the day on Main Street, continuing to sell papers and to interact with each other and the guests.

 

Wednesday
Aug192009

CONCEPT: True-Life Adventure: A Boat Ride Through Nature's Wonderland (working title)

Intended for Disney's Animal Kingdom, this would resemble the early rides of Disney history, full of lifelike animatronics, breathtaking scenery, and nothing too modern. Based on Walt Disney's own True-Life Adventure series, produced from 1948-1960.

More details to come.

Tuesday
Aug182009

Welcome

Welcome to the unofficial Imagineering blog where you can share your concepts and enjoy ours.  Our small volunteer staff is made up of a few people who have at one time worked for the Walt Disney Company and a few who have never worked for the company.  Among those who are former Disney employees, we have former Disney artists who have worked with Walt Disney Imagineering and other Disney creative departments.  We have former Disney performers and other Disney entertainment talent.  We have former writers, former operations, attractions, dining, and merchandise hosts/hostesses.    

We are excited to get to know you and for you to get to know us (ABOUT US).  We have a lot of ideas for the Disney Theme Parks (CONCEPTS) and we look forward to seeing and discussing your ideas.  Beyond developing and sharing concepts we like to discuss various topics (ARTICLES) ranging from what we'd like to see happen in a particular park or with a particular ride, to thoughts about Disney movies, and much more.  If you need advice or have a question about any of this great stuff, shoot us an email and one of our experienced and knowledgeable administrators will get back to you promptly (CONTACT US).

Above all, we look forward to bringing together a specific type of Disney fan- one not found around every corner.  We know you are out there so let's get together and be creative!

 

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