Monday, September 15, 2008
This indoor "Dining in New York" restaurant project for the Disney Village - where guests would have dinner on a New York rooftop with the Manhattan skyline in front of them - was a hell of a good idea, but unfortunately never realised.
However, the good point is that it could be built in the future. Not that the imagineers are specifically thinking about it, but technically speaking, it's not a difficult concept to build. It's an all indoor decor with a huge backdrop who give to the guests the feeling they are outside - like the Sci-Fi Cafe at Disney Hollywood Studios - even if they're not.
The project was designed for the Disney Village, but it will be a great restaurant idea for the Walt Disney Studios, too. A perfect concept, in fact. Imagine that, when the imagineers expand the Hollywood Boulevard - as they will do in the next years - they create a "New York" street, this restaurant project will fit perfectly. And, because it's all about decor and illusion, it will also fit perfectly in the WDS theme. All they'll have to do is to have a larger area where they can put more tables, and, of course, to avoid the Twin Towers in the backdrop painting!
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