I would like Cloud Cuckoo Land to be completely re-themed to fit a new dark ride in the area. I have a concept that I would like to share although this is purely for creative purposes. I am aware that it is unlikely that the resort would follow through with a development with the following theme. I will describe my idea as vividly as possible so the post does not become boring.
Imagine a little German village tucked away behind the shadowy ruins of the towers, petit cottages line the streets and colourful flower beds paint the courtyard. Glittering lights line the rooftops and vintage lamps hang from the trees. Despite the apparent beauty; a closer look reveals a dominating structure scarring the landscape of the idyllic scene. Cogs whirl and shiver as pistons hiss and splutter, long chimneys mock trees like metal imposters. This curious building is where the story begins.
The village of Vorstellen was situated in a peaceful and traditional area of Germany, east of Rothenburg. The Village was known for its traditional authentic toy production, made by skilled woodsmen and fine craft makers. Toy makers all around the world would marvel at the magnificent toys made in the magical village and travel far and wide to learn the secret of true craftsmanship. Despite this, there was a problem. No matter how hard travelling toy makers tried, they could not replicate the true magic of Vorstellen's toys. With only limited special craftsmen within the petite village, Vorstellen could not keep up with demand for their now world famous toys. The mayor of Vorstellen was looking for a solution to this problem so the village could continue to spread the magic of toys throughout the world.
After months of pondering, the mayor hit a blank and began to give up. Before all hope had been diminished, he was approached by a mysterious gentleman who claimed to be from the cities hundreds upon hundreds of miles away from the village of Vorstellen. This strange man claimed he had the perfect idea to ensure that more of Vorstellen's toys could be made, resulting in more magic around the world. All the mayor had to do was sign a contract. The mayor (in fear of loosing the fame of Vorstellen) hastily signed the contract and the mysterious city gentleman disappeared.
Weeks followed and the community grew more concerned about activity in the village. Large machines were sneaking into the village under the cover of starlight and towering walls were peaking over the tree tops. Daylight brought peace but the darkness brought the echoing sounds of pistons, cogs, hammers, conveyer belts and the grinding of metal. curious about the occurrences in the village, a disgruntled group of residents ventured behind the obscuring boundaries. They discovered a crude and cold box littered with frightening machines and puffing chimneys. The village was overshadowed and polluted by the behemoth structure and the people of Vorstellen called for the Mayor to take action. The Mayor demanded to see the person responsible for the monstrosity. A crowd gathered outside the building in protest as the mayor asked to see the man in charge. Finally a metal door slithered open from the centre of the building and out stepped the mysterious city gentleman. He declared that the contract signed by the mayor had signed over the right to Vorstellen's Toys, Vorstellen's people and the village itself. With a booming voice the city gentleman further declared that the village now belonged to Steampunk. co. Ever since that day a foreboding toy factory moulded from pure steel has stood in Vorstellen, destroying all of the heritage that ever existed in the once magical community. Vorstellen was now known as the"STEAMPUNK QUARTER"
That story explains the main idea of my proposed re-theme of Cloud Cuckoo Land. Half of the area would be themed to the original traditional village and the other half would be steampunk themed. All steampunk theming would be gentle and classy to match the family atmosphere of the area. Existing rides in the area would be re-themed as shown below. (Frog Hopper would be removed)
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory- The show building for this existing attraction would be extended and used for a suspended transit system that takes visitors around the grimy steampunk factory and ends with a small launch and coaster section due to an overloaded toy making machine. The new name for this attraction would be: "Steampunk Adventures"
Ice Age 4D- This attraction would be completely overhauled and transformed into a fully functioning 4D cinema with comfy seating and more effects. The attraction would tell the story of Vorstellen in the form of a fairy-tale adventure. The new name for this attraction would be: "Vorstellen: Enchanted Nights"
Twirling Toadstool: This ride would accommodate gentle cog and steampunk theming to match the theme of a discarded machine used to build the factory. The new name for this attraction would be: " Mechanism"
The Carousel: The carousel would remain exactly the same to replicate the peaceful/ traditional theme of the village before it was converted to the "Steampunk Quarter".
Wobble World: The building that houses this attraction would now accommodate an indoor play area/ equipment themed around an enchanted traditional toy shop. The new name for this attraction would be: "The Toy Emporium"
Driving School: This attraction would have its cars themed around weird and wonderful steampunk vehicles and machines. The theming around the ride would be changed to twisted metal and quirky structures.
Wobble World café- The cafe would be re-themed to a traditional German bakery and serve German cakes and coffee. The new name for this attraction would be: "Klein Backer" (The Little Bakery)
I hope you enjoyed this little description.