As part of my personal self-improvement, I have been following James Altucher’s 10 ideas per day mental ritual. As a part of my process, I decided to share my ideas as part of a series of posts that I am calling “10 Ideas.” This is the first post in this series.
Disney is one of the world’s iconic brands and my family’s favorite amusement park in the last few years. We aren’t big on spending at parks (Disney World and Disneyland) but we do enjoy the rides and the overall experience, especially now that we have a son that can enjoy it with us. During our last trip to Disneyland a few weeks ago, I thought about a few areas of improvement and innovation that they could implement fairly quickly.
1. Mickey’s Loft: a luxury condo development at Disney World
Disney has built several high-end communities in Orlando and attracted some fairly wealthy residents to the development. I would like to see them build some high-end condos that are family-friendly with easy access to the parks and attractions.
2. AR/VR app that simulates an MCU battle in the viewer’s city or town
I would like to see Disney (or an AR/VR team) develop an app that would show a simulated Marvel Comics Universe battle in their own city. You would simply view the battle through your phone’s screen (similar to Pokémon Go).
3. Disney World Monopoly
Create a game using Disney Characters but use the Disney parks locations as the real estate. If the game is online, you could sync it with the real ride and visitor data and have the players earn in-game cash based on that day’s data.
4. Dystopian Disney: Black Mirror Spoof of Disney Characters
Although the relationship between Disney and Netflix is not as strong as it once was, I would love to see a Black Mirror episode with the traditional Disney characters. It could be an amazing episode incorporating the usual tech and cultural surprises that Black Mirror has come to embody.
5. AI Mickey
I would personally love to see an AI Mickey that can answer questions, reenact any Mickey Mouse scene, and learn from human interaction.
6. Jedi Training videos and content
Video content showing young Jedi in training with their masters. It could have fictional registration for new students, with the winners being selected to be trained as Jedi’s.
7. Sith Training videos and content
Similar concept as the Jedi training except for Sith. This would have a darker feel to it since it is, of course, the dark side of the force.
8. Knights of Ren Training videos and content
Similar concept as the Jedi and Sith training except for Knights of Ren. This would have a much darker feel to it.
9. allow families to know where everyone is in the park by Adding family users to Disney app
On our recent trip to Disneyland, I found the app extremely useful in navigating the park and seeing the actual wait times for the rides. However, I was quite frustrated when we got separated at the end of the day and found everyone in our party through trial and error (in the rain). I would have loved to open the app and it shows where everyone was located and put a pin on the map where we should all meet.
10. Add the ability to do FastPass in the Disney app
This is a big request and I think I understand why this doesn’t exist, but it would be great to be able to do reserve FastPass a limited number of times in the app then simply show and scan a barcode on my phone.