An Imagineering Mash-up.

I want to be an Imagineer like any other Disney geek. And here is what I hope is a creative and original attempt. I was listening to a recent episode of WDW Today and they mentioned (like they often do) that restaurants like the ones you’ll find in the World Showcase are often more bland than they ought to be. Places like Restaurant Marrakesh aren’t nearly as spicy as they could be. We all know why it’s necessary to do this. Disney, in many cases, caters to the lowest common denominator and there are a lot of picky eaters out there.

It got me to thinking … if I were an imagineer, I could mash 2 ideas from the parks together and make it better. An imagineering mash-up could take elements from an attraction, show, restaurant or anything else in the parks and mash them together.

First mash-up? Let’s fix this restaurant dilema. Item #1: Mission: Space. Item #2: Restaurant Marrakesh (or any other restaurant that could stand some extra spice)


Let’s take the Orange and Green versions of Mission: Space and apply it to a restaurant! Imagine walking into La Hacienda de San Angel or Restaurant Marrakesh and getting an orange or green pass from the Hostess. The menu could remain the same. But if you dine with the orange pass, you get the more authentic experience – the spicy version. A green pass would get you the safer, less spicy experience. It takes a certain amount of bravery to ride the orange side of Mission: Space. It also would take a bit of bravery to do the same for a real authentic dining experience.

I’m not the most adventurous eater, but this sounds like fun.

Another imagineering mash-up? Take an interactive queue (like Winnie the Pooh’s) and place it in the waiting area at Coral Reef (themed to Nemo). Imagine how much fun waiting for your table could be if it were interactive. With a bit of creativity the possibilities are endless.

I’d love to hear your ideas. Share them with us in the comments section.

2 thoughts on “An Imagineering Mash-up.

  • January 21, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Chris that is and awesome idea. I would so use the orange pass for the moe authentic route.

  • January 21, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Thanks Allison! I think Disney would be surprised at how many orange passes get used. And this seems like something that’s actually possible. I’d love to see them try it.


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