Saturday, February 11, 2012

Gems of Opportunity: Amusement Park Concept: Musical Genre Theme Park



Hello All,

I originally penned this concept back in mid May 2009 in one of my older notebooks I scribble down my concepts and spiritual wisdom writings. My blog site "Atrayo's Oracle" only showcases a sampling of the more prominent futuristic concepts in summary form.



Now picture an amusement park dedicated to musical genres of all sorts be it contemporary to classical to historical for attendees of all ages. Be it situated in Orlando Florida or some other part of the world. Although ideal suitors for such a theme park concept could be a collection of music recording labels. (ie Sony Music or Vivendi Universal) Besides additional under writers could be like the owners of the Hard Rock Cafe franchised restaurants.

Here's the meat and potatoes of the concept picture the main attraction seen from a distance outside the musical theme park itself. Much like Disney's EPCOT globe as the center piece pavilion ride near the park entrance. In this case it isn't an architectural globe but a Ferris Wheel suspended in mid-air on its side. So to be horizontally suspended held in place with pillars and high tension steel cabling. The neon lights can be seen for miles at night when this horizontally situated Ferris Wheel is rotating or standing still.

The Ferris Wheel ride itself will have its cable car compartments facing outward. However the compartments will be enclosed and air conditioned with a wind shield. So riders can still be seen within and looking outward from the suspended height of the vehicle. Each Ferris Wheel cable car compartment can seat up to six passengers. In front of each passenger is a tablet like computer touch screen input device. That when utilized by the passengers allows them to select from a catalog of music to be played either in medley form or fully. There will be icons on the touch screen tablet device of the musical artist or of the album art. Besides a text field section allowing the rider to type in their musical artists or song request. Before the Ferris wheel ride commences all passengers will be given up to 3 minutes time to make their musical ride selections. A full rotation can go as slow or as fast as the park operators wish the horizontal Ferris wheel to travel. Say after all the 6 riders have made their touch screen musical choice selections. When the ride starts a medley will be played from the top songs from each compartment car passenger all in high fidelity. Such as surround sound speakers perhaps found in a typical IMAX theater or something of a higher caliber of audio technology that is being showcased. Whereby a complete rotation of the Ferris wheel horizontally can be of 15 minutes or so.

Taking inspiration from Disney's EPCOT (Experimental Community of Tomorrow) amusement park layout with the world pavilions surrounding a man made lake. This Musical Theme Park will have numerous pavilions situated at a distance from the center piece Ferris Wheel. These secondary themed musical pavilions perhaps also surrounding a body of water as well. Let's say each pavilion is a musical genre onto itself each with its own museum of memorabilia, gift shop, themed cafe for that musical genre (ie like Hard Rock Cafe as an inspiration). Additionally each pavilion can have a theme park ride with automated animatronics similar to Disney or Universal Studios theme parks. For that musical genre pavilion ride famous notables past-present can be showcased. Like Jimmy Hendrix's playing a solo on his guitar as one of the segments of the Rock genre theme park ride. Allowing ride passengers to soak in a couple minutes of Mr. Hendrix's music and his contribution from a narrators background voice.



The starting musical genre pavilions can be of: Modern Rock, Classic Rock, Classical, Pop Music, Dance Music, Punk Music, Gospel, Rhythm and Blues, Country, Latin Pop Music, or other assorted types of International World Music genres. Each musical genre pavilion will follow a similar foot print as in floor plan. But each will have a unique interior and exterior decor to set the mood for the music to be soaked in by the attendees. For instance each pavilion besides having a theme park ride, museum, gift shop, restaurant, cafe, and music store. Will have its own amphi theater or concert stage be it open air or enclosed with an adjacent building. Where out of town performances for that musical genre renowned artists can be held all year long. Whatever is a top act performer of the day, if there is a musical genre pavilion that fits the bill they would be booked there to perform for devoted fans.

The music stores in each pavilion showcasing electronics and music under their particular genre. Will each have a unique feature of retail kiosk technology for customers. This is where I highlight an "Atrayo's Oracle" exclusive concept entry from back in October 25th 2005.

Franchise Concept: Digital Media Outlets

In a nutshell envision a vending machine retail kiosk where a customer inputs his or own music playlist on a touch screen. After a playlist is selected the customer chooses the medium be it: CD, Vinyl LP, Cassette, MP3 Download, or an MP3 burned onto a Flash Drive. Wait a few minutes and the playlist is burned into the selected format in a store brand slip cover packaging. If an LP is chosen an album cover is printed on demand and the play list is printed on the inside cover. With any additional artist pictures on the inside or outside album cover that is branded by the store.

Every musical genre pavilion will have such a retail music store with such a retail kiosk technology for customers. Aside from the typical rack space and laid out shelving for music album merchandise found in any run of the mill music store. There can be even musical instruments sold besides albums from various artists making it a true musical store.

This is just a glimpse of the potential I can envision for a musical genre theme park to be had for attendees of all ages. Be it to young ears having never been exposed to the classics or some notable song their parents generation may adore. For the music recording labels can have their catalogs of music available via licensing agreements. Allowing their music to be consumed in the traditional and in new novel mediums due to technology. Be it recorded or Live performed music many will be delighted by the sites and nostalgia to be encountered for sure.

Ivan "Atrayo" Pozo-Illas, has devoted 21 years of his life to the pursuit of clairvoyant automatic writing channeling the Angelic host. Ivan is the author of the spiritual wisdom series of "Jewels of Truth" consisting of 3 volumes published to date. He also channels inspired conceptual designs that are multi-faceted for the next society to come that are solutions based as a form of dharmic service. Numerous examples of his work are available at "Atrayo's Oracle" blog site of 11 years plus online. Your welcome to visit his website "Jewelsoftruth.us" for further information or to contact Atrayo directly.