Until last year, one of Disney’s main sources of income was its theme parts. Due to the pandemic, the company was forced to keep them closed until relatively recently, and now Finds a way to make the public want to walk back down Main Street and enter Cinderella’s Castle taking advantage your new great source of income: Disney +.
Image of Magic Kingdom in Orlando (Florida)
As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Disney has teamed up with the creator of ‘For All Mankind’ and ‘Battlestar Galactica’, Ron moore, to develop a new television franchise for Disney + based on Magic Kingdom, the popular theme park located at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando (Florida).
The first project in development of the so-called Magic Kindom Universe is ‘The Society of Explorers and Adventures’, which will show a world in which all the theme areas and characters of the Disney parks and classic movies exist in another reality. Moore, an avowed Disney fan, will write and produce fiction for Disney + and 20th Television, and if the project goes ahead, too. will be in charge of supervising the entire franchise.
For the creation of this Magic Kingdom Universe, Moore is working closely with the Disney Imagineering team, the group of researchers and developers responsible for the creation and design of all Disney theme parks around the world. In addition, it is said that they would already be looking for three writers to form a small writers room.
As part of the world of ‘The Society of Explorers and Adventurers’, intend to explore some characters from the most popular theme park attractionsSuch as the captain of a Jungle Cruise ship, the Big Thunder Mountain gold prospector or the Matterhorn climbers, although for now there is nothing concrete.
A place to dream
Last summer, Moore signed a deal with Disney-backed 20th Television. At the time, many were surprised by this movement, but recently he himself explained in an interview what it was due to. « I decided to go there mainly because my childhood is based on many things that were from Disney. I am a huge fan and fan of Disneyland Park in Anaheim to the point that I would go on my own periodically and ride the attractions, « said the writer and producer. » I couldn’t resist the opportunity to be able to work with much of the classic intellectual property that Disney has and the things in its catalog that they meant so much to me as a child and that I have shared with my children, ultimately. «