I have an idea for Disney – an adults only resort. I’m not talking about a den of sin with topless sunbathing or anything that would be offensive to main stream America, just one little oasis in the middle of Walt Disney World where children are not allowed.
I was thinking about themes, and Retro Vegas would be an obvious one. They could do a kind of Las Vegas Strip instead of Main Street, with all the old casinos like The Flamingo. There wouldn’t be real gambling; this is Disney so we don’t want it to get super seedy, just pretend seedy. You could win Disney Dollars or stuffed animals – the winnings aren’t the important thing, the atmosphere would be the draw. We could smoke and drink fancy cocktails all day long if we wanted – and mambo. I don’t know how to mambo but I’m sure some handsome Latin American Disney cast member could give us lessons by the pool.
For dining they could have night clubs with animatronics lounge acts like animatronic Louis Prima or just look-a-like Frank Sinatras and other popular Vegas acts from the 60s. The “castmembers” (that’s what Disney calls anybody who works for them) would have super cool uniforms and they’d all look like “Mad Men” characters.
Or why not just a “Mad Men” themed resort, with the guest room area in two parts including a choice of a “Manhattan skyscraper” guest room, or a “Suburban Split Levels or Ranch Home” guest room. The concierge staff would all be Don Draper look-alikes and at the reception desk you’d find a bunch of sexy Joan Harris secretary-types welcoming you to Walt Disney World and offering you martinis before you settle into your room.
Children wouldn’t completely ruin the atmosphere, but they’d ruin it a little bit. After all, they have the other 99.99% of the park all family friendlied and sticky with juice boxes; wouldn’t it be fun to get away from that if you were going without kids?