Disney Almost Created a Myst-like Park
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Disney Almost Created a Myst-like Park
16 September, 2016

Thoughtful and mysterious game from 1993 called Myst could be turned into a park by Disney. It is stated that two sides discussed a possibility of using well-known atmosphere to create the theme park in Florida.   


The AV Club presented an interview with Rand Miller, one of the developers of Myst. Miller stated that the old rumors are indeed true, Disney talked to him about building Myst Island in or near the Walt Disney World resort.

That was absolutely true. At some point, there were some really cool plans to do some stuff with Disney. We were looking at it as the ultimate incarnation of our world. Basically, there was a place down in Florida—it’s one of the island areas that they had that wasn’t used very much. But it had some walkways among trees, and an island area, and we went down and looked at it and walked around it, and it was incredibly Myst-like. It was perfect for Myst. So we were all excited. Their imagineering team was excited about embracing that and building some stuff into it and tying it into the rest of the park, where you could explore and have this real-world experience. But, the way Disney works, and the way it had to fit in with their bigger scheme of things, and the way we didn’t understand pieces of it, I think it fell apart from their point of view. That was a very exciting time. It was cool to try to pull that off.

Rand Miller

It might have been a dream place to visit, but nothing came out of it. Imagine yourself walking past some familiar places of Myst and solving its puzzles. Which games would you suggest Disney should build now? Share your thoughts in the comments below.  

Source: AV CLub

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