On the museum's official web site Miyazaki himself outlines the principles on which he expects the facility to adhere to. It's not surprising that with a few words changed around, this list could easily be a kind of blueprint of ideals that all Disney theme parks must strive for. Some already do in many ways, most notably the non-Disney owned Tokyo DisneySea.
Imagine, if you will, what a Disney theme park should stand for.
A theme park that is interesting and which relaxes the soulImagine if the Walt Disney Company were man enough, or Disney enough, to release such a document.
A theme park where much can be discovered
A theme park based on a clear and consistent philosophy
A theme park where those seeking enjoyment can enjoy, those seeking to ponder can ponder, and those seeking to feel can feel
A theme park that makes you feel more enriched when you leave than when you entered!
To make such a place, the park must be...
Put together as if it were a film
Not arrogant, flamboyant, or suffocating
Quality space where people can feel at home, especially when it's not crowded
The theme park must be run in such a way so that...
Small children are treated as if they were grown-ups
The handicapped are accommodated as much as possible
The cast members can be confident and proud of their work
Visitors are not controlled with predetermined courses and fixed directions
It is suffused with ideas and new challenges so that the attractions do not get dusty or old, and that investments are made to realize that goal
The attractions will be...
Not only for the benefit of people who are already fans of Disney
A place where visitors can enjoy by just looking, can understand the artists' spirits, and can gain new insights into Imagineering
Past attractions will be probed for understanding at a deeper level
The restaurants will be...
Important places for relaxation and enjoyment
Good restaurants with a style all their own where running a restaurant is taken seriously and done right
The shops will be...
Well-prepared and well-presented for the sake of the guests
Not bargain shops that attach importance only to the amount of sales
A shop that continues to strive to be a better shop
Where original items made only for the theme park are found
This is what we expect a theme park to be, and therefore we will find a way to do it
This is the kind of theme park we don't want to make!
A pretentious theme park
An arrogant theme park
A theme park that treats its contents as if they were more important than people
A theme park that builds uninteresting attractions as if they were significant