Why Disney Should Make a Disney Parks Cinematic Universe

Disney is always looking for their next major franchise. Currently, with Marvel and Star Wars having reached a natural peak in their respective narratives and Pirates of the Caribbean having died out due to a gradual loss of faith in the franchise Disney really should be looking for their next franchise.

In our above video, we discuss why the next Disney live-action franchise should be based on the various Disney Parks' original attractions from around the world. We discuss a few different ways they could do this based only on preexisting connections between various Disney Parks attractions from multiple sources.

Below are the two main ways Disney could start a parks cinematic universe, including one they could start from a film currently scheduled to be released.

Kingdom Keepers

Kingdom Keepers is a Disney book series that follows a series of teens as they go on an adventure through the Disney Parks. It features a large number of attractions and Disney characters throughout the books with Maleficent as the main villain of the series.

It also was recently updated to replace references to attractions that have since closed. This would make it a lot easier to make either a television series or movie series based on it. It is one thing to have an old book featuring something at Disney World that is no longer there. It is another thing to make a new series with an attraction you can't actually experience.

This would give Disney the chance to show off their parks in a high profile way while making money at the same time.

Society of Explorers and Adventurers

The other way Disney could jumpstart a Disney Parks cinematic universe was by using the Society of Explorers and Adventurers. This is a fictional organization Disney created starting with the Adventurers Club in Pleasure Island that has since spread to a continually increasing number of attractions, including Jungle Cruise which has an upcoming film based on it coming out next summer.

Doing a series in this way would allow for Disney to do films based on rides from Jungle Cruise to Mystic Manor to Big Thunder Mountain, as well as follow plot threads that haven't been fully explored in the parks.

Disney could start this relatively quickly with Jungle Cruise already being released and a Pirates of the Caribbean film reportedly in development following Redd, a new character in the Disney Parks attraction of the same name.

Do you think Disney should make a Disney Parks cinematic universe? What storyline should it follow? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!