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I am frequently asked if there is a difference in the spatial design process between theme parks and the world outside the front gate. There certainly is. The guiding principles that underpin the design of the public realm are very different. Each type of environment is driven by its own distinctive organizing system. What works in one world doesn't necessarily work in the other.
Last week, we rediscovered a true Disney Legend who was perhaps more responsible for Disneyland landing in an Anaheim orange grove than any other man but Walt Disney himself. A little background for those who missed Where's The Window Part I. I was admiring the worthy tradition at Disneyland and the Magic Kingdom to honor those who have made an impact by placing their name on a window
Updated 04-20-2011 at 07:50 PM by Dustysage
Excuse me for a moment. I am going to reach over here and grab a soapbox. There. Very good. Now I would like to stand on top of this box and bleed my heart out for a few minutes. Okay? One of the great traditions at Disneyland and the Magic Kingdom is to honor those who have made an impact on the Disney Company and its parks with a window on Main Street. Walt Disney
Updated 04-26-2011 at 09:44 AM by Dustysage
Not long ago I tried to compare the Splash Mountain in Disneyland to the one at the Magic Kingdom, I even declared a winner. Time to take a look at another pair of Disney mountains and, if possible, we'll pick another winner. Now, I understand that this is not directly an apple-to-apple comparison. But, in many respects, they share similar details with
Updated 04-07-2011 at 12:33 PM by SAMLAND
When we discover a space that has a higher degree of life, how do we explain how it got there to others? What language do we use? That is the problem that Christopher Alexander tried to solve with the publication of A Pattern Language in 1977. The language is based on the combination of patterns. In fact, he identified 253 patterns. Each pattern consists of a specific
Updated 03-31-2011 at 09:07 AM by Dustysage
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