Theme Park Design

Behind the Scenes with an Engineer

Author: Steve Alcorn

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781456309725

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

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Have you ever gone to a theme park and wondered, "How did they do that?" At last there's a book that shows you. Take a peek behind the scenes, with a theme park engineer.
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The Assistant Lighting Designer's Toolkit

Author: Anne E. McMills

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1134650043

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 436

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What are the do’s and don’ts of being a good assistant lighting designer? What are focus tapes, and how do I use them? What is the best method for creating a magic sheet? What should be found in every assistant’s kit? How do I make that first important leap into this professional career? Answer these questions and many more with The Assistant Lighting Designer’s Toolkit. This definitive guide unlocks the insider-secrets used to succeed as a professional assistant lighting designer (ALD) – whether choosing assisting as a career or while transitioning to another. This book outlines, step-by-step, the challenges the ALD faces during every phase of production. Never before has a resource existed that views the design process through the eyes of the assistant. Intermingled among the nuts and bolts of the paperwork and essential procedures, top industry professionals reveal tips for personal survival in this challenging career – both domestically and abroad as well as in other careers in lighting. Within these pages are the industry secrets rarely taught in school! The author's website can be found at http://www.aldtoolkit.com/.
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Roller Coasters

Author: Jennifer MacKay

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1420508253

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Author Jenny MacKay takes readers on a wild ride through the history, design fundamentals, and scientific principles behind roller coasters. Readers will learn how gravity and physical forces create the fastest amusement park attractions and how steel and wooden roller coasters are designed and constructed. The final chapter, focused on the roller coasters of the future, describes the recent use of electromagnets and CAD technology.
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Disney's Land

Walt Disney and the Invention of the Amusement Park That Changed the World

Author: Richard Snow

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501190822

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

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A propulsive history chronicling the conception and creation of Disneyland, the masterpiece California theme park, as told like never before by popular historian Richard Snow. One day in the early 1950s, Walt Disney stood looking over 240 acres of farmland in Anaheim, California, and imagined building a park where people “could live among Mickey Mouse and Snow White in a world still powered by steam and fire for a day or a week or (if the visitor is slightly mad) forever.” Despite his wealth and fame, exactly no one wanted Disney to build such a park. Not his brother Roy, who ran the company’s finances; not the bankers; and not his wife, Lillian. Amusement parks at that time, such as Coney Island, were a generally despised business, sagging and sordid remnants of bygone days. Disney was told that he would only be heading toward financial ruin. But Walt persevered, initially financing the park against his own life insurance policy and later with sponsorship from ABC and the sale of thousands and thousands of Davy Crockett coonskin caps. Disney assembled a talented team of engineers, architects, artists, animators, landscapers, and even a retired admiral to transform his ideas into a soaring yet soothing wonderland of a park. The catch was that they had only a year and a day in which to build it. On July 17, 1955, Disneyland opened its gates…and the first day was a disaster. Disney was nearly suicidal with grief that he had failed on a grand scale. But the curious masses kept coming, and the rest is entertainment history. Eight hundred million visitors have flocked to the park since then. In Disney’s Land, Richard Snow brilliantly presents the entire spectacular story, a wild ride from vision to realization, and an epic of innovation and error that reflects the uniqueness of the man determined to build “the happiest place on earth” with a watchmaker’s precision, an artist’s conviction, and the desperate, high-hearted recklessness of a riverboat gambler.
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Entertainment Engineering

Author: John W. Wesner

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1304351831

Category: Education

Page: 214

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Engineering lies behind almost every type of entertainment, from the press that printed this book, through special effects in many movies, to the creation of ""rides"" based upon flight simulators and industrial robots.
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Walt Disney Imagineering

A Behind the Dreams Look at Making More Magic Real

Author: The imagineers,

Publisher: Disney Editions

ISBN: 9781423107668

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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How can you make dreams come true? Or transform a fantasy into a colorful, exciting world that visitors can move through, touch, and enjoy? Such fabulous work is the daily business of Walt Disney’s Imagineers, a core group of creative and highly skilled professional wizards who combine imagination with engineering to create the reality of behind the dreams that comprise the Disney theme parks. In this sequel to the best-selling Walt Disney Imagineering: A Behind-the-Dreams Look at Making the Magic Real, the Imagineers serve up another dose of magic with an even closer look at who they are, what they do, and how they do it, illuminating their theories and explaining the tools they use, and where and how they use them. Contained within this deluxe tome are rough drawings, conceptual models, and behind-the-scenes stories showcasing Disney’s newest attractions and innovations from the inside out. There’s also an exclusive peek inside the Research and Development Lab to see what new magic will soon be appearing. The Imagineers tell their own stories, as well as how they got there, what they do on a daily basis, what they show their friends in the parks, and how you can learn what it takes to become an Imagineer. Presented in a large, lavish format, this book is sure to be a must-have for every Disney collector.
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Show Networks and Control Systems

Formerly Control Systems for Live Entertainment

Author: John Huntington

Publisher: John Huntington

ISBN: 0615655904

Category: Electronic control

Page: 472

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Show Networks and Control Systems* has been the industry standard reference in backstage control technology since 1994. With a unique combined focus on computers, networks, control systems, art and practice, the book offers an in-depth examination of the control and networking technology used in lighting, lasers, sound, stage machinery, animatronics, special effects, and pyrotechnics for concerts, theme parks, theatre, themed-retail, cruise ships, museums, interactive performing arts, and special events. This completely revised, reorganized and updated edition includes more than 30 new pages and dozens of brand-new graphics, with dramatically expanded coverage of show networking technology and fresh real-world examples. Drawing upon his extensive experience in the field and classroom, John Huntington clearly explains everything that goes on behind the scenes and inside the machines to bring bold visions to life in real-world settings. * Formerly Control Systems for Live Entertainment
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BTEC national travel & tourism

Author: Gillian Dale

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435446444

Category: Tourism

Page: 304

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Experience shows that drought shocks not only affect the agricultural sector but also trigger slowdowns in national growth, especially in poorly diversified transition economies.This book addresses drought mitigation measures that need to be incorporated into the design and implementation of economic reform and development programs.
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TCI

The Business of Entertainment Technology & Design

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Theater

Page: N.A

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Celebration, U.S.A.

Living in Disney's Brave New Town

Author: Douglas Frantz,Catherine Collins

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1466815671

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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A prize-winning reporter, his wife, and their two kids describe life in Disney's vision of the future. In 1997, six months after the first residents had moved into Celebration, Florida-Disney's town of the future with its distinctly retro link to a longed-for past-Doug and Cathy and their two kids closed on their new home and settled down to participate in (and observe) this new venture. Their report from the trenches will surprise both Disney haters and Disney fans. What is it like to start a new community-not a suburb or subdivision, but a town, inted to be a self-supporting community with the best of the new technologies (including the very latest in teaching techniques) and the most cherished elements in American towns that existed before the automobile turned everything into a mall? For almost two years the family lived this experiment firsthand. Their report is vivid, funny, and painful-and it tells us as much about ourselves and our hopes and dreams as it does about the daily reality of building a community from the ground up.
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