So you want to build a Disney castle?

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So you want to build a Disney castle?

Post by acp » Oct Thu 02, 2014 10:40 am

I found this presentation this afternoon:

PDF file (10MB)

It details the design and construction process for the castle at Shanghai Disney Resort.

I don't know if it's more impressive that they put that information on the internets, or that the entire presentation doesn't once use the word "Disney" :P

Also, that castle is going to be HUGE :o

(I put this here instead of the Disney Around the World forum because although it's focussed on Shanghai, it's probably more of general interest in the design/construction of Disney stuff.)

[edit: changed link to a dropbox link as the original expired]
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Re: So you want to build a Disney castle?

Post by Amy » Oct Thu 02, 2014 10:59 am

That looks really neat ~ great find!

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Re: So you want to build a Disney castle?

Post by theBIGyowski » Oct Thu 02, 2014 11:36 am

the coolest thing I saw on there was "The DISH"

That was actually quite enjoyable...in a very nerdy way.
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Re: So you want to build a Disney castle?

Post by bcgm3 » Oct Thu 02, 2014 1:28 pm

Edit: That did it. Thanks, this is a good read! Love to see how concept art develops into reality.
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Re: So you want to build a Disney castle?

Post by acp » Oct Thu 02, 2014 1:43 pm

bcgm3 wrote:Link isn't working for me -- Is it down or is it just me?
Aw, they expired the link. Here's a copy in my dropbox: PDF (10MB)

I'll update the original post too to point here.
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Re: So you want to build a Disney castle?

Post by horizons1 » Oct Thu 02, 2014 3:16 pm

It's crazy how many rooms and how many uses they will have for this one space.
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Re: So you want to build a Disney castle?

Post by cy1229 » Oct Fri 03, 2014 7:47 am

horizons1 wrote:It's crazy how many rooms and how many uses they will have for this one space.
I like that fact. Multi-purpose makes a lot of sense. I've often wondered why Cinderella's castle has (what seems like) not much going on. A restaurant, a little kid princess salon, and a single hotel suite that isn't used much. I'm sure there are changing rooms and whatnot for all the shows that take place in front of the castle, but for such an imposing structure it seems under-designed.

I know the presentation file was designed to show an example of why using BIM is a good idea (no idea what BIM is...) but I also appreciate seeing all the schematics. It's never as easy as "let's go build a castle."
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Re: So you want to build a Disney castle?

Post by horizons1 » Oct Fri 03, 2014 2:49 pm

cy1229 wrote:I know the presentation file was designed to show an example of why using BIM is a good idea (no idea what BIM is...)
I had to look it up too. Building Information Modeling.
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Re: So you want to build a Disney castle?

Post by bigkidz895 » Oct Fri 10, 2014 8:16 am

Wow! That is really cool!

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Re: So you want to build a Disney castle?

Post by UncleScrooge477 » Dec Tue 16, 2014 9:02 am

I love the conference table picture, towards the end. Reminded me of meetings I've been to! But not Disney meetings, alas.
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