October 30, 2013

Shanghai Disneyland Castle 3D Model Revealed

Update 10/30:

As promised, I have found a much clearer version of the model!
Here it is! 


Together is a brief introduction of the technology used for the building of the castle.

"October 11, 2013, Shanghai - As construction of the Shanghai Disney Resort continues on its theme park and associated facility development, innovative new design and technology practices are being used in guiding the development work of the resort, including Building Information Modeling (BIM) project management techniques. These practices assist in maximizing efficiencies in the design and construction phase, and ensure overall coordination of the resort development, targeted to open at the end of 2015. The images released by Shanghai Disney Resort Management Company today illustrate the BIM process for the Enchanted Storybook Castle, the iconic central attraction of the Shanghai Disneyland, the resort's theme park. Through the precise simulation of construction using BIM software, the design team can determine the best design scheme for the many buildings and infrastructure which comprise the resort, then integrate construction schedules to improve operational design features and minimize consumption of construction material to reduce impact on the environment."

Source: Disney

October 16, 2013

A More Detailed Shanghai Disneyland Shopping and Entertainment Area Plan

I was very fortunate to receive this "Shopping and Entertainment Area Plan" from a "Friend of Luke and the Temple of Fun". I would like to express my gratitude to you, though I have yet to know your name.

This plan reveals a lot of new information. Let's take a closer look.

As you may see, there are a theater, a movie theater, and a World of Disney Store. They form a mini "Downtown Disney". 



What really excites me in this plan is the decoration of the ground. At the lower part, it writes "Forest" and at the top it says "Sky". The two are connected by "Qi Xi Bridge" and "Galaxy Lighting", as you can see in the center. Now you may not know what  "Qi Xi Bridge" means. Well, it is a folk lore in the Chinese culture, in which "Niu Lang" and "Zhi Nu", a loving couple, meets one another once a year at the bridge. (As illustrated in the picture) The day that they meet is called "Qi Xi" Festival and is celebrated extensively in China. (To learn more, please head to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qixi_Festival)

October 6, 2013

Halloween Horror Nights 3 Construction at USS

10/6 Update:

This will probably be the last construction update of HHN 3 at USS.
There are a few new additions to the sets.