Theme Park Glossary of Terms

Understanding Theme Park Architecture Definitions As with many industries, there are unique terms and definitions. While there are terms and definitions unique to the study and practice of architecture, there are many unique definitions when discussing theme park architecture and design. The glossary of theme park architecture and design terms, while extensive, is not every…

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Blue Sky

What is a Blue Sky? The Blue Sky design phase is the first pre-concept design phase that traditionally was unique to theme park design projects. When a project is said to be in ‘Blue Sky’ that means a small group of theme park designers, working under a small design budget, are brought together to –…

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Utilidor

What is a Utilidor? A Utilidor is an above water table but below finished grade hardened tunnel constructed for the conveyance – out of sight from theme park Guests – of utilities, support rooms, and Cast Members at the Magic Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World. The Utilidor at Disney’s Magic Kingdom theme park…

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Mock-up

What is a Mock-up? A mock-up, with regard to theme park design, is a partial full-sized building or site design feature component used for a variety of reasons by the theme park design team. Mock-ups are extensively used in the theme park design effort to demonstrate unique construction techniques, they can be used as a…

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