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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Site Development

What is Site Development? The term Site Development, with respect to theme park design, is an all encompassing term specifically related to the site civil engineering – and all other applicable engineering design efforts – required to prepare a theme park project site. Site Development also incorporates the design of the deep utilities required to…

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