UA-140396414-1Theme Park Glossary of Terms – Theme Park Architect

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 word used within the theme park design industry. Rather, the definitions provided in this glossary are the more commonly used words you may hear in day-to-day theme park design meetings or design conversations.

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A

Above Finished Floor
Addendum
Additional Services
Add Alternate
Amusement Park
Audio Animatronics
Area Development
Attraction

B

Blue Sky
Back of House/Back Stage
Bidding
Bid Documents
Building Elevation
Bulletin
Bullpen

C

Civil Engineer
Client
Code Survey
Concept Design Phase
Condition Survey
Construction Document Phase
Contractor Furnished Contractor Installed
Contractor Furnished Owner Installed
Control Joint
Creative
C Ticket

D

Design Development Phase
D Ticket

E

Easement
Existing
Electronic Equipment Room
Electrical Engineer
Electrical Room
E Ticket
Expansion Joint
Exposed
Exterior

F

Face of Finish
Face of Stud
Feasibility Design Phase
Fiber Optics
Field Art Directed
Finish Floor
Finish Floor Elevation
Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic
Fire Department Access Lanes
Fire Marshal
Fire Protection Engineer
Fireworks Fallout Zone
Food and Beverage
Food Cart
Forced Perspective
Front of House

G

Galvanized
Glass Reinforced Plastic
Goat Path
Guests

H

Handicap
Hose Bib
Hollow Metal
Height
Heating Ventilating Air Conditions

I

Imagineer
Integrated Form of Agreement
Inside Diameter
Interior
Interior Design
Issue for Construction
Issue for Permit

J

Janitor Closet
Joint

K

Kitchen Design Consultant
Kitchen Equipment

L

Low Voltage Engineer
Low Voltage Systems

M

Manhole
Master Plan
Merchandise
Merchandise Cart
Mock-up
Motor Control Center
Mechanical Engineer
Mezzanine

N

Not in Contract
Not Rated
Not to Scale

O

Offset
On Center
Operator
Operator Control Console
Operator Control Panel
Outside Diameter
Overhead Counter
Owner
Owner Furnished Item
Owner Furnished Owner Installed
Owner Furnished Contractor Installed

P

People Counters
Planning
Plumbing Engineer
Poured in Place
Point of Sale
Point of Connection
Post Turnover Scope
Projection/Projector
Pressure Treated

Q

Quarry Tile
Queue

R

RCID – Reedy Creek Improvement District
Reclaimed Water
Reflected Ceiling Plan
Ride Engineer
Right of Way
Rockwork
Rockwork Engineer
Rough Sawn

S

Schematic Design Phase
Site Development
Show Control
Show Lighting
Stanchion
Structural Opening
Structural Engineer
Suspended

T

Tempered
Theme Park
Top Of
Top of Concrete
Top of Parapet
Top of Masonry
Top of Steel
Top of Wall
Turning Radius
Typical

U

Underground Utilities
Unless Otherwise Noted
Utilidor

V

Vending/Vending Machine
Ventilation
Vestibule
Verify in Field
Visual Intrusion

W

Water Closet
Where Occurs
Water Proof
Water Resistant

About the Author J. Daniel Jenkins, AIA, NCARB is a licensed Architect, Theme Park Design Consultant, and former Senior Project Design Manager at Walt Disney Imagineering with over twenty years of subject matter expertise and design team leadership experience. Jenkins is the creator of themeparkarchitect.com who's goal is to teach individuals about theme park architecture and design, how to become theme park architects and designers, and discuss themed entertainment industry related topics. For nearly a decade, Mr. Jenkins has worked in the themed entertainment industry on new themed entertainment attractions, theme park lands, and new theme parks. Upon leaving Walt Disney Imagineering, Jenkins started his own Design Management Consulting company where he has consulted with and provided subject matter expertise and project leadership for new, confidential projects for several themed entertainment companies. Mr. Jenkins holds a five-year Master of Architecture degree from the Savannah College of Art and Design and a Virtual Design and Construction Certificate from Stanford University.
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