Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Luke, from Luke and the Temple of Fun has posted a great find, i.e an official map of what will be the dining, shopping and entertainment area right outside Shanghaî Disneyland park ( a bit like Disney village at DLP or Downtown Disney at DL ). As you will see on the map apparently SDL imagineers will pay tribute to the chinese vision of the world with the "sky" on top , the lake as "water" element and forest in between for the "earth" element. Chinese for sure will appreciate this tribute to China's energetic vision of the world.
You'll note also that there will be movie theaters with access to them both directly from the parking lot on the left or from the entertainment area and also a World of Disney store as well as a "theater" with a show which remain unknown yet. Also interesting you'll note a Club 33 which will be located in the middle of Mickey's Avenue - SDL "Main Street" - and on the left hand side, more or less exactly where at DLP is the Walt's Restaurant - also inspired by DL Club 33. So, yes, i think we can bet there will be a Club 33 at SDL whether it'll be a restaurant for everyone or a private club.
Definitely jump to Luke's page for more explanations about this map as Luke tell you more about the chinese mythology included in this map, and more. It's right HERE.
Always about SDL the official website released in good definition the picture of a CGI model of SDL castle with this explanation about the technique used:
"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".
Pictures: copyright Disney - Shendi