Archive for the ‘theme parks’ Category

New Disney Store design: ‘immersive, one-of-a-kind retail experience’

After plenty of missteps in the retail world, Disney is finally generating positive buzz, unveiling its new prototype just outside Los Angeles. The new Disney Store lets kids build toy custom cars inside, conjure up princesses in magical mirrors, and follow trails of pixie dust; an additional 19 newly designed stores are scheduled to open [...]

The forefather of immersive business parks: Crespi d’Adda or the “ideal workers’ village”

Crespi is the name of a family of cotton manufacturers from Lombardy. This family realized an “ideal workers’ village” nearby their factory, along the Adda river. The Villaggio Crespi d’Adda (Crespi Workers’ Village) is an entire town, built from nothing by the owner of the factory for his workers and their families. The workers were provided with homes, gardens, [...]

Themepark ride infographics: Inside Disney’s Matterhorn

Celebrating the ride’s 50th anniversary, Disney gives us a rare Inside look at the Matterhorn at Disneyland in Anaheim, CA. [via Cool Infographics]

Theme Parks in Virtual Worlds: why do they leave us cold?

  I love theme/amusement parks in virtual worlds and being able to experience rides that would be impossible to experience in a real amusement park. Or maybe what I really love is the idea of an immersive medium simulating another immersive medium. But I’m also fascinated by the fact that virtual amusement park rides really [...]