My “first love” in lighting and the reason I’m in architecture and lighting design is Disney’s Parks and Resorts. Disney’s environments derive techniques from both theater and the movie industry, using a combination of rich details, scenic compositions, and spatial progression to create an intangible sense of “magic”. Miceage posted a few updates on the new projects at California Adventure, including Buena Vista Street, the new CarsLand, and Mad-T-Party, the nighttime outdoor party themed to Alice in Wonderland.
Let’s start with the 1920-1930’s themed Buena Vista Street, the complete “redo” of the California Adventure entry. Some pictures of the Carthay Circle Theater:
Next up, the new CarsLand, which is looking like a very successful attempt to bring the cartoon world of the Cars movie to real life. With lots of neon!
And finally is the funky nightly Mad-T-Party, based on the Tim Burton version of Alice In Wonderland.