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Disneyland Design Basics Part 1

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I am an urban planner and planning historian that has a thing for theme parks, amusement parks, and World’s Fairs. This intellectual curiosity lead to a book about Walt Disney’s interest in placemaking entitled Walt and the Promise of Progress City. As you will see, my focus is usually about the history and design of the North American Disney theme parks but I will stray now and again to check out other venues.

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Designerland: Retro '55 New Orleans Mint Julep

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This week’s concept is based on the fan favorite, the Mint Julep. The idea for a Mint Julep t-shirt has been in the works since I was designing the original Tiki Pineapple Whip tee here at Designerland. I hadn't tried this delicious drink until last year while at the Disneyland Resort and I instantly fell in love.

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Designerland: Typography Case Study Monorail

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Welcome back to another Designerland Attraction Case Study. This week, we'll be leaving the Magic Kingdom behind as we jump aboard our highway in the sky. For those of you standing, please hold on to the hand rails throughout our journey and stay clear of the doors. And for the comfort of others, no smoking, please.

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Design: Just For Fun

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“Design: Just for Fun” is Disney Imagineer Bob Gurr’s autobiographical telling of his first hand involvement with the design of many of the classic vehicles and other attractions at Disneyland and WDW plus some of what he did after leaving Disney in 1981.

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Wonderful World of Kuler

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A new color palette has been added to the DisneyDesignerland Kuler account! Before you jump on over to check it out can you guess where this color palette is used?

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Designerland: Retro '71 WDW Mickey Mouse

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This weeks post came about when I was talking to one of my friends about the vintage Mickey Mouse shirt that's currently floating around the parks. I was sad to find out that the DDG only offered it in a female cut.

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Designerland: The Hall of Presidents

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The Hall of Presidents is a multi-media audio animatronic spectacular that has been entertaining guests since the Walt Disney World Resort opened its gates back in 1971. The show itself was derived from Disneyland's Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln.

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Samland Releases a Book

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Walt Disney’s vision for a city of tomorrow, EPCOT, would be a way for American corporations to show how technology, creative thinking, and hard work could change the world. He saw this project as a way to influence the public’s expectations about city life, in the same way his earlier work had redefined what it meant to watch an animated film or visit an amusement park.

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Retro '71 Apparel Design: Japan

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Welcome back to another edition of the Retro '71 Apparel Line. This week we'll continue our Journey around the World Showcase with our emphasis on Japan.

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Design: Walt Disney World Trash Cans

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Have you ever realized that there are different trash cans for many different Disney resorts? Or did you know that the trash cans in the Magic Kingdom are different in each land? It's true! In fact, even pavilions at Future World in Epcot have their own trash cans!

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