Thursday, January 21, 2010

LegoLand Florida

There's a new theme park on it's way to the Orlando area...



Central Florida will be home to the world's largest Legoland by the end of 2011, Merlin Entertainments Group said Thursday.
The park, which is planned for the former site of Cypress Gardens, is expected to include between 40 and 50 main attractions. In addition to Lego's signature attractions -- such as kid-powered rides and giant Lego brick models -- some of Cypress Gardens' top draws are expected to stick around. The historical gardens will stay intact, according to Nick Varney, Merlin's chief executive officer.

PTex as open source

Ok, in Disney technology geek news...looks like the Walt Disney Company has released it's texture mapping system as open source with promised of more to come at http://www.disneyanimation.com/

Ptex is a texture mapping system developed by Walt Disney Animation Studios for production-quality rendering:

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Madame Leota

Wormwood Hollow's wonderfully done sculpture of one of my favorite scenes from my favorite attraction.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

1943 Org Chart

Over on BoingBoing there's an interesting graphic of the 1943 Walt Disney org chart or workflow.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Windows on Main Street

Friend was lucky enough to get down to WDW for New Years Eve and brought me back a present this morning.  Got a copy of Windows On Main Street by Chuck Snyder.  Great little book (only 25 pages so don't pay the crazy Amazon price) that covers all the Mainstreet windows in WDW and Disneyland.  Some great photos and a handy map of both Mainstreets with index of all the names.