Published: November 17, 2011 at 10:16 AMGreat interview, Robert. I am an avid reader of Sam's blog, and love reading his insightful stories about the theme of the parks. He carefully details all the intricacies of the lands and how they help develop the general feel of them. A great blog (and book) for any Disney/theme park fanatic. I'm looking forward to the next part of the interview!
Published: November 17, 2011 at 3:22 PMAwesome interview, thanks!!
Published: November 17, 2011 at 5:18 PMIt's great to read this kind of feature on TPI- thanks, Robert!
Published: November 18, 2011 at 9:41 AMRobert – Did you read the book and if so Did you like it?
Published: November 18, 2011 at 11:38 AMDefinitely. It's a good read for anyone who's interested in the form of theme parks and how that speaks to the way we design communities. We'll talk more about examples from the book in Part 2.
Published: November 18, 2011 at 10:25 PMSuperb article! Looking forward to part 2.
Published: November 19, 2011 at 4:04 AMI'm going to check out the two hubs when we go to Disney World on the 26th of November, and see if I agree with Sam. It is interesting comparing Disney and Universal from a planning point of view. Much of Universal is more anarchic, with the exception of the Harry Potter section. The Potter section is more crowded with people who appear to be facinated with their surroundings than the other areas. Having read your first article on Sam,I belive this may well have design ethics closer to the Disney spectrum than previously employed elsewhere in Universal, and it seems like their most successful area yet.
Published: November 22, 2011 at 9:48 AMReally good Robert and I will read that book.