The symbol and centerpiece of the 1939 New York World’s Fair was its combination trylon and perisphere. The trylon was a 610 foot tall tower, whose bottom section provided entrance for the adjoining 190 foot diameter perisphere. This circa 1938 cutaway was drawn prior to completion of the trylon and perisphere. It shows how visitors […]
Cutaway drawings of rides, structures, and other facilities found at themeparks, fairs, parks, etc.
A nice, recent cutaway drawing of the Matterhorn at the Anaheim, CA Disneyland. This graphic, from the February 8, 2012, Orange County Register, shows remodels to the Bavarian-influenced concrete “rock.” One of the most notable and largest changes was filling in many of the large openings, including the large one that allowed passage of the […]
Forced perspective is one of those common photographic illusions. Let’s say you go to the Leaning Tower of Pisa and position your spouse so that he/she is pretending to hold up the tower with their hand. That’s forced perspective. But another way that forced perspective is used is to give objects and buildings the illusion […]
One of the most prominent, yet ignored, features of Disneyland is its Main Street. Even though thousands of people walk through Main Street every day, it is vastly ignored. Too bad, because Main Street is one of the best features of Disneyland. The main elevations for Main Street were drawn up by a former art […]