architecture disney space mountain
Walt Disney World, Florida - 1973

The Project
As a member of a Disney drafting team, did working drawings for Space Mountain launch bay.
Also ran long-hand calculations for the whole track to determine clearances from rocket cars to structural elements if passengers reached out with straight arms in any direction.
After a week of intense calculations, someone walked in with computer-generated calcs for the same clearances.

unless noted otherwise all images copyright d. holmes chamberlin jr architect llc

Model of launch area, Space Mountain, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida, USA, 1973.
"This was one of the areas for which I was assigned to help do working drawings."
Model by Wed Enterprises model shop.

"While working on the working drawings for this launch area, I was playing with a design detail of placing a huge "dog" bowl on a chain next to the control room.
Whether this humorous concept was ever implemented or not, I do not know."

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