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15 Aug 2015
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  1. 1) The latticework of rebar on the rectangular mound of soil is probably a preassembly to another structure. The clue is what it is sitting on. There is no reason to believe that the pad is capable of supporting a structure without compaction, etc, and the side walls of the pad would be encased in retaining walls. Don't be surprised if a concrete wall is poured over the rebar than lifted out with a crane. This is called "tilt up construction," a very common form of commercial construction.

    2) The "horse troughs" are concrete wash outs. After a concrete truck dispenses its load, it needs to quickly have the chute washed out to prevent concrete from caking to it. Since it is illegal to simply wash concrete out onto bare earth, the horse troughs contain the slurry until they are either emptied by a service or carted off and replaced. Concrete will be mixed at a "batch plant" (probably offsite) and loaded into concrete trucks for delivery.

    3) The diminishing mound of soil is probably a "borrow pile." The objective on any project is not to import or export fill soil. So, as excavations occur, soil is piled onto a "stock pile." The soil is then removed as needed elsewhere.

    4) Concrete pathways will probably be installed toward the end of construction. That way, if heavy equipment needs to cross the path, it will not damage the walkway. The walkways usually go in about the same time as landscaping.

    5) When working from scratch, it is much better to install piping and wiring in acessable conduits so that it can be repaired and updated as required.

    6) The tall, swooping, articulated crane like equipment are concrete pumps used to reach over a structure or hole.

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  2. I actually think this art is only for DHS. If you look carefully, it does not include ROA and has the one "opening" to the right. Disneyland's will have the two entrances on the "right."

    Just what I'm observing here.

  3. New concept art from D23 meeting for Star Wars Land.


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    Watch for when they crane in the tubes to the foundations - those are some deep foundations going in.

    Some rockwork detailing has started

  7. Foundations being excavated for the Stormtrooper Battle Escape Ride and more information on ride content from MiceChat.

    When it comes to the two E Ticket rides, visitors would be guided through long plot-filled stories that take them through multiple environments before they board their ride vehicles. In the case of the Millennium Falcon ride, code-named Big Bird at WDI, the experience would involve moving between multiple pre-show theaters setting up the plot and what tasks you must complete once you board the Falcon and launch into space. And if you fail at your assigned tasks, a happy ending is not a guarantee.
    In the case of the Stormtrooper Battle Escape ride, code-named Alcatraz, WDI wants you to rush to your wireless and trackless vehicle and board and then disembark and re-board the vehicles on different levels of the massive ride building several times during the course of a long experience, all while under attack by Stormtroopers. The pit currently being dug deep into the ground on the Alcatraz site is required for the elevator mechanism that will make the multi-level ride possible. Imagine riding Pirates of the Caribbean, but getting off your boat in the caverns to explore the skeletal remains, getting back in your boat quickly when you hear Barbosa attacking the fort, sailing along until you get out of your boat a second time in the auction scene to interact with the panicky townsfolk for a while, then re-board your boat quickly when the fire breaks out to escape by sailing through the rides finale’. As an additional point of reference, Disneyland’s Pirates has 75 animatronic figures, but Alcatraz will have over 150 animatronic Stormtroopers alone, plus additional animatronic Star Wars characters from the tiny to the gargantuan.

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  9. Future main entrance of #StarWarsLand?

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