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Recreating 1:1 Theme Park Experiences in Minecraft with MCParks

For almost 10 years, MCParks has been dedicated to faithfully recreating theme parks such as Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, Disneyland, and more in Minecraft at a 1:1 scale. Along the way, we've learned a variety of techniques
Our volunteer Cast Members use their curiosity and creativity across several fields: Imagineers: Use satellite imagery, videos, photos, blueprints, and a healthy dose of trigonometry to accurately design and build structures and landscaping Technicians: Implement all the effects that make rides, shows, and attractions function, ensuring everyone's favorite ride details are preserved 3D Model artists: Develop models of ride vehicles and merchandise items found in our parks Pixel artists: Create art assets that feel like they belong in Minecraft used in signage, decor, character costumes, merchandise items, and more Software Developers: Create the tools used by all of the above departments to do their work, and develop MMO-like features to game-ify the guest experience
Our exhibit will showcase some of the techniques and processes of each of these departments -- maybe we'll convince you to join our ranks of passionate theme park fans!

Categories: ArtEducationGamingIndie GamingSoftware

Exhibit Number: 22-116

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MCParks

MCParks

MCParks is a Minecraft server that recreates theme parks at a 1:1 scale, including local Orlando attractions such as Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, and Give Kids the World Village (other recreations include Disneyland Resort, Disneyland Paris, Tokyo Disney Resort, Busch Gardens Tampa, and Knotts Berry Farm). Our team of volunteer makers work to build our parks accurately and to scale, make all the effects of the attractions and shows function, and create 3D-models and pixel art displayed throughout our parks.