Case Study: Star Wars Icons
TWT was hired by a China-based fabrication company who was contracted to design and build the full-size Millennium Falcon and Tie Echelon icons for the Star Wars lands at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World. The two units, which had to be identical for the two parks, met both California earthquake code and Florida hurricane code. TWT acted as the liaison between the Chinese firm and Walt Disney Imagineering, managing the US-based structural analysis, facility interface and fabrication efforts and coordinating with the Chinese design and construction work. The equipment was delivered on time and on budget and drew praise from Disney for the quality of the workmanship.