The 100,000-square-foot Apollo/Saturn V Visitor Center tells the story of the Apollo Space Program and lunar landings. From the moment visitors enter, they are engaged in a story which leads them through theater presentations, dynamic exhibits, and displays throughout the plaza to create the drama and excitement of mans' journey to the moon and safe return to earth. The story-telling concept along with visitor flow considerations shaped the functional layout of the building and strongly influenced its architectural theme.
LEGOLAND Florida’s second expansion, The World of Chima, is a 30-acre, interactive area inspired by Legends of Chima and TV series. Guests step through a giant lion’s head, representing the Lion Chi Temple, revealing the 45-foot tall “floating” Mount Cavora towering over a winding waterway with life-sized LEGO boats. The centerpiece of The World of Chima is The Quest for Chi, an interactive water ride which gives riders a chance to fire water cannons at targets including LEGO characters and others guests on and near the ride.
Springfield USA, home of the beloved animated sitcom The Simpsons™, makes guests feel as though they have entered the world of the longest-running animated television series in history. With details pulled straight from the show, the 30,000-square-foot expansion was a retrofit to the old International Food Court area of the park.
LEGOLAND Florida officially opened its first expansion, LEGOLAND Waterpark, for parents and children ready to bring the world of LEGO to life in a brightly colored water world. LEGOLAND Waterpark features a 583,000-gallon, crystal-clear wave pool, 1,000-foot build-a-raft lazy river, tube slides, body slides, an interactive DUPLO® Splash Safari water-play structure with a zero-depth wading pool, and a Joker Soaker water playground.
Daytona 500 Experience, “The Official Attraction of NASCAR” located just outside legendary Daytona International Speedway, is a 60,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art motorsport entertainment attraction. Completed in two phases, the first phase was a 50,000-square-foot themed expansion to the 'World Center of Racing' Visitors' Center. The attraction includes interactive exhibits and a large-film format theater, VIP banquet room, full-service kitchen, gift shop, arcade amusements, and Timeline Gallery area. During the second phase, Huitt-Zollars went on to complete a 10
This project includes both the “King’s Cross” and “Hogsmeade” stations and elevated train track. The stations link guests via the “Hogsmeade Express” between the “Wizarding World of Harry Potter” within Universal’s Islands of Adventure park and the new “Diagon Alley” located in Universal Studios.
Enter Gringotts™ bank beneath the massive fire-breathing dragon at the far end of Diagon Alley™. Inside Gringotts™ you’ll walk through the bank’s grand marble lobby and see goblins hard at work. As you climb aboard Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts™, the 85,000 square-foot multi-dimensional 3-D thrill ride takes guests through the underground vaults below Gringott’s Bank.
A 55-acre waterfront shopping, dining, and entertainment village has been centrally located in Lake Buena Vista, Florida since 1975. Through the years, numerous aesthetic enhancements have taken place as well as structural and systems improvements. Huitt-Zollars addressed aesthetic/architectural design issues regarding the pedestrian common areas, hardscapes, storefronts, decorative landscape, environmental graphics, site, transportation, parking areas, new restaurant building, and new service building.
This attraction was created by renovating an existing sound stage which had previously been home to the Ghostbusters attraction. The building was designed from the inside out to accommodate its highly technological requirements. Along with the interior renovations to support the show, the team was responsible for the design of new building elements such as the attraction entrance, exterior queue, covered queue structure, new pre-show building, and retail space.
This twelve-story high-rise senior living community, opening in the summer of 2019, will be located in the premier dining, shopping, and entertainment area in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Eight stories will contain approximately 200 residential units and common areas such as a great room and dining room. A four-story parking garage will contain approximately 210 spaces. Other amenities will include a library, fitness center, and full-service salon.