Contest - Disney Parks, LEGO Imagination Centers Now in Google Street View
Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 at 7:19pm by Danny, BZPower Reporter
Yesterday, 11 Disney theme parks and properties came to Google Street View. Among other things, this means that we now have panaramic images of the LEGO Imagination Centers in Anaheim's Downtown Disney District and Lake Buena Vista's Disney Springs. Notably, these do not include parts of the parks currently under construction, so the Star Wars pavillion at Disney's Hollywood Studios (where we'd expect to see some sculptures) is missing. We could use help figuring out where the Star Wars sculptures may be hiding in Google Street View, and we'd love to see what other interesting images (preferably LEGO-related) you can dig up. To that end, we're holding an impromptu contest: find a view worth sharing with BZPower members on Google Street View, post a link to it in the talkback thread, and you'll have a chance to win a Star Wars constraction set. More details and a few starting points after the break.
For the contest:
Google Street View links can be of any Disney property worldwide - theme parks, shopping districts, hotels, water parks, etc. It appears that yesterday's announcement is only about parts of the California and Florida resorts, but we won't turn down a great image from Disneyland Paris or Shanghai Disneyland (or wherever else as long as it's related to the spirit of the contest and can be found in Google Maps). We'll also accept images from user-created panaramics that Google indexes, even if they're not properly part of Google Street View (these can also be found in Maps/Street View, but don't have "roads" connecting them). We'll allow multiple images of the same model, but if you submit multiple zooms/angles of the same thing, we may treat that as a single entry. We'll select a yet-to-be-determined number of staff-favorite entries and random entries to give prizes to. We'll highlight some of the entries on a later news post on BZPower. There's also no limit on the age of the image: this view of the Pick & Build selection may be out of date but appears to have been added to Google Maps/Street View fairly recently, and we want you to find fun things instead of worrying about the details. We really want to find some Star Wars sculpture pictures, but anything LEGO-related or of interest to BZPower members is acceptable as a contest entry.
You can see what it looks like in front of Florida's refurbished Toy Story display (or alternatively, the older style of clouds plus a new background in California's version), under the sculpture of the Genie from Aladdin in California, staring down California's Hulk, in front of Florida's Maleficent, near the Disney Springs mosaic, or in front of Florida's primarily-DUPLO serpent, or overviews of one of Florida's Snow White scenes. Amazingly, the street view cameras actually went inside of the California LEGO Imagination Center, and shots like this one of the Aladdin model are hard to believe. Let's see what you can dig up! For a few "gimmes": I haven't found a good picture of the other Snow White scene (Florida) or Beauty and the Beast (California) yet.
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