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Roderick Grant
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FLW Disney-fied

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Go to "Frank Lloyd Wright Suite at Grand Californian Hotel Disneyland" to see the ultimate "Sure, we can...."

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Apparently, if Wright isn't your thing, you can also find examples of the Arts and Crafts movement or C R Mackintosh on the premises . . .

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disney%27 ... el_%26_Spa

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Before we go further, what is the date of this construction . . .?

Should we be gratified, or insulted, that the designers chose their own perforation, rather than copying one of Wright's ? Or were they simply wary of copyright issues ?

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I'm guessing it was a mix of infringement concerns (the FLW Foundation protects it's IP), as well as the desire to just control their own IP (Disney also aggressively protects it's IP).

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It looks like a Storer block with acne.

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The main beach in Carmel CA has at one end (the bottom of Ocean Ave) a restroom modeled on Walker at the opposite end.

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Reidy wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:25 pm
The main beach in Carmel CA has at one end (the bottom of Ocean Ave) a restroom modeled on Walker at the opposite end.
And all for only $750,000.00

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Regarding the date of construction of the Disney California Adventure (DCA) Wrightian bathrooms:

DCA opened in 2001, built on the original parking lot of Disneyland. It was meant to be a "greatest hits" of California, if you will. The idea being--tourists could come to the Disneyland resort, and get the rest of California at DCA, and not go and spend their tourist dollars elsewhere in the state. The theme park's first incarnation was widely regarded as awful, and it underwent a pretty thorough rebuilding /re-theming that was complete in 2012.

I'm not sure if the Wright bathrooms were part of the original park, or part of the rebuild. If I had to guess, I would say part of the rebuild, since the new park featured a section called "Beuna Vista Street," meant to invoke the Hollywood/Los Angeles that Walt Disney found when he moved to California.

A structure invoking Wright's block houses would better fit that re-theme.

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