Optimization is carefully considered when a company begins to design a theme park. The company wants to maximize their profits while still meeting the consumers' expectations. One of the things that must be kept in mind throughout the optimization process is space management. With a fixed space budget, only a finite amount of land is available for different park components (including attractions, shops, restaurants, and open areas). We have been studying the allocation of these areas in the Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom. From this, we want to develop a model for an amusement park in an urban environment.
Balgeman, Zachary, "Spacial Optimization: A Study in Theme Park Design" (2013). Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE). 233.