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Mickey Mouse Sorcerer’s Hat Orlando, FL
Mickey Mouse Sorcerer’s Hat Orlando, FL

The 122 foot tall Mickey Mouse Sorcerer’s hat designed after the cap worn by Mickey Mouse in the movie Fantasia is the main entrance and centerpiece for Disney/MGM Studios in Florida. The hat structure is composed of 69 individual composite laminate panels stitched together at the edges with steel bolts at flanged joints. The hat bears on an elevated steel ring beam at the “brim”. Wright Engineers performed finite element analysis using MSC Nastran to model the gravity and hurricane-force wind loads. The lower part of the hat is reinforced by a 3-D internal frame.

Wright Engineers received and “Outstanding Project” award for structural engineering on this project by the National Council of Structural Engineers.


Trilogy at Vistancia Peoria, AZ
Trilogy at Vistancia Peoria, AZ

19,000 square foot community athletic and wellness center.


Thrust Air 2000 Coaster Logan, UT
Thrust Air 2000 Coaster Logan, UT

Prototype roller coaster track with a 172 ft tall tower.  the coaster features four G’s of acceleration going from 0 to 80 miles per hour in less than two seconds and was the first coaster to ride on inflated rubber tires for an unusually smooth and quiet ride.  The ride was developed by S&S Sports Power, the same company who put the Big Shot ride atop the Stratosphere tower.


Thrill Time Sky Coaster San Antonio, TX
Thrill Time Sky Coaster San Antonio, TX

Wright provided structural engineering services for the 180 foot tall Thrill Time Sky Coaster.  The design featured innovative detailing of nested steel tubes varying in diameter from 42 inches to 24 inches.  Thrill seekers are dropped from 165 feet in the air and swing through a 450 foot arc, hurtling to within just a few feet of the ground.


Stratosphere Tower Thrill Rides Las Vegas, NV
Stratosphere Tower Thrill Rides Las Vegas, NV

Starting at over 900 feet above the ground, “X Scream” passengers roll 27 feet over the edge of the tower before coming to an abrupt stop. Riders of the 20-ton “Insanity” are strapped into one of 5 rotating pods suspended from mechanical arms and extended past the edge of the tower over 900 feet in the air.


University of Utah Softball Complex Salt Lake City, UT
University of Utah Softball Complex Salt Lake City, UT

900 seat softball stadium with canopy roof, press box, athletic training room and outdoor batting cages. An indoor hitting and pitching facility is located adjacent to the competition field.


Stratosphere Tower Sky Jump Las Vegas, NV
Stratosphere Tower Sky Jump Las Vegas, NV

Thrill seekers are dressed in specially tailored suits that are connected to guide cables and then leap off the edge of the Stratosphere Tower’s 108th floor, (825ft in the air) and plummet in a controlled free-fall to a waiting bull’s eye below! Sky Jump Las Vegas is said to be the highest sky jump in the world.


Swimming Pools Thousands of locations
Swimming Pools Thousands of locations

Wright Engineers has provided structural engineering services for thousands of swimming pools.


Arcadia County Park, Pool Renovation Arcadia, CA
Arcadia County Park, Pool Renovation Arcadia, CA

Wright provided structural engineering services for a new bath house and pool equipment building at the Norman Johnson Aquatic Center at Arcadia County Park.


Ft. Moore Pioneer Memorial Los Angeles, CA
Ft. Moore Pioneer Memorial Los Angeles, CA
“It’s the most historically and geographically important monument that nobody knows about,” said Clare Haggarty, manager of L.A. County’s art collections. “It’s where Los Angeles really began, and it’s huge, and so many people don’t know it exists.” But after four decades of neglect, work to restore the 58 year old Ft. Moore Pioneer Memorial has begun. The memorial honors the Mormon Battalion, the U.S. 1st Dragoons, and the New York Volunteers who raised the American flag over the fort on July 4, 1847. Completed in 1958, the 45 foot tall memorial is the largest bas-relief military monument in the United States. The monument’s 80 foot wide waterfall was shut down in 1977 due to drought and has not operated since. Wright Engineers provided the structural engineering consulting and design for the restoration.

Hypersonic XLC Coaster Richmond, VA
Hypersonic XLC Coaster Richmond, VA

This coaster at King’s Dominion Park  was the first coaster of its kind. The Extreme Launch Coaster, or XLC, launches six passengers in an inflated rubber tire car at 4 G’s from zero to eighty miles an hour in less than two seconds. Wright Engineers provided structural engineering for the 1,600- plus feet of track, towers, and banked turns.


Custom Pool in The Ridges of Summerlin Las Vegas, NV
Custom Pool in The Ridges of Summerlin Las Vegas, NV

Cantilevered over the hillside with a seating area and walkway beneath, the “zero” edge pool and infinity edge spa fall into a trough suspended over the lower area.  Pool builder Ozzie Kraft Enterprises won Best of Show at the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals’ International Awards of Excellence ceremony at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.  The award is the most prestigious International Award in the swimming pool industry.  Wright Engineers provided structural engineering services for this pool.  Wright Engineers has also provided structural engineering services for thousands of other pools.


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