You might suppose that entertainment architecture is the architecture of theaters and amusement parks, and structures designed by Disney architects. However, the term entertainment architecture can refer to any building or structure, regardless of its location and function, provided that it is designed to stimulate the imagination and encourage fantasy.
Some works of entertainment architecture are playful recreations of famous monuments. Some feature enormous statues and fountains. Entertainment architecture is often considered Postmodern because it uses familiar shapes and details in unexpected ways.
Perhaps the most striking illustrations of Entertainment Architecture are the amusing hotels of Las Vegas. The Luxor, for example, is designed to resemble a giant pyramid filled with over-sized imitations of ancient Egyptian artifacts.
You will also find many examples of Entertainment Architecture in Disney World and other theme parks. The Swan & Dolphin Hotels designed by Michael Graves may be considered Entertainment Architecture.