At the end of HBO's Westworld, season 1, Maeve wanders into the control center / maintenance center for Shogun World. It is just adjacent to the control/maintenance center for Westworld.
My sense of the scope of the Westworld park is that it extends for miles and miles in every direction. The control/maintenance center is underneath it. I suspected it was in the middle of the park, though that's just an assumption.
If the control/maintenance center for Shogun World is just next door to the control/maintenance center for Westworld, but the Westworld control center is directly under the park, it doesn't seem as though Shogun World could be directly above its control center; the two parks would physically overlap.
How are the 2 enormous parks, and their control centers, positioned? I've thought of a few options that could make sense.
- The Shogun World park doesn't exist yet. They're just creating the hosts and the story lines, and they'll open the park somewhere else, later. It would be a big waste of money to have to move the center later, but it would be useful to have both control centers side-by-side while developing Shogun World.
- The sky in Westworld is fake. It's only some small distance (1000 feet, for example) above the ground, and it's just a big TV screen that they color blue with clouds in the day, and black with stars at night. The whole Westworld park is just one level of this multi-level Delos facility. The control centers & maintenance centers are underneath, and the park is above. Shogun World is just one more level of the facility, either above or below Westworld, and it also has a fake sky 1000 feet (??) above it.
- The 2 parks butt up against each other. The control centers are both positioned on the edge of the parks, rather than being positioned in the middle of the parks, or the control centers span an area just as large as the parks, so their "footprint" just matches the size & shape of the park.
In Season 2, it appears as though Shogun World just shares a physical boundary with Westworld. They're next to each other.