Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Disney Touch - Theming



In our last post about the Disney touch, we went into the Disney area music found around the parks.  That's just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to all the finite details Disney is known for.  I'm sure by now we've all seen the many (MANY) BuzzFeed articles about Disney and one that mentions the ground in Liberty Square in the Magic Kingdom.  Disney has thought about every little detail, some that people probably still haven't even found out about.  Let's think about walking into the Magic Kingdom itself.  You start off with the sight of the train pulling into the station.  Welcome to Main Street USA!  You find yourself entering the tunnels under the train station, walls lined with attraction posters from throughout the park, and entering a world of dreams.  You're greeted by the smell of popcorn as you are about to make your way into the most magical place on earth.  Next you find yourself surrounded by all the business in rural Main Street USA.  The buildings all have great forced perspective leading you to the cast.

 Did you know that Main Street USA is actually built on in incline walking towards the castle?  This gives the impression that the castle is further away and higher than it actually is.  At the same time, when you're leaving the park, you're walking downhill which makes it look like the train station is closer.  When you're tired, you don't want to feel like you've got to walk forever to leave the park.  This is all just the start of the details.  Look for the next article to come in the future where we delve into some more details that you may not have ever known about.

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