Fun Find Friday
September 28, 2012
Location: Main Street, USA/Adventureland, Magic
One thing Disney has mastered over the years is
making transitions from one land to another land throughout the
parks. These transitions are often so subtle that guests rarely ever
notice the transition taking place. If this happens, Disney
Imagineers have successfully done their job!
One of the transitions that I love that most people
rarely notice occurring is the transition the elegant Crystal Palace
goes through while guests travel from turn of the century Main
Street, USA to mysterious Adventureland. If guests look at the
restaurant from the front they will see a pristine looking building
that is sure to feature elegance (and delicious Kid's French Toast)
The big question is how do you transition from the
beautiful building seen above to a land that's sign features skulls,
spears, and more?
The answer is quite simple: blinds! That's right, if
you look at the Crystal Palace from the Main Street side of the
street you will have a great view of the clear windows and elegant
architecture that seems to fit in so perfectly with the rest of Main
Street, USA. However, if you head over to the Adventureland side,
you will notice that blinds have been added to add a shadow upon the
building. In addition to that, the blinds, which are green and white
to help give off a more exotic feel, are surrounded by exotic
looking plants that appear to fit in perfectly with Adventureland!
There you have it! Although we are looking at the
same building, Disney has mastered to tell two different stories
just by adding something as simple as blinds! So next time you are
going through the parks pay close attention to the buildings. Even
though it may be one building doesn't necessarily mean it isn't
telling you more than one story!
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