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It’s a small small world.

Kat, me, Michelle, Shay, Patrick and Katy with Pooh Bear

Disneyland, Disney World, Epcot, California Adventure. They’re all magical places. They’re places where adults can be kids again whether you are a thrill seeker wanting to go on Tower of Terror or a more low-key ride lover soaring over never-never land on Peter Pan’s Flight.

To me, it’s not just the ambiance or the rides that make Disney’s parks such a magical place. It’s the way all of the rides, shows, actors, and decorations are created and executed that is the true genius of the company. It really is a place to appreciate.

For as many times as I have been on the boat and cart rides like Pirates of the Caribbean or Finding Nemo, there are always the small details that I had not caught the time before that the imaginers had put into the ride. Whether it is a shaking prop or a name on the naughty and nice list in Haunted Mansion, every small detail has a hidden meaning or a back story to it.

The Haunted Mansion's naughty and nice list.

Then there are rides like It’s a Small World, which is probably one of the most boring rides ever created. (I mean let’s face it, it’s so long and that song, oh my that song!!) These rides have little touches that could actually make the ride a little fun. Since they re-opened the ride in 2009 at Disneyland, there are Disney characters places throughout the ride. Trying to see who can find Jasmine, Cinderella and Ariel first or who can find the most is a good way of making the 15-minute long ride go, just a little faster.

It is crazy to me to think that each of these amazing rides are actually just empty warehouses transformed into another world by the Disney imaginers. The pirates, fairies, princesses and talking animals are all in a at one time, bare building and now look like a whole new world (no pun intended). Disney’s parks and resorts are truly amazing places that can never really get old.

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December 12, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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