Monday, March 02, 2015
Hey, let's get those "daily blog views" numbers up by visiting Walt Disney World! It works every time.
Many people think that Cinderella Castle is taller than the castle at Disneyland, but that is only due to a trick the Imagineers call "forced perspective". By placing tiny trees next to it, and only allowing small children to stand at the base, the castle looks much bigger. It is, in fact, a mere 11 feet tall.
"Major Pepperidge, just how many photos of that crummy 11-foot castle do we have to look at?". Only one more today, Grasshopper. You have to admit that this one is very pretty, and you get the added bonus of seeing the special Bicentennial logo. That's right, it was the 200th anniversary of logos.
Florida's Adventureland sure looks wildly different compared to the Anaheim version that I am so familiar with. It's kind of nice to see so much room, since Disneyland's is pretty narrow and can get congested in a hurry.
Directly in front of us is the Sunshine Pavilion, done up in a Balinese style. Inside, you will find a version of "The Enchanted Tiki Room" show (which I think was originally known as the "Tropical Serenade").
The next two photos are from the Tiki Room's outdoor pre-show, featuring a pair of toucans named Clyde and Claude. You can just see them perched on the upraised arms of that spooky tiki.
Here's a wider shot of the same scene; I know that Florida's Tiki Room has undergone many changes over the years, at one point being replaced with the obnoxious "Under New Management" iteration; but the original show (albeit abbreviated) has returned, happily.
There are more Walt Disney World photos to come!