Friday, July 1, 2011

Temple Ruins

Disney's attention to detail fascinates me, especially at the Animal Kingdom theme park. Everywhere you turn, there are incredibly realistic interpretations of places near, far, or imaginary. In fact, the "Imagineering" is what sets this place apart from say, the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans. Along the Maharajah Jungle Trek, crumbling murals depict the history of Amandapur and its rulers. You can find the complete (his)story here. And as you walk the paths in the land of Asia, pay attention to the little things, such as the grouping of jugs and pitchers with a sign "Safe Water for Travelers", seen in the layout below.

Disney's Animal Kingdom Executive Designer Joe Rohde said "Detail is there to make you believe in the reality of the story you're immersed in." They have certainly achieved their goal. I didn't even realize there were REAL water fountains just below the cluster of vessels until I read about them in another of Shawn Slater's blog posts. To create such authentic detail, Disney designers actually went on location, researching Asian customs and practices. Now that's a job I'd love to have!

Supplies: Patterned paper and letter stickers-Basic Grey. Ribbon, lace, fiber, and buttons,


Susan Stringfellow said...

Totally saving this for my maharaja jungle trek photos. LOVE the title and the awesome fringe

nancyburke said...

HOW did I miss this page? Now I have to get a cup of coffee and sit and pore over your blog for more fabulous inspiration! LOVE all the fringe at the bottom, and your embellies match those photos perfectly! You really captured the feel of this area in WDW.