Thursday, December 8, 2016

WDW Modelling

What makes a model look real - is this a train day or something else?  

When I saw these pictures I thought they looked just like model railroad layouts.  What made me think this? There's a story that is laid out by the elements in the scene - the boat, the clothes on the line or the native tee-pee and mini-village.  In a model, there's a compression of space, so that the elements are closer together than normal and the spacing of elements is artful.  Then there are usually more things happening in the scene - in the bottom picture there's a lot going on with all the little groups.

These are full scale models at Disney World on the Riverboat Ride.  I guess that's part of the enchantment of the Disney experience - the sense of the created landscape set in real life so fun.  What are the WDW secrets?  Here are some WDW facts:
  • Ever notice there isn't a lot of gum stuck on rides, trees, waiting areas in WDW?That's because they don't sell it on property, just for this reason.
  • There are more than 20,000 different colors of paint used in Walt Disney World.
  • On the Keys to the Kingdom tour they mention that in WDW no trash can will ever be more than 30 steps away from you.  It seems that Walt went to other parks when he was designing the park and counted how long a person would hold onto a piece of trash before dropping it on the ground.  He came up with 30 steps.
  • Small pipes shoot the trash through the utilidors under the Magic Kingdom at 60 mph.

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