If you have spent a lot of time in Walt Disney World or even read a lot about the “Most Magical Place on Earth”, you know that not everything you see or encounter is real, much of it is man-made. How else would incredible trees stand higher than most buildings in Florida and still have a theater below them or support the Swiss Family Robinson’s amazing home!
While some people may think that they really don’t want to know….”it is all magical and I want to keep that way”….I truly enjoy seeing how the Imagineers have taken man-made materials and turned them into something so incredible that even the keenest eye doesn’t know for sure!
Walking through Animal Kingdom or Hollywood Studios or even World Showcase, you can notice the different surfaces you are walking on: for example Animal Kingdom has some of the best surfaces around, they look like well worn dirt paths that have been there for years and have become cracked due to the weather. Notice the leaves and footprints left there during heavy rains that gave way to impressions into the soil.
Check out the ant hills the next time you are on Kilimanjaro Safari’s – are they real or Disney-made? Or what about Cinderella Castle – those are massive blocks, are they real or Disney-made?
The next time you visit Walt Disney World see if you can figure out what is real and what is Disney-made!
Debbie and her husband live in Collegedale, TN where her youngest son is going to college. She is a huge Disney fan who dreams of someday retiring and working as a tour guide at Walt Disney World. She has enjoyed many trips to WDW with children, grandchildren and sometimes adults only. It is her ultimate goal to make sure everyone who visits WDW has the same magical time that she enjoys every time she visits.