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Old 05-18-2010, 12:17 AM   #16
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Music and sound

Pay attention to the music played on Main Street.

Sweeping, uplifting, soaring, happy music starts the day, drawing you in and preparing you for a magical day. At closing, the music is reflective and soothing, escorting you out the gates.
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Old 05-18-2010, 09:05 AM   #17
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Yes I LOVE the Keys to the Kingdom tour.

My friend has to do a psychology project, and I couldn't remember everything I wanted to tell her so I this would be a great way to remind me and help me learn a few n thought ew things too! (:
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Old 05-18-2010, 10:34 AM   #18
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They have tested how long someone will walk before throwing a piece of trash on the ground- so they know how far apart to put the trash cans so people won't litter.

I think they used to give people a candy at the turnstile and measure how far they went before throwing the wrapper on the ground.
30 steps. Walt would go to the parks and count how far people would hold onto trash before they pitched it on the ground. 30 steps he figured. So, there are trash cans all over the place no more than 30 steps away from anywhere.
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Old 05-18-2010, 11:33 AM   #19
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Forced perspective - making things appear taller than they are...

All of the sidewalks change color/texture as you change lands (most notably the red sidewalks - Walt wanted to roll out the red carpet for his guests).

The urine trough and lack of bathrooms in Liberty Square.

The 13 lanterns on the Liberty Tree.

The ambient sounds throughout the World to pull you completely in...

There's lots!
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Old 05-18-2010, 11:50 AM   #20
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The magic of Disney

Utilidors, where cast members change costumes, get around from land to land and dine, totally removed from the fantasy of the park. Walt was fanatical about it.

You can not see one land from another. It would ruin the illusion.

CMs will never break character. It's true, true, true. Wen you are talking to Alice in Wonderland, you are ALWAYS talking to her. You can address questions of park business and she will have no idea what you are talking about.
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Old 05-18-2010, 12:38 PM   #21
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Have you ever noticed how few clocks there are at Disney? Take a look next time. It feels as if there is no time. Magical!!
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Old 05-18-2010, 12:51 PM   #22
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The urine trough and lack of bathrooms in Liberty Square.
Huh?
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There are no restrooms in Liberty Square because there were no restrooms during the colonial time.

However, law requires the restaurants have restrooms, so the ones at Columbia Harbor House are strategically placed so they are technically in Fantasyland. The Liberty Tree Tavern restrooms technically reside in Adventureland.

When you look at the ground in Liberty Square you'll notice a cobble stone path through the middle. That path represents the "sewage path" that existed during that time frame when people would empty their camber pots into the road.

Also, Liberty Square shutters are all slanted outwards from the window. During this time frame metal was rare so shutters were hung with leather. Over time that leather would stretch and the shutters would tilt away from the windows.
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Old 05-18-2010, 05:21 PM   #25
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This is so interesting to me. Great thread idea. One question came to mind as I was reading. Is the Castle or the Hub the dead center of Magic Kingdom? Also, IMHO Magic Kingdom is where the magic lives.
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Old 05-18-2010, 05:30 PM   #26
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As you walk from land to land (hub to land), the music from the previous area very slowly fades and the music from the new area very slowly gets louder. You are never really conscious of the change, but are appropriately immersed in it.
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Old 05-18-2010, 05:35 PM   #27
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There are no restrooms in Liberty Square because there were no restrooms during the colonial time.

However, law requires the restaurants have restrooms, so the ones at Columbia Harbor House are strategically placed so they are technically in Fantasyland. The Liberty Tree Tavern restrooms technically reside in Adventureland.

When you look at the ground in Liberty Square you'll notice a cobble stone path through the middle. That path represents the "sewage path" that existed during that time frame when people would empty their camber pots into the road.

Also, Liberty Square shutters are all slanted outwards from the window. During this time frame metal was rare so shutters were hung with leather. Over time that leather would stretch and the shutters would tilt away from the windows.

This is VERY interesting!
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Old 05-18-2010, 05:40 PM   #28
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The smell of the popcorn! I don't even like popcorn , but I swear every single time I walk under the Main Street train station platform I WANT POPCORN!!!!
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Old 05-18-2010, 06:22 PM   #29
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This is so interesting!

I think I remember reading somewhere that in Epcot (not sure in other parks), that the concrete pathways are a custom made shade of "pink" to make the greenery/plants really pop.
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Old 05-18-2010, 06:30 PM   #30
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Very cool thread! I've not done any of tours, so I'm really enjoying all this information! Thanks for sharing, everyone!
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