Then, there are those people who travel to the parks so often that things become routine. Much like those who run frantically from spot to spot, these people never really look at what’s around them. Possibly because it isn’t new to them anymore. This may be an even sadder case in my opinion because so much money is spent and the result never fully appreciated. In these cases, it is important to stop and take in the roses. This is why several of our posts provide new ways to look at the parks or experience things within the parks. Most of which are so very simple.
Such is the case with today’s post. Disney features some of the most interesting architecture you will find. Sure, the World Showcase alone is a microcosm of multiple countries from around the globe. But, Disney has a myriad of buildings designed by the amazing minds of Imagineers.
You may have enjoyed those buildings on your first trip – or even your second – but how often do you stand and gaze at those buildings after that? How often do you see them like they were brand new to you? Remember the first time you saw Cinderella Castle? Remember how exciting it was because it was so new to you? Would you like that feeling – or at least the feeling of seeing something fresh – again? If so, it’s a relatively easy task to accomplish. Here’s how.
Look at it from a different vantage point! Yeah, I know, mind blowing isn’t it? Seriously though, you would be amazed at how different and new something appears to you from a different angle. Take for instance Future World. Most people see it a small section at a time. They catch sight of Spaceship Earth, then dart past the Fountain of Nations, past Innovations East or West to either jump aboard Test Track, Mission Space, or Soarin’. They fail to look at the Imagination Pavilion, The Land, or The Seas and appreciate them fully. The Imagination Pavilion alone is a magnificent work of art.
Likewise, the World Showcase is generally taken from one country at a time – and rarely do kids stop to wonder at its beauty. But what if you could take this all in from a different vantage point? What if you could soar above it, not too much differently than Soarin’ over Epcot? You can.
Take a ride on the Monorail! However, instead of getting ready to hop off so you can rush into the park, spend time gazing out the window. You will be amazed at how different – and peaceful the park looks. And, if you desire to see it anew again, do it once during the day, and once at night. I guarantee that you will not be disappointed in the view!