Part Six: More Mermaid's Lagoon /
The previous shots
(looking back into the Mermaid area) were taken from just left of the
docked boat you see in the left hand side of the photo above. The
building in the back houses the Sinbad attraction.
Here's a closer
look at the Sinbad building, taken out of the shot above.
Here's another shot
back on the shore looking again towards the Sinbad ride.
As you can see
below, there is just nothing in the new California park like this - it
is classic Disney design detail, but with an all new twist. I especially
like how they seem to have all the boats you encounter along the way
that are docked looking like they are being either loaded or unloaded -
as if they in use. This gives the areas a lived in look, keeps them from
being so sterile.
shows how the shops are very well built into the area, they aren't the
reason for it, they just compliment it. Again you can see the extensive
brick and steel work everywhere too.
Walking into the
area, the sense of envelopment appears to be that of New Orleans Square
at Disneyland - a series of walkways, nooks and crannies that is very
detailed. Note the forced perspective used in the second levels -
creating a less intimidating feel. This same kind of design is what
makes Disneyland's Main Street so charming.
A close-up of the
above shot shows a camel photo spot, plus more of the detailing.