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Disney World Behind the Magic – What Disney does behind the scenes to help YOU have a better vacation
Walt Disney World, those two words are enough to make you smile-and that’s no accident! Amazingly, everything from the layout of the parks to the scents wafting through the air is designed to boost your happiness. Our friends at, Woman’s World Magazine, wrote an article on how you can incorporate that magical mojo into your life. We thought it was a good article so we wanted to share with you some other things Disney does behind the scenes to help you have a better and more magical vacation…
Sure, Disney World’s fairy-tale skyline invite you to look up-but what’s going on at ground level is just as interesting: The cement on Main Street is mixed with rubber-like material that makes it softer on visitors’ feet! And since sensory information is sent to your brain via your feet, the walkways are also designed to stimulate your imagination. From the rough, Old-West-inspired paths of Frontierland to the gem-studded lanes of Adventureland, each area of the park tells its own story from the bottom up!
Make it work for you by kicking off your shoes! Letting your feet feel a variety of textures-from soft carpeting to cool tile-is proven to de-stress your brain by “surprising” it with new sensations!
Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I went on one of my favorite rides and as I went along, somehow I had forgotten the news that mermaids had been added to the Pirates of the Caribbean ride – and I am hearing most people did not know either. So, I wanted to share with you my experience so you can be better prepared and on the lookout for the mermaids on your next “POTC” trip.
So, there I was riding along with my group and I began to hear the voices of mermaids singing. I thought to myself, is that new? Then I saw mermaids swimming in the water, and I KNEW that was new. So, I said to my group they have added the mermaids to Pirates of the Caribbean! And all of a sudden the coolest part popped up, the skeleton of a mermaid. Normally, I would not think a skeleton was “cool” in any way. But, the Disney Imagineers did a great job of making the skeleton believable as a mermaid and really help seal the deal of mermaid representation in the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. I know that the mermaids are part of the story now, but I think Disney needs to be given a standing ovation on this one. Not only did they add the mermaids into the ride fairly quickly they also did it just subtle enough where you are looking for it and then are delighted with it!