If you’re a Disney Parks fan, you know that the Cast Members at Disney theme parks around the world go above and beyond to make every family’s vacation nothing short of magical. But, did you know that even the smallest details of Disney Resorts are also designed to create magic moments for Guests? Case in point — the walkways throughout the Parks actually make your photos better, making it easier to preserve the incredible memories from all of your Disney vacations!
Thanks to a study by the Kodak film and camera company, Walt Disney Company officials learned that painting Disney Parks sidewalks specific colors could actually make photographs more vibrant, thereby helping Guests — and PhotoPass photographers, too! — capture better pictures on a daily basis. Who knew that even the sidewalks help make any Disney vacation magical?
As you can see in the photo of the Disneyland Tomorrowland entrance [above], the concrete plays off of the brown and tan colors of the sculptural formations at the entrance to the land.
An article about this study shared some details about the research:
Disney actually did a study in conjunction with Kodak that found that concrete which was colored the same as its surroundings led to more vibrant photos. This is because of how the light reflects off the concrete. So this small detail isn’t just so that everything in one area looks the same color; it’s so that your photos are that much more Instagrammable for your friends back home!
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Another example of Disney’s colored sidewalks can be found on Main Street, U.S.A.! At the domestic Disney Parks — both the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida and Disneyland Park at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California — you’ll notice that the sidewalks and street are tinged brick red to mimic the color schemes of the turn-of-the-century buildings that line Walt Disney’s version of Main Street.
However, this fun sidewalk secret doesn’t stop in the United States — it extends to Disney’s international theme parks, too! In the photo [above] of Fantasyland at Disneyland Paris’s Disneyland Park, you can see that the sidewalks are nearly the same pink as the Resort’s version of Sleeping Beauty Castle.
Next time you’re visiting any Disney Resort worldwide — Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Paris, Shanghai Disneyland, Hong Kong Disneyland, or Tokyo Disney Resort — take a look under your feet. You just might be surprised at the vibrant colors that greet you!
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