January 30, 2013

Daily Photo Tour - Horses, Wagons and Cowboys

Curiously, or maybe not so curiously, one of the most interesting things in Disneyland is the surface you walk on. There's always a reason for it. What reason can there be, you might ask? Story. Disneyland's ability to immerse you in its environment is directly tied to how well the story around you is told. Take Frontierland; the ground could have been any number of things that might remind you of the frontier (probably something like dirt). The Imagineers didn't stop at dirt, however, they went so far as to put tracks in the pseudo-dirt. Horse tracks. Wagon tracks. Even cowboy boot tracks. Even then the tracks themselves tell a story. I'm not much of a tracker, so I couldn't really tell you which horse has a limp back leg, but I'm pretty sure that the wagon driver spent a little too much time at the saloon! Next time you visit the Park, look at the ground, feel it beneath your feet and watch it shift and change with the story.

Horses, Wagons and Cowboys, tracks in Frontierland at Disneyland
Photo by Matthew Hansen

Comments (2)

On January 31, 2013 at 6:21 AM , Anonymous said...

I like the details THANKS

On January 31, 2013 at 7:45 AM , Terry said...

The three of you always point out the best and sometimes the most overlooked things. Most of the time, we walk around from one place to another without looking down. I've noticed these tracks before and others that seem so natural in their surroundings. Cracks, footprints of small animals, etc. The Imagineers think of every detail. They are amazing. Thanks for reminding us that there is Disney magic to be found everywhere in DL. Even on the ground.