It’ll Take Your Breath Away…

There are few feelings in the world that compare to how it feels to stand in the Magic Kingdom, at the base of Main Street USA on a sunny Orlando morning…the castle is straight ahead, and the feeling is one of possibility, nostalgia, fun, and maybe even hunger (with smells from the bakery wafting through the air).

Me on my honeymoon...I look ridiculously excited (probably because I am!)

If you have never been to WDW, trust me it is an amazing sight to see…and to think that is only the beginning…beyond Main Street there are the other lands of the Magic Kingdom to explore, and beyond that the other parks and water parks and night life…

One of the more “WOW” inducing sights is the unique (large/giant/really big) icon present at each of the 4 parks:

Magic Kingdom has Cinderella’s Castle

Magic Kingdom’s Cinderella’s Castle was completed in 1971 and while it appears to be made of brick, it is actually composed of steel, concrete, and fiberglass. It is more than twice the height of Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty castle in California

Epcot has the Spaceship Earth sphere

Epcot’s Spaceship Earth houses the attraction Spaceship Earth, a 13 minute ride through the advances in human communication throughout the years. The structure is one of the most recognizable in Walt Disney World, and is designed with a gutter system so that when it rains, the water doesn’t drip down onto innocent passerby

Disney’s Hollywood Studios has the Sorcerer’s Hat

The Sorcerer’s Hat is actually a fairly new icon, it was unveiled in 2001 and was built to represent “the magic of show business and the entertainment wizardry of Disney”

Animal Kingdom has the Tree of Life

(a close up of some of the carvings)

The Tree of Life is 14 stories tall and has 325 animals carved into its base

Aside from distinguishing the parks, these icons are truly breathtaking, in both their size and detail.

Something else to note is that when night falls, it all changes…becoming even more breathtaking

The parks light up in ways you never thought possible…

Spaceship Earth takes on a magical glow...

Cinderella's Castle and fireworks show will make your jaw drop...

The overall effect is not to be missed…

and just because the sun has set doesn’t mean the party is over.

There is so much to see at WDW, espcially if you are a visual person, there is no better place to go…you are bound to find something that will take your breath away

Categories: Animal Kingdom, Disney in Pictures, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World | Leave a comment

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