well, i may be stating the obvious (or something obviously inaccurate) to anyone who reads chinese (babelfish tells me its chinese, not kanji, and says something like “far / empty”) but this looks to me like a rendering of the indiana jones ride at disneyland while it was under construction. just my guess. but the ivy/tree roots and the scary broken bridge, paired with all the giant statue armatures/scaffolding stuff… makes it look like that to me.
and can i just say that i absolutely LOVE the design of the line-waiting area for that ride? it’s my dream job to one day design &/or assist construction on the waiting-in-line areas for attractions (future imagineer, i hope) because set decoration is lovely and all, but i’m so much more drawn to things so fantastical as the stuff you find at amusement parks, which is far less common in film especially when you are non-union (::pout::pout:: local 44, why can’t i just *join*? why you gotta be so impossible to join? why can’t you join based on merit, instead of based on luck? it’s so stupid. ::stomp::stomp::grumble::grumble::stomp-some-more::)
another favorite memory for a waiting-in-line area, was the E.T. ride (at universal studios, i think) that i’m not even sure if the ride exists anymore b/c it’s been over a decade since i visited. i hope it does. now i wanna go there again and wait in that line (you know, for a reasonable length of time, not 2 hrs or anything) and i’m hoping that ride isn’t long gone. i don’t even remember the ride. i just remember the nighttime forest inside of a building that they created for the line area. yes, i was an odd child. i always liked the line-waiting better than the rides themselves, in terms of deriving artistic inspiration from what i experienced.
anyhow, this is just my little tidbit (even if this isn’t actually related to the image above) about a part of environmental design that i think about a LOT but which i hear very few other people gushing about or even expressing opinions about (unless you get in line for space mountain on one of the days the A/C is working poorly, then you just hear how miserable everyone is from the hot stuffy interior spaces).
oh, and one more! twilight zone tower of terror (has been at disneyworld for ages, but came a bit later out here to CA adventure park) is something you absolutely must wait in line with your friends for, even if you can’t handle the massive drop in the ride itself. it’s a really cool blend of period design, spookiness, and lots of stuff with a sorta steampunk feel to it.
lots and lots and lots of others, but i just thought i’d mention a few of them, so this post doesn’t become totally epic. ^__^
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