Amazing Signage of WDW – Animal Kingdom – Part 4
Hello readers! For today’s post and part 4 of the signage series, we take a look at the signage of Disney’s Animal Kingdom!
One thing that I think is super cool about Animal Kingdom is that with the exception of Dinoland, everything seems so old and worn in. That is extremely apparent in Africa and Asia. Take for example the entrance sign to Expedition Everest. It is big and epic looking, but still looks like it’s been there for years.
I also find the directional signage in this park to be very intriguing. This is partly due to the creatures that are on some of the signs, the dragon in particular. You might ask yourself, “Why is there a dragon on this sign? There aren’t dragons in this park.” And you would be correct. But, they were in the original long term plans for the park, and thus put on the sign, even though they never made it into a land or attraction. Disney Photography Blog: history lessons and pretty pictures!
Coca-Cola is arguably the biggest sponsor at Walt Disney World, and they get their name out at every opportunity. Here in Animal Kingdom, they still have a presence, but the theme still carries through. The idea of buildings and signs that have been around forever still exists, and Coke still gets their name up, as in this very cool and authentic sign.
And finally, it’s been said in every post that Disney will stop at almost nothing to immerse their guests in the environment they’ve created. And these signs over in the seating area of the Yak and Yeti counter service area are pure evidence of that. These “advertisements” really help the guests feel like they are in an Asian village. And they also can serve as beautiful subjects forshallow depth of field for us photographers!
I hope you guys aren’t sick of seeing these great WDW details, as we’ve got one more for this series, where I’ll detail the signage at some of the resorts on property. Look for that one later this week! See ya real soon!!