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Amazing Signage of WDW – Resorts – Part 5

By Cory Disbrow on September 24th, 2010   |    Posted in:  Disney Photo Spotlight   |    3 Comments

Hello readers! For today’s post, we will have the conclusion of the Signage Series, this time checking out some of the resorts at Walt Disney World.

At the Pop Century Resort, everything is big with lots of bright colors that catch your eye. Icons are huge and there are oversized big wheels and bowling pins. So, to go along with this motif, the entrance marquee at Pop is also huge and colorful. It really sets the tone for your visit.

At Disney’s Boardwalk Inn and Villas, the theme is that of a 1930′s Atlantic City style boardwalk. In typical Disney style, they aim to immerse you in the story they are trying to tell. These signs outside the general store are a perfect example of that excellent theme.

Directional signage has been one type that has been discussed quite a bit in this series. And at Disney’s Polynesian Resort, the directional signs follow the same mold as in the parks. They are themed to the resort and story Disney is telling, and they help you get around. There is also that magic at the Poly that makes for sunset shots like this!

And finally, we come to my favorite resort, which is Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground. This shot is the first thing you see as you get off the boat that takes you to and from the Magic Kingdom. It isn’t huge and colorful like the signs at the Pop or the Boardwalk, but it is perfect how it fits the rustic theme of this original WDW resort. Just looking at it makes me smile, and brings me right back to where I spent all of my Disney vacations as a child.

And so we conclude our series on the signage at Walt Disney World. I’ve had an absolute blast editing these shots and writing these articles for you guys. And I truly hope this series has helped you find yet another layer to the magic that is created every single day at the Walt Disney World Resort. See ya real soon!!


3 Comments

  1. Alan   |   Sep 24, 2010

    Great series Cory, I enjoyed reading each post. I have to tip my hat to the Polynesian signs though, I love visiting that resort and seeing the Tiki Guy pointing the way :)

  2. Tom Bricker   |   Sep 24, 2010

    Awesome conclusion! I think I recall reading somewhere (Tikiman’s site?) that the Poly was replacing the old signs with a new style (albeit only slightly different) as each individual sign needs replacing. Slowly, “The Vacation Kingdom of the World” disappears. Get as many shots as you can of that Ft. Wilderness sign, as who knows how many days it has. Might suffer the same fate as Musket Mickey!

  3. Cody   |   Sep 24, 2010

    Excellent series, Cory! I’m really fond of the Poly signs, as that is the first resort we stayed at when I was about 10.

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