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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Incredible "forced perspective" images of the new Beast's Castle in WDW's Fantasyland expansion

The first offical images were published on the Disney Parks blog just a few days ago. When people saw the pics, there was a little panic -- would Beast's castle overpower the iconic Cinderella Castle at the foot of Main Street USA? Would it dwarf Fantasyland classic rides like Dumbo? Uh, no. Not quite. Check it out:

This isn't the first time Disney Parks have used the magic of forced perspective in their Imagineering. Walt was a proponent of it back in the construction days of Disneyland, using it not just for buildings but also for trees and shrubs that accompanied the structures. It's all intended to create the most dramatic backdrops for the Happiest Places on Earth, and the Fantasyland expansion is certainly not going be exempt from that rule. Construction is ongoing, with planned openings (section by section, most likely) beginning late 2012 .


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