Monday, April 18, 2011

WDW Fantasyland Expansion: The Beast's Castle

Work on the Beast Castle is well underway at Walt Disney World:

Looks big? That's actually terrific use of forced perspective by Disney, something they're known for using in their parks. These pictures give a better idea of the scale:

Forced perspective is the technique of making a building seem larger by changing the scale of a building's stories. In reality, the Beast Castle is normal in size. Additionally, the placement of Beast's Castle on a hill adds to the illusion of forced perspective. Here's the artist's rendering of the completed castle:

Photos courtesy of Disney Parks Blog.


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