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  • #2
    Re: DLP: Kingdom of Spires

    Excellent observation. It is full of spires!

    Perhaps that's why they thought a park of boxes would prove a nice contrast.

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    • #3
      Re: DLP: Kingdom of Spires

      It's a good comparison. Like the idea behind cathedrals, spires draw the eye upward, let the mind and imagination expand and the soul soar.

      Boxes, on the other hand, lower expectations, trap and confine with geometric precision.

      City of Boxes:


      City of Spires:
      Last edited by RandySavage; 10-17-2009, 01:12 PM.
      http://www.idealbuildout.blogspot.com/

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      • #4
        Re: DLP: Kingdom of Spires

        Originally posted by RandySavage View Post

        Boxes, on the other hand, lower expectations, trap and confine with geometric precision.
        That would be WDS then
        WDW - 1987 & 1991
        DLP - 1996, 2004, 2006 & 2007
        DLR - October 2011




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        • #5
          Re: DLP: Kingdom of Spires

          Originally posted by pussnboots View Post
          Perhaps that's why they thought a park of boxes would prove a nice contrast.
          LOL!
          Great photos!!! The Fantasyland picture with SM and Panoramagique in the background is amazing.


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          • #6
            Re: DLP: Kingdom of Spires

            Nice spires, and indeed truly the most gorgeous theme park ever!

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            • #7
              Re: DLP: Kingdom of Spires

              And people wonder why we get grumpy when they give us something uninspired that would fly in WDW.
              Let's put the Walt back in Disney!




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              • #8
                Re: DLP: Kingdom of Spires

                God... Disneyland Paris looks so amazing. Definitely on my "Gotta see it before I die" list. Thanks for the pictures!

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                • #9
                  Re: DLP: Kingdom of Spires

                  Beautiful pictures. I think Fantasyland looks the prettiest of all.
                  ~ Tokyo DisneySea’s Arabian Coast at nighttime ~

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                  • #10
                    Re: DLP: Kingdom of Spires

                    Originally posted by davewasbaloo View Post
                    And people wonder why we get grumpy when they give us something uninspired that would fly in WDW.

                    Did you see the latest park in WDW? I think we have great taste in parks here in WDW thank you very much!

                    one hundred and one

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                    • #11
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                      Originally posted by Imagineer Scott View Post
                      Did you see the latest park in WDW? I think we have great taste in parks here in WDW thank you very much!
                      I'll give you World Showcase (amazing architectural representation) and parts of Animal Kingdom (yet it also contains the ugliest and tackiest area in all the Disney parks:judge. But that's about it as far as "great taste" for the eyes at Walt Disney World- for me at least. And again, beauty is so subjective. I know many who prefer the natural beauty of Animal Kingdom over the mostly cosmetic architectural details and finishes in say Disneyland Paris or Tokyo DisneySea. At least with the latter two, the detail, theming, and beauty are always consistent and a wonder to behold. This is all my opinion of course. I find beauty in elaborate and decorative (especially architectural) theming.
                      ~ Tokyo DisneySea’s Arabian Coast at nighttime ~

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                      • #12
                        Re: DLP: Kingdom of Spires

                        Another great shot:

                        sn0wstorm on deviantART

                        In contrast, the mundane:


                        *****

                        What I find so astounding about the design of DLP is not only the quality of architecture/materials/craftsmanship, or all the details (circumnavigating covered walkway), but how well the transitions and cross-land vistas work together.

                        It's a little disconcerting that of the six men who led its design and building (Baxter, Burke, Sotto, Tietz, Morris and Delaney), only two remain with WDI.
                        http://www.idealbuildout.blogspot.com/

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                        • #13
                          Re: DLP: Kingdom of Spires

                          Originally posted by stitchon View Post
                          God... Disneyland Paris looks so amazing. Definitely on my "Gotta see it before I die" list. Thanks for the pictures!
                          DLP may have reached its zenith in 1995: Space Mountain had just opened to round out Discoveryland; the lands were all coherent in their theme (for the most part); the myriad of park details were still relatively new and fully operational; upkeep was solid; hours were longer; entertainment was more numerous and diverse; and a number now-shuttered attractions were still open. Since then, DLP management has slowly yet steadily chipped away at the original quality of the park.

                          So go sooner than later to appreciate its superb design. And I recommend going when the weather is warm or at least tolerable.

                          I grew up in a cold part of the US, and trips to WDW were a welcome respite. I never realized how important a part of my Disney experience the 80 degree weather and palm trees were until I visited DLP for the first time on a cold, drizzling November day.

                          I quickly learned no matter how beautiful or detailed a park may be, it is difficult for me to appreciate it in uncomfortably cold, wet, defoliated weather.
                          http://www.idealbuildout.blogspot.com/

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                          • #14
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                            This is exactly why giants can't go to DLP because their health insurance doesn't cover tripping over baby buggies and falling into spires.

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                            • #15
                              Re: DLP: Kingdom of Spires

                              Just gorgeous! Thankies for sharing the reminder of how fabulous DLP is!
                              Jon A. Leslie
                              nojarama
                              http://www.nojarama.com


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