19 May 2011

From the wreckage

As lands in the Magic Kingdom go, Adventureland is one of the most thematically diverse. From Arabian marketplaces, Spanish colonialism, and even far flung settlements and river outposts, each occupies a section of the land as a whole. The castaway feel of Swiss Family Robinson escapes across the bridge from the treehouse and down the walkway, yet still in view of the Robinsons’ canopy villa.

The benches in this area feature not only remnants of the shipwrecked Swallow, but also a nod to the previous island inhabitants. While typical employed by guests taking a smoke or Dole Whip break, there is no official story as to the origins of these carvings. With images of lizards, fish, boats and people, among other shapes, these rocky etchings are just another way that stories are dictated to guests.

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