Why does Walt Disney World seem larger than life?

为什么迪士尼公园看起来比实际更壮观?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Walt Disney ingeniously used an optical illusion called forced perspective to enhance the magic of Magic Kingdom. For example, when you enter the park, the street narrows into the distance, creating the impression that the shops stretch forever toward the enormous castle. When you walk back down Main Street, U.S.A. to leave, the reversed perspective of the widening street makes the Walt Disney World train station appear closer, tricking your brain into thinking the walk is short.

华特·迪士尼很有心机地用了一种叫做强行透视的视错觉技术,使魔法王国更加神奇魔幻。例如,当你走进公园时,道路逐渐收窄,这造成了一种周围店铺向巨大的城堡无限延伸的错觉;当你准备离开,走在主街道上时,从反向的角度看,宽敞的街道让迪士尼公园的车站近在咫尺,这会让你误以为只剩几分钟的路程。

 

Likewise, the buildings lining Main Street, U.S.A. look several stories tall because the windows, awnings, signs, and fixtures higher up are significantly smaller than those on the ground level. The same goes for the castle. It stands a mere 189 feet high and yet appears almost Empire State–esque. That's because the windows, turrets, and fake bricks decrease in size as they near the rooflines. Disney also designed the top spire nearly half the size it should be to seem twice as tall. After all, as with shrimp, bigger is better.

类似地,主街道两侧的建筑看起来楼层很多很高,这是因为高处的窗户、雨篷、指示牌和固定装饰的尺寸比那些在地面高度的要小得多。城堡上也有这样的小心机。仅有189英尺高的城堡,看起来却像帝国大厦一样。原因是越靠近屋顶,窗户、角楼和假砖尺寸越小。另外,迪士尼公园把尖塔设计成正常尺寸的一半,让它看起来有两倍高。毕竟,对于小物件,看起来越大越好。

 

Don't be deceived by long wait times for a ride

不要被等待时长所欺骗

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“The ride line waiting times are kind of like the stock market,” says a former quick-service cast member at Disney World. “When it gets high, it'll likely see a significant drop.” She frequently checks the ride wait times on the Disney app to map out which ride to head to next. For instance, a 200-minute wait for a ride often scares people away so it drops quicker than a more consistent time where everyone is constantly hopping in line. On the other hand, low wait times may work against you, especially if you're far away from a ride, because everyone else will also be rushing over to get in line. Then, by the time you arrive, the wait will be even longer than before. Remember that everyone on the Disney app sees the same information, so keep that on your radar when calculating your next move.

“等待的队伍某种程度上就像股市一样。”一名前迪士尼快速服务的工作人员说。“当它达到峰值时,接着就会迅速回落。”她经常在迪士尼APP上查询等待时长,来决定下一个游玩的项目。例如,200分钟排队时间会让很多人感到恐惧,所以这个项目比起一个排队时间短而使每个人都飞奔而去的项目来说,人流量下降得更快。另外,很长的排队时间可能会适得其反,特别是当你离那个项目很远的时候。因为其他人也在赶往那里,所以当你到达的时候,等待时间会比之前更长。记住,每个人都在迪士尼APP上得到同样的信息,所以在计划你的下一步时,把这个因素考虑进去。

 

Nighttime is prime time for Disney visits

晚上是参观迪士尼的黄金时间

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The lines for rides typically die down at night, especially during the fireworks display. We always take advantage of visiting the park at night because of cooler temperatures and fewer crowds. 

游玩项目的队伍会在晚上明显变短,特别是在烟花表演的时候。我们总会利用晚上参观迪士尼公园,因为温度舒适,人流量也会大大下降。

(翻译:MS小冰晶)