Monday, October 8, 2012

TTT ~ Forced Perspective

Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia

Did you know? Forced perspective is a technique used to trick your eye into thinking something is bigger, taller, closer, or farther away than it actually is.  Imagineers use this technique throughout Walt Disney World to make the most economical use of space and materials.  Many of the buildings you see are built, for example, to an 80/60/40 scale, meaning the lower level is built to 80 percent normal scale, the second level to 60 percent, and the upper level to 40 percent, giving the illusion of  greater height.*

Here is one of my favorite examples of forced perspective:


*This week’s trivia tidbit comes from Susan Veness’ The Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World: Over 600 Secrets of the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom(previously reviewed on my blog here).

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Mickey said...

I like how they incorporated forced perspective into WDW! Thanks for sharing, Heidi!

Jodi Whisenhunt said...

I love that effect - very magical! Thanks for linking up & co-hosting!

Capturing Magical Memories said...

Do you think this could work on people too?

Heidi Strawser said...

Thanks for letting me be a part of the fun!

Heidi Strawser said...

I wish! If there was a way to make me taller and skinnier, I'd so try! LOL

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