Before I created my layout, I took a peek at the color palettes I have tucked away on Pinterest. (Feel free to check those out, by the way!) I chose the castle, which is probably the most iconic symbol of Magic Kingdom. Here is the color palette:
I looked through many of Connie's kits and finally decided on the following background shade from Project 2013: April, solid7.jpg. This is the bottom layer, on which the blended photo of the castle sits. For the darker blue, I decided on Project 2013: June, solid2.jpg. The two twigs are from Main Street Magic. The rest of the papers and elements are from Trashed, Tattered & Torn as these were very close to the palette. The font, of course, is Started By A Mouse. This is perspective of the castle is from one of several Kodak Picture Spots. (For those who are new to Disney, look for those Kodak Picture Spots. They are positioned for great photos with less traffic from other visitors. You will often find PhotoPass Photographers at these spots throughout the day and evening.)
Now that we are in Magic Kingdom, it's time to think about Main Street! That is our next font. The closest font to that used by Disney is called Algerian Becker. You can download it for free here or click on the font sample below. Note that after you select your system, you will need to enter a captcha code to prove you are human.
|Font: Algerian Becker |
While we are thinking about the castle, next time you talk a walk down Main Street, look carefully at the castle. You will see that the bricks used get smaller the higher the castle goes. The Imagineers calls this the "forced perceptive" technique. (The castle is not the only structure this technique is used.) The castle looks taller than it actually is. The tallest point of the castle is 189 feet, and the tallest structure in the Magic Kingdom. This was the maximum height without requiring a red light to warn aircrafts. There are 18 towers. The moat surrounding the castle holds 3.37 million gallons of water.