Monday, May 28, 2007

Hanging Around

Animal Kingdom is full of gorgeous artwork that covers almost every inch of the buildings. This particularly fun lizard can be found hanging around Pizzafari. This unexpected little guy is not only a great design element, it also functions as a lantern.

Imperfect Goats

While perhaps one of the more well-known "secrets" of Walt Disney World, the five-legged goat on the Contemporary's large Grand Canyon Concourse mural has always been one of my favorites. During my first time staying at the hotel, I spent our entire vacation intensely searching for it, only to find it on the last day simply by looking up as we were leaving the monorail.

The infamous goat pays homage to the hotel's Native American roots. Certain Native American cultures believe that nothing humans create is entirely perfect, and thus will deliberately place flaws in their artwork, which they consider to be a path for the Spirit. The extra appendage makes the hotel imperfect, thus showing that yes, even Disney can make mistakes.