“Para criar uma terra que tornasse esse sonho realidade imaginei-nos longe da civilização, nas selvas remotas da Ásia e da África”, assim Walt Disney explicou a ideia por trás de Adventureland.
At this location: Adventureland is an original land at Magic Kingdom. The only expansion was for the addition of Pirates of the Caribbean in 1973, which required a show building that extended beyond the original extent of Adventureland.
The Land's History: When the park opened in 1971, Adventureland had three attractions, all of which still exist today: Jungle Cruise, Tropical Serenade (since updated and renamed), and Swiss Family Treehouse. Early visitors frequently expressed disappointment that Pirates of the Caribbean had not been included in the park, so it was put on the fast track and an abbreviated version of the Disneyland attraction opened in 1973, beefing up that area of Adventureland with new stores and the El Pirata y El Perico Restaurant.
For the next 25 years, Adventureland remained essentially unchanged, though various entertainers and stores came and went over the years. In 1992, a new exit to Frontierland, near Pirates of the Caribbean, was opened to ease traffic around the new Splash Mountain ride. Then in 1998 Tropical Serenade closed for refurbishment, received an updated script and reopened as The Enchanted Tiki Room…Under New Management.
The Imagineers make the transition from Main Street's small town America to Adventureland's jungles of your imagination by using the vocabulary of Victorian architecture, the dominant style in America of the time period represented by Main Street as well as 19th Century British Colonial rule. The Crystal Palace, located at the end of Main Street, is the visual bridge to Adventureland and is modeled after historic Victorian buildings including New York's Crystal Palace, San Francisco's Conservatory of Flowers and England's Royal Botanic Gardens.
Adventureland's main pathway winds past the Victorian-era Swiss Family Treehouse, eventually opening onto an Arabian Bazaar containing the Magic Carpets of Aladdin. This attraction has added a strong center to the area and helps to orient you. The Jungle Cruise is below you to the left and Spanish Main beckons just ahead.
The plaza in front of Pirates of the Caribbean is a traditional element of towns created during the great age of Spanish exploration. The buildings on your left reflect the Spanish architectural style found throughout the Caribbean. On your right, the Imagineers reinterpret the same architectural vocabulary as Spanish-influenced buildings typical of the America Southwest circa 1850. This creates the equivalent of a filmmaker's “cross-dissolve” transition from the jungles of Adventureland to the deserts of the American frontier west without creating any visual contradictions to spoil your journey.
It wasn't until 2001, with The Magic Carpets of Aladdin, that Adventureland received its next new ride after the opening of Pirates of the Caribbean in 1973.
E realmente a área temática de Adventureland Thus we find a remote jungle, waiting to be explored, as we turn left out of 'the hub'. The large amounts of foliage and tribal artifacts create the adventurous atmosphere. That, along with the village architecture, places guests on an exotic, early 20th century, exploration trip.
As with many other lands, Adventureland today is a different from the Adventureland of 1971. In 1971 Adventureland had three attractions: Swiss Family Tree House, Jungle Cruise, and Tropical Serenade (Tiki Room). The remainder of the land was made up of stores filled with exotic wares (Oriental Imports, Ltd., Tropic Toppers, Traders of Tiimbuktu) and restaurants including the now closed Adventureland Veranda housed in the buildings of Adventureland's entrance. Water pools stretched out from Sunshine Pavilion, home to the Tropical Serenade and Sunshine Tree Terrace Restaurant. Guests could enjoy the atmosphere or a tropical treat as they sat in the land's open plaza area between the attractions and shops.
Changes came slowly to Adventureland. Shops changed names and goods. Planters and bench seating would change. The first big change was the addition of Pirates of the Caribbean in 1973, with its own Caribbean plaza of shops and restaurants. In 1997, there were more big changes with the transformation of Tropical Serenade into The Enchanted Tiki Room Under New Management. In 2001 Adventureland's most dramatic atmosphere change came with addition of The Magic Carpets of Aladdin, which took the place of the plaza area.
So, Magic Kingdom's Adventureland has two distinct areas; one themed to an Arabian Village—with The Magic Carpets of Aladdin; the other themed to the Caribbean—with Pirates of the Caribbean. Start exploring Adventureland's attractions by clicking the links below.
“To create a land that would make this dream reality we pictured ourselves far from civilization, in the remote jungles of Asia and AfricaAdventureland is one of the “themed lands” at the many Disneyland-style theme parks run by the Walt Disney Company around the world. It is themed to resemble the remote jungles in Africa, Asia, South America, and the South Pacific. “To create a land that would make this dream reality”, said Walt Disney, “we pictured ourselves far from civilization, in the remote jungles of Asia and Africa.”
Adventureland provides a 1950s view of exotic adventure, capitalizing on the post-war Tiki craze. Lush vegetation resembles jungles while elements of the “other” surround the visitor. Tribal performance masks, conga drums, non-American totem poles, exotic animal statues, and architecture of Pacific influence make for a confined area wherein industry and technology take a back seat to uncharted nature. Noted art historian David T. Doris explains Adventureland as, “a pastiche of imaginary colonial spaces, conflated within the green and foliate milieu of 'the Jungle.'”
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