In Disney speak, a "weenie" is something that can be seen from a distance, peaks a guest's interest and pulls them into the park or land. The Walt Disney World Resort is full of great examples of this and I'd like to share a few with you today.
The best and most obvious weenie is Cinderella Castle. I'd say it even draws people all the way from their homes states away and it has real power once you arrive in Central Florida.
|From across the water, Cinderella Castle beckons to arriving guests|
|My girls have already felt the call of the castle|
|Pirates of the Caribbean entices guests further into Adventureland|
|Beast's Castle is a weenie in New Fantasyland|
|Hmm, wonder what's in that spoky building in the distance?|
|Splash Mountain encourages guests into the far reaches of Frontierland|
|I love Space Mountain but somehow this photo from 1975 was all I could find. (LOVE DisneyDad's old photos.)|
|Spaceship Earth calls to you while entering the park|
|American Adventure encourages guests to trek aound World Showcase|
|I'm with the group who prefers the Chinese Theatre, but the Sorcerer Hat is ahead as you enter Hollywood Studios|
|Let's go see what that is...|
|Our nephew's Flat Grant wants to see what's going on with that huge tree|
|Early vistas of Expedition Everest certainly draw guests toward the forbidden mountain|
|And as a DVC Member, I have to include the lighthouse from Old Key West|
Thanks to Deb for a great theme this week! And many thanks to the Growing Up Disney family: today's post includes photos taken by each of us.