July 11, 2012

First Complete Look at Prince Eric’s Castle

This is the Prince Eric’s Castle in the New Fantasyland [Magic Kingdom], which tops off the Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid attraction.

Here’s the first complete look at Prince Eric’s abode.

 It uses the forced perspective technique for which WDI is famous to make the structure appear much larger in size than it is in reality.

Forced perspective, which has been used since Walt Disney oversaw the construction of Disneyland park in the 1950s, is sort of an optical illusion that uses architectural scale to “trick” the eye into believing a building towers above you, when it’s really not as tall as you’d think.

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