April 17, 2009

Design Detail: Port Orleans Riverside

During our recent Florida trip to Walt Disney World, we encountered many wonderful surprises both large and small. The first to be found was the inclusion of this beautiful piece of concept art right inside our room at Port Orleans Riverside. Herb Ryman, famous to Disney park fans as an Imagineer, created this lovely piece of concept art for the Blue Bayou restaurant. It was elegantly hung on the wall with a small brass plaque explaining its significance. Of course, as a major Disneyland concept art fan, I would have recognized Mr. Ryman's style anywhere. What a delight and a little "kiss" from God to start our vacation!
(Artwork Copyright the Walt Disney Company.)

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