Yesterday was the first full day of actual conference sessions. It was a day filled with lessons on visual technology, work-life balance (ha! as if!) and a lot of food.
I’m saving most of my thoughts on this conference for a post that I’ll be sharing with you tomorrow because I have a lot to say. But I wanted to mention that one of the more fascinating (to me anyway) speakers was an imagineer who was on the Kadani Village design team.
It was so interesting to learn how much thought and planning goes behind each and every element of the Disney attractions. Every hotel, restaurant and ride is designed with the tiniest details in mind so that the guests have a full immersion experience.
Specifically, the cultural projects such as Kadani Village are designed with much thought and respect to the culture it represents. In fact, Disney has a cultural team to make sure that the design remains true to the culture represented.
And in this case Kadani Village, which is resplendent in colorful fabrics, beadwork and other natural textures and fibers, stays true to this mission to authentically represent the African culture.
And after hearing about how they sourced 100 year old antique baskets and other such treasures for the new Kadani Village, it only made sense to eat dinner at Sanaa last night. More on that in a more thorough review down the road.
I’m now off to brunch and a final action packed day in the parks. But before I go, I thought I’d share some highlights from yesterday. Have a great Sunday!