Some people go to Disney World for the rides. I go for the architecture. Crazy sculptures! Outrageous fountains! History re-imagined! The restaurants, hotels, and attractions are all designed to entertain.
But architecture isn’t all fun and games at at Florida’s Walt Disney World Resort. Some of the country’s top designers have contributed to the imaginary kingdoms, fanciful hotels, and the nearby Celebration village. Next time you visit, take time out from Cinderella’s Castle to look for whimsical yet sophisticated buildings by Michael Graves, Cesar Pelli, Robert A.M. Stern, Philip Johnson, and other famous architects.
Start here: Disney Architects >
[Photo above: Enormous swans and shells perch on the roof of the Swan Hotel at Disney World. Swan & Dolphin Media]