I want to start with Disney's Animal Kingdom. While this post won't include a lot of text (as I haven't truly digested all that I saw), I will share photos here. Many of these photos are of the new Harambe Market area in Africa, and some are just fun.
The 'Hemingwey Bookshop' sign is a charming touch in Harambe Market, pointing to the sometimes funny mix of Western and African culture. The slight spelling mistakes point to an innocence that exists in African culture and its interpretation of American literature. The juxtaposition between the intensity and violence of Hemingway's writing and the poor English acts as a metaphor for us, pointing out that while art is trans-cultural, it is interpreted differently based on region (extra fun, the name 'Hemingway' is spelled using the more African spelling for the 'way' sound: 'wey').
I hope you enjoyed this small glimpse into some new details at the Animal Kingdom! There will be more soon!