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A Guide for Finding the Lights of Disney

Number One: Always look up.

I’ve found that some of the most interesting things in the parks are above eye-level. At the very least, all chandeliers will be well above the average eye-level. More importantly however is the fact that many of the two-story of taller buildings in the parks have balconies, which often have lighting fixtures visible to guests.

Number Two: Don’t get tunnel vision.

While on a busy trip it might seem like there are never enough hours in the day, it’s important to look around, not just rush from Point A to Point B to Point C. As I said in my first point, often there are lights in harder to see areas. They’re in places you don’t see if you’re not looking for the details.

Number Three: Look for the shadows.

When you’re stuck in line, look at your shadows and the tint of the light in room. The location of your shadow can give you a good idea of where the lights in the area are, and the length of the shadow is also helpful. The longer the shadow, the lower the light. This step at least only works either indoors or at at night after the sun has gone down completely.

Ariel’s New Fantasyland

Lanterns of Ariel’s New Fantasyland.

Ariel’s section of New Fantasyland is characterized by lights that look like sailors (and sailing princes) would use them, and many have been aged to look like they’ve lived in salt-filled air for a long time.

Polynesian Long House

The central light fixture over the main lobby of the Polynesian Resort’s Long House.

After the remodeling of the Polynesian Long House there were a lot of changes. My favorite is the huge light fixture hanging through the opening on the second floor of the lobby and down over the main seating area of the first floor, for this they needed to do a scissor lift training course so they could work with all the lights the ceiling needed.

Enchanted Lights

The lights and lanterns of Enchanted Tales With Belle in New Fantasyland

Enchanted Tales With Belle really does put you into sections of Beauty and the Beast. From the huge chandelier in the library to the eclectic mix of lanterns outside of Maurice’s Cabin, you can expect the lights to help transport you.