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    30' x 120'?

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    Still wiiiiiider, and a little shorter yet. (not to make this just a numbers guessing game...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam I Am
    Still wiiiiiider, and a little shorter yet. (not to make this just a numbers guessing game...)

    could it be 28x155
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    Quote Originally Posted by tiggerguy
    could it be 28x155
    Yup, thats the size I have. Your turn!

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    Why is The American Adventure building actually larger in height- and design than any of the other buildings in World Showcase.

    How many bricks were used in building the pavilion
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    Not sure if this is what you're after, but it is larger because it has to house the American Adventure theater.
    I think it's over 110,000 bricks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dzneynut
    Not sure if this is what you're after, but it is larger because it has to house the American Adventure theater.
    I think it's over 110,000 bricks.
    PartOne: not correct
    HINT: a similar effect is used in the Magic Kingdom

    PartTwo: this is correct
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    Red face little, big, huge

    Is it size perspective?
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    Quote Originally Posted by akur
    Is it size perspective?



    Yes it is perspective, but not the same kind as in the MK. The imagineers used "inverted" forced perspective on American Adventure when the realized a building from time period (federal) would seem too small when viewd from the Future World side of the World Showcase Lagoon.
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    Actually, you sorta have things twisted around..

    MK's forced perspective is used to make things appear bigger than they really are. At Epcot, they allocated mroe space to the American Adventure than any other country's pavillion - they're supposed to all be the same size. So, to keep anyone from getting overly miffed that AA was gigantic, they used forced perspectic to make the building look smaller than it really is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loric
    Actually, you sorta have things twisted around..

    MK's forced perspective is used to make things appear bigger than they really are. At Epcot, they allocated mroe space to the American Adventure than any other country's pavillion - they're supposed to all be the same size. So, to keep anyone from getting overly miffed that AA was gigantic, they used forced perspectic to make the building look smaller than it really is.
    I got my information from DAve Smith's Ultimate Trivia Book #4. He said that a building from that period would have been too small to be seen from across the Showcase Lagoon, so they used inverted forced perspective to make it look the same size as the others, from that distance.
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    The inherent flaw in that being - forced perspective make things look bigger, so inverting it makes it looks smaller - the American Adventure is larger than all the other World Showcase Pavillions - no offense but you're wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loric
    The inherent flaw in that being - forced perspective make things look bigger, so inverting it makes it looks smaller - the American Adventure is larger than all the other World Showcase Pavillions - no offense but you're wrong.

    I stated in the original question that the building WAS larger than the rest of the countries. Don't kill the messenger, I am just reporting from printed material from Disney itself!
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    Not killing the messenger - what exactly does the bok say? AA is known for it's unusual use of forced perspective, but it is to make the building look smaller, not bigger.

    Regular forced perspective makes things bigger - like Cinderella Castle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loric
    Not killing the messenger - what exactly does the bok say? AA is known for it's unusual use of forced perspective, but it is to make the building look smaller, not bigger.

    Regular forced perspective makes things bigger - like Cinderella Castle.

    here is word for word:

    "Walt Disney Imagineers used a process known as inverted forced perspective on The American Adventure because they discovered that a building from that time period would have been to small to be seen across the World Showcase Lagoon."

    I think we are saying basically the same thing. They built it bigger and used what the book called inverted forced so it would look normal size from the distance I mentioned.
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