A Quest for Authenticity -- Joe Rohde, Executive Designer and Vice President, Creative, Walt Disney Imagineering, collaborates with a monk in Nepal to learn the art of mining the raw earth to create colors. This unique method will be used to apply color and create authenticity to the buildings being created in the mythical village at Expedition Everest, the thrill adventure opening in Disney's Animal Kingdom in 2006. Walt Disney Imagineers went to great lengths to research the legends, architecture and lore of the areas they explored near Mount Everest to create a rich environment that reflects the spirit of the Himalayas . Disney's Animal Kingdom is one of four theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
May 02, 2005 /