An attraction not to be overlooked, this walking trail is more than just an animal exhibit. Disney goes above and beyond theming for this area, and creates a feeling of complete immersion. And while the entire trek is beyond amazing, this post will focus on just one aspect of its grandeur…the murals.
Creating an impressive sense of decaying ruin, the murals actually help tell the back story of the Maharajah Jungle Trek. Using images the story involves a long lineage of Rajahs all of whom had an impact on the reserve. There is a much more detailed description of the jungle trek over on Jambo Everyone… but I thought I would share some of my favorite photos of the murals themselves.
love this tiger
Pretty stinking cool, huh? These murals, and the trek in general, were among the first things to truly impress me about Disney World. My jaw dropped as we passed the tigers. Something about their muted colors and chipped walls are just so fantastic, plus the stylized illustration is perfect for the area. These murals just feel right.