One of my favorite places to eat at Disneyland is the Blue Bayou restraunt, and not so much for the food, but the atmosphere. And having an extra room to play with, I was thinking about trying to recreate at least some of the atmosphere in that bedroom. So, what are all of the things that I would need to reproduce and how would I go about doing them?
Some of the things that I remember about the place is the fake early nighttime sky, the water-like smell to the air (not sure how to explain it), and the fake fireflies. Others?
Shooting star every so often. There is one of those there as well.
Also you need someone to come by every now and again to tell you to please hurry up and eat as Michael Jackson is brining in some friends to the Pirates ride and wants privacy (ok, this only happened to me once and I did get my Monte Cristo sandwich free, but still.).
Cricket noises and the faintest hint of “yo ho yo ho a pirates life for me!” in the background. Waterfall sounds. And every now and again a jass band shows up in a balcony.
There is a waterway going right by the restaurant! EJsGirl mentioned this without pointing out the obvious. The waterway that ferries the ride patrons as they pass the opening “Bayou” before they go “down” the waterslide into the Carribean, would certainly produce “the water-like smell to the air.”
If you want to recreate the design of the restaurant and surroundings, just look up New Orleans on the Net. The restaurant is a recreation of the architecture and plants, etc. found in New Orleans. So if you just use the original source, you can’t go wrong.
Aw, richardb, you beat me to it! Check out New Orleans on the web; or better yet, visit The Big Easy. You’ll get lots of ideas. Of course if you really wanted to create New Orleans you could crank your heater up to 90° and keep a humidifier going 24/7.
(Actually, The Crescent City isn’t like that all year 'round. Just late spring and summer.)
Well, yes, I figured that was probably part of it, but wasn’t sure if there was anything else added to it. Regardless, the ability to duplicate that cool, misty smell would be one of the things I would want to dupicate.
Well, part of the thing is that I’m not trying to duplicate the original source. I like how Disney was able to recreate the outside world on the inside and would like to accomplish the same myself using the same, or somewhat similar (i.e. cheaper) manner.