Please welcome our very special Guest, Mary from Capturing Magical Memories! Mary is a blogger and graphic designer specializing in Disney inspired content. She has visited Walt Disney World numerous times and uses her love of Disney to inspire others to capture their memories in photo books and scrapbooks. You can find Mary aboard Magical Blogorail Teal and at Chip and Company.
Welcome to Germany! As you enter this Pavilion you will find yourself in a village that spans different eras in German history. The architecture was inspired by the Bavarian and Rhine regions of Germany and includes village scenes and a replica of a medieval castle.
The focal point of the Pavilion is the plats (plaza) that includes a statue of St. George, the patron saint of soldiers, slaying a dragon and a the large clock tower that features a glockenspiel that chimes on the hour.
A favorite attraction of this pavilion is the Biergarten restaurant. It is a replica of a 12th century Bavarian village during Oktoberfest. It is always evening with a full moon looking over the crowd gathered for the festivities. In addition to authentic German food, an oompah band plays German folk songs and polkas using some unique instruments, like the alpine horns and bells.
Other ideas would be to create a page for a photo where you have the Disney Pavilion photos, the German landmarks that were the inspiration, and the history of these landmarks.
Today, compare the German landmarks features at Epcot’s Germany Pavilion with their real-life counterparts, and research the historical significance of each. If you have digital scrapbooking software, make a collage similar to one Mary described above. If you don’t have the software, make a traditional cut-and-paste collage using either your own printed photographs or images you’ve printed from the web or have cut from travel magazines.
SCHOOL SUBJECT: Geography
SKILL LEVEL: Middle Grades
Be sure to stop by Mary’s site, Capturing Magical Memories, for other great Disney scrapbooking ideas! Thank you so much for joining us today, Mary!
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