When it comes to creating interesting, immersive spaces, no one does it quite like Disney. I often feel like I've stepped onto a movie set or into a different world...once I've looked past the hoards of fellow tourists, that is. ;)
It's definitely easier to appreciate the details and the ambiance on those rare occasions when you have an empty vista before you.
Take this cavernous space, for instance, with its weathered but graceful arches and columns, and lanterns throwing golden shapes on the murals and quotes etched into the dome. There's a sort-of mysterious light...like maybe you're about to go on a magical journey to become part of a different world. ;)