Walt Disney World is filled with technological and architectural wonders from Cinderella Castle to the Tree of Life. Yet, without the thousands of cast members, the parks would be cold and barren. A photographer and blogger who lives near the Magic (as Disney fan(antic)s like to call it) documents what he calls the Human Element in the Disney parks. On my last trip, I looked for such opportunities to do the same.
The Tam Tams are a group from West Africa which have been entertaining guests at Disney’s Animal Kingdom for years and include guests in many of their dance routines.
In this scene from the Festival of the Lion King live stage show, these two arial acrobats perform to the song Can You Feel the Love Tonight from the Disney animated feature. They are showing the joy in their performance as they look at each other.
Keeping with the theme of human emotion, these two “cast members” are displaying a human element, tenderness. 🙂
Of course, you do not need to go to Walt Disney World to photograph the human element. It is all around us.