UPDATE: More photos were just released a few minutes ago by the Disney Parks Blog:
This looks awefull, ugly lamps and poles with spotlights on them. Is this the best imaginering could come up with?
Also the light concrete basins with the dark metal fountains in them aren't right and clash.
Walter - I eagerly await the opening of your theme park with its perfect, uncompromising design.
In the meantime, no reason for you to suffer any further at the hands of Disney: just quit going.
Personally, I think the area looks stunning and appears to be seamlessly integrated with the area. Can't wait to check it out in person in two weeks!!
One silly question: is that real grass or a kind of carpet?
Astroturf I believe.
The surface is Fieldturf, the same great quality material used in NFL stadiums.
When will everything else be finished and the walls will be down?
I'm curious to know whether the posts used for lighting are temporary. Any thoughts or rumors on this? I think the entire area looks amazing. I'm looking forward to taking the family in about a month.
Poles are permanent. Looks worse in still photos than it does in video. Just be sure to take your shots down main street