[Disney Vacation Planner]
Smells and Aromas
© 1999. Last revised March 31, 2000.
As you walk around the various Disney theme parks,
one thing you'll notice is the various smells. Go into Spaceship
Earth at Epcot and when you see the scene of a smouldering
city you'll notice a really smoky smell. Go into any of the
Pirates of the Caribbean rides, and the queueing area smells
old, dank and disused. The Tower of Terror at the Disney Studios
smells just like an old boiler room should, the various candy
stores scattered throughout the parks have various candy-smells
just outside the doorway to tempt guests in, whilst Chip and
Dale's Bakeshop float in the Very Merry Christmas Party parade
smells of cookies and ginger.
All of these smells and aromas are artificially
generated using a special machine called a Smellitzer,
which Disney holds patent to that releases the scent into
It is used to create the cookie smell outside the
bakery on Main St, USA and the mint scent outside the candy
store, as well as the "dirt" smell of Pirates of the Carribean
and The Haunted Mansion, and the honey scent on Pooh's Adventure.
Next time you're at the Magic Kingdom and are walking
down main street, turn right just before the candy store and
walk under the awning in the direction of Tony's Town Square.
There you'll find a really strong concentration of peppermint
just near the door, but it dissipates irregularly and it quite
obviously isn't naturally occurring from the store itself.