Even though I frequented these fantasy worlds and thought I knew them inside and out, they still pulled the wool over my eyes with one thing. Did you know that the smell of fresh baked cookies on Main Street USA in the Magic Kingdom, or the scent of damp earth when you walk through Jurassic Park at Universal Islands of Adventure is all a marketing ploy??? The cookies weren't baking at all, it was scent marketing! Brilliant! Machines pump out over 2,000 different scents from Glazed Donut to Dinosaur Dung... to make you feel a certain way; deisel exhaust, fresh cut grass, pizza, bubble gum, the list goes on. So who knows if an aroma you fondly remember was real or if it was a scent machine persuading you to stay a little longer or buy a little more.
photos by Charlestonpicturecompany.com, Michael Bonnett, jr., Lori, ScentAir