A mix of jungle themed, Jurassic-like greenery including palm trees, vines, and ferns were installed in Disney’s Animal Kingdom “Dinosaur” ride and attraction, formally known as “Countdown to Extinction”.
Large areas of artificial foliage are used throughout the ride to mimic life in the Jurassic era. Walt Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Orlando FL.
Artificial foliage like faux thatch is used for rooftop applications like ancient houses or tiki-huts in theme parks such as Walt Disney World in Hong Kong.
Artificial foliage is also blended with exotic live plants to create a realism in a themed landscape like Pandora’s World of Avatar attraction at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Installed 11 years ago, Autograph’s Polyblend® UV/Fire Retardant thatch is still on display at the Swiss Family Robinson’s Treehouse in Walt Disney World, FL.
Polyblend® UV / FireSafe Foliage® Thatch covers themed roof tops inside Disney’s Magic Kingdom, FL.
Jungle Themes & Thatch
At Disneyworld in Orlando, Hong Kong, Anaheim and Tokyo, Autograph’s Polyblend® Outdoor artificial thatch shingles accent rooftops and tiki-huts in many places at theme parks. Our custom designed thatch pieces were created and designed specifically for Disney projects in our proprietary UV and Fire Retardant formula. Today, these custom thatch roof-tops are still going strong after 10+ years of sunlight exposure. Jungle themed items such as thatch, jungle vines, twigs, ivies, ferns, rocks, palm trees, grasses and others are available from stock as well as custom manufactured to your specific needs. Our custom foliage can be themed in many ways if your project requires special sizes, colors or materials.
Autograph’s Fire Retardant Flowering Wisteria branches are accents in Frozen theme attraction at Walt Disney World, FL.
Animal Kingdom’s Pandora Attraction uses Autograph’s fire retardant mosses, and vines, and other greenery.
Autograph’s Polyblend ® UV tall grasses are used to landscape mountaintops at Disney’s Little Mermaid and Be Our Guest attractions.
Polyblend® Outdoor Grasses are popularly used in theme parks and can be easily mixed with other artificial plants or live foliage.
Artificial Vines and UV Flowers accent Rapunzel’s Tower at Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Fantasyland.
There are endless ideas in the fantasy world when it comes to using replica plants or trees. From creating life-like flowers, large oversized foliage, oversized artificial leaves, or experimenting with different colors and textures can make this your theme come to life! Autograph has custom designed giant 20 ft. and 30 ft. trees, created bright and bold flowers, blended colors for natural grass look or designed large artificial tree branches for whimsical trees — only the type of things that you would see in a fairy tale story.
The mix of real and artificial plants adds realism to settings. Throughout Disney and other theme Parks in the world, real plants are frequently intertwined with artificial foliages. Making the difficulty to distinguish between real and fake plants almost impossible to see by the naked eye. Integrating bird chirps, often animatronic, along with different humidity/temperatures, your senses get the best of you, to provide a real tantric experience. Tricks, such as lighting, temperature shifts, sounds, smells and size are created by engineers to mimic realistic and lifelike settings.
For example, at Disney World’s Pandora World of Avatar Land, there is a 135-foot mountaintop where there are ‘floating mountains’ that appear to be floating in thin air. On this mountaintop, the artificial foliage designers set up replica foliage to get smaller towards the top of the mountain, to give an illusion of distance. And, custom Polyblend® UV grasses cover the mountain tops of Mermaid and Be Our Guest attractions at Magic Kingdom Fantasyland.
Autograph’s fire retardant artificial branches used for Wisdom Tree at “Hello Kitty” indoor theme park in Sanrio Puroland, Japan.
Colorful fire retardant fall branches are featured at Tokyo Disney’s Winnie the Pooh “Hunny Hut” ride.
A variety of FireSafe® artificial green leaves are used in Splash Mountain’s boat ride at Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL.
Autograph’s FireSafe Foliage® Greenery, grasses, trees, leaves and branches are some foliage used in forest-like themes like the one at Sanrio’s “Hello Kitty” attraction.
Pine trees, ginkgo leaves, ferns and other fire retardant foliage were used in Universal’s Jurassica Park Exhibit in Japan. Photo and Installation, by Thinkwell Productions, CA.
Forest Themes & Trees
Universal recreated a land from the Mesozoic era. They had artificial life-like dinosaurs (duh), from a Jurassic Park forest scene, using artificial greenery including Custom-made Gingko trees and Hawaiian ferns, Grasses, Ferns, and Pine Branches, all were fire retardant. At Disney’s Magic Kingdom, a boat ride in Splash Mountain will take you through a collection of tales of animated animals with many transitional scenes showing a variety of artificial trees. Tokyo Disney’s Winnie the Pooh Hunny Hut ride takes you on adventure with Pooh showing scenes through the woods and artificial trees, all with Autograph’s Fire Retardant branches. In Japan, Sanrio Puroland’s Hello Kitty indoor theme park, The Wisdom Tree, a main focal attraction in Puro’s enchanted Village is decorated with Autograph’s IFR branches and greenery.
Colorful Polyblend® artificial seaweed garlands accent under water Finding Nemo subride at Disneyland in CA.
Autograph’s Polyblend® is enhanced with premium commercial grade resins, additives and UV inhibitors for lasting use outdoors as well as underwater for Finding Nemo attraction at Disneyland, CA.
Our seaweed garlands are made in a variety of bold colors including greens, yellows, purples, blues, orange, red or any special color formulation by request. Polyblend® UV formula is made to outlast all other artificial foliage.
Autograph’s Polyblend® seaweed garlands are used in the popular ride and attraction, “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” at Walt Disney World, Orlando FL.
Under the Sea/ Water Theme
Autograph’s garlands and underwater seaweed were installed at Disney’s sub ride 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and Finding Nemo Attraction. Artificial garlands, vines, seaweed are custom items for sea life without breaking or deteriorating. Our Polyblend® UV foliage is weather resistant and designed for all exterior and underwater foliage applications.
The Leading Innovator of Custom Artificial Foliage for Theme & Amusement Parks Since 1971
Since 1971, Autograph Foliages has been the leading innovator of custom artificial foliage for Theme & Amusement Parks like Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Epcot Center, Universal Studios, Cedar Fairs, Cedar Point, Sea World among many others.
Together we have custom designed and developed new products and product lines with our experienced research and design team including designers, chemical engineers, and fabricators that have helped solve some issues with artificials including improvements in overall realism, upgrades in machinery, materials, longer lasting UV solvents and Fire Retardant chemicals. Our advanced technologies make Autograph the leading manufacturer of custom artificial plants and trees in the United States.