5 Reasons Why We LOVE Joe Rohde on Instagram

by | Apr 16, 2020 | Animal Kingdom, WDW Blog

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If your favorite Walt Disney World park is Animal Kingdom, then you probably know who Joe Rohde is.

He is a true Disney icon! From his signature earrings to his infectious personality and undeniable genius, Joe Rohde has worked on attractions and park areas that we know and love.

Joe Rohde also has a really cool Instagram page, and we absolutely love it! Here are just a few reasons why:

1. Fun Park Trivia

One of the coolest things about Joe’s page is the fun facts and trivia we learn about our favorite parts of Animal Kingdom.

From Expedition Everest to Dinoland U.S.A. and the immersive world of Pandora, he gives us an exclusive behind-the-scenes look right from the comfort of our own phones.

If you need a Disney fix in between trips, Joe is the perfect person to follow.

It’s like getting your own personal, behind-the-scenes tour of Animal Kingdom without having to shell out the big bucks. 

For example, this dino was originally out in front of “Dinosaur!” for one very cool reason:

 

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2. Beautiful Shots

Joe’s posts aren’t just educational—they’re beautiful.

He shares amazing shots of Animal Kingdom, usually with no people in sight. It’s moving to see the raw beauty of Animal Kingdom without the hustle and bustle of the crowds.

Even if he didn’t share fun trivia, his page would be worth following for the stunning photos alone. Do you need photography inspiration for your next trip? Follow Joe!

Joe recently used this colorful photo to teach us a bit about perspective: 

 

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3. Inside the Mind of an Imagineer

It’s rare that we get the opportunity to connect with an Imagineer and learn more about what goes on in their creative mind.

Seeing things from Joe’s point of view gives even the most dedicated Disney lover a new perspective on their favorite place.

For example, ride queues are a setup for telling the story of the attraction. In this post, Joe talks about the realism and detail in the Expedition Everest line to create Act 1 of the story:

 

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4. Supporting People Who Make the Magic Happen

We love supporting Joe Rohde because, by following and engaging with his posts, we are showing appreciation for his hard work in a simple yet effective way. Imagineers aren’t out and about like our favorite characters are in the parks, so it’s easy to overlook them sometimes. 

Following Joe on Instagram is an easy way to support him and what he does. Every like and follow encourages him to create even more content for all of us to enjoy!

Even as he tidies his house during quarantine, Joe finds a way to share with us:

 

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5. Newfound Appreciation

Following Joe gives us a newfound appreciation for the parks and the people who work so hard to create true magic. Learning more about the intricate design of Animal Kingdom gives us a stronger appreciation for all of the little details that bring it to life.

For example… did you ever notice this about the various areas of Animal Kingdom (click his post to read the caption)?

 

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It’s incredible how much hard work and talent it takes to build a Walt Disney World park, and amazing Imagineers like Joe Rohde make it look almost effortless. Seeing how much work Joe put into Animal Kingdom helps us appreciate it all even more.

These 5 reasons we love following Joe Rohde on Instagram just scratch the surface of how amazing his account truly is. We highly recommend that you check it out right now! Joe’s account is @joerohde on Instagram.

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Written by Meghan Leboff

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Meghan Leboff is a content writer and an avid Disney lover since her first trip to Magic Kingdom when she was 3 years old. Check out all of her theme park adventures on Instagram, @thefantasmicmeghan.
Meghan Leboff

Written by Meghan Leboff

Meghan Leboff is a content writer and an avid Disney lover since her first trip to Magic Kingdom when she was 3 years old. Check out all of her theme park adventures on Instagram, @thefantasmicmeghan.
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