Disney Theme Park Hidden Secrets

Mount Rushmore of Disney World

The Disney company is always willing to exploit old characters in new mediums, so it’s a surprise to learn that of all the characters and personalities on property, only four are actually duplicated as Animatronic figures in different attractions. I’m talking strictly animatronics here.  For instance, Nemo appears in several attractions, but only as a […]

Muppet Lockers

The Stage 1 Company Store near the exit to MuppetVision is riddled with gags and in-jokes, just like the 3D theater.  But oftentimes it’s easy to overlook some of the nice touches hidden in the clutter. For instance, as you enter through the door pictured on the left, you pass through what is ostensibly a […]

Jurassic Parks

Universal Studios may own the naming rights to Jurassic Park, but Walt Disney World has always been dinosaur friendly.  Did you know that all four theme parks have full-sized dinosaurs on display somewhere inside their gates? Animal Kingdom has the obvious ones.  And Epcot should also be easy.  The Studios may take you a moment, […]

Hack Your Speedway Wait Time

The puttering little cars of Tomorrowland Speedway is notorious for its slow-loading passenger turnaround.  CMs have to manually move each car up to a station, make sure the next driver is buckled in, and then flag them on their way.  It can add up to an interminable wait in line.  However, there is one hack […]

Walt’s Mystic Rune

Almost everyone gets their picture taken with Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse.  The Partners statue in the Hub of the Magic Kingdom has to be one of the most photographed spots in the World.  But how many people even notice the arcane symbol hidden in plain sight, etched onto Walt’s tie? What is this strange […]

Street Magic Revealed

Test Track is one of Epcot’s most popular attractions, but its best illusion may be an overlooked part of the scenery in the exit area.  Most visitors hurry through the factory set on their way to the GM showroom, yet the factory contains more detail than most of the ride: everything from plant employee lockers, […]