Atlantis is Waiting

When Christopher Robin backed up that giant dump truck, cackled maniacally, and pulled the lever, he buried Atlantis forever beneath several metric tons of pliable playground flooring.  Now youngsters crawl through Winnie the Pooh’s house and clamor over Piglet’s Crypt-o-Wheel of Doom, never realizing that just 20,000 leagues below the surface, guests once explored the […]

Two If By Sea

American History is ripe with heroic tales of patriotism, many of which provide dramatic backdrops to Disney attractions like the Hall of Presidents.  Lincoln is well documented.  Ben Franklin, yes, he’s important.  Washington, sure.  But perhaps no patriot stands so tall as that immortal giant who carved himself into history with the simple act of […]

The Cartographer’s Crate

There are several visual gags right at the exit dock of the Jungle Cruise.  Those wonderful Disney name puns show up on a chalkboard, and there’s that cage with the bent bars, obviously for holding gorillas (or small children).  But my favorite detail doesn’t look like a joke at all, and unless you are intimately […]

Lost in Animal Kingdom

The subject of Animal Kingdom’s lost path was covered again on 6/16/2010, and resulted in a night in the tank for Teevtee for his wanderings through Animal Kingdom’s backwoods. – Shane ———————————- Another great write-up from Teevtee today, with one of the truly hidden spots in Animal Kingdom.  I remember we both found this area […]

Anatomy of the Haunted Mansion Stretch Room

The Haunted Mansion is known as the pinnacle of Disney Illusioneering. Every fan can tell you how it works — from the Pepper’s Ghost effect of the ballroom dancers to the one-way glass of the Hitchhiking Ghosts.  But consider the Haunted Mansion Stretch Room in the Magic Kingdom — which actually has two stretching rooms — and […]