Lions, check. Tigers, check.

Hidden Mickeys are such a big deal now for casual fans.  But these aren’t really secrets anymore, not with Disney publishing big yellow books on how to find them.  No, the real money is in finding tributes to other lesser known characters (and no, you can’t just put a bow on it and call it […]

Elephants Are The Future

I had forgotten all about this strange little episode in Walt Disney World history until a friend of mine reminded me about the Epcot space elephants.  Yes, you read that correctly.  Elephants invaded Epcot for a circus spectacular sometime in the mid 80s, and it is indeed everything you could hope for. The circus was […]

Buggy Exit Signs

Exit signs are often taken for granted, but Imagineers don’t like to leave anything unthemed.  Even if it’s just a font change, the standard emergency exit signs that are found in most public places are crafted to blend into their environment. My favorites are the signs inside the Tree of Life Theater (otherwise known as […]

Footprints in Cement

Disney’s Hollywood Studios likes to make a big deal out of the celebrity handprints around the Chinese Theater.  And I’ve already called out the handprints of famous animators that were once easily accessible at the Animation Tour.  But there are even more celebrity footprints over by Echo Lake, and most people just walk right over […]

Beware of Sea Serpents on Your Cruise

Even casual Disney fans know about the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Submarine Voyage that used to exist in Fantasyland’s north corner.  And if you don’t, you should think twice before roaming around that Pooh Playground.  It’s holy ground. The subs were a great example of the type of incredible, fantastic adventure that Disney was […]

The Island Demands It

There are two giant ruins in Walt Disney World, coincidentally very close to each other.  River Country is over on the shores, a lost water park that closed a good many years ago.  But even older is the once-civilized island in the middle of Bay Lake, now a land that time forgot, ripe for a […]