Mexico Is Rich With Beta Carotene

Take a look at that picture, will you?  Shameful, right?  A beautiful, well-landscaped beach right next to Mexico in World Showcase, and Disney slaps some tacky lawn ornaments on it. I honestly don’t know what they were thinking.  I guess they are trying to recapture a bit of the past.  Long time Epcot visitors may […]

The Portrait You’ve Never Seen

This is one of those spooky things that I love about the Haunted Mansion.  The lost portrait.  I guarantee that unless you have been on the ride during some sort of extenuating circumstances (such as an evacuation), you have not seen this picture. Yet it is right there, staring back at you with those creepy […]

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 […]