Crowds have been extremely high this holiday season, and one of the byproducts of the crushing masses is that Disney will occasionally get desperate enough to open up areas that were previously off-limits. By sheer chance, I had the opportunity to set foot in one of the Magic Kingdom’s oldest and most dormant spaces yesterday. […]
Where Can I Find the Jurassic Park Ride at Disney?
Guests often want to know where they can find Jurassic Park the Ride in a Disney theme park. And they’re often surprised when they can’t. Universal Studios owns Jurassic Park the Ride. Their version in Universal Studios Hollywood even took potshots at Disney in the form of disembodied Mickey Mouse ears floating ominously in the […]
Does the Original Star Tours Break the Star Wars Canon Timeline?
Star Tours is one of those rare Disney attractions based on a property owned by someone else. George Lucas officially sanctioned the ride — and with this level of detail, there’s no doubt Lucasfilm opened the archives to the Imagineers for reference. They scrutinized costumes, painstakingly recreated props, and hired original actors like Anthony Daniels […]
Almost everyone who passes through the gates at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is familiar with the celebrity hands-in-cement that grace the courtyard of the Chinese Theater, right at the entrance to the Great Movie Ride. But most guests don’t know that there is another courtyard honoring some of the greatest actors in movie history. This courtyard […]
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 […]
Smoke Tree Ranch Logo Secretly Engraved on Walt Disney’s Tie Pin
The Partners statue in the Hub of the Magic Kingdom has to be one of the most photographed spots at Walt Disney World. But what is the arcane symbol hidden masquerading as Walt Disney’s tie pin? Here at last is your answer. It’s the logo to the Smoke Tree Ranch. What a strange looking glyph! […]
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, […]
An Alternate Reality Discovered at the Epcot Timeline Mural
Parkeologists have discovered something truly incredible in a nearly deserted corridor of Innoventions West. Yes, low-traffic restrooms. But also something even more amazing: evidence of an alternate dimension in the Epcot Timeline mural. Sharp-eyed visitors can find this evidence near one of the lesser ruins of Walt Disney World. Note the nondescript blue doors in […]
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