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While I would like to think I will offer the best and most up to date information that is out there about Disney, it simply cannot be true. There are too many amazing blogs out there that already do that. And to be honest, I just don't have the time! However, I will offer my honest opinions and experiences as frequently as possible. This blog is simply a way to document my experiences and collect my thoughts while talking about the love of my life, Walt Disney World and Disney in general. Thanks for reading!
When you enter the Land pavilion in Epcot’s Future World West, the first thing you should see are large balloons hanging overhead. You might even glance upwards at them when you are dining at Sunshine Seasons. What you might not realize is that these balloons fit in perfectly with the ideas of the Land pavilion. The large balloon in the center at the highest point represents the land itself, Earth. Can you guess from the pictures what the surrounding balloons represent? The four seasons that we experience on Earth are shown in the surrounding balloons. Icons such as flowers and butterflies are shown on the Spring balloon, whereas the sun and birds are featured on the Summer balloon. Each balloon has beautiful vibrant colors to represent the season. I must have walked by this hidden gem a hundred times before really stopping to understand how well this fits in with the Land.
As you are leaving Expedition Everest at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and heading further into Asia you may see a shrine to your left. This is a popular photo pass site as the background for your picture is Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden Mountain. Like most things at Walt Disney World, the shrine has a purpose. The outline of the shrine represents the shape of the mountains you see in the distance. However, you might not realize this trick when you are standing to the left or right of the shrine. When standing directly in front of the shrine and quite a ways back, slowly bend down. You will find that the shrine aligns exactly with the mountain range behind it. Want to know another cool secret? There is also a telescope near the shrine. When you look into the telescope you will find that it is focused on the mountain to the right of the highest peak. That peak is actually Everest whereas the highest peak is the Forbidden Mountain.
Welcome back to "Where in Walt Disney World?"
The rules are simple. I post a photo and ask you, the readers, to tell me where that photo was taken. Maybe it's part of an attraction, at a resort, inside a restaurant, the options are endless. So let's get ready to play...
Where in Walt Disney World would you find the below photo?
Take your best guess in the comments below and stay tuned to see if you guessed correctly.
Last month’s challenge photo is below. Congratulations to Nora for guessing correctly! The below photo can be found inside of the Writer's Stop at Disney's Hollywood Studios.
Mel Blanc who is best known for voicing the popular Warner Brothers characters such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Tweety Bird, and many others was originally cast to voice the character of Gideon in Pinocchio. After recording much of the dialogue for this character, Walt Disney decided that the character of Gideon should be mute. The recordings of Blanc's dialogue were all cut except for one small hiccup while Gideon and J. Worthington Foulfellow are inside the Red Lobster Tavern.
This would be the only time that Mel Blanc worked on a Disney film until 1988's Who Framed Roger Rabbit where he would reprise his role as some of the popular Warner Brothers characters. Sadly he passed away a year after this film was released.
Today's Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia comes from my favorite Disney full length animated film of all time, The Jungle Book. Winifred the elephant, the wife of Colonel Hathi, is the only female animal in the film to have a speaking role.
Voiced by Verna Felton, the character of Winifred was Felton's last film role before her death in 1966. She was 76 years old at her death and passed away exactly one day before Walt Disney on December 14, 1966. Her first role in a full length animated film was also an elephant character. She voiced the Elephant Matriarch in Dumbo.