Theme Park Secrets

Saturday, August 17, 2002 6:33 PM
During confirmation camp last year our music leader was a previous Disneyworld employee. He told us several different secrets about Disney. For instance, he said that every morning a man comes and spray paints the grass the perfect green color. He also told us that the entire Magic Kingdom is two stories and you're walking on top of a bunch of road systems so that you will never see a garbage truck or any maintenance vehicles. What other secrets has anybody heard about any parks?

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Tuesday's Gone With The Wind.
Elijah Rock.
Is it written in the stars?
La Vie Boheme!!!

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Saturday, August 17, 2002 7:23 PM

There are lots of "secrets" about Disney at http://www.snopes.com. Just click on the Disney section then Theme Parks to find out some nifty info.

-Allen

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Saturday, August 17, 2002 7:27 PM
Also, http://www.hiddenmickeys.org/

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"...they came like a winged curse. A twin plague of demonic dragons!" - Dueling Dragons

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Saturday, August 17, 2002 7:35 PM
This isn't really a secret, but a little something cool that 95% of people wouldn't notice. On Viper SFGAm, there are little plastic colored lizards on a support beam to the left of the track. It is at the bottom of the first fan turn going into the camel back.

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The Whizzer is saved!!:)

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Saturday, August 17, 2002 7:42 PM
Hey folks, if you dig that kind of stuff, I HIGHLY reccomend the book "Mouse Tales" and "More Mouse Tales". They are about DL in California, and are both full of great stuff.

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- Peabody

*** This post was edited by Peabody on 8/17/2002. ***

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Saturday, August 17, 2002 8:12 PM

I was surprised to find at PCW they have a staff of employees that arrive everyday at around 6 a.m. to pressure wash every inch of pathway in the park. (I don’t know if other parks also do this?)

When I took my family took our trip to Disney World I went on a behind the scenes tour and we got to see everything from where they keep all the floats for the parades; to the huge wardrobe for park employees; to the very tunnels you were talking about. I also believe that none of the garbage cans there have trash bags. The garbage bins have holes in the bottom and the waste drops down into collection bins and then can be removed out of sight from park guests.

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The Other Siebert

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Saturday, August 17, 2002 9:19 PM
drew...when i went to IOA...i got there right when the park opened...and all the pathways were wet...
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Sunday, August 18, 2002 12:20 PM

WOW! The pathways were wet! What a secret you have uncovered!

Anyway, Disney is like Vegas for women. In Vegas, convicted male criminals and felons usually go there as a "final fling" before they get caught. They know there's a camera every 2 feet but they go anyway and enjoy themselves before the inevitable happens, getting caught.

Women with problems that are too much to handle for them usually go to Disney for that "final fling" before checking out. Notice how no one ever dies on Disney property? They do a good job of handling these suicides that happen on their property every now and then. The person is always pronounced dead at the hospital, not on their property. They are masters at getting local law enforcement to cooperate with their wishes.

There, now THAT is a secret. Until now.

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Sunday, August 18, 2002 12:29 PM
The 3rd floor of Cinderellas castle @ Magic Kingdom was going to be an apartment for alt & his family...but he died and it was turned into an office.

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Since Jeff made Track Record a "perk" for CB members i'll just post my count here: Coasters:99 Parks:14

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Sunday, August 18, 2002 12:53 PM
The thrill, I was going to bring that up but I thought this was a family friendly site. The man that told me these things said that one morning a man shot himself in the head before the park opened trying to ruin the park but they cleaned up what they could, boarded up what they couldn't and put out an orange fragrance machine to hold it until something could be done.

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Tuesday's Gone With The Wind.
Elijah Rock.
Is it written in the stars?
La Vie Boheme!!!

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Sunday, August 18, 2002 1:49 PM

You can check out the underground Magic Kingdom if you take their "Keys to the Kingdom" tour. The whole downstairs area is called utilidoors, and it's a whole different world down there.

As a Grad Nite chaperone they also shuttled us through it all to drop us off where the old Fantasyland skyway station used to be.

You're right about the death certificates, it's a whole Reedy Creek thing. Obviously people die at the resort. It happens everywhere.

Let's see, a new theme park secret to add to the mix. At Islands of Adventure the very first thing that was brought in were the North-heading Zax and South-heading Zax that stand near the Sneech Beach area. The reason? The Seuss story of the Zaxes has two stubborn critters who won't move out of each other's way, so they stare each other down as life and construction goes on around them. It's a clever symbolic touch (I'd add that there are no straight lines in the Seuss Landings area, but that's pretty commonly known).

Rick

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Sunday, August 18, 2002 3:29 PM

Paris, that isn't really a secret. It's right out in the open and anyone who has read the Dr Seuss boks would know about it. Now, go listen to the Sneech Beach radio and watch the 2 Sneeches swim around.

Remember, Q is for Quan. Quan is for Quandary.

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-Kyle Brylczyk
KoRn - Untouchables, June 11th, 2002

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Sunday, August 18, 2002 8:17 PM

The bridge between SL and LC at IOA is a drawbridge that allowed the old water taxies to pass from the maitanance area to the lake. It is still lifted sometimes for the prep of the firworks shows. They NEVER draw the bridge when guests are in the park.

I have been told by a few maintanance guys that jets blast water under the boat at the big drop on JPRA. I didn't believe them though.

There are two huge trees in JP island. The largest tree is at the begining of the JP ride. You pass it right before going through the archway. This tree cost the park a whopping 1 million dollars to purchase from somewhere in Brazil, and that doesn't include transporting it to FL.

The second tree is in the often overlooked Camp Jurassic. It is the one whos fake roots make up a cave in the front right hand area as you enter. I know it cost a lot but I never knew how much. This tree was originally a lot bigger however to transport it more easily, someone cut a lot of the major limbs off and it has never grown back to what it was before being purchased.

MSHI uses car paint that changes color when the sun moves from morning to night. The island was supposed to appear as if it was floating but was scaled down a bit when designers where not sure if it would hold itself up.

And here is the most secretive fact of all in IOA. Did you know that IOA wasn't "built"? It actuially "grew" from the tiny town at the entrance of the what now is the park. Port of entery used to be a small and poor town until a mysterious young boy showed up with a handfull of magical stones. He threw them into the lake and the islands grew out from the water. He then vanished. Soon the town became the gateway for an adventure of a lifetime.

Maybe that really happened or maybe I was just brainwashed into believing that it happened.

If you all ready knew some of this, then "Good for you!" If I told you more I would have to kill you.

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-KoRn is the Millennium Force of ROCK-

*** This post was edited by dexter on 8/19/2002. ***

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Sunday, August 18, 2002 10:15 PM
That explains why the SL/LC bridge looks different than all the others. I thought it was for some sort of gate to cut the loop of the park. Guess I was wrong.
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