History Trivia / DisneyThemeParks

1st May '18 11:24:04 AM Pichu-kun
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26th Apr '18 2:10:35 PM Sdman101
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** Splash Mountain is based upon ''Film/SongOfTheSouth'', a movie Disney otherwise doesn't like talking about. Rumor has it, however, is that people who are hired as [[InsistentTerminology Cast Members]] on the ride are shown the movie during training.

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** Splash Mountain is based upon ''Film/SongOfTheSouth'', a movie Disney otherwise doesn't like talking about. Rumor has it, however, is that people who are hired as [[InsistentTerminology Cast Members]] on the ride are shown the movie during training.
21st Apr '18 8:50:40 PM NoUsername
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** At ''The Enchanted Tiki Room: Under New Management'', William calls Morris a hockey puck, a favorite insult of his voice actor Creator/DonRickles.

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** At ''The Enchanted Tiki Room: Under New Management'', William calls called Morris a hockey puck, a favorite insult of his voice actor Creator/DonRickles.



** We've been teased one or more new "countries" for World Showcase for ''decades'' now. Additionally, there were plans to add a Mt. Fuji-themed roller coaster to the Japan area for a very long time. The idea finally got off the ground (sorta) in the form of Expedition Everest over at Animal Kingdom.
** ''Ride/TheHauntedMansion'' took ''18 years'' from first concept sketch (1951) to actually opening (1969), entering this state several times.

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** We've been teased one or more new New "countries" for World Showcase have been teased for ''decades'' now. Additionally, there were plans to add a Mt. Fuji-themed roller coaster to the Japan area for a very long time. The idea finally got off the ground (sorta) in the form of Expedition Everest over at Animal Kingdom.
** ''Ride/TheHauntedMansion'' took ''18 years'' from first concept sketch (1951) to actually opening (1969), entering this state several times. The ride's actual exterior was finished in 1963, but the concept shifted from a walk-through attraction to a dark ride midway through development.



* ExecutiveMeddling: Very prevalent in the late Eisner-era, like so many other things at Disney. The Subs getting shut down for the first time, the entire fiasco surrounding Journey Into Imagination, the infamous cost-cutting that went into California Adventure, the Paris Studios park and Hong Kong Disneyland, and other problems. When Walt Disney World was in early development, there were plans for rides based off ''Sleeping Beauty'', and ''The Sword in the Stone''. However, Roy Disney felt Florida deserved their own versions of already existing rides from the California Park, thus they got their own ''Snow White's Scary Adventures'', and ''Peter Pan's Daring Flight''. It's been theorized that the reason the former ride was so scary was it being a deliberate WriterRevolt.
* ExiledFromContinuity: Don't expect to see ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' characters in the park these days. Sora could be seen back when [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsI the first game]] came out, but [[http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/disney/images/4/47/Sora_DLP.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20111030182254 the costume]] [[UncannyValley left much to be desired]]. The Mitsukoshi store at Epcot's Japan pavilion carries ''Kingdom Hearts'' merchandise.

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Very prevalent in the late Eisner-era, like so many other things at Disney. The Subs getting shut down for the first time, the entire fiasco surrounding Journey Into Imagination, the infamous cost-cutting that went into California Adventure, the Paris Studios park and Hong Kong Disneyland, and other problems. problems.
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When Walt Disney World was in early development, there were plans for rides based off ''Sleeping Beauty'', and ''The Sword in the Stone''. However, Roy Disney felt Florida deserved their own versions of already existing rides from the California Park, thus they got their own ''Snow White's Scary Adventures'', and ''Peter Pan's Daring Flight''. It's been theorized that the reason the former ride was so scary was it being a deliberate WriterRevolt.
* ExiledFromContinuity: Don't expect to see ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' characters in the park these days. Sora could be seen back when [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsI the first game]] came out, but [[http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/disney/images/4/47/Sora_DLP.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20111030182254 the costume]] [[UncannyValley left much to be desired]]. The Mitsukoshi store at Epcot's Japan pavilion also carries ''Kingdom Hearts'' merchandise.



* MarketBasedTitle: ''Honey, I Shrunk the Audience'' was renamed ''[=MicroAdventure=]'' when it was exported to Tokyo. As a bonus, while the American and Paris preshows were a narrated slideshow, Tokyo got a specially-shot filmed one in which a Japanese reporter interviewed Dr. Nigel Channing.

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''Honey, I Shrunk the Audience'' was renamed ''[=MicroAdventure=]'' when it was exported to Tokyo. As a bonus, while the American and Paris preshows were a narrated slideshow, Tokyo got a specially-shot filmed one in which a Japanese reporter interviewed Dr. Nigel Channing.Channing.
** Depending on which coast you're on, the ''Little Mermaid''-based dark ride is either named ''The Little Mermaid - Ariel's Undersea Adventure'' (in California) or ''Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid'' (in Florida).
** ''Big Thunder Mountain Railroad'' is shortened to just ''Big Thunder Mountain'' in Tokyo and Paris.



* MissingEpisode: In the early '80s, when Disney Channel was new, there was a possibly never-aired show called ''[[http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/Dreamfinders Dreamfinders]]'', which starred Dreamfinder and Figment. The show has been reported to have 3 episodes, but they've never been released to the public.



** Speaking of Tokyo Disneyland, remember the Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse hats that are sold at every Disney park? Well in Tokyo, they also have hats for characters such as [[WesterAnimation/ToyStory The Little Green Men]] and [[Disney/TheAristocats Marie.]]

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** Speaking of Tokyo Disneyland, remember much of its merchandise is exclusive to Japan, unlike the Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse hats that are sold at every Disney park? Well homogeneous "Disney Parks" branding in Tokyo, they also have hats for characters the American parks. Japanese merchandise tends to include more obscure characters, such as [[WesterAnimation/ToyStory The Little Green Men]] Marie of ''Disney/TheAristocats'' and [[Disney/TheAristocats Marie.]]Huey, Dewey, and Louie.



** As the parks have aged, Disney has begun talking more and more openly about old rides that didn't quite work out or simply didn't last for very long, such as Flying Saucers or the Viewliner, respectively. But certain attractions, such as the opening year's circus or the Rocket Rods will only ever be acknowledged once every blue moon.
* TheOtherDarrin: Some of the characters for attractions at Walt Disney World such as Captain Hook (Peter Pan's Flight) and The Witch (Snow White's Scary Adventures) have different voice actors.

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** As the parks have aged, Disney has begun talking more and more openly about old rides that didn't quite work out or simply didn't last for very long, such as Flying Saucers or the Viewliner, respectively. But certain attractions, such as the opening year's circus or the Rocket Rods Rods, will only ever be acknowledged once every blue moon.
* TheOtherDarrin: Some of Occasionally, if new dialogue is needed for a character and the characters for attractions at Walt Disney World such as Captain Hook (Peter Pan's Flight) and The Witch (Snow White's Scary Adventures) have different original voice actors.actor is unavailable or has passed away, one of Disney's usual actors will fill in for them.



* MissingEpisode: In the early 80's when Disney Channel was new, there was a possibly never-aired show called [[http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/Dreamfinders Dreamfinders]] which starred Dreamfinder and Figment. The show has been reported to have 3 episodes made but have never been released to the public.



* SimilarlyNamedWorks: The spinning teacup ride based on ''Disney/AliceInWonderland'' is named Mad Tea Party. California Adventure also features a nighttime ElectronicMusic event named... Mad T Party. The fact that nearly everyone just refers to the former as some variant of "the teacup ride" as opposed to using its name keeps this from being much of a problem, however.

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The spinning teacup ride based on ''Disney/AliceInWonderland'' is named Mad Tea Party. California Adventure also features featured a nighttime ElectronicMusic event named... Mad T Party. The fact that nearly everyone just refers to the former as some variant of "the teacup ride" as opposed to using its name keeps this from being much of a problem, however.



** "*insert ride here* is getting closed down and remade!" is one that frequently makes the rounds and it's (almost...) never true. Journey Into Imagination seems to be the most popular subject of this rumor thanks to its wildly popular first incarnation and resultant heavy dose of TheyChangedItNowItSucks from those who dislike the revamped version.

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** "*insert ride here* is getting closed down and remade!" is one that frequently makes the rounds and it's (almost...) (almost) never true. Journey Into Imagination seems to be the most popular subject of this rumor thanks to its wildly popular first incarnation and resultant heavy dose of TheyChangedItNowItSucks from those who dislike the revamped version.



** Occasionally, the shout out will be in a totally different attraction. At the Magic Kingdom, a tombstone for Mr. Toad is in the Haunted Mansion queue. Also, references to Horizons and Submarine Voyage are in Space Mountain's post-show.

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** Occasionally, the shout out will be in a totally different attraction. At the Magic Kingdom, a tombstone for Mr. Toad is in at the Haunted Mansion queue.ride's exit. Also, references to Horizons and Submarine Voyage are in Space Mountain's post-show.



* ''The Main Street Electrical Parade'' has temporarily returned to Magic Kingdom twice since originally being replaced by ''Spectromagic'', most recently in 2010 where they brought it back for the summer until popular demand saw them change it to an open-ended run. [[BlatantLies That's what they told everyone at least]]. The not so well kept secret was that Spectro was in desperate need of refurbishment, and since they needed to get MSEP out of California Adventure because of concerns over crowd control before ''Ride/WorldOfColor'' opened, they figured bringing it back to Florida was the best way to handle both situations. The parade ended up staying at the Magic Kingdom for six years, until it moved back to Disneyland during the early 2017 refurbishment of the ''Paint the Night'' parade. The refurbished Spectro floats have been spotted backstage at MK signalling its return is imminent, although no one knows exactly when.
** The Sebastian animatronic was put on The Little mermaid float for the current Festival of Fantasy parade.

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* ''The Main Street Electrical Parade'' has temporarily returned to Magic Kingdom twice since originally being replaced by ''Spectromagic'', most recently in 2010 where 2010; they brought it back for the summer until popular demand saw them change it to an open-ended run. [[BlatantLies That's what they told everyone at least]]. The not so well kept secret was that Spectro ''Spectro'' was in desperate need of refurbishment, and since they needed to get MSEP the ''Electrical Parade'' out of California Adventure because of concerns over crowd control before ''Ride/WorldOfColor'' opened, they figured bringing it back to Florida was the best way to handle both situations. The parade ended up staying at the Magic Kingdom for six years, until it moved back to Disneyland for another limited run during the early 2017 refurbishment of the ''Paint the Night'' parade. The refurbished Spectro former ''Spectro'' floats have been spotted backstage at MK signalling its return is imminent, although no one knows exactly when.
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were eventually demolished, leaving Magic Kingdom without a nightly parade. (The Sebastian animatronic was put on The prop from ''Spectro'''s Little mermaid Mermaid float was reused for ''Festival of Fantasy'', the current Festival of Fantasy daytime parade.)
30th Mar '18 12:00:45 PM Spinosegnosaurus77
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*** The Land would gain an outdoor hedge maze and an outdoor "rainforest" roller coaster, as well as a clone of the Disney's California Adventure attraction ''Soarin''' (which actually did end up happening). The Living Seas would become an attraction re-themed to the Little Mermaid called Under The Sea, while the Imagination dark ride would get a re-theme to Monsters, Inc. (of all things).

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*** The Land would gain an outdoor hedge maze and an outdoor "rainforest" roller coaster, as well as a clone of the Disney's California Adventure attraction ''Soarin''' (which actually did end up happening). The Living Seas would become an attraction re-themed to the Little Mermaid called Under The Sea, while the Imagination dark ride would get a re-theme to Monsters, Inc. ''Monsters, Inc.'' (of all things).



** ''Dinosaur'' at Disney's Animal Kingdom was originally going to feature a T-Rex that chased guests. However, when word got out of the discovery of Carnotaurus fossils, it was decided that the ride would feature the newly-discovered dinosaur.


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** The California version of the Enchanted Tiki Room was originally meant to be a restaurant (hence it having its own bathroom).
25th Mar '18 1:12:59 PM Hjortron18
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* ScrewedByTheLawyers: [[http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1262449/000119312510008732/dex1057.htm A perpetual licensing deal]] that Creator/MarvelComics signed with Ride/UniversalStudios in 1994 prevents Disney from building anything Marvel-related in Walt Disney World and Tokyo Disneyland, their two biggest theme park markets. However, they are free to build Marvel attractions in their four other resorts. How, you ask? Well, originally, the licensing deal extended to California as well,[[note]]Universal has no parks in France so the deal was not extended there, and at the time of the deal neither company had a park in China[[/note]] but when Universal got into a dispute with Marvel over the profits of the license, Universal Studios Hollywood let the rights lapse back to Marvel in 2008... one year before Disney purchased the company. God knows what happened to the poor sod in Universal who made ''that'' call. Disney has found a loophole around this contract by using Marvel characters that Universal doesn't own the license to: the Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy and Film/DoctorStrange.

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* ScrewedByTheLawyers: [[http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1262449/000119312510008732/dex1057.htm A perpetual licensing deal]] that Creator/MarvelComics signed with Ride/UniversalStudios in 1994 prevents Disney from building anything Marvel-related in Walt Disney World and Tokyo Disneyland, their two biggest theme park markets. However, they are free to build Marvel attractions in their four other resorts. How, you ask? Well, originally, the licensing deal extended to California as well,[[note]]Universal has no parks in France so the deal was not extended there, and at the time of the deal neither company had a park in China[[/note]] but when Universal got into a dispute with Marvel over the profits of the license, Universal Studios Hollywood let the rights lapse back to Marvel in 2008... one year before Disney purchased the company. God knows what happened to the poor sod in Universal who made ''that'' call. Disney has found a loophole around this contract by using Marvel characters that Universal doesn't own the license to: the Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy and Film/DoctorStrange.Film/DoctorStrange2016.
25th Mar '18 7:40:35 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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** Some Disney Theme Parks also have some Disney characters that can be extremely rare, or exclusive to each park, some not even showing up at all. For example, the characters from ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'' have be reported to be spotted only in Disneyland Paris but aren't seen in the other parks. Same goes for [[Disney/TheAristocats Berlioz and Toulouse]] who are only found in Paris and recently Tokyo. [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Chef Louis]] can only be found in Tokyo Disneyland at Tokyo [=DisneySea=], the [[Disney/AliceInWonderland Cheshire Cat]] has been exclusive in Disneyland Paris for a few years now, and other characters such as [[Disney/LiloAndStitch Jumba, Pleakley, and]] [[Franchise/LiloAndStitch some of the other experiments besides Stitch]] can only be found during special events in Tokyo Disneyland and Disneyland Paris.

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** Some Disney Theme Parks parks also have some Disney characters that who can be extremely rare, or exclusive to each park, some not even showing up at all. For example, the characters from ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'' have be reported to be spotted only in Disneyland Paris but aren't seen in the other parks. Same goes for [[Disney/TheAristocats Berlioz and Toulouse]] who are only found in Paris and recently Tokyo. [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Chef Louis]] can only be found in Tokyo Disneyland at Tokyo [=DisneySea=], the [[Disney/AliceInWonderland Cheshire Cat]] has been exclusive in Disneyland Paris for a few years now, and other characters such as [[Disney/LiloAndStitch Jumba, Pleakley, and]] [[Franchise/LiloAndStitch Jumba, Pleakley, and some of the other experiments besides Stitch]] can only be found during special events in Tokyo Disneyland and Disneyland Paris.
24th Mar '18 7:46:41 PM RisefromYourGrave
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** Some Disney Theme Parks also have some Disney characters that can be extremely rare, or exclusive to each park, some not even showing up at all. For example, the characters from ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'' have be reported to be spotted only in Disneyland Paris but aren't seen in the other parks. Same goes for [[Disney/TheAristocats Berlioz and Toulouse]] who are only found in Paris and recently Tokyo. [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Chef Louis]] can only be found in Tokyo Disneyland at Tokyo Disney Sea, the [[Disney/AliceInWonderland Cheshire Cat]] has been exclusive in Disneyland Paris for a few years now, and other characters such as [[Disney/LiloAndStitch Jumba, Pleakley, and some of the other experiments besides Stitch]] can only be found during special events in Tokyo Disneyland and Disneyland Paris.

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** Some Disney Theme Parks also have some Disney characters that can be extremely rare, or exclusive to each park, some not even showing up at all. For example, the characters from ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'' have be reported to be spotted only in Disneyland Paris but aren't seen in the other parks. Same goes for [[Disney/TheAristocats Berlioz and Toulouse]] who are only found in Paris and recently Tokyo. [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Chef Louis]] can only be found in Tokyo Disneyland at Tokyo Disney Sea, [=DisneySea=], the [[Disney/AliceInWonderland Cheshire Cat]] has been exclusive in Disneyland Paris for a few years now, and other characters such as [[Disney/LiloAndStitch Jumba, Pleakley, and and]] [[Franchise/LiloAndStitch some of the other experiments besides Stitch]] can only be found during special events in Tokyo Disneyland and Disneyland Paris.
8th Mar '18 4:00:45 AM jormis29
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** In Adventureland, [[http://s1177.photobucket.com/user/micechat/media/SAMLAND/2011/2011-10-26%20Adventureland%202/IMG_2184.jpg.html this]] window advertises banjo lessons taught by Harper Goff, a designer and art director for Disney and the man behind the Nautilus. This is a reference to Goff being resident banjo-player in Ward Kimball's Dixieland band "The Firehouse Five Plus Two", whose music can be heard around New Orleans Square.

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** In Adventureland, [[http://s1177.photobucket.com/user/micechat/media/SAMLAND/2011/2011-10-26%20Adventureland%202/IMG_2184.jpg.html this]] window advertises banjo lessons taught by Harper Goff, a designer and art director for Disney and the man behind the Nautilus. This is a reference to Goff being resident banjo-player in Ward Kimball's Creator/WardKimball's Dixieland band "The Firehouse Five Plus Two", whose music can be heard around New Orleans Square.
21st Feb '18 12:43:08 PM VmKid
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** Adventureland is not to be confused with the film Film/{{Adventureland}}, the Long Island theme park on which it is based, or any of the many other theme parks with the same name.
24th Jan '18 2:34:20 PM Kayube
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* MeaningfulReleaseDate: Mickey's Toontown at Disneyland opened on January 24th, 1993. January 24th is the birthday of Gary Wolf, author of ''Literature/WhoCensoredRogerRabbit'', on which the movie ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' was based.
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