Fridge / Disney Theme Parks

  • Fridge Brilliance: In the Festival Of the Lion King show, Timon says he's going to do a South Seas number (a hula, to be specific) right before some guys scare him off so they can perform "Be Prepared." During the song, there is a guy doing a fire dance - which is something they do in Hawaii. So, technically, they did have a South Seas number.
  • In the Florida Fantasmic! show, while most of the other villains talk, Scar just makes roaring noises. This is because he's a lion, and the other villains are human - his roars only sounded like English in his movie because he was talking to other lions.
  • Why is Pirates of the Caribbean in New Orleans Square? Because notorious pirate Jean Lafitte fought in The Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812. It was a Historical In-Joke.
  • With the 2015 announcement that much of "Rivers of America" (which is part of a section of Disneyland that is about the past) will be closed down to make way for a "Star Wars Land" offers some Fridge Logic (not to mention outrage from people who like to ride the river boat), because you're left wondering why they don't put 'Star Wars Land' in Tomorrowland (and there's already 'Star Tours' there). Then you remember that "Star Wars" itself is "a long time ago, in a galaxy far away". It's still gonna be weird though going through Frontier Land, and then *BOOM* "Star Wars" attractions....
  • Thor is the only Marvel character shown during the 60th Anniversary World of Color, specifically Thor: The Dark World. Considering that the villain of that film is trying to rid the universe of light, and thus color, it makes for a nice bit of irony.
  • Bringing James Cameron's Avatar to Disney's Animal Kingdom may seem unusual for Disney to do until you realize that the movie actually fits with the park's theme of conservation. In the movie, the Na'vi were fighting to protect their home from being destroyed by the invading humans who had come to do mine for unobtanium. And even though Pandora doesn't have any fire-breathing dragons, unicorns, or even sea monsters, it's still as mythical as it gets with its share of creatures. Furthermore, the Banshees and Great Leonopteryx are are very dragon-like in appearance. So Pandora will still fulfill the original vision of Animal Kingdom as being a home for all kinds of animals, living, extinct, and imaginary (be they alien or otherwise).
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