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* At Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, just between Shark Lagoon and Stingray Bay, visitors pass through a small room dedicated to... Abraham Lincoln. It includes such oddities as a wax statue, and a portrait of Lincoln made out of pennies. Why this exists in the middle of an ''aquarium'' is never explained.

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* At Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, just between Shark Lagoon the shark tunnel and Stingray Bay, visitors pass through a small room dedicated to... Abraham Lincoln. It includes such oddities as a wax statue, and a portrait of Lincoln made out of pennies. Why this exists in the middle of an ''aquarium'' is never explained.



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* At Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, just between Shark Lagoon and Stingray Bay, visitors pass through a small room dedicated to... Abraham Lincoln. It includes such oddities as a wax statue, and a portrait of Lincoln made out of pennies. Why this exists in the middle of an ''aquarium'' is never explained.



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* The Mine of Lost Souls, a dark ride at Canobie Lake Park in Salem, New Hampshire, involves a mine said to be haunted by the GrimReaper himself. However, one scene inexplicably takes place in ''an ancient Egyptian tomb''--complete with a talking pharaoh bust, snakes, and a {{mummy}}. It's never mentioned again, and the mine's fictional "legend" in the queue line never alludes to this.



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** This is actually the result of a thing that happened when they were planning it, where one of the ride designers had ideas for a comedic ride and another had ideas for a straight-played scary ride, so Uncle Walt decided that they should combine them.


* The Journey Into Imagination pavillion at Epcot used to have this with the preshow at the Magic Eye Theater, back when it hosted the [[ThreeDMovie 3D movie]] ''Magic Journeys''. The pavillion featured a ride with an EccentricMentor and his purple baby dragon {{Sidekick}}, who also oversaw the interactive playground upstairs, and the movie was about a kid's imaginary adventures. The preshow? A Sherman Brothers-written musical salute to ''the history of photography'', aka an infomercial for pavillion sponsor [[Creator/EastmanKodak Kodak]]!

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* The Journey Into Imagination pavillion at Epcot used to have this with the preshow at the Magic Eye Theater, back when it hosted the [[ThreeDMovie 3D movie]] movie ''Magic Journeys''. The pavillion featured a ride with an EccentricMentor and his purple baby dragon {{Sidekick}}, who also oversaw the interactive playground upstairs, and the movie was about a kid's imaginary adventures. The preshow? A Sherman Brothers-written musical salute to ''the history of photography'', aka an infomercial for pavillion sponsor [[Creator/EastmanKodak Kodak]]!



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* Iconic and impressively executed as it is...the attic scene from the Haunted Mansion. The rest of the ride follows a loose narrative where you visit the house, see alarming evidence of ghosts but not the ghosts themselves, participate in a seance, see the ghosts manifest and immediately drop any pretense of hostility to throw a party, and eventually join in the fun yourself. Between those last two bits, for some reason you take a side trip into the attic, where the ghost of a serial BlackWidow is boasting about her dirty deeds. It's a complete tonal shift from the rest of the ride, is not foreshadowed in any way, and only gets a ''possible'' CallBack at the very end, when another figure dressed as a bride bids you to "Hurry back..."


* The Journey Into Imagination pavillion at Epcot used to have this with the preshow at the Magic Eye Theater, back when it hosted the [[ThreeDMovie 3D movies]] ''Magic Journeys'' and later ''Captain EO''. The pavillion featured a ride with an EccentricMentor and his purple baby dragon {{Sidekick}}, who also oversaw the interactive playground upstairs, and the movies were about (respectively) a kid's imaginary adventures and SpaceOpera. The preshow? A Sherman Brothers-written musical salute to ''the history of photography'', aka an infomercial for pavillion sponsor [[Creator/EastmanKodak Kodak]]!

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* The Journey Into Imagination pavillion at Epcot used to have this with the preshow at the Magic Eye Theater, back when it hosted the [[ThreeDMovie 3D movies]] movie]] ''Magic Journeys'' and later ''Captain EO''. Journeys''. The pavillion featured a ride with an EccentricMentor and his purple baby dragon {{Sidekick}}, who also oversaw the interactive playground upstairs, and the movies were movie was about (respectively) a kid's imaginary adventures and SpaceOpera. adventures. The preshow? A Sherman Brothers-written musical salute to ''the history of photography'', aka an infomercial for pavillion sponsor [[Creator/EastmanKodak Kodak]]!Kodak]]!
** When ''Captain EO'' opened, a SpaceOpera film, the preshow changed... to a view of life from birth to adulthood through a 10-minute song. Like the last preshow, the preshow had a connection to Kodak.


* The Journey Into Imagination pavillion at Epcot used to have this with the preshow at the Magic Eye Theater, back when it hosted the [[ThreeDMovie 3D movies]] ''Magic Journeys'' and later ''Captain EO''. The pavillion featured a ride with an EccentricMentor and his purple baby dragon {{Sidekick}}, who also oversaw the interactive playground upstairs, and the movies were about (respectively) a kid's imaginary adventures and SpaceOpera. The preshow? A Sherman Brothers-written musical salute to ''the history of photography'', aka an infomercial for pavillion sponsor Kodak!

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* The Journey Into Imagination pavillion at Epcot used to have this with the preshow at the Magic Eye Theater, back when it hosted the [[ThreeDMovie 3D movies]] ''Magic Journeys'' and later ''Captain EO''. The pavillion featured a ride with an EccentricMentor and his purple baby dragon {{Sidekick}}, who also oversaw the interactive playground upstairs, and the movies were about (respectively) a kid's imaginary adventures and SpaceOpera. The preshow? A Sherman Brothers-written musical salute to ''the history of photography'', aka an infomercial for pavillion sponsor Kodak![[Creator/EastmanKodak Kodak]]!


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* The Journey Into Imagination pavillion at Epcot used to have this with the preshow at the Magic Eye Theater, back when it hosted the [[ThreeDMovie 3D movies]] ''Magic Journeys'' and later ''Captain EO''. The pavillion featured a ride with an EccentricMentor and his purple baby dragon {{Sidekick}}, who also oversaw the interactive playground upstairs, and the movies were about (respectively) a kid's imaginary adventures and SpaceOpera. The preshow? A Sherman Brothers-written musical salute to ''the history of photography'', aka an infomercial for pavillion sponsor Kodak!
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* Near the end of "Mr. Toad's Wild Ride", there's a segment where you actually go to Hell. Yes, Hell. And this isn't GettingCrapPastTheRadar, either; it's pretty blatant. What's especially indefensible about it is that no such scene was in the cartoon that inspired it.


*** Just after leaving Toontown/Fantasyland station the train passes by the Small World ride. Passengers who look on the opposite side will see a billboard that says "Agrifuture" and some potted plants. It's not especially big or showy, and is never mentioned in the ride's narration, though it's in a location that can't really be seen well from anywhere but the train.

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*** Just after leaving Toontown/Fantasyland station the train passes by the Small World ride. Passengers who look on the opposite side will see a billboard that says "Agrifuture" and some potted plants. It's not especially big or showy, and is never mentioned in the ride's narration, though it's in a location that can't really be seen well from anywhere but the train.train.
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