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Old 12-11-2008, 05:01 AM   #136
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New one from Jack over at Allearsnet.com:

There are three pairs of lions in the China Pavilion at Epcot. One pair stands guard in front of the House of Whispering Willows (the museum).

The other two pairs can be found near the entrances to the Yong Feng Shangdian shop.

The lion is regarded as a special creature to the Chinese people as it was thought to be the king of all animals. The lion represented prestige and power and was often associated with an individual’s rank. These lions are often placed in front of gates or doorways as they were believed to have mystic and protective powers.

Although the lions look like they’re both male due to their bushy manes, but if fact, one is female. Look closely at their paws. The male has a ball underneath his right paw and the female has a lion cub under her left paw. The ball represents unity of the empire and the cub symbolizes prospering offspring.

On a different note…

To see the “Reflections of China” movie, guests walk through Disney’s version of the Temple of Heaven.

Most guests pause briefly and admire the magnificent ceiling before proceeding on to the waiting room.

But in case you didn’t already know, you can have a little fun in this room.

Now say something out loud. For example, you can say, “Allears.net is the best Disney web-site in the World.”

Now, move to the center stone.

Once again, say something out load. For instance, “And I read it faithfully everyday.”

Your friends and family won’t know what just happened, but you will.

To see the pictures that accompanied Jack's blog, visit the link below:

http://land.allears.net/blogs/jacksp...ilion_fun.html
So again, what happens if I speak, then go into the center of the room and speak again?
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Old 12-11-2008, 06:06 AM   #137
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So again, what happens if I speak, then go into the center of the room and speak again?
Listen carefully and you'll hear the answer. You need to start at the outside and speak there first, then go to the center.

It's amazing!
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Old 12-11-2008, 09:04 AM   #138
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China secret

I found this elsewhere, hope it helps explain things.

As you enter, there are four red columns decorated in gold representing the four seasons. If you stand in the exact center of the columns and speak, the acoustics are like the actual Hall of Prayer, so you'll hear your voice echo, but your friends won't. (They'll hear their own echo, but not yours.)
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Old 12-11-2008, 11:14 AM   #139
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I too want the document, but I am unable to email or send a private message to DCanoli, because I just signed up to this board (bummer).

My email address is jorge.asch (at) gmail.com

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Old 12-11-2008, 11:20 AM   #140
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I too want the document, but I am unable to email or send a private message to DCanoli, because I just signed up to this board (bummer).

My email address is jorge.asch (at) gmail.com

Thank you.

Gotcha covered! Sending it now!
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Old 12-11-2008, 11:26 AM   #141
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Please Send

Do you mind sending it to me as well, we leave out on the first of January.

Thanks so much.
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Old 12-11-2008, 11:57 AM   #142
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Do you mind sending it to me as well, we leave out on the first of January.

Thanks so much.
Nope, I don't mind sending it; I just need your e-mail address!
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Old 12-11-2008, 12:01 PM   #143
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Here is my email mdowns81@ gmail.com without the space between @ and gmail.com

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Old 12-11-2008, 12:57 PM   #144
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BEST WDW theme park secret

I too would like it sent to me if possible. We are leaving this Sunday and would love to have any help. It's a first time for my 2 sons (7 and 4) and I have only been down once before for business.

If anyone could send it that would be great...

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Old 12-11-2008, 01:05 PM   #145
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Old 12-11-2008, 01:32 PM   #146
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Disney Loves Elvis!

A few years ago I saw the coolest thing riding It's A Small World ride at Disneyland. This was when it was decorated for Christmas. As you pass the first big Christmas tree on the right, look back and you'll see the ghost of Elvis (his face) inside the tree looking at you. YES!!! A glowing life size face of Elvis. Being a big Elvis fan I loved it! I don't know if it's still there this year. I sure hope so. I'll be there tomorrow and report back if I see it.

During the same trip I saw a portrait of Elvis in the attic at the Haunted Mansion. It was on the left hand side. You really had to look hard because you pass by it so quick. At first I didn't see it but the second time around I did. That was so much fun finding these things that most people never see.

Enjoy these great Disney secrets.
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Old 12-11-2008, 03:02 PM   #147
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From Anita Answers (I already added this info into our main document):

Here is my question. When I was at Epcot recently, I noticed there was a rather large wooden ship with sails moored behind the stage of the American Gardens Theater. I don't remember seeing it before, but I guess it has been there a while because it is even on the Epcot maps. What is this ship used for? Thanks & Happy Holidays!

Hi Whitney!

The ship is called "Golden Dream" and it isn't actually used for anything; it's simply a part of the American Adventure's set.

Golden Dream is a re-creation of an 18th century Virginia Sloop, and was built in 1993 by Dering Design. It was damaged in 2004 by Hurricane Charley, but was repaired and restored to its place on Epcot's World Showcase Lagoon and re-dedicated in 2006. It comes and goes depending on necessary maintenance, so you may have missed it on previous trips. It was most recently absent last summer, but returned in September 2008. Golden Dream gets its name from the finale song of the American Adventure, "Golden Dream," written by Randy Bright and Bob Moline.

The Golden Dream happens to be one of my most favorite "hidden treasures" at Walt Disney World, so thanks for asking about it!
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I don't remember that either. Would love to see a photo!
I knew I had a photo of this somewhere. Found It!!



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Old 12-11-2008, 04:51 PM   #148
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For the newcomers, to the DISboards!!!

For those heading to WDW soon, have a magical trip!!!

Also about the Kim Possible Adventure - I read in the Stitch Kingdom newsletter Serf's Up that they were supposed to be testing it in the "gateway area" of World Showcase yesterday and today (December 10 and 11).
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Old 12-11-2008, 05:34 PM   #149
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Hope you like it!
Thank Scoobmuzic!!! I don't recall ever seeing that ship. I'll have to be more observant next time. Just goes to show that I can learn something new every day! That's exciting!
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Old 12-11-2008, 05:57 PM   #150
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Nope, I don't mind sending it; I just need your e-mail address!
I am so glad that you are open to sharing the work you have done to put the document together. I am taking my two DDs to WDW Jan. 1st so I would love to have this with plenty of time to digest it all. Please send to mdwings(at)aol.com. Thank you so much.
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