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Old 04-01-2013, 09:02 PM   #76
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When I was a safari driver, I had a guest get very angry when a couple of animals were... ahem... getting busy.

She thought they were all animatronics and Disney had designed them that way.
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:18 PM   #77
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The left-most pagoda style building at the Japan pavilion is modeled after the world's oldest wood-construction structure, which is in Japan, is over 1,000 years old, and was built completely without nails or screws - just interlocking wood pieces. Obviously, given the demands of Florida weather, they hurricane-proofed their model, but the building is otherwise a near-exact replica of the original.
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:32 AM   #78
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All of the animals on the Jungle Cruise are real. They are trained so well that they LOOK like animatronics.

Meanwhile, all of the animals in Animal Kingdom are animatronic.

I've always suspected this. Thanks for confirming.

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Old 04-02-2013, 06:36 AM   #79
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The left-most pagoda style building at the Japan pavilion is modeled after the world's oldest wood-construction structure, which is in Japan, is over 1,000 years old, and was built completely without nails or screws - just interlocking wood pieces. Obviously, given the demands of Florida weather, they hurricane-proofed their model, but the building is otherwise a near-exact replica of the original.
This fact set off bells! Here are some pictures from a travelogue. The Epcot complex looks almost the same.
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:38 AM   #80
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All of the animals on the Jungle Cruise are real. They are trained so well that they LOOK like animatronics.

Meanwhile, all of the animals in Animal Kingdom are animatronic.

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When I was a safari driver, I had a guest get very angry when a couple of animals were... ahem... getting busy.

She thought they were all animatronics and Disney had designed them that way.
this is all very funny stuff!
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:29 AM   #81
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All of the animals on the Jungle Cruise are real. They are trained so well that they LOOK like animatronics.

Meanwhile, all of the animals in Animal Kingdom are animatronic.

Because the hippos on the Jungle Cruise are submerged in water they function on air pressure so as not to risk hydraulic fluid contamination in the water. Thus they are constructed only with top portions that are visible thus making them.....

wait for it....

it's really a bad punchline but it's true....

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Old 04-02-2013, 08:11 AM   #82
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Because the hippos on the Jungle Cruise are submerged in water they function on air pressure so as not to risk hydraulic fluid contamination in the water. Thus they are constructed only with top portions that are visible thus making them.....

wait for it....

it's really a bad punchline but it's true....

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Old 04-02-2013, 08:34 AM   #83
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A lot of great information here , subscribed.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:05 AM   #84
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Pixar's John Lasseter was a Jungle Cruise skipper.
http://www.worldfamousjunglecruise.c...nlasseter.html

And, as a tram driver once told us - the real meaning of EPCOT is "Every Person Comes Out Tired!"
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Fascinating stuff here! Thanks so much for sharing!
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:38 PM   #86
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This stuff is awesome! I particularly enjoyed the tidbits on the details in Liberty Square. Made it much more interesting!
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The top of Epcot's Eiffel Tower has sticky paint on it to discourage birds from landing on it. Since it's a forced-perspective rendering, having a full-sized bird landing on the miniature tower would ruin the illusion.
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The top of Epcot's Eiffel Tower has sticky paint on it to discourage birds from landing on it. Since it's a forced-perspective rendering, having a full-sized bird landing on the miniature tower would ruin the illusion.

That's funny! If you ever got to Disneyland, ride the Storybook Canal Boats at night. The ducks like to sleep on the island of London and as you pass by, it looks like London was invaded by killer mutant ducks. It's really cute.
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There are no restrooms in Liberty Square because there was no indoor plumbing during the time represented.
and my understanding is that the bathrooms in Liberty Tree Tavern are technically over the line into either Frontier Land or Adventure land (forget which one) so as to not be in Liberty Square
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and my understanding is that the bathrooms in Liberty Tree Tavern are technically over the line into either Frontier Land or Adventure land (forget which one) so as to not be in Liberty Square
Adventureland if I remember the KttK tour correctly. And the bathrooms in Columbia Harbor House are technically in Fantasyland.
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