Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Hidden Treasures-Voyage of the Little Mermaid

Disney is doing all these great things to help guests forget about WAITING!  Of course, as adults we know that, wherever we go, we are going to wait at Disney World.  Our kids aren't always that patient, so Disney has found ways t

o entertain them while they wait.  Of course, there's the interactive line at the Winnie the Pooh ride, the game at Space Mountain, and the brand-new Haunted Mansion queue (which opened TWO DAYS after we left), but did you know that even the SHOWS have things to entertain you with while you wait?  I just discovered this.

While we were waiting for the Voyage of the Little Mermaid show to start, we were in a holding room which, I discovered, was full of hidden treasures for me to find.  Did you know that they have the candle that was pulled from the belly of Monstro the whale in Pinocchio?  Or the typewriter that The Old Man and the Sea was written on?  Of course, these are all props, but I found it so clever that they made these, along with a Sea Monkey, Herman Menville's (author) fishing rod, and King Triton's triton, which actually lit up as the show was getting ready to begin.  Sometimes, we rush all around the World, and miss the little nuances that the Imagineers put in.  Ah, Disney, you never cease to surprise and amaze me!

See ya real soon!

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