Fun Find Friday
November 15, 2013
Location: Liberty Square, Magic Kingdom
Christmas season is in full force within Walt Disney
World. Due to that, we are going to take a trip over to Ye Olde
Christmas Shoppe within the Magic Kingdom for this week's Fun Find!
While walking through the store you may notice a
simple transition from one room to the next which looks something
like the following:
I know what you are thinking: What on earth are we
looking at? Here you can see that there is a very clear divide found
on the wood pattern of the floor. While it appears to be very
subtle, the storyline behind it is much more. You see, Ye Olde
Christmas Shoppe is actually broken up into three different houses.
Each of these houses (which we will go into more depth in future Fun
Find Fridays) focuses around different decorations found within each
"house." The separation of houses doesn't just exist within the
shop, but in the exterior of the shop as well.
So who do these homes belong to? Apparently the
neighbors that just happen to live next to one another are extremely
artistic. Here we have a musician, woodmaker, and seamstress. While
the subtle decorations found throughout the shop help identify the
different owners, guests can also find signs for each owner on the
outside of the three main entrances to the shop:
Here we have the Kepple family who make their living
off of quilts and other seamstress goods, the Woodwright family who
specialize in all sorts of carpentry, and Ichabod Crane, who
specializes in Music and Voice Lessons. While the Kepple and
Woodwright families don't have a prior connection with Disney,
Ichabod Crane does! He is the music teacher in the 1949 film, The
Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad!
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