Fun Find Friday
February 18, 2011
Location: Beach and Yacht Club
This week we are talking about elevators! Get
excited people! Over at the Beach and Yacht Club there is a great
find dealing with their elevators. If you enter the second elevator
on the right and hit the #5 and #3 buttons at the same time the
elevator plays the theme song from "The Love Bug" in honor of Herbie
being number 53.
Actually, that's not true at all, but it would be
pretty cool! The fun find we are talking about this week does have
to do with the elevators (or lack of elevators) at both of these
hotels. While you are in the main lobby for both the Beach Club and
the Yacht Club you will find the elevators off to the side. At first
glance it is obvious there are four elevators (after all, there are
four elevator doors in front of you), however this is not the case!
If you were to wait in the lobby for each elevator
door to open up you would never leave. You see, three of these
elevator doors are working elevators, while one elevator door is
just there for show.
In most hotel lobbies there is an area for payphones
off in a corner for guests to make calls when they are away from
their room (this idea obviously started before cell phones took
off). At both of these Resorts, the payphone area is directly behind
one of the elevator doors (the one that doesn't work), but in order
to keep a balanced look, Imagineers decided to add another elevator
"door" to each floor of the resorts.
If you are trying to figure out which elevators are
elevators and which ones are fake without looking for the payphone
area, there is a secret! All elevator doors have a little hole on
the upper left hand corner. This is a type of keyhole to open the
doors in case of an emergency. The elevator doors that don't have
this hole are the fakes!
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