Fun Find Friday
September 21, 2012
Location: Dinoland, USA, Disney's Animal Kingdom
Let's talk about McDonald's! For ten years Disney
and McDonald's had a partnership that spanned throughout all of Walt
Disney World. Sadly, back in 2006, the sponsorship that McDonald's
provided for different restaurants and attractions like Dinosaur
ended due to the fact that Disney was switching their menus to
healthier options, which they felt McDonald's didn't provide.
When Disney's Animal Kingdom opened up in 1998
McDonald's opted to sponsor the hit signature attraction, Countdown
to Extinction (now known as Dinosaur) and the restaurant in the
area, Restaurantosaurus. Due to McDonald's sponsoring the area there
were references to the famous fast food chain located throughout the
area (with my favorite being a sign featuring a dinosaur eating
another dinosaur with the slogan "Have you had a crocodilian
today?"). However, with the sponsorship being terminated, all
references to McDonald's were soon replaced by others.
However, one fun find still exists and it is
actually my favorite one of all. Dinosaur was sponsored by
McDonald's from opening day all the way through 2006 when the
sponsorship ended. To pay homage to the restaurant guests can find
three pipes hanging over the loading area of Dinosaur which are
The three pipes, which as you can see are red,
yellow, and white have several compounds written upon them creating
some sort of secret ingredients that only scientists can decode.
Luckily for us, someone did decode these signs! If you were to
combine the items written upon these pipes the red would create
ketchup, the yellow would make mustard, and the white is mayonnaise.
Not a bad way to honor McDonald's while still not being overly
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