Fun Find Friday
October 7, 2011
Location: Mouse Gear, Epcot
One little spark, of inspiration. Is at the heart,
of all creation! Right at the start, of everything that's new. One
little spark....lights up for you!
Oh hello there! So glad you could come along! I am
the Brent Dodge (do do do do). Fun Find Friday! What wonderful
things I will write. I love these days of Friday! Searching the
Disney World for sounds, colors, ideas, anything that sparks the
Alright. I've butchered that song enough with my own
take it, so let's move on to this week's Fun Find Friday! I know a
lot of you are trying to connect the dots after seeing that our Fun
Find will take place in Mouse Gear, yet we are clearly singing the
song from the original Journey Into Imagination attraction. So
what's the connection?
As we all know, Disney World unfortunately loses
some shows, parades, restaurants, attractions, etc. over time.
What's even more unfortunate is when it is a beloved attraction like
the original Journey Into Imagination! which opened up in 1983 and
eventually closed in 1998. Disney makes sure when attractions close,
especially fan favorites, the old attraction will never be forgotten
and a reference or two will be added to the park so guests can
forever be reminded of the olden days. Today we are talking about
one of those references (there are others, but we'll save that for
In the original attraction, the Dreamfinder would
travel the universe for anything that sparked the imagination. He
would get around in his wonderful ship, the Dream Catcher! When the
attraction closed it was decided that the Dream Catcher would
continue to live on (I mean, where else would we store all of our
ideas if it just disappeared?). So next time you stop by Mouse Gear
over at Epcot, head towards the doors that exit towards Test Track.
With your back to the door look up above the dressing room to find
none other than the Dream Catcher in all its glory!
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