Fun Find Friday
February 4, 2011
Location: Disney's Hollywood
Studios, Echo Lake
Imagineers are some of the most important people in
the Disney Company. While all cast members have a role they need to
play in making Disney what it is, none of them would be around if
the Imagineers hadn't come up with such a magical place for all of
us to enjoy.
Unfortunately for most Imagineers they never get the
recognition they truly deserve. A lot of hard core Disney fans are
familiar with people like Marty Sklar, Joe Rhode, X. Attencio, Bob
Gurr, etc. but they have no idea who Hamilton or Gray are. In fact,
they could be walking past me in the park and I wouldn't even think
twice about who they are.
You may be wondering why we are talking about these
overlooked Imagineers, and trust me, there is a point! You see,
there is also an overlooked area in between the restaurants 50's
Prime Time Cafe and Hollywood and Vine.
||In between these two restaurants you will find a
staircase (see picture to the left) which shows the entrance
to the Echo Lake Apartments. At first glance it appears that
there isn't a lot to see or do here. However, upon further
investigation you will realize to the right of the gate
there is a group of mail slots with several different names
written upon them.
The names written here are actually names of the Imagineers
that helped create the Echo Lake section of Disney's
Hollywood Studios. In fact, whenever you see random names
written throughout Walt Disney World you can often bet that
the names may belong to the Imagineers that helped create
that specific area of the park!
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