Fun Find Friday
October 30, 2015
Location: New Orleans Square, Disneyland
One detail I have always loved in the Disney parks
that is often overlooked are the weathervanes found throughout the
parks. While most times these weathervanes are nice little additions
to attractions (like Tick Tock above Peter Pan's Flight or Brer
Rabbit near Splash Mountain), one helps tell a story that never came
into being. The weathervane in question?
That's right! The weathervane above Haunted Mansion
in Disneyland features a ship. Why the ship? As discussed in my new
A Closer Look at the Magic Kingdom's Liberty Square, the Haunted
Mansion was originally going to focus around a captain who once
owned the mansion. The captain, named Bartholomew Gore, became lost
at sea and eventually made his former home a home for himself and
other happy haunts.
While Captain Gore's story never became the central
story to the mansion, he can still be found in paintings and in
ghostly form in Haunted Mansion attractions around the world!
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