Fun Find Friday
March 8, 2013
Location: Echo Lake, Disney's Hollywood Studios
In our everyday lives (outside of Walt Disney World)
we seem to come into contact with warning signs on an almost
minutely basis. "Caution: Contents may be hot." "Open away from
Face." "Do not feed the animals." You get the point.
The amazing thing is, while in the Disney parks you
don't come across as many warning signs. Sure, they are there, but
they mostly come in the shape of Cast Members making sure you stay
safe instead of ruining the theme of the parks by plastering DO NOT
signs on every inch of the park. Every now and then, however, you'll
come in contact with a warning sign and it'll make you scratch your
head on why it's so blatantly obviously. For example:
Theming goes a long way inside the Disney parks, and
the above picture is one of my favorite finds of them all. Here we
have a very straightforward message: Warning! Do Not Pull Rope!
However, the word Not is crossed off which makes the sign read,
Warning! Do Pull Rope! I know what you're thinking, "This is just
confusing! What do you want me to do Disney!?!?"
The answer is simple. Disney does a great job of
enforcing the rules without throwing the rules at your face. It's
almost like entering a museum at times where you see these priceless
artifacts and you know you aren't suppose to touch them so, in fear
of being tossed out, you don't. Same thing occurs at Disney. The
rules are set and they really don't need to remind you not to touch
things, so why make a big deal out of not pulling the rope?
Well, if you pull the rope, you'll find out. Below,
at the archeological dig occurring, a British man is actually
handling some of those priceless artifacts you may find in a museum,
but the only way you can know that is by pulling the rope. So next
time you are walking past this dig site, pull the rope and just wait
to listen to the trouble that comes with you simply reading a sign
which insists that you do, in fact, pull the rope!
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