Fun Find Friday
August 1, 2014
Location: World Showcase, Epcot
The entirety of Walt Disney
World is much like a gigantic puzzle. Each
little attraction, shop, restaurant, park, etc.
is put into a specific place which somehow fits
with the pieces of the puzzle around it.
Sometimes those pieces are small like trash cans
and street lights, but the piece of the puzzle
we are looking at today is a gigantic one that
with careful planning just seems to fit with the
area around it.
"What on earth am I talking about?" Tower of Terror
of course! "If that's the case, then why is the location of this
week's Fun Find in World Showcase?" Great observation! Standing at
199 feet, Tower of Terror is the second tallest attraction in Walt
Disney World. Due to this, it was talked about during
construction that there was a strong possibility that this massive
structure may be seen from other parks.
The solution? Make the Hollywood Tower Hotel, home
to the Tower of Terror, a part of another park in some way, shape,
or form. It was decided that a new section of Disney-MGM Studios
would be created, in the form of Sunset Boulevard, with the
Hollywood Tower Hotel sitting at the end of it. Why that specific
Before we get to the answer to that question, let's
make another observation about the Hollywood Tower Hotel that is
often overlooked. The paint job on the front of the Hotel is
actually a different shade than the paint on the back of it. Why is
that? It deals with the location of course!
While wandering around World Showcase in Epcot,
guests can at times spot the Hollywood Tower Hotel off in the
distance. The location? Behind the Morocco pavilion! And thanks to
both the location and paint job, the Hollywood Tower Hotel blends
seamlessly with the pavilion which sits in front of it!
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