Fun Find Friday
March 11, 2011
Location: Frontierland, Magic
I know a lot of people that love to stop by Planet
Hollywood on their Walt Disney World trip. What's not to love? You
know you are eating at a location where some big stars have dined,
you can find movie props from all sorts of movies, and to top it all
off one of the Herbie's from Herbie Goes Bananas hangs from the
ceiling! It's just cool!
Did you know that before Planet Hollywood's took the
world by storm there was another restaurant that allowed diners to
walk around and take a look at memorabilia left behind by famous
people? This place was off in the Frontier and founded by a Texan
that went by the name Pecos Bill.
Now Pecos Bill had an interesting life. He was
raised by coyotes, shot all the stars out of the sky (with the
exception of one) turning Texas into the Lone Star State, made the
Rio Grande, and a whole lot more! Eventually he became famous among
other famous Tall Tale folk and began to rub elbows with the likes
of Paul Bunyan, Davy Crocket, and even Johnny Appleseed!
He used to send his friends messages via the Pony
Express with invites to stop by a small Inn and Cafe he created. His
friends would come, have a great time, and then go off and tell
others about the wonderful place known as Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn
and Cafe. One day when business was slow Bill began to do some
brainstorming on how to get more visitors to his Inn and Cafe. His
idea was simple: Invite more of his friends to stop by and in
exchange for free food and a free room, they would leave behind one
of their items to be hung on the wall.
Pretty soon he had a great collection of items from
Johnny Appleseed's cooking pan, Buffalo Bill's boots, Davy Crocket's
coonskin cap, Paul Bunyan's ax, and more:
So next time you are in Frontierland, stop by the
place where the legends dine! Even if you aren't eating, wander
around and take a look at all the Fun Finds in this original Planet
Hollywood styled restaurant!
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