Fun Find Friday
July 29, 2016
Location: Backlot, Disney's Hollywood
Shortly after Disney-MGM Studios opened up, Disney
began to look at an upcoming live action film in hopes that they
could dedicate a portion of the park to the film's predicted
success. Props from the film were placed in the Studio Backlot Tour,
the main character from the film got their own square in front of
The Great Movie Ride, and even a quick service stand opened up while
being named after a character in the film. The film, however, didn't
do well, and any momentum for an attraction based on the film was
dropped. The film? The Rocketeer. While some of the references have
disappeared, the one we are looking at today still stands over at
the Sci-Fi Dine-In:
While walking into the lobby for the restaurant,
there are two possible ways to enter into the actual dining area.
One is a hallway on the right, another is on the left. Today we will
be traveling down the hallway on the left:
Just before entering into the dining area, take a
look at the fence on the left hand side. Hanging from the top of the
fence is the only item that appears to be out of place. The item?
The rocket pack from the film of course!
This isn't the only location where guests can find
references to The Rocketeer still to this day. In fact, if you head
over to Peevy's Polar Pipeline, you can find another rocket pack
hidden in the corner there as well. So next time you are at Disney's
Hollywood studios, keep your eyes peeled. You never know if the Rocketeer is waiting around the corner to be discovered.
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