Fun Find Friday
April 27, 2012
Location: Storybook Circus
We've spent a lot of time at Storybook Circus over
the past two months and this week is no exception. One thing I have
loved about the Fantasyland Expansion so far is that no matter what,
there always seems to be a brand new Fun Find every time I visit the
land, and a few weeks ago was no exception. Our last Fun Find in
this area was on March 23rd and dealt with the water barrels for
Dumbo and the other elephants in the area. This week we are going to
be going to the same area to visit the baggage which recently
received some upgrades!
While near the exit of the Fantasyland Train Station
you will find several different pieces of luggage, most of which
have no important significance (besides the one that has a Wisconsin
sticker. That's obviously for me). There are five pieces of luggage
we are going to examine today and let's start off with these two:
The one at the top (The Big Bad Wolf Balloonist
Extraordinaire: "He'll Huff and He'll Puff and Create the Animal of
Your Choice") is obviously referring to The Big Bad Wolf, the
antagonist in Disney's 1933 Silly Symphony, The Three Little Pigs.
The luggage at the bottom (Property of Hyacinth Hippo: "The most
exquisite Aerial Sensation in the Big Top") is a little more
obscure. Hyacinth Hippo is the often overlooked character from the
Dance of the Hours segment of Fantasia. She is the main hippo that
truly seems to defy gravity despite her larger than life size.
The next piece of luggage is around the corner and
looks like this:
This piece of luggage (Melody Time Brand Brass Horns
"Always in Toon") is referring to the often forgotten 1948 Disney
package film, Melody Time! This film consisted of seven segments
with some of the most popular being The Legend of Johnny Appleseed
and, my personal favorite, Pecos Bill!
If you walk up the stairs (towards the rest of the
Expansion) you will find our final two piece of luggage sitting near
each other. The first is similar to a hatbox found in the new Mickey
meet and greet area:
The hatbox reads, "Ten Schillings and Sixpence,
LTD." with the smaller text stating "Hats for all
occasions...Birthdays, Unbirthdays, and all days between." The hat
is a reference to The Mad Hatter from 1951's Alice in Wonderland. In
the film The Mad Hatter wears a hat which reads 10/6 which is
actually the price tag for the hat: It'll cost ten schillings and
sixpence to purchase that hat!
The final reference in the area can be found just to
the right of the hatbox and is probably the most obscure reference
The box advertising Red's Amazing Juggling Unicycles
is a reference to the 1987 Pixar short cartoon, Red's Dream which
focused on a unicycle sitting in the corner of Eben's Bikes (which
as you can see on the picture above is also the manufacturer of
Red's Amazing Juggling Unicycles). After the store is closed Red
drifts off into sleep and dreams of being a famous unicycle in a
circus where he juggles for the crowd and everyone cheers.
Unfortunately for Red he wakes up and finds himself still in Eben's
As you can see a lot of additions, both major and
subtle, are coming to the Fantasyland Expansion. Here's hoping we
have another Fun Find popping up in the next couple of days!
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