Fun Find Friday
July 29, 2011
Location: Future World Central and Tomorrowland
|Take a close look at
the picture to the right. Doesn't seem to have anything too
special on it, right? Remember to not let appearances
deceive you. Let's take a closer look at the item to figure
out what on earth our Fun Find deals with this week.
First off, for those of you wondering what on earth or where
in the world this is I'll give you a little back story. In
the center of Future World is an enormous fountain called
the Fountain of Nations. Here you can watch a water show set
to music every 15 minutes. To help hide the fact that there
are giant speakers set up around the fountain, giant scrims,
like the one seen here, are set up.
To hide the fact that these are in fact hiding things
Imagineers actually come up with brand new designs that will
make these new additions feel like they truly belong in each
specific section of the park.
Now getting back to our Fun Find. If you take a look at the
picture you will see several Pentagons in the picture
starting about half way up on the left hand side and making
their way up to the top right of the painting. Why are these
Well, before the Imagineer who designed this was an
Imagineer he used to spend hours riding one of his all time
favorite attractions in
Walt Disney World over and over and over again. What
attraction was it? The Tomorrowland Transit Authority Peoplemover of
Every time he would ride the attraction he would pass a staircase at
the beginning and ending of the attraction (which everyone passes).
He would often look at the staircase and wonder where the stairs led
to. Having a creative mind he came up with several different
creative ideas of what could be up these mysterious stairs, but
decided he never wanted to actually go up them (even though he does
know they go to the Astro Orbiter.
So when designing a picture that would cover up the
speakers in Future World he decided to incorporate these mystery
stairs into the drawing. So take a look at the picture of the actual
stairs (seen below) and compare it with the stairs leading upwards
in his drawing and you'll see they are extremely similar to one
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