Fun Find Friday
June 24, 2011
Disney and cars. In a weird way
the two have gone hand in hand, which has made
picking a specific topic for this week that much
harder. There were so many ideas that began to
come to mind. There was the obvious idea. Talk
about Herbie the Love Bug
I then realized that was too
predictable since that's the car I drive and
people would expect that from me. So then I
began to think of things like Lights, Motors,
these two vehicles at the exit of Indiana Jones:
Test Track, Ride Makerz, The Absent-Minded
Professor, Autopia, Tomorrowland Speedway, Tron
Cycles, Susie the Little Blue Coupe, Mickey's
Garage, and hundreds of other things!
Then today while walking from
the Magic Kingdom to the Contemporary I snapped
the following picture and inspiration came to
||In this picture you can see three
(well, technically four, but we're only
talking about three of them) types of
transportation: the monorail, the Disney
bus, and off in the distance, the
ferryboat. These three modes of
transportation are connected in one of
the greatest finds in all of Disney!
I know when most people think of Disney
one of the last words to pop in their
head is "free," but there are so many
free things found throughout Disney and
one of my favorite is the Transportation
Cards! Now what is a Transportation
Card? Let me explain.
To help with Guest interaction, some
genius at Disney came up with an idea of
making trading cards to give guests
traveling by bus, monorail, or boat.
This would not only allow Cast Members
to interact with Guests, but also inform
Guests about the form of transportation
they are on.
The cards are two sided with one side
featuring a picture of the
transportation, a Disney character, and
the name of the transportation (for
instance, Mark VI Monorail).
On the reverse side you will find Disney
trivia and some fun facts about
the transportation you are on. Here you'll learn
the top speed of the monorail, how many Cast
Members drive buses in the Walt Disney World
Resort, how many lane miles of paved road there
are, Mickey's first words, and much more!
There are 18 cards in the
complete set (3 bus, 3 watercraft, and 12
monorails). Each card features a hidden Mickey
on the main picture, the location of a Hidden
Mickey in a park, information about some of your
favorite Disney characters, and so much more!
So where can you find these
amazing cards? Well, next time you are riding
Disney transportation, make sure you ask your
bus driver, monorail pilot, or ship captain for
a transportation card. Not everyone carries
them, but it never hurts to ask! Good luck
trying to catch them all!
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