First, the answer. There are 13 gargoyles on the outside of the castle. That one stumped most of us as the most popular response was, “What’re you talkin’ ’bout, Bob? Disney wouldn’t put gargoyles on Cinderella’s crib!” It’s true, I promise you. Look at the picture-proof below!
It’s amazing what you can learn when you start looking for tidbits to turn into trivia questions. Here’s two more little nuggets before we move on …
… most people mistakenly refer to the Magic Kingdom’s iconic structure as “Cinderella’s Castle”. The correct name is Cinderella Castle. It’s a subtle difference, but true nonetheless. And, the restaurant inside Cinderella Castle was renamed Cinderella’s Royal Table in April of 1997. It was originally known as King Stefan’s Banquet Hall. Who’s King Stefan? Sleeping Beauty’s father. Odd, since Sleeping Beauty lives in a castle in California.
Finally, one of the really fun things about running a blog or web site is trying new things. For instance, a couple of months ago, while in WDW, I took a shot at a feature called “Where in The World is All in WDW?”. And, a few weeks back, I introduced a new concept regarding All in WDW’s “bank” of Advanced Dining Reservations (ADRs). Both received relatively cool receptions. Alternatively, I posted Dining Recon: Beaches and Cream Soda Shop last Saturday and it has seen 759 readers thus far. In other words, some things work. Some things don’t.
With this little machine-gun attack of trivia questions, we went from 56 to 39 to 21 votes as we progressed through the three polls. I think I wore you out! The lesson? Don’t do that again! And, post more food pictures! Ha-ha. To repay you for your patience, I’ll send some more food your way tomorrow … and over the weekend! Cheers!