Rehabilitate? Or, Eliminate? – Living with the Land

Do you remember this feature, folks?  Rehabilitate?  Eliminate?  I’ll admit it.  It has been a long time since I’ve run one.

Well, if you need a reminder – or are new to the site – let me tell you how it works.  Warning, my friends.  It’s time to “make believe”!

Welcome to the The Walt Disney Company!  I hope you are enjoying your “career” in Disney’s design and development division – Walt Disney Imagineering!

As you know, WDI is responsible for the creation and construction of Disney theme parks worldwide, and we need your help!

Tap into your creativity.  Imagine that you’re an … Imagineer!  Yes!  In fact, in today’s case, you’re a “re-imagineer”!

Living with the Land.  Should we rehabilitate?  Give it a bit of a facelift, maybe?  Should we eliminate?  Replace it altogether?  Or, should we leave it alone?

Your task, today, is a two-part job.  First, what’s your vote?  Second, if you want to rehabilitate, what do you suggest we do?  If you want to eliminate, what should take its place?  What’s your “Project Plan”?

Leave your comments on this post, on Facebook, or on Twitter, my friends!  Have some fun!  What should we do with Epcot’s “living laboratory”?

Let’s Have Some Fun “with the Land”! This Week’s Trivia BLAST!

Good Wednesday, folks!  One has to wonder … with Disney pretty much refurbishing everything in sight, is Epcot’s Living with the Land on their ‘hit list’?

As attractions go, it’s not the most exciting experience in Walt Disney World.  Having said that, it’s one of our family favorites.

It sure does serve a purpose, though, doesn’t it?  Hey!  What else are you going to do while you’re waiting for your Soarin’ FP+ to come to life?

Like us, I bet you’ve enjoyed Living with the Land dozens of times.  Have you paid attention to its detail, however?

Tackle these trivia questions, folks.  Are you an expert in each of The Land’s nuances?  Yes?  Let’s see!

The answers will come in a few days, my friends, so stay tuned!  Oh!  And, by the way, I’ll unveil yet another exciting “challenge” tomorrow!  Stop back!

French Trivia Answered! Who Misses the Earffel Tower? [Poll]

Marvelous Monday, my friends!  Shake off those beginning-of-the-week blues and get after the week!

So … did you tackle yesterday’s trivia question?  No?  Here’s your chance to take a step back and test your Epcot IQ … click this link!

How tall is Disney’s version of France’s Eiffel Tower, you ask?  Why, it reaches 103 feet into the Florida sky!

The challenge turned out to be a little bit tougher than I expected.  Only 24% of you got it right!  Congrats to those of you who scored with the correct choice.

Of course, the Eiffel Tower inspired another piece of Walt Disney World, as well.  Even if it was by its name only.

Opened on May 1, 1989, the Earffel Tower was once a Hollywood Studios park icon.

Based on water towers commonly found in 20th century movie studios, Disney closed this structure on April 29, 2016.  It leads me to ask …

 

“Magical” Trivia Revealed! A Video Answer To Yesterday’s Question?

I want to thank Pat Jeanetti of the The Mickey Dudes Podcast for the lead in to today’s post.  In a comment, yesterday, he said …

“Now I see the ‘trick’ in the wording … as many of these were Opening Day attractions.  Four out of the five, in fact.  But, actual ‘physical age’ … that is the key to unlocking this answer!  Great question!”

Thanks a lot, Pat!  You are exactly right!  What I asked was … “in physical age, what is the oldest attraction in Magic Kingdom?”

Folks, currently closed for refurbishment, from late April through mid-May , Prince Charming Regal Carrousel, is not your everyday ‘merry–go–round’!

Yes, formerly known as Cinderella’s Golden Carrousel, it was built in 1917 for the Detroit Palace Garden Park.  It was later moved to Maplewood Olympic Park in New Jersey.  That’s where Disney designers discovered it!

Of course, they turned it into the wonderful attraction it is today.  As a matter of fact, it’s one of Mrs. All in WDW’s favorites!

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So, my friends.  Was the question, itself, too “tricky”?  Was it much too hard?  Most people think about Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress being designed for the 1964 New York World’s Fair and think … that’s old!

There were two potentially correct answers to our trivia question.  Carrousel, naturally.  I think that’s the right answer, for the record.

However, one of the Walt Disney World Railroad’s locomotives – the Roy O. Disney – was built in 1916.  The rest of the attraction, though?  Well, let’s just say it can’t beat Prince Charming!

If you chose Magic Kingdom’s ‘Regal Carrousel’ when you selected an answer, give yourself a ‘gold star’.  The railroad?  Humbly accept a ‘silver’.  Great answer, but not quite the park’s oldest attraction!

“Quick Magic” Trivia! How Well Do You Know Mickey’s Kingdom?

Good morning, everyone!  We all know that Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom opened its doors for business on October 1, 1971.  Over 45 years ago, folks!

Having said that, how well do you know the ages of the park’s attractions?  Got ’em memorized, do ya’?  Well, let me ask you this … in physical age, what is the oldest attraction in Magic Kingdom?

I promise, folks.  It is not a trick question.  The “video” answer to this challenge comes tomorrow, my friends!  Drop back in to see!