WDW Trivia! – Epcot

Good morning, All in WDW fans!

According to the backstory supplied by our friends at Disney, “the infamous Hollywood Tower Hotel, the onetime haunt of Tinseltown’s rich and famous”, experienced a mysterious incident that forced it to close in 1939! 20 out of 47 (42.55%) of you got that one right. Great work!

Borrowing from Wikipedia, “The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, commonly known as Tower of Terror, is an accelerated drop-tower thrill ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida, Disney California Adventure, Tokyo DisneySea, and Walt Disney Studios Park in Paris.

All but the Tokyo version are based upon the television show ‘The Twilight Zone’ and take place in the fictional Hollywood Tower Hotel. The Tokyo version, which features an original storyline not derived from The Twilight Zone, takes place in the fictional Hotel Hightower.”

17 of you (41.46%) knew the correct response to the second question. Geez, you guys are too smart for me! Officially opened on July 29, 1999, the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster is a thrilling dash in a super-stretch limo-type coaster to attend an Aerosmith concert. Packed with speakers, each coaster broadcasts different Aerosmith songs. Tunes include:

  • “Walk This Way”
  • “Dude (Looks Like a Lady)”
  • “Sweet Emotion”
  • “Back in the Saddle”

Plus, the lyrics to “Love in an Elevator” were rewritten to become “Love in a Roller Coaster”!

Another version of the coaster can be found at Walt Disney Studios Park in Paris.

Enough of that! It’s Epcot trivia you stopped by to see. Let’s pay some attention to the two attractions that “ruled the roost”, back in January, over at the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow! Maybe these questions will get ya’!

Illuminations via Disney

Question #1: According to Disney, the story being told by Illuminations unfolds in three parts. Which one of these is not a name of one of those parts?

Illuminations is a fantastic attraction. Mrs. All in WDW and I often enjoy it with a glass of wine while sitting at an umbrella table in the Italy pavilion. Outstanding!

Question #2: The structure of Spaceship Earth was designed with the help of science fiction writer __________. He also helped write the original storyline for the attraction.


WDW Trivia! – Hollywood Studios

Good morning, all!  Welcome to Tuesday of Championship Week!

Yesterday, you climbed Everest and explored the Harambe Wildlife Reserve to take on some Animal Kingdom trivia.  Well, you came out at the “top of the class”!

First, 55.56% of you conquered the Forbidden Mountain and correctly stated that ‘Expedition Everest has six “old and rusty” steam-like trains that are themed as being part of the Anandapur Rail Service.’  Great work!  And, for those of you that responded with “Himalayan Escapes and Expeditions”, you were close.  The ride’s queue starts at the offices of the fictional “Himalayan Escapes” travel agency.

For those that are interested, Expedition Everest uses a track system, in which the rails are on the outside of the ties rather than on the inside, designed by Vekoma Rides Manufacturing.  Everest was the first large-scale installation of that system and was the inspiration for the last option on the list of possible answers – the Vekoma Railroad!

You blew the second question “out of the park”!  A whopping 84.21% of you knew that you wouldn’t find an Eastern Grey Kangaroo on a safari through the Harambe Wildlife Reserve.  Native to southern and eastern Australia, the eastern grey kangaroo is a marsupial also known as the great grey kangaroo or the Forester kangaroo.  Whatever its name, it would need to swim across the ocean to find its way to Africa!  Outstanding job, fans!

Now, let’s move on.  It’s time to take on the two Hollywood Studios attractions we voted as that park’s very best back in December!

Question #1:  According to the legend, if you had wanted to book a stay at the Hollywood Tower Hotel, you would have had to do it before a mysterious incident forced it to close in _____.


Question #2:  Time to grab your backstage passes, kids!  Aerosmith is warming up, and the concert is about to start!  The recording studios of record label G-Force Records opened their rockin’ steel roller coaster ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on _____.

Rock 'n Roller