How many water bridges exist on the Walt Disney World Property?
As you head to the Magic Kingdom and travel along World Drive, have you noticed the water bridge? A standard bridge allows cars to travel over a water source, but a water bridge is the opposite and allows water to travel over the road. Why would a water bridge be constructed you might ask. There are many different reasons, but the main reason here was for aesthetics. The look and feel around the Seven Seas Lagoon was supposed to break you away from reality as you entered the magical world of the Magic Kingdom. Having a large vehicle bridge that was visible as you traveled across the Seven Seas Lagoon would have created a path continuing reality into the Magic Kingdom. Plus I think you would all agree the water bridge is very cool.
Now back to our question, you know of the water bridge on World Drive, but how many water bridges are on Walt Disney World Property?
The answer is 3.
1. One is mentioned above and located just south of the Contemporary Resort on World Drive.
2. The next one can be found just north of the Boardwalk Resort, where Epcot Resorts Boulevard passes under.
3. The last one is found directly next to #2 where the backstage road Avenue of the Stars passes under the water.
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World of Color is the night time show that is presented at the Disney California Adventure park in the Paradise Pier area. This is an amazing show with colorful water fountains that move in all directions, movie projections on mist screens, and of course Disney music from past and present. The best viewing spots, including those that you have to have a fastpass for, are directly in front of The Little Mermaid Attraction. Be sure to arrive early and be prepared to stand for awhile. About 45 mins before the show starts they require people in the area to stand to allow others to come in and fill in any open area. Besides being able to grab a fast pass you can also reserve a dining experience that includes passes to a viewing location.
A show similar to this will soon join the waters at the Animal Kingdom Park – this show titled “Rivers of Light Nighttime Spectacular” will be the first night time show at Animal Kingdom and will feature floating lanterns, water screens and animal imagery. The show will be in the larger body of water between Discovery Island and Expedition Everest. Dates have yet to be announced on when this will begin but construction is well underway.
Now let’s get to our trivia: How many fountains do you think are used during the show?
These fountains can shoot water 30 to 200 feet into the air, that’s 50 feet taller than Mickey’s Fun Wheel in the background.
Here is our video to you can count 🙂
How many did you count? The answer to this week’s trivia is 1200.
Each fountain is individually controlled for different colored lighting along with intensity and the height and angle of the water. Our video doesn’t give it justice, it is truly an amazing site to see and highly recommended if you are visiting the park. For more trivia be sure to stop by our friends below.
Did you wake up today with the need for speed? Headed to the parks and wondering which attraction is the fastest on property? Let’s take a look at some of the fast attractions as there are a few that may surprise you…
#5 – Monorail – 40 mph
#4 – Splash Mountain (Magic Kingdom) – 40 mph
#3 – Expedition Everest (Animal Kingdom) – 50 mph
#2 – Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster (Hollywood Studios) and Summit Plummet (Blizzard Beach) – 60 mph
#1 – Test Track (Epcot) – 65 mph
Which ones of these are on your must do list?
We continue our tribute to Maelstrom this week as it sets sail this weekend. As you make your way through this attraction your boat encounters a few trolls along the way. One of these trolls is pretty upset and makes your boat disappear, back, back, over the falls. How many heads does this troll have?
You are not the first to pass this way,
Nor shall you be the last.
Those who seek the Spirit of Norway face peril and adventure,
But more often find beauty and charm.
The answer is 3 – pictured below.
With the announcement of Frozen taking over the current Maelstrom attraction at Epcot the thoughts quickly go to what exactly will Disney do to bring Arendelle to Norway?
First the facts – Maelstrom will be closing Oct 6, 2014 to make way for a new frozen attraction. Yes, I know boooooo
As for what this attraction will be – there is a lot of speculation at this point, but no announcements from Disney. From what we hear there are three concepts under consideration, as you can imagine its budget based to see which one is selected.
- Cheapest – re-theme the current attraction system, maybe instead of trolls “Back Back over the falls” – we would be brought into the North Mountain area where Elsa does not want us and pushes us away over the falls.
- Middle of the Road – they could also update and expand the current boat attraction. There is a lot of land between Mexico and Norway in which to expand. This was originally marked to be another land, but could be used to support an expanded Norway. This area (pictured below) is currently home to many temporary cast member structures.
- Most expensive – how about a trackless dark ride, maybe something similar to the Mystic Manor at Hong Kong Disneyland where the attraction vehicle can stop and change direction at different moments in the ride. This option would require an expanded area as the current building could not support a large dark ride.
Reading online you can definitely feel that many are upset to see one of our favorite classic Epcot attractions go away. I’m sure that this was well thought out by those at Disney and it is not a decision that any of us can change. So let’s look forward to the new attraction. What would you like to see? How would you incorporate Frozen into the current ride layout? Let us know in the comments below.
In other Epcot news / rumors – there has been a lot of activity in the area behind Soarin. This area similar to the open area between Mexico and Norway has been home to temporary cast member structures. In the last few weeks these structures have been moved off their foundations in preparation to move them out of the area. This area is rumored to be used to expand Soarin to have 1 or 2 more theaters. Though there has been no official announcement on this the area is large enough and seems easy enough to just add these on. Rumors say that the opening of the new theaters would coincide with the new film Soarin over the World which is set to debut in 2016. These theaters will definitely be needed with the excitement of the new film. Soarin over the World will find us traveling to England, France, Italy, Egypt, India, China, Japan, and for the U.S.A: the Grand Canyon and New York – all I can say is there better be oranges and pine trees involved. What is your favorite Soarin scene or smell today?
One of my favorite snacks at the park is the classic bag or bucket of Disney Popcorn. I even have my favorite stands in each park to get this treat. But as I was munching on my last bucket and watching the never ending line at the stand I began to wonder. Hmmm I wonder how much popcorn is sold at Disney World. So let me ask you…..
How much Popcorn is sold at Disney World in a year?
A. 3.3 million bags
B. 4.2 million bags
C. 5.2 million bags
D. 5.2 + the one that I just bought
And the answer is….. C or D. This number of course changes on a daily basis, but on average Disney World sells around 5.2 million buckets/bags of popcorn each year. That would weigh over 350,000 pounds and I have a few of those pounds to prove it.
Where do you like to buy your Disney Popcorn?
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