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WABAC Machine – A Walt Disney World Quiz in Time -- Questions

Jack Spence Masthead


For today's quiz I'm going to borrow Mr. Peabody's WABAC Machine* and take a trip backwards in time to see how much you recollect about the “good ol' days” of Walt Disney World. As we all know, rides, restaurants, and shops are continually evolving and changing into newer and hopefully better facilities to entertain and delight us. So now is the time to put on your thinking caps and remember your earlier trips to this vacation mecca.

Like all of my quizzes, no winners will be announced and no prizes awarded. This quiz is simply another way of bringing you Disney trivia. The answers will appear in tomorrow's column.

* Mr. Peabody's WABAC Machine is NOT a Disney reference. In order to know what I'm talking about, you need to be nearly as old as me and familiar with Jay Ward cartoons. For more information, see the end of this column.

Let's get started.



1. Which was NOT an opening day attraction at the Magic Kingdom?

a. Tom Sawyer Island
b. Haunted Mansion
c. “it's a small world”
d. The Jungle Cruise
e. None " all were opening day attractions



2. Which was NOT an opening day pavilion at Epcot Center?

a. Spaceship Earth
b. Universe of Energy
c. World of Motion
d. Horizons
e. None " all were opening day attractions



3. Which was NOT an opening day attraction at the Disney-MGM Studios?

a. Studio Backlot Tour
b. The Great Movie Ride
c. Superstar Television
d. Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular
e. None " all were opening day attractions



4. Which was NOT an opening day attraction at Disney's Animal Kingdom?

a. Countdown to Extinction
b. Kilimanjaro Safaris
c. Maharaja Jungle Trek
d. It's Tough to be a Bug
e. None " all were opening day attractions



5. What attraction originally inhabited the space now occupied by “Stitche's Great Escape” in Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom?

a. Flight to the Moon
b. Mission to Mars
c. If You Had Wings
d. America the Beautiful (CircleVision 360 movie)
e. None of the above



6. What company sponsored “The Living Seas” attraction at Epcot?

a. General Dynamics
b. United Technologies
c. ExxonMobil
d. Westinghouse
e. None of the above



7. During the Monster Sound Show at the Disney-MGM Studios, a short film clip was shown to demonstrate the importance of sound effects in movies. Martin Short was one of the stars of this clip. Who was his co-star?

a. Billy Crystal
b. Chevy Chase
c. Dana Carvey
d. Dan Aykroyd
e. None of the above



8. When the Animal Kingdom opened, Disney offered a boat ride along Discovery River. What was the name of this attraction?

a. Animal Discovery Excursion
b. Safari Boats
c. Discovery River Boats
d. Radio Disney River Cruise
e. None of the above



9. In the early years of the Magic Kingdom, two keel boats plied the Rivers of America. One was named Bertha Mae. What was the name of the second boat?

a. Davey Crockett
b. Daniel Boone
c. Don Diego
d. George Russell
e. None of the above



10. In Epcot's Communicore East there was an attraction that showcased the marvels of computers. During the show, a British song-and-dance man explained how virtually everything in Epcot could be controlled from one room using this fantastic new tool. What was the name of this attraction?

a. Computer Central Cabaret
b. Sperry Computer Spectacular
c. Electronic Epcot Exhibit
d. Astuter Computer Revue
e. None of the above



11. Through the magic of “blue screen,” guests visiting Superstar Television at the Disney-MGM Studios were magically transported into their favorite TV show and could electronically perform opposite real actors. Which of the following shows was NOT one of the television shows presented?

a. Frasier
b. Gilligan's Island
c. Golden Girls
d. The Tonight Show
e. All of the above were performed



12. What was the original name of Discovery Island at the Animal Kingdom?

a. Safari Village
b. Safari Outpost
c. Discovery Outpost
d. The Oasis
e. None of the above



13. Which is NOT a current Disney golf course?

a. Osprey Ridge
b. Eagle Pines
c. Magnolia
d. Palm
e. All are current Disney golf courses



14. What was the name of the restaurant found on the 15th floor of the Contemporary Resort before it was called California Grill?

a. Pueblo Room
b. Top of the World
c. Gulf Coast Room
d. Coconino Cove
e. None of the above



15. What was the original name of Kona Café located at the Polynesian Resort?

a. Tangaroa Terrace
b. Papeete Bay Verandah
c. Coral Isle Café
d. South Seas Dining Room
e. None of the above



16. What was the original name of the Shades of Green Resort?

a. Shades of Green
b. Disney Inn
c. Golf Resort
d. Snow White Inn
e. None of the above



17. What was the original company to sponsor Space Mountain?

a. FedEx
b. Monsanto
c. McDonald-Douglas
d. RCA
e. None of the above



18. What was the mission of Bravo 229, the vehicle that was miniaturized and sent into the human body on the attraction Body Wars found at Epcot's Wonders of Life Pavilion?

a. Repair a broken blood vessel
b. Investigate a splinter imbedded into the patient's skin
c. Study brain activity within a human
d. Map the lung passageways
e. None of the above



19. Currently, the show “Disney Junior " Live on Stage” is being presented in a soundstage found in Animation Courtyard at Disney's Hollywood Studios. What was originally housed in this structure when the Disney-MGM Studios first opened?

a. Soundstage Restaurant
b. Doug Live (before it replaced Superstar Television)
c. Playhouse Disney " Live on Stage
d. Art of Animation Tour
e. None of the above



20. “Pocahontas and Her Forest Friends” was a show presented at Camp Minnie-Mickey at the Animal Kingdom. In this presentation, Pocahontas introduced the audience to a variety of animals found in nature. Who helped here with this task?

a. John Smith
b. Chief Powhatan (Pocahontas' father)
c. Nakoma (Pocahontas' best friend)
d. Kocoum (the warrior who desires to marry Pocahontas)
e. None of the above



* You'll have to check back tomorrow for the rest of the WABAC story.



The previous post in this blog was Festival of the Lion King - Disney's Animal Kingdom.

The next post in this blog is WABAC Machine – A Walt Disney World Quiz in Time -- Answers.

Comments (6)

Jon:

The Ward Productions cartoons are classics. One of their major voice artists, Paul Frees (aka Boris Badinov)is also an official Disney legend and our favorite "Ghost Host".

Josh:

hey Jack
This was a great way to start off the week for me. I love your quizes because they are always so informative and there is always history to be learned. can't wait to see how I did tomorrow and as always keep up the great work.

Great quiz Jack.

The inclusion of "none of the above" always makes guessing harder!

Along those lines - you have as a choice for question #5: "c. If I Had Wings". Did you perhaps mean "c. If YOU Had Wings"?

I look forward to the answers tomorrow.

Your Friend,

Dan

Jenny Sperandeo:

Hi Jack! This was a lot of fun. I'm looking forward to the answers tomorrow. Wish me luck...

Prof. Brainard:

"Quiet, you!" --Mr. Peabody

Hi Jack -
Funny, until a few days ago I had never seen WABAC spelled this way - this is only the 2nd time. I've always spelled it Wayback since it took you "way back." It only took me 52 years to get the joke!

- Jeff

Perhaps this belongs with Part 2 - I don't want to give away the secret until you do - feel free to delay this post if you wish.
- Jeff

Jack's Answer:

The WABAC Machine (pronounced, and often synonymous with, Way-back) refers to a fictional machine from the cartoon segment Peabody's Improbable History, an ongoing feature of the 1960s cartoon series The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. The WABAC Machine is a plot device used to transport the characters Mr. Peabody and Sherman back in time. The meaning of the acronym is unknown, but mid-century, high-technology names often ended in "AC" (generally for "Automatic Computer" or similar), such as ENIAC, UNIVAC, EDVAC, MANIAC, and JOHNNIAC.

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