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June 10, 2013

Boardwalk Resort Castles

Jack Spence is on a leave of absence until 2014. This is a reprint of a blog he wrote several years ago. This blog originally ran in 2008 and was accurate at the time of publication.

Anyone who visits a Disney theme park knows that it's the details that set them apart from all other amusement venues. Well, this attention to detail doesn't stop at the parks. It extends to their hotels as well. Case in point, the Boardwalk Resort.

Boardwalk Lobby


In the lobby, above the check-in desk are three ornate gold frames.


Gold Framed Castle

Within each frame is a pastoral setting with a castle nestled in the background. Close observers will notice that these castles are actually the castles at Disneyland California, Disneyland Paris, and Tokyo Disneyland.

Castle

Castle

Castle

If you're wondering what happened to Hong Kong's castle, well, it didn't exist when the Boardwalk was built. However, since it's a copy of Disneyland California's castle we can just make believe it represents both.

June 24, 2013

Main Street Train Station Bulletin Board

Jack Spence is on a leave of absence until 2014. This is a reprint of a blog he wrote several years ago. This blog originally ran in 2008 and was accurate at the time of publication.


There is an "Arrival and Departure" bulletin board on the ground floor of the Main Street Train Station.


Main Street Train Station Magic Kingdom


The locations depicted are not just random names, but have meaning.

Here they are:


Main Street Train Station Magic Kingdom


Grizzle Bear Flats:

The Grizzly Flats Railroad was the name of Ward Kimball's backyard railroad.

Kimball Canyon:

Animator Ward Kimball was one of the "Nine Old Men" and worked on such classics as "Pinocchio," "Dumbo," and the "Three Caballeros."

Hickory:

Hickory is the town depicted in the Disney movie, "Follow Me Boys" released in theaters on December 1, 1966.

Siddons City:

Lemuel Siddons was the character played by Fred MacMurray in the movie "Follow Me Boys."

Medfield:

Medfield College was the setting for a number of Disney movies including "The Absent Minded Professor," "Son of Flubber," and "The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes."

Rutledge:

Rutledge College was the rival school of Medfield College.

Harrington Hills:

Harrington was the town depicted in the Disney movie "Pollyanna," released in theaters on May 19, 1960.

Pendergast Plains:

Adolphe Menjou played the villain, Mr. Pendergast in the movie "Pollyanna."

Bullwhip:

From the Disney movie, "The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin" starring Bryan Russell, Roddy McDowall, Suzanne Pleshette, and Karl Malden. It was released on March 3, 1967.

Griffin Gulch:

See above.

I was able to figure out most of these entries on my own, but Harrington Hills and Pendergast Plains had me stumped.

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