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September 2, 2013

Signs at Walt Disney World - Questions

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 2010 and was accurate at the time of publication.

I recently wrote two blog series, one about Benches and one about Lampposts. My objective was to get people to notice that Disney puts thought and detail into everything they do. These blogs were well received. In fact, I even inspired one family to pick their own topic, ceilings, and they paid attention to this aspect of design throughout their journeys.

I received a number of comments from you, thanking me for opening up your eyes to the "little things." But there was one underlying theme in your remarks. You kept saying, "I've never noticed this before." So I decided to create a quiz to see just how observant you really are. But I didn't want to make it too difficult so I picked a subject matter that everyone is familiar with - Restroom Signs. Nature calls on us all while at Disney World and we MUST look for these signs in order to take care of business. So this quiz should be a snap for you all. (Yeah, right.)

Get a piece of paper and letter it A-Z. Then take a look at the pictures below and write down where you think the sign is located. I've only included the four theme parks in this quiz.

DO NOT SEND ME YOUR ANSWERS.

There are no prizes to win, no awards to be given out. This quiz is simply for your amusement. The answers will appear in tomorrow's blog.

By the way, if you enjoy this quiz, the Photography Bloggers post a new "Where in the World" photo every week to challenge your Disney knowledge.

Good luck!


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Check back tomorrow for the answers.




September 3, 2013

Signs at Walt Disney World - Answers

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 2010 and was accurate at the time of publication.

Here are the answers to yesterday's quiz. Some of these were pretty hard. I would say that anyone who got twenty or more correct is a Disney Detail Expert.


A - Epcot - American Adventure


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B - Animal Kingdom - Africa


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C - Magic Kingdom - Tomorrowland - Near Space Mountain


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D - Epcot - Odyssey Restaurant


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E - Studio - Animation Courtyard


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F - Studio - Near Studio Backlot Tour


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G - Epcot - United Kingdom


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H - Animal Kingdom - Discovery Island - Pizzafari


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I - Magic Kingdom - Adventureland - Pirates of the Caribbean


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J - Animal Kingdom - Camp Minnie-Mickey


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K - Epcot - China Pavilion


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L - Studio - Hollywood Blvd.


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M - Magic Kingdom - Main Street - Near First Aid


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N - Animal Kingdom - Chester & Hester's Dinorama


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O - Epcot - Morocco Pavilion


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P - Epcot - Future World


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Q - Animal Kingdom - Asia - Near Expedition Everst


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R - Magic Kingdom - Tom Sawyer Island


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S - Magic Kingdom - Tomorrowland - Near the Noodle Station


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T - Studio - Hollywood Brown Derby


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U - Magic Kingdom - Main Street - Tony's Townsquare Café


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V - Studio - Halfway down Sunset Blvd.


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W - Epcot - Norway Pavilion


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X - Animal Kingdom - Walkway between Africa and Asia


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Y - Magic Kingdom - Fantasyland - Near Peter Pan


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Z - Studio - Rock 'N' Roller Coaster.


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September 16, 2013

Which Picture Doesn't Belong - Questions

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 2010 and was accurate at the time of publication.

I've got another quiz for you. In each picture are four smaller pictures. Three of them belong to a grouping, but one doesn't for some reason. It's your job to figure out which picture is out of place and why.

In my explanations, I will refer to the pictures as follows.


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It is possible that you'll come up with an answer different than mine, but equally valid.

For the most part, the pictures are of Walt Disney World. However, when I've included pictures from other parks, I felt that a person familiar enough with Florida could still figure out the misplaced picture.

DO NOT send me your answers. No winners will be announced and there are no prizes to win. This is strictly for your amusement. Tomorrow I'll post my answers. So grab a piece of paper and letter it A through Z.

Good luck.


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September 17, 2013

Which Picture Doesn't Belong - Answers

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 2010 and was accurate at the time of publication.

Here are the answers to yesterday's quiz. Remember, you might have come up with an equally good answer - something I didn't think about.

Once again, DO NOT send me your answers. No winners will be announced and there are no prizes to win. This is strictly for your amusement.


A: Picture 3 is an AudioAnimatronics animal on the Jungle Cruise. The others are of real animals on Kilimanjaro Safaris.


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B: Pictures 2, 3, and 4 were all opening day countries in Epcot (October 1, 1982). Norway (Picture 1) didn't open until June 1988.


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C: Although all of these rides are extremely similar to one another, the attractions in Florida, Tokyo, and California are all named Haunted Mansion. Picture 4 is of Phantom Manor in Paris, a different name.


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D: Picture 1 is of the All Star Sports Resort, a budget accommodation. The other pictures are of the Yacht, Polynesian, and Contemporary, all deluxe resorts.


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E: Horizons in Picture 1 no longer exists. Tower of Terror, Dinosaur, and Carousel of Progress are all still going strong.


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F: Although all four rides depicted spin, Pictures 1, 2, and 3 fly while the Teacups in Picture 4 stays on the ground. However, Picture 3, Triceratop Spin is in the Animal Kingdom while the other three are all in the Magic Kingdom. So both 3 and 4 are correct. (But I was going for 4).


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G: Although all of the pictures are of cars, Picture 2 of a Main Street Vehicle is the only one that doesn't run on a track.


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H: All of the pictures were taken at Downtown Disney, but Picture 4 was the only one taken at the Westside. The other three were taken at the Marketplace.


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I: Only Picture 2, the General Joe Potter is a real boat.


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J: Although all of the pictures depict attractions that no longer exist, only Picture 4, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea was located in Fantasyland, the other three were in Tomorrowland.


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K: Picture 3 of the Main Street Train Station is the only picture that can still be duplicated today. Mickey's Sorcerer's Hat obscures the Chinese Theater in Picture 1. Bay Lake Tower now stands next to the Contemporary, making Picture 3 impossible. And Mickey's Hand was removed from Picture 4.


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L: Picture 3 is at Disneyland. Pictures 1, 2, and 4 are at the Magic Kingdom at Disney World.


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M: The castle in Picture 3 is named Cinderella Castle. The castles in Pictures 1, 2, and 4 are all Sleeping Beauty Castle.


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N: Attraction poster Number 1 is from Disneyland, California. All the others are from the Magic Kingdom in Florida.


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O: Picture 2 of Goofy's House is at Disneyland, California. All the others are from the Magic Kingdom in Florida.


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P: That's Typhoon Lagoon in Picture 1 while the rest were all taken at Blizzard Beach.


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Q: Picture 3 is the odd picture. All the other attractions have Cast Members narrating your adventure.


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R: Picture 2 of the Liberty Tree in the Magic Kingdom is the only real tree.


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S: Picture 4 is of the Hong Kong Jungle Cruise and this scene only exists at this park. The others are all at the Magic Kingdom in Florida.


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T: Picture 3 is at Disney's California Adventure while the other three are all at Disney's Hollywood Studios.


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U: Picture 3 was taken in the Horizons attraction. Pictures 1, 2, and 4 were taken in the World of Motion attraction.


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V: The gorilla in Picture 1 was taken on the Pangani Jungle Exploration Trail. The Komodo dragon, taper, and tiger were taken on the Maharaja Jungle Trek. I realize that the Komodo dragon is a reptile and the other three are mammals, but I thought that was too easy.


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W: Picture 2 is of African Outpost at Epcot's World Showcase. The other three were taken at Harambe in the Africa section of the Animal Kingdom.


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X: Picture 1 is of the Seattle monorail. Picture 2 is the Tokyo Disney Resort monorail. Picture 3 is the Disneyland Resort monorail. And Picture 4 is of the Walt Disney World monorail.


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Y: Picture 4 was taken at the All Star Sports Resort. The other three were taken at the Pop Century Resort.


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Z: Picture 2 no longer exists in Dinoland USA at the Animal Kingdom. This dinosaur was removed to make room for Aladar.


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September 30, 2013

Disney Quiz - Questions

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 2010 and was accurate at the time of publication.

Disney Quiz 101

I have created another Disney quiz for you -- but this time, there are no pictures. I titled it "Disney Quiz 101" because in my circle of friends, these are easy questions. In other words "Beginning Disney." So grab a pencil and paper and get ready for twenty questions and one bonus brain-teaser. Tomorrow I'll post the answers.

Once again, do not send me your answers. This quiz is for your amusement only. No winner will be announced and no prizes awarded.

Good luck.,


1. On what day did Disneyland open?

2. What is considered to be the first AudioAnimatronics attraction?

3. The Jungle Cruise was inspired in part by what series of short subject documentaries?

4. What two World Showcase pavilions were not present at Epcot's opening (October 1, 1982) and were added in later years?

5. What was the first foreign Disney Park to open?

6. What was the first commercially released cartoon to be produced in the full-color three-strip Technicolor process?

7. On what day did Walt Disney World open?

8. What was Walt Disney's first full-length animated motion picture?

9. Who played Davey Crockett?

10. What was the first attraction to open after Walt Disney's death?

11. What Disney animated short was the first to be created using the multi-plane camera?

12. What was Walt's brother Roy's middle initial?

13. What was the name of the cartoon character that Walt lost the rights to in the spring of 1928?

14. What was Walt's wife's first name?

15. What four attractions did Disney design for the New York World's Fair?

16. What attraction at Disney's Hollywood Studios was originally planned for Epcot?

17. What did Professor Brainard invent?

18. What Disney movie was the first commercial film released in multi-channel (stereo) sound?

19. What was the first science fiction film produced by Walt Disney Pictures?

20. Where did President Nixon say "I am not a crook?"

Bonus Question. The following movies were set at what fictitious university, The Absent Minded Professor, Son of Flubber, The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, Now You See Him, Now You Don't, and The Strongest Man in the World?

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