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Hidden History on DCL

Disney Imagineers like to leave tributes to former attractions, re-use remnants, and include homages to other Imagineers and Disney executives whenever they can. The cruise ships are no different. Newly added to the Disney Magic in 2013 are several references to other Disney theme park characters. Specifically, the “explorers” area of the Oceaneer Lab includes…

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Lost Boys Fire Chief

Have you ever noticed this barrel at the exit to Peter Pan? It’s labeled “Lost Boys Fire Brigade” and includes a name. A neat way to provide some low-level theming, right? It’s more than that, though. The name on the barrel is, as you might suspect, a tribute to someone. But the exact person isn’t…

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Hidden tribute to Dr. Seuss

Disney isn’t the only company around that likes to pay tribute to its founders and significant employees. Universal does it too, especially at its Islands of Adventure park. Look around Seuss Landing for instance. Do you see the tribute in this scene? Here’s a closer look. The man with the glasses is none other than…

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Main St Confectionery backstory

If you look around the Main Street Confectionery, you’ll be struck by the complex machinery in the ceiling. It’s distinctive and quirky, and it’s meant to be eye-catching. Those little baskets full of candy, moving along a conveyor belt along the ceiling, are actually there not just to add atmosphere, but to provide some emphasis…