Disney uses the sidewalks of the Magic Kingdom as part of their storytelling.
The red brick you see when you enter Main Street has a purpose. Walt wanted guests to feel that he had rolled out the ‘red carpet’ for their arrival.
Next time you visit the Magic Kingdom, slow down and take a look around, and see how many hidden treasures you can find. Many guests miss what is right under their noses, er, feet!
Here are some examples to look for:
In Adventureland, you will find jewelry embedded in the ground all around the Bazaar.
At Liberty Square, find the hoof prints from the ghostly horse pulling the hearse in front of the Haunted Mansion along with the Bride’s wedding ring embedded not too far away.
There’s even a yellow/brownish gravel path through main walkway of Liberty Square in Frontierland, representing the open sewers and urine trough created by the horses of colonial times.
Every morning, people would empty their chamber pots into the sewer, then pray for rain to wash everything away downhill. (Eww!)
Keeping with the colonial theme, there are no restrooms in Liberty Square as there were no public restrooms in colonial America!
How’s that for realism??!!!
When waiting in line for Dumbo, you’ll see peanut shells embedded in the sidewalk, animal prints walking through Storybook Circus, and seashells in the pavement on your way to the Little Mermaid.
Two Girls and a Mouse Tale
by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins
Ever wonder what it’s like to work for Disney???
We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.
We’ve included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney. Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.
Book link on Amazon.com: Two Girls and a Mouse Tale