We were walking around Epcot one afternoon, stopping and checking out all the cast member’s trading pins, looking for something good.
Finally, we were excited to see the 5 Legged Goat pin on a CMs lanyard. (It’s worth $6.) It’s been at least six years since it was released!
Where Can I Find The Goat?
If you would like to see the 5-legged goat in person, go to the Contemporary Resort. In the Grand Canyon Concourse, which is the expansive area that the monorail travels through, you will notice that there are massive murals on each side of the center structure.
The murals are breathtakingly impressive, so take the time to check them out.
To find the “special” goat, you must look on the side of the mural that faces the TTC monorail station. There near the top of the mountain will be the goat standing with one of its normal four-legged companions.
Disney Artist Mary Blair
Mary is one of the Disney Legends. She was recognized by Disney with that honor posthumously in 1991.
Mary’s stylized artwork and influence can be seen in many of the classic Disney animated movies, and also at both Disney World and Disneyland attractions.
Movies that she provided art for include: “The Three Caballeros”, “Song of the South,” “Make Mine Music,” “Melody Time,” “So Dear to My Heart,” “The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad,” “Cinderella,” “Alice in Wonderland,” and “Peter Pan.”
She is also known for her contributions to the look of the “It’s A Small World” attraction at both DLR and WDW.
She is the artist that created the murals for the Contemporary Resort. The mosaic itself was created in 1971 using 1,800 one-square-foot tiles. It took 18 months to construct.
But, why did she feel the need to give one of the goats 5 legs?
The story goes that Mary believed that no piece of artwork should be perfect because only God was perfect, so she purposely created the mistake, aka the 5-legged goat, in the mural.
BUT, we think the real reason she painted it that way was to reflect that the Contemporary Resort was one of a kind and so was her mural!
Two Girls and a Mouse Tale by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins
We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program (Fall 2013/Spring 2014) and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.
We 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.