The Fantasyland expansion that took place over the last few years introduced new attractions and experiences such as The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Enchanted Tales with Belle, the Be Our Guest Restaurant, relocated some others, like the Barnstormer, and revitalized a classic original attraction, Dumbo The Flying Elephant. The new Dumbo opened with many changes, not the least of which is the fact that there are actually two separate rides, meaning that the previous ride system now has a twin. This approach doubles the attraction capacity and reduces wait time for the normally slow-loading ride. An interactive queue, featuring a children's play area to utilize during excessive wait times was also added.
Hidden beneath all of this in the queue walkway is one of the those Hidden Disney touches. Look at the ground as you walk through the queue and you will notice that peanut shells have been incorporated into the pavement. In the normally hectic hustle and bustle of a day at Disney, this type of detail can go unnoticed and unappreciated. However, these are the small touches that make something truly "Disney." These small elements of theming and subtle storytelling are what set Disney parks aside from your average amusement park.
So the next time you are tearing through a Disney park trying to make the most of your entertainment dollar, take a moment to soak in some of these smaller details. Some are hard to find, which kind of makes them even more special. If you notice any you would like to share, post a comment below or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will share them in future posts.
|Peanut Shells in the Pavement at Dumbo|
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