Yesterday I asked you to determine whether a picture was taken at the Disneyland Resort or at Walt Disney World. But besides picking the resort, I asked you to determine “why” it belongs in one park and not another. Here are the answers. I hope you scored 100%. .
Like all of my quizzes, no winner will be announced and no prizes awarded.
1. Let’s start with this picture of Schweitzer Falls. Is it located at Disneyland or the Magic Kingdom?
Disneyland is the answer. As you can see, Schweitzer Falls at Disneyland produces significantly less water than its counterpart at the Magic Kingdom.
2. While riding Thunder Mountain we see the remains of a dinosaur. At which park is this petrified monster located?
Disneyland is the correct answer. You can tell because the dinosaur at Disneyland faces left while his counterpart at the Magic Kingdom faces right. This is because the track configurations of the two attractions are mirror images of one another.
3. While we’re on the subject of dinosaurs, where can these fellows be found, Disneyland or Epcot?
This question was easy. The answer is Disneyland’s Primeval World. There are no triceratopses on Ellen’s Energy Adventure in Epcot.
4. Here we have Mr. Potato Head. What do you think, Disney’s Hollywood Studios or Disney California Adventure?
The answer is Disney California Adventure. At DCA, Mr. Potato Head is located outside. At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, he can be found inside. The backdrop for the two barkers is also quite different.
5. Where do you think Lightning McQueen was touring about on this fine day?
If you look closely at the above picture, you can see the buildings of New York Street decorated with Christmas lights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Below we see Lightning touring Radiator Springs at Disney California Adventure.
6. Who do you think this judge is sentencing for grievous wrongdoings?
This judge can be found in the Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride attraction at Disneyland. At one time, he also handed down verdicts at the Magic Kingdom at WDW, but his court here was permanently adjourned in 1998.
The first picture below was taken at the Magic Kingdom, the second at Disneyland.
7. Prince Eric lives bicoastal. Where can we find this home of his?
The above home of Prince Eric is a miniature and can be found at Disneyland’s Storybook Land Canal Boats. His home in Florida’s Magic Kingdom is much larger.
8. The Rivers of America plays home to both the Mark Twain and the Liberty Belle. Which do we have here?
The Liberty Belle only has one smoke stack and calls the Magic Kingdom home. The Mark Twain of Disneyland has two smoke stacks.
9. While circling the Rivers of America, we come across a tribe of Native Americans. Do the people in the next picture call Anaheim or Orlando home?
At Disneyland (above) we find a storyteller passing on the beliefs of his people to others in his tribe. No such scene exists in the Magic Kingdom (below).
10. Which park do we find this sign advertising the Hollywood Tower Hotel?
This marquee can be found at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It features a somewhat gothic look. At Disney California Adventure, the sign takes on a more Spanish motif to match the surrounding West Coast architecture.
11. Here we have the Cozy Cone Motel located in Radiator Springs. But which Radiator Springs?
The above picture was taken in the “Cars” section of the Art of Animation Resort. This should have been easy for you to figure out as you can see the hotel in the background.
Below we have another version of this “motor” lodge. This one is located in the Cars Land section of Disney California Adventure. As you can see, the lobby of the California version is substantially smaller than its Art of Animation counterpart.
12. Where is this restaurant that is bathed in perpetual nightfall?
The above picture was taken of the Blue Bayou Restaurant in New Orleans Square at Disneyland. You can tell by the Chinese lanterns hanging overhead and the plantation in the background.
Below is the San Angel Inn Restaurant found in the Mexico Pavilion of Epcot. They look similar to one another when viewed from the ride, but are really quite different when studied up close.
13. Where can these lovely hula dancers be found?
This was actually a trick question. Although the above picture was taken at Disneyland, it can no longer be seen there today. There once was a restaurant in Adventureland known as the Tahitian Terrace. It operated from 1962 until 1993 and featured Polynesian cuisine accompanied by hula dancers and fire eaters.
However, you should have known that the picture was not taken at the Spirit of Aloha show at the Polynesian Resort. The background in the above picture features an open-air, plant-filled backdrop while the show in Florida features a more elaborate stage with a solid backdrop.
14. Here we have a picture of me ready to blast off on Space Mountain. At what park was I taking this journey?
I was in a Magic Kingdom space vehicle. You can tell because I was sitting solo, single file with the other riders. At Disneyland, the space craft is wider and guest sit side-by-side.
15. Here we see me riding Splash Mountain. Once again, at what park am I taking this journey?
Here things are reversed. At Disneyland, guests ride single-file in hollowed out logs. At the Magic Kingdom, guests sit side-by-side.
16. This is a back alley I’d rather not find myself in after dark. So which resort offers this less than friendly venue?
This alley can be found at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. To my knowledge, the Disneyland Resort has no comparable scene.
17. At what pet cemetery can we find this dearly departed pig?
Rosie can be seen outside of the Disneyland Haunted Mansion. Here, the pet cemetery is located adjacent to the queue. At the Magic Kingdom, the pet cemetery is located on a hill, making the angle of the picture taken of Rosie impossible – not to mention, Rosie isn’t one of the pets buried at the MK.
18. Obviously, this next picture was taken on “it’s a small world.” This picture offers a blatant clue as to which park it is located in, Disneyland or the Magic Kingdom. Which is it?
This picture of “it’s a small world” was taken in the Magic Kingdom. We know this because the water comes up to and surrounds the dolls and props on each side of the waterway. At Disneyland, the boats ride in a canal. No water is present near the various dolls and scenery.
19. Where can you play this carnival game?
“Bullseye Stallion Stampede” can be found in the Paradise Pier section of Disney California Adventure. Although Walt Disney World offers two areas that feature such games (Dinoland at the Animal Kingdom and the Boardwalk Resort), only Paradise Pier offers “Bullseye Stallion Stampede.”
Below we see “Watergun Fun” at the Boardwalk and “Mammoth Marathon” at the Animal Kingdom.
20. Where can we find this vehicle?
This modern-looking vehicle is the tram tractor at the Disneyland Resort. Although the cars guest ride in are very similar to those found at the WDW parks, the power that pulls them are quite different. Below is the WDW version.