Yesterday I provided you with pictures of Disney icons. It was your job to figure out where I was standing or sitting when I took the pictures. Here are the answers.
Like all of my quizzes, no winners will be announced and no prizes awarded. Good luck!
1. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
This picture shows the backside of Thunder Mountain. It can only be seen from Tom Sawyer Island or the Liberty Belle. However, this picture has some elevation to it so it could only be taken from the third deck of the Liberty Belle.
2. Chinese Theater and Mickey’s Sorcerer’s Hat
Once again, we’re looking at the back side of these icons. This picture was taken from the grandstand of the Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show.
3. Mexico Pavilion
Although the Mexico Pavilion can be seen from many vantage points around the World Showcase Lagoon, this picture was snapped from a higher elevation. This meant I was at the Japan Pavilion outside Tokyo Dining.
4. Bridge connecting Discovery Island and Asia in the Animal Kingdom
Unlike Quesiton 3 which was taken from a higher elevation, this picture was taken below the bridge near the water. This photo was snapped at Upcountry Landing.
5. Contemporary Resort
This question should have been easy. The only place at WDW capable of giving you the elevation necessary for this picture is the Characters in Flight balloon located at Downtown Disney Westside. FYI: This balloon ascends to a hieght of 300 feet.
6. Native Americans at work in Frontierland
Although you can see the Native American tribe from the Liberty Belle, this angle of a father teaching his children how to make fire can only be seen from the WDW Railroad.
7. World Showcase Promenade
Many years ago, there was an art gallery above the Librairie et Galerie in the France Pavilion at Epcot. Guests could go upstairs, browse through reproductions of French masters, and peek through the windows at the promenade below.
8. Expedition Everest
This angle of Expedition Everest can only be seen when riding the Kali River Rapids. The clue for this picture’s location was the burnt timbers in the foreground.
9. Walt Disney and Garco
This picture is a clip from the 1957 Disneyland TV show “Mars and Beyond.” It can be seen while dining at the Sci-Fi Dine-In at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
10. Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
If you notice, we’re looking at the backside of the Tower of Terror. This shot was captured from an upper story of the Dolphin Resort.
11. Spaceship Earth
Nope. I didn’t take this picture from the Characters in Flight balloon. It was taken from the front seat of one of the trains that scales Expedition Everest.
12. Space Mountain
If you look at the picture carefully, you can see the PeopleMover in the lower right corner of the picture. This should have given you a clue that you were very high – perhaps riding in the old Skyway attraction as you traveled from Fantasyland to Tomorrowland.
13. Living with the Land
Your clue here should have been the boat seen in the upper left side of the photograph. This tells you that you are not a passenger, but an observer. This picture was taken while on the “Behind the Seeds” tour.
14. Walt Disney World Road Sign
There are no overpasses at WDW that would provide such an elevated view of a road sign. Think monorail shortly after leaving the Epcot Station.
15. Cinderella Castle
In this case, we’re looking up at Cinderella Castle. This shot was captured on the path that wanders through the Rose Garden found in The Hub.
16. Walt Disney World Railroad
This upclose view of the WDW Railroad can be seen from one of the windows found on the backside of the Tomorrowland Video Arcade.
17. Chester and Hester Dinosaur
This view of the happy yellow dinosaur can be obtained while riding TriceraTop Spin.
18. Splash Mountain
Although a long way off, Splash Mountain can be seen from the boys’ bedroom atop Swiss Family Treehouse.
19. Topiary Mickey Mouse
This Mickey can be seen from the monorail station platform at the TTC. Notice the different angle when seen from ground level.
20. Astro Orbiter
Although this particular picture was taken from the observation deck of Top of the World atop Bay Lake Tower, similar views can be had from California Grill and many of the rooms at the Contemporary.
21. Morocco Pavilion
The Morocco Pavilion can be seen from many spots along World Showcase Lagoon. However, only the area near the Mexico bridge allows you to see the Tower of Terror in the background.
22. Liberty Belle
When eating at Columbia Harbour House in Liberty Square, a second-story window affords guests this view of the Liberty Belle.
23. Haunted Mansion
This picture was taken from near the Dumbo attraction in Fantasyland at Tokyo Disneyland.
Now you might call this a trick question, but really, it isn’t. Nowhere did I say these photographs were taken exclusively at WDW. In addition, there was a major architectural feature that should have clued you in that this picture was not taken at the Magic Kingdom. If you notice, there are two mythical birds guarding the entrance to the Mansion. No such creatures exist at the Magic Kingdom’s version of this attraction.
I hope you enjoyed this quiz and did well. See ya next week.