Quiz – Where Am I? – Answers

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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

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.

Thunder Mountain

Deck of the Liberty Belle

2. Chinese Theater and Mickey’s Sorcerer’s Hat

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.

Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show

3. Mexico Pavilion

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.

Japan Pavilion

Tokyo Dining

4. Bridge connecting Discovery Island and Asia in the Animal Kingdom

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.

Upcountry Landing

Upcountry Landing

5. Contemporary Resort

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.

Contemporary Resort

Characters in Flight

6. Native Americans at work in Frontierland

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.

Native Americans

Native Americans

7. World Showcase Promenade

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.

Art Gallery

Librairie et Galerie

8. Expedition Everest

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.

Kali River Rapids

Kali River Rapids

9. Walt Disney and Garco

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.

Sci-Fi Dine-In

Sci-Fi Dine-In

10. Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

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.

Tower of Terror

Tower of Terror

Dolphin Resort

11. Spaceship Earth

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.

Spaceship Earth

Expedition Everest

Expedition Everest

12. Space Mountain

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

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.

Behind the Seeds

Behind the Seeds

14. Walt Disney World Road Sign

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.

Epcot Monorail

15. Cinderella Castle

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.

Rose Garden

16. Walt Disney World Railroad

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.

Tomorrowland Video Arcade

Tomorrowland Video Arcade

17. Chester and Hester Dinosaur

Chester and Hester Dinosaur

This view of the happy yellow dinosaur can be obtained while riding TriceraTop Spin.

TriceraTop Spin

TriceraTop Spin

18. Splash Mountain

Splash Mountain

Although a long way off, Splash Mountain can be seen from the boys’ bedroom atop Swiss Family Treehouse.

Splash Mountain

Swiss Family Treehouse

19. Topiary Mickey Mouse

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.



Mickey Mouse Topiary

20. Astro Orbiter

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.

Astro Orbiter

Astro Orbiter

Bay Lake Tower

21. Morocco Pavilion

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.

Mexico Bridge

Mexico Bridge

22. Liberty Belle

Liberty Belle

When eating at Columbia Harbour House in Liberty Square, a second-story window affords guests this view of the Liberty Belle.

Liberty Belle



23. Haunted Mansion

Haunted Mansion

This picture was taken from near the Dumbo attraction in Fantasyland at Tokyo Disneyland.

Haunted Mansion

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.

Mythical Birds

I hope you enjoyed this quiz and did well. See ya next week.

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15 Replies to “Quiz – Where Am I? – Answers”

  1. Hi Jack! I LOVED this quiz! I did miss the Haunted Mansion question though.

    Looking forward to being back in Disney on July 1ST for 5 nights!!!!!

  2. Loved this trip ! I usually get most of your Detail Quizzes right, but this time I missed quite a few. Can’t wait for the next one !

  3. Jack,

    I’m not convinced that #5 couldn’t be taken from the top of some of the slides at Blizzard Beach. You can see exceptionally far from there. Of course, you’d need a major lens.

    What do you think?

    Thanks, Wendy

  4. Thanks for another great blog Jack. Did you have to zoom in for some of the shots? This was really fun! I will admit though- a few of my answers were either taken from a waterpark or charaters in flight!

  5. Hi Jack –

    Fun Quiz! Thought a few pix may have been taken from attractions and areas no longer at or available at WDW, but wasn’t sure until I read the answers, so I’m giving myself credit for correct anyway. Still not a score I’m proud of (Yes, I made a spreadsheet that scores the quizzes for me. ‘Nuf said). The highway sign really had me thinking (another arcane Disney detail I try to pay attention to) – I knew it was somewhere in that area.

    One benefit of this quiz was that I searched and re-read some of your past posts for the answers – I enjoyed watching your Para-sailing video again – thought you may have gotten the Contemporary/BLT pic while up there.

    Thanks again for the WDW lessons and quizzes!

    – Jeff

  6. The best view of the entire resort is from atop summit plummet at Blizzard Beach. Expedition Everest has a very different look from up there.

  7. Hey Jack
    Loved this game. I loved your pictures of the old Skyway. I miss that ride. I remember riding that when my feet gave out one day and it was a great way to rest your weary legs and the views were great. When you look at the pictures now it was very 60’s ish but I liked it. Thanks once again for some great photos and fun.

  8. Really liked how you did this…..would love some more!!
    Some of those up high shots on rides that move it’s amazing how you got such a good picture (esp, the one from Expedition Everest!).

  9. Great quiz, Jack!

    I miss the Skyway!!

    What type of camera and lenses do you use. There is some pretty good detail in some of the pictures you shot from very far away. Did you shoot 2 photos (one zoomed out and the other zoomed in)? Or did you just zoom and crop the long shot in post production?

    Keep up the great work!

    Your Friend,


    Jack’s Answer:

    I use a Nikon D80 with a Nikkor 80-200 zoom lens. In some cases I took two pictures, but in others I just cropped the picture. When you shrink a picture to 480 pixels wide for the website, you can get away with a lot.

  10. Great quiz,interesting photos.What equipment do you use that gives such clear long distance enlargement?

  11. Jack,

    Great blog! I have taken some of these photos myself. I particularly recognized the one taken from the Columbia Harbour House. I read your blog on the CHH and when I visited in August, managed to score one of the tables on the overpass bridge! Thanks for all your weekly Disney tips and know how!

  12. Ha-Ha! I got one – And the Haunted Mansion one made me really laugh because I saw the myth creatures and thought “Wow, I never noticed those before at WDW…I will have to take a picture of that this summer” – nope I won’t as Japan is not on the itinerary.

    Great quiz! Very fun to play!



  13. Great pictures and great quiz. I especially found interesting that you were able to see attractions from one park while in another. It really is a small world after all!

  14. hey Jack
    This was a very fun and interesting quiz. I am a fan of the where in the world challenges and this was a great way to show how paying attention while in Disney can pay off especially when you changed locations. I only got about half of them right so i guess another trip is in order soon. can’t wait for your next blog and as always keep up the great work.