Christmas 2020 A Behind the Scenes and Almost Underground Tour of Disney World By a Former Disney Cast Member

OK, OK, so you have been to Disney World about 87 instances.

However how would you want an unique, non-public tour to see Walt Disney World as few ever will? As a former Disney World Solid Member I’ve volunteered to be your tour information via the behind-the-scenes world of what makes Disney World so magical.

You may have enjoyable studying about a wide range of backstage areas. We’ll additionally take a peek underneath the Magic Kingdom Park and see Solid Member costuming, wardrobe, the so-called tunnel system, Disney’s nursery and tree farm, waste remedy amenities and different service areas.

Let’s begin on the finish, with sludge. Sludge from the water remedy facility is all people’s enterprise dried out after which used on the grounds for fertilizer. Reclaimed tinkle water is used for watering grass and vegetation. The water valves are labeled “Reclaimed Water – Do No Drink” Thanks for the heads up, Mickey!

Now we’ll go to the plant nursery. Keep in mind all these cool and cute topiary designs across the park? Properly, that is the place Disney Solid Members develop and form the topiary critters. All this coolness takes time; about seven to eight years to develop a single topiary character. Certainly one of my private favorites is a smiling Mickey Mouse holding a Disney Trip Membership [] signal close to the doorway to the Wilderness Lodge Resort.

Then there may be the parade storage space behind Splash Mountain. The again of Splash Mountain has many doorways labeled, for instance, “Entry to Scene 31”. Right here you will see Mickey Mania, Spectromagic, and the Electrical Water Parade paraphernalia. You’ll be able to stroll round and take a look at the parade items all you need. However no pictures please. The Spectromagic floats are manufactured from mesh, so the motive force can see out, and are lined with small Christmas-type lights managed by computer systems. There’s additionally a small fan to chill down the motive force. Should you or the youngsters have all the time wished to look contained in the Sea Witch float from The Little Mermaid, that is your huge likelihood.

Once I was a Disney forged member I strolled the tunnels on my breaks and dined within the underground cafeterias. Very romantic. Really, the tunnels are pretend. Because the water desk could be very excessive in Florida it might be pricey to maintain actual tunnels dry. Disney thus constructed a neat system of utility corridors at floor stage after which lined them with grime. This made a brand new floor stage one ground greater. The Magic Kingdom was constructed on prime of this. Subsequently, Principal Road USA is definitely on the second ground.

The “Utilidors” make a circle across the park connecting all the Lands and rides. There’s additionally a utility hall underneath Principal Road USA connecting the doorway to Cinderella’s Fort. All the Magic Kingdom utilities are nestled throughout the Utilidors. There’s water, electrical energy, fiber optic cable, and the ultra-cool Vacuum Trash System.

The Disney World Vacuum Trash System has change into a mannequin for a number of different very giant buildings, and even components of cities and municipalities. The system makes use of pipes about two toes in diameter to suck all of the trash to a central assortment level.

One other uncommon machine within the Utilidors provides the varied odors to totally different components of the park. There’s one underneath the bakery that releases chocolate cookie odor into Principal Road. Mickey wished to make use of actual cookie odor, as I recall. However, alas, there was no method to produce continuous chocolate chip morsels. So, these odor producer machines are used for cookies and that just-right odor in lots of different locations; smoke, orange groves, and so forth

The Utilidor additionally has varied Solid Member companies like a Credit score Union, a 2-Hour Movie Developer, cafeterias, and lockers. Costuming and wardrobe can be situated down right here. Once I labored there I used to be all the time amused to see my favourite characters wandering round half dressed or carrying their heads. The partitions of the Utilidors are coloration coded. There are additionally many maps and directional indicators to assist misplaced Solid Members (like me).

So while you go to Disney World on your 88th journey, maintain a watch peeled for a sudden and magical character look. Mickey or Minnie could come out of a hidden door main from the Utilidor beneath. And you will know their secret!

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