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Hello and welcome to The WDW Radio Show – Your Walt Disney World Information Station. I am your host, Lou Mongello, and this is show #324 for the week of May 19, 2013.

Some of Walt Disney World’s finest details, beauty and story can be found not necessarily in the attractions themselves, but even before you step inside. Clearly visible but often overlooked for just how wonderful they really are, this week we want to share with you our Top ten Attraction Signs in Walt Disney World. From the stories they tell to amazing artwork, typography and design, we share why we love each in their own right, and ask you to share your favorites as well.

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– Lou Mongello

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28 thoughts on “WDW Radio # 324 – Top Ten Attraction Signs in Walt Disney World – May 19, 2013”

  1. Chris R says:

    Any sign in Asia in the Animal Kingdom – they are all awesome

  2. Chris says:

    I know it’s not in the park, but the spitting Stitch at Once Upon A Toy is pretty awesome.

  3. Chris says:

    Oops. I mean World Of Disney.

  4. Jill says:

    Can you post the pics of these signs here?

  5. Peyton says:

    Magic Kingdom: “Peter Pan’s Flight”, “Splash Mountain” with Brer rabbit in his hut, “Pirates of the Caribbean” with the ships mast

  6. Norman says:

    I like the Haunted Mansion sign.

  7. Howard Lem says:

    Favorite sign is the “Walt Disney World” sign over the road (ie. on W Osceola Pkwy west of 409) leading into the Resort Area. That’s when I know I am in “my happy place”!

  8. Marc C says:

    Not an attraction sign but the big purple signs on the roads around Disney World always get me excited as I know I’ve made it!

  9. My favorite attraction sign is Space Mountain. They use to have astronauts on the Rocket in the 90’s that sponored Fedex, then the exterior signage changed it’s color from orange to lime green in 2008.

  10. Brent buttrum says:

    Please get Tim Foster his own mic. He sounds like he’s in a barrel. Also, he needs to slow down just a little. I know he gets excited but he does ramble a bit. Well, that’s my 2cents worth!
    My favorite signs: 1- One Mans Dream(at night) 2: Rock-n-roller coaster 3: maelstrom 4: Soarin’.
    Love the podcast

  11. Rob Yeo says:

    Kind of a cheat but the old Wonders of Life double helix sign – huge, communicates the pavilion’s theme instantly.
    Also the mural at Kilimanjaro safaris deserves a mention, I don’t feel like AK got a lot of love on the list.

  12. lawrence says:

    gotta be the ‘UP BUCKLE’ road sign for me

  13. sTACEY bEARDEN says:

    Hey Lou how about the Rockin Roller Coaster Sign its the best, according to my husband and kids me mine is would have to be Tower of Terror its the bomb!!!!!

  14. Freddie W. says:

    Rockin rollercoaster is amazing. So cool.

  15. Bethinthesun says:

    Rock N Roller Coaster!
    Star tours!

  16. Adam Thornton says:

    I gotta go with the TTA sign at night. Just a beautiful area that’s lit up at night. I also am a big fan of the Mouse Gears sign in EPCOT

  17. Daniel Young says:

    Some signs that I like that haven’t been stated yet are Jungle Cruise and Kilimanjaro Safaris.

  18. Mike says:

    I know it’s kind of off-topic, but if you’ll “just go with me,” you might see how it relates. We just returned from WDW a couple of weeks ago, and one of the things I HAD to bring home was the “Poster Art of the Disney Parks” book. After seeing the theme of this podcast, I thought what about doing a show on the posters in the various parks, maybe using the book as a refernce point. The book itself is gorgeous (not a word I use regularly), and if you haven’t had a chance to leaf through it, please do. It’s a great way to wait for your FastPass time to come up. Anyway, this could be an idea for a sort of companion show to this one, y’know, another Top Ten that listeners like myself love to tune in to!

  19. Mike Thomas says:

    Hi guys, I would have to say one of my favorite signs is also one of the newest…the sign for “Under the Sea-Journey of The Little Mermaid” in New Fantasyland, also has that 3D storytelling feel.

  20. Heather says:

    I think the biggest is the yellow dinosaur with “Dinoland” on him. The first that came to mind was “It’s Tough To Be A Bug.”

  21. Joshua says:

    The Muppet Vision sign in DCA is my favorite.

  22. Susan says:

    Monsters Inc is a good sign.

  23. Susan says:

    So ls Little Mermaid

  24. Ryan Porter says:

    Glad to see Rock’n’Roller Coaster getting some love here since it wasn’t mentioned on the show.
    The massive guiter, the neck turning into the track, and the upside-down coaster car welcoming guests into the courtyard – perfection!

    And sign me up (groan) for more signage episodes that go beyond just the attractions.

  25. Devan Gaddie says:

    I know it’s a cop out, but I love the Splash Mountain. It’s my favorite ride and the sign immediately sets the tone for me to be transported into the world of the briar patch and the Laughing Place.

  26. James says:

    I think Walt Disney’s Carousel Of Progress is the best attraction sign

  27. Chuck Zitta says:

    The Peter Pan’s Flight Sign is very unique (a classic). Love the retro feel of the Barnstormer signage. On the other end of the spectrum, Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress sign has a very contemporary/graphic feel which is most enjoyable. You may as well include the Haunted Mansion sign – classic gothic styling with a fabulous ornamental border. All the Jungle Cruise signage has that adventurous/ Indiana Jones aged feel to it, which I dig. The Tower of Terror sign captures the essence of mood change from daytime to night…

    You know what, this is pretty much an unfair question, since Disney does such an awesome job with ALL their signage. Details. It’s in the details. And that’s coming from a designer’s standpoint ;0)

    You could probably do a non-attraction signage episode. Call it a top 1,000. LOL!!!

    Thanks again for another awesome show, Lou and Tim!!!

  28. Justin Boyd says:

    Funny. The “go with me here” Spaceship Earth sign was the first that came to mind. Always wish I had more time to stand and take it in.