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    B.K.P. Brick near Everest

    Okay, I admit that I'm terrible at using online forums, and I apologize if this got announced somewhere and I just missed it.

    Has anyone ever figured out the secret of the lone solitary brick outside of the Yeti Palace Hotel that reads "B.K.P."? (well left of the ride entrance)
    There are very many that read "India", several dozen that read "Stone", one or two dozen that are blank, and only one that reads "B.K.P."?
    Who or what is "B.K.P."? Who helped build/design/fund Everest that matches these initials?
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    Excellent question! Too bad I don't know the answer... yet.

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    British Katmandu Province?

    I don't know but I do have a guess,
    Perhaps it was meant to stand for British Katmandu Province, but even if that is the case I would not be surprised if the imagineer who came up with it had the similar initials (for instance if thres an imagineer named Brian Keith Peterson)


    personally I would have went for British Katmandu Mandate, but then my name is Brian Keith Martsolf, so go fig!
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    Hey Malcom!! Welcome to the DWT family!

    I remember when you actually asked me this question during MouseFest, and have not been able to get a definitive answer as yet. I like Brian's explanation, but I REALLY wish they paid homage to him and his amazing postcard collection, and made it BKM for now.

    Still looking for the real answer.... (probably some random Imagineer methinks)
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    Thanks LOU! your check is in the mail ;-)

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    I have asked someone connected with the Everest project about the initials. She said it wasn't any imagineer that worked on the project, but that she'd have to look into it. If I get an answer, I'll certainly post it here.
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    just a giant guess and prob really wrong but Beastly kingdom park? wrong i know and o well there still hope for it i hope
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    Three pieces of speculation:
    * I envision the person who actually fired (poured?) the bricks used that one brick as a test to make sure the process would work. When it worked the first time, their buddy stole the brick and put it in the pile as a practical joke. unlikely since every Imagineer who works in the parks knows everyone is searching for little details.
    * I don't think it's a Hidden Mickey unless one of the film shorts' names has those initials.
    * Even more likely is a small company who was a subcontractor to Disney when Everest was being built.

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    I like your thoughts malcomc.
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