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    Five-Legged Goat

    Here's a snapshot of the famous 5-legged goat at the Contemporary.



    (Sorry, it's kind of a crappy quality photo ) If you take the escalator to the monorail, it's on your left side as you go up, facing the monorail track. I have no clues as to why it's there -- it was obviously intentional -- so if anyone knows, please share!

    Another fun bit of info, the four-sided mural in the canyon took 1,800 pieces of one square foot tiles and eighteen months to construct.

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    Welcome to the board! Sorry, but I couldn't link to your photo. You will find the answer to your ? and many others on this site. The easiest way is to use the "Search" feature. or if you are lucky, Lou will answer it for you. He is one of the most knowledgeable persons concerning WDW in the world. You will love his book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by emobelle
    Here's a snapshot of the famous 5-legged goat at the Contemporary.

    I have no clues as to why it's there -- it was obviously intentional -- so if anyone knows, please share!
    I know why it's there! Last time I was there on a tour the front desk manager told my group this story.

    The lady who designed the mural is (was?) a very famous artist ... sady I don't recall her name. Anyway she believed that no piece of art could be perfect, so she gave the mural an imperfect creature (the five legged goat) to symbolize her imperfection as an artist.

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    clara said

    The lady who designed the mural is (was?) a very famous artist .....
    Her name was Mary Blair, she also designed the facade of it's a small world at Disneyland
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    Quote Originally Posted by tiggerguy
    Her name was Mary Blair, she also designed the facade of it's a small world at Disneyland
    Thanks! I totally lost it from my memory. I was hoping someone knew.

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    She also worked on Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, and The Three Caballeros.
    Additionally, she also designed the facade of It's A Small World at DL.

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    that is interesting
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    Thats an awesome find
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