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    "Unknown" Surprises

    Tell something about WDW that you never knew.

    For instance; On our trip last week we rode PotC many times as we have rode it many times in the past. We got to the scene where Captain Barbosa is on his ship firing at Port Royale with the cannonballs hitting the water. I did not know that if you are in the right place at the right time there is a huge blast of wind coming out of the cannons that will blow your hat off your head. Scared me and my wife to death!

    It is my guess that many people know many "unknown" surprises like this and I would like to hear some of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ImaMouser View Post
    Tell something about WDW that you never knew.

    For instance; On our trip last week we rode PotC many times as we have rode it many times in the past. We got to the scene where Captain Barbosa is on his ship firing at Port Royale with the cannonballs hitting the water. I did not know that if you are in the right place at the right time there is a huge blast of wind coming out of the cannons that will blow your hat off your head. Scared me and my wife to death!

    It is my guess that many people know many "unknown" surprises like this and I would like to hear some of them.
    Yep.....I was sitting on the left (port?) side of the boat looking toward the fort with my wife in my line of sight. A cannon shot rang out from Port Royal and my wife's hair exploded into the air like a jet took off next to her. It hasn't happened before or since but we had quite a laugh over it. This is the first other mention of it I have ever read.

    This is not as significant, but during a visit to Tony's Town Square Restaurant, we were looking at the wall and window decorations at the back part of the dining area when we spotted the silhouette of Lady and the Tramp eating spaghetti through one of the stained glass windows. I had never noticed it before, but I have been told it has been there quite a while

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    i don't know if they do this anymore, it might have just been for the "year of a million dreams" campaign, but my family is a big fan of riding in the front car of the monorail. it was all the same for the ride up front, until about halfway through the driver gave us special cards. one was an assistant driver card(none of us drove, but it just was the generic card), but the really cool one was i guess some type of disney transportation card that had a few fun facts of the monorail on it and some random wdw trivia. it was really nice.
    something else like this was on the Jungle Cruise, i got to drive the boat for about half the trip. It was awesome, and when i was done, they gave me some Mickey stickers and a jungle cruise boat driver's license. it was just really special to me.
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    a lot of people know about it, but the paintbrushes at TSI are a fav of mine. went there first thing last year and got one. think i used the fp on splash, but its a shame you can only use it on one ride.
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    I got to drive the monorail once- all the way from Epcot to the TTC. Was so much fun!

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    I never knew about the crown that is painted on a mural near the castle, it is behind a cinderella fountain and if you look at it at the right angle it looks like the crown is on Cinderella head. Since it is low, most children would see this. It explains it better on this hidden michey site (it also has a picture), it's #5.......http://www.hiddenmickeys.org/WDW/Mag...astle.html:mk:
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    Quote Originally Posted by ERich2010 View Post
    a lot of people know about it, but the paintbrushes at TSI are a fav of mine. went there first thing last year and got one. think i used the fp on splash, but its a shame you can only use it on one ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serkazong View Post
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    haha nice! we took a picture of us painting the fence with it and we got one of the fast pass too
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    Quote Originally Posted by ERich2010 View Post
    a lot of people know about it, but the paintbrushes at TSI are a fav of mine. went there first thing last year and got one. think i used the fp on splash, but its a shame you can only use it on one ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WDW4Ever View Post
    Last summer Tom and Huck "grew up and don't put out paintbrushes anymore"

    That's a shame. Did you find out from a cast member or hear it from a guest?

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    we got ours at the beginning of august. must have changed it recently and just made up a story about the summer
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    Quote Originally Posted by GIOny View Post
    I never knew about the crown that is painted on a mural near the castle, it is behind a cinderella fountain and if you look at it at the right angle it looks like the crown is on Cinderella head. Since it is low, most children would see this. It explains it better on this hidden michey site (it also has a picture), it's #5.......http://www.hiddenmickeys.org/WDW/Mag...astle.html:mk:
    I'm absolutely in love with this fountain. So beautiful. I actually wrote an essay about it in an AP US History Portfolio project I did of Walt Disney. La Fountaine De Cendrillion is definitely my favorite piece of art work ever.
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    Re: "Unknown" Surprises

    Just went last month and they still have the paintbrushes on TSI. We found 1.

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