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WDW Trivia and Games Discuss Disney Fun Facts in the Trivia and Games Forums forums; Originally Posted by froland_04-08 The roman numeral clock on Cinderellas castle reads IIII instead of IV. During Roman times IIII and IV were interchangeable, and Disney felt it was easier ...
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    Re: Disney Fun Facts

    Quote Originally Posted by froland_04-08 View Post
    The roman numeral clock on Cinderellas castle reads IIII instead of IV. During Roman times IIII and IV were interchangeable, and Disney felt it was easier to read IIII
    Although Disney may have had a choice between using IIII and IV for the clock, it is actually fairly common for IIII to be used on a clock face. There are a lot of theories as to why.
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    When pulling into port, Disney cruise captains use a podium outside of the main wheelhouse. It has joysticks instead of a wheel and throttle control, and they stand on a clear plate glass, where directly below they have a clear view of the landing.
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    Part Of Your World was almost edited out of The Little Mermaid because people were fidgeting around a lot during it in the pre-screenings but Howard Ashman fought for it to be left in because he said it was essential to the plot to know what Ariel wanted.
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    Re: Disney Fun Facts

    Quote Originally Posted by froland_04-08 View Post
    When pulling into port, Disney cruise captains use a podium outside of the main wheelhouse. It has joysticks instead of a wheel and throttle control, and they stand on a clear plate glass, where directly below they have a clear view of the landing.
    I don't know about the Wonder or Magic, but I had a pretty good view of one of the two pilot houses (not sure the official name) on the Dream from our room, and I don't recall any glass floor. The windows however are angled so that the pilot can get a clear view around and down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doconeill View Post
    I don't know about the Wonder or Magic, but I had a pretty good view of one of the two pilot houses (not sure the official name) on the Dream from our room, and I don't recall any glass floor. The windows however are angled so that the pilot can get a clear view around and down.
    I actually meant to put Wonder and Magic. The bridge on these ships are built differently than the newer ones. On the Magic and Wonder the console they use is actually outside
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    The attraction Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at the WDW is on the inside of the WDW Railroad loop, while the roundhouse where the trains are maintananced and stored are on the outside of the loop. The trains are sent across the WDWRR tracks by a swing bridge that connects the roundhouse track with the attraction. The CM removes the trains from BTM only when a WDWRR train is at the frontierland station, so that the WDWRR locomotive engineer is aware that the swing bridge is out.


    I have done the removal and adding from the roundhouse several times as a CM at BTMRR. Next time you are on the WDWRR, as you depart from the Frontierland Station look to the left, you can see the bridge, and you can see the storage track to the right.
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    The last little mini drop at Splash Mountain was created due to the ride track being built uneven. Rather than rebuild the part of the flume leading up to the meeting point, they just added in a drop
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    Re: Disney Fun Facts

    Quote Originally Posted by froland_04-08 View Post
    The last little mini drop at Splash Mountain was created due to the ride track being built uneven. Rather than rebuild the part of the flume leading up to the meeting point, they just added in a drop
    Thanks, I always wondered what that was all about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by froland_04-08 View Post
    The last little mini drop at Splash Mountain was created due to the ride track being built uneven. Rather than rebuild the part of the flume leading up to the meeting point, they just added in a drop
    Never heard that!
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    Re: Disney Fun Facts

    When Epcot's World Showcase last expanded, the Soviet Union still existed.
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    Re: Disney Fun Facts

    Quote Originally Posted by HauntedGabe View Post
    When Epcot's World Showcase last expanded, the Soviet Union still existed.

    ...and Russia was one of the planned expansions at one time...

    ...and what is the "African Outpost" between China and Germany (and one of the largest sectors in the World Showcase) was supposed to be built shortly after opening as "Equatorial Africa". It was even mentioned in the "Wonderful World of Disney" special on Epcot's opening, with Alex Haley (Roots) talking about it.

    It never happened, obviously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doconeill View Post
    ...and Russia was one of the planned expansions at one time...

    ...and what is the "African Outpost" between China and Germany (and one of the largest sectors in the World Showcase) was supposed to be built shortly after opening as "Equatorial Africa". It was even mentioned in the "Wonderful World of Disney" special on Epcot's opening, with Alex Haley (Roots) talking about it.

    It never happened, obviously.
    Isn't it just amazing how many countries have been somewhat imagineered for the WS and nothing happens?
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    Rhine River Tour space was built into Epcot Germany however the cruise down the Rhine was never built.
    The attractions entrance is now the dining room. The actual attraction portion was built and is used for storage.
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