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August 5, 2011

It's time for a Where in the World? Where in Walt Disney World can you find the picture above?

I actually posted this picture as a Where in the World back in March or April and everyone instantly said in front of the Main Street Train Station. Unfortunately, that is not correct. This Mickey can be found in front of the Contemporary, but why is he here exactly?

To answer that question we have to look at it from a different angle. The picture to the left was taken from the monorail while parked at the Grand Canyon concourse.

While looking at it you would think what most people would think: it's a great piece of decoration! However, there's more to the story (get ready for my weekly ramble).

The Contemporary and Tomorrowland are connected in several ways. In fact, when the Magic Kingdom was first being designed there were plans to have an entrance into the park that connected the futuristic resort into Tomorrowland. In addition to that, you can only see the Contemporary (with a few exceptions) from Tomorrowland while in the Magic Kingdom (the Town Square Theater is actually the only building on Main Street, USA built to scale so you can't see the Resort from this area of the park).

So naturally, both the Contemporary and Tomorrowland deal with a futuristic time. Speaking of time, let's take a look at the picture to the left again to see that this Mickey isn't a decoration, but

in fact, an extremely large Mickey Mouse watch! The Mickey is the face of the clock, while the landscape above and below it is the band of the watch.

Just a subtle reminder that time plays an important role in this amazing Resort!


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