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November 15, 2013

Location: Liberty Square, Magic Kingdom

Christmas season is in full force within Walt Disney World. Due to that, we are going to take a trip over to Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe within the Magic Kingdom for this week's Fun Find!

While walking through the store you may notice a simple transition from one room to the next which looks something like the following:

Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe floor

I know what you are thinking: What on earth are we looking at? Here you can see that there is a very clear divide found on the wood pattern of the floor. While it appears to be very subtle, the storyline behind it is much more. You see, Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe is actually broken up into three different houses. Each of these houses (which we will go into more depth in future Fun Find Fridays) focuses around different decorations found within each "house." The separation of houses doesn't just exist within the shop, but in the exterior of the shop as well.

So who do these homes belong to? Apparently the neighbors that just happen to live next to one another are extremely artistic. Here we have a musician, woodmaker, and seamstress. While the subtle decorations found throughout the shop help identify the different owners, guests can also find signs for each owner on the outside of the three main entrances to the shop:

Owners of Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe

Here we have the Kepple family who make their living off of quilts and other seamstress goods, the Woodwright family who specialize in all sorts of carpentry, and Ichabod Crane, who specializes in Music and Voice Lessons. While the Kepple and Woodwright families don't have a prior connection with Disney, Ichabod Crane does! He is the music teacher in the 1949 film, The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad!


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