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All in the Details: Hidden History at Casey Jr. Splash ‘N’ Soak Station at Magic Kingdom Park

posted on September 4th, 2012 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


We previously took a look at the opening of Casey Jr. Splash ‘N’ Soak Station at Magic Kingdom Park when it opened back in June, but there are actually some hidden details here that are worthy of another Disney Parks Blog post.

Casey Jr. Splash 'N' Soak Station in New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park

If you know anything about Disney Parks, you probably know that Walt Disney Imagineering often includes nods to Disney history in their projects. (The names on the windows on Main Street, U.S.A., are a great example).

Colorful Train Cars at Casey Jr. Splash 'N' Soak Station in New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park

Well, check out Casey Jr.’s colorful train cars, which sport a specific set of numbers on the back: 71, 82, 89 and 98. Know what they reference? Leave it in the comments section below and check back later today to see if you’re correct.

Horse Hoofs and Other Signs of Circus Life Made Their Way into the Concrete's Designs in New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park

When you’re walking through this area, be sure to check out the little details on the ground beneath your feet. Horse hoofs and other signs of circus life have made their way into the concrete’s designs. (Be sure to look for the elephant tracks and false peanut shells in the concrete that leads into Dumbo the Flying Elephant!).



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1

AnnMarie on September 4th, 2012 at 10:05 am

71 Magic Kingdom opened
82 EPCOT opened
89 MGM opened (now Hollywood Studios)
98 Animal Kingdom opened

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Elizabeth from FL on September 4th, 2012 at 10:05 am

They reference the years that each of the four parks at WDW opened.

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Lauren on September 4th, 2012 at 10:07 am

71, 82, 89 and 98 = The years in which each of the Disney Parks opened.

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Dawn from DE on September 4th, 2012 at 10:07 am

Those are the years the parks opened I believe, 71 was Magic Kingdom, 82 was Epcot, 89 was Disney’s Hollywood Studios (or Disney-MGM Studios as it was known then) and 98 Animal Kingdom.

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Sean on September 4th, 2012 at 10:15 am

71-Year Magic Kingdom Opened
82-Year Epcot Opened
89-Year MGM Studios (Hollywood Studios) Opened
98-Year Animal Kingdom Opened

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Jason on September 4th, 2012 at 10:33 am

19″71″ – The year Magic Kingdom Opened
19″82″ – The year I was born (and EPCOT opened) lol
19″89″ – The year MGM Studios Opened (now Hollywood Studios)
19″98″ – The year Animal Kingdom Opened

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Tamela on September 4th, 2012 at 10:39 am

This is an awesome way to display the opening of each park at WDW. Do we have hidden Mickeys to look forward to finding.

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Steve on September 4th, 2012 at 11:45 am

You forgot to mention the AWESOME nod to Casey Jr himself… with the #7 & #9 on each side of his light box, representing both the #7 & #9 trains at the Disneyland attraction

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Diane on September 4th, 2012 at 12:06 pm

The 4 Parks at WDW, I will have to go back and look more closely. I missed the numbers.lol

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Jill on September 4th, 2012 at 12:12 pm

The years each WDW park opened. ;)

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Elizabeth from MO on September 4th, 2012 at 1:07 pm

When we visited last June, we noticed the peanut shells in the ground in the new Fantasyland right away…seems like a small thing, but definitely adds to the whole circus feeling! Love finding those little details throughout WDW!

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Sarah on September 4th, 2012 at 1:17 pm

1971 – the year Magic Kingdom opened
1982 – the year EPCOT (Environmental Prototype Community Of Tomorrow) opened
1989 – the year MGM Studios opened (now called Hollywood Studios) also the year I was born :)
1998 – the year Animal Kingdom opened.

I love everything Disney, but especially the little things like this. I love going to the parks and seeing these little details and being able to tell someone else what it means! Makes me feel like I know a little secret!

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Earl on September 4th, 2012 at 1:29 pm

These are the years that the four theme parks opened: 1971 Magic Kingdom
1982 Epsot
1989 Hollywood Studios
1998 Animal Kingdom

Ava and Sadie Cordell

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Philip on September 4th, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Those numbers represent the opening years of each of the 4 Walt Disney World theme parks:

71–1971, the year that the Magic Kingdom opened
82–1982, the year that Epcot opened
89–1989, the year that Disney’s Hollywood Studios opened
98–1998, the year that Animal Kingdom opened

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Jennifer from PA on September 4th, 2012 at 6:42 pm

It was the year that each of the parks opened.
71 Magic Kingdom
82 Epcot
89 Disney MGM
98 Animal Kingdom

I made two out of 4 park opening years.

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Ron on September 4th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

I really was going to say the years that each of the 4 WDW parks opened, but I see many others knew that too.

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Alison on September 4th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

Those are definitely the 4 years WDW opened its parks. What I found even more interesting about the area is that guests with peanut allergies have actually panicked and worried that the peanuts in the ground were REAL! Now that’s attention to detail!

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Denise on September 5th, 2012 at 7:48 pm

@Sarah, that’s “Experimental”, not “Environmental!”

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Stef on September 6th, 2012 at 12:13 am

That is so cute! And DUH!!! The years the parks opened!!!

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Allie on September 6th, 2012 at 4:53 pm

The years the four parks opened! :)

This is great. The attention to detail is always so impressive!

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Terri on September 8th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

The years the Walt Disney World parks opened :)
I love Disney’s way of hidden details.
Are there any Hidden Mickeys in this or any of the other attractions in New Fantasyland?

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Terry from PA on September 9th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

These are some of the number sequence from Lost.

Okay, I know, I know… =D

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Sherrie from OH on September 11th, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Can’t wait to check out the new Fantasyland for Hidden Mickeys!!
I found the hidden Mickey on Gaston’s cup on the post about his Tavern and the new drink.

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