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Walt Disney Imagineers Unveil a Mysterious Portrait as a Hint to an Upcoming Walt Disney World Resort Project

posted on November 15th, 2012 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Who doesn’t love a good mystery – and we just happen to have one to share with you today. Our friends in Walt Disney Imagineering just sent us this portrait as a sneak peek of one of their upcoming Walt Disney World Resort projects. Any ideas which attraction this may soon be a part of?
Walt Disney Imagineers Unveil This Mysterious Portrait As A Hint To An Upcoming Walt Disney World Project

Here’s one hint to the identity of this fine fellow: “His obsession with gold will ultimately lead him to ruin.”

Leave your guess in the “comments” section below.

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Mark on November 15th, 2012 at 9:50 am

Interesting. The new BTMR queue maybe?

~Mark.

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Lou from FL on November 15th, 2012 at 9:50 am

Hmmm… Could it be Big Thunder Mountain Railroad?

- Lou M
WDW Radio

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on November 15th, 2012 at 11:40 am

Hi Lou – Mining in the old west? That sounds like a fair guess.

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Michael on November 15th, 2012 at 9:51 am

Haunted Mansion?

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Ryan from NC on November 15th, 2012 at 9:51 am

Part of the new interactive elements at Big Thunder Mountain Railroad!

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ht on November 15th, 2012 at 9:51 am

This is going to drive me crazy all day long. Is it too soon to ask for another hint?

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on November 15th, 2012 at 11:34 am

:) Not too long, my friend.

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Jeffrey on November 15th, 2012 at 9:52 am

Does it have anything to do with Adventureland?!?! I don’t know what, but it sounds exciting!

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on November 15th, 2012 at 11:34 am

Hmm, he does look adventurous.

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Amanda on November 15th, 2012 at 9:53 am

The Haunted Mansion!?

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on November 15th, 2012 at 11:40 am

Hmm, he does look mysterious!

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Scott on November 15th, 2012 at 9:53 am

Big Thunder Mountain Queue

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Lesley from WA on November 15th, 2012 at 9:53 am

Big Thunder Mountain? It looks like a portrait of Imagineer Tony Baxter.

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Joey on November 15th, 2012 at 9:54 am

So they’re throwing Tony Baxter into the backstory of Big Thunder Mountain?

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William W from OH on November 15th, 2012 at 9:54 am

Big Thunder Mountain would be my guess…

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Judson on November 15th, 2012 at 9:55 am

Gold, huh? Big Thunder Mountain Railroad refurbishment?

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Steve on November 15th, 2012 at 9:55 am

Tony Baxter & the Western River Expedition?!?!?!!?

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Darian on November 15th, 2012 at 9:55 am

Is it my imagination or does the man look a bit like Donald Sutherland?

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Steve on November 15th, 2012 at 9:55 am

Not sure if this is on purpose but he looks a LOT like Tony Baxter…

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on November 15th, 2012 at 11:40 am

You must be a big fan of our Imagineering pros!

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Jeffrey on November 15th, 2012 at 9:56 am

OH OH Wait!!! Frontierland!!

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Robbie on November 15th, 2012 at 9:56 am

Big Thunder Mountain?

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Ricardo from TX on November 15th, 2012 at 9:56 am

Not sure who he might be based on the hint… but he reminds me of Imagineer Tony Baxter! :)

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Allie on November 15th, 2012 at 9:57 am

A new villain for something like the tower of terror? He immediately reminded me of Harrison Hightower (the villian for the tower of terror in Tokyo Disney…) but I’m really excited to find out! Maybe it’ll be an interactive mystery ride!?

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Michael on November 15th, 2012 at 9:57 am

Is that supposed to be Tony Baxter?? LOL

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Michael on November 15th, 2012 at 9:57 am

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad interactive queue?????

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Matthew from PA on November 15th, 2012 at 9:58 am

Thunder Mountain interactive queue?

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Cassandra on November 15th, 2012 at 9:58 am

Due to the fact that Big Thunder Mountain doesn’t really have a “story” like Disney likes to create for their guests, my guess is it is for that attraction. Though I’d also love for them to make the current Prospector into Stinky Pete from Toy Story 2!

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David from WI on November 15th, 2012 at 9:58 am

My guess is that this gentleman was looking for gold in Big Thunder Mountain, so he will appear somewhere at the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. In the new interactive queue perhaps?

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Andy on November 15th, 2012 at 9:59 am

Big Thunder Mountain?

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Tsz from ON on November 15th, 2012 at 9:59 am

Does it has anything to do with Mystic Manor from Hong Kong Disneyland? Or TonyBaxter?

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on November 15th, 2012 at 11:35 am

Wow, Tony Baxter has a lot of guesses!

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Kirk on November 15th, 2012 at 9:59 am

Big Thunder Mountain!! :-)

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Jean from VA on November 15th, 2012 at 9:59 am

I’m going to guess something for Haunted Mansion. It has that look and after having ridden the version in Paris, it would fit.

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Robbie on November 15th, 2012 at 9:59 am

By the way – very cool picture of who I am assuming is Mr. Baxter!

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Kurt on November 15th, 2012 at 10:00 am

Obviously Tony Baxter, but would this appear in the Dwarfs Mine Train?

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Michael on November 15th, 2012 at 10:00 am

Big Thunder Mountain!

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Michael from FL on November 15th, 2012 at 10:00 am

Looks like Tony Baxter. My guess is Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.

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Kirk on November 15th, 2012 at 10:01 am

Is that Tony Baxter in the portrait?

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Scott from IL on November 15th, 2012 at 10:01 am

Is this part of the new interactive queue at Big Thunder?

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Danielle on November 15th, 2012 at 10:01 am

Did he happen to hold a position of power in the ill-fated town of Tumbleweed?

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David from TN on November 15th, 2012 at 10:01 am

Looks like Tony Baxter to me so I’m guessing it involves Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

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Scott from FL on November 15th, 2012 at 10:02 am

My first guess would be Haunted Mansion especially given the hint. However, I feel this is a trick.

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Max on November 15th, 2012 at 10:02 am

Most likely the Haunted Mansion

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Christa from GA on November 15th, 2012 at 10:02 am

Looks like Tony Baxter! Ha! I’m wondering if this has something to do with the Jack Sparrow Experience?

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on November 15th, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Hmm, that’s a guess I haven’t heard yet.

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Gary from notts on November 15th, 2012 at 10:02 am

is it a holiday themed piece? Scrooge maybe?

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Katie from WI on November 15th, 2012 at 10:02 am

I’m thinking something with Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.

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Cody on November 15th, 2012 at 10:05 am

Interactive queue at Big Thunder Mountain? Thats the only thing that pops in my head, something to do with the backstory to the attraction.

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Stephen from OH on November 15th, 2012 at 10:06 am

Western River Expedition

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Bethanne on November 15th, 2012 at 10:07 am

Something with Big Thunder Mountain Railroad – or anything in Frontierland?

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Victor on November 15th, 2012 at 10:08 am

Are they reviving the Western River Expedition???!!!

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Christopher on November 15th, 2012 at 10:08 am

Please tell me we finally have a face for Master Gracey at the Haunted Mansion!!!

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Greg on November 15th, 2012 at 10:09 am

Reminds me of Tony Baxter…

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Melissa on November 15th, 2012 at 10:10 am

Kind of looks like Tony Baxter?

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Joy on November 15th, 2012 at 10:10 am

King Midas… although he doesn’t look exactly like a king.

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Meagan on November 15th, 2012 at 10:11 am

I’m going with Thunder Mountain- it’s too much of a coincidence that this is revealed on its birthday! :)

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