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All in the Details: Imagineers Include a Second Nod to ‘20,000 Leagues’ in New Fantasyland

posted on February 11th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


This week’s “All in the Details” focuses on a piece of Disney history that has been included in the design of Prince Eric’s Village, the tiny fishing village that sits opposite Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid in New Fantasyland.

Remember when we shared the news that Walt Disney Imagineering included a nod to the former 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea attraction in the queue at Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid? (If not, see it here). Well, it turns out that an outline of a Nautilus wasn’t the only 20,000 Leagues reference the Imagineers had planned for New Fantasyland.
Imagineers Include a Second Nod to ‘20,000 Leagues’ in New Fantasyland

To spot a second one, head to Prince Eric’s Village and look for a familiar figure in the cartographer shop’s weather vane.

Is this one of the coolest nods to Disney history you’ve seen hidden in a park attraction? Tell us in the “Comments” section below.

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Bob on February 11th, 2014 at 9:21 am

I love this! Boarding a Nautilus on the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea attraction is one of my earliest memories of family visits to Walt Disney World. :D

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Matthew on February 11th, 2014 at 9:45 am

There’s another nod in there- keep your ears peeled, and you might hear a familiar tune sung by a certain harpooner.

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Anthony on February 11th, 2014 at 10:51 am

I love when the Imagineers leave behind nods to the past attractions like this! It adds another layer of detail.

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on February 11th, 2014 at 11:51 am

Me, too. These hidden treasures are fun to find!

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Ryan on February 11th, 2014 at 11:38 am

My favorite is the Horizons logo in the center of the spinning space station in the queue at Mission Space!

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on February 11th, 2014 at 1:44 pm

You have a VERY good eye!

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Alex on February 11th, 2014 at 11:41 am

How about the names too? “20,000 Leagues UNDER THE SEA” and “UNDER THE SEA ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid.”

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on February 11th, 2014 at 12:01 pm

:)

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John on February 11th, 2014 at 5:54 pm

My favorite is the Eeyore parking lot sign up above the projector in the Temple of the Forbidden Eye. 2nd would be the mounted heads from the Jamboree inside Winnie the Pooh.

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Gloria on February 12th, 2014 at 12:31 pm

I love when they do this, it’s so great.

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on February 12th, 2014 at 2:02 pm

Me, too.

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Gary on February 14th, 2014 at 10:25 am

Late to the party, but I really love the Dean Finder door in the queue for Journey Into Imagination with Figment.

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