Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Tuesday Trivia: Seven Seas Lagoon and the Magic Kingdom

Last week I shared a bit about the white beaches along Bay Lake and the Seven Seas Lagoon.  But, did you know the Seven Seas Lagoon is a man made lake?


When they were building the Magic Kingdom, they created utilidors (tunnels) under the park to help cast members get from one place in the park to another in a short amount of time.  So the park is actually on the second level and the utilidors are on the first level.  Once the utilidors were complete, they used the soil from creating Seven Seas Lagoon to cover the utilidors and raise the land for the park to be built.  Seven Seas Lagoon is 14 feet at it's deepest point.

So, when you walk through the Magic Kingdom, you're actually walking on "land" that was once in front of the Polynesian Resort!

Thanks to Magical Mouse Schoolhouse, My Dreams of Disney, Heidi's Head and Disney Babies Blog for hosting today's Tuesday Trivia!

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4 comments:

  1. Neat trivia! The Utilidors always fascinated me. I've only figured out one location where you could (if you were authorized) enter.

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  2. I tell you, the people who designed all that were just pure genius! Thanks for linking up this week!

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  3. I knew about the utilidors and the fact you were walking on the second level, but I didn't realize the soil cam from where the water is!

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  4. That Walt Disney was one very intelligent man to come up with the concept for all of that! It's also nice to know that if you have basic swimming skills, you'd be safe in the lagoon! LOL

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