Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Tuesday Trivia: White Beaches at Walt Disney World

Magical Mouse Schoolhouse Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia
Have you ever stayed at the Polynesian Resort at Walt Disney World?  That's #1 on my WDW Bucket List.  One day, I will stay at that resort.  I have visited this resort many times, eaten at 'Ohana and watched "Wishes" from the beach.  (Thanks to Melissa from Disney on Wheels for the awesome Poly Beach shot!)

Polynesian Beach Speaking of the beach at the Polynesian...  Did you know the white sand on the beach actually came from the bottom of Bay Lake?  Bay Lake is the lake on the east side of the Contemporary Resort where Wilderness Lodge and Fort Wilderness are located.  When they were working on the beginning stages of Walt Disney World, they were cleaning out the sediment and debris at the bottom of Bay Lake and found tons and tons of pure white sand underneath the debris.  They removed the sand, cleaned it and used it to create the beaches around Bay Lake and the Seven Seas Lagoon.   

Now, when you sit on the white beaches at the Polynesian, Grand Floridian, Contemporary, Wilderness Lodge and Fort Wilderness, think about the process decades ago that provided those lovely white beaches!

Thanks Jodi at Magical Mouse Schoolhouse for hosting this fun hop!  Head over to learn more trivia... and if you have a Disney Blog of your own, post some Disney Trivia and link up!! 

10 comments:

  1. Oh, how interesting! I always thought they shipped it in. I love that they recycled it!

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  2. Super cool that it's recycled sand! Yay, Disney!

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  3. Love the Poly & that beautiful white sand! Thanks for linking up today, Beth!

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  4. Great information, Beth! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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  5. I thought so too! And, thanks for the picture!

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  6. Thanks for hosting! I have more info about Bay Lake and Seven Seas Lagoon coming...

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  7. exactly- recycling in 1971 when recycling wasn't cool!

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  8. I know! I thought it came from a "real beach" too!

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