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How the French Navy Saved the Eiffel Tower From Destruction

How did the French Navy save the Eiffel Tower from destruction?

Does Disney Give Free Tickets for Life to Any Baby Born in a Disney Theme Park?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to amusement parks and whether they are true or false. AMUSEMENT PARK URBAN LEGEND: Disney gives free tickets for life to any baby born in a Disney theme park. Disney’s “Golden Pass” program (originally “Gold Pass”) is a fun little program that […]

Was Cinderella’s Castle at Disney World Designed to Have a Secret Apartment Inside for Walt Disney?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to amusement parks and whether they are true or false. AMUSEMENT PARK URBAN LEGEND: Cinderella’s Castle was designed with a secret apartment inside for Walt Disney’s personal use. In the an earlier edition of Amusement Park Urban Legends Revealed, I discussed an […]

Where Did the Liberty Bell in Magic Kingdom’s Liberty Square Come From?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to amusement parks and whether they are true or false. AMUSEMENT PARK URBAN LEGEND: The Liberty Bell in Liberty Square in the Magic Kingdom is from a series of 50 replicas made of the Liberty Bell for the Bi-Centennial. In Liberty Square […]

Did a Mute Man Speak for the First Time in Over Five Years After Riding the Cyclone?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to amusement parks and whether they are true or false. AMUSEMENT PARK URBAN LEGEND: A man who had been mute for over five years spoke after riding the Cyclone. Built in 1927, Coney Island’s Cyclone roller coaster is one of the most […]

Is Cinderella’s Castle at Disney World Designed to be Able to be Broken Down in the Event of a Hurricane?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to amusement parks and whether they are true or false. AMUSEMENT PARK URBAN LEGEND: Cinderella’s Castle at Disney World is designed to be able to be broken down in the event of a hurricane. Cinderella’s Castle is a major tourist attraction at […]

Did Some Riders on the Simpsons Ride in Universal Studios Once Unexpectedly Get Doused With Vegetable Oil?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to amusement parks and whether they are true or false. AMUSEMENT PARK URBAN LEGEND: Riders of The Simpsons Ride at Universal Studios Orlando were unexpectedly doused with vegetable oil during a ride! After a long and popular tenure at Universal Studios (both […]

Was Disneyland’s First Opening So Screwed Up That They Pretended It Didn’t Happen for More Than a Decade?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to amusement parks and whether they are true or false. AMUSEMENT PARK URBAN LEGEND: The Opening Day of Disneyland was so fraught with problems that for a decade or so Walt Disney did not acknowledge it as the park’s actual opening. Every […]