03 March 2008

Going off road - Part II

Yesterday's discussion and map caused quite a stir, and our good friend George asked if I had any other maps I could share. Well, who am I to say no? Below are the maps for Animal Kingdom, Epcot, Magic Kingdom, and the Magic Kingdom's Utilidors. Disney-MGM Studios (remember these maps are a few years old) was presented yesterday.




Once completely unfolded, the Atlas reveals a map of the entire property. Unfortunately, no matter what I tried (including scanning each individual section and then trying to piece them together like a puzzle), I could not get a quality image for you to view. However, should you ever see me in Walt Disney World, chances are I will have the Atlas with me. And if you ask real nicely, I might just give you a peak!

On a side note, or side trip as the case may be, resident Walt Disney World dissectionist Foxxfur reminded us about a trip around the Magic Kingdom you could take. For those of you who haven't had a chance to check back at yesterday's comments, here's her idea for some backstage magic.

"Folks, if you want a "backstage tour" then do the following: drive through the MK toll booth past the parking lot and towards the Contemporary. Right at the Contemporary is a traffic light, go THROUGH it and ignore the sign that says "Authorized Vehicles Only" because it's unenforceable and lost guests do it every day. You'll drive right past Space Mountain. After about 1/3 of a mile you'll pass Pluto Lot on your right - this is where maintainence and third shift cast members park. Then the road will curve and you'll see the Monorail Barn on your right - all the monorails go here, as well as the MK steam trains.

You'll cross the Walt Disney World Rail Road tracks and come to a four way intersection. Look left and you'll see the back of Mickey's Toontown Fair and the Magic Kingdom security gates. Right and you'll see the storage warehouses and bus barns. Go straight and keep on driving.

After about a mile you'll pass a little right turn and you'll be able to see the back of Splash Mountain for a moment. Keep on driving straight through a S curves, past the Reedy Creek fire station, and suddenly you're at the Grand Floridian.

Guests who are lost or jogging do it every day. It's no big deal, but neat if you've never seen it."

4 comments:

Andy said...

Love the maps, thanks for the encore performance! Lots of neat details to check out - while you can get them on aerial photos it is nice to be able to put a name to the backstage places...

Biblioadonis aka George said...

Sweet...

Uh, what about 1 billion dollars?

heh

-- Ryan P. Wilson said...

Sold! To the man with the pocket protector!

Biblioadonis aka George said...

Ooops...

Sorry, I was operating under the assumption that I would get what I asked for...

Right?