Casey Jr. Splash ‘N Soak Opens at Magic Kingdom, Tribute to Firehouse Five Plus 2 (w/Ward Kimball)

Hi everyone!

I was planning to stay home today and put up a photo tour of the Finding Nemo section of Disney’s Art of Animation Resort (200 photos and several videos of the Cars section went up yesterday). But then we found out that the Casey Jr. Splash ‘N Soak had opened at the Magic Kingdom, so we headed over! 

Hopefully I’ll have up the Nemo section of Disney’s Art of Animation Resort tomorrow, including Animation Hall and Landscape of Flavors (at least by Sunday!)

We have two videos of the Casey Jr. Splash ‘N Soak, one shows the water turned on and the other is a detailed look at the play area when the water is off. 

Sign pointing into Storybook Circus:

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Timothy Mouse is on top of the Dumbo sign, though the second Dumbo was not revolving when we arrived.

 

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The Casey Jr. was not spraying water either yet (it had been earlier), so we took some detailed photos while walking through the new play area.

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Our favorite reference was a tribute to the Firehouse Five Plus Two, with Ward Kimball in the center. If you don’t know who the Firehouse Five Plus Two was, it was a group of animators who formed a jazz band. I first saw them on the old Mickey Mouse Club in a terrific song and dance sequence with the Mouseketeers!

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Guests WILL get soaked here! Both kids and adults were running through this area. It was funny to me, how much of a magnet it was for kids and families when the water turned on. Giraffes, camels, monkeys and elephants make sure to hydrate guests fully! Check out our videos to get the full effect!

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The years of each park opening are on the trains. Here, it’s Epcot – and 1971 for the Magic Kingdom, 1989 for Disney’s Hollywood Studios (MGM), and 1998 for Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

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