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Haunted Mansion-Madame Leota's Ring??

Discussion in 'WDW Parks General Discussion' started by DisneyPrincess5, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. DisneyPrincess5

    DisneyPrincess5 Well-Known Member

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    Hi all :wave:

    I just started reading "The Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World".
    It says to ask a Haunted Mansion CM about the story of Madame Leota's ring, but we're not going til January and I can't wait that long!
    Anyone know this?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Master Yoda

    Master Yoda Pro Star Wars geek. Premium Member

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    I hate to burst your bubble but the ring was never a ring. It was a left over piece from a gate that sort of looked like a ring. The "ring" was permanently removed during the refurb. Here is a picture of what it looked like.

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  3. EPCOT Explorer

    EPCOT Explorer New Member

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    Is that GUM!!??!?! OMg Disnkne six!!1!1!!:mad::lookaroun
     
  4. Jasonflz

    Jasonflz Well-Known Member

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    :lookaroun That's in the chit chat section.

    Interesting story about the ring though. It definitely looked like one.
     
  5. DisneyPrincess5

    DisneyPrincess5 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Thanks for the picture! Aww I thought there was a more fun story to go along with it...it well.
     
  6. Master Yoda

    Master Yoda Pro Star Wars geek. Premium Member

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    Well there was but it was made up by that cast and not really intended to be part of the HM. In the case of the "ring" a story was made up to fit something that looked like a ring vs. a ring being put in to tell the story.
     
  7. Tinkyroo

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    Would you recommend the book?
     
  8. DisneyPrincess5

    DisneyPrincess5 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Yes I would!
    It's a great read for any Disney-minded person who is fascinated by the little details WDI puts into every project.
    Definitely try it out!
    I'm reading a bunch of things I never knew before so it's extra fun.
     
  9. heartodisney

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    The book that you are into now..."The Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World" is a great treat! Also try " The Idiots Guide to Walt Disney World" (I am currently working on this) and try to obtain "Celebrations" magazine...they have wonderful insights to littel things like what you have just asked about.....I have one more book...just cannot find it around here...Pluto must be chewing on it!
     
  10. DiPSU224

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    Just bought this book last week and started skimming it! I think it's pretty interesting, although most of the tidbits are things that most of us that are obsessed know already. I'm going to read it a few weeks before my trip in August so any hidden things I didn't see before are fresh in my head to look for.
    It does mention something about looking out a back window of Tony's Town Square and seeing Lady and Tramp enjoying a spaghetti dinner? I've never seen or head of this. Anyone have any pics?
     
  11. heartodisney

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    You are correct about the "dinner with a view"...but..alas..I did not know about this until I had come home and read about it...and I was just going 90 mph at all the parks...I will very much try to slow down next time...amazing what happens to ya and what you see WHEN you slow down and enjoy!
     
  12. DisneyPrincess5

    DisneyPrincess5 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Yes I saw this too and was intrigued! Unless I see a picture, we're gonna have to eat lunch there or something!
     
  13. SirGoofy

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    Yup, it's there. My ex-girlfriend and I once had dinner right next to it. A very nice little touch.
     
  14. DiPSU224

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    Are they actual statues or is it a drawing on a backdrop or something? I've been obsessed with finding a picture of it now!
     
  15. DisneyPrincess5

    DisneyPrincess5 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Haha I know right? I need to see it! PM me if you find it please!
     
  16. unkadug

    unkadug Sharknado fighter Premium Member

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    Is it a picture or is it really outside?
     
  17. SirGoofy

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    It's a fake window, that is a dark blue shade, to simulate a night time scene. And then there is a cut out of Tramp and Lady behind it with the spaghetti between their mouths, with a back light so you can see it in the window.

    I know it probably doesn't sound great the way I am explaining it, but it definitely looks great in person. One of those little Disney touches.
     
  18. DisneyPrincess5

    DisneyPrincess5 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Thanks! Still, any pictures anyone?
    We're going to eat lunch there now in January :lol:
    Haven't been there in a while and used to like it, plus I want to see this.
     
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    That's cool, I can't believe that this has never made it onto any of our "lists".
     
  20. DiPSU224

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    We don't have ADR's for Tony's for our trip in August but I might stop in during a non serving time and ask if they would be kind enough to show it to me and get a quick picture. It's probably not that big of a deal but I love, love, LOVE finding things like this in the parks!

    By the way, is the gossip phone still in the same place? It said it is in the book but for some reason I remember being disappointed that it wasn't there on my last trip; moved after the refurb of the marketplace a few years back. It was my favorite hidden Disney detail.
     

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