Can You Guess the Walt Disney World Attraction Based on These Clues?

Alright, you’ve been to Walt Disney World before. Maybe a few times.  

And you consider yourself more than just a Disney Guest, or even a Disney fan – you’re a Disney SUPERFAN. You see Dole Whips in your sleep, you’re the person all your friends come to for Disney advice, and when you’re not in WDW, you’re planning your next trip to the most magical place on Earth.

Sound like you? If it does, we have the perfect trivia quiz for you! Here are some little-known facts about various attractions in Disney’s Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom theme parks.  

Can you guess the attraction based on these clues?

It’s become a tradition for Guests to toss hair ties onto the top of this attraction.

It’s definitely one of the strangest Walt Disney World traditions I’ve heard of, and who knows how or why it got started, but it’s true!  The attraction is Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain, at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park.

Have you ever noticed the collection of hair ties at the top of the Forbidden Mountain, just before the ride starts moving backward?

Next time you ride, take a look and see if you can spot them!  Cast Members do, of course, regularly remove these donated Yeti tributes, but it doesn’t take long for Hair Tie Mountain to replenish itself.


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Eagle-eyed Guests can spot this popular attraction from a completely different Walt Disney World theme park.

Disney Imagineers are sticklers for detail, and they work hard to make sure there’s nothing that will take Guests out of the magic, no matter what theme park area they’re in.  

But what happens when an attraction from one Park is visible from another Park?

This is the case with the enormous Twilight Zone Tower of Terror in Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park, which is so tall that it can be seen from the Morocco Pavilion at Disney’s EPCOT.  

Thanks to those amazing Imagineers, the Hollywood Tower Hotel blends in perfectly with the colors in Morocco, so most Guests never realize they’re looking at a ride from a completely different theme park.  

Now that you know, see if you can find it on your next WDW trip!


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Though the ticket seller will be back in 5 minutes, you can find a key under the mat at this attraction.

Many Guests skip this area of Disney’s Hollywood Studios, which means they also miss out on all the fabulous secrets and hidden nods here!

Check out Muppet*Vision 3D, featuring creations by the incomparable Jim Henson, on your next visit to the Park.  

There are so many Easter eggs in the queue for this wacky show that they’ll keep you fully entertained while waiting! One of our favorites is the sign that reads “back in 5 minutes, key is under mat” – lift the mat, and you’ll find that there is, indeed, a key under it.

You can find the chemical formula for ketchup in the queue for this attraction.

I’m not pretending I would know the chemical formula for ketchup if I was face-to-face with it, but those who actually passed chemistry class assure me that it can indeed be found – in the loading area of DINOSAUR at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park.

When you’re waiting to board your ride vehicle, look up and you’ll see red, yellow and white pipes above you.  

The red pipe is marked with chemical formulae and Latin names for common ingredients that together, make – ketchup. Fun fact: the yellow pipe bears the formula for mustard, and the white pipe depicts the ingredients in mayonnaise. 


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This attraction predates the Park it calls home by more than 50 years.

You probably already know that when Walt Disney World opened back in 1971, it consisted of only one theme park: Disney’s Magic Kingdom.  

But one attraction that can still be ridden in the Park today has a history going back much, much farther.

Prince Charming Regal Carrousel in Fantasyland was built by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company in 1917, and its original name was “The Liberty Carousel”.  

It delighted visitors at Belle Isle Park in Detroit, Michigan, and then at Olympic Park in Irvington, New Jersey, before Disney purchased it. Amazingly, 90 of the existing horses are the original hand-carved versions – just extensively refurbished.  

Prince Charming Regal Carrousel

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A character in this attraction says goodbye to Guests by giving Spock’s “live long and prosper” Vulcan sign from Star Trek.

A lot of these secrets are in plain sight, waiting to be discovered, but the fact is that there’s so much going on in most Walt Disney World attractions, you might never notice what’s happening right in front of you – unless, of course, you’re a Disney Superfan!

The next time you ride Toy Story Mania at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, pay attention to Buzz after you shoot your last dart in the Woody’s Rootin’ Tootin’ Shootin’ Roundup area. To say goodbye, he makes the famous Vulcan sign.

Bottom Line

Well, Disney Superfans, how did you do?  Could you easily guess the attraction, or did these stump you?  

These are just the tip of the proverbial iceberg, of course – every Walt Disney World Resort theme park is brimming with fun details, fascinating history and secret nods that reward Guests who look for them.  

You could even create your own Guess That Attraction quiz game with your family, in anticipation of your next Disney vacation!

About Stacy Milford

Stacy has lived in 4 countries on 3 continents, and travels whenever humanly possible. Passionate about music theatre, dessert, and adventure in the great wide somewhere, she visits Walt Disney World every year, usually during Halloween! Stacy currently divides her time between writing and teaching English as a second language to children in China, and is pretty sure growing up is over-rated.