Mr. Toad and Owl – Throwback Thursday

Chris W. (NDD #300) (73 Posts)

Since going to Walt Disney World and Disneyland at a young age, Chris has always enjoyed Disney music, TV shows, movies, and trips to Walt Disney World. But his appreciation of the overall Disney experience has greatly increased over the last few years. While waiting for the next chance to work on his Disney photography skills, Chris passes the time listening to Park/Resort audio, WDW podcasts, and checking out the work of other Disney photographers. To Chris, there are no bad Disney trip photographs or photographers.

Non-Disney pursuits include spending time with his wife and children, watching and listening to baseball broadcasts, and cheering for the Chicago Cubs and LSU. Chris is a third generation professional engineer in Louisiana, working mainly on asbestos, lead, mold and demolition projects. Follow Chris on Twitter @ChrisWhitePE and you can check out his Flickr photo stream: chris_white2323.


most of the time you'd have to be pretty quick to catch this shot. I was lucky.

most of the time you’d have to be pretty quick to catch this shot. I was lucky.

This is kind of a Throwback photo – and in a way it’s not, since this photo is from an attraction that still resides at the Magic Kingdom. You probably know this photo is from an early scene in The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh attraction at Magic Kingdom. It’s a picture of Mr. Toad handing the deed to Owl, commemorating the hand-off of the spot where Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride was located at the Magic Kingdom, currently housing The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.

This is kind of hard to spot – almost immediately to the left as you enter the scene taking place in Owl’s house. It’s not a great photo, but better than what I might have otherwise gotten – because the cars stopped in this spot! We sat there several minutes and actually got to walk out of the ride after a Cast Member “rescued” us. So that was great – we got to stand around inside an attraction we usually ride through, take some unique photos, and then go straight to the front of the queue to re-board the ride vehicles.

Anyway, for you fans of Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, I hope this brings back some good memories, and for fans of The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, maybe this shot shows a part of the ride you’ve never noticed – and the backstory!

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