In which now-extinct Walt Disney World attraction could you once see the sea serpent Kimballum Horriblus? (Bonus if you can tell me where there is still a reference to this character in a Disney Park)
Answer: World of Motion
One of the founding attractions in EPCOT Center, World of Motion was a mainstay in Future World until 1996, when it closed to make way for Test Track.
In the attraction, guests could see a sea serpent terrorizing explorer Cristóbal Colón (looking suspiciously like Christopher Colombus). The sea serpent was officially known as the Kimballum Horriblus – named in honor of Disney Legend Ward Kimball. World of Motion was the only Disney Parks attraction Kimball ever contributed to.
A toy-like depiction of Kimballum Horriblus lives in the Disneyland Paris version of “it’s a small world”, where it mimics the scene from World of Motion by staring down a sailor doll in a rowboat.
Disney Parks are full of Easter Eggs honoring Disney’s rich tradition of imagination and childlike wonder. What’s your favorite hidden nod in a Disney Park? Let us know with a comment here, or on social.
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