Answer: Kimballum Horriblus

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July 4, 2022

Written by: Jim Smith

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.

Read the full story on World of Motion here.

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