Where in the World?

A Brain-Quizzing Tour of Walt Disney World

by Matthew Creed | Release Date: June 1, 2016 | Availability: Print, Kindle

Test Your Walt Disney World IQ

Eighth-grader (yes, eighth-grader) Matthew Creed has visited Walt Disney World dozens of times, and his favorite experience isn't a ride or a show, it's the details embedded throughout the parks. His book of quizzes challenges you to find what most guests overlook.

The 550 quiz questions in this book span the parks, resorts, and restaurants of Disney World. Each one starts with "Where in the World..." and then gives you just enough of a clue to figure out the answer—maybe.

Although Where in the World? is for all ages, kids, in particular, will enjoy learning more about the most magical place on earth in a fun way, as the answer to each question is packed with trivia!

  • WHERE is Br’er Rabbit holding a white polka­dot sack on a stick while looking out of an outpost window?
  • WHERE is there an oil pit at the bottom of an elevator shaft, just in case of the worst possibility?
  • WHERE can you see the shape of Mickey’s head made out of nothing but lettuce and cabbage?


Ever since my first visit to Walt Disney World when I was no older than three months, I have been fascinated. They spare no expense to make the place one of the best vacation destinations in the world. I guess that is why I have been 25 times.

In most of my family’s trips, we spend a lot of time at the parks. They are on the run the entire trip because of me, as I cannot wait to become immersed in new Disney experiences.

As we spend time in the parks, hotels, pool, and elsewhere, I try to notice every detail in every nook and cranny. If I spot something, I want to talk about it, which bores my sister pretty quickly. However, to me, that’s what Disney does. They take the time to do the details, and never overlook anything.

In 25 trips to Disney World before I reached the age of 14, it has never gotten old.

As you master the quizzes in this book, take note of some of the things that you have never heard of or seen before, and keep a keen eye out for them during your next trip.

Matthew Creed

Matthew Creed loves Walt Disney World and everything with Disney in it. He is currently an 8th grade student in Rutland, Vermont. Over his lifetime, 14 years in total, he has visited Walt Disney World over two dozen times. Loving the idea of being an Imagineer and wanting to be one for the longest time, he began reading lots of books on hidden Disney magic and the details left by the Imagineers as a way of adding another layer of “magic” to the experience.

On the Christmas after his 25th visit to Walt Disney World, one of the gifts under his tree was an assortment of Disney books. This is what sparked in him the idea to write a book of his own.

Try your luck with ten randomly chosen questions from the 550 questions in the book:

  • WHERE was there originally supposed to be a Mount Fuji roller coaster, but was later scrapped for a competition-based reason?
  • WHERE can you see one of the eight existing lunar rovers made for NASA by Boeing, on loan from the Smithsonian?
  • WHERE are you able to experience the same motion simulation technology that is used by the United States military to train pilots?
  • WHERE can you see magnificent (yet animatronic) animals while listening to a script of corny jokes?
  • WHERE is the Pepper’s Ghost effect put into good use in the ballroom party scene?
  • WHERE are you able to shop in exotic stores, such as the Brass Bazaar and Casablanca Carpets?
  • WHERE can you ride down the longest family white­water raft ride in the world?
  • WHERE are you able to get a secret dish, known only to some, called the “Grey Stuff”?
  • WHERE are you able to take a spin on a newer traveling carnival ride re­themed to prominently feature dinosaurs?
  • WHERE is the tallest point in all of Walt Disney World, measuring 199½ feet tall and home to an attraction featuring “steam donkeys”?

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How'd you do?

  • The Mount Fuji roller coaster was originally supposed to be in the Japan Pavilion at Epcot, but was later scrapped because the pavilion sponsor, Kodak, didn’t want the name of their competitor, Fujifilm, in their sponsored pavilion.
  • You can see an original lunar rover in the queue line for Mission: SPACE, currently on loan from the Smithsonian Institute.
  • The same motion simulator technology used by the United States military is at Star Tours—The Adventures Continue, whose ride design was headed by the mastermind himself, George Lucas
  • The animals and jokes are abundant on the Jungle Cruise, an attraction that is almost a clone of its Disneyland sister, and was also originally proposed to have real­life animals.
  • The Pepper’s Ghost effect is used in, no surprise, the Haunted Mansion, and is a chilling, eerie, and frightfully fun effect that surprises people to this day.
  • The Brass Bazaar and Casablanca Carpets are stores located in the Morocco Pavilion designed by the craftsmen of the king of Morocco himself.
  • You can take a white water, and white­knuckle, raft ride down the longest in the world on Teamboat Springs, located at Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park.
  • If you can recall the words to the song “Be Our Guest” from Beauty and the Beast, you hear of something mentioned about the “grey stuff”, which is served at the Be Our Guest Restaurant in the Magic Kingdom.
  • This elaborately themed carnival ride is called Primeval Whirl, whose many trailer-mounted counterparts are (typically) yellow and purple and dubbed “Wild Mouse”.
  • The tallest point in Walt Disney World is Expedition Everest—Legend of the Forbidden Mountain, and “steam donkeys” are the show name for the trains used on the coaster.

Continued in "Where in the World?"!

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