Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia – the Sound Barrier!

Sound Barrier

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The other day I learned some really cool trivia when I was writing my Condor Flats post in my Lands of California Adventure series, and I decided that this would be great trivia to share for Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia!  So, I begged my friend Sheila from Cooking Underwriter to sacrifice and go to Disney’s California Adventure — I know, big sacrifice, right? — and get me some pictures.  All of the photos in this post are hers, and I am thankful to her for taking them and sending them to me!

The Fly ‘n’ Buy Souvenir shop, located in Condor Flats, fits the theming of this land perfectly.  Inside you will find some really cool stuff, and Sheila engaged Cast Member Jim from Brooklyn and learned a lot of great information.  Inside the store is a clock, a calendar from 1947, and a replica of an airplane.

The clock is frozen at the exact time when the sound barrier was broken by Chuck Yeager:

Sound Barrier

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It looks to me like it was 10:27:30 in the morning.

The calendar is fixed on the date that the sound barrier was broken:

sound barrier

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It’s a little hard to see, the according to some sources, the date is October 14th, 1947.  There is some contention that another broke the speed barrier prior to Yeager, but it is contended that that was done as part of a dive or something like that.

sound barrier

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Lastly, this picture is a replica of the plane that Chuck Yeager flew to break the sound barrier.

Thank you for stopping by!  Now, please head on over and check out the rest of the entries, and thanks!

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Lands of California Adventure – Condor Flats

Minnie's Fly Girls perform in Condor Flats

Minnie’s Fly Girls perform in Condor Flats

Hello everyone, and welcome to Condor Flats, home of the Minnie’s Fly Girls Show and Soarin’ Over California!  This Land of Disney’s California Adventure park pays homage to California’s glory days of aviation, and even has a bit of history to go with it that I’ll share on the next Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia post!

This is the first land that we are exploring in our Lands of Disney California Adventure series, and while this land is fairly small, and almost feels like a pass-through from one land to another, it’s certainly got some good points, that’s for sure!

Soarin’ Over California

Soarin' Over California is the featured attraction of Condor Flats

Soarin’ Over California is the featured attraction of Condor Flats

The wonderful thing about the California Adventure version of Soarin’ is that it is no where as crowded an attraction as the version at Epcot is!  As a result, you can almost walk right in and get a seat!  Other than that, the ride is the same as far as I could tell, but the lack of waiting is certainly a bonus in this writer’s book!

After you finish with Soarin’, check out the times for Minnie’s Fly Girls — it’s a fun little show that features the Queen Mouse herself!  While you are watching, grab yourself a drink and a churro — the churros at California Adventure are absolutely incredible!

For you west coasters out there, the number 47 is prominently featured several places in Condor Flats.  I know what the number represents, but do you?  If you do, let me know in the comments!

While you are in Condor Flats, check out the Fly ‘N Buy Souvenir Shop — and look at the clock inside the shop.  It features a unique time that will be discussed in a future post.

So, Condor Flats doesn’t have a whole lot to talk about, but it’s still one of the lands of Disney’s California Adventure.  Let me know in the comments, please, whether this is a blow through land or one you linger in, and thanks for stopping by today!