Image courtesy Jim Hill Media.

Image courtesy Jim Hill Media.

Hello everyone, and welcome to this week’s Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia segment!  Today I’ve got a “Did You Know” from the Walt Disney World Trivia Book, Volume 2, written by Lou Mongello.  But first, special thanks to my friends Jenn from Disney Babies Blog, Heidi from Heidi’s Head, and Jodi from Walt Disney World Magical Mouse Schoolhouse for joining in the fun!

Did You Know?

That there is a failed wave machine located on the southern shore of Beachcomber Isle near Disney’s Polynesian Resort?  It was put in place to provide waves for guests, but beach erosion was so bad that they ended up scrapping the project and scuttling the system to the bottom of the Seven Seas Lagoon!  Now, the purpose of the wave machine is as a reef for fish!

When I found this, I went to look for a photo to use, and found this link to Jim Hill Media where he answered a listener question about the topic.  There is a TON of great information in his post, including how the $400,000 (in 1971 dollars) project almost cost Dick Nunis his job!  To learn a lot more about this, head on over to Jim Hill’s site and read all about it!

Now, do you have a Disney themed blog?  If you do, google some good Disney trivia and join in the fun!  Just add your link to the linky code below on this site or on any of my co-writers’ sites!  Thanks for stopping by, and make it a Disney Day!

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Mike has been a Disney fan since his first trip to the Magic Kingdom in 1979 when he was 11 years old. Since that first trip, he has seen parks open, lands close, and attractions come and go, but one thing remains the same, his love for Disney is as strong as ever. His Disney adventures caused him to start My Dreams of Disney because he wanted to document for his family and friends all of the special Disney Memories he has enjoyed with his family, and since that first post in 2010, Mike's hobby has become his passion! Now a Travel Consultant with Pixie Vacations for six years, Mike has helped many of his readers plan and have incredible Disney vacations of their own. Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and . Also, connect with us on our Pixie Vacations by Mike Ellis Facebook page to submit a quote request or learn more about all of your possible vacation destinations!


13 Responses to “Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia – Wave Machine”

    • I don’t think I ever knew that, Jenn! It’s a great concept and intriguing thought to putting one in back then. Thanks for commenting, have a great night!

  1. Obviously, Disney learned from their mistakes because they have a wave machine at one of the water parks, right? So, it wasn’t a total failure. :)

  2. Now that you mention it, I do remember hearing about the wave machine, but I had completely forgotten about it. Thanks for letting us know about it! Very interesting!

  3. I love random Disney trivia! I searched high and low for all info about the old water park, River Country. So cool people sneak in and get pics. I could never do that, though ;)