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!
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Hedy @ WDW Not Just for Kids
Wow, I never knew that, it seems like a bad idea though (hurricanes)
I can see the pros and the cons with the idea, but of course hindsight is 20/20! Thanks for commenting, Hedy!
Upon A Star Concierge Jenn
I knew about the wave machine, but I had totally forgotten! I didn’t know it almost cost Dick Nunis his job, though. Glad they kept him! Really interesting!
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!
Disney Babies Jenn
I’ve heard a little about that – so funny! Thanks for researching more and sharing it!
No problem Jenn! Thanks for commenting!
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. :)
Exactly. Thanks for commenting, Heidi!
Kimberly @ Frontierland Station
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!
That’s really neat that it’s still down there. I hope the fish like it!
I didn’t know that! Well, at least the fishies got it! I love Tuesday Tigger Trivia!
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 ;)