So we keep coming up on these myths – wive’s tales – urban legends of “if you do this” then “they will do that” for various things at Walt Disney World. Well we have decided to test them out, see which ones are true, which ones are false. I am sure there are many more than what we have listed below, and if you would like us to test one out, then please leave a comment below telling us the myth, and we will test it. Yes the “What happens when you Yell “Andy’s Coming”?” Myth is below as well.
On to the Myth’s:
Gobble for a Turkey Leg – Hollywood Studios
Myth: That if you Gobble like a turkey they will give you a free turkey leg. Fact: You can’t just walk up and ask, rather they have to select you, and they select one person per hour. If you are lucky, and happen to mention it, then someone in your party maybe selected if a turkey leg hasn’t all ready been given out that hour.
YES – This one is true. Over Christmas my eldest daughter and her boyfriend came down from CO to visit for a few days, and she actually gobbled for a Turkey Leg! The Video didn’t turn out very well, but here she is with her turkey leg.
What happens when you Yell “Andy’s Coming”?
Woody and Jesse Drop When you Yell “Andy’s Coming!” - Magic Kingdom (this also applies to shouting “Bonnie’s Coming”)
Myth: If you yell Andy’s coming in front of Buzz or Woody they will stop what they’re doing and drop.
We have tested this one today 3/25/13 and got video of both our teating the myth and a cast member interview regarding it. We will post the results tonight.
So what happened when we yelled “Andy’s Coming?” – – – – – Nothing, Disney has changed it’s policy and will not allow it. They say it is too dangerous. Watch the video below to see our test and the interview with the cast member about this myth. *many people are not watching the video all the way through and asking questions still. We speak with a Cast Member at 49 seconds in about this myth, and why Disney has stopped this policy.
Great Movie Ride – Hollywood Studios
Myth: At The Great Movie Ride, the lions at the front are not really lions. They are dogs! Supposedly, if you can tell the CM which one is the female, they will walk you through the back door, bypassing the line.
OK So we tested this one – and the CM didn’t want to appear on video – So I recorded this without showing the CM, the problem is it is difficult to hear the Cast Member…. So I will be remaking this one, but for now here it is with the transcript below:
TT: All Right
TT: Temporary Tourist at the Great Movie Ride
TT: So Question for you, We’ve heard that the myth of those two statues are actually dogs.
CM: They are two dogs. There is a male and a female. The female is that one and the male is this one.
TT: We heard a myth that if we were to identify, which you just did for us, (laughing), that if we were to identify which was the female and which one was the male. That we would get escorted to the front of the line.
CM: Not necessarily, we do that just spontaneously sometimes. We pick someone out sometimes just because they have a funny shirt but uh…
So as you can hear, you have to be chosen for this special experience. Just like the Gobbling for the Turkey Legs. If you get selected, please let us know!
Myth: The big points in Buzz are found leaving the first room. Turn around and shoot the back of the Orange robots arm or the back of the buzz saw. 100,000 points. The car turns automatically away form these so turn back score big! Fact: YES do this! Patrick has actually maxed out on the ride because of this little trick. Seriously 999,999!!!
Update: Becca has now also achieved the perfect score on this ride as well!
Lion on Tower of Terror – Hollywood Studios
Myth: This one has several different variations, but basically they come down to the same thing, at night, if viewing from the right angle, you can see a lion on the Tower of Terror.
We are working on verifying this one still. So far we have yet to see it, but we have a few more attempts in mind.
Ask for a Color Job at the MK Barbershop – Magic Kingdom
Myth: Have the whole family go into the Barber Shop for a coloring job! Free of charge and painted little Mickey heads on the back of the kids heads. Barber sprinkled ‘Mickey dust’ on all of us.
Fact: You USED to be able to get a color gel done (at a cost) but the maker of the gel no longer makes it, so this service is no longer provided. But, you can still get Mickey Dust if you go in and ask. Just be patient, as when the Barbershop is open, it is usually got a waiting list…