The Disney Parks are universally known for their immersive details throughout the Parks, with each area specifically designed and each item carefully placed in order to tell a story. Because of this well-known fact, Guests and fans love to speculate about random items placed throughout the parks. Although Magic Kingdom is meant to make you feel like you’re in a magical place far removed from the stress of reality, each individual area is completely separate from the next, working to make you feel completely a part of that land.
If you’re in Adventureland, you feel like a part of the jungle, but you feel like a futuristic traveler in Tomorrowland. If you’re in Fantasyland, you feel like a character out of a storybook, but a cowboy wandering through Frontierland. Each land has its own restaurants and attractions to help tell the story of that area.
One such restaurant is Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Cafe in Frontierland. True to its name, the restaurant features props and details called from various tall tales and western stories. The most prominent character that features throughout the restaurant and Frontierland is Davy Crockett, the titular character from the popular Disney show from 1954. Guests can see Crockett’s satchel and coonskin cap hanging on the wall. There are also several other props to be found throughout the restaurant if you look closely enough. Johnny Appleseed’s pot-ha, Paul Bunyan’s axe and the Lone Ranger’s mask are just some of the items scattered around the restaurant.
These props help add to the theming of the “Tall Tales” of Pecos Bill, with each item a fixture of a larger than life or fictional character in history. Pecos Bill’s own story can be found hanging in the restaurant, a tale of being raised in the wilderness and heralding the rise of the west, inventing everything from rodeos to the quickdraw. The next time you’re at a Disney Park, take a look around and see what hidden secrets you might be able to find scattered around.