Wednesday, May 9, 2012

DDW Pic 253. Dinosaur Gertie

Dinosaur Gertie's Footprints
This area of Hollywood Studios is near Echo Lake in front of the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular. These dinosaur footprints (surrounded by cracked cement) belong to Gertie, and show the path she took on her way to becoming an ice cream stand. Dinosaur Gertie's "Ice Cream of Extinction" sits right on Echo Lake and is a great place to grab a treat on a hot day. Since one of the theories behind the extinction of the dinosaurs was the "ice age," Disney decided it would use this creature to house an ice cream stand. Gertie was one of the first characters in the history of animation. It was created by Winsor McCay, who was an early influence on Walt Disney.

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