Moving along in Seuss Landing, you encounter the Caro-Seuss-el.
Many of the mounts here have interactive features, enabling riders to turn their heads or open and close their mouths.
Words can’t describe how delightful this thing is.
The Lorax makes an appearance in the park. It is positively mind blowing that Seuss designed this character in 1971, four years before Danny DeVito’s breakout role in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.”
Nailed it anyway.
Still some Truffula trees remaining.
So remember the part where I mentioned the original name of the High is the Sky Trolley (and dude, that was on the last page – you should totally still remember that). Well, Sylvester McMonkey McBean was the name of the entrepreneur who took advantage of The Sneetches (as featured in the book “The Sneetches and Other Stories,” but I remember it from watching “Dr. Seuss on the Loose” a lot when I was a kid.
Well, the High in the Sky Trolley was supposed to tell the story of the Sneetches. You can see elements of the story as you ride through (the machines that the Sneetches went through to get the star on their bellies, for example), but the overall narrative seems to have been abandoned.
Love the Zax Bypass (again, probably all those viewings of “Seuss on the Loose.”)
“Snookers & Snookers Sweet Candy Cookers” offers a lot of delicious baked goods. I’m pretty sure that place tried to give me the diabetes.
Gertrude McFuzz Fine Feathered Finery is the go-to place for Seuss plush (the character, incidentally, is from Yertle the Turtle).
A bookstore? In a theme park? Clearly they’re targeting the European market with that one.
I don’t understand why we love this sign (located near the restrooms closest to Lost Continent) so much.
This is me trying to be funny, but the joke is dependent on whether or not you’re able to make the same mental jumps I did. Wasn’t really that funny anyway.
Ice cream in a theme park is just one of those perfect combinations.
Honk Honkers is a reference to “Happy Birthday to You!” The Honk Honker is the critter who hikes to the top of Mt. Zorn to play his big birthday horn. Whatever floats your boat.
Here’s the rarely photographed back entrance to Seuss Landing. Not quite so photogenic, is it?
Leaving Seuss Landing, you cross a bridge that leads to the Lost Continent.
Lost Continent was originally set up as three individual areas. There was an Arabesque section, a mythological section, and a medieval section.
As you first enter the Lost Continent, you find yourself in an Arabian bazaar.
There are several shops here, selling highly specialized merchandise.
I mean, there aren’t a whole lot of other stores where you can pick up a suit of armor and some swords. By the way, I understand the TSA loooooves this store.
Tangles of Truth has clothing and jewelry and henna tattoos and yeah fine it’s pretty much like a hippie shop blah keep walking.