Wednesday, June 20, 2007

A Fire Chief



While wandering Fantasyland, I came across a water barrel located at the exit of Peter Pan's Flight. Amused by its inscription's connection to the ride, I snapped a photo of it and went on my way. I later became quite curious about the identity of the Fire Chief, W. Ray Colburn, because as we all know, it is a rare occasion when a name is used that does not have some sort of humorous, or real-life, component to it.

After some searching, I came across a listing of Reedy Creek Improvement District's departments. I was quite amused to discover that the name of the mananger in charge of Emergency Services (which in part takes care of the Fire Prevention Division) is none other than a Mr. Ray Colburn.

They've done it again!

2 comments:

Biblioadonis said...

Great research on that barrel!

I am definitely going to have to make a special trip soon to get a look at all of these details.

Thanks...and please post more!

Anonymous said...

We were fortunate enough to meet a cm who had been given a water barrel in Fantasyland for his 50th birthday. I haven't checked to see if it's still there, but the cm was head of security in the early 1990's.