Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Take Flight

The next time you are in line for one of those delicious frozen raspberry lemonades at Peevey's Frozen Concoctions, take the time to look at the various props used to decorate the area. The name Peevey is a reference to A. "Peevy" Peabody, the character from The Rocketeer who helped Cliff Secord with the mysterious jet pack.

The right hand side features a pennant from Bigelow's October 15, 1938 Air Circus as well as a newspaper clipping questioning the true identity of the mysterious Rocketeer.

On the left side, the Rocketeer's jet pack and helmet are on display, possibly awaiting the next flight.

While this delightful movie was never considered a commercial success, it is nice to see that references still exist in the parks (the Fountain of Nations also features a show set to the movie's main theme).


Chip said...

GREAT entry! I love the Rocketeer! Wish I would have seen this when I was just doen there.


Biblioadonis aka George said...


I wonder if Disney has caught wind of the so-called Crate Appreciation Society that I keep hearing about. It sort of reminds me of the Da Vinci Code!

Maybe they are making more boxes appear

Jeff Pepper said...

The Rocketeer made a pretty big splash at the Studios back in 1991, despite the movie only being moderately successful. The Bulldog Cafe sat on the backlot tour for years after. It's amazing how this collection of ephemera has lasted so long. Kinda like how Gurgi's Munchies and Crunchies lasted so long at the Magic Kingdom.

Great find, Jessica! This was one that totally slipped under my radar. Can't wait to check it out during MouseFest.