A look at the mysterious back area of the Medieval Age scene:
There are plenty of real letters and writings to check out:
Including... a Hidden Mickey! Can you find it?:
It's this one:
Let's leave them now. They deserve to rest for a little while:
The era of the printing press is here:
He definitely needs to wash his hands before eating:
The modern era:
Communicating with faraway places:
While the 2008 update was excellent overall, the one mistake I think they made was turning the newspaper boy around, facing away from the riders. He used to face the people, and now we see him from behind. Just doesn't make any sense to me.
I've heard that the "rude paperboy's" face was damaged at some point during the refurb and he was turned around rather than fixing it.
I believe the damaged theory of the paper boy because Disney is so cheap now they dont fix anything (cough cough yeti cough. I hate the new dame judy dench naration. the jeremy irons version was iconic and stuck with me throughout my life. The judy dentch version is just lacking.
Last time i rode this ride back in 2013, there was a bump in the track probably every 20 feet , that wrecked the ride for me
One of the things I love about this ride is the amount of AAs imported from MK's "Hall of Presidents," among other sources:
Shaman – Chief Joe/American Adventure
Egyptian Priest – William Taft/Hall of Presidents
Phoenician Sea Captain – Store Owner/American Adventure
Centurion – Zachary Taylor/Hall of Presidents
Roman Senator – Teddy Roosevelt/Hall of Presidents
Turk (front/right) – John Tyler/Hall of Presidents
Sitting Scholar – Franklin Pierce/Hall of Presidents
Writing Monk – John Adams/Hall of Presidents
Printer Pulling Tray – Andrew Jackson/Hall of Presidents
Gutenberg – James Buchanan/Hall of Presidents
Printer Pressing – Andrew Carnegie/American Adventure
Mandolin Player – Dwight D. Eisenhower/Hall of Presidents
Steam Press Operator – Banjo Player/American Adventure
Telegraph Operator – Matthew Brady/American Adventure
Reporter/Telegraph – Store Owner/American Adventure
Sound Engineer – Matthew Brady/American Adventure).
I always try to look for the presidents in Spaceship Earth and the Haunted Mansion. John Adams is the one I can usually spot without much work.
I've also heard that the paperboy might have been moved because he was too close to the track and the paper could be reached from the vehicles, but that doesn't explain why he was turned around.
I think - and this is just my theory - that the paperboy was turned around because now he is facing the streets to sell the paper. Before, he was facing the press and the riders, which...doesn't make sense in the former and is breaking the 4th wall in the latter. I still don't like it though. Lol.
The paperboy is actually facing the proper way now. We are seeing the scene from the newspaper printing shop. He is hawking the papers toward the streets of the city. He certainly wouldn't be selling to the printing shop. It takes a little bit to realize how we are viewing the scene, but once you realize that, it makes perfect sense.