Tomorrowland

Timekeeper Fun Facts

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  1. One of the castles featured is the same one the original castle in Disneyland is based on. This is obvious because of the unique second turret on the uppermost spire.
    REPORTED: Peter Stepniewicz 29 DEC 97
    The castle shown in the Timekeeper is 'Neuschaunstein'. It is located in Germany and is indeed the castle that the Disney castles are based on.
    CONFIRMED: Kris S. 08 OCT 00
  2. All the items on the preshow video (clock, camera, etc.) are on display in the Timekeeper's lab at Disneyland Paris... the preshow area.
    REPORTED: W. Todd Stephenson 11 JAN 96 pict from hiddenmickeys.org
  3. The "car of the future" at the end of the show is also on display outside the entrance to Le Visionarium at Disneyland Paris.
    REPORTED: W. Todd Stephenson 11 JAN 96
    CONFIRMED: anon 10 APR 99
  4. When the film begins, you see 9eye's cameras in operation. To the right of a green, circular computer-animated grid you will see a countdown clock running backwards. It begins with EDL00450 (or some number) and decreases its number. Next to it is another clock BJW with random numbers displaying. Naturally, the EDL code stands for Euro Disney (Disneyland Paris) and, if I remember correctly, the other initials are those of the person who worked on the show.
    REPORTED: W. Todd Stephenson 11 JAN 96
  5. The world exhibition scene, where Nine-Eye, H.G. Wells and Jules Verne meet, uses no fake backgrounds. All buildings are real and can be visited in Vienna, in the garden of the world famous "Schoenbrunn Castle". The main building, pretending to be the fairground, actually is a flower-house, which you can visit even today. This building is nowadays called "Palmenhause", as smaller one nearby is the "Sonnnenuhrhaus", in which butterflies live. This building can be seen on the right side of the projection circle. I know this as I live near Schoenbrunn...
    REPORTED: Roland Young 18 FEB 97 pict from hiddenmickeys.org
  6. In the scene where 9-Eye comes back to Paris 20th century, there is a little girl sitting on the steps (screen behind the Timekeeper). She is holding one of the silver Mickey balloons. I was told by the attendent that that was exclusively a EuroDisney balloon, only sold in the French park.
    REPORTED: Howie Kudler 31 JAN 98
  7. In the show, HG Wells is the only person who speaks real English. If you watch everyone else's mouths, they are speaking French. Disney dubbed in English.
    REPORTED: W. Todd Stephenson 11 JAN 96 pict from hiddenmickeys.org
  8. There is a scene where Jules Verne is in a submarine. This same submarine is also featured in a movie at the Living Seas. The submarine is called the Johnson-Sea Link and is a research submarine at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute in Ft. Pierce, Florida.
    REPORTED: L. Borne 24 JUN 96
  9. On "Timekeeper", during the scene where H.G. Wells is talking to Jules Verne the first time, turn around. There is a sign with a lot of names on it, all in French. The bottom name on the right side is "Bosnie Herzegovine" which of course is French for Bosnia-Herzegovina. Don't know why it's there, but it is. The rest on the names on the sign are all names of people.I actually went on it twice in a row to confirm it and show it to my wife.
    REPORTED: Matt 04 MAR 01
  10. At Disneyland Paris, you can listen to the show in 5 different languages. Le Visionarium is much better at Disneyland Paris.
    REPORTED: W. Todd Stephenson 11 JAN 96
  11. At Walt Disney World, Disney cut the Red Square hot air balloon scene and also the scene with Depardue - the actor from Green Card, outside France.
    REPORTED: W. Todd Stephenson 11 JAN 96
  12. In the Timekeeper movie, HG Wells is played by Jeremy Irons.
    REPORTED: Joe Linn 24 JAN 96
    CONFIRMED: Mary Glenn Crutchley 02 JUL 96
    CONFIRMED: John & Melanie Emmons 29 AUG 96
  13. The timekeeper's voice is Robin Williams.
    REPORTED: Dan 12 JUN 96
    CONFIRMED: Mary Glenn Crutchley 02 JUL 96
    CONFIRMED: B 22 JUL 96
    CONFIRMED: John & Melanie Emmons 28 AUG 96
    CONFIRMED: Susie 26 OCT 98
  14. The voice of 9-Eye is supplied by Rhea Perlman (Carla on "Cheers"; a.k.a. Mrs. Danny DeVito).
    REPORTED: John & Melanie Emmons 29 AUG 96
    CONFIRMED: Jim 31 AUG 96
  15. When standing close to the Timekeeper one can feel the coldness of the smoke that poars from the machinery. We were told that that attraction empties a 10,000 gallon tank of liquid nitrogen every week! Brrrrrrr. I bet that costs a pretty penny!
    REPORTED: Howie Kudler 31 JAN 98
  16. My wife and I always wait around until the very, very end. Even after everyone else is gone, the time keeper keeps moving. Just as he is about to shut down and reset for the next show, He stands up very straight, and gives a little wave to the centre of the audience. He then goes dark and resets for the next show. The Cast Member on duty always tries to rush us out, but we always wait to wave 'bye! Be close to the doors tho' cause when the exit doors close they're increadibly heavy! I know 'cause one hit me!
    REPORTED: Doug & Christine 23 OCT 98
    CONFIRMED: Pam Rathke 15 DEC 98


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