It’s been said that “a good idea never dies” at Disney. As it turns out, “a good prop never dies” is also an appropriate phrase for Walt Disney Imagineering. There are many examples of old props being reused throughout the history of Walt Disney Imagineering, and former Imagineer Jim Clark has shared another example of props being reused for Tokyo Disneyland’s newest addition – an area themed to Beauty and the Beast.
In the La Belle Librarie gift shop, guests can find an assortment of books spread throughout the shop as part of the highly detailed theming that Tokyo Disneyland is well known for. According to Clark, those books were sourced from the former Tower of Terror attraction at Disney California Adventure.
As you may know, Tower of Terror was transformed into Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! as part of the first phase of the Avengers Campus expansion at the park.
When the ride theming changed, so did the theming in the queue and pre-show areas. Previously, the theming mirrored what guests can find at Disney’s Hollywood Studios – a modest library, or study, filled with books.
The library was transformed into the private office of Taneleer Tivan – The Collector. The overhaul saw the removal of the library books, replaced by oddities that The Collector has acquired over time.
Clark says that the books have been reused, and shared the following photos.
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