September 11, 2012
Mr. Toad's Wild Weather Vane
With one simple silhouette, the artist perfectly captures the spirit of the ride, the character, the Disney film (The Adventures of Ichabod & Mr. Toad) and even the source material, The Wind in the Willows. Most of the tale's riverbank citizens resent the intrusion of noisy machines into their peaceful lives, but J. Thadeus Toad eagerly grabs hold of new thrills and takes off, merrily on his way with no thought of consequences.
Either this vane wistfully represents the passing of a simpler era...
Or it's just a great prop on the only ride that turns a train collision and trip to hell into a jolly good time.