Canada’s magical mystery shoes – the plot thickens

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🙂 Long time readers might remember that I once posted about shoes I’d discovered in the O, Canada! pavilion at EPCOT. I was at Walt Disney World one fine day last spring with my friend Debbie who happened to spot the shoes lying on a rocky ledge into which water from the falls poured. You can click here to see some photos. If you read a few of the comments, you will understand that Disney Cast Members who work in the O, Canada! pavilion seem to know all about the shoes and indicate that they will take the secret to their graves.

By the way, the next time I visited was December, and the shoes weren’t there, but I found another strange item in an out-of-the-way place. I guess you never know what’s going to pop up next in O, Canada!


When comparing pictures in this post to those in the post from last year, you can see that last time the shoes were perched on the craggy ledge of the cliff. However, this time the shoes are bobbing perilously in a shallow pool that has formed on another section of the ledge. How, I wondered, did the shoes get into the pool? Did one of Florida’s exotic water fowl land there and knock them in? Were they transported by human hands? Telepathy? Mice? Yes, mice. Haven’t you seen Cinderella? If they can sew a ball gown, they’d have no problem moving a pair of shoes!


I do think there is something very strange afoot (no pun intended… ok, maybe just a little). What were the shoes doing there in the first place? Was there foul play involved (note I did not say “fowl” play, for that would make two allegedly unintended puns in a single paragraph, and we can’t have that)? How did all those Cast Members happen to show up at my blog MONTHS later to make cryptic remarks and never explain themselves or the secret of the shoes? Are these the SAME shoes I saw last year, or are they a different pair, owned and lost by a different doomed soul whose single misfortune was to have apparently wandered onto the wrong craggy rock!

What do YOU think?

What is the significance of Canada’s magical mystery shoes, and how did they get there?

Are they just a prop – official or unofficial – or are they the actual shoes of a real, live person?

Is it a guest prank? A Cast Member prank? Not a prank at all?

The plot – it thickens! 😀

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11 thoughts on “Canada’s magical mystery shoes – the plot thickens”

  1. LOL You and these shoes you seem to find. Now if shoes start popping up on the “island” you might want to take this as a sign. I did recall the other shoes. This particular picture and the lighting looks “Magical.

  2. Well now you’ve tweeked this Canadian Girls curiosity! What a mystery! And to think there are people that know and they just won’t share is not fair! I hate secrets!! LOL! Too funny! Have a great Outdoor Wednesday and Happy Easter! Sherri : )

  3. My guess–they knew you were coming Tink, so they put the shoes back in the waterfall just so you would see them and blog about them again. LOL

  4. I think they are hilarious and, clearly, a joke meant to provoke sharp people like you, who catch it. Thanks for the chuckle. Please stop by and see our butterfly wall art. Happy Easter. — Jane F.

  5. I used to work at the UK in EPCOT. I do know the secret but I’m not too sure you will be finding any shoes bobbing around in the near future…

    Seems traditions have been forgotten about…

  6. Oh what fine memories we all had
    to walk in the paths of lumberjacks
    to meet foreigners from beyond our lands
    to make dreams come true
    to say goodbye when their reign is done
    to be tossed upon rocky shores
    Oh what fine memories we all had

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