I heard a woman actually ask that as she walked past Dumbo the other day.
I already had this image ready, but partial credit goes to user “haha-imjk” who submitted the following:
“Are the fireworks real?”
—No. We project images of fireworks on the dome over Disneyland. It’s the same dome that helps control the weather.
Yeah, we get the dome thing at Disney World too. This guy one time couldn’t understand why my coworker thought he was joking when he asked why they hadn’t “put the dome up yet” when it was raining. Oy.
I’m not exaggerating or lying at all when I say this actually happened to a coworker of mine. For those not familiar with Disney World, Spaceship Earth is a ride at Epcot. The Grand Floridian is a hotel located near the Magic Kingdom. Why this man thought he was at a hotel when he had to enter Epcot through the turnstiles with a park ticket, I’ll never know.