Diehard Canobie Lake Park & Disney Fans Will Appreciate This Hidden New Hampshire Gem
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Both Canobie Lake Park and Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom honor Tom Morrow. Granted, both parks honor two different Tom Morrows, but there are some similarities between the two.
Who is Tom Morrow? Well, depending it really depends on which Tom Morrow you are thinking about.
At Canobie Lake Park, Tom Morrow (Thomas O. Morrow III) was actually the park's Operations Manager for 30 years until he passed in 2007 according to Boston.com. Mr. Morrow had a huge impact on the park, workers, and visitors.
Boston.com states that back in March 2006, Mr. Morrow was "inducted into the New England Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Hall of Fame."
Canobie Lake Park honors Tom Morrow with a hydrangea garden that is located on the path down towards the Boston Tea Party attraction.
If you are a die-hard Disney fan, then you probably know about another Tom Morrow.
Currently, you can hear Tom Morrow's name mentioned on the Tomorrowland attraction the People Mover. While you are on the ride, one part of it states "Paging Mr. Morrow, Mr. Tom Morrow," which is supposed to be a pun on "tomorrow" since the attraction is in Tomorrowland.
However, this is not the first time that Disney used the name Tom Morrow.
According to D23, Tom Morrow is the character name of the Operations Director in the attraction called Flight to the Moon. Disney honors this attraction during the People Mover "...to confirm your flight to the moon."
Tom Morrow was not done at Disney though, the character actually moved on to be a robot host at Disneyland's Innoventions.
According to D23, Walt Disney World also created a robot with the character's name, Tom Morrow 2.0, which was introduced at Innoventions there.
Tom Morrow 2.0 was also the host of a show on the Disney Channel called "Imagineer That!"
Granted both parks honor two very different Tom Morrows, it is pretty cool that they both live on today and had a big impact on two parks that we have grown to love.