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The Singing Runway at the Disney World Airport


(Image: Adam the Woo)

In 1971, Disney World built a private airport to provide direct access to its facilities. The Disney World Airport, serviced by the now-defunct Shawnee Airlines, had a unique feature. When a plane rolled over the runway at precisely 45 MPH, the bumps played the tune of "When You Wish Upon a Star" from the animated musical Pinocchio.

The airport closed shortly after it opened, as it proved impractical. But the runway remains and, as this video appears to demonstrate, is publicly accessible. It's mostly used a storage area. You can read more about this short-lived Disney venture into aviation at Atlas Obscura.


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