Alice in Wonderland Sculpture Hiding in Kissimmee

I must admit, sometimes my family does not actually stay on Disney property. I know, I know, it’s shocking! A lot of times we just plan last minute things and we don’t want to go to the expense of a Disney resort, but we also don’t want to stay in a shady place. When we travel with my mom, we need to have enough room for everyone, so we often stay at timeshare condos that rent their villas. In this case, we stayed at one for my husband’s birthday. Imagine my surprise as we stopped by the main registration building at Westgate Villas and Jerry pointed out this amazing Alice in Wonderland metal sculpture just sitting unassumingly next to some palm trees, without another Disney reference in site. I wouldn’t have even noticed it if he hadn’t said anything. Obviously I had to take pictures of it! (Click to enlarge)

Alice in Wonderland sculpture

Hmm...curiouser and curiouser...

Alice in Wonderland sculpture

It's really tall!

Alice in Wonderland sculpture

The detail is pretty amazing!

Alice in Wonderland sculpture

Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum and the Walrus and the Carpenter

Alice in Wonderland sculpture

Flowers and the Caterpillar

Alice in Wonderland sculpture

Cheshire Cat and the Mad Hatter and March Hare

Alice in Wonderland sculpture

Cards and the King of Hearts

Alice in Wonderland sculpture

Queen of Hearts

 

Alice in Wonderland sculpture

I was even more shocked to see that this was actually gifted by Walt Disney Productions and dedicated all the way back in 1988! Who knew?!

 

Did anyone else know this was hiding back here off 192 in Kissimmee? Anyone know more details about how or why it was commissioned or donated? I’d love to hear the story behind it! In the meantime, it’s a cool and mysterious little treasure hiding off Disney property. Quite a happy discovery!





About Suzannah Otis

Boston girl living and blogging in Walt Disney World's backyard. Wife, Mom of 3, coffee addict, lover of travel and adventure.