It’s been a week since our traveling trio completed their voyage to California. So far as I can tell, nobody got twrenchfoot and the funhouse motel didn’t consume anyone. While we wait to hear about the final chapter of this crazy trip, we did get an update from Jason and Otto. The duo paired up with Sally for a day at Disneyland. Because Jason is Jason, he honed in on a random cylinder block at the Millenium Falcon ride. As it turns out, this may be a low-key easter egg that only some gearheads will ever notice.
Disney’s Imagineers have some amazing attention to detail. I share Jason’s wonderment about the theming of Disney parks. Some theme parks may populate an area with themed buildings and foliage, but Disney goes to a level that boggles the mind. Perhaps this is best illustrated with this engine block prop that Jason found in the line for Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run.
This is clearly a real engine part but dressed up to look like something from outer space. Despite that, there were still enough cues for our investigative commenters to not only figure the puzzle out but point out that it must be an easter egg.
There were a lot of good answers to this, including funny ones like “Thundercougarfalconbird” from sentinelT. But after some research, it appears that CSRoad solved this impromptu Parts Bin Puzzle.
I’m thinking Suzuki Hayabusa cylinder block with the head face downwards.
It has that feel to it despite the makeup job.
It’s most likely the cylinder block from a Suzuki Hayabusa motorcycle but turned over. Check out these ‘Busa blocks from parts listings:
This would be cool and obscure enough, but readers pointed out that Hayabusa means falcon, or specifically a Peregrine falcon. Considering all of the engine blocks just sitting in junkyards and on eBay, it seems way too much of a coincidence that the Imagineers chose one from a vehicle that translates to falcon for a ride about the Millennium Falcon. This has to be some super obscure easter egg. CSRoad wins COTD for that awesome sleuthing.
“I swear that kid cheated.”
Let the Otto win.
Dads don’t pull peoples’ arms off when they lose.
Our readers are just too good at this. I bet these people could even identify a self-sealing stem bolt. A. Barth got a sensible chuckle out of me, and CSRoad made my mouth drop. Never change, you crazy, lovely people.