While at the park on Saturday coming out of Splash Mountain, I saw right before me none other than Alan Menken (To my dismay, my digital camera battery just died, so I couldn't get a photo).
He walked right by me and up the exit to Splash Mountain. What was interesting is that he was by himself, accompanied only by a Disneyland Ambassador.
Forgive me if I take this shameful opportunity to read WAY TOO MUCH into this sighting and suggest that perhaps Mr. Menken's visit to the Magic Kingdom could perhaps involve more than just the sudden urge to ride Splash Mountain on one of the busier days of year at Disneyland.
What could this mean (other than nothing, obviously)? The theories could be endless.
Here's mine (Disclaimer: It's not a very good one): He was looking for inspiration for a top secret Disney film that continues the tradition of films based on attractions. "Coming next summer: Splash Mountain - The Movie".
What's your theory?