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Cornelius Endicott II is a character from the American Waterfront of Tokyo DisneySea.

History

Cornelius Endicott II was born into the wealthy Endicott family at some point in the early half of the 19th century. The Endicott family made their fortune in steel mines, gold mines and railroads resulting in Endicott having been sent overseas to attend Snoddington Academy.

While at school in 1847, Cornelius met the then 12-year-old Harrison Hightower III. While the two's families had been feuding for generations, Cornelius had no intention in continuing it, but Hightower's relentless bullying ultimately lead to Cornelius developing an intense hatred towards Hightower, which began a rivalry between the two that would last into their adult lives. Hightower would later be expelled in disgrace for a prank, allegedly involving a goat and a lot of glue. Hightower would blame Endicott for his expulsion, while Cornelius never forgave Hightower for the unbelievable cruelty of the prank.

As the head of the Endicott family, Cornelius established several new businesses from his home in New York City. In 1865, Cornelius established the U.S. Steamship Company, prior to 1883 he established the New York Globe Telegraph newspaper, and in 1887 he became highly invested in global shipping. Cornelius had seven daughters with the most notable having been Beatrice Rose Endicott, born in 1883.

While Cornelius used his newspaper to expose Hightower's corrupt business dealings, Hightower would often use his wealth to undermine Cornelius at every turn. These would involve Hightower refusing to invite Cornelius to the opening of his hotel (making him the only influential New Yorker not in attendance), and denying him membership to the Pharaoh's Explorers Club, which Hightower controlled.

Much to Cornelius' dismay, Beatrice Rose was highly interested in the stories of Harrison Hightower III who at this point was an established adventurer. On December 31, 1899, Hightower went missing within the Hotel Hightower after having returned from Africa with the idol Shiriki Utundu. While Cornelius was initially suspected to be behind Hightower's disappearance, he was delighted at the subsequent closure of Hotel Hightower, which Cornelius quickly made plans to demolish.

Cornelius began to develop his plans for destroying the Hotel Hightower in 1908 but the plan took many years to come into effect. Amidst this in 1909, Cornelius constructed a new steamship for the U.S. Steamship Company called the S.S. Columbia. The interior of the steamship was designed by Beatrice Rose Endicott who was also working against her father's plans to destroy the Hotel Hightower after having been unknowingly manipulated by Hightower's manservant Archibald Smelding.

Beatrice Rose suggested to her father that since the SS Columbia would bring tourists to New York, the family should get into the hotel business too. Cornelius, with some advice from Beatrice Rose, began purchasing the land deeds up in secret until he ultimately owned the disputed land which Hotel Hightower sat upon, making him the official owner of the hotel. As thanks for her guidance, Cornelius offered Beatrice Rose any job she liked in the hotel, and she chose to be the manager. However, much to his daughter's shock, rather than reopen Hotel Hightower, Cornelius planned to tear it down and build a new hotel where it once stood.

The SS Columbia was christened by Beatrice Rose the April 11 of 1911 and made its maiden voyage the March 20th of 1912. Endicott departed on this voyage to Liverpool, England along with V.I.P. guests Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt and William Howard Taft. This very year, however, Beatrice Rose went behind her father's back and founded the New York City Preservation Society which deemed the Hotel Hightower a historic landmark. This angered Cornelius because, if his daughter was successful, not only would Hotel Hightower be spared, but he'd be required to restore it to its former glory, which Cornelius felt would be "Hightower's final victory" against him.

In the 1920s, Cornelius had an undersea observatory constructed aboard the SS Columbia. Circa 1925, the observatory equipped a "Hydrophone" and "Hydrophone Translation Apparatus" patented by Cornelius that allowed for cross-species communication with marine life. Most notably, Endicott and the sailors of the Columbia would make contact with a green sea-turtle named Crush.

Appearances

American Waterfront

Several plaques from the New York City Preservation Society reference Cornelius Endicott II's history in New York City. There are also advertisements for Endicott's different businesses throughout the land.

S.S. Columbia

Cornelius is the fictitious owner and creator of this ship.

Turtle Talk with Crush

In the queue for this attraction are photographs and newspapers referencing Endicott's history with the Columbia.

Tower of Terror

There are references to Endicott and Hightower's history within the queue for this attraction.

Trivia

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Media
Tower of TerrorBook"Lost Episode"
Disney Parks
The Twilight Zone Tower of TerrorTower of Terror Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Cafe
Locations
The Hollywood Tower HotelThe Tip Top ClubThe 5th DimensionThe Manhattan Tower HotelHotel HightowerSunset BoulevardHollywood
Characters
Twilight Zone Tower Of Terror: The BellhopsThe NarratorSally Shine Carolyn CrossonEmeline PartridgeDewey ToddGilbert LondonThe Silver Lake Sisters (Ethel Bounds, Dolly Bounds and Dottie Bounds)

Tower of Terror (Tokyo DisneySea): Harrison Hightower IIIShiriki UtunduArchibald SmeldingBeatrice Rose EndicottManfred Strang • Kibwana • Kijanji • Kijanji's grandfather (Kibwana's great-grandfather)
Characters from Spinoffs: Great Grand DudeAbigail GregoryChris ToddBuzzy CrockerAnna PettersonPatricia PettersonJosh WinslowJill Perry

Miscellaneous
We'll Meet AgainThe Twilight Zone (TV series) • Kokoko tribe • Mtundu tribe


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Linked Attractions
Fortress ExplorationsTower of TerrorMystic ManorBig Thunder Mountain Railroad (Magic Kingdom) • Oceaneer Lab (aboard the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder) • Miss Adventure Falls (Typhoon Lagoon) • Soaring: Fantastic FlightJungle CruiseAdventurers Suite (Disney Explorers Lodge)
Restaurants
Magellan'sJock Lindsey's Hangar BarSkipper CanteenExplorer's Club RestaurantThe Tropical HideawayColonel Hathi's Pizza OutpostCafe HyperionAbracadaBarTrader Sam'sClub 33
Members
Harrison Hightower IIILord Henry MysticBarnabas T. BullionJason ChandlerCaptain Mary OceaneerJock LindseyDr. Albert FallsMerriweather Adam PleasureCamellia FalcoProf. R. BlauerhimmelCharlton J. TaboretDr. J.L. BateristaMaestro D'ElfmanDr. Kon ChunosukeProf. Garrett Reed • Luana Teixeira • Chef Tandaji • Shango Sio
Associated Characters
Alberta FallsAlbertArchibald SmeldingArielBeatrice Rose EndicottCaptain BrieuxCaptain Nemo • Charlie Allnut • Colonel Critchlow SunchbenchConstance HatchawayCornelius Endicott IIDuncan the ParrotEmil Bleehall, Jr.Felix Pechman XIIIFletcher HodgesGeorge HightowerGiant SquidHathaway BrowneHoward StarkCliff SecordFrank WolffIndiana Jones • Hammerhead Fred • Kimballum HorriblusMadame ZarkovManfred StrangMaraMarion RavenwoodMickey MouseMinnie MouseOtis T. WrenPacoOtis BigelowPamelia Perkins • Rose Sayer • RositaSallah Mohammed Faisel el-KahirSalty the ParrotSamantha SterlingTheodore RooseveltTrader SamUrsula • Victoria Marie Falls • Yeti
Artifacts
Backside of WaterBalinese Music BoxDead Man's ChestFountain of YouthHyperion Airship • Jujus • Monkey King StatueShiriki UtunduTreasure of Cortés • Snarflblatt • Ursula's contract
Other Associated Attractions
Raging SpiritsAdventurers ClubWalt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room
See Also
Disney KingdomsShinji Takahashi and the Mark of the CoatlLeague of AdventurersAdventure Isle Discovery BayDisney Springs
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Media
Films: Finding NemoFinding DoryExploring the ReefMarine Life InterviewsDory's Reef CamPixar Popcorn (Dory Finding)

Video Games: Finding NemoFinding Nemo: The Continuing AdventuresFinding Nemo: Escape to the Big Blue Disney UniverseNemo's ReefFinding Dory: Just Keep SwimmingDisney Crossy RoadDisney Infinity: 3.0 EditionDisney Emoji BlitzDisney Heroes: Battle Mode
Music:: Finding NemoFinding DoryFinding Nemo: The MusicalFinding Nemo: Ocean Favorites
Books: Little Golden BookDisney's Wonderful World of ReadingBig Golden BookThe Art of Finding NemoThe Art of Finding Dory

Disney Parks
Disney's Art of Animation ResortDisney's Explorers LodgeCrush's CoasterDisney Animation BuildingFinding Nemo Submarine VoyageIt's a Small WorldNemo & Friends SeaRiderPixar Pal-A-RoundThe Seas with Nemo & FriendsTurtle Talk with Crush

Entertainment: Disney KiteTailsFantasmic!Finding Nemo: The MusicalPixar Playtime PalsRivers of Light: We Are One
Parade: Disney Stars on ParadeHappiness is Here ParadeMickey's Storybook ExpressPaint The Night ParadePixar Play ParadeTokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLights
Firework: Disneyland ForeverHappily Ever AfterIgnite the Dream: A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and LightTogether Forever: A Pixar Nighttime SpectacularILLUMINATE! A Nighttime CelebrationTree of Life AwakensWonderful World of AnimationWorld of Color
Summer:Mickey's WaterWorksPixar Water Play Street Party!Summer Blast

Characters
Finding Nemo: NemoMarlinCoralDoryPearlTadSheldonMr. RayBruceAnchorChumGillNigelCrushSquirtDr. Philip ShermanDarlaAnglerfishSeagullsMoonfishWhaleTank Gang

Finding Dory: JennyCharlieBaileyDestinyHankFluke and RudderGeraldBeckyOttersGiant SquidStanBillStingrays
Other: SeaRider

Locations
AustraliaGreat Barrier ReefSydney HarbourAbyssopelagic ZoneCaliforniaMorro BayMidnight ZoneMarine Life Institute
Objects
AquaScum 2003Pixar BallPizza Planet truckP. Sherman's Diver Goggles
Songs
Finding Nemo: Nemo EggFirst DayField TripLet's Name the SpeciesJust Keep SwimmingBeyond the Sea

Finding Dory: Main TitleO, We're Going HomeWhat a Wonderful WorldUnforgettableSolsbury Hill
Musical/Theme Parks: In The Big Blue WorldGo With the Flow

See Also
The Science Behind PixarPixar in a BoxFinding Nemo (franchise)Finding Nemo 2
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