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Vintage Walt Disney World Resort

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Disney' started by DisneyFanKevin, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. Don Pacho

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    Fantasyland in the 70s







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  2. DisneyFanKevin

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    Seeing the pictures of 20K really makes me wish I can remember the whole ride. :(
     
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    I don't remember it, but my family told me the story of the time we saw doug (i used to love that tv show, btw). Apparantly, when they asked for volunteers, my brother raised my dad's hand. Guess who was picked to put on a very bright wig and be the drummer! And I loved river country! Again, I was very little, but i remember it being so much fun. I wish i was old enough to go on the slides though. I was only allowed in the little kids section with my sister. If my memory serves me right, the stairs for the slides in the children's section criss-crossed, so if you wanted to go down the left slide, you went up the right stairs. I always had trouble with that...
     
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    I remember 20,000 Leauges Under the Sea it was not all that exciting. Maybe in the 60's but by the 80's it was very dull.
    Also Body Wars Worst Simulator ever, so rough and jerky.
     
  5. Don Pacho

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    Body Wars is basically the same thing as Star Tours, just different movie.
     
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    When did they remove Fantasyland's station?
     
  7. Brian G.

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    I think it was converted around 2004 or so. I'd have to double check. It was closed though since the accident on the Skyway.
     
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    ^But isn't the building still there?

    Anyhow, found some interesting WDW pics from WorldsFairPhotos.com:

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    Yup. It's used for stroller parking now.
     
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    Spaceship Earth


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    What were the details of this?
     
  12. Brian G.

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    Of the accident? In 1998, an employee was working on a cabin when the skyway accidently started up. He fell 40 feet. Now the closure of the Skyway wasn't a direct result of this. However with the accident, economic reasonings, and the fact that it wasn't wheelchair accessible, Disney decided to do away with it. 5 years earlier, Disneyland closed it's Skyway since it was affecting the structure of the Matterhorn.
     
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    Wow, thanks for sharing that, Brian. I've never heard of the accident on the Skyway. My brother always told me that it was closed because people kept throwing stuff or spitting on people/CM's. :( :lol:
     
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    That happened too. :lol:
     
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    I remember always being so scared to go into Fantasyland because of people throwing stuff on the ground. :lol: My parents always kept us towards the attractions rather than in the middle of the street. :lol:
     
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    Main Street USA construction

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    I miss that Hidden Mickey. :(
     
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    Dang! That must be one of the largest hidden mickeys in existence!
     

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