Magic Kingdom Skyway

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Jack Spence is on a leave of absence until 2014. This is a reprint of a blog he wrote several years ago. This blog originally ran in 2009 and was accurate at the time of publication. The first Disney Skyway opened at Disneyland on June 23, 1956. Walt was so taken by this mode of … Continue reading "Magic Kingdom Skyway"
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Magic Kingdom Skyway

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After I published my blog about the demolition of the Tomorrowland Skyway Station, one of my readers wrote and asked me to write a blog about this defunct attraction. I don’t usually take requests for articles, but I felt that this was timely subject matter and decided to go for it. The first Disney Skyway … Continue reading "Magic Kingdom Skyway"
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Disneyland Paris – Discoveryland — Part 3 — Space Mountain: Mission 2 and Les Mystéres du Nautilus

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Space Mountain: Mission 2 Once again, I have to say that Disneyland Paris takes first prize when comparing one of its attractions to its overseas cousins. Space Mountain is easily the most beautiful of the five futuristic peaks and it definitely offers the most thrilling ride. This attraction was inspired by Jules Verne’s book “From … Continue reading "Disneyland Paris – Discoveryland — Part 3 — Space Mountain: Mission 2 and Les Mystéres du Nautilus"
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Mysterious Island – Tokyo DisneySea

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I saved the best port-of-call for last – at least in my humble opinion. For me, Mysterious Island is the most imaginative port/land Disney has ever created. This is the home of Jules Verne and Captain Nemo. Iron girders studded with rivets perched precariously on jagged cliffs give this port an ominous feel. Limited access … Continue reading "Mysterious Island – Tokyo DisneySea"
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