Omnimover and PeopleMover: A look at two Disney-designed ride conveyances

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Bob Gurr sits behind the wheel of a car as he tests the ride system that would be used on the Ford Magic Skyway attraction during the 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair. Note the individual drive wheels embedded in the track. [The Walt Disney Company] From the time when Disneyland was in the planning stages … Continue reading "Omnimover and PeopleMover: A look at two Disney-designed ride conveyances"
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Where in the World #281

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To all who come to this photo trivia game, Welcome! Along the way, the photos can make us relive memories and see details Walt’s Imagineers put into everything we love in Walt Disney World! By this time next week, I will be in Walt Disney World, Players! So time to wish me Bon Voyage! Wow, … Continue reading "Where in the World #281"
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Newbie and the Geek Take Magic Kingdom

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Last Wednesday I wrote about our experience at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Magic Kingdom was going to be the one that would strike comparisons against Disneyland. It happens to me on every visit so I knew it would undoubtedly do the same to Yoli. While other people trump one park over the other, Yoli said it … Continue reading "Newbie and the Geek Take Magic Kingdom"
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Where in the World #197

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David W, you’re first!! YAY!! Okay, you weren’t first to get the right answer, but I mentioned you first in the blog. Does that count for something? 🙂 Susie Howard, thank you for your note! Wait until you see this week’s list of names! This was Challenge #196: And here’s the answer: Copyright © 2007 … Continue reading "Where in the World #197"
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Quiz – Who Sponsors Disney – Answers

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Yesterday, I briefly discussed the importance of corporate sponsors in connection with Disney shops, restaurants, and attractions. Then I presented you with 20 questions to see if you could remember what company is connected with a given location. Here are the answers. It will be interesting to see just how well these companies’ advertising dollars … Continue reading "Quiz – Who Sponsors Disney – Answers"
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Quiz – Who Sponsors Disney – Questions

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When Walt was planning Disneyland, he knew he couldn’t afford to build his magnificent park without outside financial help. So he and his brother Roy engaged the assistance of other companies to help pay the bills. In exchange for their money, these companies would be allowed to sell their products in Disneyland shops and restaurants … Continue reading "Quiz – Who Sponsors Disney – Questions"
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Riding Attractions When They Break Down

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A few months ago, I was at Sea World San Antonio with my friend and her family. Her husband, three year old daughter, and I climbed into a swinging fish with bench seating. It moved like it was modeled after a skateboarder on a half pipe. Well, a few seconds into the ride, we stopped … Continue reading "Riding Attractions When They Break Down"
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