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  1. The WEDway PeopleMover Story

    by , 03-23-2011 at 08:36 PM


    A few weeks ago, we wandered around the all-plastic Monsanto House of the Future. That demonstration home lasted until 1967 when a whole new Tomorrowland based on the “World on the Move” theme was unleashed. One of the breakthrough attractions in the new Tomorrowland was the WEDway PeopleMover. Although it is now gone, it certainly is not forgotten. Where did this marvel of technology ...

    Updated 03-25-2011 at 03:21 PM by Dustysage

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  2. EPCOT and the Heart of Our Cities - Part Two

    by , 03-16-2011 at 04:04 PM


    Join us for Part Two of SAMLAND's look at Walt Disney's original plans for an Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow or EPCOT for short. Before continuing on to Part Two below, please read Part One EPCOT and the Heart of our Cities (if you haven't already done so).

    Sam Gennawey is an urban planner who has collaborated with communities throughout California over
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  3. Walt Disney's EPCOT And The Heart of Our Cities

    by , 03-09-2011 at 10:56 PM


    As a planning historian, I always want to learn more about what drives different projects. So I have tried to find out the design influence for Walt’s original City of Tomorrow that he was going to call EPCOT. This two part series is an excerpt from a section I wrote for “Four Decades of Magic” a collection of essays by many terrific authors about Walt Disney World.

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    Updated 03-16-2011 at 03:30 PM by SAMLAND

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  4. Splash Mountain Versus Splash Mountain

    by , 03-02-2011 at 08:02 PM


    “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” – Charles Caleb Colton

    There are a lot of cross-continent Disney park goers out there (and even more wannabes) and there is nothing more fun then a little debate. So, time to ask and answer an age-old question; for rides that exist at Disneyland and Walt Disney World, which version is better? You bought the ticket. Time to go ...

    Updated 03-03-2011 at 06:29 AM by SAMLAND

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  5. Toontown Transect - An Urban Planner Deconstructs Mickey's Hometown

    by , 02-23-2011 at 08:20 PM



    SAMLAND returns today with a unique look at Disneyland's Toontown.
    Sam Gennawey is an urban planner who has collaborated with communities throughout California over the course of more than 100 projects to create a great, big, beautiful tomorrow. For the past couple of years he has been the publisher of Samland’s Disney Adventure, a blog dedicated to the history ...
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