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  1. Disneyland's Alweg Monorail: Walt Disney's Highway In The Sky

    by , 06-01-2011 at 07:11 PM


    One of the earliest sketches for Disneyland was Herb Ryman’s entrance to Tomorrowland that is framed by the organic shaped buildings on the left and right and the monorail hanging from a track. From the beginning, Walt was very interested in building a “highway in the sky” for his park.

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  2. Disneyland Hotel Getting a Nostalgic New Look

    by , 06-03-2010 at 08:47 PM (The Mouse Castle)
    I'll admit it. I've never really gotten over so much of the original Disneyland Hotel being torn out and replaced by Downtown Disney. Nostalgic memories of youth can be cruel that way. I miss the Olympic pool, the coffee shop, the garden rooms, the Monorail Bar--heck, I miss a Monorail station that was actually attached to the hotel. I even miss the ugly freight elevator in the breezeway that connected the front parking lot to the hotel grounds.

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    Updated 01-02-2011 at 06:17 PM by disneytim (Update Link)

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  3. Experiencing Bob Gurr and Fifty Years of the Matterhorn, Monorail and Subs

    by , 06-14-2009 at 10:28 AM (The Mouse Castle)
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    Called upon by Walt Disney to design the Matterhorn Bobsleds, imagineer Bob Gurr wasn't sure if he was the right guy for the job.

    "I never designed roller coasters," he says. "I hate 'em."

    For someone who's never been a fan ...

    Updated 06-14-2009 at 11:08 AM by disneytim

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