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    Re: Grand Canyon Diorama and Primeval World Attraction (The Best!)

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron W View Post
    By the way, the pterodactyl next to the glass was missing today.
    Dun dun dunnnnn.

    Probably just getting some (much needed) TLC love

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron W View Post
    I can see it, and I never stand. It's easier if you are on the Excursion train rather than one of the Holiday trains.


    By the way, the pterodactyl next to the glass was missing today.
    Oh, that pterodactyl, always causing trouble...
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    Re: Grand Canyon Diorama and Primeval World Attraction (The Best!)

    This thread gets two thumbs up!!!!!!
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    The music in PW comes from the non-Disney film Mysterious Island, which featured Ray Harryhausen stop-motion effects. The score was written by Bernard Herrmann. Check it out at www.imdb.com .

    At the time, paleontologists thought Disney was being sentimental by showing the triceratopses doting on their hatchlings. Now, paleontologists believe that dinosaurs were "good" parents and quite social animals, raising their offspring in vast nesting grounds.
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    Re: Grand Canyon Diorama and Primeval World Attraction (The Best!)

    Whoever made the decision to replace the Thurl Ravenscroft narration with that embarrassing dreck should be shot.

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    I'm confused a bit, because as far as I know...the narrator in the tunnel has been the same my whole life. I don't remember a change.
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    Could be the same, actually, listening to it with an ear to how he speaks. So my bad on that one..just never matched it up seeing as listened to Grim Grinning Ghosts hundreds of times and it is sung by him in a much lower register.

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    Re: Grand Canyon Diorama and Primeval World Attraction (The Best!)

    Quote Originally Posted by RegionsBeyond View Post
    Could be the same, actually, listening to it with an ear to how he speaks. So my bad on that one..just never matched it up seeing as listened to Grim Grinning Ghosts hundreds of times and it is sung by him in a much lower register.
    Regions, the current railroad narration is definitely NOT Thurl Ravenscroft. You can hear portions of the Thurl spiel on this site:

    http://sorcerersworkshop.org/railroad.shtml

    The current spiel can be heard in its entirety here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rkub1pzUNBA

    This Thurl version was replaced by this one in 2002. Sadly.
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    Re: Grand Canyon Diorama and Primeval World Attraction (The Best!)

    Some good ol' Santa Fe advertising featuring our junior Canyon:


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    Re: Grand Canyon Diorama and Primeval World Attraction (The Best!)

    great thread! I hadnt been thru the Diorama in ages since like 1993 but we went on last summer and it brought back just a flood of memories like you had said

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    Re: Grand Canyon Diorama and Primeval World Attraction (The Best!)

    While riding the train last August, we saw one of the railroad cms place a pine cone on a step on the train. We asked him about it and he said that he places the pine cone somewhere on the train visible from the platform so that when the train arrives at the next station, the railroad cms try to find it.

    He also told us that there is a small plastic dinosaur hidden in the diorama but visible from the train. He had never seen it. Not sure if he was pulling our leg or not. The pine cone game we really saw.

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    Re: Grand Canyon Diorama and Primeval World Attraction (The Best!)

    Quote Originally Posted by ozmacity View Post
    An attraction within an attraction!
    It's ATTRACEPTION!

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    Re: Grand Canyon Diorama and Primeval World Attraction (The Best!)

    Great thread. I always enjoy seeing this attraction, and also remember it well as a kid. I rarely go on the train unless I'm hosting out of town guest, so maybe once a year. I think that make it even more special because sometimes I almost forget about it, until we get to that part of the train trip.





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    Re: Grand Canyon Diorama and Primeval World Attraction (The Best!)

    What is above the train as it passes through the diorama? As the train makes a gentle right turn through the attraction you can see there is something up there (walkway, storage space, or is someone lucky enough to have an office that looks out over it)

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    I'm so confused...the voice heard currently, at least I thought, has been the same voice I've always heard. I was born in 1985. Now either my memory fails me or some of you are just taking false info from one of the Disneyland Railroad websites as fact and don't actually know for sure yourself. I could have sworn that guy playing right now has been on as long as I can remember.
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