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    Disneyland Fantasyland redo special 1983



    I'm curious to see the rest of this special so if you guys would please convince the poster of this video to put the other parts up.

    I'm also curious about a few other things, like does the girl ever get to see the actual completed Fantasyland or was this special made before the construction was complete?

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    Re: Disneyland Fantasyland redo special 1983

    Quote Originally Posted by toonaspie View Post


    I'm curious to see the rest of this special so if you guys would please convince the poster of this video to put the other parts up.

    I'm also curious about a few other things, like does the girl ever get to see the actual completed Fantasyland or was this special made before the construction was complete?

    didn't that little girl get sucked into a TV by evil spirits (Poltergeist)?
    Seriously, what a different world we live in now. Could you ever imagine Disney promoting letting your 6 year old child running off all alone at Disneyland in search of characters?

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    Re: Disneyland Fantasyland redo special 1983

    Thanks for posting this -- I'm surprised that there is actually a TV special that I'd never seen before. Although I have to admit, it's pretty bad! And that is indeed the little girl who was in the Poltergeist movies. The special is so cheesey that it's fun. It's SO "Eighties"!

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    Re: Disneyland Fantasyland redo special 1983

    Hahahaha it's the girl from the Poltergeist!

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    Re: Disneyland Fantasyland redo special 1983

    Hey, that kid's in the front seat without a car seat! I actually remember watching this. At the time, I was so starved to see anything about Disneyland - back in the ancient days before the internet and APs. This was made before new Fantasyland opened. They had some production art they showed, but the whole thing wasn't finished.
    I do remember being really embarrassed by how terrible and stupid I thought this show was.

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    Re: Disneyland Fantasyland redo special 1983

    It's rather surprising how they devoted a whole hour to a renovation of one land. Do you think they'll do something like this for DCA's redo or are those days over?

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    Re: Disneyland Fantasyland redo special 1983

    Sadly, I think those days are over. Today we get all the updates we want on the internet. Back then, as I said, there was no way to get updates and such, except what Disney wanted to tell us, themselves. And tv, was only one of very few mediums in which to do it.

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    Re: Disneyland Fantasyland redo special 1983

    Kind of creepy. That girl sadly died a few years later of the influenza I believe.

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    Re: Disneyland Fantasyland redo special 1983

    Kind of amazing, this was made 28 years ago and itself was made 28 years after DL opened.

    And they filmed the draw bridge going up just for this special? And stop motion at that? Odd.

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    Re: Disneyland Fantasyland redo special 1983

    You gotta love 80's cut scene music. So upbeat, so cheesy.

    ---------- Post added 08-17-2011 at 08:31 PM ----------

    I also love the 80's sensibility - Hey little girl, I'm gonna talk to this one girl, you go do your thing unsupervised and I'll check back in whenever.
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    Re: Disneyland Fantasyland redo special 1983

    The quality is awful but here is the rest of it
    Heather O'Rourke - Believe you can... and you can! Part 01 - YouTube

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    Re: Disneyland Fantasyland redo special 1983

    Quote Originally Posted by DJM View Post


    I also love the 80's sensibility - Hey little girl, I'm gonna talk to this one girl, you go do your thing unsupervised and I'll check back in whenever.
    Sending a SEVEN year kid alone in Disneyland. What the heck? Where is Department of Child Protection?

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    Re: Disneyland Fantasyland redo special 1983

    Sadly that girl passed away after filming Poltergeist 3.

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    Re: Disneyland Fantasyland redo special 1983

    "Go into the light Carol Ann!"

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    Re: Disneyland Fantasyland redo special 1983

    After the taping she went on the Haunted Mansion and was never heard from again.

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