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    carnival music in mark twain queue

    So as im writing this, im on mark twain, while i was in line i noticed carnival/ old fashioned circus music playing, how long has this been there? im just noticing it now, has it always been here?

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    Re: carnival music in mark twain queue

    Is this the type of music you are talking about?

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    Re: carnival music in mark twain queue

    The old calliope music was there very early on (1950s) and was restored a few years ago.

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    Re: carnival music in mark twain queue



    This is the actual Mark Twain Riverboat in Hannibal, Missouri. It features calliope music as well.

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    Re: carnival music in mark twain queue

    Thanks guys


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    Re: carnival music in mark twain queue

    In the 1950's and 60's there was an actual calliope in the covered queue area on the Mark Twain dock. It played songs constantly. In the 1970's it was falling apart due to exposure to the elements and it was replaced with a 60 minute recording of the original machine. But then in the late 1990's that 70's era analog recording fell into disrepair and the Pressler/Harriss era didn't have money to fix it. The recording was recently redone in digital format, and it now plays in the queue area via new speakers. It's a throwback to the 1950's, with a stop in the 1970's.

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    Re: carnival music in mark twain queue

    It was nice and i liked it alot


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    Re: carnival music in mark twain queue

    Here is the model of instrument that the music was recorded from. To my knowledge, it is still owned by Disney.

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    Re: carnival music in mark twain queue

    So cool.


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    Re: carnival music in mark twain queue

    Anyone have a recording of this 'live' in the park? Very curious now

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    Re: carnival music in mark twain queue

    That's a Wurlitzer Style LX orchestrionn, not a calliope. This is a calliope http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...Tp7xE0KMnxQjqg The "X" designation that it is fitted with a automatic roll changer allowing it to play six, six tune rolls, as opposed to the Style L which had the long tune roll frame that played a ten tune roll. This instrument had been acquired by Walt Disney when he bought the collection of a LA area collector .

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    Re: carnival music in mark twain queue

    Here's a picture of it in the dock building, courtesy of MiceChat's very own Daveland: DAVELAND MARK TWAIN PHOTO (It's visible just above the "davelandweb.com" tag.)

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    Re: carnival music in mark twain queue

    Quote Originally Posted by RegionsBeyond View Post
    Anyone have a recording of this 'live' in the park? Very curious now
    Will try to have on my bf's YouTube soon


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    Re: carnival music in mark twain queue

    Here's a better view from 1971:

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