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    Have any ride-vehicles (i.e, boats,cars,trains) remained intact since Walt rode them?

    It would be such a joy to get on an attraction and to think "Walt, himself, might have sat where I'm sitting". This obviously rules out anything that was made post-1967, but (Aside from the usual refurbishment jobs done on the exteriors) have the interiors on rides gone through any major changes since Walt's days as well?

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    Re: Have any ride-vehicles (i.e, boats,cars,trains) remained intact since Walt rode t

    Mark Twaiin, Columbia, subs, maybe the train cars/ trains, main street vehicles, and probably some other things. I'm sure they have all been reupholstered, refinished, or even rebuilt over the years but I'm pretty sure they are the same basic vehicles as when Walt was around.
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    Re: Have any ride-vehicles (i.e, boats,cars,trains) remained intact since Walt rode t

    Before the small world refurbishment a few years ago the boats on that ride were the originals. Not just from Disneyland but from the World's Fair. BTW the trough that you ride through dates from the World's Fair.

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    Re: Have any ride-vehicles (i.e, boats,cars,trains) remained intact since Walt rode t

    Almost everything has been altered/changed in one respect or another, as Bronco noted. Still, some things have remained very close to original. The caboose is virtually unchanged from 1955; the Columbia and Mark Twain, while being rebuilt, are still very close to their original configurations. The fire engine and omnibusses, and the horse cars are still very much the same; so are the Holiday Green and Blue trainsets (though I don't know if Walt ever rode them).

    All four original steam locomotives have seen significant changes in terms of replaced parts, but still are basically unchaged to the untrained eye.

    I guess it all really comes down to what you mean by "intact."

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    Re: Have any ride-vehicles (i.e, boats,cars,trains) remained intact since Walt rode t

    Don't forget the toilet in Walt's Apartment. It's the original and yes, I have sat on it.

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    Re: Have any ride-vehicles (i.e, boats,cars,trains) remained intact since Walt rode t

    Quote Originally Posted by WDI33 View Post
    Don't forget the toilet in Walt's Apartment. It's the original and yes, I have sat on it.
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    Re: Have any ride-vehicles (i.e, boats,cars,trains) remained intact since Walt rode t

    Quote Originally Posted by WDI33 View Post
    Don't forget the toilet in Walt's Apartment. It's the original and yes, I have sat on it.
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    Re: Have any ride-vehicles (i.e, boats,cars,trains) remained intact since Walt rode t

    I was told by the drive/CM that the main street vehicle that is like a car with benches in the back (sorry I have no idea what it's called) was driven in the park by Walt.

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    Re: Have any ride-vehicles (i.e, boats,cars,trains) remained intact since Walt rode t

    Quote Originally Posted by WDI33 View Post
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    Re: Have any ride-vehicles (i.e, boats,cars,trains) remained intact since Walt rode t

    King Arthur Carrousel has its original horses, which are older than the park!

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    Re: Have any ride-vehicles (i.e, boats,cars,trains) remained intact since Walt rode t

    Quote Originally Posted by WDI33 View Post
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    Re: Have any ride-vehicles (i.e, boats,cars,trains) remained intact since Walt rode t

    Quote Originally Posted by dfan07 View Post
    King Arthur Carrousel has its original horses, which are older than the park!
    This is not entirely true. After the last rebuild about ten years ago only the outside row horses are from the original set, the rest are reproductions. The spinning frame and scenery panels are also new. Technically it is no longer an antique.

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    Re: Have any ride-vehicles (i.e, boats,cars,trains) remained intact since Walt rode t

    I got to think the Haunter Mansion elevators were used by Walt.
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    Re: Have any ride-vehicles (i.e, boats,cars,trains) remained intact since Walt rode t

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    I got to think the Haunter Mansion elevators were used by Walt.
    Maybe not. Walt died in 1966; the elevators may not have even been installed by then.

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    Re: Have any ride-vehicles (i.e, boats,cars,trains) remained intact since Walt rode t

    The CoP building (Innoventions) is one, but it seems like it won't be there much longer, at least in its current state.
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