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    Re: Elevator at the Hub?

    Thanks for the info Lost Boy. I learn something new about Disneyland every day... That story is very touching

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    Re: Elevator at the Hub?

    The statue of Roy is at The Magic Kingdom in Florida. It is located on the edge of the sidewalk just outside the Opera House on Main Street. I don't know anything about a Minnie Statue though, but that does not mean it isn't there. I only get to WDW about once every 10 years.

    Thanks for that great picture of the band at the Hub before the Partners Starue. It sure brings back memories of days gone by that's for sure. Do you happen to know the year that was taken because the director there sure looks like good old Tommy Walker who formed the original Main Street Marching Band and was present directing the band on Opening day and remained for many years. He was the best!
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    Re: Elevator at the Hub?

    Thanx for the pic, i can see the diffrence! I'll find a pic of the 35th tho, ill try google!

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    Re: Elevator at the Hub?

    Lost Boy pretty much has it down. We got a Dream Machine ticket once and got a plush Mickey. I have the footage of it somewhere. They basically built it right there in the middle of the hub, and it looked like a game show prop based after a cake. Once a day the upper section would rise up and reveal a car. You knew when they were about ready to give away the car, you could hear the engine starting up down there. I also got a 35th poster which was kind of lucky since my friend's family of five spent a week there and they got nothing but "SORRY NO WIN" all week long.

    I seem to remember it being built right on the Partners statue was going to share the park map from the 1990 guide, but can't seem to find the guide. It may be hidden deep in my souvenir bags or just got lost over time.

    EDIT: Yesterland has a picture in their Party Gras entry. I still have a big bag filled with Dream Machine tickets, Party Gras beads, etc.
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    Re: Elevator at the Hub?

    I don't know what year the hub photo with the band was taken, but it looks fairly early to me.
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    Re: Elevator at the Hub?

    They should do that for the 50th, it looks very elaborate! thanx!

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    Re: Elevator at the Hub?

    I had to jump back in here and correct a mistake I made in an earlier post abou the year the Partners Statue. I should have read my own writings for a book my friend and I did about Trivia at Disneyland. This is from the book and tells about the Partners Statue and has a bit of trivia as well:

    Added to the Hub on Mickey’s 65th birthday, November 18th, 1993, was a very special statue. This statue is made out of bronze and depicts Walt Disney (as he looked in 1954) along with his life-long friend, Mickey Mouse. The pose and expression of the statue seems to be one of Walt admiring the Park, and saying to Mickey, “Look what we’ve done”. This statue, by Blaine Gibson (whom you can see in the Opera House in the short movie about the construction of the Lincoln figure) was originally promised in 1991, but was held back until Mickey’s 65th birthday. Look closely at Walt’s tie and you will notice a symbol. This symbol is actually the initials STR all pushed together. S.T.R. stands for “Smoke Tree Ranch” which was Walt’s summer home in Palm Springs. This home was sold to help finance his greatest dream, Disneyland!
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    Wow! Very interesting! I knew about the ranch, but not about the tie!

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    Re: Elevator at the Hub?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Chaney
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    Tom - What year was this taken?

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    Re: Elevator at the Hub?

    Quote Originally Posted by aerinpegadrak
    I know one of the parks got a statue of Roy and Minnie at just about the same time as the Partners statues were installed, but I don't remember which. (I think it was WDW.)
    It was WDW, right in the center of Town Square north of teh flagpole, lined up with the Castle.

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    Also, the statue of Roy at WDW, actually is Roy and Minnie Mouse. It's a counterpoint to the Partners statue, and actually, Roy and Minnie are sitting on one of the green benches around the flagpole. It's a very nice tribute, and good that it gives Roy his due for making WDW a reality.

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    Re: Elevator at the Hub?

    Also, the statue of Roy at WDW, actually is Roy and Minnie Mouse. It's a counterpoint to the Partners statue, and actually, Roy and Minnie are sitting on one of the green benches around the flagpole. It's a very nice tribute, and good that it gives Roy his due for making WDW a reality.

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    Re: Elevator at the Hub?

    Anyone have a pic of the Roy/Minnie statue?
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