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    Re: Chicken Of The Sea Pirate Ship Restaurant Model

    Quote Originally Posted by barfownz View Post
    Very cool! Was the restraunt located inside?
    Yes inside. With skull rock behind it.
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    Re: Chicken Of The Sea Pirate Ship Restaurant Model

    Quote Originally Posted by barfownz View Post
    Was the restraunt located inside?
    Yes. Though there were also a couple of vending machines on the main deck too, for a period of time.

    Here's a shot of the Van Kamps (owners of Chicken of the Sea) showing off their new creation that would become one of the most favored and remembered menu items in Disneyland history...the famous "Tuna Boat"...to an approving Walt Disney...inside the restaurant.



    Many a kid in the 50's and 60's got their first introduction to tuna at Disneyland.

    Nautilus...great model and find!

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    Re: Chicken Of The Sea Pirate Ship Restaurant Model

    Oh I wish that was still around!
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    Re: Chicken Of The Sea Pirate Ship Restaurant Model

    Why did they close it. That would have been a fun place to go!

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    Re: Chicken Of The Sea Pirate Ship Restaurant Model

    Quote Originally Posted by NeverNeverland View Post
    Oh I wish that was still around!
    Mee too!! It was there on my first visit but I can't remember it, too young.

    Great job on the model Nautilus!
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    Re: Chicken Of The Sea Pirate Ship Restaurant Model

    Wow, what a great job! Nice details.

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    Re: Chicken Of The Sea Pirate Ship Restaurant Model

    Thanks for sharing your artwork.

    Very creative mind you have.

    Treasure that forever!


    PS- I think I'll have a tuna sandwich for lunch today...Mmmmm good!

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    Re: Chicken Of The Sea Pirate Ship Restaurant Model

    Anyone got any reference shots of the original restaurant they can add to this thread?

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    Re: Chicken Of The Sea Pirate Ship Restaurant Model

    I love your model you did a GREAT job. My brother-in-law's mother was the manager for the restaurant and when she retired she was given one of the huge pirate flags. When she passed on a few years ago she had it in her will to give to my husband. It is one of his most prized possessions.

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    Re: Chicken Of The Sea Pirate Ship Restaurant Model

    Barfownz - Why did they close it. That would have been a fun place to go!

    They closed it as it was in the place that Dumbo now resides. When they moved the carousel back, and the teacups over to where they are now after the opening of the Alice ride, something had to go. I never understood why they would take out a place to spend money at though. With the addition of Skull Rock and the waterfall falling into the water lagoon surrounding the ship, it not only was a nice shady and relaxing place to get a pretty good lunch and also was a pretty site to just sit and look at.

    With all the other eating choices around Disneyland back in that time, I always headed over there for lunch. I was so angry when they took that out, still am! They could have moved Dumbo somewhere else. But that place was the Signature "Wienie" for Fantasyland.
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    Re: Chicken Of The Sea Pirate Ship Restaurant Model

    Quote Originally Posted by Lex the Robot View Post
    Anyone got any reference shots of the original restaurant they can add to this thread?
    Here's a couple of personal 35mm Kodachrome slides, whose colors look as bright and colorful as the day when I took them. Which was just a few days before they closed Fantasyland for the 83 New Fantasyland.





    In these photos..."Chicken of the Sea" was long gone and Disneyland had been operating the restaurant themselves, though still serving mainly tuna specialties.

    Here's a nice aerial shot from 1962 that shows the location of where it used to sit just to the left of Monstro:

    Last edited by Opus1guy; 02-18-2007 at 12:13 PM.

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    Re: Chicken Of The Sea Pirate Ship Restaurant Model

    I had heard that when they attempted to move the ship,
    it just crumbled from decay. I'm sure someone else has
    details, or perhaps even pics.

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    Re: Chicken Of The Sea Pirate Ship Restaurant Model

    Great pictures. In all the early years we went to Disneyland, I am so disappointed my parents did not get more pictures of the great old rides and stuff. Well, you know what they say about hindsight.
    Last edited by Wendygirl; 02-18-2007 at 05:42 PM. Reason: left out a vital word

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    Re: Chicken Of The Sea Pirate Ship Restaurant Model

    Fabulous!

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    Re: Chicken Of The Sea Pirate Ship Restaurant Model

    Quote Originally Posted by Nautilus View Post
    The model company Revell produces a plastic model kit called the “Caribbean Pirate Ship, Jolly Roger” based on the old Chicken of the Sea restaurant ship at Disneyland. It is surprising accurate to the real thing except for the entrance and exit doorways. So I bought the ship, put it together, and all I had to do was paint it differently and make the sails. Someday I want to make Skull Rock to go with and put it in a “lagoon”. This ship is loaded with detail. As Mary Poppins would say it's "practically perfect in every way".

    If you want to buy the model kit that I bought , here’s the link...

    http://www.monstersinmotion.com/cata...f706fcb69d2ab5
    It's also on the official Revell site for only $1 more. No offense to monstersinmotion.com, but I'd rather buy it from the official store, especially if registration is required.

    This is a great find, Nautilus! I see a skull attached to the bow in the Revell photos, but not on your ship, Nautilus. Is the skull an optional addition, or did you have to grind it down?

    I also notice that the Revell site doesn't mention Disney or Disneyland in any way. Still, it's a dead-on replica. Can we have any photos of the model box?

    It'd be fun to build someone else's model ship for a change and not built my own from scratch.
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