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    Re: Disney Urban Legends that REFUSE TO DIE!

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve DeGaetano View Post
    Ask out own expert, Opus1. He spoke directly to Marty Sklar about this. Sklar admitted the falsity.

    Why is it that just because Steve Martin (of all people) speaks it, it has to be true?

    Truth is, it's not.
    Truth is...I may have (gulp) flubbed that one. My conversations with Bill Evans (and then after with Marty) was over 20 years ago and I'm now afraid I may have "remembered" the wrong legend as the one being not entirely true. It might have been the "Latin names on all the weeds" I'm now told. Trying to get confirmation from another source. But one of those landscaping ones is a dud. I hate getting old. You may have to reclassify that one as "pending."

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    Re: Disney Urban Legends that REFUSE TO DIE!

    Opus, you should have a website. And you should call it the Opus Archives.
    j/k.

    Latin Names on all the weeds? Another legend?

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    Re: Disney Urban Legends that REFUSE TO DIE!

    Quote Originally Posted by TheManator View Post
    Latin Names on all the weeds?
    Yeah. The story goes that they were so short of money to open the Park, that they couldn't finish landscaping and so Walt told them to go around and put little signs in Latin (like formal gardens often did)...on all the weeds!

    Consider that one still true though.

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    Re: Disney Urban Legends that REFUSE TO DIE!

    Quote Originally Posted by Opus1guy View Post
    Yeah. The story goes that they were so short of money to open the Park, that they couldn't finish landscaping and so Walt told them to go around and put little signs in Latin (like formal gardens often did)...on all the weeds!

    Consider that one still true though.
    I believe both landscaping stories recently appeard in Walt Disney: Triumph of the American Imagination. If I recall correctly Gabler says the weeds are true and the bulldozer is false. I still think Sklar's confession has been aired on television.

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    Re: Disney Urban Legends that REFUSE TO DIE!

    I had somone at work tell me that the golden spike in fantasyland was to commemorate the Dedication of new fantisyland in 1983.

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    Re: Disney Urban Legends that REFUSE TO DIE!

    Forward this e-mail to your friends and Walt Disney, Jr. will send you a check.

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    Re: Disney Urban Legends that REFUSE TO DIE!

    My favorite is that Lee Harvey Oswald worked at the Main Street Shooting Gallery for a Summer.
    "As usual he's taken over the coolest spot in the house"- Father re: Orville 1963

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    Re: Disney Urban Legends that REFUSE TO DIE!

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve DeGaetano View Post
    The Auctioneer was one of the first "modern generation" AA's. The motion was far more fluid--the limbs' motions didn't end in a sudden "stop!" but slowed to a stop more authentically.

    You can read about it in Dr.Yee's books...
    Excellent observation. I have read about the Auctioneer's advanced animatronics; incorporating the 'over/under-shoot" effect, where a motion's end point is slightly "overshot" or "undershot", then travels to the intended original end point. Thus, giving the illusion of fluid motion; genius.
    I believe the sensitive, life-like motions of the Auctioneer are what may have drawn the comparison to the Lincoln AA, and possibly the rumor of an "original" Abe being in the POTC "Take A Wench For A Bride" scene.

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    Re: Disney Urban Legends that REFUSE TO DIE!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cousin Orville View Post
    My favorite is that Lee Harvey Oswald worked at the Main Street Shooting Gallery for a Summer.
    "Actually, that one is true"---Steve Martin

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    Re: Disney Urban Legends that REFUSE TO DIE!

    A little on disney survey markers here

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    Re: Disney Urban Legends that REFUSE TO DIE!

    I heard that if you give a 1943 penny to the ticket booth, CMs are instructed to give you a Disneyland ticket. I really hope this is true... if so, I'm hunting for '43 pennies.

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    Re: Disney Urban Legends that REFUSE TO DIE!

    Quote Originally Posted by HBG2 View Post
    Uh, well, if you look real hard at the picture, Sherlock, you can see where it came from.
    okay smartypants, i MEANT, are there more of other attractions...im too lazy to go look lol.


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    Re: Disney Urban Legends that REFUSE TO DIE!

    Quote Originally Posted by KatieStone View Post
    I heard that if you give a 1943 penny to the ticket booth, CMs are instructed to give you a Disneyland ticket. I really hope this is true... if so, I'm hunting for '43 pennies.
    I can't even imagine where that story would start. If it were true it'd be very easy to go to a coin store, spend rather little, and go to the park.

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    Re: Disney Urban Legends that REFUSE TO DIE!

    Quote Originally Posted by lazyboy97O View Post
    I can't even imagine where that story would start. If it were true it'd be very easy to go to a coin store, spend rather little, and go to the park.
    And why is it a 1943 penny?


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    Re: Disney Urban Legends that REFUSE TO DIE!

    We really could use Dave Smith to verify the validity of this thread for us!

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