Lot's of great news in Al's latest MiceAge report, including this spectacular speculation!:
>>Aurora returns to her Castle
Building off of the success of the Dead Man's Grotto walkthrough created for Pirate's Lair, there's now a tentative plan to revamp and reopen the Sleeping Beauty diorama walkthrough in the Castle. Using new lighting and audio technology, the walkthrough would reopen as a 21st century take on the 1957 original Eyvind Earle version of the attraction. No major structural changes would be made to the facility, as that would void the grandfather clause the Castle walkthrough has to get around modern ADA laws. But the end result would be a cosmetic upgrade to the basic concept of the original 1950's walkthrough.
For the record, our contacts state the walkthrough was closed in October, 2001 due to security concerns in the wake of the September 11th attacks. The thought is now any concern about security for this Disney icon could be alleviated by placing a few hidden cameras in the corridors of the walkthrough to monitor any mischief. But in the Fall of 2001 when DCA was an utter failure at the ticket booths and the entire travel industry was spiraling into deep recession, the last thing TDA was going to spend money on was cameras for a dusty old walkthrough that few customers visited. The easy and cheap thing to do back then was to simply close the Castle walkthrough "temporarily." Luckily, it now looks like that temporary closure may end in 2008.<<
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