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    Planned but Not Built in the 60s?

    I just posted a piece of concept art for Disneyland's Chinatown on my blog. Then I started to think, we hear alot about things like Discovery Bay and Dumbo's Circus and other concepts that were never built, but what else was conceived in the 60s that came came to be? Even in the early years, the Crocodile Aquarium and Candy Mountain were considered and abandoned. Any ideas?
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    Re: Planned but Not Built in the 60s?

    Western River Expedition comes to mind for WDW; it's relevant to DL because some people have rallied for its construction here on the west coast, and its concept eventually morphed into the extant BTMRR.

    The Haunted Mansion existed in many guises and theoretical locations, including a side street from Main Street. Speaking of which, Edison Street and Liberty Square were also planned for the backstage area east of Main Street.


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    Re: Planned but Not Built in the 60s?

    ^^ Great site, Joe!
    I do wish WRE would get built somewhere. It would fit in Paris real well!
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    Re: Planned but Not Built in the 60s?

    Quote Originally Posted by mark View Post
    I just posted a piece of concept art for Disneyland's Chinatown on my blog. Then I started to think, we hear alot about things like Discovery Bay and Dumbo's Circus and other concepts that were never built, but what else was conceived in the 60s that came came to be? Even in the early years, the Crocodile Aquarium and Candy Mountain were considered and abandoned. Any ideas?
    I'm almost positive that a smaller version of the Chinatown facades DID exist briefly at Disneyland. Wasn't Art Corner arranged in a small Chinatown alley for a couple years? But this area was very small. Some banners. Some signs. That's about it.

    I seem to recall that Rolly Crump worked on it and Jack Lindquist oversaw its installation, but again this is from memory, from interviews, from discussions with these people. (And no, I'm not old enough to have seen it firsthand.) This would be the tomorrowland version of Art Corner in the 1960s, not the earlier version.

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