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    Re: 9/23: The Columbia Story, Pt. I

    Quote Originally Posted by evmo View Post
    So I'm sure this will be covered in part II, but I'm wondering what the dimensions of the Disney ship are. I always thought the original would be bigger but at least from what I'm seeing measuring from google earth it seems the replica is quite a bit larger.

    Stern to bow is coming out at 100 feet exactly and about 27 feet abeam.
    The replica is accurate almost to the inch. Masts are shorter (slightly).

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    Re: 9/23: The Columbia Story, Pt. I

    Great read, I appreciate the stories and inspirations behind Disneyland attractions like this. Before I just knew that the Columbia as 'the first American ship to circumnavigate the globe' as I think I remember from the on-board spiel. Most people probably just see the ship and don't think much about it. Other interesting 'origin of/inspiration of' stories might be: the Mark Twain, New Orleans Square, different aspects of Main Street, I'm sure the list can go on...

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    Re: 9/23: The Columbia Story, Pt. I

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve DeGaetano View Post
    Well...my view of Fantasmic is just to the right of Swab's view, if you get my drift.
    I think both you guys are entirely too charitable to Grotesquemic... but that's just me.

    (Excellent article BTW -- looking forward to Part 2!)
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    Re: 9/23: The Columbia Story, Pt. I

    Gee, Wiggins, and here all this time I thought you loved the show!

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    Re: 9/23: The Columbia Story, Pt. I

    Other than the fact that I break out in boils every time I look at the south end of Tom Sawyer Island, it's simply... swell.
    "With the acquisition of Marvel and now of Lucasfilm,
    Disney may have finally found the grail. You don't need
    imagination or art. All you need is a brand."

    - Neil Gabler


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    Re: 9/23: The Columbia Story, Pt. I

    Great article I loved the imagery at the beginning of Walt sitting by the river!

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    Re: 9/23: The Columbia Story, Pt. I

    You make my dreams come true by writing this article... hope it's not long until part 2! I'm learning so much.

    (ps, i love F! and the columbia's role in particular)
    "And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by" (John Masefield)



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    Re: 9/23: The Columbia Story, Pt. I

    Quote Originally Posted by twobluestripes View Post

    (ps, i love F! and the columbia's role in particular)
    That's OK. I'm sure you have other redeeming qualities.

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