It just struck me that they named the cat after a Warner Bros. character! Maybe "Figaro" would have been more appropriate. ;)
If Tweety should show up at the roundhouse, that would be an annual paws for concern...a real cat-tastrophy! :eek:
Do you visit the roundhouse frequently?
An iron horse is of course an iron horse.
It's sad to hear when they've been outsourced.
Good thing they're backed up by OE's in full force.
Hooray for the DRR!
It's not something that can easily be arranged. I certainly don't have the power to do it. Security has tightened up, and you need to have business back there in order to gain admittance. As I was lucky enough to "help out" in very tiny ways with the Ward Kimball, I got to spend some time back there.
Too bad terrorists and other criminals have plagued our free society with paranoia and a need to take ever increasing security measures in order to insure our safety. There was a time in our nation when a person could show up unannounced at the White House door, and gain the audience of the President.
Yeah, and I value their friendship just the same.
It's only been once that Disney invited me in--Tim O'Day, head of Publicity, invited me to attend and speak at the dedication of the Ward Kimball. A class act, Tim.
The other times, I was asked to go not by anyone at Disney, but by outside contractors working for Disney who had reason to be there.
And the very first time I went was in 1997, when a friend who did have considerable contacts on the inside arranged for a tour. But like I said, because of security reasons, today you need a better reason to get in than just being "a friend of a friend who knows someone."
Of course, living in North Carolina now, I don't foresee the opportunities to visit arriving very frequently. I treasure the times I did get to go, and in addition to being able to share the experience with folks like you, I get to preserve my memories a bit by writing them down.
It's quite amazing the richly articulated portraits that a literary artist can paint onto the canvas of the mind...when one takes the time to do so.