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    7/15: A Look Back - Part V

    Celebrating Disneyland's 50th in publicity photos, discuss it here!
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    Re: 7/15: A Look Back - Part V

    Very enjoyable pics. But please Al, for the love of God, NEVER TRY POETRY AGAIN!!!!

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    Re: 7/15: A Look Back - Part V

    Yes, I agree with Danyoung! No more rhyme, yo!

    I have really enjoyed this series of pictures and commentary. I love the concept shots of the Lake Buena Vista Property. Did you notice the WEDway tracks everywhere? That is what I have always thought of the people mover as...it seems that on the West Coast, the people mover never got updated to this version. Also, did you realize that the WWPM (Now Tomorrowland Transit Authority) has a very cool drive system? The DL version had motors on the track-- the MK version has linear induction motors that essentially propel the cars with electromagnets. I wonder why the system wasn't used for practical transport like the monorail is...for that matter, I wonder why the monorail hasn't been expanded on either coast...

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    Re: 7/15: A Look Back - Part V

    Howdy Al!

    This has been a great week! Gets me all misty eyed for D'land of the past. Very cool.


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    Re: 7/15: A Look Back - Part V

    I have very pleasant, somewhat vague, memories of the original Carousel of Progress at Disneyland. I was no more than 6 or 7 on my last trip before it was moved to Florida, but remember being dazzled by the model city on the second floor. I only remember snippets, but was delighted to see the picture in today's posting.

    After CofP was replaced by America Sings I used to look up at the second story of the carousel theater and wonder what was there now, and what happened to that amazing display.

    Sixteen years later I made my first trip to Florida. One of the first things I did at the Magic Kingdom was to revisit the CofP. It brought back fond memories of my early visits to Disneyland. But as I left I knew something was missing... that trip upstairs to see that fantastic vision of the future.

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    Great photos! I miss the Skyway and much of Tomorrowland even more after viewing these pictures. It was so cool to ride the Skyway through the Matterhorn.

    When did the railroad go counter clockwise? In the picture of NOS the train is going the other way.

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    Re: 7/15: A Look Back - Part V

    As you led off on the fact that so much of this archived material would be snapped up if they'd only release it, I'd like to comment that it seems just wrong that ABC isn't doing anything for the "actual 50th"--you'd think they'd have come up with some sort of special or something to highlight the event. After all, wasn't that sort of "synergy" part of the reason they bought CapCities/ABC in the first place?

    Hopefully that DVD will start showing up in the US soon.

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    Wow, these pics have been incredible. It was worth signing up just to let you know that. Thanks - my collection of historic pictures was a little lacking.
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    Great article, I enjoyed it very much. I am fortunet enough to own one of the limited edition Disneyland USA dvds, and have even gotten into a brief discussion with Lenord Maltin about it!

    I too likethe Carousel of Progress, although I wish the old soundtrack would appear at its current locstion in WDW isntead pf the newer one.













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    Re: 7/15: A Look Back - Part V

    "No Walt, point down Main Street with your other hand!"

    Great stuff.

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    Re: 7/15: A Look Back - Part V

    Al,great pictures! I think you and I are the only two who could really appreciate the deadly combo of grape juice, tuna fish and Tea Cups! Deadly, I tell you!
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    Re: 7/15: A Look Back - Part V

    Once again nice pictures

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    Re: 7/15: A Look Back - Part V

    Quote Originally Posted by Club 33
    Great article, I enjoyed it very much. I am fortunet enough to own one of the limited edition Disneyland USA dvds, and have even gotten into a brief discussion with Lenord Maltin about it!

    I too likethe Carousel of Progress, although I wish the old soundtrack would appear at its current locstion in WDW isntead pf the newer one.
    Just how limited were these? I ask because we bought ours at Sams Club a few years ago. They didn't have a pallet of them though.

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    WOW wonderful pictures I think I may try and find those Dsiney Treasures DVD's. I love, love, love seeing how much Disneyland has progressed since then!

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    Re: 7/15: A Look Back - Part V

    Thanks again for another great article and some truly wonderful photos. You've really captured the former glory of Tomorrowland. It was a feast of movement, color and fun things to do. You've sparked a lot of fond memories.
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