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    12-05-06 Fort Collins, Colorado Home of Disneyland’s Main Street USA

    Postcards From the Edge: Fort Collins, Colorado Home of Disneyland’s Main Street USA
    By C. W. Oberleitner
    December 5, 2006

    Back from Thanksgiving with family and friends in his adopted hometown of Fort Collins, Colorado, senior correspondent C. W. Oberleitner tells us he just may have solved a mystery no one knew anything about regarding the inspiration for Disneyland’s iconic City Hall.

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    Re: 12-05-06 Fort Collins, Colorado Home of Disneyland’s Main Street USA

    Posted By Chuck Oberleitner
    Goff’s duties at Disney also increased. Even as he worked on the expanding 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Walt made him part of the team that was helping to merge concepts for a traveling railroad exhibit of mechanized miniature figurines that would travel around the country acting out scenes from famous stories—a precursor for what would eventually become Audio-Animatronics.
    Loved this story. I have seen the blueprints of City Hall somewhere, though I can't place at the moment where I have seen it. This is an interesting piece of information about the early beginnings of Audio Animatronics.
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    Re: 12-05-06 Fort Collins, Colorado Home of Disneyland’s Main Street USA

    I enjoyed the article too. Thanks for letting me live vicariously through your story, discovering something special about the Disney and Disneyland legacy.

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    Re: 12-05-06 Fort Collins, Colorado Home of Disneyland’s Main Street USA

    This is why I go to Fort Collins every time I go home......

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    Re: 12-05-06 Fort Collins, Colorado Home of Disneyland’s Main Street USA

    I guess I should feel lucky since I work in Fort Collins.

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    Re: 12-05-06 Fort Collins, Colorado Home of Disneyland’s Main Street USA

    YAY! Go FO-CO! That's why I love this state AND Disney!

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    Re: 12-05-06 Fort Collins, Colorado Home of Disneyland’s Main Street USA

    Truth be told, Fort Collins is only a partial inspiration for the City Hall. Steve DeGaetano and I posted up other sources that dispute a bit of Goff's claim.

    http://www.micechat.com/forums/showt...ns+main+street
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