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Re: January 15, 2010: World Clock and Astro-Jets
Do you know if the rocket jet being used a t-shirt shelf in "The Little Green Man' store in Anaheim's Tomorrowland currently is in fact one of the original jets used from 1967? I've heard that it is, but in looking at it, the jet seems mighty small. I'm always looking for remnants of the park that once was.
What happened to World Clock? Is it stored in a dusty warehouse? Or are its remains buried deep within a sanitary landfill? Probably the latter.
Or maybe its going to make an appearance as the entryway to the Parks & Resorts pavilion at the 2010 D23 Expo. Am I getting ahead of myself?
I worked at Walt Disney World as a member of the Disney College Program in Spring 2008 and Summer 2010. Now, I build software, design live events, and frequently make the short trek from Costa Mesa to Disneyland with my Annual Passport in hand.
Hum... interesting. I never even knew about this clock. Perhaps I saw it somewhere and it didn't register. That's pretty interesting though... I did not realize that each land had an icon. The sad thing is, this clock was probably destroyed since we well know Disney didn't used to care about preserving artifacts from attractions they were demolishing or documenting these experiences. All they seemed to care about was the next attraction replacing the "old, dated" attraction. Such a shame.
Actually, I think I need for you to explain how the clock worked - was there a part that moved to indicate the time? By comparing your 2 photos, it looks like the top part rotated, but I still need a little explanation.
Great articles! The original Astro-Jet mechanism (including the hydraulic rams) were re-used when they moved the the Rocket Jets to the platform above the Peoplemover in 1967. It's also the same mechanism that runs that stupid satellite thing that's currently up on the platform. This info was confirmed by Bob Gurr. Neat stuff!
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