When I first went to Disneyland in the 60's, in the Emporium on the left side of main street, there was a mechanical fortune teller made up to look like the Old Hag (Witch) from Snow White. I was fascinated, and more than a little bit scared, by her. I visited the park as an adult many other times over the years and kind of lost track of the old girl. Then around 1999 I visited a character shop just to the right after you go through Cinderella's castle (It used to be a second magic shop many years ago.) I think it had been made up as a Disney villain shop.
Anyway, to my amazement, there was this fortune telling witch. I spoke to a cast member who apparently knew his stuff. He told me that it had be refurbished in the last few years. He turned it on for me, and it moved and the voice recording of the Old Hag played. I was in heaven seeing this again after so many years.
My question to all is, does anyone know the history of this artifact? I think it's been there ever since the park opened, since I have a vague memory of seeing it on the Mickey Mouse club as a kid. I'd sincerely appreciate any and all information.