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We're going to get to the bottom of the reasons, specific length lost, and other goodies as a quick followup segment in the next podcast.. However until then, sadly watch the speedway shrink before your very eyes..
Our friend Bill Cotter has these amazing photos of naked pirates getting dressed. There are over 30 photos of these women dressing the pirates in Bills collection. We are guessing, from the plaid pants of one of the women that this is from the 1970s sometime.
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I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and got some great deals while shopping. Looking on ebay today, I found a neat little piece of literature from 1985. These little pamphlets are for the Diamond Horseshoe Revue. This is one attraction I miss not being open more often. I heard recently that it was going to open again for the holidays, but that is about all. Being $9.95, this isn't a bad deal and you wonder if the rumored Frontierland rehab will get rid of this attraction for good.... Only time will tell. Enjoy!
I have started scanning in some of our old Disney World photos from our first trip in 1985. I haven’t looked at these pictures in a long time and was surprised to see some from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. There’s a ride I miss, but I sure don’t miss the cramped submarines.
When Disney World opened in 1971, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea was one of five attractions that premiered at the Florida Project. Early publicity focused on these five attractions in an effort to emphasize the uniqueness of Walt Disney World and help set it apart from Disneyland.
20,000 Leagues Under the Seas was located in Fantasyland. It held 11.5 million gallons of water and took up 25% of Fantasyland real estate. It was a very popular ride, but according to Disney it was a nightmare to maintain. In 1994, the ride was unexpectedly closed for refurbishment and never reopened. In 2005 it was replaced by Pooh’s Playful Spot and now it is part of the new Fantasyland expansion.
I've got one of these cute little fellows sitting on my desk, years ago mine was let out of his plastic prison. But look at this rare bird... he's never been let out of his cellophane stronghold! Not sure if the premium of a $49 opening bid will make you feel good to set this Orange Bird Free, chances are I sense he will find a home where he will still be confined to his plastic chamber... its sad really...