Friday, April 23, 2010

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

I figured today I would post some pictures of one of the best attractions Walt Disney World has ever had.

Of course I am speaking of 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.  Even though the Disneyland  Submarine Voyage was basically the same thing the Walt Disney World version was much better because we had actual Nautilus subs!

Check out the inside

Back in 1988 when all of these pictures were taken I was waiting patiently in line to ride.  Sadly the group ahead of us filled the sub so we were going to have to wait for the next one.  Being the adorable child that  I was the cast member let me wear his hat until the next sub arrived.  I woke up the next morning with head lice.  Okay that last part wasn't true but I did get to wear the hat.

Check out those collapsable kitty cat shades!

Sadly this awesome attraction is long gone and in it's place is a Winnie The Pooh play area.  Why does Pooh have to take over all of my favorite attractions?  Luckily that waste of space will be gone soon enough, but we'll still never get to see this again.....

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Walt Disney Post Office

We are back in Marceline this week for a look at the Walt Disney Post Office.

According to my Marceline pamphlet: In 1968 the US Postal Department issued the Walt Disney commemorative stamp from this site.  The entire Disney family attended this event along with thousands of dedicated Disney fans.

Oh you don't believe me?  Well do you believe plaques?

Oh that plaque doesn't look "official" enough for you.  Well how is this:

Gosh you people are are hard to please.....

Thursday, April 1, 2010

2719 Hyperion Ave.

About a mile from Walt's Woking Way home is another Disney landmark.  The old Disney Studio at 2719 Hyperion Ave.  Let's take a drive.

I wonder who that handsome fellow is....

Now all we have to do is take a right and we will be at 2719, the site of the old Disney Studio.......

Gelson Market!!!! What!  That's right kids the old Disney studio was torn down and is now a grocery store.

Here is a shot of the studio back in Walt's time (I stole this pic from here)

There's a million more Disney landmarks within a mile of the old studio so i'll start posting those soon.