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Tales From The College Program: My Role

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Okay, in our last installment I told you about the College Program housing system.  Today I'm going to tell you about where I worked, but first a little bit more about housing.  I found this map of Vista Way while doing some scanning last night.


Vista Way has 40 apartment buildings, the only one not occupied by CP's in number 26, which is where you could take college courses (if you sign up for them, and if your school accepts them).  Each building has 12 apartments, 4 on each floor.  Each apartment has 6 CP's (except the 4 on third floor that only have 4). This comes out to 24 CP's on the first and second floors, and 16 on the third, making 64 per building.  Multiply that by the 39 apartment buildings and you have about 2,496 CP's living at Vista Way.  Remember, Disney has two other apartment complexes, so CP's make up a pretty good chunk Cast Members.
Anyway, back to our story.  Ralf and I had just selected our housing option, it was time to find our our role…

Horizons

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One Man's Dream currently has this robot from Horizons on display, and an original Figment!





Siren Saga

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One of my first posts was about my Pee-wee Herman bike.  I bought a rusty vintage Schwinn on ebay a few years and wanted to fix it up like Pee-wee's.  I soon realized that finding Pee-wee's tiger siren would be the hardest part of all.  You'd think that it would be easy to locate given sites like ebay and Craig's List.  Well, the tiger siren is harder to find than you'd think.  There are bike forums online where people try to track them down.  In fact I've only seen two on ebay in the past two years (and one went for over $700).

If you are not familiar with the siren, here's what it looks like.

Here it is on Pee-wee's bike on the movie poster.

This is where things get tricky.  That bike is not the bike from the movie.  It's missing all of the gadgets.  The siren on this bike isn't even the same siren from the film.  The original siren has a jewel on the tiger's forehead.  Check out this screen shot from the film.

Not only is the jewel missin…