Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Tom Morrow

Tom Innoventions

Date: 5/2005
Location: Innoventions, Fantasyland, Disneyland
Comments: Tom Morrow is the witty host of the Innoventions attraction, which features the technology of tomorrow. The two story building housing Innoventions originally served as the Carousel Theater, the home to America Sings, which opened on June 29, 1974. Sam the Eagle served as host an MC of the musical tribute to American song. When the attraction closed in 1988, many of the animatronic characters were reassigned to duty in the Splash Mountain attraction in Critter Country. The building sat idle for ten years, until the Innoventions attraction opened on July 3, 1998.

Building Speed: 6" per second/17 minutes for full rotation
Ride System: Moving building with interactive exhibits

Friday, July 15, 2005

An Original

An Original

Date: 5/2005
Location: King Arthur Carrousel, Fantasyland, Disneyland
Comments: This plaque signifies the attraction (King Arthur Carrousel in this case) as one of the original attractions present on Disneyland's orignal opening day back on July 17th, 1955. Thought it was very relevant to post this shot this week.

Saturday, July 09, 2005



Date: 3/2003
Location: Spaceship Earth, EPCOT Center, DisneyWorld
Comments: The world-renowned 180-foot-tall geosphere is the marquee attraction at DisneyWorld's EPCOT Center. Walt Disney's fascination with the future came full circle in 1972, when EPCOT and Spaceship Earth opened. Sadly, Walt would not live to see the debut of his natural wonder. The Geosphere's outer shell is comprised of 11,324 trangles (composed of Alucobond, a thermal polyethylene core bonded to aluminum), is 518.1 feet in circumference, 165 feet in diameter and covers 150,000 square surface feet. The sphere also weighs 16 million pounds, stretches 180 feet above the ground and took 26 months to construct.

Monday, July 04, 2005

Grinning Toad

Mr Toad

Date: 5/2005
Location: Mr Toad's Wild Ride, Fantasyland, Disneyland
Comments: This is the wood sculpture of Mr Toad, which sits in the study as visitors wait to join Mr Toad on his madcapped adventure. The statue was added to the attraction after the fascade was overhauled by Imagineers. [looking for refurbishment details]