Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Time Machine please

Weird Mexico

Remember this guy? Hell yes you do! You miss him now that's he's gone but when you first saw these life sized marionettes in "El Rio Del Tiempo" at EPCOT Center you were freaked out. I was 

They were neat but they didn't make a whole lot of sense to the average Joe. Were they supposed to be real people? Or Puppets? Puppets, man. 
I have plenty more shots of them but these are a couple of the oldest. Stay tuned.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

You're not going to care.

Three people will give a shit about this post. That's ok though because that makes it well worth it.

 Take a look at this picture:

The Magic Kingdom of Walt Disney World and included the attraction "Snow White's Scary Adventure". It was great but guests always wondered why they didn't see Snow White anywhere in the ride. The official story was that YOU were Snow White and you saw these adventures unfold through her eyes. That's a fine story but they never bothered to tell the guests that which left them confused.

 In 1971 Fantasyland was way behind schedule. Not as bad as Tomorrowland but in need of some trimming to make the opening. So much got chopped. Entire attractions were scraped and replaced with known favorites like Snow White and Peter Pan.

 This Snow White pictured above appeared in Disneyland's 1983 remake of Fantasyland but it was originally sculpted for Walt Disney World. How do I know? Look at the awesome background figures.

 On the right, in the background, IS THE SCULPT FOR THE COPPERTONE GIRL that once graced the center of Mickey's Mart in Tomorrowland at Walt Disney World! Hold on it gets better. To the left, behind Snow White's ass, is the model for the PLAZA SWAN BOATS of the Magic Kingdom!!!!

 What this means, folks, is that you SHOULD have seen Snow White in the original MK attraction but time and budget restraints kept that from happening.

Sunday, December 6, 2015


I'm still cleaning out my vast archive of Disney stuff. I found these two clippings that go right along with my last post. Here we see Blaine Gibson doing his thing. Don't know who he is? Google him and then come back here when you're educated. You'll have a real appreciation for this stuff.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Early Big Thunder

I found this cool Xerox copy in my vast pile of Walt Disney World shit. It came from a WED Enterprises news letter and makes me wonder why they'd need to tell their own employees what they're currently working on. ?

Anyway it's great information for you historians out there. I love how it mentions Discovery Bay at Disneyland! You might also notice that this model looks a little primitive. It's the WDW version but Tumbleweed is on the opposite side.....either that or the main building is. Oh well.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Bicycling Ghosts

I posted these pictures on my Facebook page a long time ago. A surprising number of people have never even noticed these ghosts in the graveyard of the Haunted Mansion!

Here's the documentation in case you want to build your own.

Also a handy video I shot in 1991 while sneaking around in there with my pal Mike, Sorry for the shitty quality. 1991......

Isn't the Haunted Mansion NOISY!? Wow. BTW. I've included some shitty Ballroom footage as well.