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  • May 13, 2011: World Showcase Buses

    Link to World Showcase Buses.
    Please discuss it here.
    Werner Weiss
    Curator of Yesterland, featuring discontinued Disneyland attractions

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    Re: May 13, 2011: World Showcase Buses

    I really miss the buses!

    Incidentally, the first photo in Werner's article features my sister and I standing in front of a blue Omnibus. I'm sure she loves the fact that it appears that she's picking her nose! I still don't quite know what she's doing there.
    Last edited by Tannerman; 05-13-2011, 06:29 AM.
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      Re: May 13, 2011: World Showcase Buses

      A friend of my dad's was involved in selling those Chevrolet Chassis to Disney to build the buses on. They are built on a GM P-Chassis. If I remember right, the model they used was specifically engineered for UPS. He had to get permission from UPS to be able to get that chassis for Disney's design.

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        Re: May 13, 2011: World Showcase Buses

        Interesting article. I wonder why they stopped using the double-decker buses at Epcot"s World Showcase.
        James

        Once a Disney fan, always a Disney fan.

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          Re: May 13, 2011: World Showcase Buses

          Thanks for the info. I love this old stuff. However, the interview with Mr. Gurr...well, he didn't really seem too interested.

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            Re: May 13, 2011: World Showcase Buses

            Along the same lines, anyone know what became of the 2 buses that were used at the Disneyland Resort along the hotel routes?They were only in service a couple of years and were then put into storage by the parking garage and have never been seen again.

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            • #7
              Re: May 13, 2011: World Showcase Buses

              Originally posted by jaxbistro View Post
              Thanks for the info. I love this old stuff. However, the interview with Mr. Gurr...well, he didn't really seem too interested.
              I thought Bob Gurr's answers were succinct and honest.

              Gurr designed the buses at Disneyland, and his design was also used for the 1982 Epcot Center buses. However, as I suspected, he didn't have any other involvement with the Epcot Center buses because he left Disney Imagineering before Epcot Center opened.
              Werner Weiss
              Curator of Yesterland, featuring discontinued Disneyland attractions

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                Re: May 13, 2011: World Showcase Buses

                It's too bad nothing ever came of the Peoplemover-type system that was part of the original plan. That would have been cool.

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                  Re: May 13, 2011: World Showcase Buses

                  Nice article. I really do hope there is a transportation system that is works (and is not boats,) for present Epcot.


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