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  • Anyone remember Tinkerbell riding down from the Matterhorn?

    Newbie here......
    Does anyone remember Tinkerbell riding down on a wire from the top of the Matterhorn? It was about 1960 that I remember. I think Tinkerbell was not a person, but a doll, I'm not sure. Anyone remember that -- it would have been at night.
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    Re: Anyone remember Tinkerbell riding down from the Matterhorn?

    Yes I do. And I think it was a real person.

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      Re: Anyone remember Tinkerbell riding down from the Matterhorn?

      It was a real person--a she still does it. It the 60s (for a time) it was also Mary Poppins. My step-father used to catch her every night on the other side. I love Tinker Bell flying from the matterhorn-- its one of those magical moments for me.
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        Re: Anyone remember Tinkerbell riding down from the Matterhorn?

        Tinker Bell began her flights over the Disneyland castle in 1961. It's always been a real person up there. The first Tink was a former circus performer in her 70s named Tiny Kline. How many 70-year-olds to you know who would be willing to careen 146 feet in the air on a wire? To make it even more exciting, the only way to stop her at the end was for her to crash into a mattress!

        Kline retired in 1964 due to health problems and was replaced by Judy Kaye who was Tinker Bell for another decade. Today, various cast members play Tink.

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          Thanks everyone for the info. I did not know the Tink rider was a real person. I was young then. If I get the opportunity to go to Disneyland again (instead of DW), which I think now I'm just going to have to do, watching this will be the highlight of the trip!
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            Re: Anyone remember Tinkerbell riding down from the Matterhorn?

            Now the cast member who is Tinkerbell wears this scary looking giant head! I saw a picture of it and it totally freaked me out!

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              A giant head? That is just wrong.

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                Re: Anyone remember Tinkerbell riding down from the Matterhorn?

                Yes, and the whole costume lights up! I've been wondering if they use male cast members as well as females now. I once had a friend who was a CM in costume who usually played Mrs. Incredible, and he said that for masked female characters, they like to use slender guys instead of actual girls, but I can't remember the reason.
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                  It doesnt make sense to me to have a mask for a character who is far from sight anyways.
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                    I would like to see Mary Poppins do it. Tinks there every nite there is fire works. And theres got to be some youtube video.

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                      Re: Anyone remember Tinkerbell riding down from the Matterhorn?

                      You mean this scary image?



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                      • #12
                        Re: Anyone remember Tinkerbell riding down from the Matterhorn?

                        Hello. In March or April of this year posted a video of the Remember Dreams Come True fireworks that I shot on July 17th 2005. About 5 minutes in you can see what they have done with Tinkerbell and how she flies.

                        Here is the link, http://stage6.divx.com/Disneyland/vi...e-July-17-2005


                        In order to view it properly you need a high speed internet connection, a fairly recent web browser and you must accept the divx web plugin, which will install automatically. If your PC will let you view the video, I think you will be pleasantly surprised.

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                          Re: Anyone remember Tinkerbell riding down from the Matterhorn?

                          Mary Poppins was not a real person. Just a dummy. She went up instead of down, before Tinkerbell descended.

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                            Well that explains it all. Tink looks like "she" gained a few pounds as well.

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                              Re: Anyone remember Tinkerbell riding down from the Matterhorn?

                              Originally posted by duckiedianne View Post
                              Now the cast member who is Tinkerbell wears this scary looking giant head! I saw a picture of it and it totally freaked me out!

                              OMG I KNOW!!!! Her eyes were like purple and her mouth was like open it freaked me out too!!!!!!!!!!!!
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