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  • [Question] Snow White Grotto Dwarf Figures

    I was wondering about the dwarf figures in the grotto. Seems like at least some of them appear "newer" to me. They don't look like 50+ year-old marble. So do you think facsimiles have been created? Or maybe the originals got rehabbed? Like maybe they were sanded down (or whatever you do to marble) and then re-coated?

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    Same old figures! They get a good scrubbed down cleaning every once in a while.

    EDIT: I stand corrected!
    Last edited by Nautilus; 02-27-2009, 11:18 AM.

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    • #3
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      Those are reproductions. The originals started to get wear from the elements and they make duplicates and the originals are at WDI in Glendale now.

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      • #4
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        Yep, the originals are in WDI...

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        • #5
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          ^^^

          Yep, they told us that in the Walk in Walt's Footsteps tour.

          Copies.

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          • #6
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            Ah ha -- I knew it! Thanks for confirming my suspicions.

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            • #7
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              My hubby got to see the real ones last month...so jealous!

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              • #8
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                Dopey escaped. He recently enjoyed his first ride through Toy Story Mania. Please see photo at left.

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                • #9
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                  Yes, they are "retired" at Imagineering. They are made of marble and the weather was getting the best of them. We were able to see them on the Adventures By Disney Backstage Magic Tour. (There is a great story behind them too!) They are within a room where they store their maquettes (or pre-molds). Everything is stored within a case. The Snow White figures where set so that the group can have their picture with them. If you can take this tour, do it! It's the most special behind-the-scenes Disney experience.
                  Last edited by pirateslife4me; 02-27-2009, 06:21 PM.


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                  • #10
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                    Kinda wish I didn't know this info now. Oh well.

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                    • #11
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                      I've actually seen the originals in Glendale on the Adventures by Disney "Backstage Magic" tour (I was on the first one ever April of last year), and I do believe I have photographs if anyone is interested.
                      ~The darkness must go
                      Down the river of night's dreaming
                      Flow morphia slow
                      Let the sun and light come streaming
                      Into my life, into my life~

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                      • #12
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                        That's still the old ones...
                        Music is my LIFE!!!

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                          This is one thing that is so great about Disney, They archive a lot of stuff.
                          DisneyTwins
                          Since May 2003

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                          • #14
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                            Originally posted by Noctourne View Post
                            I've actually seen the originals in Glendale on the Adventures by Disney "Backstage Magic" tour (I was on the first one ever April of last year), and I do believe I have photographs if anyone is interested.
                            The "official" first one or the dress rehearsal?
                            Last edited by pirateslife4me; 02-27-2009, 08:12 PM.


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                              Re: Snow White Grotto Dwarf Figures

                              Originally posted by pirateslife4me View Post
                              The "official" first one or the dress rehearsal?
                              The "official" first one, I assume. The dress rehearsal you are talking about was for Cast Members working on the tour as opposed to really-for-real guests, correct?
                              ~The darkness must go
                              Down the river of night's dreaming
                              Flow morphia slow
                              Let the sun and light come streaming
                              Into my life, into my life~

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