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  • Storybook canal lighthouse?

    I just noticed this was gone. When did this happen??
    I find it hard
    It's hard to find
    Oh well, whatever, nevermind

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    The Whole Lighthouse is gone? How did they do all that?
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    • #3
      I don't know, maybe cause it was only 8 feet tall and 4 feet wide. All's I know is I was looking at a pic of me on the teacups from '03 and there was the lighthouse in the background. I was just at DL this week and didn't see the lighthouse, my question is.....What up that??
      I find it hard
      It's hard to find
      Oh well, whatever, nevermind

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      • #4
        Hmmm, I would be interested to know if this was true and when it happened- That thing has been there forever and I am definitely curious as to why it would be removed.
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        • #5
          Im going tomorrow and ill ask one of the cast memebers who work in that area?
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          • #6
            Was it an old ticket booth? Like that corner mushroom was at Alice In Wonderland?
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            • #7
              They may have removed it to give it a touch up in the paint shop .

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              • #8
                The building is still there, but the lighthouse top part is missing as of yesterday.
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                • #9
                  yes it was the original storybook canal ticket booth, like the Alice mushroom.

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                  • #10
                    Can someone please post a picture of what the lighthouse looks like? I can't remeber, Thanks


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                    • #11

                      Here's a shot I took in 2003.
                      Last edited by circleVision; 03-20-2005, 05:43 AM.

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                      • #12
                        What do you want to bet they are painting the top gold? LOL

                        Or even better, making the light in the top work again. Its been a long time since I have seen it shine at night.

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                        • #13
                          I wonder if it suffered the same fate as Captain Hook's tuna salad-serving pirate ship and Switzer falls .... death by termites.

                          Sometimes I wonder if Orkin or Dale Dribble needs to throw a big 'ole tent over the whole park and gas out those little buggers before something terrible happens. Hey, maybe they could do that May 4th ........
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                          • #14
                            Has it always been stucco? Maybe it was sprayed on later, Pressler liked stucco alot.

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                            • #15
                              As far as I understand, the ticket booths like the mushroom at alice were just wood frames with chicken wire and stucco, and over the years they have had to add some concrete patch work. I could be wrong, but upon close inspection of them when I went last they seemed to be nothing more than stucco. Historically amusement parks like coney island really only made "temporary" or more fanciful shaped buildings out of stucco and wire on a frame so it would make sense.

                              They still do it sometimes now, but use "gunnite" instead which is stronger than stucco.

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                              • #16
                                They sold it. It's now on the corner of Beach Blvd and Ball Road as part of an H Salt Fish and Chips place.
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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by Tigertail777
                                  yes it was the original storybook canal ticket booth, like the Alice mushroom.
                                  No, it wasn't. It used to be in another part of storybook land. I think on the other side of the loading bank. It was supposed to be the lighthouse from 'Pete's Dragon'.
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                                  • #18
                                    i noticed an article in saturday's newspaper that a young boy was hurt on storybook canal boats wednesday, breaking a finger and losing the tip of his thumb when getting his hand caught between the boat and the dock at the end of the ride. The ride was shut down for two days for investigation.

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                                    • #19
                                      Things must happen fast at DL. We were just in the park last weekend and the lighthouse was right where it was supposed to be. We even rode the Storybook Land Boats. Hopefully, it's just out for a touchup and will be put back. Since it is an old ticket booth, its always been a little bit of nostalgia for me.
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                                      • #20
                                        If you look closely on the old ticket booths like the mushroom, you can tell exactly where the windows used to go for the people inside to exchange money/give tickets. Yes the lighthouse was the ticket booth, whether it always was so since the very beginning of the ride I dont know. It could be a later addition after the actual opening of the ride, but if it is it wasnt much later its been there for quite a long time. The lighthouse has been there LONG before pete's dragon. It is kind of an odd thing to have there so I can see why it would make someone think that, I beleive the theming stems from the original name of the attraction: "canal boats of the world" which makes a bit more sense for a lighthouse to be in the theming.

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