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  • mouseketeer007
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    if u have the potc dvd they have the opening of the ride as a special feature

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  • robotpirates
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    Does anyone remember what they did for Indy back in '95? I remember getting handed one of those translator cards... and watching a million specials on the Disney Channel, lol.

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  • Oswald
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    Originally posted by Asterix
    When they opened the new Alice in Wonderland in 1984, they put on a live show to go with the opening ceremony including musical numbers. There was live music (played by live musicians) and a whole bunch of characters. I remember there were a bunch of marching cards which ended up spread out all over in front of the attraction, it looked great. Kathryn Beaumont (Alice's original voice) made an appearance, and a balloon sculpture went up--red and white balloons in the shape of a heart with the word "Alice" in the middle. It was really nice.

    Sounds pretty cool. I wonder if any of the other Fantasyland attractions received this much attention when Fantasyland re-opened?

    And for those of you are are talking about The Wonderful World of Disney's episode about The Haunted Mansion and The Osmond Brothers, you can get a copy of the dvd here - http://www.extinct-attractions-club.com/

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  • cellarhound
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    Originally posted by Fantasmico!
    grand openings need to be grander, imo. that's what i miss about the old disney channel- they would televise those great grand opening parties as well as all the old promotions for the park.
    If you ask me, this is one of the reasons why attendance has been down at the parks... It isn't all terrorism and war time fears...

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  • Asterix
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    When they opened the new Alice in Wonderland in 1984, they put on a live show to go with the opening ceremony including musical numbers. There was live music (played by live musicians) and a whole bunch of characters. I remember there were a bunch of marching cards which ended up spread out all over in front of the attraction, it looked great. Kathryn Beaumont (Alice's original voice) made an appearance, and a balloon sculpture went up--red and white balloons in the shape of a heart with the word "Alice" in the middle. It was really nice.

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  • Zorro825
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    Originally posted by NWRREngineer
    Zorro: you're recalling "Disneyland Showtime", aired in 1970. The female singer was E.J. Peaker, who had a very brief career being blonde in the late sixties, and then later being a frightened mother in several b-grade horror flicks.

    The show that introduced the POTC was "From the Pirates of the Caribbean to the World of Tomorrow" in 1967. It shows the pirates taking over the Columbia, looting and pilaging, and then storming the entrance to POTC. And you're right, it was entirely flat at the time; no slope at all. They added the ramp and all that later to fix problems with the way the queue tended to make it difficult for people to walk through the area.

    Thanx for the info. I knew her name started with E.J. or P.J. And she shows off some of her acting chops in that show too. Her exagerrated fright while on the Haunted Mansion is unintentionally hilarious.

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  • NWRREngineer
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    Zorro: you're recalling "Disneyland Showtime", aired in 1970. The female singer was E.J. Peaker, who had a very brief career being blonde in the late sixties, and then later being a frightened mother in several b-grade horror flicks.

    The show that introduced the POTC was "From the Pirates of the Caribbean to the World of Tomorrow" in 1967. It shows the pirates taking over the Columbia, looting and pilaging, and then storming the entrance to POTC. And you're right, it was entirely flat at the time; no slope at all. They added the ramp and all that later to fix problems with the way the queue tended to make it difficult for people to walk through the area.

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  • Geezer
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    Originally posted by Zorro825
    Yeah, I noticed that as well. Does anyone know the story behind that?
    The entrance used to be simply sloped up to the front doors. Many years later, they built the bridge and new que area.

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  • pineapplewhipaddict
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    For anyone who has seen the POTC opening, on the ship...is it just me or do one of the ladies look like Monica Lewinsky? :lol:

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  • Zorro825
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    Originally posted by TicTocDragon
    Interesting to note also on that same Dvd and seen they show the entrance as one flat area, lines from the bottom to the top. No walking bridge as well.
    Yeah, I noticed that as well. Does anyone know the story behind that? As far as the Haunted Mansion is concerned, I havent seen any "official" opening parties but I do remember a "Wonderful World of Disney" special with the Osmonds, Kurt Russell and a female singer whose name escapes me at the moment. I believe it was entitled "Showtime at Disneyland" or something of that sorts.The whole show is about Donny trying to ride the Haunted Mansion and towards the end of the show Kurt gives the viewers a behind the scenes look at the attraction itself. It ends with a kind of cheesy view of the Mansion and all these flying sheets (ghosts) on bikes riding towards it.

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  • Alchimedes
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    Originally posted by DL_CRAZE
    At the grand opening of POTC, they had a show of a battle between soldiers and pirates with people walking off the plank of the Sailing Ship Columbia. You can see it on the Pirates of the Caribbean Curse of the Black Paerl DVD.
    Interesting to note also on that same Dvd and seen they show the entrance as one flat area, lines from the bottom to the top. No walking bridge as well.

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  • Evil Minion
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    The online feature will 'premiere' in June
    (one month after the 50th celebration begins).

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  • Pizzapants
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    It's true, even on the Disneyland website, the ride is open. What ISN'T open on the ride is the online playing ability, but the ride officially opened March 17th

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  • Evil Minion
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    Sorry dude but Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters officially opened, regardless of whether or not the "Happiest Homecomings On Earth" celebration has begun. Sorry but it IS officially open. The soft openings are over.

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  • Raysir X
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    lets just say that the company lists it as officially opening for the 50 th celebration on May 5 2005. If you have an arguement with the companies policy then argue them. I just posted here telling ya all that they might plan some surprises for the official opening of Buzzlight year on May 5 2005. If the company wants the locals to come now during the slow period (after spring break) of course they are going to tell you it is opened now becuase it is open now. But Disney has a world wide marketing blitz anouncing a new ride for th 50 th it is Buzz lightyear with a celebration on May 5 2005. Just becuase you and I rode it already and they had a local marketing ad with little green army men ( how the heck the green army men connect with Buzzlightyear's Astro blasters video game from toy story II is beyond common sense) Does not mean that I am wrong in saying that the resort states that it is offcially opened May 5 2005. If may 5 2005 comes along and they dont celebrate the opening of the ride officailly then bash on me overtly, until then dont bash in me in the subtle way that I feel I am being teased for spouting what the Disney company has stated that the official opening is MAy 5 2005 period.

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  • Malibu Minion
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    Originally posted by Raysir X
    I officially rode it last week but that doesnt mean I rode it after it officially opened. I just rode an official preview just like you.
    Preveiw??????


    http://www.micechat.com/showthread.p...highlight=Buzz

    http://www.micechat.com/showthread.p...highlight=Buzz

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  • LightBeer
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    Originally posted by Raysir X
    Buzz lightyear has not officailly opened yet. The official opening day is may 5 2005.
    No dude, the official opening for Buzz was March 17th I was there. They had Buzz come out in a hummer with a bunch of green army men. Lots of green cause it was St. Patricks Day. I was also there during the sneak preview, they took down the sneak preview sign on the 17th.

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  • Raysir X
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    I officially rode it last week but that doesnt mean I rode it after it officially opened. I just rode an official preview just like you.

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  • Todd
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    I officially rode it yesterday...

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  • Raysir X
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    nope thats called a soft opening or previews they need a real load and practice to make sure the official opening has no problems it is listed there at the resort as officially opening May 5 2005, therefore the official opening is going to make a big deal about buzz lightyear but if telling locals Buzzlightyear is open now and brings in customers then no problem advertising on the I5 and other places locally to get the money before May 5 2005 when they know they have your money in Eisners pocket.

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