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  • Take A Spin Over The Magic Kingdom On Skyway...and Reminisce

    Enjoy a bird's eye view of Fantasyland and Tomorrowland rides and other attractions from the vantage point of the Skyway. This trek certainly recaptures and brings back some wonderful, fond memories. it opened in 1971 and became a part of Yeasteryear in 1999. The film is dated 1997.

    I very much hope that Disney will one day come to its senses and reinstate the long-missed, venerable ride at the Magic Kingdom as well as at Disneyland.

    There are two links, Parts 1 and 2. Have fun!

    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXHVB...elated&search=

    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6ZSF...elated&search=
    Last edited by Ride Warrior; 08-08-2006, 07:45 AM.
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    OMG Thank you! I've been looking for a video of this for a looong time. Great video

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      What was up with the castle? Is that the birthday cake castle
      Man, that was odd looking.

      Cool video! Thanks for posting!
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        It's the bday cake castle, it was there from 96 - 98

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          And yes Ridewarrier, they REALLY need to put this thing back. Notably in WDW. It's such an obviously missing ride (with the stations still in place with no changes). They didn't even remove the sign in Tomorrowland, its just blank. Looks kinda tacky, a blank bubble sign on the building.

          Also, if Busch can afford to run a Skyway-type ride, so can Disney. Give it some automated loading and unloading to eliminate lazy CM problems, and perhaps windows to eliminiate the problem I never saw of spitting and throwing. It's so simple. They need to put it back. Maybe someday they will.

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            The roofs are even uglier out east.

            Personally, I don't feel it's function was as needed at WDW as it is at DL. Disney just needs to stop leaving corpses of the stations around, which they've done at both parks.

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              Re: Take A Spin Over The Magic Kingdom On Skyway...and Reminisce

              Originally posted by Kevie
              And yes Ridewarrier, they REALLY need to put this thing back. Notably in WDW. It's such an obviously missing ride (with the stations still in place with no changes). They didn't even remove the sign in Tomorrowland, its just blank. Looks kinda tacky, a blank bubble sign on the building.

              Also, if Busch can afford to run a Skyway-type ride, so can Disney. Give it some automated loading and unloading to eliminate lazy CM problems, and perhaps windows to eliminiate the problem I never saw of spitting and throwing. It's so simple. They need to put it back. Maybe someday they will.
              I agree. it should be realitively easy for Disney to modify a new skyride For safety, for the disabled, and to prevent mischief.
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                Re: Take A Spin Over The Magic Kingdom On Skyway...and Reminisce

                Originally posted by MickeyMania
                The roofs are even uglier out east.

                Personally, I don't feel it's function was as needed at WDW as it is at DL. Disney just needs to stop leaving corpses of the stations around, which they've done at both parks.
                Yes, the corpulant remains of the Skyway stations are at Disneyland as well, for all to view and "enjoy". Somebody posted a picture the other day of what looks to be a left behind car that is still at one of the stations.
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                  Re: Take A Spin Over The Magic Kingdom On Skyway...and Reminisce

                  Originally posted by MickeyMania
                  The roofs are even uglier out east.

                  Personally, I don't feel it's function was as needed at WDW as it is at DL. Disney just needs to stop leaving corpses of the stations around, which they've done at both parks.
                  In a sense they've done it in 3. Granted the Tokyo TL station is now a candy shop but it is still there. Only TDL's FL station is gone.

                  I like it for the nostalgia...it is missed...and at the same time I'm not overly heartbroken (most of the time).

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                    Re: Take A Spin Over The Magic Kingdom On Skyway...and Reminisce

                    I just think with today's tech and proper modifications they can make it work definetly...so they should.

                    I don't think the average guest really cares if they can see ugly roofs because they won't be looking at that. They'll just be enjoying the view up high. Although it might look odd now without the lagoon in Fantasyland, still, it'd be worth putting back the Skyway.

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                      Come to their senses?
                      They did. They removed it.
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                          Re: Take A Spin Over The Magic Kingdom On Skyway...and Reminisce

                          I never got to ride it at MK as I didn't go for the first time until 2001, but I think it's interesting that there was a turn in "track." (And a cast member standing up there--what was that about?!)

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                            Any particular reason that the WDW Skyway closed EXACTLY 5 years after Disneyland's? Both on November 9: Disneyland's in 1994 and WDW's in 1999. The Tokyo one closed on November 3 of '98. Why was every Skyway closed in November?

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                              Re: Take A Spin Over The Magic Kingdom On Skyway...and Reminisce

                              Originally posted by Kevie
                              Any particular reason that the WDW Skyway closed EXACTLY 5 years after Disneyland's? Both on November 9: Disneyland's in 1994 and WDW's in 1999. The Tokyo one closed on November 3 of '98. Why was every Skyway closed in November?
                              This does seem rather odd...and they each closed the ride in early November at that. It is off-season for each of the three resorts. The Thanksgiving/Christmas crowds don't become massive until later in the month, and, as far as I know, there are no significant holidays in Japan at this time either.

                              All of this leads me to believe that Disney may have taken it down then beacause it wasn't peak season. At least this may have been part of the rationale behind the three Skyways closing at about the same time of year. Disney's fiscal accounting year may have played a role as well.

                              Changing the subject, I'm glad to have helped to recreate some fond memories with this thread. The Skyway lives on in our minds and hearts. Let's hope that the ride finds it's way back some day, in one form or another. The motion and excitement that it created is sorely missed.

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                              Last edited by Ride Warrior; 08-09-2006, 06:35 PM.
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