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Old 12-30-2009, 11:02 AM   #196
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Another lost attraction with traces still remaining.....the Swan boats at MK. The dock is still there near the castle. Those were so cool.
Now that is one I never new existed and we all missed the Skyway between Tomorrowland and Fantsyland.

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Old 12-30-2009, 04:18 PM   #197
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Now that is one I never new existed and we all missed the Skyway between Tomorrowland and Fantsyland.

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OH Snap We sure did..

What about... "Mr Toads Wild Ride" what is that is now.. ?? Is that Pooh Or Snow White ??

That Leaving was a shame. I need to get back to DL to ride it again.
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Old 12-30-2009, 06:13 PM   #198
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oooh, those abandoned RC pics are so eerie!! i had been there countless times during my College Program summers, i have the best memories of it.

one time when i was there, Goofy came out near the main pool area dressed in a bathing suit (i think this was on or near the 4th of July in the late 90s), and i kid you not, he went up the stairs to the slides, waved to everyone from up there, and then went down the slide & into the pool, where he then hung out for a bit & played with a beach ball with the guests for a bit. i know i have pics somewhere in my storage unit - someday i will get them out & share them!

it's those old, classic, character interactions that were part of the charm of RC - so very sad it is gone.

thanks for taking those pics and sharing them here, and for helping us all to stir up such wonderful memories!!
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Old 12-30-2009, 06:36 PM   #199
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I remember Goofy coming out to interact also in the late 90s. I should try to find those pictures too.
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Old 12-30-2009, 07:52 PM   #200
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Now that is one I never new existed and we all missed the Skyway between Tomorrowland and Fantsyland.

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Here is an interesting write-up on the Swan Boats....
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Old 12-30-2009, 08:03 PM   #201
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I just looked an in fact we ate at Bonfamille's back in 1991. Too many restaurants, too many years and old age is taking it's toll. Three days ago I could officially apply for SS so I need to get that started.

OT, but I often wear one of my Navy Retired hats and usually have several people "thank me for my service" and I say "my pleasure", "you are very welcome", or a simple "thank you", but always wanted to add "and thank you for paying for this Disney Vacation", but never had the nerve.

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Old 12-30-2009, 08:37 PM   #202
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I just looked an in fact we ate at Bonfamille's back in 1991. Too many restaurants, too many years and old age is taking it's toll. Three days ago I could officially apply for SS so I need to get that started.

OT, but I often wear one of my Navy Retired hats and usually have several people "thank me for my service" and I say "my pleasure", "you are very welcome", or a simple "thank you", but always wanted to add "and thank you for paying for this Disney Vacation", but never had the nerve.

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Oh wow, you bought back some fond memory's when you mentioned Bonfamille"s. We ate there on our very first trip to WDW in 1989, and it wasn't very long before they closed the place....sad,,
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Wow I remember being on the boats in the very early eighties, might have been 79 but hadn't really missed them on my adult visits of recent years.
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Don't forget If I had Wings that morphed into Dreamflight and then Buzz Lightyear.
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Old 12-31-2009, 01:01 AM   #205
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I will have to do a little more investigating, but it looks like the Main Street Barber Shop is gone and they have enclosed the alcove between the Emporium and the clothing store.

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lot of morphing and abandoning going on..

great list so far...

a few more:

-- The enchanted tiki room morphed into the "new management" version (the original, thankfully, is still at DL)

-- Journey into Imagination - both morphing and abandoning there...
the Journey into Imagination ride itself morphed at least 3 times - from the original with the old bearded guy and the boat and figment, to whatever that was in the middle without figment, to the version now that does have figment which is an improvement on the 2nd one, but not as good as the first..

-- also in the Journey into Imagination - the imageworks - they abandoned the great upstairs area - so much fun up there, especially the blue screen area ....my kids adored that...

-- Ice Station Cool morphed into Club Cool

there were some others i thought of, but they just slipped my mind again....
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just thought of another one that i don't think has been mentioned yet:

-- in Mexico - the El Rio del Tiempo ride morphed into that thing with the 3 caballeros....

i'm sure there's more.....this is fun...

by the way, already mentioned - the wonders of life - we really should name the attractions inside, which were great.....especially Cranium Command - a very nice example of disney imagineering at it's best...entertaining and educational...

another one that i don't think has been mentioned yet:

-- Spaceship Earth - the ride and the exit hands-on area have morphed

another one..

-- the WedWay People Mover - the original narrated by Jack Wagner morphed into the version with the "Commuter Computer" narration (i loved that version of it), which morphed into the Tomorrowland Transit Authority with a new narration, which just changed again 2 months ago..
i rode the commuter computer version at least a thousand times with my kids - we were there when my son was 6 weeks old (in 1987), 6 months old, a year old etc etc...i rode on that thing over and over and over and over - the commuter computer version, while DH took DD on other rides.... TTA is still one of our favorite rides...

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I will have to do a little more investigating, but it looks like the Main Street Barber Shop is gone and they have enclosed the alcove between the Emporium and the clothing store.

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The barber shop was there just a couple of weeks ago, the oldest son of our close friends had his hair cut there just recently and they showed us the photos of the red hair gel hidden Mickey that they put on the back of his head.

Great addition to this thread, lots of re-imagineering going on at the World.
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I will have to do a little more investigating, but it looks like the Main Street Barber Shop is gone and they have enclosed the alcove between the Emporium and the clothing store.

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Not gone just moved to the front of the park near the firehouse.
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I will have to do a little more investigating, but it looks like the Main Street Barber Shop is gone and they have enclosed the alcove between the Emporium and the clothing store.

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They have converted that alcove to make more room for selling stuff. I liked it before when there were flowers and a pretty little area there. Much better than a room full of souveniers for sale.
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Yep, I believe back then the barber shop was tucked away into that alcove referred to as West Center Street. It mirrored the alcove across Main Street, so as to make up an "intersection" of the two streets along Main Street. It is too bad that they eliminated the western side of it to add more shops. The old movie theater was converted into shops...aren't there enough shops?
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