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Old 04-09-2010, 10:57 AM   #331
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Years ago, I bought some fake aquarium plants on ebay that were listed as "leftover from the 20k maintenance stock"...I knew when I bought them that it may or may not be true....the seller WAS listed as being from central FL....so, if even it was just a cool story to sell plastic aquarium plants, it worked on me. I DIDNT give it alot of thought about what these plants may look like...I just figured I had some room in a 55gal tank, and these plants had a great story to them!! They arrived in a 18"x18" box, and I simply thought "Heeeyy...my WDW plants are here!!!", well....these things were about FOUR FEET LONG!!!!! the box was literally crammed packed with these hideously colored plastic plants!!! I had to cut them to size to fit a small portion into my aquarium. I still to this day dont know if they were REALLY intended for future use in 20k before its closing....but they sure would have been big enough!!
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The big problem with the 20,000 Leagues ride at WDW is because of the way the park is built. A lot of folks don't realize that when you are walking down Main Stree USA in the MK, you are walking on the second floor of a building. Disney built the base building which contains the utilidors and buried it under the flotsam and soil they pulled from what eventually became the lake in front of the MK. 20,000 Leagues kept leaking into the tunnels below, so they had to close it down.

It is a shame, too - I really liked that ride, hokey as it was.
Wow, I never knew that (about the leaking). Thanks for posting!
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The big problem with the 20,000 Leagues ride at WDW is because of the way the park is built. A lot of folks don't realize that when you are walking down Main Stree USA in the MK, you are walking on the second floor of a building. Disney built the base building which contains the utilidors and buried it under the flotsam and soil they pulled from what eventually became the lake in front of the MK. 20,000 Leagues kept leaking into the tunnels below, so they had to close it down.

It is a shame, too - I really liked that ride, hokey as it was.
I didn't know about the leaking. Very interesting. I find all this business with Disney leaving attractions and parks abandoned VERY curious. I also really like it when I can find the hidden homage to the previous ride hidden in the new ride....or when 'parts' are re used in a new or different attraction. Just like they did with the giant water barrel from the river country entrance.
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Great thread and neat pics. Maybe I can get in with this:

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Great thread and neat pics. Maybe I can get in with this:

You know they may be good for TL or BB.
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That brings back so many memories.
I loved that park.
I remember going with my cousins.

The pics are awesome even though it shows river country ina state that they could enver bring it back even if they wanted too.

How in the world did you get in there. I would love to be able to see it for myself.

Thanks for posting all the pics. Loved them
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I have this old River Country towel that I found in our house last year:




I think it's really cool, but I would never use it myself just for fear that I'd lose or ruin it. I'll probably eventually put it on eBay so that it ends up in the right hands.
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Old 04-22-2010, 09:19 AM   #339
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Years ago, I bought some fake aquarium plants on ebay that were listed as "leftover from the 20k maintenance stock"...I knew when I bought them that it may or may not be true....the seller WAS listed as being from central FL....so, if even it was just a cool story to sell plastic aquarium plants, it worked on me. I DIDNT give it alot of thought about what these plants may look like...I just figured I had some room in a 55gal tank, and these plants had a great story to them!! They arrived in a 18"x18" box, and I simply thought "Heeeyy...my WDW plants are here!!!", well....these things were about FOUR FEET LONG!!!!! the box was literally crammed packed with these hideously colored plastic plants!!! I had to cut them to size to fit a small portion into my aquarium. I still to this day dont know if they were REALLY intended for future use in 20k before its closing....but they sure would have been big enough!!
I bought some too but got them right from mouse surplus at there warehouse.
It was rolled up. Still have it. Very cool
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The big problem with the 20,000 Leagues ride at WDW is because of the way the park is built. A lot of folks don't realize that when you are walking down Main Stree USA in the MK, you are walking on the second floor of a building. Disney built the base building which contains the utilidors and buried it under the flotsam and soil they pulled from what eventually became the lake in front of the MK. 20,000 Leagues kept leaking into the tunnels below, so they had to close it down.

It is a shame, too - I really liked that ride, hokey as it was.
The utilidors are not below ground level. They are the first floor as you said.
20,000 water was not on the first floor. To leak it would have to go uphill.
If the tunnles have leakage it is from the moisture in the soil and leaking pipes here and there.
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The utilidors are not below ground level. They are the first floor as you said.
20,000 water was not on the first floor. To leak it would have to go uphill.
If the tunnles have leakage it is from the moisture in the soil and leaking pipes here and there.
Interesting! Thanks for sharing ~
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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 closed?? Really?? My son just got his hair cut their in September!!
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Old 04-23-2010, 11:06 AM   #343
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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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I don't know how accurate this may be we just did DD haircut there Early Dec 2009.
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