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  1. OrlandoMike

    OrlandoMike <font color=red>all I can say is beer hurts when i Moderator

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    Thought it might be fun to resurrect this thread.....Version 2.0.

    I'll start.

    With the recent sad news I learned something new.

    The safety system that guides the Monorails is called MaPo.

    It is short for Mary Poppins. Walt took the profits from that movie to build the original Monorail at Disneyland.
     
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  3. TuckandStuiesMom

    TuckandStuiesMom <font color=darkorchid>Age. Fac ut gaudeam<br><fon

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    Ohhhh...I LUV lists...

    Didja know...

    Most elephants weigh less than the tongue of the blue whale.
     
  4. rosiep

    rosiep <font color=deeppink>I don't drink, I try to conve

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  5. starann

    starann In having children, I have lost my mind, but found

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    the human head weighs 3 lbs



    (the Jerry MaGuire kid)
     
  6. OrlandoMike

    OrlandoMike <font color=red>all I can say is beer hurts when i Moderator

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    Watching the news right now....

    Michael Jackson fell asleep every night with Disney cartoons on the television.....
     
  7. padalyn

    padalyn Truth is stranger than fiction - you really can't

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    It takes 7 pounds of pressure at any point to fracture that skull - it takes 25 to break a window. Just a little scary and makes one rethink that geeky bicycle helmet!
     
  8. jackskellingtonsgirl

    jackskellingtonsgirl <marquee><font color=deeppink>Jello Shot Chick</ma

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    Your foot is the same length as your forearm (elbow to wrist). There are more things like this, but I have only had one cup of coffee.
     
  9. NHdisneylover

    NHdisneylover DIS Veteran

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    Costing one million dollars per minute of film--Captain EO is the most expensive film ever made when looking at the cost per minute average.
     
  10. jlewisinsyr

    jlewisinsyr DIS Veteran

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    I don't believe this is true if you're looking at a pure dollar perspective. Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End cost $300 million, it was 168 minutes in length, averaging $1,785,714 per minute of entertainment. There are other films too that exceed the $1 million dollar mark per minute including Titanic, Waterworld, and Disney's own Tarzan which cost $150 million and was 88 minutes in length ($1,704,545/minute).

    If you are adjusting for inflation, films like Cleopatra, Superman, etc still handsomely exceed the $1,000,000 mark.

    Captain EO is still one of the most expensive films ever made, but it definately is not the most expensive.
     
  11. NHdisneylover

    NHdisneylover DIS Veteran

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    Sorry for this misinformation then. This was a "fact" I read on IMDB when we looked up Captain Eo last week:confused3 I thought IMDB was pretty reliable--I guess not.
     
  12. OrlandoMike

    OrlandoMike <font color=red>all I can say is beer hurts when i Moderator

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    If you google most expensive film per minute Captain EO comes up.

    The 17-minute Captain EO premiered at EPCOT's Journey Into Imagination pavilion in Orlando on September 12, 1986. To enhance the audience's experience of the 3-D film, lasers, star fields and smoke effects were installed in the four theaters (at the Florida, California, Japan and France parks), bringing the total cost of the production to an estimated $30 million and making it the most expensive (per minute) film ever made.
     
  13. rpmdfw

    rpmdfw <font color=red>I feel similarly about the cha-cha

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    What does snopes say? :rotfl2:
     
  14. STOCKYJIM

    STOCKYJIM Mouseketeer

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    Did you know that the sentence: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter of the Alphabet
    :confused3
     
  15. rpmdfw

    rpmdfw <font color=red>I feel similarly about the cha-cha

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    Um . . . what's "naff"? :confused3
     
  16. OrlandoMike

    OrlandoMike <font color=red>all I can say is beer hurts when i Moderator

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    British slang, describes something that is stupid, lame or unpalatable.

    But I got that off the IMDB, so who knows if its 100% correct! :confused3
     
  17. STOCKYJIM

    STOCKYJIM Mouseketeer

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    Apologies - got to remember to switch languages when im typing here. Naff doesnt have a direct translatioin but sort of means "not particularly cool"

    Sorry!!!

    J;)
     
  18. swtnikki

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    I got two:

    There's a hidden Donald on one of the chairs in the Haunted Mansion ride.

    The Mears on the Disney transportation buses stand for "Mickey Ears"
     
  19. STOCKYJIM

    STOCKYJIM Mouseketeer

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    LAME!!! thats the word!!!!!!!!
     
  20. NHdisneylover

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    What I had read before (and what I posted) was $1 million per minute. Now I find when googling in several places it cost $30 million to produce and was 17 minutes long which works out to over $1.76 million per minute. Maybe that is where the issue lies:confused3


    Here's one I know to be true (because I ate there back in the day): The restraurant in Cinderella's Castle used to be named for Sleeping Beauty's father (King Stefan's Banquet Hall)--which was just, well, odd:confused:
     
  21. NHdisneylover

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    Which park (I have to know where to look)?
     

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