Tag: Roller Coaster
A complete look at Orlandos Space Mountain after the 2009 refurb. Start with a history trip back to 1970, looking at the mountains concept and construction, the 1975 opening and the first RCA exterior, preshows, ride and Home of Future Living postshow. Then jump to 1985 for RCAs refurb to the exterior, preshow, and RYCA-1 Dream of a New World post show, and then fast forward again to the changes made to the exterior, preshow, holding with SMTV and postshow by FedEx. Finally, come to 2008 and look at the changes proposed to the attraction, the 2009 demolition and construction work in Space Mountain, the Skyway terminal, Galaxy Palace and the new stage, and then see what work was done outside and in when the attraction reopened. See the new plaza area, exterior, then take a multi angle, source/live audio tour of all the details of the whole preshow tunnel, holding and load areas, the ride, and the unload and postshow area. Also take a trip on the TTA during and after the refurb. 55 minutes long.
Here is the first of a multi part WDW Adventureland and Frontierland history series. It made sense to produce a video showing the history of these 2 attractions since they are both connected, and indeed exist, due to the third attraction also featured in the video – the never built Thunder Mesa and Western River Expedition.
Beginning in the late 60`s see the designs and proposals in detail for Thunder Mesa and its 2 E Tickets, Western River Expedition and Big Thunder Railroad. Follow the plots and concepts of both rides, plus the Mountain, before arriving in 1971 and the reasons behind and the designs of Pirates of the Caribbean. Following this is a full concepts, layout and construction section of the Orlando version, followed by a full multi angle enhanced and remastered edit of the 1973 ride with a new stereo source audio/clean live audio mix. Next, see the history and design of Caribbean Plaza and then jump forward 5 years for the reasons behind and full concept and construction coverage of Big Thundermountain Railroad – and how Western River was nearly built again.
Follow the design and layout of Big Thundermountain, and take a multi angle trip aboard the wildest ride in the wilderness. Next, follow the changes made to both attractions since 1973 and 1980, then see what took place in Pirates of the Caribbean during its major 2006 refurb. This is followed by a full multi angle, stereo source/clean live audio mix ride of the current attraction including full queue coverage. Finally, take a tour of modern day Caribbean Plaza, see the additions made for The Pirates League, what parts of Thunder Mesa were actually used and finish with a night time ride on Big Thundermountain.
85 minutes long.
Part one (56:15)
Go right back to 1968 and see some of the alternate Tomorrowland ideas, then the construction for opening day. See how…empty Tomorrowland was in October 1971, then ride the Skyway and the Grand Prix Raceway – literally a longer track than today in an open field. See highlights from America the Beautiful, and take in the highlights of a Flight to the Moon, complete with a look at each buildings design and layout. Oh, not forgetting the entrance spires in all their watery glory!
Next up is the first phase expansion; a new showbuilding, Utilidor extention and new restaurant, followed by a full ridethru of If You Had Wings, including new footage and a new audio mix.
Following is 1974, with phase 2 construction in full swing. Ride the Star Jets, and take in the WDW history of Carousel of Progress, with a full multi camera, source audio edit of Now is the Best Time 1985/90. Finally see the history of Space Mountain, early plans and concepts, the layout of the building, construction, the opening ceremony, then the RCA preshow and finally take the full multi angle ride. Not quite lights on, not quite night vision! Finally travel the speedramp out via RCAs Home of Future Living.
Part 2 (56:28 )
Look at the original WEDWay Peoplemover layout, how it fitted into the existing track, and take a quick tour with Jack Wagner and the Edisson Electric Company. See the updates for Mission to Mars, and have a quick tour of the major shops and restaurants of the era. I then touch on the planned Tomorrowland Train Station, what it would have looked like, the Spires fountains deactivation, and highlights of American Journeys (sorry, no Magic Carpet ‘Round the World footage!)
Next, trace the history of the Tomorrowland Stage/Theatre, then take a full multi camera tour on the WEDWay of ORAC-1 with new complete audio mix. Following is a look at the changes to the Carousel of Progress in the early 90`s, and updates to Space Mountain following it`s opening. Take a Dreamflight highlights ride, and see what happened to the Carousel of Progress in 1993.
1994…. one by one the attractions shut. Concepts and construction of New Tomorrowland, including the on ewe didn`t get, and a tour of the new land, day and night. Spin on the Astro Orbiter, then see what the original version of Alien Encounter was like, followed by the changes and highlights for version 2. Finally see the history of the Transportarium, and highlights of From Time to Time (with the finalised source audio wink.gif )
Part 3 (50:57)
Take a full tour of the TTA Metro Blueline, with new audio mix, and see the changes made to Space Mountain by Federal Express. See the stage shows, shops and restaurants of the era, and then see concepts, and take a full multi camera, source audio spin with Buzz lightyear and his Space Rangers. Next is Alien Encounters closure, proposals for it`s replacement, and a full multi camera, remixed audio video of Stitch’s Great Escape. See the changes for the Tomorrowland Indy Speedway, Space Mountain after FedEx, and finally Timekeepers closure.
History, design and concepts, queue, full forward ride, full backward ride and some forward ride at night too.
by admin on Sep.06, 2005, under Disneyland, Disneyland Park (Paris), Disneyland Resort, Disneyland Resort Paris, Frontierland, Frontierland, Frontierland, Magic Kingdom, Tokyo Disney, Tokyo Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Westernland
The Story of the Thundermountains – focussing on DLP`s, but with the history of them all and ridethrus of Anaheim, Orlando and Tokyo too.
A history – story and concepts, construction, opening ceremony, safety video and ride of the original version. Then, Mission:2 construction and opening ceremonys, safety video and full ride. TV ads for both versions and lots of source and remastered audio.
Concepts, Construction, opening, walk in, full preshow, load, full enhanced ride and the Paris version too from my DLP tour.