Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Imagineering the Magic Kingdom Concept Art Part One

October 2011 marks the 40th anniversary of the opening of the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. The Vacation Kingdom has seen a lot of changes over the past four decades and the editorial staff at Imaginerding wants to celebrate the unique and rich history of the resort with a series of posts

When I reviewed the two-disc DVD Magic Kingdom: Imagineering the Magic, I mentioned the Imagineering Art Gallery on the second disc. There are 42 images, in all, and I wanted to share some of my favorite shots. A few of them have been featured in the Art of Walt Disney World by Jeff Kurtti and Bruce Gordon. Some of them I had not seen before.


An interesting angle of  Main Street USA.

The Crystal Palace and an early concept for the Swan Boats. Notice the large gazebo structures to the left.

The bridge to Adventureland. When we were watching the DVD, my oldest son thought it was Aladdin and Jasmine at the bottom.

The Jungle Cruise...and knee socks!

A more familiar piece of concept art. The entrance to Liberty Square.

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Monday, June 27, 2011

Book Review: Secrets of Disney's Glorious Gardens

Secrets of Disney's Glorious Gardensby Kevin Markey. pp 144 2006.

With the propagation of the HGTV show, My Yard Goes Disney, I thought it was an appropriate time to look at the 2006 release of the Secret's of Disney's Glorious Gardens. When I first read about this book, I had high hopes; one of my all-time, favorite books is Dee Hansford's the Gardens of the Walt Disney World Resort: A Photographic Tour of the Themed Gardens of the Magic Kingdom, Epcot Center and other Resort Areas (1988). The Gardens of Walt Disney World is a spectacular look at the Walt Disney World Resort from 1988 and offers unparalleled images that have never been captured before or since. But this review is not about this title.

The book offers three, distinct realms: an intro to Disney garden design; a how-to-primer for gardening; and a handful of simple gardening projects that are supposed to bring Disney into your yard. From what I have seen of the My Yard Goes Disney promos, Secrets does not create as bombastic a scene nor does it offer projects that are out-of-reach of the average home owner. In other words, if you are interested in creating a garden that looks like it is from the Magic Kingdom or Epcot, then this book has a lot to offer.

Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Walt's Idea Blossoms
  • Lands of Plenty
  • Setting a Mood
  • International Flora
  • Trade Secrets
  • Behind the Scenes
Here is the list of the projects/tips that are provided: entry arbor; creating effective edges; ghostly growth (inspired by the Haunted Mansion); garden container; water works (floating garden); Japanese gardens; portrait plantings (like the Mickey at the entrance to the Magic Kingdom); hanging baskets; sculpture gardens; attracting butterflies; organic pest control; and caring for roses.

How about we let some images do the talking?

This is a perfect book for anyone wanting to make their garden areas more Disney-like, without going overboard or destroying your property values. The projects are simple and the information presented is clear and aimed at the amateur gardener. If you have more gardening experience, you will still find inspiration from the photographs and the generalizations about perfecting that Disney look.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

DVD Review: Magic Kingdom Imagineering the Magic

Magic Kingdom: Imagineering the Magic. Theme Park Exclusive. 100 Minutes. 2009.

I picked up this DVD on our last family trip to Walt Disney World. I bypassed it several times, previously, after hearing a negative review from a friend.

I have to admit that I was pleasantly surprised by the material presented. It is obvious that it is geared towards the more casual Disney fan, yet I found enough geeky, Magic Kingdom-goodness to watch and enjoy the entire two-disc set.

The first disc is the main feature: Imagineering the Magic of Magic Kingdom. The feature is 64 minutes long and serves as an introduction to the history of Walt Disney World and the Magic Kingdom. By introduction, I mean a five-minute segment covering pre-Disneyland to October, 1971. The rest of the chapters look at each land and focus on one or two major attractions in the area. Within each section, they do share historical information and photos as they explain how the attraction may have changed over the years.

The usual Imagineers and Disney employees appear as talking heads and help to present the limited, behind-the-scenes information. Marty Sklar, Bob Gurr, Tony Baxter, Tom Fitzgerald, Kevin Rafferty and other current Imagineers help set the scenes. There is more time spent on covering the revamp of Pirates of the Caribbean and the Haunted Mansion, which is understandable, since the DVD was released in 2009. It was bittersweet to see the segment on Mickey's Toontown Fair, especially since they shared some stills and video footage from the first years of the land's existence.

The real geek moments of the feature are from the videos and stills from the 1970s and 1980s and ones from the long-gone attractions. I found myself pausing the disc repeatedly to soak up all of the details and scenes. I know that my family was annoyed every time I paused the disc to point out Martin Davis, Herb Ryman, Claude Coats and the early Imagineers.

The second disc is the real treat for most Disney enthusiasts and historians.
  • Imagineering the Dream: a look at creating the suite in Cinderella's Castle.
  • Disney News Conference: most of the press conference at the Cherry Plaza Hotel on November 15, 1965. Footage of Walt, Roy and Governor Hayden Burn as they make the historic announcement.
  • Project Florida: part of the Project Florida film shown in 1968 at the Park East theater. We get to see Don Tatum introduce executives from US Steel and RCA who announce their partnerships with the EPCOT project.
  • Roy Disney's Dedication Speech: a montage of stills and clips of Roy as he dedicates Walt Disney World.
  • Mickey's Triva Tour: 14 questions covering material presented in the Imagineering the Magic of Magic Kingdom feature. (I did get all 14 correct!)
  • Imagineering Art Gallery: 42 images that span the Magic Kingdom's history.

In the Project Florida featurette, we get to hear from executives from RCA and US Steel about their innovative services and products that will debut with the Florida Project. Edwin H. Gott, Chairman of the Board of U.S. Steel, shared a short film that showcased the plans for one of the two hotel projects that will use modular construction.

Check out the bump-outs on that hotel!

This is an enjoyable DVD set; if you happen to see it in the parks, then I would pick it up. You might know everything that is presented, yet there are some hidden gems and rare photos. It is still geared towards people who are just discovering that Walt Disney World has a history. The inclusion of the press conference and the Project Florida footage definitely add some geek cred.

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Saturday, June 25, 2011

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Book Review: The Art of Cars 2

The Art of Cars 2 by Ben Queen and Karen Paik. 160 pp. 2011.

Chronicle Books has released another stunning, behind-the-scenes look at the latest Disney/Pixar film with the Art of Cars 2 (see my reviews of the Art of Toy Story 3 and the Art of Up). This review was written before the release of the film and contains no spoilers outside of the images featured in this post.

One of my first reactions to the art presented is that the film is going to be absolutely gorgeous. The book follows the format of the other titles in the "Art of Series..." with lush graphics, concept artwork, storyboards and anecdotes from the film's creators. Granted, I have a better idea of the storyline after reading it, so you might want to wait until after you see the film before purchasing this book. Detailed and stunning backgrounds will give you pause--I can't wait to see how they are integrated into the film.

This book goes beyond the basics and takes you deeper into the minds of the artists making the films. More than just character drawings, you learn a little bit more about their backstory and how the cars developed their own significance in in the film. It does look like Mater is going to be a major comic-relief character, but that would be expected. Anywhere Mater goes, it is a hick-out-of-water story. One section of the book details the characters, plots and locations that just didn't make the final cut of the film. Calais Port and several locations in Germany (including Oktoberfest) were dropped or reconfigured to take place in other areas of the world. The section offers a look at how a modern animated film is composed and how ideas are often recycled.

The idea of the Cars franchise never really excited me. I enjoy the Pixar films (The Incredibles is the best one, by far) but I don't find myself wanting to view them as much as the older, classic Disney films. I enjoyed Cars in the theater but I found myself more distracted by the fact that this was a world inhabited by cars and built by cars. I paid attention to the way that buildings were set up and tried to figure out how they were built and how the cars inhabited them. When I first heard about Cars 2, I couldn't build up any internal momentum to see the film. As information was released and I learned about the spy aspect, I became more interested. From the book, it looks like they model the world on various automobiles. With the addition of planes, boats and other vehicles, it makes me wonder if we will see Cars 3: The Civil Unrest! Where the planes, trains, boats and cranes revolt against their evil, car overlords!

I am hoping to get more of an Incredibles experience from this film, as opposed to a Cars experience. And from the looks of the Art of Cars 2, I might just get my wish!

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Book Review: Theme Park Design by Steve Alcorn

Theme Park Design: Behind The Scenes With An Engineer by Steve Alcorn. 224 pp. 2010.

This book is a must-have for anyone interested in the engineering side of theme park design.

Steve Alcorn is the co-author of Building a Better Mouse, one of the few books to take an insider look at building a Disney attraction. He formed Alcorn McBride in 1986 and the company has become the leader in show control, lighting, audio and video equipment for the theme park industry. Steve also teaches a class about theme park imagineering. You can find more information at Imagineering Class.

Spread over 50 chapters, Steve takes us through every step of theme park design from an engineer's perspective, making this book very unique. The Walt Disney Imagineering books favor the artistic side of Imagineering while Steve shows us everything that has to happen once the designs are set. After reading Theme Park Design, you will garner a monumental sense of what it takes to design and construct an attraction.

Steve has a great style and he is careful to steer us away from jargon, overtly-technical terms and engineering play-by-play. Often, Steve will start out with a  description of a specific engineering tract and slide into an anecdote about EPCOT or another theme park attraction. I would say that those were the hidden gems of the book, but Steve is so affable that the entire book has a friendly, charming and excited tone. It is obvious that Steve loves what he does and wants to share it with the world.

Not only do you see the amount of people it takes to imagineer an attraction, but you get a glimpse of all of the different disciplines involved. For example, Steve spends a good amount of time describing and differentiating the various jobs/titles that are used in building an attraction (project engineer vs. system engineer or directors vs. producers). It is surprising how much information Steve is able to relate on such a personable level.

Anyone looking for an insider's perspective about working in the theme park field must read this book. Especially if you are looking for a career in the industry; Steve offers a chapter about what he typically looks for in a potential candidate. Take his advice seriously--he is someone who hires in the industry and works with the big names in themed design.

Plus, how you you go wrong when you read that Steve's favorite dark ride is Mr. Toad's Wild Ride!

I received a copy of this book for review purposes.
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Monday, June 20, 2011

Your Guide to Walt Disney World 1978: Celebrating 40 Years of Walt Disney World History

How Walt Disney World promoted itself, even before ground was broken, has always been an issue.

Is it going to be like Disneyland? Where's EPCOT? 

The Livin' Is Easy

Disneyland was an easy commodity for Walt Disney to foster; he had television and a captive audience for the medium. Imagine having one of the highest-rated shows with the nascent industry and being able to broadcast your message with the fealty of the Disney name. Today, it is called synergy and is bemoaned by most Disney fans.

The concept of Disneyland in 1954-55 was fairly simple. You had a handful of different lands based on segments of the weekly television show. The names of the lands were simple and very telling. How hard is it to hazard a guess about what is in Frontierland or Fantasyland?

A Whole New World

So, take a brand new idea that has never been done anywhere else in the world and try to explain it. Especially an idea that encompasses over 30,000 acres. "Your Complete Guide to Walt Disney World" was a booklet that was published several times a year and was typically sponsored by a film company (Polaroid, GAF). The information stayed true throughout most of the different versions, only changing the covers, the ads and new attractions. What interests me about "Your Complete Guide to Walt Disney World" is the way in which the property was promoted. As with most official Disney publications, pre-Eisner, there was never an agenda for hiding anything or a reason to put too much of a PR spin on what the guests saw.

An Overview

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The first map, which appears on the inside cover along with a description of the transportation schedule, provides a very basic and simple look at the Vacation Kingdom.  Everything is fairly delineated and there is a conscientious choice to only use black and yellow in the map. Also, each area is represented by one major, iconic item: Cinderella's Castle for the Magic Kingdom; the railroad for Fort Wilderness; the Captain's Tower for the Village; and one building per hotel. It is interesting to note that Pioneer Hall and Empress Lilly are notated on the map since they would have been destination dining events. Consider that this map is devoid of any activity or transportation.

The Magic Kingdom

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The second map is of the Magic Kingdom, herself. It appears on the gatefold after the description of every land and attraction in our beloved Magic Kingdom. The first thing that I noticed is that we are presented with a fairly accurate look at the footprint of each attraction. You can see the shape and relation of each show building, restaurant and shop. The exceptions being 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Space Mountain and Tom Sawyer Island, where there is a graphical representation of the ride/area. Note that the area for the queue to Space Mountain is shown.

Another surprise is that the entrance to each attraction is labeled with a caret or a lower-case v. How odd that they felt the need to explain where the entrances were. Was this a frequent question at Guest Services? Were castmembers finding guests trying to enter through the exit? By 1980, the design of the map would remain the same, minus the colors and outside-the-berm footprints. Later iterations of the map would highlight the lands with large swatches of color, as opposed to highlighting individual attractions.

The Vacation Kingdom of the World

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The third map appears immediately after the map of the Magic Kingdom. By this time in the booklet, Disney offers us a very stylized overview of Walt Disney World that is meant to point out the breadth and depth of recreational activities. And how much fun it will be! Some of the activities that are given focus: tennis; golf; boating; swimming at River Country; and the Polynesian Luau.

This style of map has been used by Disney since pre-opening (like this very similar 1976 rendering) and was akin to the one from Widen Your World that was featured in the Polynesian and Contemporary hotel rooms. It is almost as if Disney is saying, "You made it this far, we think you can handle seeing everything else we have to offer."

Take a few moments and click on each map. Try and discover how different areas were presented. In the second map, pay heed to the size of the buildings. Did you ever think the show building for it's a small word was so big? In Pirates, the drop signifies the fact that you are going under the railroad. If you look closely at the show building, at least half of it is for the queue. Make sure to find the Swan Boat Landing. Also, there is only one attraction on the Magic Kingdom map with its name in quotes. Can you find it? Why do you think it would have its name in quotation marks?

October 2011 marks the 40th anniversary of the opening of the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. The Vacation Kingdom has seen a lot of changes over the past four decades and the editorial staff at Imaginerding wants to celebrate the unique and rich history of the resort with a series of posts. 

A very special thanks to Celeste Cronrath for designing the series of logos for our posts. Make sure to follow her on Twitter.

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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Questions With the Author: Timothy Susanin

The author of Walt Before Mickey, Timothy Susanin, contacted me after I posted my review of his seminal work on Walt's early career. I was interested in how he was able to complete such a thorough job of researching Walt's early life and Tim agreed to answer a few questions.
  • Was there an initial inspiration for writing the book? 
    I got hooked on learning more about Walt and his career after the chance purchase of Bob Thomas' excellent 1976 biography, "Walt Disney:  An American Original."  My wife and I (finally) took our three kids to Walt Disney World, and as we were leaving, I bought the book in the Emporium to read on the plane ride home.  The book left me wanting to know more about Walt, and I started reading everything I could find about him, and watching his movies and shorts, dating back to the 1920s.  There is not as much out there about Walt before he became famous with the appearance of the Mouse in 1928, so I ended up looking for that information on my own.  (I have spent a large part of my legal career doing investigations, and I like doing them).  I did not set out to write a book about Walt's career before 1928, but as I pulled my research together, this book resulted.
  • What was the most surprising discovery when you were researching? 
    My research taught me that Walt was more like what you would expect rather than the cartoonish (and frequently negative) person seen in some books written after he died.  He was fun, artistic, entrepreneurial, and a frustrated actor.  I was surprised by how much I liked the Walt I came to know.  There were a lot of other, smaller discoveries, too.  So many of Walt's early colleagues were not really known other than by a reference in studio record.  It was fun to track down who these people were; what they did after Disney; what happened to their lives.  Some became famous on their own; others' lives ended tragically.  (One drowned, one supposedly spent life in prison).  But there were a lot of twists and turns in the chase and in the information that I found.
  • You mentioned that you approached several people about writing the book and they thought you should do it. What made you decide to write the book?
    What was the toughest part of writing it?  I thought that others -- especially people who know Walt and animation better -- might have been able to do something interesting with the new information I cound about Walt in the 1920s.  In the end, I felt that others who are interested in Walt's career would enjoy this 1920s timeline as much as I did, and so forged ahead as the sole author.  It was exciting to solve what in my mind was the mystery of his first 10 years as an artist.  So the researching and laying out the story was fun.  Maybe re-writing, editing and footnoting was the hardest part.
  • Do you have a writer that inspires you? 
    Putting aside the Disney biographers, I loved Edmund Morris' three-part biography of Teddy Roosevelt and Doris Kearns Goodwin's recent book on Lincoln. 
  • What is your favorite Disney-related book? 
    There are too many to pick just one.  I read the Christopher Finch book when I was young, and still love it.  During my current research, in addition to the Bob Thomas book, I kept going back to Mike Barrier's recent bio of Walt.  I think you really get a sense of the man from both of those books.
  • Did you find that you needed to do a lot of travel to do research or were you able to do it virtually?
    I had no budget for the book (because I had no publisher until after it was finished).  Thus, I never made it to Kansas City or L.A.  When my real job took me to New York or Washington, I would make sidetrips to the Library of Congress, the New York Public Library, MOMA, and the like.  I visited the studio when work took me to Burbank, and the Walt Disney Family Museum construction site when work took me to San Francisco.  Otherwise, it was lots of virtual work and lots of phone calls with librarians around the country!
  • What's next?  
    I am a lawyer in my real life.  I don't know if this book will lead to more Disney-related work or not, but I hope so!

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Friday, June 17, 2011

Geek-End Update, June 18, 2011

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Disney-MGM Studios Dining - 1991 Style: Studios Awareness Week

The image to the left is the cover of the 1991 booklet, Disney-MGM Studios Theme Park: An Adventure With the Movies. It is a 24-page booklet that, I am assuming, was sold as a boxed set. I have a similar title for the Magic Kingdom and both booklets have the same ISBN, leading me to believe they were packaged together.

Besides being an amazing time capsule, guides from previous years are a great way to see how Disney promoted their Florida properties. What were the star attractions? Was there a theme that was being promoted? How did they expect you to spend your time and money?

If you look closely at the cover, our bud Mick is wearing star-studded, finger-less gloves that matches his shirt and hat. He also has a white scarf draped around his neck. It looks like a little bit of East Coast vs. West Coast. You gotta love when Disney tries to be timely instead of classic.

Anyway, the real meat of the post is the single page dedicated to Studio Dining. I scanned the image and separated the photos to give a better view. What is probably the most exciting image is the one of the Catwalk Bar that was located above the Soundstage Restaurant. Not many people took photographs and the bar closed in the late 1990s (1999?) during the Bear and the Big Blue House expansion. For some reason, I always had a sense that this restaurant would have been painted matte black and was a very dangerous place to drink.

Backlot Express

Catwalk Bar (Soundstage Restaurant)
Shane at Parkeology bemoans that fact that he missed out on the Catwalk Bar, as well. You can read his post here.
'50s Prime Time Cafe

Min and Bill's Dockside Diner

Dinosaur Gertie's

A hot rod caramel sundae from the '50s Prime Time Cafe
Feel free to print out this page and try to reconstruct the entire image in a Tetris-like fashion.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Studios Awareness Week: Submitted for Your Approval

Submitted For Your Approval...
Witness Mr. Henry Bemis, a charter member in the fraternity of dreamers. A bookish little man whose passion is the printed page but who is conspired against by a bank president and a wife and a world full of tongue-cluckers and the unrelenting hands of a clock. But in just a moment Mr. Bemis will enter a world without bank presidents or wives or clocks or anything else. He'll have a world all to himself, without anyone.

So begins one of the more famous episodes of the Twilight Zone: Time Enough At Last. Burgess Meredith plays Henry Bemis, who wants nothing more in life than to lose himself in a book. After a day fraught with a demanding boss and wife who both bemoan reading, Henry locks himself in the vault of the bank at which he works. After seeing an article about the the destructive power of the H-bomb, he hears explosions outside the vault and is knocked unconscious. After awakening, he ventures outside to discover that he is the only human left alive.

Although there is plenty of food available to him, Bemis decides to kill himself until he runs into the ruins of a public library. The books were perfectly preserved! Enough books to last him a lifetime. As he is sorting the books, he trips and his glasses fall from his face. They shatter.

He cries:
That's–that's not fair. That's not fair at all. There was time now. There was, was all the time I needed... ! It's not fair!

Inside the Library of the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney's Hollywood Studios, we find a nod to Time Enough At Last.

The best laid plans of mice and men and Henry Bemis, the small man in the glasses who wanted nothing but time. Henry Bemis, now just a part of a smashed landscape, just a piece of the rubble, just a fragment of what man has deeded to himself. Mr. Henry Bemis in the Twilight Zone.

Matt Hochberg, from StudiosCentral and the WDW Today podcast, sent the link to his Tower of Terror site. He has provided a page with links to all of the Twilight Zone television show references in the ride. Thanks, Matt!
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Studios Awareness Week: My First Trip to the Forest Moon of Endor

June 13-17, 2001, has been named International Hollywood Studios Awareness Week by Matt Hochberg at StudiosCentral.  Matt wants to raise awareness of the Hollywood Studios by asking bloggers, podcasters and tweeters to publish something about the Studios. I originally published this essay in January of 2008 and it has a tie to the Studios, Studios Central and Star Tours. It has also not been edited since I posted it. My inner grammarian was chomping at the bit to get out his red pen.

The pictures in this post are 18 years old and you can see how the Star Tours show building looked during the first years of operation. And yes, I was wearing Chuck Taylor's; arguably, not the best choice in footwear for a visit to a Disney park.

We don't like to brag at Imaginerding very often (yeah, right)...but I won a free t-shirt! Glenn (one of Hochberg's cronies) posted the request for your earliest memories of the Disney-MGM Studios. Apparently, thousands entered, but only a few won.

Here is my award-winning post (nerded up for our site):

You can read about my first day at Walt Disney World here.

We continue our story with the Disney-MGM Studios. Specifically Star Tours. Besides the Haunted Mansion, this was the ride I was most excited about. Back in the day (1994), the Early/Extra Magic Hour was called Surprise Morning. They rotated the parks on a specific schedule and people really did not take advantage of them. Ah, those were the days. Anyway, Sunday was the Surprise Morning for the Disney-MGM Studios.

We arrived at the Studios a little after 8:00am. If I remember correctly, the park was scheduled to be open at 9:00am. For some reason, I remember the song Mr. Jones by the Counting Crows playing on the rental car that morning. But I could be wrong; it may have been another day we were there. Needless to say, that song reminds me of that time. Warmth. I remember that it was very warm in the mornings in Orlando.

There was no one in the park that morning. To the right and above, you can see my first view of the Star Tours attraction. I vividly remember the kid and his parents walking in front of us. The kid with the baseball hat and blue backpack. And yes, I am wearing a dark blue t-shirt. It was hot (the weather--not me). We followed the kid and his family through the line and rode the attraction. What can I say? It was great. We visited Endor and in the traditional Disney storytelling fashion--something went wrong! When we left the ride the Star Wars fanfare was playing (you know, the music they play over the credits) and it was really exciting. Then we walked into the coolest thing in the world: a Star Wars gift shop!

I know, you're laughing, right? Well, you have to remember that back in 1994, there was not a lot of Star Wars merchandise. Heir to the Empire by Timothy Zahn had just been published in 1991. Before that, the last Star Wars books, merchandise or toys had been released in the middle 1980's. Needless to say, Teresa let me gawk for a moment and then we went to the front of the building to ride it again.

And again.

And again.

And again. I think we stopped after the fourth ride to meander and shop. At least I did. This is another one of those moments that I remember. Picking out the books, toys and paraphernalia--trying to decide what to get my brothers and nephews. And what I wanted. I picked out a book for myself by Stephen Sansweet called Star Wars: From Concept to Screen to Collectible. I consider it one of the first books of my collection. When we finally had finished, we had spent over $400.00 (1994 dollars). Whew! Talk about spending too much! But it was Star Wars.

I do remember that the cast member gave us a lot of attitude about shipping the items back to our hotel room. Which was really weird. We just spent a lot of money...and we were at Disney! Actually, she was the least friendly cast member we ran across during that first trip. I believe that we ended up riding it at least one more time before Teresa told me we had to do something else. I don't remember anything else about the day. I know we rode other things, like the Great Movie Ride and Muppet Vision 3D, but I can't recall exactly.

Thanks to Matt and Glenn for the amazing addition to my wardrobe. I just need to get it pressed and cleaned before MagicMeets!
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