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Old 05-08-2007, 11:23 AM   #1
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Hey Gang!

I just got back from five days with the mouse...you know, The Mouse! While there, I kept my eyes open. I saw three different Airstreams that were part of the park.

The first one was an old one that was used as a restaurant prop in Dinoland, which is part of the Animal Kingdom. Really cool place to visit.

The second one was at MGM on Mickey Avenue. It was setup for character greetings and was for Jojo's Circus (a kids' show on the Disney Channel.)

The last one was also on the same avenue at MGM, and was set up for character greetings for the Little Einsteins, another Disney kids' show.

I photoshopped these to make them smaller. You can't see it very clearly, but the last shot shows the inside of one of the newer trailers. The insides were mirrored so that the characters could change outfits and see what was going on. It didn't look to be polished aluminum, but rather huge mirrors inside.

Also, notice how wide the doors are on Jojo's Circus and Little Einstein's trailers. Looks a good 50% wider than stock. So the characters' 3' wide heads will fit through

Anyway, when I saw these, I had to grab them and stick them on here. I really like the window treatments on Jojo's trailer!

Anybody ID what years and models these are? I know the first one is pre-'69. The other two are newer; are wide bodies, but the guy there said they'd been there a long time. Are they 19' Bambi's?

Oh yeah, that's my daughter (who just turned 7 on May 7th, 2007) and my wife (who shall forever remain 29 ) along with your's truly. What a fun trip!

Have a magical day!
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Old 05-08-2007, 11:31 AM   #2
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Great photos!

Imagine the same scene...
Instead of an Airstream, with a SOB...
It would be unattractive and worthless
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Old 05-08-2007, 11:36 AM   #3
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Ahh, it's nice they store the one under cover -- one of the more controllable issues causing Airstream problems.

Looks like one of the Airstreams mentioned here: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f42/i-smart-32270.html
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Looks like Me and Twink were there at about the same time.

OK, I hear it....no...no...anything but THAT!

"IT'S A SMALL WORLD AFTER ALL..."
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OK, I hear it....no...no...anything but THAT!

"IT'S A SMALL WORLD AFTER ALL..."
That's Susie's least favorite song ... EVER!!! (mods -- I know large fonts are 'shouting' but please allow it just this once. Oh purty please?)
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Old 05-08-2007, 01:52 PM   #6
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Anybody ID what years and models these are? I know the first one is pre-'69. The other two are newer; are wide bodies, but the guy there said they'd been there a long time. Are they 19' Bambi's?
All of them appear to be longer than 19-footers. I would say at least 22-26 feet ~

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Musta been there same time.

I too cannot get It's a small world out of my mind.....
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Small world ....

I heard that playing "Its a small world" straight through for several hours is part of our Guantanamo talking with terrorists program.
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Jim, did you bring your Airstream down and stay at Fort Wilderness? Only a few miles away from home for us, but mentally a world away. One of our favorite places to spend a weekend. We usually don't even bother going into the parks.
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Not this trip, sadly...

I wish I had. Mine isn't ready for a trip like that yet right now We took the wimpy way out and flew down. Of course a big storm blew up just about exactly an hour before we were to get on the plane to go back north. The plane couldn't land at Orlando, circled for an hour 'til he got low on fuel, then went to Tampa. Ten minutes later the sun came back out. Four hours later, we were on the plane on the way home. Well, at least we made it one piece

Someday though. I've got big plans for the ol' girl...

Enjoy the sun!


PS If you ever saw "The Lion King", there's a scene where Scar (the bad lion who got his brother, Mufasa, killed, has Zazoo the toucan sing for him. Zazoo starts singing (in a heavy English accent) "It's a small world afterall...." to which Scar says "Oh no, no, NO, ANYTHING BUT THAT!" Zazoo then sings a happy little tune that goes "Oh I've got a bubbly bunch of coconuts...." That song is alright
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Don't fret too much Jim...we flew too.

I felt like a sinner!
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Check the mini-golf by Blizzard Beach. I think there is a faux-Airstream creation there also.

(I'm pretty sure I saw one there on one of my xx,xxx trips to Disneyworld!)
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OK, I hear it....no...no...anything but THAT!

"IT'S A SMALL WORLD AFTER ALL..."

That's Susie's least favorite song ... EVER!!! (mods -- I know large fonts are 'shouting' but please allow it just this once. Oh purty please?)
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It's funny you mention that. My daughter, who was just a few days from turning 7 said "That ride was stupid daddy. Those little dolls are annoying!" right after her mom, all misty eyed from riding this when she was little, said "What'd you think of it sweety?"

I had to laugh

The Expedition to Everest Yeti roller coaster was more her speed. We rode it four times!!
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post bigger pics!!

my kid would LOVE that...he's a big airstream fan, AND a big "Little Einsteins" fan, too.

(moderator note: it is, in fact, appropriate to use bold and/or non-standard fonts for emphasis; just not for the text of an entire message. )

We went to MK last year, and didn't see any of the "LEs". we'll have to watch for them next time.
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