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Postby monsterfan99 » Mon Oct 05, 2009 10:31 pm

I am ultra glad and thankful Season 3 is coming. The things in this thread are part of an amusement history that is rarely seen.

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Postby DenDen » Tue Oct 06, 2009 2:05 pm

OMG!!!! I totally forgot about this! I cannot wait for this.
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Postby Guy T. Koepp » Tue Oct 06, 2009 10:47 pm

I just got season 2 on Blu-Ray! OMG the extras are amazing! I am so looking forward to season 3 =)
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Postby montezooma » Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:19 am

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Well it is that time of year again. Time to open up the attic and pull out some of the great stuff I have saved over the years.

What an exciting summer I had. For those of you that aren't aware, I opened up a small waterpark in Draper UT. I say small, but it does feature the world'd largest water play structure. I am pleased to say we had a very successful season and our guests really enjoyed their experience at Cowabunga Bay. (check out this thread if you are interested in knowing more about Cowabunga Bay)

Summer also brought for me three great weeks of TPR coasting across Asia. I had the best time travelling through China and North Japan with some great coaster friends. While China was an exciting place to visit I must admit that Japan is my favorite place in the world!!!! I love this place and being able to travel out to the boonies of Japan to ride some very unique coasters was an experince I will never forget.

So enough about me lets get started with Season 3 of Shane's Amusement Attic. While in Japan we stayed at the new Tokyo Disneyland Hotel and spent three days at Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea, two of the GREATEST theme parks in the entire world!!! So I thought I would start this season off with some Disney stuff.

Over the next couple of days I will share with you some early souvenir books from each of the Disney parks. First off, let's start with the original Disney Park (Chris, this is "your park"). Here is a souvenir book from 1978. You gotta love the old Tomorrowland and Fantasyland and also Frontierland without Big Thunder.

Hope you all enjoy season 3. Keep the comments coming!!!

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first off Here are just a couple of my favorite shots from China/Japan
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I am a sucker for old Arrow Corkscrews and this one you were able to walk right underneath the track which allowed me to get this GREAT shot!
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The best ride of the trip for me was this Togo Ultra Twister which featured the awesome dive loop which sent you into the final twists at unbelievable speed!
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OK, now onto Disneyland circa 1978
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and one last shot of another Arrow Corkscrew!
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Postby The Disneylander » Wed Oct 07, 2009 12:55 pm

Thanks for starting off Season 3 with some awesome shots of my favorite park!

Great start, Shane! Can't wait for your next installment. :airtime:

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Postby alpengeist04 » Wed Oct 07, 2009 1:12 pm

Great start to season 3, Shane. There's nothing like seeing souvenir books from the theme park that started it all.

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Postby Mozart67 » Thu Oct 08, 2009 2:11 am

God...even though I boycotted the Mouse for years (long story...and boring as well) I see pictures of late 70s Disneyland and still think ' wow! what a photogenic and visually-captivating experience..' esp. Tomorrowland. Space Mountain was so unreal then, as well as the rockets and the PeopleMover 3000 (3000?)...Sure, you could go down the road and ride the Revolution, the Gold Rusher and Colossus, but Tomorrowland just seemed lightyears cooler..

Also, love the Matterhorn/Monorail/20,000 Leagues shot in the booklet.
Thanks as always Shane :)

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Postby nursemelis374 » Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:15 am

Glad you are back and what a great a report! I am almost positive my parents have this book and I remember looking at it when I was younger!

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Postby DenDen » Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:57 am

Welcome back! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!
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Postby robbalvey » Thu Oct 08, 2009 4:05 pm

The photos of Disneyland are seriously amazing and all, but I don't think anything can top this...

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