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General Disney Trivia and Games Discuss Disney Tidbits in the Trivia and Games Forums forums; Originally Posted by tiggerguy After a $23-million renovation, an all-new Tomorrowland opened in Disneyland in July 1967. Referring to WDW's Tomorrowland makeover... The huge I-beams that run along TTA's track ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by tiggerguy
    After a $23-million renovation, an all-new Tomorrowland opened
    in Disneyland in July 1967.
    Referring to WDW's Tomorrowland makeover...

    The huge I-beams that run along TTA's track (along the top canopy) are extremely expensive alone, that I know. The I-Beam lengths were put through a machine that slighty (or dramatically) bends the "I" horizontially, or vertically. And if that ain't enough in time and material, the I-beams (before the "rolling") have huge (prolly 6") holes cut into them every foot or so on center. A very timely and expensive process for sure.

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    Disneyland's Germanic-style Sleeping Beauty castle was designed by Disney Imagineer Herb Ryman and inspired, in part, by Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria.
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    Who Framed Roger Rabbit won 4 Academy Awards, the most at that time for a Disney film since Mary Poppins.
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    Hollywood Records' (established by Disney) first release was the Arachnophobia motion picture soundtrack in 1990.
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    During the early planning stages of Disneyland, a Thomas A. Edison Square was to be built as an addition to the Main Street area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tiggerguy
    Who Framed Roger Rabbit won 4 Academy Awards, the most at that time for a Disney film since Mary Poppins.

    how were they able to put Daffy and dozens of other established characters in this film?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tampa
    how were they able to put Daffy and dozens of other established characters in this film?

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    Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a Touchstone film directed by Robert Zmeckis in association with Steven Spielberg. The expected high costs for the necessary special effects made Disney executives move cautiously, and it was only when Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis became interested in the project that the green light was given. They were excited by the prospect of creating a Toon community, with a variety of cartoon characters, culled from different studios, and present together on screen for the first time. It was Spielberg who was able to help along the complicated negotiations necessary to bring classical animated personalities together. Zemeckis welcomed the chance to create a new cartoon character, Roger Rabbit. He joked the character was a combination of a "Disney body, a Warner's Head, and a Tex Avery attitude."
    And for us cartoon fans, this was pure enjoyment seeing the WB and Disney characters in the same film.
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    Tim Allen's first full-length feature film for Disney was The Santa Clause.
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    Disney Consumer Products formed Disney Interactive in 1994,
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    The Space Mountain attraction at Disneyland Paris is the first and
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    i heard on the travel channel that disney has the 7th largest navy in the world. I think thats a pretty interesting tidbit
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    Kathryn Beaumont the voice of Alice in Wonderland* also portrayed Alice on film ... but only for the benefit of the Disney animators, as a live-action reference for their work.
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    The video for the Beach Boys' hit song "Kokomo" was filmed on the beach at Disney World's Grand Floridian Resort.
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