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Could original EPCOT model be restored?

It’s a piece of Disney World history that’s older than Disney World itself. It’s the model of Progress City, aka EPCOT, that you see when you ride through Tomorrowland on the TTA. I knew that the original version of that … Continue reading

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Anaheim moves closer to Monorail or Peoplemover System

From the OC Register we find out that Anaheim is moving forward in its plan to add an elevated transportation system between the Disneyland Resort area and a transportation hub near Angel Stadium. This is also a big step toward … Continue reading

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Hope for a large Kissimmee Theme Park?

Back in 2004 a group of Louisiana investors lay claim on a 450 acre property essentially adjacent to Walt Disney World (it backs the community of Celebration and I-4 and is accessible from Hwy 192). Unfortunately Katrina washed out those … Continue reading

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A Monorail in every town

Long before it was a joke in The Simpson’s, the mass-transit system known as the Monorail offered real potential as a solution for what was seen as a nation’s over-dependence on foreign fuel and heavy traffic. If that image up … Continue reading

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Kissimmee Rebounds (a little)

Everyday I drive to work through the 12 mile long tourist trap that we know as Highway 192 (aka, Irlo Bronson Hwy). The area known as Kissimmee-St. Cloud was undergoing a recession even before 9/11. When the tourist dollars completely … Continue reading

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