Fri, 25 June 2010
Matt and Nate return from a short hiatus to revisit their series on Walt Disney and the 1964 Worlds Fair. In this episode we explore probably the least known Disney created attraction at the fair; The Magic Skyway. Sponsored by the Ford Motor Co, this attraction gave guests a look at the history of our planet using the wheel as a catalyst for advancement. The ride system itself was a breakthrough on its own as Disney helped to create its prototype for the Omnimover, which would prove to be the dominant design in vehicle propulsion in Disney attraction over the next few decades. While the attraction itself is unknown to most Disney fans, the legacy that it provided is enormous; not only in the ride design but in the show elements and style of presentation as well. Attractions like World of Motion, The Universe of Energy, The Primeval World Diorama, Spaceship Earth, The Peoplemover and Horizons all owe a debt of gratitude to The Magic Skyway.
Also discussed on the show is the 20th anniversary of the film, Dick Tracy, and our thoughts on a specific element to the movies 1990 release.