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Orange Bird Photo Hunt


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We look back on another great year here at! Let's look back on some of our favorite posts.

Mitch has been working on a model of EPCOT City and shares lots of photos and a little making-of video. It's a must-see. 

Our friend Nomeus shares a WONDERFUL collection of color photos of Magic Kingdom from 1971.

More behind-the-scenes photos of The Haunted Mansion.

Maps. Maps. Custom maps! Here we see what EPCOT Center's Journey Into Imagination used to be compared to how it is now.

A detailed map of Disneyland's 1967 "New Tomorrowland". In this series we uncover a few mysteries.

An exclusive look at EPCOT Center's never-built Rhine River Cruise boat ride. We clear up a few misconceptions about the ride about which very little is known. 

The first "New Fantasyland" opened in 1983 at Disneyland. Enjoy a look at where some of today's Fantasyland attractions used to be.

Talented friend of the blog, Alex George, creates his very own miniature animated Main Street Electrical Parade and shows us how he did it. Truly amazing.

In 2012 we launched the Photo Hunt and have been extremely pleased with the photos you have sent. The Photo Hunt will continue for years to come so start scanning.

We were thrilled to receive a few Orange Bird photos (SUPER rare) as part of the Photo Hunt. We were happy to put together one of the largest (if not THE largest) collections of never-posted Orange Bird photos.

Of all the posts in 2012, this one has generated more emails and tweets than any other. We call it "That's What Walt Said". It's a silly little way to prove a point about fluffy (and sometimes fake) quotes.

The warmest of responses last year from our readers came in response to this post. Here we compare some Disneyland locations where Walt was photographed to those same locations today.


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    Those are great pictures to see which are taken before I was born. The last picture which shows old and present day the same location that was really awesome. These photos will be like knowledge book to children how this Disneyland was in olden days and present. How it got changed ...
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    Avenue of progress is just another way to express the idea of fame. Progress and fame go hand in hand in terms of educational development and technology growth.

Reader Comments (3)

It was a good year! The attraction maps were great (Journey Into Imagination and Rhine River Cruise), the Fantasyland map comparing the pre and post 1983 expansion versions was fantastic. The special about 1967 Tomorrowland was wonderfully executed and extremely informative, I especially appreciated the map on that and coverage of the second floor of the Carousel of Progress.
Looking forward to Part 2 of the EPCOT City model!

January 8, 2013 | Unregistered Commenter1967WEDway

A great year! Loved the 1967 Tomorrowland. I hope you find time for the PeopleMover and Adventure Thru Inner Space!

January 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterOmnispace

Awesome photo hunt. Good to see rare Orange Bird.Great comparison of pics in disneyland now and then and had nice collection of photographs.

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