Sunday, May 07, 2006

Caw-Caw!!!

Welcome Foolish Mortals!

As the first post of the month, we look at the Disneyland Foyer. Yes, it appears that that once "boring" room seems to have a little more mystery than we thought.

Everyone knows the story of how the Raven was to be possessed by the Ghost Host and that is how we heard the narration. However, it is interesting to note that, even after the attraction was switched to internal audio via the doombuggies and there would be no need for the the Raven to speak, he would remain in all of the original areas there was to be dialog. One of these places was to be the foyer. In blueprints a few months before the attraction was finalized, there is an area in the Foyer above the cornice ledging where the raven sat. Sadly, the raven isn't there today. Below is a piece of the blueprint showing the Raven in the foyer and also a small schematic of the internal workings of the Raven, a little more complex than we thought...

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Blogger Tangaroa said...

They show the mechanics of this AA figure at the Oakland museum display - well worth making the trip to see!

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