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  • Blog Post: Why "Western River" Went South -- Part 7

    , Marc Davis watched as his dream project - "Western River Expedition," an audio animatronic extravaganza that could have been the best thing WED ever did - slowly fell from favor. But what could Marc
    in Blog - Jim Hill
  • Blog Post: Why "Western River" Went South -- Part 8

    OUR STORY SO FAR: Marc Davis was tired. Tired of the excuses he kept getting as to why "Western River Expedition" (WRE) wasn't getting built. Tired of having his other new attraction ideas never
    in Blog - Jim Hill
  • Blog Post: Why "Western River" Went South -- Part 5

    and prepped, this water based ride still managed to run aground. Why for? There wasn't just one reason why "Western River " never set sail. In the Fall of 1973, three or more obstacles suddenly leaped up
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  • Blog Post: Why "Western River" Went South -- Part 3

    's "Pirates of Caribbean" attraction. In fact, were this "Western River" ride done correctly, it could possibly push the Disney theme park experience to a whole new level. Now all Marc had to do was sell his
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  • Blog Post: Why "Western River" Went South -- Part 9

    into this kind of showbiz. Why, whooood whood ever thought that even I had to start right at the bottom? (The book turns to another page, revealing Hoot Gibson in one of Marc Davis' "Western River" concept
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  • Blog Post: Why "Western River" Went South -- Part 6

    OUR STORY SO FAR: If you've read Parts 1 through 6, you've already have a pretty good understanding of the history of "Western River Expedition." At least from the Marc Davis point of view. So there
    in Blog - Jim Hill
  • Blog Post: Why "Western River" Went South -- Part 4

    to produce. "Western River Expedition" - a comical journey through the old West - would have made use of every trick Imagineering had in its book. The ride would feature dozens of audio animatronic figures
    in Blog - Jim Hill
  • Blog Post: Why "Western River" Went South -- Part 1

    to ride the thing. Normally, Disney doesn't like the public to see concept art from "Western River Expedition" (WRE). Afterwards, these folks tend to ask questions that the current Mouse management team
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  • Blog Post: Why "Western River" Went South -- Part 2

    might build at "Riverboat Square." Though Walt could never decide what he wanted to call Davis's proposed attraction. Should it be the "Lewis & Clark River Expedition" ride or just "Western River
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  • Blog Post: Why "Western River" Went South -- Part 10

    to me last week, saying that you'd been to Disneyland during "Star Tours"'s first year of operation. During these '87 - '88 visits to the park, most of you went to see "America Sings" and noticed
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