Tivoli Gardens, Denmark
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Bob Gurr, formerly an Imagineer for Disneyland, wrote a nifty article for Mice Chat on Tivoli Gardens in Denmark. Walt Disney apparently sought inspiration for Disneyland through several visits to Tivoli in the 50's / 60's. Here is some information if anyone is interested:

http://micechat.com/87987-bobs-true-life...voli-2007/

ABOUT BOB GURR


Bob Gurr is a true Disney legend who was hired on to design the Autopia for Disneyland. Over nearly four decades, Bob would become famous for developing the Monorails, Submarines, Flying Saucers, antique cars and double-decker buses of Main Street, Ford Motor Company's Magic Skyway (at the 1964-65 New York World's Fair), Omnimover ride system, Matterhorn and lots more. It has been said that if it moves, Bob probably played a part. Upon leaving Imagineering in 1981, Bob worked on a number of "leisure-time spectaculars" and "fantastical beasts" for parks and developments all over the world. Most notably, he created King Kong and Conan's Serpent for Universal Studios Hollywood, A UFO for the closing ceremonies of the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics, and the memorable T-Rex figure featured in Steven Spielberg's motion picture "Jurassic Park." You can find Bob's column, Design: Those Were The Times, right here on MiceChat. Though don't pin Bob down to a schedule, he's busy being "retired."


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Tivoli Rides Page:
http://www.tivoli.dk/en/forlystelser/

Notice anything familiar?

As stated by our very own [in]famous Sid:

Odysea's Twin, Nautilus:

http://www.lagoonisfun.com/showthread.php?tid=2916

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Air Race's Twin, Aquila:

http://www.lagoonisfun.com/showthread.php?tid=4427

[Image: Aquila-640x640px.jpg?bc=ffffff&h=230&w=230]
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Nice article. Tivoli Gardens has been on my bucket list for awhile.


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