Airwave From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1117 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (6 years 10 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1572 times:
Quoting Mirrodie (Reply 8): Quoting Airwave (Reply 7):
...for getting rid of Delta Dreamflight. I miss that ride!
Yeah, too bad they got rid of it. Odd, considering, well, isn't DL the official carrier of Disneyworld?
It used to be. Delta took over the "Official Airline of the Walt Disney World Resort" title from Eastern Airlines (which had held the title ever since the resort opened in 1971) in 1987 or -8 (right before Eastern's bankruptcy...) but the contract was only for 10 years and DL did not renew it in 1996, which is why for the last two years of it's existence, Dreamflight was known as "Take Flight". The show building is now the home of the "Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin", which, while entertaining and interactive, doesn't hold the same visceral thrill for me that the ride car tilting back as it entered a smoke-filled room with revving engine noise and spinning "fan blades". It has to be experienced to be understood.
Quoting Mirrodie (Reply 8):
Wait a minute...is Roving Mars related to that SPACE ride over at Epcot? That just came to me for some reason.
No, not really. Misson: Space *does* go to Mars, but there's no real connection between the attraction and the IMAX film. However, there used to be a ride in Tomorrowland called Mission to Mars (which, for the original Disneyland version, was sponsored by McDonnell-Douglas--neat, huh? ) and there was a film with the same title which was produced by Touchstone Pictures, a Walt Disney Company imprint. So, there's that...
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