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CALIFORNIA DREAMING Part 2 –The Rest of WESTCOT

April 29, 2005
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CALIFORNIA DREAMING Part 2 –The Rest of WESTCOT

In his previous articles Shaun Finnie has guided us through the hotels and the World Showcase section of Westcot, the Epcot-style expansion to Disneyland that was planned for the mid-1990’s. This time he examines Westcot’s Future World. In my last article, I looked at what was intended for the World Showcase section of WESTCOT,...
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CALIFORNIA DREAMING Part 1 – WESTCOT’S World Showcase

April 21, 2005
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CALIFORNIA DREAMING Part 1 – WESTCOT’S World Showcase

Most Disney fans agree that they would rather have seen the spectacular Westcot theme park built at Anaheim instead of what was eventually delivered : Disney’s California Adventure. In this article Shaun Finnie starts to examine what the abandoned park would have been like. In 1989 Michael Eisner asked the Disney Imagineers to draw...
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The Hotels That Might Have Been Part 3 – WESTCOT Hotels

April 9, 2005
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The Hotels That Might Have Been Part 3 – WESTCOT Hotels

In the first two parts of this series Shaun Finnie looked at Disney hotels that had been planned but never built. In this third and final part he tells of a Disney theme park where the guest rooms would have been part of the actual attractions – Westcot. In this series so far I’ve...
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Walt Disney – Pigs Is Pigs – 1954

April 7, 2011
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The presence of a couple of guinea pigs at the Westcote railroad station create countless offspring as well as a load of paperwork for administrative bureaucrats including by-the-book agent Flannery when their owner won’t pay the rate for standard pigs on them. Adapted from Ellis Parker Butler’s story, this is one of the oddest...
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CALIFORNIA DREAMING Part 4 – Death of the Dream

May 17, 2005
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CALIFORNIA DREAMING Part 4 – Death of the Dream

In the early 1990’s Disney announced plans to build massive theme parks in two locations in California. So why were neither Westcot nor Port Disney ever built? Shaun Finnie looks at the reasons. As we’ve seen in the first three articles of this series, in the early 1990’s Disney planned to undertake massive expansion...
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CALIFORNIA DREAMING Part 3 – Port Disney

May 10, 2005
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CALIFORNIA DREAMING Part 3 – Port Disney

After showing what might have been built at Disneyland had the Westcot plans gone through for Anaheim’s second park, in this column Shaun Finnie looks at another proposed California site – Port Disney and the original DisneySea. In his early days as CEO of Disney, Michael Eisner quickly realised that guests could possibly spend...
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What Might Have Been (And May Yet Be) – Upated!

March 8, 2005
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What Might Have Been (And May Yet Be) – Upated!

Shaun Finnie presents an updated version of his list of planned but abandoned Disney rides and attractions. Last December I wrote up a list of Disney attractions that were rumoured to have at least got to the planning stages but, for one reason or another, have yet to materialise. I’m delighted to say that...
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What Might Have Been (And May Yet Be)

December 17, 2004
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What Might Have Been (And May Yet Be)

Could your favorite Disney park have been a much different place to how you see it today? The Disney Diary’s Shaun Finnie looks at Disney’s planned theme park attractions that haven’t been built… yet. There have been so many Disney park attraction rumors and announced plans over the years that I thought it might...
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