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Topic: LP Lotion: Disneyland Rolls Back the Clock for Saving Mr. Banks

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Fri 11/9/2012 9:42a
This topic is for Discussion of LP Lotion: Disneyland Rolls Back the Clock for Saving Mr. Banks
Doug Marsh covers the filming of Saving Mr. Banks at Disneyland this week including the redressing of the park, cast members and guests to fit the 60s time period and Tom Hanks as Walt Disney.
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Jim in Merced CA
Fri 11/9/2012 12:34p
EXCELLENT photo essay of the shoot, Dug. Thanks so much.

It's actually much more extensive than I imagined. And I give a 'tip o' the hat' to the filmmakers for adding in all the details that they did.

Of course the paving stones on the ground are not circa 1961 -- back in the day, it was just slur-coat, but man, balloons, and signs and peanut cards -- nicely done.
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Dabob2
Fri 11/9/2012 12:47p
Yeah, great shots, and I also think they did just about all they could to make it "period accurate." And who knows - maybe they'll even add in some good old CGI slur-coat.
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ralphjr
Fri 11/9/2012 2:28p
I know that they probably had to put a lot of time and effort into the period details, and it might not be something that could be done on a larger scale, but imagine if they did a hard ticket after hours event in which the park was transformed (somewhat and within reason) to Vintage Disneyland? They're always trying to come up with ways to get more money out of the hard core fans through merchandise events and hard ticket parties, if they put some effort into replicating something like this as an event, I could see it being quite popular.

At the very least, they could consider this type of overlay for the 60th Anniversary in 2015 if they want to go the nostalgia route again but want to differentiate from what they did for the 50th.
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Jim in Merced CA
Fri 11/9/2012 2:38p
^^^That's a rather cool idea.
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WilliamK99
Fri 11/9/2012 3:05p
At the very least, they could consider this type of overlay for the 60th Anniversary in 2015 if they want to go the nostalgia route again but want to differentiate from what they did for the 50th.<<

I usually stay away from special ticketed events, but I would probably save money to go if they announced this...
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Dabob2
Fri 11/9/2012 3:15p
Boy, that would be hard to do with much of the park. Depending on the year they chose... they couldn't really just pretend that Big Thunder wasn't actually there, and the House of the Future was.

Maybe, if they chose 1969, they could hold it on Main Street, AL (blocking off Indy), NOS and the River area of FrL. Obviously, even there, there would be differences, but if they kept it there and had cm's in period garb (and encouraged guests to do so too), actually sold popcorn for 50 cents or whatever it was then (for what they charged for the hard ticket they could make up for the reduced food/drink prices) - maybe even give you a replica ticket book.

It wouldn't be easy to pull off, and obviously wouldn't be exactly the same, but it could be fun.
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velo
Fri 11/9/2012 6:01p
gosh, those balloons brought back memories!
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DlandDug
Fri 11/9/2012 6:24p
Glad everyone enjoyed this. You are seeing a concentrated version of what was a lot of waiting around while the film crews set things up.Which is an awful lot of what an actual film shoot is like!
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patrickegan
Fri 11/9/2012 7:38p
The whole pictorial brought back memories of a simpler less corporate (fleecing) time.

The magic was in the details… DL was always expensive, but you got a first world experience with better theming and the subtle nuances that made it special. Long gone since the implementation of the Walmart business plan. ☹

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