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Something likely not seen before - concept art from Walt Disney Imagineering (WED Enterprises back in 1963) for some of the dinosaurs in the Ford Pavilion. I got some great stuff from a fellow Disney alumni and will share it as I get it restored.

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More Disney concept art for the Ford Pavilion, this time for the "Time Tunnel' taking riders back to prehistoric times. I think it was by Sam McKim.

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That second one is better than the real ride turned out!  Reminds me a bit of the Eastern Airlines "speed tunnel" at Disney World in the 70's.

Of course the car looks dated- more 50's than 60's with the tail fins and tons of chrome.

By the way, I just heard that Disney didn't rip out the Speed Tunnel when the Eastern ride ended, but left it in place and designed subsequent rides *around the speed tunnel* ever since!  Currently a feature in Space Ranger Spin.  Nice to hear that they didn't destroy a good thing just because of its age.

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