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1979 Projector footage find

Postby Demonlover13 » Tue Dec 22, 2009 9:37 am

No sound here but still pretty neat. Shows the kiddie rides, views from the skyride, and barney o. Enjoy.
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Re: 1979 Projector footage find

Postby RandyV » Thu Dec 24, 2009 4:50 pm

Neat find, but this has to be from 1980 -- the first two loops are there on the Demon but the American Eagle is not.

Also -- I had (and probably still have) the yellow Taz shirt the boy near the end is wearing.
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Re: 1979 Projector footage find

Postby RLAiello » Thu Feb 04, 2010 6:01 pm

VERY COOL!!!!!!!! Was the skyride Southern Cross? That's a view I've never seen, since I never went on that ride.

LOVE this.
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Re: 1979 Projector footage find

Postby steven » Sat Feb 06, 2010 2:06 am

The skyride footage is of Delta Flyer / Eagle's Flight. Southern Cross towers are seen, but it's not running.

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