Sunday, September 30, 2007

American Heritage Wax Museum- Exterior

This old postcard shows the exterior of the American Heritage Wax Museum in Scottsdale Arizona. The cars give away the era this photo was taken in. Like so many other wax museums, the American Heritage Wax Museum focused on the historically significant events that shaped American history. I believe the building is still around, but the museum is long gone. Although I don't have much information on when it closed.

View more information, and take another look at this picture here.

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Monday, September 10, 2007

News- Master Chief Figure Fires way into Madame Tussaud's

This week, Madame Tussaud's Las Vegas unveiled a new figure based on the character Master Chief from the Halo Video game series. I've never played the game, but many people I know have, and it is quite popular. Here we see Pete Wentz from the band Fall Out Boy posing with the figure. Halo 3 is being released and this publicity stunt honors it.

Just pull the trigger please, I beg you!

A better view of the figure shows its great detail. They claim that this is the first time a video game character has been immortalized at Madame Tussaud's. I guess they don't count Michael Jackson.

A close up of Master Chief.

A work in progress shot of the figure.

Visit the Madame Tussaud's website here.


Friday, September 07, 2007

WDW-Fort Langhorn: Blacksmith pt 2

Here's some video of the blacksmith at Fort Langhorn. Sometimes pictures just don't always do the job. It also gives a feel of how the whole scene works.

These are realistic looking fake horses. Walt Disney World really surprised me with how well crafted there animatronics were.

The exterior of the Blacksmith. The building isn't real wood like Fort Wilderness was.

Just a close up. The fake ferns are blocking the sign, unfortunately.

Visit the Walt Disney World website here.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

WDW-Fort Langhorn: Blacksmith pt 1

Walt Disney world hasn't converted their Tom Sawyer Island into Pirate's Lair (At least not yet), so many of the unique and wonderful aspects of Mark Twain's beloved world remain. Fort Wilderness may be gone, but Fort Langhorn continues to entertain park guests looking for their Americana fix. Here we see the blacksmith shop inside the fort. Two calvary men are working hard making horseshoes. These partially animatronic figures give movement to the otherwise frozen in time Fort Langhorn.

Looking through the window betrays a shadowy figure hard at work.

On the far side of the display is a hen which can often be heard clucking in her pen.

A close up of the lone chicken.

The sign that calls all to enter and explore the fort.

Visit the Walt Disney World website here.

Next Time: A little more Langhorne.
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