Thursday, June 26, 2008

Disneyland Creates The First Great Make Out Ride

MILL VALLEY, Calif. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Disneyland may truly be the Happiest Place On Earth – it’s home to the first great make out ride!

Chris Strodder is a lifelong Disneyland fan who’s just penned The Disneyland Encyclopedia (Santa Monica Press), a historical A-to-Z guide on everything there is to know about Walt Disney’s playground.

He says that back in 1967, Disneyland’s science-centered ride Adventures Thru Inner Space introduced the innovative “Omnimover” system, the rotating clam-shell vehicles used in The Haunted Mansion today.

The Omnimovers, which were semi-enclosed and dark, gave riders a sense of privacy and made Inner Space the ultimate make out ride.

Strodder says, “When the word got out about the first great make out ride, kids were lining up to get in! Disneyland had to counter the make out movement by speeding up the ride and adding more lights and cameras.”

Other Disneyland tidbits include the hidden Mickey Mouse heads found throughout the park in bushes, flowers, and walls, and the history of the real rifle shooting gallery that once existed on Main Street.

The Disneyland Encyclopedia hits shelves in July.

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