Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Vintage Snapshot! - The S.S. Donald Duck

As Mickey's Toontown Fair is now literally disappearing from the Walt Disney World landscape, memories of its predecessors, Mickey's Birthdayland and Mickey's Starland, will likely diminish even further.  The temporary nature of Mickey's Birthdayland, constructed very, very quickly in 1988 to celebrate Mickey's 60th birthday, is distinctly reflected in the S.S. Donald Duck.  Imagineers expanded the idea into the much more elaborate Donald's Boat (aka the Miss Daisy) that became one of the more popular set pieces of Toontown Fair.