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Best Extinct Attraction at Disneyland Resort

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Best Extinct Attraction at Disneyland Resort

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The four people most responsible for the creation and development of theme park culture in the 1950s and 1960s would be (in my opinion) Walt Disney, C.V. Wood, Nat Winecoff and Admiral Joe Fowler. Together, they largely oversaw the development of Disneyland, Freedomland, Pleasure Island, Six Flags over Texas, early work on Walt Disney World and to a lesser extent Pacific Ocean Park and many exhibits at the New York World’s Fair. Their work combined traditional outdoor amusement experiences with a cinematic sensibility—often with a historic or educational slant. Along with these park developers, there are two other engineers equally important to the creation of early theme park culture. They are the co-founders of the ride design company, Arrow Development—Ed Morgan and Karl Bacon.