Author Topic: Who (or what) was that guy?  (Read 430 times)

Just Chuck

  • Newbie
  • Posts: 2
    • View Profile
Who (or what) was that guy?
« on: September 02, 2020, 07:31:40 PM »
Hi...

Hoping this wealth of SDC experts can help me piece together a childhood memory.

We're from the Chicago area and my family took only one summer trip that included SDC--probably about 40 years ago.  I was standing in line for a ride...  (Can't remember which one, though it may have been Fire in the Hole--still a vivid memory after decades.)

Anyway, the line wound around a ticket booth which was "staffed" by a mannequin of some sort...  but, if I recall correctly, there was a face projected on his face and he was talking to people in line.  I was fascinated watching this "movie" of a face until he looked down at me and chided:  "Move it along, sonny." making me realize how far back I was holding up the line watching this show.

Does anyone have any details on this?  Was I waiting for Fire in the Hole?  Any details on the basic mechanism?
 Or how many of these details do I have impossibly wrong?

Thanks!

Okiebenz

  • Blacksmith
  • Posts: 530
  • SDC fan
    • View Profile
Re: Who (or what) was that guy?
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2020, 07:40:07 PM »
Sounds like the flooded mine to me.

History Buff

  • School Master, Circuit Rider, and Novelist
  • Global Moderator
  • Master Craftsman
  • *****
  • Posts: 4055
  • We're History!
    • View Profile
    • CHECK OUT MY AUTHOR SITE!
Re: Who (or what) was that guy?
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2020, 08:32:03 PM »
Just a projection on a 3D head in the FM queue.  They replaced it a couple of years ago with a video in a picture frame.  It's just not the same.
Always SEEKING Memories Worth Repeating

Just Chuck

  • Newbie
  • Posts: 2
    • View Profile
Re: Who (or what) was that guy?
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2020, 08:51:24 PM »
Thank you, both.