Downtown Disney – Crazy Flying Machines
The World of Disney store has been around for about 15 years, but prior to its opening, there was another iconic character themed flying gizmo at the Disney (Village) Marketplace. It was Marc’s Mechanical Marvel. I pulled out my old home videos and converted some footage for Youtube. See below:
The Marvel was the centerpiece in Mickey’s Character Shop which was sort of a smaller precursor to World of Disney. I am assuming that the ‘Marc” in Marc’s Mechanical Marvel was non other than Marc Davis, one of Walt’s ‘Nine Old Men’, animator, Imagineer and all around Disney Legend. If anyone can point me to some information on the design or history of the Marvel, I would greatly appreciate it!