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Disneyland Tour: Crystal Arcade

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Disneyland Tour: Crystal Arcade

The Crystal Arcade (named for Walt Disney’s young friend Crystal Arcade; twin sister of Penny, for whom another building on Main Street is named) was once a small area in which children could bring their pennies to play popular arcade games replicated in crystal. The idea was novel and the sight magical, but the crystal pinball machines often wouldn’t make it through an afternoon intact and an innocent “tilt” might lead to a spray of razor-sharp shards,so the whole business had to be scrapped. Today, the Arcade is used to sell stuffed animals and other less breakable wares.

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