Since learning of the existence of what appear to be the World's Fairs' Glide-A-Ride trams at GA, in looking at the park's maps from the first and second seasons, I was wondering if the park, in fact, had two tram circles during the first season (the map only shows one) OR was the number of tram circles expanded during the second season to two? I guess the other possibility is that the second season map is incorrect showing two. Since I first went to GA during the 1977 season, I have always been so curious about the park's original entrance area, believing that the ride to the park's front gates must have been so much more like the ride to Walt Disney World's Transportation and Ticket center. Also, does anyone know, when the park's entrance was moved in 1976, were there originally two tram circles or was one of those circles always designed to be used as a bus/passenger drop off area? Lastly, in looking at the map inside the 1976 brochure, the tram circle (only one), is located next to Guest Relations, while on the 1976 full-size map there are two tram circles at Liberty Court.
The biggest change to the current two circles, I believe, came when the giant GA floral planting was moved from the center of Liberty Court (the outer mall area) to the center of the left (bus/passenger drop off) circle in 1980. The addition of the floral planting actually changed the shape of the left "circle" from an oval with the longer sides on the left and right to an oval with the shorter sides on the left and right. The movement of the GA floral planting, however, didn't appear on any of the park's maps as late as 1986 (I am missing the 1983-1985 maps). Any thoughts or insights are appreciated.
Edited by Daved Thomson, 13 May 2011 - 04:37 PM.