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While it had always been part of Walt Disney’s vision for Disneyland to include an old haunted house, he had originally considered having it located on a side street off of Main Street. Imagineer Harper Goff had done a sketch of a dilapadated old house on the top of a small hill overlooking a church and a graveyard. Guests would have looked through the large windows to see the ghostly activity inside. By 1957, when Walt gave an interview to the BBC about his plans of a retirement home for ghosts, Walt envisioned it being located in an area of Frontierland that had a New Orleans theme. It was at this time that Anderson had just moved over to WED (Imagineering) from the Disney Studios and Walt turned to his “jack of all trades” to research some possibilities.
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Volvos designers asked the right questions too, instead of thinking about everything they could add; they asked what the driver actually needed. The result is that the touchscreens interface uses a grand total of one button. In fact there are only eight buttons in the entire XC90, compared to the staggering average of 35 in the segment. I have to withhold final judgment until I have used the Sensus system in a production vehicle under real world conditions, but if it lives up to its potential it promises to be an industry leader.
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They built their Alpharetta home in 2001 and renovated the kitchen in 2011. (Christopher Oquendo Photography) View Larger Christopher Oquendo (051414)The kitchen was renovated in 2011 to make it more functional and current. The island holds two dishwashers and a sink looking into the living room, plus black walnut countertops (from The Craft Art Co.) Another major change was increasing the size of the refrigerator, with a stainless steel version by North Star.
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