Waldowood greeted the Millennium with a variety of innovations. Chief among these were an integrated Millennium Ferris Wheel and “live” cameras, linked to the first Web site dedicated to Waldowood, that showed street scenes from the ground level.
This classic portrait of Waldo as taken as he overlooked Waldowood 2000. Waldo T Dinosaur fans will recognize that a cropped version of this shot has since become Waldo’s official online portrait.
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Unfortunately, Ferris Center developers overlooked the fact that most Waldowood visitors would be afraid of heights and would refuse to ride such a scary, tall ferris wheel! Worse, although developers had paid for a direct rail link to the Waldowood Airport, the height of the ferris wheel blocked the flight paths of planes that otherwise would have bought visitors to Waldowood.
Because of these reasons, the Millennium Ferris Wheel quickly fell into bankruptcy and was demolished several months after the picture above was taken.
This sponsorship proved disastrous for Waldowood when the giant facsimile book toppled over and destroyed two train lines. Never again would Waldo allow large corporate billboards in his town.