Dick Nunis always wanted a Wave Machine at Walt Disney World. It took a few years, but he finally got his $400,000 wave machine in the mid-1970s. Surprisingly, this image from a June 19, 1975 Eyes and Ears does exclaim that the wave machine works!
Although, I do believe that is Sasquatch hanging ten. Or is it?
John Keys of our Facilities Division took this shot of a surfer riding a five-foot breaker into Surf Rider’s Beach near the Polynesian Village last week. EYES & EARS was told that the machine is currently being tested for wave configuration and a number of other mechanical aspects. As soon as more information is available on the machine, we will pass it on to you.
I’m trying to remember if I’ve ever heard the term Surf Rider’s Beach in reference to Dick Nunis’ Wave Machine or Walt Disney World.