This model was built by Guard-Lee to replace an original item on loan from the Smithsonian (see below) in January of 2009. When the attraction opened on October 9, 2003, the rover on display was an authentic artifact on loan from the Smithsonian (possibly a vibration test unit). This last January, it was swapped out for a model built by Guard-Lee who makes spacecraft models/props like the capsules on HBO's 'From the Earth to the Moon' (which was filmed incidentally at the form Disney/MGM Studios). Although it is a model, it is closer in appearance to the actual rovers used by Apollo astronauts on the moon.
Date: January 30, 2009
Images by: Jim Gerard
Previous LRV displayed was LRV #4 on loan from the National Air and Space Museum. Note grey fenders.