1175.2 #149 (DL Qual #84

Jan 8, 2013 8:32 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
I could sit at the Opera House all day and just look over this 1955 map of Disneyland and wonder what it would be like to walk around the park back in the day.

Because, think about it. Life back then wasn't in grainy black n white. It was just as we see life today with on our own eyes. And I would love to see it in real life. (Sorry. I'm on heavy medication. I'm sick) - RadioMaverick  1175.2 #149 9:16PM
I hope you feel better. - Cinderella_Schnooks  3370.7 #42 9:29PM
I understand what you mean. I hope you feel better soon! - MrsMears  217.1 #1772 10:38PM
My dad was a ride operator in Fantasyland for 5 years in the early days. We went all the time in the summer. I remember the lack of trees compared to what they have now. I remember the smell of diesel fumes since many of the rides were powered by diesel engines. Although it was much smaller than it is now without as many exciting attractions, when I was a 5 year old boy 1960 I was still amazed and excited - Murryd  300.8 #909 10:50PM
I agree. I just love it there. πŸ˜ƒ - MousekaNinja  422.4 #524 8:43PM
God I am so with you on that. I love just looking at it and taking pics. - epyon8250  309.1 #861 9:01PM
Right there with ya, buddy. - HatboxGhost  623.2 #327 9:23PM
Me too. Have you seen 40 Pounds of Trouble? If not, I highly recommend it for a nostalgic glimpse at disneys past. - LittleAprilShowers  587.1 #345 9:43PM
I totally forgot about that movie! Thanks for the reminder! - RadioMaverick  1175.2 #149 11:28PM
One thing I remember from the film is when they walk off the Monorail...onto the Main Street Plaza. lol - RadioMaverick  1175.2 #149 11:48PM
My absolute favorite place in the park! I hold back tears everytime I'm in there... - AshleyLynn22  791.2 #233 10:46PM
I love all the Disney history in there! I hope you are having (had) a great trip!!! - Boundin  708.3 #272 12:04AM
Yes! Me too. Where's our time machine?! - cynDOLEwhip  1175.5 #148 12:07AM
1955, how great that would be! - Aworldofcheer  161.1 #2551 12:10AM
My oldest brother took us to lunch in DD today, he said my parents took them to DL the first year, I took him to see the photos in the DL hotel, and he was telling us all kinds of things about back then. He said the main thing is how much all the trees have grown in, before, and with each new addition, the trees are so small, but by the time he comes back, all have grown so tall. Twenty years later, my parents took me on my first trip and it is fun for him to tell me of things that I have only read about. - secretagentangel  4658.7 #28 12:13AM
I have a photo of my mom and her family from 1956 standing under the Adventureland sign, before the Tiki Room was built. I've posted it before. It is a treasured photo. - RadioMaverick  1175.2 #149 8:46AM
Isn't that the year doc brown chooses to go back to in back to the future? - lobsterboii  13.8 #9011 8:50AM

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