This day in Disney history, July 4th, 1956: The Indian War Canoes attraction opens in Critter country as part of Frontierlands Indian Village. Real American Indian guides were on every canoe, one in the front and one in back. They made sure you steered properly and didn't run into a keel boat!
The Indian Village closed in 1971, and the Indian War Canoes became Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes. When the new land, Bear Country, opened in 1972, Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes ensured that the land would have more than one ticketed attraction.
Have you been on the canoes? What do you think of them?
*Also on this day in 1979:The 1st baby is born at Disneyland. 6 pound, 10 oz. Teresa Salcedo is born near Main Street U.S.A. on a bench behind Plaza Inn to Rosa and Elias Salcedo of Los Angeles. Mickey Mouse later presents Teresa with “Disneyland Birth Certificate No. 1.”
•In Addition on this day in 1984: World Premiere CircleVision 360 Theater opens in Tomorrrowland with a double feature of world travel adventures where the audience is surrounded by images of scenic wonders. “American Journeys” (in the afternoon and evening) movie takes a memorable tour to U.S. famous landmarks, while the “Wonders of China” (in the morning) movie displays scenes from the Gobi Desert and the Great Wall to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Pictured bottom right, a CM podium from the attraction.
The theater was closed for construction of the New Tomorrowland in 1997 and much of the building was turned over to the surprisingly popular though short-lived Rocket Rods attraction. The front portion of the building was turned over to an exhibit on NASA and space exploration.
MONTHLY WAIT TIME LEADERS REAL-TIME: Thank you to everyone who enters accurate wait times--you earn MouseRank Points, Credits, worldwide fame, and wealth beyond your wildest dreams when you enter wait times at the Park (ok maybe not the last two things). Please remember to ONLY enter wait times that you have verified in person, this improves our algorithm substantially, thanks!
La Brea Bakery is the Official Restaurant of MouseWait! Thank you for supporting our partners. Join us Tuesdays 8pm at La Brea for Sticker Night. La Brea offers MouseWaiters a 15% discount during official MouseWait Meetups (Sticker Nights every Tuesday night, and other meetups that we announce in the Lounge).
Credits Hall of Fame. This real-time list honors the top Credits purchasers by showing the total number of Credits purchased. These MouseWaiters play an integral part in helping us maintain and innovate. Thank you to everyone who buys Credits in the MW iOS app, TRIVILATOR, and MagicRace!
DISCOUNTED DISNEYLAND TICKETS THROUGH MOUSEWAIT! You get 2% off select tickets if you purchase on this page and use the code MOUSEWAIT at checkout. A percentage of your total purchase comes back to MouseWait, which helps cover our monthly maintenance and development expenses! You will also get 100 Credits if you email us your receipt along with your username!
Get 100 Credits for staying at the Hojo Anaheim! Just fill out this form and we'll get the Credits added to your account. When you stay at the Hojo, you help us continue to improve MouseWait. Call their in house reservation number and remember to mention MouseWait--you will love everything about the Hojo!
Big Thunder Mountain to reopen March 17 Alice in Wonderland will be closed Mar 10-July 3, 2014 Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage will be closed Jan. 6-Sept. 26, 2014: it’s a small world will be closed Jan. 21-Apr. 18, 2014: Indiana Jones will be closed Mar 17-May 8 Club 33: Reopens July 1st Space Mountain will be closed May 12-Jun 26: King Arthur's Carrousel will be closed April 28-May 22 Pirates of the Caribbean will be closed April 28-May 22
DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE:
Grizzly River Run will be closed Apr. 21-June 19, 2014
The Little Mermaid will be closed Mar 20-May 9, 2014:
it's tough to be a bug will be closed April 21-May 8
A personal favorite is the beautifully hand crafted music box
A fun video from 2013, the story behind the music box with Clopin, Figaro and the even watch the Tangled Tower being put into the Fantasy Faire:
Of course, no trip to the Fantasy Faire would be complete without a visit to the Royal Hall. Loved this artist rendition, that's just how my girls are when they enter the Hall. ::sigh::
Took this next part directly from Disney Parks Blog:
“After walking into our main entrance, you will first go through a garden-like setting before entering the reception hall,” said Michel Den Dulk, Creative Director of Fantasy Faire for Walt Disney Imagineering. “Once inside the Royal Hall, guests will discover a beautiful gothic interior with nice wallpaper, wall cresting, wood finishes and chandeliers.”
Passing through a series of spaces, including the Grand Hall, you’ll have the opportunity to meet as many as three Disney princesses, from classic stories such as “Cinderella” and “Sleeping Beauty.”
Dont forget to grab a sweet treat from Maurice's Treats! At the time, (isn't there more now?) the adorable cart featured 3 “Twists” and a new signature beverage: Boysen Apple Freeze.
In a tribute to the historic Carnation Plaza Gardens, a shield over the archway leading from Fantasy Faire to Rancho del Zocalo in Frontierland displays the letters “CPG.”