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Dec 18, 2013 8:43 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good morning! This day in Disney history, December 18th, 1998: McDonald's opens a french fry stand inside Disneyland.

Take a stroll through Frontierland in 1998 and you’d certainly get a whiff of “Conestoga Fries" (McDonalds fries). The wagon was near the spot where guests had boarded the old Conestoga Wagons attraction in the 1950s. The canvas top that declared “Westward Ho!” paid tribute to the old attraction. However, the restaurant was not one of the original Conestoga Wagons; it was just a creatively designed fast food structure.
wagon

Conestoga Fries menu:
menu

In town for a limited time…..::giggles::
now serving

The Conestoga wagon was a huge success, despite the small menu and the availability for guest to get higher quality food anywhere else in Disneyland. So, in the summer of 2001, The Harbour Galley, (previously a counter service seafood restaurant), received a fresh, shiny coat of paint and became the second location at Disneyland Park selling McDonald’s French Fries.

fish house

The Harbour Galley menu:
menu

No fish to go with your chips though? ::sigh::
fishermen

The ten year agreement Disney had with the mega food chain was over on January 1, 2007. McDonald’s and Disney did not renew their agreement.

Ah, clam chowder at a fish shack once again!
restored

Do you miss McDonalds in the park? Or are you glad it's gone? Why?

Thanks for reading! Can you believe this time next week it will be CHRISTMAS?! Wow this year has gone by fast! Hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday! ::waves::

Websites referenced:
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yesterland.com
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Lol at "treats manly enough for his hunger and delicate enough for her taste" πŸ˜‚ I don't really miss it because DL has improved their menus, but those fries were definitely a welcome snack back when you could only get a cafeteria-like burger with Sysco fries or a limp iceberg lettuce salad.  The covered wagon was a fun touch to that area, though!   - Spoonful_O_Sugar  613.1 #332 9:04AM
"Limp iceberg lettuce"  πŸ˜‚ oh how they have improved! Hi SOS! πŸ‘‹ thanks for your 2 cents! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 12:14PM
Exactly!  The food during that era was pretty nasty. You can't compare food and snack offerings present day, so much heathier and yummiest now and more choices.  - PrincessDuckie  906.2 #203 12:23PM
Oh and love that you noticed the "manly enough" saying! So funny!  - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 12:25PM
Lol, hi ladies! πŸ˜˜πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹ - Spoonful_O_Sugar  613.1 #332 3:18PM
I'll take a bbq chicken baked potato over nasty McDonalds any day. - NickDoubleyew  1083.2 #168 9:47AM
πŸ˜‹ oh man, those potatoes are A-MAZING! πŸ’— - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 12:07PM
French fries are the devil. - madsdad  1868.2 #92 10:04AM
πŸ‘ΉπŸ˜‚ - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 12:06PM
That explains why they taste so good!  πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - MeridaFan  4243.7 #34 3:39PM
I do not miss the smell, it was pretty overwhelming on a hot day! Thanks Duchess! - ShariRenee  8578.1 #9 12:11PM
i agree glad its gone - Dave   13528.3 #2 12:30PM
πŸ‘‹ you're so welcome ShariRenee! 😘 you going to the party on Friday night at LaBrea?  - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 6:43AM
Man I loved waiting in line for BTMR and munching on fries. It was the best. One of the most cherished memories for me. I wish disney would bring it back. It was the real crowd pleaser.  - Disneypirategirl  208.8 #1887 11:32AM
Same memories here! - PrincessDuckie  906.2 #203 12:25PM
Funny how people seem to be 50/50 split on liking them. 😊 thanks for adding that! - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 6:44AM
For some odd reason those mcdonalds fries always angered me. I never bought any even though I like mcdonalds fries.  - philliprocks  1321.0 #132 11:37AM
Well I'm sure glad @phillprocks doesn't have those fried to be angry at anymore! 😜 @WingNikki I'm all for corporate sponsors, but Pepsi (who was at one time in the park) πŸ˜–,  I'm so glad it's only coke now! πŸ˜‰ yes, I'm coke biased. πŸ˜‚  - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 12:12PM
I don't need it! So many other tasty treats to enjoy!!!! - TinkerSchelle  1981.1 #82 8:49AM
I'm with you on that one! There are still so many I have yet to try! Next trip it's peppermint bark or bust! - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 9:00AM
Ya. Clam chowder... Waaaaaay better than fries. Just go across the street to an actual McDs and bring it back to the park.  - Waites4DodgerEars_CM  1002.5 #189 8:53AM
Mmmm that clam chowder is heavenly! 😍 - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 6:44AM
Honestly I loved them!  Best fries in the park. I miss the salty yuminess.  Cheap snack to tide us over until meal time.  - PrincessDuckie  906.2 #203 9:03AM
😊 seems you weren't alone darlin!  - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 6:45AM
You definitely got that familiar smell every time you walked by. I don't miss it but I did get fries a few times from the wagon and Happy Meals at Burger Invasion when the kids were little. - HalfCaff  550.8 #371 9:04AM
Ah yes, burger invasion at DCA right? I forgot about that burger stand!  - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 6:46AM
Ah, what a wonderful memory and bit of history. Thanks for posting. I enjoyed it.  - JSparrow1911  52.8 #4668 9:25AM
Oh good! Thanks so much for letting me know! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 6:46AM
Considering this was over a decade ago, the prices haven't risen that much (using the drinks for comparison)! - SPandEvLover  4543.0 #29 9:28AM
Excellent point!! I didn't think about that! πŸ‘‹πŸ˜˜ - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 6:47AM
Supersize me! - littleoysterz  242.3 #1453 9:47AM
πŸ˜‚ teehee!  - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 6:47AM
I remember the smell. I think it was a cheap snack when u were hungry. I proably still get them if they had them Lol - iLOVELUCYnDISNEY  951.5 #196 10:48AM
You aren't alone there! πŸ‘‹ - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 6:47AM
Bring them back please.  True they aren't the most heathy snack, but it not usually there looking to be healthy.   - MermaidHunter  141.3 #2866 11:37AM
Lots of people seemed to enjoy them!  - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 6:48AM
I miss the fries!! - FrankenweenieVelinee  3037.1 #44 11:42AM
And here's another for the bring them back group. ::giggles:: wo knew?! Thanks for your input!  - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 6:49AM
Whoa!!! Soooo cool! My brother just told me about this on Mon! - SpiritOfAdventure  1044.8 #177 11:43AM
Oh no way! How odd! πŸ˜‚ so what do you think? Would you like em in the park?  - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 6:50AM
I remember when they had the fries there. I miss them! - KladiaDisneyNinja  285.3 #1013 11:58AM
Me too! - dumbbunny  627.2 #324 1:44PM
Me three!  - mickeyat78  1993.3 #80 6:22PM
Seems the numbers are swaying more in the "bring em back" side now!  - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 6:51AM
If you asked me like a month ago I totally would have been pro Mc Ds. But when I discovered the big potato at harbour galley, I'm all for the big potato - MickeyEyeAdore  33.1 #5709 1:37PM
We love that BBQ chicken one! So delish! - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 6:51AM
I'm not really a McDonalds fan so I am happy with the replacements they've made!  Thanks for the history post!! 😊 - MinnieMousewife  914.2 #201 8:30PM
πŸ‘‹πŸ˜˜ I'd rather have a potatoe or clam chowder. Thanks sweetie!  - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 6:52AM
I miss the fry cart. It was as close to McDonalds as I wanted to be. - mlatour  347.4 #686 8:51PM
😊 another for the fries! πŸ‘ - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 6:52AM
Totally remember the cart. I liked it but I don't miss it too much. There's so much I can eat in the parks now since-as mentioned before - all their menus have improved. Thanks Duchess!! And eek Christmas in a week!! - missariel33  2115.5 #72 9:21PM
πŸ‘‹ hi lady! I agree! So much I still haven't tried! You going to the party on Friday?  - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 6:53AM
I remember that wagon...... I'm not much for Mickey D fries but I sure do love Disney history posts......  Thank you Duchess!!! Hope you had a wonderful Wednesday  too miss! - GrumpyPirateDad  1936.2 #86 11:38PM
Thank you my pirate friend! Shall I see your smiling face at LaBrea tomorrow? Hopin so! Arrrrrr!  - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 6:54AM
I disliked the idea of McDonalds setting up shop almost as much as Starbucks...sorry...I'm a purist and to me all the "brand" names need to stay outside the berm! - msdizmaui  716.8 #270 12:30AM
Disneyland has had corporate sponsors since day one. The park we love so much would not exist were it not for the brand names that helped fund it.  - Atora  2702.2 #47 4:52AM
I understand all points of view although since the beginning, as mentioned, DL has always had corporate sponsors. I applaud DL for following in Walts tradition. I think without these sponsors, DL would have even higher ticket prices to keep the park "new, clean and always evolving" . ::shrug:: thanks so much to you all for adding wonderful discussion! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 6:57AM
I missed this era by several years. I'm not a fan of McDonalds and I avoid it like the plague. I've even trained my little ones to not like it although they will still indulge occasionally.  Interesting post. Thanks for sharing. 😘 - LaPearleNoir  1790.1 #94 6:34AM
πŸ‘‹ hi sweet lady! Thank YOU for your input! Have a great day!  - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 7:06AM
I used to like their fries before they changed them. Now they can stay away. Unless they can magically bring back their good ones. Then again maybe my taste buds changed and they just were bad all the time.  - warchanted  168.8 #2423 7:05AM


 
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I'll post the ones I know about, I'm switching some to weekends too. And maybe get a few others too! 😊 - secretagentangel  4723.7 #28 8:49PM
When is the next meet up? - sunvalgifts  31.8 #5814 2:36PM
This Friday at 6 at DCA. I'll post tonight. We can't do this Tuesday but should be back for PTN on Tuesdays by the 16th.  - secretagentangel  4723.7 #28 4:09PM

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Well done:-).  I'm enjoying playing your games.  Thank you. - beentoall  369.0 #0 2:19AM

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Splash Mountain closed Feb 8-18
Indiana Jones closed Feb 29-March 3
River Belle Terrace transforms into a table service restaurant Feb 10
Big Thunder Ranch and Barbecue CLOSED permanently
Fantasmic! Jan 10-TBA
Disneyland Railroad Jan 10-TBA
Mark Twain Riverboat Jan 10-TBA
Sailing Ship Columbia Jan 10-TBA
Davey Crocket Explorer Canoes Jan 10-TBA
Tom Sawyer Island Jan 10-TBA
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DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE:

Disney's Aladdin is permanenly closed--Frozen will take its place
Luigi's Rollickin Roadsters opens early 2016
Soarin closed M-Thursdays in February

 

Were visiting during the diamond celebration.  I'm so excited because all of our favorite rides will be open! - Dsc1983  16.3 #8210 10:53PM
Awesome! Can't wait! - PrincessDaisy_FU2Rcm  341.2 #701 8:33AM
We overheard a CM say the Colombia would be docked for 18 months. So return time frame should be some time in June 2017, possibly July 2017 if something goes wrong. - Lelundrial  658.7 #305 12:47PM
Omg...... So long.... - MsTikiMermadam  1065.0 #172 2:45PM
Does the Jingle to Jungle conversion normally take that long? - Woozle  51.1 #4746 8:41AM
No - secretagentangel  4723.7 #28 8:33PM

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Super Bowl unFORECAST for the week of Feb 1, 2016
Everyone always asks if it will be busy on Super Bowl Sunday. Historically the answer is always YES, and this Sunday should be no exception. Since last week, weekdays have been surprisingly slow (very low crowds). We expect more of the same this week, until Friday. Looking back at MouseWait's Historical Crowd Index (available in our MagicPlan iOS Calendar), this week last year averaged in the high 60s (approx 60% capacity), and it jumped a little during Super Bowl weekend. To get a real-time look at crowd levels, check the MouseWait App for Crowd Index averages and wait times. Have a great week! - Admin Feb 1, 2016 12:06PM



We have always noticed that Saturdays are better than Sundays! We always come on the weekend and say we want to leave at dinner time on Sunday, but always leave by 11-12 because there are so many people. We love Saturday!! - 1Princess3Princes  614.8 #331 5:39PM
I agree. I think it has to do with most passes being blocked - PoohSizedGuy  20.5 #7244 11:53PM
Saturday's rule! One of the perks of a premium pass!  - snappy  438.4 #500 7:32AM
I love these posts!  I do have a question/request/suggestion...is there a way to only show the 3-4 most recent posts?  It's a lot to scroll through. @@Admin - TiggersAndTinks  171.2 #2390 5:08AM
I second this. The info is great to have, but it's too long.  - 1HitchhikingGhost  249.4 #1357 5:04PM
I'm glad Saturday's are good we are going tomorrow ! - vanessav87  5.4 #17626 3:45PM
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