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Jul 18, 2014 2:35 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good afternoon! This day in Disney History, July 18th: Disneyland, Great Moments with Mr.Lincoln , The Red Wagon Inn (open since opening day), re-opens as the Plaza Inn and Splash Mountain all officially open to the general public!

1955: It was a humid Monday morning, park hours that day, 10am-10pm. Approximately 50,000 people attended. As mentioned yesterday, tickets cost $1.
ticket

crowds

A lucky 22 year old college student from Long Beach was the first to purchase a ticket and enter the park. Dave MacPherson waited all night to be the first. He is awarded a lifetime pass (otherwise know as a Golden pass) good for any three people and himself to Disneyland. The Pass is awarded to all Disney Legends, has been handed to countless dignitaries and heads of state, and all the members of the board of directors hold one.

He was so tired from waiting all night he later said he didn't ride any attractions nor take any photos! ::gasps:: I bet he regrets that!

dave

To read a letter from Dave MacPherson himself:
http://tinyurl.com/muz53jf

The first children to enter the park? Lucky Cousins, Kristine Vess age 5 and Michael Schwartner, age 7. They were also both awarded with a Golden Pass. Talk about a good day! :)

first kids

Hank Dains, an original Cast Member of Disneyland is famously quoted for saying:
"I remember the first day we had paying guests in the park and Walt was over at the Fire Station looking out the window. I heard him say, 'Paying guests. I love you' ….and threw them a great big kiss!"

*Also on this day in 1965: Great Moments with Mr.Lincoln officially opens to the public. Yesterday was it's official dedication, but I didn't want to take away from yesterdays spotlight on Disneylands birthday. ;)

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(photo credit CobbPR)

lincoln

Disneylands most patriotic attraction, Lincoln was dedicated by Walt and Lillian in celebration of the Disneyland's tenth anniversary (pictured below) It first appeared one year earlier at the 1964 New York Worlds Fair.

walt and lily

Walt summed up his purpose for presenting “Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln” on an episode of his television series, the Wonderful World of Color, entitled “Disneyland Goes to the Worlds Fair”:

Ever since I was small boy in Illinois, I have had a great personal admiration for Abraham Lincoln. So when we decided to re-create some of the great moments in Mr. Lincoln's life for the World's Fair we directed all our energies to that task. We wanted to bring to the people of today the inspiring words of the man who held this nation together during its moment of greatest crisis - the Civil War.” Walt Disney

To watch the show at Disneyland:
http://tinyurl.com/aj5kgra



Have you had the chance to enjoy Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln? What do you think of it?

*In Addition on that same day in 1965 The Red Wagon Inn (open since opening day) , re-opens as the Plaza Inn.

red wagon inn

plaza

The original delicious restaurant was the parks most popular, and Walts personal favorite.

Dave from davelandweb.com does an excellent job on his blog explaining the transition of the very special place we all get the famous “slap yo mama chicken”! His wonderful site features pictures from then and now. For the sake of time today I'll leave that up to him. ;) Hope you don't mind @Davelandweb :)

To check out Davelands blog post about the Red Wagon Inn/Plaza Inn:
http://tinyurl.com/lxmoufw

Have you had the chicken dinner at Plaza Inn? What did you think?

Lastly, on this day in 1989: Splash Mountain has it’s public debut! (Grand opening ceremony was held yesterday, but again, didn’t want to take away from Disneylands birthday)

splash
photo credit: CobbPR

For anyone who may not know, the water attraction features scenes from the 1946 feature film Song of the South.

According to disneyparks.disney.go.com:

On July 17, 1989, a new attraction opened to guests in Critter Country at Disneyland park — one that made a big splash. That attraction was Splash Mountain, a log ride that remains a guest favorite today. It stands 87 feet tall and drops guests five stories at a 45-degree angle. The attraction is a journey through scenes, featuring the story of Brer Rabbit, Brer Fox and Brer Bear, and ends with a thrilling splashdown. That’s the best part! No worries if you shut your eyes. A photo snaps a shot of guests reacting the moment they drop. If you don’t have a photo from splashdown with your face frozen in sheer elation, then it’s time to visit the Disneyland Resort. Trust me, it’s an experience you’ll always remember. Here’s a look back at opening day. Enjoy!”

 I’m still giggling at the video they shared with it:


What do YOU think of Splash Mountain? Do you have a favorite part?

Thanks for reading and watching! Hope you all have a fabulous Friday!


Websites referenced:
thisdayindisneyhistory.com
disneymike.com
waltdisney.org
xo.typepad.com
davelandweb.com
vintagevacationphotos.com
youtube.com
Disneyhistoryinstitute.com
flickr.com
disneyparks.disney.go.com


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From what I remember, wasn't Mr Lincoln already playing at the park and a second show was made for the Illinois pavillion for the '64 World's Fair, making it the only Disneyland attraction from the Worlds Fair to be playing on both coasts at the same time?  - BaseballMickey  8033.3 #12 12:05AM
It was vice versa. It opened here while it was still playing at the worlds fair. The fair lasted until October I believe.  - IDVandalSkipperCM  2619.3 #57 5:57AM
^^thank you ma'am! My you were up early! Baby doing okay today IDVandalSkipperCM ?! - Duchess_SMK  6593.1 #19 7:33AM
Duchess_SMK she's great!  I had to get up early to get myself ready for work before taking her to child care. I hope you're doing well!   - IDVandalSkipperCM  2619.3 #57 8:42AM
That explains it. I remember seeing it at the World's Fair in June 1965, and was a bit confused on it opening here the same time. I actually saw all four Disney attractions at the Fair, Lincoln, Small World, Carousel of a Progress and the dinosaurs. So I got an early baptism in Disney! - redsoxcarlos  4017.1 #42 8:50AM
Very cool ☝ @redsoxcarlos - MickeyLumboCM  1358.8 #142 3:45PM
Also, wasn't while designing Lincoln's face, that the imagineer turned the mask inside out and realized it seemed like the eyes were following him, which then led to DL being the first to have an attraction (Haunted Mansion) with the faces that follow you as you walk by.  design by accident, I always think that is so cool!! - secretagentangel  8122.1 #11 1:17AM
Yep. The illusion is that your mind can't process the light around the negative concaved shape so it compensates by telling you the item is moving instead of the lighting from which you're viewing. Disney actually owns a patent on this design if I recall. - CM_Shadowgamer  2583.3 #60 4:53AM
Thanks sectetagentangel! I just posted a pic of those guys from HM on Thursday! Thanks for your comment! ^^so cool! Thank you CM_Shadowgamer ! I appreciate you adding to  that! You were up early too! Or was it really late??? πŸ˜‚ - Duchess_SMK  6593.1 #19 7:42AM
I remember reading that they do own the patent. It really shows how Walt Disney hired the best people because even when they weren't really trying to design something a certain way they still came up with awesome designs that no one ever thought of!!!!! And thanks Shadowgamer you  always give us the right info and facts to help us learn more! I know you love your job !!!I really envy your working at the park!😍 - secretagentangel  8122.1 #11 3:36PM
What an amazing post! Thank you.  - DeadliestPassholder  374.4 #648 2:56PM
😊 awe! Thank YOU so much!  - Duchess_SMK  6593.1 #19 4:16PM
As always, great post. Β The first little girl to enter the park didn't look too thrilled in the pic. Β Lol. Β I have yet to try the fried chicken at Plaza Inn. Β As for Splash Mountain I love the characters. Β Takes me back to when I was a little girl and would watch the America sings show. Β I finally saw Moments with Mr. Lincoln for the first time a few months ago. Β I really enjoyed it. Β What I love about Walt was that he made the park fun and educational. Β There is so much history everywhere and I love pointing that out to my minis when we go. Β I guess that's the teacher in me. Β Thanks again for the lovely post. - potatohead25  804.0 #249 3:09PM
Thanks Gabster1forDodgers! Lol, I guess I should have picked the other when when she was smiling...oops πŸ˜‚  You haven't had the ??? Oh honey, you must try it if you're a chicken fan ASAP! Love that they used some of the animatronics from America sings in there! I'm glad you mentioned that! 😘 I so agree! I love that there is bits of American history throughout the park. All the educational opportunities are awesome! Isn't being a teacher great?! 😍 thanks again for taking  the time to let me know you enjoyed it!😘 - Duchess_SMK  6593.1 #19 4:22PM
@Duchess_SMK  Finally tried the chicken tonight and you were right.  Delicious! - potatohead25  804.0 #249 11:55PM
Wonderful post!! 1)I've seen great moments with Mr. Lincoln, and think it's something everyone should see at least one time, and it's best to be seen on a hot day when you are tired because you can take a nice long break in there. 2)The chicken dinner at plaza inn is amazing!! Great value and definitely splittable πŸ‘ 3) and Splash Mountain is of course my favorite ride. I think it offers some of the best "thrills", great character scenes/songs and is actually quite lengthy. I'd say my favorite part is when you are dropping into "the laughing place" where it's pitch dark, and you do almost a double drop, it's pretty exciting! Wonderful post as always, I sure do love the history on Disneyland! Thanks!! - BrerPam  289.3 #1044 3:53PM
Thank you! Agreed! It's so nice and cool in there, and educational!  Yes, a lot of yummy food!  Good choice for a favorite! It had been so long since I've been on splash I forgot about that double drop! (My kids don't like splash. πŸ˜” thanks again for taking the time to answer my questions! I really appreciate it! πŸ˜˜πŸ’— - Duchess_SMK  6593.1 #19 7:30AM
 Thank you! - WishIWereThere  314.5 #886 4:12PM
Thank YOU! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6593.1 #19 7:30AM
Thank you πŸ‘‹ - FrankenweenieVelinee  3795.2 #43 4:26PM
Hi FV! πŸ‘‹πŸ˜˜ thank you!  - Duchess_SMK  6593.1 #19 7:31AM
Thank you very much as always.  - Midasgold  633.3 #345 5:31PM
So glad you enjoy these! 😊 - Duchess_SMK  6593.1 #19 7:31AM
Wonderful post, thank you! - jacdanfan  13096.4 #6 5:39PM
Thanks!! 😊 - Duchess_SMK  6593.1 #19 7:31AM
Awesome post, so much great info here!!  Thanks as always.  πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜Š - MinnieMousewife  923.5 #214 10:24PM
Thanks sweetie! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6593.1 #19 7:33AM
This was chalked full of Disney info. I love the look on Walt's face as he is looking up at children. Wow, I guess we should not complain about Main Street being packed. If it wasn't for the Plaza Inn, I wouldn't be able to bribe my hubby to take us to the parks.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. All of us love Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln.  - RadiatorSprings4Ever  2335.2 #73 10:46PM
Thank you darlin! I loved that pic too! Such a big smile! Lol! It was pretty crowded that day! Haha! My hubby loved the chicken too! Isn't Lincoln great? I need to go more often!  - Duchess_SMK  6593.1 #19 7:36AM
Historically the opera house  thay now plays the Lincoln attraction was the first building built in disneyland and was used to house lumber and other supplies until it was turned into an attraction,  great moments with Lincoln has been in the park on and off from re time to time more when the 50th was around and replaced with the Walt disney story with Donald and Steve Martin,  then returned back to the Lincoln attraction again, it was funny the technology use for the animation is where so real people though that it was an actor playing on stage.  Yes love the fried chicken and if you didn't know you can buy the chicken and rolls a la cart or for the meal substitute the 3 pieces for 2 breastfeeding pieces, and for splash mnt based on song of the south which due to controversial story line will ever see the day of light someday, maybe , but a lot of the characters here especially in the show boat scene are from the old America sings attraction, plus the hardest hidden mickey is at the top of the main lift before you drop on the right side is 3 small pond holes in the shape of mickey - pikarich  6349.1 #22 11:43PM
I'm giggling at the "breastfeeding" typo. πŸ˜‚ thanks for adding allOf that pikarich! I actually hadn't read that it was the first building built on Main Street! Cool! Have a great day Sir!  - Duchess_SMK  6593.1 #19 7:38AM
@pikarich ...not one, but TWO breastfeeding pieces. That's a good deal, right? - MickeyLumboCM  1358.8 #142 3:48PM
Wasn't there also another story with Mr. Lincoln arriving late the World's Fair due to the baseball game? Also, the auctioning pirate in POTC now I think used to be a Lincoln AA too. If you look at the face and beard, it kind of looks like Lincoln.  - BaseballMickey  8033.3 #12 11:38PM
I agree , he does look like Lincoln! - secretagentangel  8122.1 #11 12:52AM
Yep, the Auctioneer was the original Lincoln. - CM_Shadowgamer  2583.3 #60 1:18AM
Best. Post. Ever. So much incredible history! - MyMouseMickey32  292.1 #1031 12:24PM
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 I changed it to August 5πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - secretagentangel  8122.1 #11 11:07AM
I spy Christmas in July! - FrankenweenieVelinee  3795.2 #43 12:44PM
Looks like July 22! More to follow!  - secretagentangel  8122.1 #11 9:52PM
Really hoping to make it to Christmas in July - Melody_CM  23027.0 #2 11:12AM
- FrankenweenieVelinee  3795.2 #43 11:55AM
I'll add post tonight!  - secretagentangel  8122.1 #11 3:18PM
I spy Christmas in July! - FrankenweenieVelinee  3795.2 #43 12:44PM
Looks like July 22! More to follow!  - secretagentangel  8122.1 #11 9:52PM
Really hoping to make it to Christmas in July - Melody_CM  23027.0 #2 11:12AM
- FrankenweenieVelinee  3795.2 #43 11:55AM
I'll add post tonight!  - secretagentangel  8122.1 #11 3:18PM
At the tone pacific standard time will be 1215 and 00 seconds - pikarich  6349.1 #22 2:14PM
Beeeeeep - redsoxcarlos  4017.1 #42 4:12AM

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Thank you Admin! This book is a great read. I recommend it to anyone who is a Disney fan. Can't wait for the next one! - grumpypapa  7890.8 #13 8:38PM
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Oh how we miss you MSEP... 😩😩😩 - DisneyBallers  57.3 #4685 10:05PM
what is MSEP? - markchop  99.4 #3706 9:35PM
Main Street Electrical Parade - sawman911  3346.5 #48 9:33AM
I miss the Electrical Parade.  My mom was actually covering a story about the Electrical Parade and got to ride in one of the vehicles.  - RetroDisneyPins2002  43.7 #5264 1:35PM
!!! - DisneyMom13  348.1 #725 7:43PM
!!!! That is soooo cool!!! - dizzneyfan  730.6 #289 8:06AM
Nice pic!πŸ“· - Stitchcrazy62622  22.6 #7254 10:18PM
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We want more books - sctoaonk75  295.3 #1006 7:42PM
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We want more books - sctoaonk75  295.3 #1006 7:42PM
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Cool admin. Hope I do better than the first one. Hope people that enter will be ready to play and the tournament moves along better - Goofytom  2965.4 #50 6:41PM
Yes, 1 question every 24 hrs was difficult to stick with.  - DisneyMom13  348.1 #725 6:28PM
Oh πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ just realized that post was 2+ years oldπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ well people are still taking turns very slowly. Maybe it's the app, not the players.  - DisneyMom13  348.1 #725 6:34PM
I will announce the December tournament date this week. - Admin 11:58PM
Can't wait! - sawman911  3346.5 #48 6:30PM
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There should be a droid version of this. I. would love to play  - bryanjung1997  1.1 #69252 2:19PM
I end up deleting games while in progress due to opponents leaving me hanging FOR-EH-VER!!! - MommyandBash  433.2 #544 12:18PM
It happens, if you want start a game and I'll play you. I take a couple days off a week but I'll finish the games I start. - richiii3  1627.7 #112 2:20PM

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Were visiting during the diamond celebration.  I'm so excited because all of our favorite rides will be open! - Dsc1983  20.3 #7654 10:53PM
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Silly symphony swings are open. We went on them today (for the first time)!  - DisneyDiane316  341.1 #747 6:50PM
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Like normal I am late to the party. Reading it now - Tealtownfan  1152.2 #170 3:13PM
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I love Disneyland! - Melody_CM  23027.0 #2 11:30PM
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Will there be a Season 3??  Please??? - YoPirate  1978.1 #92 8:03PM
Will there be a 3 and when? - menifeemom  227.0 #1714 7:31PM
I really enjoyed reading them. I think I need to do a re read of them plus the Voyagers series. - arianwenmcb  242.0 #1528 12:45PM
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I finally made a list besides wait times.wait times has become almost impossible with the crowds,reception blows.but thank you for all you do@@@@Admin - DarthFairy  627.6 #350 7:43PM
I finally made a list besides wait times.wait times has become almost impossible with the crowds,reception blows.but thank you for all you do@@@@Admin - DarthFairy  627.6 #350 7:43PM
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Unforecast for week of August 29, 2016. OK , I'll add some more for this week while admin is busy. Β Β starting with Monday August Β 29th we are getting ready to say goodbye to Paint The Night . This will be the last week for it to be run Β two times a night until it goes on hiatus for a while until the holidays. So expect crowds, especially at night, to be a little bigger. Last week the major crowds came in on Friday about 7 PM and the park really filled up. Expect that again this weekend especially because it's Labor Day weekend. Β it's also Β race weekend which means races on Friday , Saturday , and Sunday so there will be road closures during the early morning until about noon along Disney way. And downtown Disney parking will be very crowded since half the parking lot is taken up by event booths. Include with that it being Labor Day and Monday being the last night to see Paint The Night for a while, Β the the park will probably be very crowded. So bring your patience and bring some extra water. And have fun!Β  - secretagentangel Aug 29, 2016 11:51PM



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  643.7 #337 5:39PM
I agree. I think it has to do with most passes being blocked - PoohSizedGuy  20.6 #7592 11:53PM
Saturday's rule! One of the perks of a premium pass!  - snappy  451.5 #523 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  183.7 #2290 5:08AM
I second this. The info is great to have, but it's too long.  - 1HitchhikingGhost  293.0 #1026 5:04PM
There was nobody there last week on Saturday loved it Hope it's the same this week  - jkobelski  34.1 #0 9:48PM
August 17 - It was still crowded yesterday, though it starts emptying out about 9 pm since some schools are in session and others are watching PTN. These are your last week's to watch PTN and the current WOC, and the 60th fireworks nightly show. Take advantage on a weeknight if you can. And on week nights, the jazz band plays several sets up until 10:15 pm on the Matk Twain and alternate with sets while cruising the ROA on a tom sawyers raft. We saw the band on the river at 10:40 Tuesday night. Market house is closed at night for coffee, the closest coffee after park hours is Starbucks DD/ WOD. or coffee bean in Haggen Dazs DD Β  ice cream Β store till midnight.Β  - secretagentangel  8122.1 #11 1:41PM

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