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 2401.2 #50 (DL Qual #113

Apr 28, 2015 12:38PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Last night the subject of the "Berm Graveyard" at Haunted Mansion came up during LNC. @MickeyEyeAdore mentioned one of her memories being of it, so here's the history. From Mansion's opening on August 9, 1969 until May 1970 the original family plot was back where the green switchbacks are now. What happened was the higher ups realized Mansion was popular and would need more queue space so they rem  More...

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 My all time favorite  - WishIWereThere  273.8 #1033 1:02PM
What an interesting little bit of history! - DarthTinkerbell  353.6 #603 1:04PM
Thanks for the info, I knew you'd be able to tell us the secrets of your "home"! - secretagentangel  1450.1 #100 11:17AM
Thank you! - magicalflash  16.6 #7361 2:21PM

Dave    
 12489.0 #2 (DL Qual #4

Apr 27, 2015 10:59PM  Disneyland Talk Land
I love this!! I wish the old Ice cream parlor where carnation now is was still the same..they changed it in the mid 90s..you could have a nice meal at the counter or just ice cream ...oh and check out those strollers ..if only they were still that small πŸ˜‚

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And look at how the moms are dressed. You'll only see that on Dapper Days now.  - redsoxcarlos  1571.1 #92 6:12AM
The little stroller parking spaces are adorable too!!  - DisneyDavidEMT  2083.3 #63 7:33AM
people used to dress up for DL - fab5  134.9 #2857 12:20PM
Dress up to go anywhere.  Remember my Mom making sure we dressed nice for a plane trip. - Bobbierocha  8.8 #10740 12:41PM
Great stuff. Keep it coming - disneybob49  200.8 #1897 12:55PM

Dave    
 12489.0 #2 (DL Qual #4

Apr 27, 2015 9:37PM  Disneyland Talk Land
I love this back page of the Disneyland guide ..shows original artwork of the Haunted House as they called it then and Liberty street which never happened .liberty street was supposed to be an extension of Main Street but would end up at WDW years later

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Pretty freaking cool - BeatleMike  583.3 #314 10:30PM
- luxkitty  2437.5 #47 10:31PM
Way cool - disneybob49  200.8 #1897 12:56PM
Does that guide also show Edison Square? - CM_Shadowgamer  2401.2 #50 1:00PM
it does not - Dave   12489.0 #2 1:13PM

Dave    
 12489.0 #2 (DL Qual #4

Apr 25, 2015 11:56AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Disneyland 35th anniversary pop up Map

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Oh wow!! That's pretty cool! - thatgirljenn  1335.5 #109 11:59AM
That is so awesome! - LBChica  2253.6 #56 12:01PM
I like pop ups! That sir, is a nice map - philliprocks  1105.0 #147 8:55PM
- azcoolmom  225.3 #1574 9:18PM

 93.7 #3533 (DL Qual #657

Apr 25, 2015 11:21AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Opening day ticket and parking pass

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 πŸ™‡ - E-Ticket  1327.8 #110 11:23AM
Wow - disneybob49  200.8 #1897 11:28AM
- joyful_belle131  54.3 #4348 8:36PM
Dude, I bet they would sound awesome if you put them on your bike spokes.  Have some tape if you need it - philliprocks  1105.0 #147 8:41PM

 1308.6 #111 (DL Qual #70

Apr 25, 2015 10:13AM  Disneyland Talk Land
My great Aunt and great Uncle stepping off of the Congo Queen, October 1955🌴😍

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Oh she looks so pretty all dressed up. I like the top awning(not sure if that's the correct word) of the Congo Queen. And is that a CM or guest with the stripe shirt and sandal looking shoes? And the fella in the foreground looks spiffy with a coat and tie. Thanks for sharing 😊 - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5214.6 #17 11:01AM
Love these pics! K- The guy in the foreground, to the left, has a neat woven hat, like the type you see in Hawaii that they make for you. - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5214.6 #17 11:03AM
I think the answer to every question is--yes! Exactly! I agree!!! I wonder if they made thosse hats in Adventureland back then!!! - TinkerSchelle  1448.7 #101 4:19PM
That's what I was thinking- make the hats there 🌿🌿🌿 - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5214.6 #17 10:15PM
Look how nice everyone is dressed! 😍 great photo, thanks for sharing  - eviljules  1194.2 #129 11:53AM
Yes!!! - TinkerSchelle  1448.7 #101 4:15PM
Never knew about  this attraction. I always thought it was called Jungle Cruise.  - RadiatorSprings4Ever  1056.1 #154 10:17PM
I believe it's just the name of the boat ;) - MissMolly  1308.6 #111 11:34AM
It is just so cool that you have this! - CollegeDisneyKnowledgeGrad  987.5 #3 5:05PM

 1308.6 #111 (DL Qual #70

Apr 24, 2015 5:00PM  Disneyland Talk Land
More from October 1955...the Mark Twain in some seriously shallow water 😁

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So the reason that the water is so low is because when they first filled up the ROA they did not realize that the ground would absorb all of the water so they had to pour concrete just before the park opened to the public. Even after they poured the concrete, they had a hard time keeping water in the River because of absorption by the ground. It took them years to really keep the levels at at a normal level and a system that not only keeps water in there but also replenishes it when it gets low. - Dave  12489.0 #2 11:43AM
Love the historical insight - fab5  134.9 #2857 12:00PM
That's a great view but it looks more like a marsh than ROA.Β How things have changed in 60 years - K2Dave  26.1 #5840 5:12PM
Looks now like someone left the chower on - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5214.6 #17 1:04PM
Great QC! - ShariRenee  6062.6 #14 12:44PM
Good stuff - disneybob49  200.8 #1897 12:48PM

 1308.6 #111 (DL Qual #70

Apr 24, 2015 4:45PM  Disneyland Talk Land
My cousin @lalaloo found some gems today...I'll space 'em out ;) Here's my great Aunt with one of my Uncles in front of Storybook. Taken around 1955. 😍😍😍

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Nice Anticipating more gems - E-Ticket  1327.8 #110 4:47PM
Awesome! Look how close you can get to Monstros(I think that's how you spell his name😊) - Bassplayerswife  319.3 #728 4:49PM
You're right! No fence 😳 - MissMolly  1308.6 #111 4:55PM
omg such a gorgeous pix! - MsTikiMermadam  220.7 #1639 9:58PM
Soooooo cool!!!! - TinkerSchelle  1448.7 #101 10:24PM

 1327.8 #110 (DL Qual #105

Apr 9, 2015 9:30PM  Disneyland Talk Land
#1963 Hi Kids It's free to phone Dial your Favorite Disney Friend. Who did you Dial? me in my red Mickey cowboy hat

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Aaawww :) thats cute..... And you have a pic with a historic artifact! (The payphone), and its the old style thing (idk how you call it). - otilegna  2121.9 #61 9:47PM
These were kid versions of pay phones I think Mickey Donald and Goofy could be dialed. - E-Ticket  1327.8 #110 10:08PM
Rotary dial. - Taunton  406.4 #502 7:45AM
Oooh thank you very much @taunton :) - otilegna  2121.9 #61 10:53AM
that is cool @E-Ticket. You can talk to them even before :) - otilegna  2121.9 #61 10:54AM
So cute!! Great picture 😊😊 - Lilogirl1  80.5 #3757 9:37PM
Does anyone remember the phone exhibit where Astro Blaster is now (and American the Beautiful was once upon a time).  It had phones hooked up to characters (you'd pick up a phone and a character would light up so you'd know who you got).  There were also rooms (with picture windows that looked out - right across from Star Tours - then Monsanto) where groups could call family members for free and all talk at once (ooohhhh) on speaker phones.  I remember thinking it was the coolest thing! - msdizmaui  640.6 #279 5:10PM
Yep. I definitely remember those!  πŸ˜Š. Fun memories.  - MeridaFan  3522.9 #33 5:14PM
I remember some of what you describe msdizmaui - E-Ticket  1327.8 #110 5:46PM
I remember my parents getting irritated because I wouldn't leave until I talked to  Mickey! - msdizmaui  640.6 #279 5:48PM
@msdizmaui I absolutely remember !! Loved using the speaker phone to call my family when I was at the Park with a school group!! I think they had a prototype of a video phone as well ( which sounded soooo futuristic!) - carminaire  650.2 #274 7:04PM

 863.2 #192 (DL Qual #130

Apr 9, 2015 11:34AM  Disneyland Talk Land
#TBT to It's a Small World with my family 1974!! Only a few things have changed. It looks like my oldest sister is punching me! πŸ˜‚

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Its always fun to see how things have changed over the years. The clothes, the hairstyles, even the strollers. Thanks for sharing this little treasure with us! - DarthTinkerbell  353.6 #603 11:39AM
It really is fun to see how things have changed! I'm so glad you liked it! πŸ’– - adisneyfamily  863.2 #192 6:47PM
Great TBT pic, thanks! - jacdanfan  8430.8 #5 11:40AM
That  pic is as old as me...lol. great pic - evilemohand  640.6 #280 5:06AM
Love this photo! - goofygal  8245.1 #6 6:13AM

 1571.1 #92 (DL Qual #244

Apr 9, 2015 5:52AM  Disneyland Talk Land
TBT - Parade down Main Street back in the 70s, probably 1971. What big ears you have, Mickey! πŸ˜ƒ

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Who's the leader of the Band Who's made for you and me M I C K EY M O U S E - E-Ticket  1327.8 #110 7:25AM
No kidding! Great pic! - goofygal  8245.1 #6 5:57AM
Love me some tbt  - missariel33  1947.3 #71 12:01PM
Love these  - Maddernhorn  585.2 #310 3:17PM

 1327.8 #110 (DL Qual #105

Mar 26, 2015 9:37PM  Disneyland Talk Land
#1968 Autopia car to go with last photo. Photo credit Friend Paul MacFarland. I think Paul's sister.

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I love the old Autopia cars much more than the current ones. Nice to see a pic of them.πŸ‘ - debbiev  971.9 #171 9:49PM
She looks really focused!  Thanks for sharing.  - redsoxcarlos  1571.1 #92 9:51PM
❀️ this!  - poorunfortunatesoul  70.2 #3947 1:26PM
πŸ˜ƒ - E-Ticket  1327.8 #110 2:12PM
love this pic! - OhanaPhoto  3604.2 #31 9:29AM

 1327.8 #110 (DL Qual #105

Mar 26, 2015 9:35PM  Disneyland Talk Land
#1968 One of the Autopia loading platforms and cars of the times. Monorail Blue. Memorial Day Photo credit Friend Paul MacFarland

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clothes and hair were so cool then! Β weird there aren't any females, Β i used to love that ride! - MsTikiMermadam  220.7 #1639 10:03PM
I was thinking the same thing about no females in this picture when posting it. So I posted the another - E-Ticket  1327.8 #110 10:07PM
Love looking at pictures from the past.... - fab5  134.9 #2857 10:04PM
MY 2ND HOME I'LL BE THERE LATER TODAY  - MARK_CM  26.8 #5778 11:52AM
So Mark that makes you a time traveling CM from Tomorrowland πŸ‘πŸ˜ƒ - E-Ticket  1327.8 #110 9:21AM
Yes i am i love it - MARK_CM  26.8 #5778 2:27PM

Duchess_SMK    
 5955.1 #15 (DL Qual #5

Mar 18, 2015 6:46AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good mornin'! This day in Disney history, March 18th, 1967: The Pirates of the Caribbean attraction and The Blue Bayou Restaurant opened in New Orleans Square!  Loading dock  More...

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Thanks you. So much work you making these fantastic posts. I love the attraction thanks to Walt.  - E-Ticket  1327.8 #110 7:18AM
Thank you Sir! I won't lie, they are a lot of work. 😊  But I get a lot of joy from making them. My kids love to read them, (Disney history counts as history too right? ☺️). It's Especially fun when I get to hear people's fun stories about their experiences with the things I write about. Helps bring the parks even more to life for me! πŸ’« - Duchess_SMK  5955.1 #15 7:39AM
Duchess_SMK Your hard work is appreciated!! This reminded me that you homeschool, right?? I'm thinking about homeschooling my girlies next year- I love the thought of incorporating Disney! :) Do you have any other fun ways of doing this?? - DsnyPrincessMommy  54.0 #4354 12:10PM
DsnyPrincessMommy aren't you the sweetest!? Thank you! I do indeed homeschool. How exciting for you! Have you decided on a curriculum yet? That took me awhile, but now that we have one that I love it's much easier. :) We usually bring our nature journals to the parks and try to identify as many plants and birds we can find. Other then that, we pretty much just enjoy the parks as a nice break. I'd love to hear what you come up with though! Lots of possibilities! - Duchess_SMK  5955.1 #15 9:02PM
Another amazing post, and I even learned some answers to trivilator questions that I keep getting wrong. Great job! I love your history lessons. - DarthTinkerbell  353.6 #603 10:35AM
Thank you so much! Sweet! Honestly I SUCK at trivilator! LOL It's that darn timer, I can't handle the pressure! - Duchess_SMK  5955.1 #15 9:03PM
I would like to thank you for posting such awesome stuff. I'm sort of new at Disneyland and I'm just wanting to learn everything and anything about it 😊 - PrincessOfDisaster  22.8 #6268 8:19AM
Oh I loved this, thank you!!  Always been a fav of mine and for my family as well.  So classic Disney and will always be one of the best.  I will watch the videos with my kids later and I'm sure they'll enjoy them.   - MinnieMousewife  868.7 #188 10:14AM

Duchess_SMK    
 5955.1 #15 (DL Qual #5

Mar 12, 2015 7:53AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good morning! This day in Disney history, March 12th, 2013: The Fantasy Faire and Royal Hall opened in Disneyland!     More...

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I still haven't watched the show there. @MissAmericaSings I need to borrow your mini one day so I can go watch this πŸ˜‚πŸ‘ - bonedaddy909  1261.1 #117 8:31AM
awe! You don't need a mini princess to enjoy the show. 😊 just watch the video. 😜 and btw, my minis would take you anytime! πŸ‘‹ - Duchess_SMK  5955.1 #15 8:50AM
Aww...I agree with Duchess_SMK, you don't need a mini to go watch this show but you know my mini would love to join you! Actually, I haven't seen the Frozen show either! 😁 - MissAmericaSings  381.5 #542 3:45PM
2 years?!?! Crazy, definitely doesn't feel like that long - LBChica  2253.6 #56 9:07AM
I know right?! Seems like yesterday!! - Duchess_SMK  5955.1 #15 10:56AM
Agreed!  Where are the years going??   - DisneyFanZoe  1192.2 #130 11:24AM
Wow! Has it really been 2 years? I was so upset about losing the CPG that I could not imagine it would be good. I am happy to say I was pleasantly surprised. They did a great job!!! And Duchess once again... Great job on this post!!!!!! - Boundin  596.9 #305 10:23PM
I love the boysen/apple freezes! I can't believe it has been two years. I have only seen the Tangled show.  - RadiatorSprings4Ever  1056.1 #154 10:43PM

 1327.8 #110 (DL Qual #105

Mar 11, 2015 11:01PM  Disneyland Talk Land
#1968 from inside Castle. Do you see the blue Mickey balloon. The flagpole has USA and CA flags. Is the blue building Mainstreet Station. No Partners Hub. Is that a brownie camera with flash? The Scarfs were head covers. What is the White thing under flags. Is it a huge feather in the lady's green cap? Photo credit friend Paul MacFarland. Nice Depth of field

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Love this photo! - Bassplayerswife  319.3 #728 12:54AM
πŸ˜ƒ - E-Ticket  1327.8 #110 6:58PM
Great photo!! Yes that is one big feather! I had a few hats like that one too! I wonder how many noses I tickled?! Thanks for sharing!  - adisneyfamily  863.2 #192 2:03AM
πŸ‘ƒtickle πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5214.6 #17 6:51AM
Besides looking at DL, I love looking at the people. - RadiatorSprings4Ever  1056.1 #154 7:24AM
this was just one year after my one and only visit as a child. Thank you  - MelodyMouse  4020.4 #26 7:44AM

 1327.8 #110 (DL Qual #105

Mar 4, 2015 7:28PM  Disneyland Talk Land
#1968 Jungle Cruise. Photo credit friend Paul MacFarland. Alligator head looks golden. Does the baby elephant still squirt water like this?

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He's squirting into the alligator!!! How fun!!! - secretagentangel  1450.1 #100 7:40PM
Great photo - Pooh147856  254.7 #28 8:12PM
- jacdanfan  8430.8 #5 8:41PM
- Winnie111286  3274.7 #37 9:48AM

Duchess_SMK    
 5955.1 #15 (DL Qual #5

Mar 3, 2015 4:40AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good morning! This day in Disney history, March 3rd, 1995. The Indiana Jones Adventure, and the Temple of the Forbidden Eye attraction is officially opened to the public in Disneylands' Adventureland.    More...

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great write up! - MsTikiMermadam  220.7 #1639 4:47AM
Oh good! Glad you liked it! Thanks! - Duchess_SMK  5955.1 #15 4:44PM
Another great history lesson, thank you.    - jacdanfan  8430.8 #5 5:11AM
Love the stickers! Happy you enjoyed it! - Duchess_SMK  5955.1 #15 4:45PM
Love these posts from you!! Thank you for such a great write up!!  - CentralCoastAuntVon  9.5 #10210 10:06PM
What a great day for all  fans! Great post and live pictures from the AP event. I love this attraction. I can't pick a favorite part.πŸ˜‚ - RadiatorSprings4Ever  1056.1 #154 10:10PM

 1327.8 #110 (DL Qual #105

Feb 26, 2015 8:25PM  Disneyland Talk Land
#1968 Memorial Day Pirates of the Carribean opened March 1967. So one year later. Comparing this photo (credit my friend Paul MacFarland). I see no underground Queue. They added two matching lampposts. Anyone say there wasn't crowded days in the past.

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LOVE this!! I cannot fathom how the queue was set up back then if we now have to walk up a ramp. Thanks so much for sharing this!! - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5214.6 #17 8:32PM
And no stairs to the Dream Suite, either - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5214.6 #17 8:33PM
I have a million stories... this was the era i worked pirates... and ... oh nevermind...LOL - MickeyLumboCM  895.2 #180 8:39PM
MickeyLumboCM We MUST chat!! - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5214.6 #17 8:41PM
MickeyLumboCM love to hear some stories - E-Ticket  1327.8 #110 8:58PM
@e-ticket @handmeachurroimmafaint a few of these stories are not ready for primetime.  - MickeyLumboCM  895.2 #180 9:05PM
MickeyLumboCM ok- we can take it offline 😜 - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5214.6 #17 10:24PM
crazy! Thanks for posting! Thats a great pic ! I was just working on POTC'S bday post this morning for March! - Duchess_SMK  5955.1 #15 9:00AM
Looking forward to see it :) - E-Ticket  1327.8 #110 9:14AM
I remember having to snake back and forth in line on the left hand side of the building before entering the doors. I noticed on my last visit the area is still there but they didnt have it open...Im assuming because crowds were semi light. - kimdis  41.8 #4788 10:13AM
less - Madness  83.1 #3706 2:26PM

 1327.8 #110 (DL Qual #105

Feb 19, 2015 9:55PM  Disneyland Talk Land
#1960 Monorail Submarines and waterfall. brother back me with ancient stroller my cousin

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if only strollers were still that small the parks would be a beautiful place - Dave  12489.0 #2 11:22PM
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ you should see mine with my two kids  - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}  868.3 #189 4:05AM
Very cool!  We had the same style stroller in our family...ancient for sure ;)  - DisLUVney  582.6 #315 10:00PM
Wow this is terrific!! We had the same kind of stroller! Thanks for sharing!!  - adisneyfamily  863.2 #192 9:02AM
Awesome pic!  - goofygal  8245.1 #6 8:15AM

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