Disney History
Duchess_SMK    
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Aug 27, 2016 4:16PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good afternoon! This day in Disney history, August 27th: The Mickey Mouse Club Theater opened in Fantasyland and Mary Poppins had it's world premier!   More...

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Thanks for the fun history lesson!  I wish I could remember that theater, it looks like it was fun.  - Ilovegoofy  124.1 #3232 4:24PM
Thank you, glad you enjoyed it! It did sound like fun huh? 😊 - Duchess_SMK  6592.9 #19 5:19PM
Thank you  my favorite part is the song lets go fly a kite  - WishIWereThere  314.4 #886 4:28PM
Great choice! That one is super catchy! Thanks for answering! πŸ’— - Duchess_SMK  6592.9 #19 5:20PM
Post thank you - dianaaa  164.5 #2576 8:09AM
I just found your post from yesterday.  Love it and I watched part of the video. It quit before the end.  Loved it and glad I  didn't  miss it. - Winnie111286  22073.0 #3 9:39AM

Duchess_SMK    
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Aug 19, 2016 10:25AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good morning! This day in Disney history, August 19th, 1955: The first Casa De Fritos opened in Disneyland!Flyer Just months after Disneyland opened in 1955, Fr  More...

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Great history lesson,  I learn something new and had nothing new to add πŸ™πŸ™πŸ˜ - pikarich  6341.4 #22 10:40AM
Hey pikarich! So glad you enjoyed it! Thank you! I think this is the first time I've ever seen you say you didn't have anything to add! πŸ˜‚ I'm shocked!  - Duchess_SMK  6592.9 #19 10:45AM
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Doritos were invented there!  Great post, takes me back, way back! - jacdanfan  13086.2 #6 10:46AM
They sure were! So cool! Thank you!! - Duchess_SMK  6592.9 #19 2:00PM
You should add the Doritos story to your history lesson. Very interesting. - jacdanfan  13086.2 #6 5:02PM
I had no idea about any of this--the Frito Kid is so cute!  Thanks for the time and care you put into these posts!  (I want Fritos now, haha)  So neat to see the vintage menu, too!   - Spoonful_O_Sugar  649.3 #332 7:25AM
We need a Frito the Kid sticker!! - varela2892  78.2 #4125 8:37PM

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Duchess_SMK    
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Aug 16, 2016 8:08AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good morning! This day in Disney history, August 16th, 1955: Dumbo the Flying Elephant opens in Fantasyland. Inspired by the 1941 animated feature Dumbo, the original location of Dumbo is actually NOT where it is today. It was located right in from of the Fantasyland Theater, near the  More...

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Hi! I think the addition of the water feature, underneath, makes it feel grounded and like it belongs and is there to stay. The cement, previously, made it feel too Fair-ish, as though it would be disassembled and taken to the next town. I have not been on it in years bc it just makes me too dizzy. Thanks for the History post!   πŸ˜˜ - misschurro  7743.6 #14 12:11PM
Hi! That's a great point! Fair-ish or carnival like! πŸ˜³πŸ‘ŽπŸ»πŸ˜·πŸ˜‚ that's too bad it makes you dizzy. But thankfully your kiddos are old enough not to beg you to take them! πŸ˜‰ Thanks for taking the time to comment!  - Duchess_SMK  6592.9 #19 3:24PM
Very good point about the water feature. - RadiatorSprings4Ever  2300.9 #73 5:40PM
Yes, so much better with the water! I was thinking about just the dry concrete trench that was there before when I was visiting this weekend! - ShariRenee  11396.4 #8 10:30PM
Love Dumbo and the feeling of flying especially atop the rooftops of Fantasyland for a little magical flight!!! - Willierose  2373.0 #70 12:16PM
Thank you for posting!! - Willierose  2373.0 #70 12:19PM
Agreed! It is magical! 😘 Thanks for reading!  - Duchess_SMK  6592.9 #19 3:07PM
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Duchess_SMK    
 6592.9 #19 (DL Qual #9

Aug 9, 2016 9:50AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good morning! This day in Disney history August 9th, 1969: forty seven years ago, the Haunted Mansion opened to the public in New Orleans Square! HMPhoto credit: CobbPRThe mansions beginnings go all the way back   More...

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- itsmyglassslipper  551.7 #400 9:54AM
great stickers! - Duchess_SMK  6592.9 #19 10:05AM
As always, I love your History Posts.  I love the Haunted Mansion, both versions and the one in WDW.  Actually like the WDW better because of the queue.  It is interactive and makes the wait a breeze, if you don't have a FastPass.  Never miss Haunted Mansion.  A must ride every visit.  Thanks. - Winnie111286  22073.0 #3 10:03AM
Thank you ma'am! I've heard the WDW version is indeed pretty neat. Hoping to get there someday myself. We love HM too! - Duchess_SMK  6592.9 #19 10:08AM
::sigh:: I wrote a nice long comment this morning and I don't see it now 😫! Anyways- nutshell: live the gingy smell/ prefer classic/ wanna walk around the attic and looky/ want doombuggy to stop in front of head statues/ Thurl is my fav with baritone voice. Thanks 😘 - misschurro  7743.6 #14 11:43PM
*love the gingy πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - misschurro  7743.6 #14 11:44PM
Don't ya hate it when that happens?! 😩 oh goodness that gingerbread smell is fantastic! That may be my favorite part of the NBC version. Good choice, his voice is grrrrrrreat! 🐯 Thank YOU! - Duchess_SMK  6592.9 #19 9:19AM
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You're very welcome!  - Duchess_SMK  6592.9 #19 9:19AM

Duchess_SMK    
 6592.9 #19 (DL Qual #9

Aug 6, 2016 10:57AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good morning! This day in Disney history, August 6th, 1961: 55 years ago today, The Flying saucers attraction opened in Tomorrowland! The sixty-four, single seat Flying Saucers were located near where Space Mountain and the theater that used to hold Captain EO. Similar to the retired attraction, Luigis Flying Tires in DCA, guests were propelled on high pressur  More...

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- Duchess_SMK  6592.9 #19 11:28AM
Thank you! Kinda funny that, years ago, we wondered what this ride woulda been like.  And, now it's come and gone right back into the history of Disneyland attractions. I thought Luigi's was fun when we were able to toss the  about. Thanks again for the post! And no, can't imagine smoking a ceegarπŸ˜‚ - misschurro  7743.6 #14 11:22AM
::sigh:: I still think the original looked super fun. lol But you're right, crazy how things that used to be so popular just don't carry the same interest anymore. Those beach balls were a blast! Oh come on, Churro and a stogie?! Classic. - Duchess_SMK  6592.9 #19 11:32AM
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ ok, if it's a Cuban one πŸ˜‰πŸ˜œ - misschurro  7743.6 #14 2:26PM
One of my favorite attractions as a kid. But I remember being upset that I wasn't big enough to ride alone! - msdizmaui  847.8 #233 11:07AM
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Duchess_SMK    
 6592.9 #19 (DL Qual #9

Jul 31, 2016 4:37PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good afternoon! This day in Disney history, July 31st, 1955: The Casey Jr. Circus Train officially opens in Disneyland's Fantasyland. Casey Jr. was meant to open with the rest of the park back on July 17th. Due to mechanical issues it ran for a short time (I'm guessing  More...

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- ElectricMayhemMom  1716.6 #105 4:45PM
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Love your history lessons and a good tuna Sammie  - disneybob49  1120.1 #176 4:46PM
Oh I'm so glad! Thanks! A good tuna Sammie is priceless!  - Duchess_SMK  6592.9 #19 4:53PM
Btw, feel free to pick any sticker I have in duplicate! You were 1st!  - Duchess_SMK  6592.9 #19 8:05PM
I love this attraction. Now that my grandnieces have passes, we can go on this and the boys just have to deal with it. - RadiatorSprings4Ever  2300.9 #73 10:03AM
And thank you for this post. - RadiatorSprings4Ever  2300.9 #73 10:04AM
How awesome! Thanks for the post! - SleepingBeauty1420  82.6 #4030 10:09AM

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Jul 17, 2016 7:43AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good Morning! This very special day in Disney history July 17th, 1955: Disneyland opens it's gates for the very first time! At 2:30pm today, 1955, ABC TV crews, and over 28,000 guests witness this historic event. The biggest telecast to date.To watch the complete ABC broadcast:http://ti  More...

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Wonderful, informative, nostalgic and fun (as always)! Thank you for putting this celebration of a post together and sharing the magic with us! πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ - SassafrasDavis  602.6 #364 7:47AM
 What and amazing compliment! Thank YOU so much for letting me know you enjoyed the read!  - Duchess_SMK  6592.9 #19 8:39AM
Duchess_SMK I read it while waiting for my coffee water to boil, what a lovely way enjoy waiting for happy coffee time! β˜•οΈπŸ˜Š Cheers!  - SassafrasDavis  602.6 #364 8:42AM
Yay! Mmmm coffee time is my favorite part of the day!  - Duchess_SMK  6592.9 #19 9:34AM
Thank you for your wonderful post! I think being there on opening day and seeing the castle for the first time would've been absolutely incredible!! And, knowing that Walt was there, on the resort. I definitely would have walked up to him, said hello, and asked for a photo. I probably would've been wearing a nice soft, lemon yellow dress and brought a cardigan for later. (Love how mid-century Tomorrowland is! Those chairs and shade providers😍) thanks!😘 - misschurro  7743.6 #14 10:02AM
Hello there my sweet friend! I couldn't agree with you more! 😍 I could so picture you in that beautiful yellow dress and pretty matching heels. ☺️ right?! I just love midcentury design. Just gorgeous. Thank YOU!  - Duchess_SMK  6592.9 #19 10:53AM
This was AWESOME.  Thank you for sharing.  - mrsccc2  16.4 #8620 12:39AM
Oh wow! Thanks so much! Thanks for letting me know you liked it! πŸ˜€ - Duchess_SMK  6592.9 #19 7:21AM
Finally got to read this today.  Missed it yesterday.  I was at the Parks celebrating Disneyland's Birthday and was so tired, I passed out when I got home.  As always, thanks for your wonderful post. - Winnie111286  22073.0 #3 7:24AM
Envious of your trip. This is the 1st year in a long time I wasn't able to be there on Disneylands birthday. Hope you had a great time! Thanks for taking the time to tell me you enjoyed it!  - Duchess_SMK  6592.9 #19 7:30AM
There's always next year.  I love your posts. - Winnie111286  22073.0 #3 7:51AM

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Jun 14, 2016 8:21AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good morning! This day in Disneyland history, June 14th, 1958 Alice in Wonderland opened in Fantasyland. In addition, in 1959: three major attractions were christened!  The Monorail, The Matterhorn Bobsleds and The Submarine Voyage!  1958: Alice in Wonderland was the only Fantasyland dark ride built  More...

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I hope the next monorail mark 8 has ac in it. One thing about the monorail is wdw still uses the older model from ours but there is a true transportation use throughout. And one change for the monorail here was the firsts one was 3 cars then gradually extended to 4 and now current 5 cars capacity. Β On the speedometer dial it appears the monorail can travel up to 60 MPh but does not travel this speed and of course riding in the front of back is awesomeΒ  - pikarich  6341.4 #22 8:32AM
Good morning Pikarich! Ac would be nice! I agree, my kids love to ride up front! We've never tried the back yet. Thanks for adding that info! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» - Duchess_SMK  6592.9 #19 9:05AM
I love how it is a great source of transportation around WDW!  Our family stayed at the Contemporary in 2002 and it was the most convenient and exciting way to begin each day. I hope to stay there again someday! - Ilovegoofy  124.1 #3232 10:05AM
PS Awesome post Duchess_SMK!!! - Ilovegoofy  124.1 #3232 10:06AM
I love these posts! Thank you! - Thumper13  517.5 #443 8:39AM
I'm so glad! Thank YOU for telling me so! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6592.9 #19 9:07AM
This is the best post is there I can mark it To somehow save it? @@@Duchess_SMK - dianaaa  164.5 #2576 5:16AM
maybe I'll just save the email -Best post of the day emailThanks again - dianaaa  164.5 #2576 5:17AM
Absolutely great post maam...love the videos...thanks - evilemohand  1307.1 #144 7:00AM

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 6592.9 #19 (DL Qual #9

May 28, 2016 2:28PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good afternoon! This busy day in Disneyland history, May 28th, 1960: "The Mine Train Through Natures Wonderland" opened in Frontierland & “The Art of Animation” building opened in Tomorrowland. 1966: "It’s A Small World" opened in Fantasyland! Previously know as "  More...

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I really love and appreciate these posts, thank you so much!  I wish I could have experienced the Mine Train, it looks really neat, and I would have loved the Art of Animation. Funny to think we would need tickets to enjoy these attractions. I'm so used to walking through the gates and just enjoying everything, not having to pick an choose which tickets to use and which to save. Amazing how Small World has endured so long with so few changes. Hoping they never add Frozen or Star Wars to that classic ride lol!! Thanks again!! :) - LiveLaughLoveDisney  302.1 #0 2:52PM
I'm so glad to hear you enjoy them! Means a lot that you took the time to tell me so. Thank you! I agree, it would be so odd to have to have individual tickets for attractions like a carnival. Thank goodness they changed that. Too much planning lol! My kids so love Small world. I bet they would be able to pick out any small change or substitution. I'm with you, that would be tragic to save such a classic attraction! - Duchess_SMK  6592.9 #19 4:00PM
May 28th was a huge day on the Disney calendar  - Goofytom  2965.4 #50 2:43PM
RIGHT?! - Duchess_SMK  6592.9 #19 3:54PM
Thanks for more interesting facts about Disneyland and its history. Never saw the Animation Gallery, but did ride the mine train on our first visit or two. And I've been on Small World, both versions, more than once.  - redsoxcarlos  4011.8 #42 1:42AM
Great article... - evilemohand  1307.1 #144 6:54AM

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May 27, 2016 10:33AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good morning! This day in Disney history, May 27th, 1977. After 2 years of construction, Space Mountain is officially dedicated in Tomorrowland, (after being open since May 4th to the public).   More...

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SPACE MOUNTAIN IS THE BEST RIDE, EVER!!!! I LOVE EVERY VERSION OF THIS RIDE. I CANT EVEN TELL YOU HOW MUCH THIS RIDE MEANS TO ME!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY BELOVED MOUNTAIN!!!! - Superspacemountainfan  92.4 #3817 12:11PM
Always look forward to your yearly happy comment! πŸŽ‚πŸŽˆπŸ˜˜ - Duchess_SMK  6592.9 #19 12:35PM
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Thank you for posting history about  - tina7321  189.1 #2212 11:08PM
Absolutely! Glad you enjoyed it! Thank you!Β  - Duchess_SMK  6592.9 #19 7:45AM
Once again, A home run article. - kimdis  55.9 #4740 8:09AM
Oh, also, space is one of my favorites. - kimdis  55.9 #4740 8:10AM
Thanks a bunch! Glad you liked the read! β˜ΊοΈπŸ‘πŸ» - Duchess_SMK  6592.9 #19 8:11AM

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May 5, 2016 7:35AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good morning! This day in Disney history, May 5th, 2004: 12 years ago today, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror officially opened in DCA!According to Disney Parks Blog: "Inspired by the genius of Rod Serling and the creators of the iconic anthology series “The Twilight Zone,”   More...

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I love ToT! πŸ’– Such a fun read and neat to see the opening ceremony with the fireworks and lightening effects!  I just love the feel of Old Hollywood. ✨😍Haven't been on any other versions, but would love to do so. I'm definitely hopeful that the Guardians of the Galaxy change is just a rumor--I honestly don't think there's much truth to that idea since ToT is such a cornerstone for DCA and the Old  Hollywood theme is classic CA, and the ride is beloved and iconic in the park ...  I just feel like it would be like taking the Matterhorn and making it into a Star Wars or Lone Ranger ride...doesn't make any sense to me πŸ˜‚ but I do suppose anything is possible?  - Spoonful_O_Sugar  649.3 #332 8:35AM
I'm thrilled you enjoyed it! I agree, the old glamorous feeling in the Hollywood area is lovely. I so hope you're right about the rumor. πŸ˜” makes me sad! Ha! I never thought of it like that, Lone Ranger mountain is just...wrong!  - Duchess_SMK  6592.9 #19 10:53AM
Hi! πŸ‘‹πŸΌ. I've always enjoyed that very haunting music, while waiting in queue. It's just works to make it feel creepier. I also like, in this instance, how the palm trees are not manicured and look as if they've been abandoned. What a fabulous opening with Mrs Serling! Great special effects with the fireworks! For years I wanted nothing to do with this attraction, thank goodness Mr. talked us Churros into it- it's now a family favorite. I've never been to any other DL resort. As for the change, I feel like it's a Β s t r e t c h. I love Guardians of the Galaxy, but I just have to wonder how the Imagineers are going to retheme it and make it feel natural?? Thanks again for your post!😘 - misschurro  7743.6 #14 9:02AM
Hi! Me too! I get all excited in line, especially since I hardly ever get to enjoy it! I'm glad Mr churro talked you into it too! I still remember seeing the pic from your first time. πŸ˜‚πŸ‘πŸ» I agree a total stretch! It doesn't seem possible to me to fit! Thanks for taking the time to read and comment! Always appreciated!  - Duchess_SMK  6592.9 #19 9:06PM
i wish there was a way to protest the change . Seriously it's perfect the way it is . It's also my favorite ride in California adventure .  - TigerLily1  10.4 #11362 10:20AM
Man I hope it's not true πŸ˜“ , it would be a huge mistake.  It seems Disney is removing everything unique and nostalgic lately and replacing it with the crap fad of the moment.  I fear in 10 years the place I love will be unrecognizable.  TOT was the biggest pull for us in that park... Not interested in comic book stuff.  - disneydreamgirl  53.9 #4815 11:19PM

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May 4, 2016 7:27AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good morning! This day in Disneyland history, May 4th, 1977: Space Mountain opened in Disneyland.  Not to be confused with the official dedication and grand opening ceremony which happened a few weeks later on May 27th, 1977.   More...

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Love your History posts. I've been on WDW one. Like ours better. Love ours and my Favorite Ride.  WDW does have 2  tracks and a much beeter queue.  Pleople have interaction games to play on the Stand-by line and when you get off the ride, the exit is so much better. There's  lots to see as you exit. Space Mountain is Best Ride Ever.   No Hyperspace at WDW. - Winnie111286  22073.0 #3 1:09PM
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Great post!   - Dianat710  81.2 #4058 7:08PM
I love space mountain. Love love love hyperspace mountain. I prefer DL SM. over WDW SM - TrueFromOzLovesDisney  539.0 #416 7:43PM

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Apr 29, 2016 8:39PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Oldest tree in Disneyland is in Storybook Land attraction. 150 years old. Info posted by Disneyland Today.

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We need that tree as a sticker!  - luxkitty  4410.4 #35 9:03PM
@misschurro How cool is that! - jacdanfan  13086.2 #6 8:40PM
Oh this is wonderful!! Thanks so much for posting! A lil miniature tree. Is it considered Bonsai? - misschurro  7743.6 #14 9:43PM
really brave to put a hundred yr old tree in a socal amusement park.  it has been cared for well! - MsTikiMermadam  1460.3 #128 12:44AM
Very cool - mmddgp  1282.9 #5 4:45AM

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Mar 24, 2016 8:41AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good morning! This day in Disneyland history, March 24th, 1956: The Astro Jets opened for business in Tomorrowland.  In 1972, the Country Bear Jamboree opened in Bear Country.The Astro Jets opened just eight months after the parks grand openi  More...

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I remember the country bears. One time I asked my mom to buy me a rubber pirate knife in a sweet sheath that they sold in NOS. She said no because she probably thought I would become some crazy serial killer with my rubber knife (it did have a skull on the sheath). From there we went to go see The Country Bears. When I sat down, under my seat, lo and behold I found the knife that I was asking for! Take that, mother! Great memories.Β  - phillip...  1376.5 #141 5:44PM
P.S. I have never killed anyone and I love my mother.  - phillip...  1376.5 #141 5:46PM
Now THIS is where I would insert the "Slap Yo Mama" sticker. Lol - Quiweez  922.5 #215 6:04PM
😳 so randomly it was on the seat?! I'm glad to know you never killed anyone and that you love your mother! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ» - Duchess_SMK  6592.9 #19 8:04PM
Bring back the country bears!!!  - katiebear  97.7 #3730 9:06AM
Wouldn't that be fun!?  - Duchess_SMK  6592.9 #19 9:37AM
Thank you for your wonderful posts. As you know I didn't "grow up Disney" so I enjoy reading about Disneyland's rich history. I do have a vague memory of the Bear Country Jamboree so I must have experienced this as a child.  - RadiatorSprings4Ever  2300.9 #73 9:50PM
When I was 19 I dated a guy and his mother was Roy's secretary for over 20 years. We used to pick up our free tickets at Roy's office. The guy I dated worked the overnight shift and his only job was polishing the brass rails at Country Bear Jamboree. - ShariRenee  11396.4 #8 9:27PM

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Mar 18, 2016 7:22AM  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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This ride is nothing less than perfection! Although, I will admit I really miss Paul Frees' dialogue when you go through the cove that takes you from the past to the present. I miss it every time..."No fear have ye of evil curses says you, Ayyyyeee....   properly warned ye be says I...   who knows when that evil curse will strike the greedy beholders of this bewitched treasure!"(Old ghost's voice)   "Perhaps he knows too much...   he's seen the cur-sed treasure...   he knows where it be hiding? Now proceed at your own risk...  ye may not survive to pass this way again!"I swear, I hear it in my head every time we sail through that cove and I would love for it to return someday, even just temporarily!☺️ - Nala  383.0 #629 9:24AM
Oops, just realized I made a mistake while recalling it...  It's "he knows where it be hidden" :) - Nala  383.0 #629 11:02AM
Thanks for sharing that with us!  - Duchess_SMK  6592.9 #19 11:57AM
I miss that too. I love quoting it, much to the dismay of friends and family. πŸ˜‰ - redsoxcarlos  4011.8 #42 6:25PM
I agree - disneychu  321.9 #848 11:54PM
Hi! Love when you post! 😍  YES!! Money very well spent! 😱to the cost of the Louisiana Purchase!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚Wow! Such a deal!  So many favorite parts on this attraction. The beautiful queue, the tapping , shooting star πŸ’«πŸ˜. As of this writing, I still have not been to . One of these days.  Thank you so much for doing this 😘😘 - misschurro  7743.6 #14 8:51AM
Hi my sweet friend! I knew you'd think so! I love that we have a sticker together!  So neat!! I can't believe you still haven't done blue bayou! Perhaps we need to have a mommy lunch meet up next trip! It's fun! Thank YOU so much for all you do! Can't wait to see you in April! ((Hugs))  - Duchess_SMK  6592.9 #19 12:11PM
Great job as always SMK! - Tom  13209.4 #5 10:36AM
This ride with s my favorite too. As a young kid I only got to go to DL once. My parents bought me one of those 3D viewers with the POTC pictures. I used to look at those pics a lot wishing I could go back and experience it again. As an adult I'm making up for lost time 😜 - Tom  13209.4 #5 10:39AM
Love this! What a great post  - RoyalCourtComposer  345.1 #735 11:22AM

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 6592.9 #19 (DL Qual #9

Mar 3, 2016 7:39AM  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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Thank you so much for this excellent post!! To this day every time we hit the big Boulder I still cringe. Lol - varela2892  78.2 #4125 7:54AM
I'm thrilled you enjoyed it! Thanks! Haha! I always duck. πŸ˜‚ - Duchess_SMK  6592.9 #19 8:55AM
- Duchess_SMK  6592.9 #19 9:02AM
It's taken me multiple rides to NOT keep my eyes closed at that part!  Haha! - DisneyManders  26.7 #6641 7:45PM
We were there for the AP anniversary event last year(?)where we got to hear Tony Baxter. Great night. - Taunton  1606.2 #116 8:04AM
Oh I bet that was great! 😍 - Duchess_SMK  6592.9 #19 8:56AM
I got to meet him by chance last year. Cool, cool guy!  - brigeet  644.4 #334 8:59PM
I miss how the cave ceiling used to drop down on you in line! Love the Indy ride! - Susanjcluvsmickey  10.1 #0 11:47PM
Don't touch the pole! πŸ˜§πŸ˜‰ Β I also liked pulling the rope and hearing what the archaeologist would say. 😊 - redsoxcarlos  4011.8 #42 6:15AM
Another great post!  Miss Duchess for this piece of  - evilemohand  1307.1 #144 6:41AM

Duchess_SMK    
 6592.9 #19 (DL Qual #9

Feb 8, 2016 8:40AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good morning! This day in Disney history February 8th, 2001: Disneys' second Anaheim park and eighth theme park in the world, Disney's California Adventure officially opened.  More...

Tagged in: Disney History  
My first visit to DCA was in 2012 so I sadly missed all the good stuff.πŸ˜³πŸ˜‚I am always facinated with old pics from DCA and any info of its short history. Seems like it has come along way. Thanks for posting as I know how precious your time is so I am sending you a 15th anniversary button as our way of saying thank you for this memorable look back. - RadiatorSprings4Ever  2300.9 #73 11:22AM
Lady! 😱You're just the sweetest!  Bless you for being so thoughtful! Thank you! You're right, it sure has come a long way. I'm so relieved! πŸ˜‚ - Duchess_SMK  6592.9 #19 12:16PM
Thank you, this is awesome!Β I especially love the original map, I'd never been to DCA until just before Carsland opened, so this is really fun to see! - SassafrasDavis  602.6 #364 8:53AM
Thank YOU! It had been awhile since I've posted one of these. Crazy how time flys! ☺️ - Duchess_SMK  6592.9 #19 8:55AM
I can tell you put a lot of thought into this post, I love it! Makes me miss your Disney history posts, they were one of my favorite parts of MW, this is a sweet little refresher πŸ’› - SassafrasDavis  602.6 #364 8:58AM
Thanks again!! So sweet! They are a labor of love but now that I'm homeschooling more than one, my free time is basically non existent. πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚ I'll do my best to make them as often as possible! Thanks for the encouragement! 😘!Β  - Duchess_SMK  6592.9 #19 9:06AM
So we're in the same spot! Homeschooling a 6th and 3rd plus a 3 year old were a few of my reasons for being a MW phantom for awhile! Please feel free to DM me if you ever want to bounce ideas (or need to blow off steam πŸ˜‚) about homeschool life! 😘😘😘 - SassafrasDavis  602.6 #364 9:18AM
Oh I just love to meet other homeschool moms! I'm teaching 5th grade and preschool and have a 1year old that loves to distract us all. πŸ˜‚ I'll be DM'in you for sure. :)  - Duchess_SMK  6592.9 #19 10:26AM
Duchess_SMK has gone on that homeschooling app by admin I told you about SAFD!  - secretagentangel  8071.3 #11 8:46PM
secretagentangel I forgot about that! I'll check it out after I get the boys in bed! Thank you! πŸ˜„ - SassafrasDavis  602.6 #364 8:50PM
Thanks for sharing. That is awesome! - quote  165.8 #0 8:03PM
I never walked around DCA until all the boards were up. I wonder why so many didn't take to it until they upgraded but I always thought it just didn't go well with Californians to buy two tickets to two parks at the same resort. I expect the same excitement on here like there was for Carsland for starwarsland. Hope they have a red carpet or something! And AP days! . (We did try to look at the beginnings of Star Wars land last night but it was too dark, lol)! I know there's room for improvement still and can't wait to see what they do there!! - secretagentangel  8071.3 #11 8:51PM

 993.7 #206 (DL Qual #94

Feb 5, 2016 4:20PM  Disneyland Talk Land
A glimpse of the Pope house from Ball Rd. & Cast Place. Relocated due to Star Wars land construction. Oldest building in Disneyland.

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How neat!! Thanks for the photo - misschurro  7743.6 #14 5:03PM
Nice - Annetteketeer  13.4 #9693 5:17PM
Great info and pic - carminaire  887.3 #221 5:17PM
Was that one of the houses we saw in the 10th anniversary movie when Walt was pacing out the park? - Taunton  1606.2 #116 7:16PM
It very well may be. The Popes chose this house to live in when they were removing homes in the orange groves where Disneyland was built. It sat behind Big Thunder Ranch.  - breathe_in_the_happiness  993.7 #206 7:47PM
So that is where it went - Plumiegirl  10383.3 #9 10:54PM

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 6592.9 #19 (DL Qual #9

Dec 5, 2015 7:43AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good morning! This day in Disney history, December 5th, 1901: A legend was born, Walter Elias Disney! In celebration of his life, I put together a little history about him, but for those who are already well versed in all things Walt, feel free to skip to the bottom question. I'd never want you to be bored reading one of my po  More...

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Wonderful post. I enjoy hearing/ reading the history of him, over and over. I don't know that I can pin it down to one quote, but I really like the first one you chose bc it has to do with the importance of history... Which *we* love 😍! Thanks for this great post and a very Happy Birthday to Walt!Β  - misschurro  7743.6 #14 10:12AM
Hi sweet lady! 😍 I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed it! "We"'do! Great choice! πŸ‘― Thank YOU for taking time out of your busy day to comment! ((Hugs))  - Duchess_SMK  6592.9 #19 5:55PM
😘 - misschurro  7743.6 #14 7:06PM
Awesome lesson as usual...thank you - evilemohand  1307.1 #144 8:03AM
So glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for letting me know. Favorite Disney quote?  - Duchess_SMK  6592.9 #19 8:16AM
The one where he is interested in the past because its vital... its a new fav..never heard that one before - evilemohand  1307.1 #144 12:34PM
Great post, thanks. Of course my favorite quote is the keep moving forward one. - keepmovingforward  264.9 #1286 9:39PM
  - teapotsandteacups  1557.9 #118 12:12AM

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 6592.9 #19 (DL Qual #9

Nov 18, 2015 8:50AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good Morning! This day in Disney history, November 18th: Mickey Mouse stars in Steamboat Willie and The Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse opened at Disneyland!  First up, 1928: Mickey Mouse stars in Steamboat Willie.  More...

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Thanks for another interesting post. I prefer the Swiss Family treehouse; it was closer to being a true home in the trees. Tarzan is nice, but also more just a way to display movie scenes.  - redsoxcarlos  4011.8 #42 6:13AM
Good observation  - misschurro  7743.6 #14 6:18AM
Thank YOU! I totally agree with you there! We went up a couple of weeks ago and it just didn't give me the joy the Swiss tree did!  - Duchess_SMK  6592.9 #19 5:43PM
- Honeybunch  66.0 #4426 9:15AM
- Duchess_SMK  6592.9 #19 2:25PM
Thank you for another great post! I like the new entrance and overhead walkway, but the swiss family is my favorite. Reminds me of the magic i felt as a child. - kimdis  55.9 #4740 5:20PM
Thanks for taking the time to let me know you enjoyed it! I'll have to check out the new entrance next trip! I guess I never noticed it. Thanks for that! The Swiss seems to be a big favorite among MWers. Nice to know I'm not the only one. πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ» - Duchess_SMK  6592.9 #19 5:48PM
Another awesome podt...thanx - evilemohand  1307.1 #144 5:43PM

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