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 5354.8 #14 (DL Qual #6

Jul 11, 2014 2:09PM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
#live The Fred Gurley is running today! The oldest of all the Disneyland Railroad steam engines! It joined Disneylands fleet on March 28th, 1958. But this engineโ€™s 120-years old! Named after Fred G. Gurley, who was president of the Santa Fe Railway from 1944-1957. Built by Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia, Penn., in 1894.

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@apesandmonkeys captured the Fred Gurley in a great pic today as well! Love these trains!!! - PrincessCindy  39.0 #4640 3:42PM
Love the history! Thank you for sharing!! - mamapeck  25.5 #5510 4:00PM
You're so welcome! So happy you enjoyed it! ๐Ÿ˜˜ - Duchess_SMK  5354.8 #14 4:11PM
Love the history! Thank you for sharing!! - mamapeck  25.5 #5510 4:01PM

 273.1 #980 (DL Qual #192

Jun 24, 2014 1:41AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Today our Disney dreams came true with a visit to Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, Germany. For those who don't know, Neuschwanstein Castle was the inspiration for Sleeping Beauty's Castle in Disneyland. It's easy to see how Disney Imagineers were inspired by this magical place! Like Neuschwanstein, the Sleeping Beauty Castle was designed to appear taller through forced perspective (design elemen  More...

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Great share Lauren! Have a brilliant trip :) - RapunzelledColey  48.0 #4321 3:17PM
Thanks!! - dancelaurensing  273.1 #980 3:54PM
Breathtaking! Thank you for sharing this amazing moment! - WirTANenAtDisney  65.2 #3883 7:00PM
Awesome!!!!!๐Ÿฐ - bonedaddy909  1046.6 #132 5:43PM
Breathtaking! Thank you for sharing this amazing moment! - WirTANenAtDisney  65.2 #3883 7:00PM

 5354.8 #14 (DL Qual #6

Jun 23, 2014 11:11AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good morning! This day in Disney history, June 23rd, The Skyway to Fantasyland and Skyway to Tomorrowland opens. Along with The Enchanted Tiki Room and the re-themed Tarzans Treehouse.1956: The Skyway to Fantasyland and Skyway to Tomorrowland. Walt heard of a system being tested in Switzerland in 1955 and of course HAD to have one! Af  More...

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Disney should hire you to be their historian.  - WishIWereThere  236.2 #1362 5:24PM
::giggles:: how kind of you to say! They have people that run their blogs that are way more knowledgable then me. I just enjoy researching. ::whispers:: if you're reading this Disney, don't get me wrong, I wouldn't turn down a job offer. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜˜  - Duchess_SMK  5354.8 #14 6:47AM
- pikarich  2305.1 #46 11:42AM
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I always love your post! Thanks for sharing - BriarBeauty  117.0 #3058 8:41AM
I loved the skyway. I'm pretty sure it's my cousin's fault it was closed and removed. He would get a little box of rock candy and throw it at people. If he ran out of candy he would try and spit on people. My favorite part of the tiki room is when the ladies drop down and have us sing along. Unless Maynard's there then his intro is my favorite part of the show. I liked the Swiss tree but kids don't know of the movie or the book so it makes since to change it to Tarzan. I think it's a good change and lots of fun. - Bassplayerswife  117.2 #3051 10:20AM

 5354.8 #14 (DL Qual #6

Jun 17, 2014 8:52AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good morning! This day in Disney history, June 17th, 2008: Toy Story Midway Mania! has it's official grand opening ceremony in Disney California Adventure. The first guests arrived outside DCA at 6am to start a line that would eventually grow to hold o  More...

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great post , the longest i waited for this is 60 minutes lol on . the cms do a great job with an average of 40 minutes but 60-90 is ok on busier first i thought fasspass would be great but do a low capacity and 2 vechicles load would make the stand-by line even longer.i have been able to hit over the 300,000 mark with my arm being super soar lol,mr.potatoe head is advance tech too as cameras are able to point out guest to in interact with.the ride had an upgrade when toy story 3 came out replacing the boo-peep pop ballons. throughout the ride are easter eggs that if you trigger correctly will open up higher point targets.the inside of the ride is a tribute to alot of classic board games and others. for japans version when the ride first opened pics where on social medias showing the wait time at 8 and 10 hr fun fact i found in a toy story mania documentary is on the ring toss game it was modified quickly. the original game was programmed to act like real ring toss making it harder to land the rings on the targets, the change was to give the targets a magnetic pull around them making it way easier to land on them. - pikarich  2305.1 #46 9:15AM
You always add so much to my posts! Thanks pikarich! ๐Ÿ˜˜ - Duchess_SMK  5354.8 #14 6:34AM
I love this ride, thank you for your post. I wish so much, it would be a shorter wait time though!  - FrankenweenieVelinee  926.5 #149 9:40AM
Me too!!id get to enjoy it much more often!  - Duchess_SMK  5354.8 #14 6:34AM
This surely is one of my fav rides in DCA. The queue is great with Mr.PotatoHead as the barker. And thank goodness they put those umbrellas up- we used to have to just stand in the sun๐Ÿ”ฅ. I don't recall any of that opening day attraction stuff, as we were there. I just remember being in line near Ariel's Grotto and the line no longer moving. We sat down in our spots and waited. After some time, we were finally told the ride had broken down. Then the  line moved again, and stopped. It was really hot that day on the Pier and finally we decided to call it a day after waiting in line for 3 hours. Lesson learned that day, for sure... Go find something else to do and come back later๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š thanks Duchess ๐Ÿ˜˜ - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  3368.0 #26 6:40AM
Oh yes! That's right they didn't used to have those 'S! Wow! 3 hours then being told it was broken, now THAT's a bummer! Yes! I couldn't wait that long for anything. I'd have to come back. Especially with kiddos! Thank YOU churro! ๐Ÿ‘ฏ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’— - Duchess_SMK  5354.8 #14 7:19AM
This is one of my favorites! It would be fabulous to have shorter wait times. However, a 60min. isn't too bad because the line is constantly moving. The bad part is the stinky smell from the plants. My favorite part of the ride is Ham's and the army men. There is just something exciting about being able to throw eggs and break plates! Once again, thanks for the wonderful post.  - Bassplayerswife  117.2 #3051 7:37AM

 5354.8 #14 (DL Qual #6

Jun 15, 2014 4:39AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good morning! This day in Disney history, June 15th, 1957: Don DeFore's Silver Banjo Barbecue restaurant opens in Frontierland. The very first grad night is held in 1961. Club 33 opens in NOS in 1967, and Cars Land and Buena Vista Street officially opens in 2012! 1957  More...

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What a fun filled history post! So many wonderful attractions opened and such changes around the Parks! A mere nickel for a bag of Fritos! mmm! I like that! It would be pretty incredible to hear Aunt Jemima singing to me whilst I ate Mark Twain buckwheat pancakes. I wonder what songs were in her line up? The prices at The Silver Banjo, a place I had not heard of, look pretty tempting โ€“ I'll take the spareribs plate and a lemonade๐Ÿ‹ bc I see they do not offer Coke๐Ÿ˜‚. That picture of the Grad kids rubbing their feet is pretty funny and I agree, I'm sure her feet hurt a bit more than his- but gosh the way they are dressed is sooo๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜!! I also like the snuggle Matterhorn picture... Not sure how easy that was to do with a blazer on๐Ÿ˜‚. I really wish that our high school would have offered it, I definitely would have gone to the grad night and wore probably something totally 80s- maybe pastel dress?? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚.  I really like the outfit and pillbox hat on the lady standing next to the Club33 door. So classy. I have never been to Club 33- I would love to see the inside for my loveโค๏ธ of history, take in the view on the balcony of NOS and ROA, and perhaps enjoy the food๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š (I will just bet that the salmon was delicious โ€“ you know I love it, too๐Ÿ‘ฏ) When I first heard that DCA was going to be made over, I wasn't quite sure because I was so saddened to see the CALIFORNIA letters come down. We always enjoyed taking photos next to the initials of our little churros. When we finally did go to DCA, for the first time, I had tears rolling down my face because of the beauty and how it just looked like it *belonged*.  I was lucky to eat at the Carthay, a year ago, with some wonderful MWers at the Reunion Weekend in the Snow White room. What a spectacular place that was- and so full of detail. As for favorite dish, I'm not sure-I just took it all in, but those cheese biscuits SURE were tasty๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹ LOVE your collage! You and the girls look so cute and they are so little! Thank you very much for such a great history post ๐Ÿ˜˜ - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  3368.0 #26 7:57AM
So sorry for the late reply! yesterday was super busy! Thank you so much for taking the time to answer all my questions my sweet friend! Spareribs and lemonade! ๐Ÿ˜Š good choice! I just knew you'd love those grad night pics! They really are cute huh? Lol, that blazer did look quite snug! You would have looked so cute in that pastel dress! I hope you get to go to club 33 someday soon! Everyone should get to experience it at least once! Mmm yes!Salmon is our fav! ๐Ÿ‘ฏ what sweet memories you shared about your churros! Thank you for that! I agree those busquits are ๐Ÿ’ฃ! ๐Ÿ˜‹ thanks again! ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’— - Duchess_SMK  5354.8 #14 5:28AM
Thanks again Duchess for such an awesome post.  Thoserestaurants you mentioned were before my time.  I had never even heard of them, but I love the prices.  Haven't had the pleasure of club 33.  Maybe when I win the lottery.   Lol.  As for grad nites I think they were more special back then.  Dressing up makes it a glorious occasion and having the park open all night just for Grads was awesome.  I don't like The way they do it now.  It takes away all the special glory of an all night celebration just with other grads.  Now, it is set up as just a trip to Disneyland.  Lastly, Carsland is a great addition.  However, my most favorite addition is Buena Vista street.  Love the Trolleys, jazz, and rag time dancers.  Character outfits are also very cute!  Thanks again for the wonderful post and good luck with that little bun in the oven that you think may be a trouble maker.  :). My son is 10 now and he was a trouble maker from the start of conception.  However, I love him with all my heart and he keeps me laughing and on my toes.  Lol. :) - Gabster1forDodgers  500.3 #350 10:10AM
My sincere pleasure! So happy you enjoy them! I agree! I love those prices too! ๐Ÿ˜‚you don't need to win the lottery, just need to be invited! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜‰ I bet you'll get to go someday you watch! I a also agree with you about the grad nights! The dressing up part made it more fun and special! I could live on BVS if they let me! ๐Ÿ˜‚ Love the time period and the music! Thank you so much for the well wishes for my little man on the way! I've accepted the challenge of the trouble maker, hubby's a red head, and all my kiddos are usually born red, you know what that means. ๐Ÿ˜‚ thanks again for your reply! ๐Ÿ˜˜ - Duchess_SMK  5354.8 #14 5:34AM
My cousin and I used to love to eat at Aunt Jemima's!  We would go there for dinner, even. I don't think we cared what time of day it was. We loved pancakes!  And they had every kind imaginable. I specifically remember those buckwheat pancakes. We thought we were so cool and worldly ordering up pancakes we could never get at home. Haha!  It was a lot of fun back in those days. Great memories for me. ๐Ÿ˜Š. Carsland opening. We were not there that day, but our long planned week long vacation began two days later, on Father's Day. I know I picked up some souvenirs back then. I kinda tend to do that a lot. ๐Ÿ˜œ This was our first Disney trip in nearly three years. Getting to see Carsland was a bonus!  That Sunday was surprisingly not that crowded. We got fastpasses for RSR and only had about a 20 minute wait in line. Of course, we all thought it was awesome!  We all loved Maters' ride and still do. The kids went on Luigis' Tires. I always wondered why it wasn't a little bit faster.   Reading your list of old sponsors really brings back memories. I remember Frito Lay. I remember Sunkist Oranges. I remember when you could actually get ice cream at the Carnation Cafe!  I remember the Pendleton wool shop in Frontierland that my mom and aunts and grandma would always love to go shopping in and come out with something new and plaid. Sigh. Oh, to go back for just one day and see all those giggling ladies having fun shopping. Or to meet them for some spare change to buy our pancakes while they wait with their men in line for the next Horseshoe Revue show. That was my childhood. And I wouldn't trade those memories for anything. Thank you, beautiful Duchess, for another lovely trip down memory lane. ๐Ÿ˜˜ - MeridaFan  3185.5 #27 8:34AM
I'm super bummed out I missed out on the pancake house! I LOVE me some pancakes! You,souvenirs no way? LOL I could totally picture in my mind your walk to the Horseshoe Revue. Such a blessed childhood you had to grow up visiting Disneyland. I hope my kiddos grow up to have such happy memories! Thanks for taking the time to share with us sweetheart! I really appreciate it! xx - Duchess_SMK  5354.8 #14 9:37AM
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 5354.8 #14 (DL Qual #6

Jun 14, 2014 3:35AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Can't sleep so....Good morning! This day in Disney 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 and Wonderland was the only Fantasyland   More...

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So. Much. Awesomeness in this post!!! I LOVE Alice!! My fave scene is the dancing cards. It makes me kinda dizzy (in a good way) The monarail what fun it was to ride in the front on my very first Disneyland trip! The Matterhorn used to scare the bajeZies outta me as a kid. Now it just is painful to ride. ๐Ÿ˜ข  The subs! In all their Mermaid glory (wish they had been around in the 80's) I only remember the sea monster in this ride, and it smelling like urine ๐Ÿ˜ž. What a great day in history for our beloved park!!!  - PixiePirateMaid  289.7 #841 6:33AM
Thanks so much for taking the time to answer all my questions! It's not often people do that! I agree about the Matterhorn I can't ride it anymore either with my bad back. It is sad. ๐Ÿ˜” The mermaids were pretty neat huh! ๐Ÿ˜ the smell memory though....๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ˜‚ Indeed, a huge day for Disneyland!! - Duchess_SMK  5354.8 #14 7:52AM
This is an amazing history post--I loved the part about Meredith Willson. Thanks for taking the time to put these articles together, I know it takes forever to put together things like this! - Admin 3:59PM
Sorry for the late reply and bump, but, not going to not respond to something so kind. ๐Ÿ˜Š I can't lie, this one took me about a week. ๐Ÿ™Š๐Ÿ™ˆ so happy so many enjoyed it though! Made it totally worth it! That 76 trombone story will never leave my mind. Can't wait to walk down Main Street and think about that! Thank YOU Admin!  - Duchess_SMK  5354.8 #14 9:13AM
I am not a crook. โœŒ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜œ - Tom  6203.3 #10 11:36PM
bhahahhaahahahah! - Duchess_SMK  5354.8 #14 4:51AM
This is an amazing history post--I loved the part about Meredith Willson. Thanks for taking the time to put these articles together, I know it takes forever to put together things like this! - Admin 3:59PM
Sorry for the late reply and bump, but, not going to not respond to something so kind. ๐Ÿ˜Š I can't lie, this one took me about a week. ๐Ÿ™Š๐Ÿ™ˆ so happy so many enjoyed it though! Made it totally worth it! That 76 trombone story will never leave my mind. Can't wait to walk down Main Street and think about that! Thank YOU Admin!  - Duchess_SMK  5354.8 #14 9:13AM

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 5354.8 #14 (DL Qual #6

Jun 6, 2014 9:13AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good morning! This day in Disney history, June 6th, 1952: "Susie, the Little Blue Coupe" directed by Clyde Geronimi, is released by RKO. A personal favorite, the cartoon short is based on a short story by Bill Peet (A children's book illustrator and before  More...

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Although I was not born yet when this came outโ€ฆ I still remember watching it as a little kid and I still love that cartoon to this day. Thanks for the nostalgic view into the past, and may all Disney fans enjoy this forever! - DisneyDavidEMT  1392.9 #86 9:34AM
It's a great one huh? Thank YOU for always supporting my posts! ((Hugs))  - Duchess_SMK  5354.8 #14 2:28AM
I always liked this one. The Bill Peet/Disney cartoons are always great. I was showing a few of them to my boys not too long ago. They really need to make a Bill Peet collection on disc - philliprocks  727.4 #200 9:51AM
That's a great idea! ๐Ÿ“ you should write a letter, to who I don't know but someone should! ๐Ÿ˜Š - Duchess_SMK  5354.8 #14 2:29AM
I remember this short. Love how it served as an inspiration for Cars. I did not know that! Now I know why I love this short. Makes me cry just like the movie did.  - RadiatorSprings4Ever  623.0 #262 9:25PM
Makes me cry every time too! But happy tears! Hope you have a great weekend ma'am! ๐Ÿ˜˜ - Duchess_SMK  5354.8 #14 2:31AM
Oh, this is the sweetest cartoon! My sister and I were always so excited when it came on!  Did not know that it served as inspiration for Cars--great piece of trivia! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘ - Spoonful_O_Sugar  505.2 #345 8:15AM

 5354.8 #14 (DL Qual #6

Jun 5, 2014 7:48AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good morning! This day in Disney history,  June 5th,1930: Disney's Silly Symphony cartoon "Arctic Antics" is released. "Arctic Antics" Directed by Burt Gillett, a fun short where polar bears (including a cub who looks exactly like an albino Mickey Mouse) frolic in the midnight sun, joined by penguins, walr  More...

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Love it thanks - pikarich  2305.1 #46 8:47AM
๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘‹ - Duchess_SMK  5354.8 #14 3:22PM
That was a really cute Silly Symphony! Yes, he did look just like Mickey!!! ***Spoiler:: that poor walrus got no love till his solo๐Ÿ˜‚ I loved how when the seal threw him a fish, he caught it, then the fish looks out his mouth, draws the walrus' whiskers like they're ย curtains๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ so cute, so simple, yet so funny. Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜˜ - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  3368.0 #26 9:00AM
So well done and made 84 years ago! Really glad it made you smile! Walrus whiskers as curtains. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’— - Duchess_SMK  5354.8 #14 3:25PM
Phew, finally a post where I don't have to say I haven't been there or tried that yet - UTDISNEYFAMILY  843.2 #170 2:35PM
๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ don't have to add anything else to you list for now... ๐Ÿ“ you're going to be busy next trip!  - Duchess_SMK  5354.8 #14 3:43PM
Thank you for this! What a cute toon!  - PixiePirateMaid  289.7 #841 4:46PM

 5354.8 #14 (DL Qual #6

Jun 4, 2014 9:24AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good morning! This day in Disneyland history, June 4th: Disneylands Sailing Ship Columbia is officially christened on the ROA and Bengal BBQ opens in Adventurland!  In 1958 Sailing Ship Columbia is christened on the ROA.  According the Joe Fowler (Disneyl  More...

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Awesome post as usual! - Admin 10:15AM
Thanks ! - Duchess_SMK  5354.8 #14 10:25AM
::whispers:: i have never been on the Columbia. Not really a reason why, just never have. **adds to list* as forย  Bengal BBQ---LOVE๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ i enjoy getting the bacon wrapped asparagus, a chicken skewer, a pretzel and I believe they have one of the better values for fresh cut up fruit(with that much food, I share) AND... It's the only place that I know of where you can get a pretzel and use your AP to get a discount(there maybe other places but I don't know. maybe I need another trip there๐Ÿ˜œ) thanks Duchess! Hope to eat Bengal BBQ with you again SOON!! - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  3368.0 #26 7:55PM
๐Ÿ˜ณ we are so going on the Columbia in August  then k? I think that's exactly what we both ordered last time we are there together except I got the cream cheese pretzel and you got the regular! ๐Ÿ˜‚ I never thought about the ap discount on the pretzel! Great tip mamas!  - Duchess_SMK  5354.8 #14 8:19PM
Yesss! We will do this! But when you gave me a sample of your pretzel... ๐Ÿ˜ - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  3368.0 #26 8:29PM
If I can bride you with a ๐Ÿšผ to go on it with you 2 - pikarich  2305.1 #46 11:35PM
The Columbia is awesome, Churro! Fun one to put on the list. - GotMouse_aka_JRoseAllister  84.4 #3552 11:50PM
I really like riding the Columbia. Going below deck is fascinating. We are still trying to figure out if it is to scale or not. We know the bottom is flat because the ROA is not deep but is it an exact replication of width and length? If it is I can't believe they stayed at sea for so long in such cramped quarters!!! Can you imagine living in those conditions, traveling to unknown territories, (Are they hostile? Are they friendly) relying on a doctor who has no idea how to keep a human alive and healthy, a cook who has no Idea of sanitary practices, a ship owner who cuts corners by trimming or buying substandard rations, no weather predictions... The list goes on and on! Those people were true adventures, dreamers and pioneers. I think Walt would have been aboard the Columbia if that was his era!!! - Boundin  488.2 #363 12:05AM
always love your posts! it's like i'm back at school without the stress :) - OhanaPhoto  3007.3 #31 8:29AM
๐Ÿ˜‚and learning about something we like! - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  3368.0 #26 6:10AM

 5354.8 #14 (DL Qual #6

Jun 3, 2014 8:34AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good morning! This day in Disney history, June 3rd, 2011: Disneyland officially launches the new renovated Star Tours (Star Tours- The Adventures Continue) and The Little Mermaid Ariel’s Undersea Adventure officially opens to the public! Star Tours– The Adventures Continue ope  More...

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SUPER spoiler; there are KEY WORDS in the ride that will predict what scene you will get. To get Vader as your start scene listen to these when the ride start: Star Tours 1401 you are cleared for departure,  C-3po โ€œ 1401 thatโ€™s us we cant take off the captain isnโ€™t on boardโ€ and to get the security droid listen to this โ€œ Star tour 1401 you are cleared for departure initiate auto takeoff sequence, c-3po โ€œwhatโ€ , computer- auto take off initited , c-3po โ€œr2-d2 whats going on here we are not ready for takeoff the captain isnโ€™t on board yet. The verbiage is very similar but has slight changes THATโ€™S how you know. Im not going to reveal anymore but will give you this hint the other changes in words are before r2 makes the jump to lighspeed and regardless of whose hologram you get itโ€™s the verbiage that c-3po says right after that tells you your final scene. and this is before the screen comes down other way is after the screen comes down if you see the millennium falcon then you know you will not get vader. Want to have a greater chance to be the rebel spy? after you sit down try and look forward and still as they need to quickly take a pic this from being selected 5 times already. my fav destination is the death star  - pikarich  2305.1 #46 9:25AM
Thanks for all of that pikarich! ๐Ÿ˜Š - Duchess_SMK  5354.8 #14 7:28AM
The new Star Wars is just a perfect reflection of what can be done to update and modernize a ride to make it more enjoyable. This was 100% hit. I guess the "Force" was with them. Thank you very much for this.  - Midasgold  541.9 #308 8:59AM
I whole heartily agree my friend! Such a phenomenal attraction!  Thank YOU!  - Duchess_SMK  5354.8 #14 9:10AM
Leave Peter Pan alone! - goofygal  6064.2 #11 8:45PM
Maybe they can replace Peter Pan with Frozen. Or better yet get rid of fantasyland to make Frozen land.  - philliprocks   727.4 #200 10:07PM
I remember how excited my husband was to try this ride. We didn't go until November but the lines were still pretty long. We were expecting a 2 hour wait.  - TrueFromOzLovesDisney  426.5 #433 1:13AM
My hubby loves this attraction too! It's a must do for him every trip!  - Duchess_SMK  5354.8 #14 7:29AM

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Jun 2, 2014 10:00AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good morning! This day in Disney history, June 2nd, 2011: The Little Mermaid Ariel’s Undersea Adventure attraction hosts an opening ceremony! The opening ceremony st  More...

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I can't believe it's been 3 years already! - Armenda  1135.0 #114 10:25AM
Right?! Time is flying by! - Duchess_SMK  5354.8 #14 6:55AM
Did they put cerominy opening together last minute. I'm just surprised they didn't add fish crops and more costume for it. I'm glad they added this to DCA. I never came to DCA until the park started changing . Thank you for sharing. - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}  628.1 #254 10:28AM
Oh I have no idea? I thought it was pretty entertaining. ::shrug:: They really have made vast improvements over there haven't they? Thank YOU! - Duchess_SMK  5354.8 #14 6:56AM
Hi Duchess!!  Hope you had a "magnificent monday".  I absolutely love this attraction. My favourite part has to be Ariel singing "Part of Your World", as that song is just so great. Thanks again for another brilliant post and have a "Terriffic Tuesday".   :D - RapunzelledColey  48.0 #4321 4:47AM
Hi RepunzelledColey! Thanks! Oh that's a good choice! You're always so kind! Hope you too have a terrific Tuesday! :) - Duchess_SMK  5354.8 #14 7:04AM
Thanks for this! I'm going to watch the vid later. I love this attraction so much! - HauntedMansionDiva  158.7 #2411 7:07AM
๐Ÿ˜˜  thank YOU! Do you have a favorite scene?  - Duchess_SMK  5354.8 #14 9:13AM

 5354.8 #14 (DL Qual #6

May 29, 2014 5:38PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good evening! This day in Disney history, May 29th, 1937: the Donald Duck short "Modern Inventions", directed by Jack King, is released. Also on this day in 2011 The Disneyland Hotel opens their newly renovated pool area!1937: In "Modern Inventions  More...

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Today is full of history, thanks for the lesson  but please don't pass out a test  - UTDISNEYFAMILY  843.2 #170 5:43PM
๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚When I was in line at BTMRR, this kid was pouring over the Disney map. The CM who was walking by said"Be sure you know where everything is located because there will be a test" of course the kid came back with a smart remark and said "hey, I am not at school" in which the the CM said " there is always going to be school because you never stop learning." ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘The kid was stunned. - RadiatorSprings4Ever  623.0 #262 5:50PM
I like what @RaidiatorSprings4Ever said! You really NEVER stop learning!! And how bout this @utdisneyfamily , any future testing can be "open lounge" ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜Š - Duchess_SMK  5354.8 #14 6:04PM
I may pass an open lounge test because I know how to use the search feature Duchess_SMK - UTDISNEYFAMILY  843.2 #170 6:40PM
Well that's better then some! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜œ - Duchess_SMK  5354.8 #14 6:54PM
My kids would pick this over a day in the parks. Thank you! - RadiatorSprings4Ever  623.0 #262 5:54PM
Oh really? Have you guys done that?  - Duchess_SMK  5354.8 #14 9:38AM
No, Duchess_SMK. As you know hubby is not a big Disney fan, and he would not want to put the money out for this. But hey, at least we have passes.๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€ - RadiatorSprings4Ever  623.0 #262 11:09AM
Great post! As usual I learned some fun facts! Love that Donald cartoon!!! Thank you!!!!! - Boundin  488.2 #363 8:32PM
๐Ÿ˜˜ thanks Boundin!  - Duchess_SMK  5354.8 #14 10:00AM
Thank you, those cabanas are where my wife and I spent our 34th anniversary last year. It was cheaper with annual pas discount.  - Midasgold  541.9 #308 9:23AM
What a great way to celebrate! Nice to hear they give AP discounts! ๐Ÿ˜Š - Duchess_SMK  5354.8 #14 10:01AM

 5354.8 #14 (DL Qual #6

May 28, 2014 9:01AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good morning! This busy day in Disneyland history, May 28th, 1960: "The Mine Train Through Natures Wonderland" opens in Frontierland and “The Art of Animation” building opens in Tomorrowland. 1966: "It’s A Small World" opens in Fantasyland! Previously know as "  More...

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I am not on here much anymore, but this caught my eye.  I was one of those kids in the choir that opened Small World.  I was pretty little, but do remember most of that day.  I got to shake hands with Walt. He was so kind, and made a point to speak to each one of us. Taking the older kids leads, I decided not to wash my hand for a week. That only lasted a few days with the plastic bag and rubber band!  We also made one of the 45's that was sold in the park, that went gold.  We recorded it in a studio with the Sherman Brothers.  The choir got to lead the Christmas parade for two whole weeks in the evenings, when they debuted the huge Small World dolls. Being backstage during the holidays every night was truly magical!  I believe Walt found the choir, because we were involved with Unicef and the People to People program.  Our signature song was "Let there be Peace on Earth".  I know the song is annoying to many, but if you remember what Walt's vision was, it may make it a little easier to handle. There isn't a time that I don't get a tear when I ride it, or hear the song. I have a rich Disney history in other areas, but this was the highlight.  - snowwannab  667.3 #233 11:07AM
I love your story!  So awesome! - MeridaFan  3185.5 #27 12:01PM
Thanks MeridaFan.  I forgot to mention the choir was The International Children's Choir of Long Beach.  Not many were from the country they represented, just wore the native costume.  I actually represented California, but for this Guatemala.  - snowwannab  667.3 #233 12:14PM
This is a wonderful story! So glad you shared it ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜˜ - eviljules  559.8 #295 12:35PM
This story always reminds me of you! So neat to be apart of Disney history  - BaseballMickey_CM  5727.9 #13 1:18PM
Nice to see you in the lounge! ๐Ÿ˜ you're so cute. Not washing your hand then using plastic. ๐Ÿ˜Š awesome! ๐Ÿ˜‚ thanks so much for sharing that with us!  - Duchess_SMK  5354.8 #14 1:21PM
Awww, thanks Duchess_SMK.  Love your history posts!   - snowwannab  667.3 #233 1:42PM
Wonderful story, thank you for sharing. What a magical memory! - jacdanfan  6211.4 #9 6:53PM
Love your history posts, Duchess!  I love how I can just count on these from you and know I don't need to go anywhere else to get all the great stories!  ๐Ÿ˜˜. Thank you!! - MeridaFan  3185.5 #27 12:07PM
๐Ÿ˜Š I'm SO happy you enjoy them and find them complete. Makes the days I spend researching and coding seem worth it. Thanks for always letting me know you like them!  - Duchess_SMK  5354.8 #14 1:25PM
Wonderful post! ๐Ÿ˜Š - Tom  6203.3 #10 9:42AM
Thanks Tom! ๐Ÿ˜˜ - Duchess_SMK  5354.8 #14 9:53AM
I don't think I remember that Animation building. But I sure do remember the little flip books that we kids would buy!  So much fun!  I think I remember the train. And I'm sure I must have been on it before.  I remember the geysers. Pretty cool stuff. Lots of anniversaries packed into the past few days!  The park was such a living, breathing, evolving place back in those days, wasn't it?  So much fun! - MeridaFan  3185.5 #27 9:53AM
Bet those were super neat! You're right! Lots going on this week. I'm having a hard time keeping up! ๐Ÿ˜‚ laundry is starting to pile up. ๐Ÿ˜ I love that the park is always changing, but I still do wish there was a way to keep everything. ๐Ÿ˜‚  - Duchess_SMK  5354.8 #14 10:30AM

 5354.8 #14 (DL Qual #6

May 27, 2014 7:42PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good evening! 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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Great post!! Yes I remember my first time on the ride! On the first big turn my mom's earring got stuck in my dad's sweater in front of her!!ย ย So it was an interesting ride to say the least!ย  - adisneyfamily  676.8 #225 8:05PM
Thanks! ๐Ÿ˜˜ oh my!! That's crazy!! Must have been painful!  - Duchess_SMK  5354.8 #14 6:03AM
Of course you all know how much I love this ride!! I made a post earlier. I do remember the tomorrowland stage as well. I also remember the windows in the line where you could see the glow in the dark rockets. It will always stay my favorite ride of all time!! There's just something so special about this attraction. Happy Anniversary to you!!!!Thanks for the wonderful post!!! - Superspacemountainfan  65.8 #3871 8:58PM
PLEASE JULY 4th, COME ASAP!!!! - Superspacemountainfan  65.8 #3871 9:00PM
That's right, I remember those windows. You'd hope for the line to slow down there.  - redsoxcarlos  810.3 #177 9:30PM
So glad you liked it. ๐Ÿ˜Š I wasn't going to write one, but I thought of you and did anyway. ๐Ÿ˜˜ - Duchess_SMK  5354.8 #14 6:04AM
Great post! - jacdanfan  6211.4 #9 6:53AM
Thanks!  - Duchess_SMK  5354.8 #14 6:40AM
Love the old commercials. If I don't go on this because we ran out of time it makes me sad. I always do the countdown out to sit in the back right side. - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}  628.1 #254 7:50AM
FUN! Bet you're a screamer  huh? ๐Ÿ˜‚ - Duchess_SMK  5354.8 #14 6:41AM
All the way  - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}  628.1 #254 7:44AM

 5354.8 #14 (DL Qual #6

May 26, 2014 5:47PM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
View from the wonderful Carnation Cafe! If you notice, the window second from the left, "Old Settlers Gold Dredging, Ed Winger, proprietor." For anyone interested....Mr. Winger was the supervisor in charge of Disneyland's Paint Department, Mill and Sign Shop. Employed during Disneyland's early construction, Winger is a member of Club 55 - a club made up of Cast Members employed at Disneyland in 19  More...

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So much history on Main Street๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ - RadiatorSprings4Ever  623.0 #262 5:53PM
Indeed! ๐Ÿ˜ - Duchess_SMK  5354.8 #14 7:54PM
Here is your sticker ๐Ÿ˜˜ - RadiatorSprings4Ever  623.0 #262 9:15PM
Very neat! Thanks for sharing! - Armenda  1135.0 #114 7:17PM
Am I the only one wondering what you had to eat? - UTDISNEYFAMILY  843.2 #170 7:22PM
Really?????  Take a wild guess! ๐Ÿ˜‚ - Duchess_SMK  5354.8 #14 7:55PM
I love the views from there, thanks for this!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ - MinnieMousewife  725.5 #202 9:38PM

 5354.8 #14 (DL Qual #6

May 22, 2014 9:20AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good mornin’ to all! This day in Disney history, May 22nd, 1942: "The Army Mascot", directed by Gerry "Clyde" Geronimi is released.   More...

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- WishIWereThere  236.2 #1362 11:18AM
- LuvsTigger  624.4 #260 12:56PM
Love the Disney shorts! The new ones are funny too but you have to love the classics. - RadiatorSprings4Ever  623.0 #262 10:02PM
As always great post! I always learn so much from these!!!!! - Boundin  488.2 #363 10:12PM

 5354.8 #14 (DL Qual #6

May 21, 2014 5:53PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good evening! This day in Disneyland history, May 21st, 1998: The NEW Disneyland Tomorrowland is unveiled after it was given a $100-million dollar face lift. When Disneyland first opened in 1955, Tomorrowland was exciting and envisioned the future.Even though the first Sputnik had not yet been launched, Disneyland guests could take a rocket to the moon   More...

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I always feel smarter after reading your posts!  Thank you soooo much for sharing! - DisneyDavidEMT  1392.9 #86 6:14PM
โ˜บ๏ธ well that's good right?! Thanks soooo much for telling me you like em! ๐Ÿ˜˜ - Duchess_SMK  5354.8 #14 6:22PM
Oh every time I'm there I miss the Rocket Rods, I know it's not a huge fave amongst all but I loved it! - DisneyBallers  18.4 #6425 5:57PM
 Awe! I think you are for sure one of the few who misses that one! ๐Ÿ˜‰ But still, thanks for sharing!  - Duchess_SMK  5354.8 #14 6:13PM
Only rode it once, but I loved it, too! Wish it could have worked out. - PrincessCindy  39.0 #4640 8:32PM
I was a fan. I remember standing in line about four hours to ride it on Opening Day. And it also was the first ride that had the single rider option, which was a great idea with its 2-1-1-1 seating.  - redsoxcarlos  810.3 #177 9:41PM
I really enjoy your history posts, thank you for thr history lessons.  - LangdonAlger  232.0 #1423 10:36PM
Love Tomorrowland. So much history and so much potential. - RadiatorSprings4Ever  623.0 #262 11:19PM

 5354.8 #14 (DL Qual #6

May 13, 2014 8:49AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good Morning! This day in Disney history, May 13th, 1992. Disneyland's Fantasmic! - is officially dedicated in a 22-minute presentation in Frontierland. Making today it's 22nd Anniversary! To watch a advertisement  from 1992 and scenes from the opening ceremony:   More...

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๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ‘ thank you for doing a Fantasmic history post Duchess! My all time favorite disney show. I still remember all the little changes they've made over the years, it always holds a special memory and I will always watch 100 times in a row if I could. I have so many favorite parts. If you watched it with me, you'd laugh at how many times I would lean over and say "oh this is my favorite part" ๐Ÿ˜‚ thanks duchess! - mini_MINNIE  882.6 #160 9:03AM
๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ me too! - PrincessDuckie  710.4 #208 9:14AM
thanks for the post duchess and thank you so much for mini_Minnie, she is the BEST person to sit next to during the show, she does the moves and sings, woohoo!! - secretagentangel  1198.2 #103 2:34PM
You're so stinkin cute! I hope I get to watch the show with you someday!  - Duchess_SMK  5354.8 #14 3:50PM
๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰ So many great memories of Fantasmic!  The first few summers of Fantasmic we took quite a few groups to DL just to see this amazing show. I would camp out starting at like 3 pm lol with my blanket and a book to save space. I don't know why I brought a book I always ended up people watching!  I loved sharing the show with our nieces, nephews (Teen Mickey!) , goddaughters and little friends. Every show I had a twinge of sadness that we would never have kids to share the show with. But I did love watching the show with kids and first timers. It was the best feeling ever. Flash forward a few years when our first miracle came along. I think I watched her watch the show the whole time. Crying of course. So grateful we had a daughter to share the magic with. Flash forward about eight years later when Lil One came along. She is obsessed with Fantasmic just like I am!  We have watched it twice in rain because we could!  Who cares about getting wet. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ any who thanks for the memories Duchess! - PrincessDuckie  710.4 #208 9:14AM
Awe! Those are great memories!  - mini_MINNIE   882.6 #160 9:18AM
Awe! So sweet! I did the same thing the first time my eldest watched. Disneyland through a child's eyes never gets old! ๐Ÿ˜Š Thanks for sharing that with us!  - Duchess_SMK  5354.8 #14 3:53PM
- LaPearleNoir  1171.2 #107 6:28AM
๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜˜ good morning sweetie!  - Duchess_SMK  5354.8 #14 6:35AM
๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜ - LaPearleNoir  1171.2 #107 8:15PM
Wow!! Amazing collection of photos! - FrozenElsa  3.4 #25466 6:18PM

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 5354.8 #14 (DL Qual #6

May 5, 2014 5:21PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good evening! This day in Disney history, May 5th, 2004: 10 years ago today, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror officially opens in DCA. According to Disney Parks Blog: "Inspired by the genius of Rod Serling and the creators of the iconic antho  More...

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For YEARS I was so scared of this attraction. Now it is one of my favorites!laughing and screaming at the same time, I walk away with tears of joy and fun. What a fantastic opening to ToT that was!! To see the beginning of the video on a large screen and then the fireworks go off โ€“gave me the chills! Thanks so much, Duchess๐Ÿ˜˜ - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  3368.0 #26 7:22PM
I'm still scared of this attraction!!  - Ldgsg  110.0 #3188 7:36PM
I remember that day and your pic! So darn cute! The theme music for the attraction alway gives me goosebumps! Must have been really neat to see all that in person! Thanks Churro! ๐Ÿ˜˜ - Duchess_SMK  5354.8 #14 7:39PM
I enjoy walking in and hearing the music in the lobby๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  3368.0 #26 7:54PM
Oh and thanks, Duchess_SMK!  Ldgsg-  I will go with you and hold your hand ๐Ÿ‘ญ - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  3368.0 #26 7:58PM
Thank you :)  Next time we're in the parks together I'll let you drag me on (maybe)!   - Ldgsg  110.0 #3188 8:22PM
Then we can get a churro, link arms, and walk around DCA - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  3368.0 #26 9:49PM
You need to bring that pic back!  Hands down, my favorite MW pic ever!  ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚. Not scared. I just can't do drops. My stomach seems to of one direction while my body goes another. So, I won't be experiencing this other then from the safety of the bench, while I await my girls! - MeridaFan  3185.5 #27 10:07PM
Deal!!!!  We will make this happen!  - Ldgsg  110.0 #3188 10:07PM
I love TOT, but I really like WDW's version more. It's so awesome moving through the hotel floor, much more spookier  - LBChica  2005.8 #54 10:11PM
That is so true. Just adds to the experience. Love WDW version.ย  - Sugarbuzz  125.1 #2909 11:22PM
I adore this attraction. Thanks for the history lesson! - LaPearleNoir  1171.2 #107 6:55AM
I totally hate this ride, but only go on it so my minis don't call me a chicken! - DarthTinkerbell  70.7 #3766 9:28AM

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 5354.8 #14 (DL Qual #6

May 4, 2014 4:38AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good morning! This day in Disneyland history, May 4th, 1977: Space Mountain opens in Disneyland.  Not to be confused with the official dedication ceremony which happened a few weeks later on May 27th, 1977.   More...

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I rode this the first time in July 1977.  I had no idea what the ride was like, since I could not see it from the outside.  Grandpa needed someone to ride with him, so they told me it's like Small World.  So I went.  I about died!  Took a few more years before I rode it again.  Now it's one of my favorites.  And although Grandpa is no longer with us, I have an awesome memory of riding this attraction with him for our first time!  โค๏ธโค๏ธ - AZDisney  598.0 #275 7:56AM
I'm glad you hhave wonderful memories of your grandfather.  - ILuvSleepingBeauty  155.7 #2458 8:21AM
Haha! Sneaky! And mean but that story made me giggle. Poor thing. Thanks for sharing - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  3368.0 #26 2:35PM
"Like small world"! ๐Ÿ˜‚ sounds like your grandpa has a great sense of humor! Thanks for sharing that with us! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’— - Duchess_SMK  5354.8 #14 3:33PM
i never got to ride it in my younger days because i only went to dl 2 times from age 0-21, but i habeheard and seen videos of the older rockets that use to glow in the dark.I love space mnt . before the 50 th anniversary of disneyland space mnt had closed for a year a believe and had rebuilt the track and the support where reinforced deeper for more safety. the asteroid at the top of the lift is still therewith a huge hidden mickey crater on it although its dark now they dont shine light on it anymore but a got it on *gasps flash -this was before my mw days and didnt know better. today there is a hidden donald and a hidden mickey projection comet on the dome thats mega hard to find but am always happy to point them out when i ride with other mws. lol ok - pikarich  2305.1 #46 10:34AM
I'll have to look next trip! Thanks pikarich!  - Duchess_SMK  5354.8 #14 10:51PM
Wow!! I did not know all of this! Thanks - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  3368.0 #26 7:51AM
@LuvsTiggerIt is not silly at all!! We all have to have our traditions to  honor those that have passed. I'm sorry about your mom. Best ride to honor her!!! - Superspacemountainfan  65.8 #3871 2:03PM
As a young shoeshine boy, I recall watching....oh wait.. I envy @MickyLumboCM.  But I do remember when this opened and I still love this attraction to this day.  Although, I just made the comment the other day to some other MWers that I miss seeing the coasters go by while you were waiting in the queue. - DisneyDavidEMT  1392.9 #86 8:52PM

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