Disney History
Duchess_SMK    
 6490.3 #19 (DL Qual #8

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  622.2 #337 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  6490.3 #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...  7135.3 #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  6490.3 #19 9:06PM
Yah! I love your posts! I always learn so much !!!!! Thank you! - Boundin  776.6 #249 9:14PM
Thanks so much my wonderful encouraging friend! So glad you enjoyed the read! πŸ’— - Duchess_SMK  6490.3 #19 9:42PM
Great post ! I love this attraction ... Love the whole queue . Thank you for posting 😊 - eviljules  1436.3 #122 9:55PM

Duchess_SMK    
 6490.3 #19 (DL Qual #8

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  15869.0 #3 1:09PM
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- Duchess_SMK  6490.3 #19 9:44AM
Great post!   - Dianat710  52.8 #4753 7:08PM
I love space mountain. Love love love hyperspace mountain. I prefer DL SM. over WDW SM - TrueFromOzLovesDisney  534.9 #407 7:43PM

 11884.2 #6 (DL Qual #53

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  3954.2 #38 9:03PM
misschurro How cool is that! - jacdanfan  11884.2 #6 8:40PM
Oh this is wonderful!! Thanks so much for posting! A lil miniature tree. Is it considered Bonsai? - misschurro...  7135.3 #14 9:43PM
really brave to put a hundred yr old tree in a socal amusement park.  it has been cared for well! - MsTikiMermadam  1242.0 #145 12:44AM
Very cool - mmddgp  1056.5 #7 4:45AM

Duchess_SMK    
 6490.3 #19 (DL Qual #8

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...  1357.9 #133 5:44PM
P.S. I have never killed anyone and I love my mother.  - phillip...  1357.9 #133 5:46PM
Now THIS is where I would insert the "Slap Yo Mama" sticker. Lol - Quiweez  673.1 #307 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  6490.3 #19 8:04PM
Bring back the country bears!!!  - katiebear  71.5 #4196 9:06AM
Wouldn't that be fun!?  - Duchess_SMK  6490.3 #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  1750.9 #101 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  9623.4 #9 9:27PM

Duchess_SMK    
 6490.3 #19 (DL Qual #8

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  380.4 #604 9:24AM
Oops, just realized I made a mistake while recalling it...  It's "he knows where it be hidden" :) - Nala  380.4 #604 11:02AM
Thanks for sharing that with us!  - Duchess_SMK  6490.3 #19 11:57AM
I miss that too. I love quoting it, much to the dismay of friends and family. πŸ˜‰ - redsoxcarlos  2995.0 #47 6:25PM
I agree - disneychu  160.4 #2598 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...  7135.3 #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  6490.3 #19 12:11PM
Great job as always SMK! - Tom  12229.6 #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  12229.6 #5 10:39AM
Love this! What a great post  - RoyalCourtComposer  340.7 #724 11:22AM

Duchess_SMK    
 6490.3 #19 (DL Qual #8

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  48.2 #4947 7:54AM
I'm thrilled you enjoyed it! Thanks! Haha! I always duck. πŸ˜‚ - Duchess_SMK  6490.3 #19 8:55AM
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It's taken me multiple rides to NOT keep my eyes closed at that part!  Haha! - DisneyManders  26.7 #6466 7:45PM
We were there for the AP anniversary event last year(?)where we got to hear Tony Baxter. Great night. - Taunton  1359.7 #131 8:04AM
Oh I bet that was great! 😍 - Duchess_SMK  6490.3 #19 8:56AM
I got to meet him by chance last year. Cool, cool guy!  - brigeet  581.8 #359 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  2995.0 #47 6:15AM
Another great post!  Miss Duchess for this piece of  - evilemohand  1152.3 #160 6:41AM

Duchess_SMK    
 6490.3 #19 (DL Qual #8

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...

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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  1750.9 #101 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  6490.3 #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  503.9 #441 8:53AM
Thank YOU! It had been awhile since I've posted one of these. Crazy how time flys! ☺️ - Duchess_SMK  6490.3 #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  503.9 #441 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  6490.3 #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  503.9 #441 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  6490.3 #19 10:26AM
Duchess_SMK has gone on that homeschooling app by admin I told you about SAFD!  - secretagentangel  5762.4 #22 8:46PM
secretagentangel I forgot about that! I'll check it out after I get the boys in bed! Thank you! πŸ˜„ - SassafrasDavis  503.9 #441 8:50PM
Thanks for sharing. That is awesome! - quote  151.6 #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  5762.4 #22 8:51PM

 928.6 #202 (DL Qual #92

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...  7135.3 #14 5:03PM
Nice - Annetteketeer  11.8 #10189 5:17PM
Great info and pic - carminaire  832.8 #226 5:17PM
Was that one of the houses we saw in the 10th anniversary movie when Walt was pacing out the park? - Taunton  1359.7 #131 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  928.6 #202 7:47PM
So that is where it went - Plumiegirl  10309.8 #8 10:54PM

Duchess_SMK    
 6490.3 #19 (DL Qual #8

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...  7135.3 #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  6490.3 #19 5:55PM
😘 - misschurro...  7135.3 #14 7:06PM
Awesome lesson as usual...thank you - evilemohand  1152.3 #160 8:03AM
So glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for letting me know. Favorite Disney quote?  - Duchess_SMK  6490.3 #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  1152.3 #160 12:34PM
Great post, thanks. Of course my favorite quote is the keep moving forward one. - keepmovingforward  252.3 #1356 9:39PM
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Duchess_SMK    
 6490.3 #19 (DL Qual #8

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  2995.0 #47 6:13AM
Good observation  - misschurro...  7135.3 #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  6490.3 #19 5:43PM
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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  54.0 #4705 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  6490.3 #19 5:48PM
Another awesome podt...thanx - evilemohand  1152.3 #160 5:43PM

Duchess_SMK    
 6490.3 #19 (DL Qual #8

Sep 11, 2015 9:29AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good morning! This sad day in Disneyland history, September 11th, 2001.  Following the mornings tragic terrorist attacks on The Pentagon, New York City's World Trade Center and in the air over Pennsylvania, Walt Disney World and Disneyland closed without incident.  More...

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Thank you for the post , it's been a gloomy day here but now that all the names have been read the sun is coming out, truly emotional  - tracsant  1497.5 #2 10:51AM
You're welcome. Indeed. ⛅️  - Duchess_SMK  6490.3 #19 10:59AM
 God bless he USA. It's amazing that so much time has already passed. It doesn't seem like it was that long ago. Prayers for all the men and women who lost their lives and to the service men and women and animals who did all they could and gave all they had - LindseyanaJones  266.8 #1228 9:51AM
πŸ™ŒπŸ» AMEN! Heroes!  - Duchess_SMK  6490.3 #19 9:58AM
    TY all who gave on 9-12-2001 - suzieq65  135.1 #3007 12:19AM
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 11.2 #10506 (DL Qual #2911

Sep 10, 2015 6:17AM  Disneyland Talk Land
#TBT I know it looks new but here is a layout in 1980 of disneyland.I had one from my grandparents and then I just made a photo copy.

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This is the map of when life was perfect because The Country Bear Jamboree and the love of my life, Big Al were there. 😍😍😍😍😍😍 - Cinderella_Schnooks  3382.5 #43 7:45AM
True.  My stickers are all messed up. I have Big Al but it's covered up with a picture. Anyho I miss those things - suzieq65  135.1 #3007 11:57AM
I still have my Big Al mug from one of our family visits in the 70s. 😊 - redsoxcarlos  2995.0 #47 7:35PM
i wish I still had my old park maps!  πŸ˜©πŸ˜©πŸ˜©. This is a real treasure.   - MeridaFan  4243.8 #36 6:49PM
how did people find anything? - MsTikiMermadam  1242.0 #145 12:32PM
We managed, haha - jacdanfan  11884.2 #6 7:23PM
i wish I still had my old park maps!  πŸ˜©πŸ˜©πŸ˜©. This is a real treasure.   - MeridaFan  4243.8 #36 6:49PM

 1470.1 #117 (DL Qual #109

Sep 10, 2015 1:03AM  Disneyland Talk Land
#1960 #Submarine pre Nemo with Red Monorail. Skate and George Washington. Can you name the other Subs? What has Changed in the photo in 55 years? What is your favorite thing to see. I like the bubbles. Photo credit my dad.

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Skate, Seawolf, Nautilus, Skipjack, Triton, I know there are more. They also changed names when they went to "Exploror Submarines".  I can remember Nautilus, Seawolf and Triton staying, Explorer, Argonaut, and the other ones. - CM_Shadowgamer  2563.2 #57 1:27AM
You forgot George Washington and Patrick Henry when they were grey and Sea Star and Mariner were the were first painted .  I miss my days as a  - BombFrogFormerCM  1025.4 #190 12:35PM
I believe these were some names Voyager, Argonaut,  Nautilus, Scout Sea Wolf,  Ethan Allen, Explore,r Neptune, Mariner,  Seafarer,  Triton,Atlantis, Skipjack, George Washington, Skate  - E-Ticket  1470.1 #117 8:08PM
Great old picture!  I remember when the Monorail commentary mentioned this was the eighth largest sub fleet in the world.  - redsoxcarlos  2995.0 #47 6:10AM
This was within the year it debut - E-Ticket  1470.1 #117 6:02PM
That rock next to the left waterfall looks like a skull. From this view it looks different than when I'm standing near the first waterfall. I always think there should be a wading pool right above the waterfalls.  - secretagentangel  5762.4 #22 6:49PM
I always think the pools above the fall look like great wading pools - E-Ticket  1470.1 #117 7:17PM

 1470.1 #117 (DL Qual #109

Sep 7, 2015 10:00AM  Disneyland Talk Land
#Monorail and Parking lot preDCA Esplanade sometime before 1962. Pre GG bridge Pre CALIFORNIA letters.... What else do you remember about this area

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   - poorunfortunatesoul  209.7 #1913 10:03AM
Wow! What a fantastic viewpoint!!  Really gives great perspective of how things have changed.Incredible that there was a parking lot just right there. - misschurro...  7135.3 #14 10:16AM
And isn't it funny that a tram took us to our cars, more or less, when now we walk those same distances to see attractions!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - misschurro...  7135.3 #14 10:18AM
Miss the trams from this side. Buses are more WDW - E-Ticket  1470.1 #117 11:14AM
It always felt so far though... Maybe cause I was a kid? Loved the old tram. - brigeet  581.8 #359 9:46PM
Everything!  I loved everything back then...the huge parking lot, the tram ride to the front gate...trying to remember where we parked...and changing into my PJ's before the drive back to West LA (so my parents could carry me to bed and then in the morning I'd wake up and see the shopping bags and balloon...oh the memories!) - msdizmaui  744.0 #266 12:58AM
Oh the PJs bring memories - E-Ticket  1470.1 #117 6:53AM
Love that picture. I think the Disneyland Hotel had just one tower back then. And I remember one lone year (1994) where my premium pass got me parking right by the ticket booths. Thanks for sharing! - redsoxcarlos  2995.0 #47 6:11AM

 1470.1 #117 (DL Qual #109

Aug 13, 2015 7:36AM  Disneyland Talk Land
#1972August Mainstreet Electrical Parade. Photo credit my dad.

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Love it! That also happens to be my birth year so I'm pretty partial to 1972 😊 - TiggerBelle  517.2 #422 7:56AM
:) - E-Ticket  1470.1 #117 8:07AM
do you love the big hair? - E-Ticket  1470.1 #117 7:45AM
- minniemonika  228.7 #0 7:17AM
le sigh - OhanaPhoto  6283.3 #20 8:09AM

Duchess_SMK    
 6490.3 #19 (DL Qual #8

Aug 9, 2015 9:15AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good morning and happy Sunday! This day in Disney history August 9th, 1969: forty six years ago, the Haunted Mansion opened to the public in New Orleans Square! HMPhoto credit: CobbPRThe mansions beginnings  More...

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Hi again y'all! My MW is acting kinda kooky right now on the ride home. For some reason, Β I'm not able to read or reply to all Β your wonderful comments. πŸ˜” Please know I plan to! Just may be later in the day when I'm able to. 😘😘  - Duchess_SMK  6490.3 #19 5:23PM
Rollo Rumkin, Cousin Algernon, Ned Nub, Phineas P. Pock .Thank you for sharing this post. I always enjoy your posts. This is my 2nd favorite ride and a must do when my family goes. I usually have to drag my husband and daughter on it at least once and then I go by myself haha. It was my moms favorite ride. When I go to the parks I am always reminded of fond memories with spending time with her there; this ride is probably one of my favorite memories of us :)  - Wickednspurs  16.7 #8277 10:15AM
I know exactly what you mean...   Haunted Mansion has always been my most favorite ride of all time but I have to ride Matterhorn every time because that was my Mom's favorite and it brings back the best memories😊 - Nala  380.4 #604 11:25PM
Oh goodness thank you! Awe! So sweet you have that memory with your mom. I love how Disneyland brings families together! 😍 - Duchess_SMK  6490.3 #19 5:14AM
Great read...thank you...always spot on! - evilemohand  1152.3 #160 6:42AM
Thanks Duchess. Nicely writtenπŸ‘πŸ‘βœ¨πŸ‘ - E-Ticket  1470.1 #117 7:31AM

Duchess_SMK    
 6490.3 #19 (DL Qual #8

Jul 31, 2015 7:16AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good morning! 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 j  More...

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I love em, Chicken of the Sea tuna!! Thanks for the great post! - debbiev  1304.2 #138 8:19AM
πŸ””πŸ””πŸ”” 1st winner! They did serve chicken of the sea tuna! Pick any sticker you'd like from my collection debbiev 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6490.3 #19 9:59AM
Is the answer to your question "Tuna Sandwiches"? - CoachDisney  278.0 #1105 7:29AM
πŸ””πŸ””πŸ”” second winner! They did serve tuna sandwiches! Please pick any sticker from my collection that I have a duplicate of and I'll send it over! Congrats!Β  - Duchess_SMK  6490.3 #19 9:51AM
, I will look through your collection. - CoachDisney  278.0 #1105 1:06PM
once again you killed it. Always good to read your posts - grumpyinphx  722.5 #273 11:06PM
so kind! Thank you sir! Hope you're well!  - Duchess_SMK  6490.3 #19 12:18AM
I am well. Β 7 puppies added to the household for now but Doing well - grumpyinphx  722.5 #273 3:14AM
Excellent historical overview of Casey DUCHESS πŸ˜‹.  It is amazing how the whole place was dirt ! - polo33  80.2 #4010 4:09AM

Duchess_SMK    
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Jul 17, 2015 12:57AM  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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Best post EVER!!! Your posts are truly a highlight on MW for me!! Thank-you!! I will be watching al of these videos today!     - adisneyfamily  1004.0 #193 8:22AM
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You are  just the sweetest! Thank you friend!! Hope you enjoyed them all! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6490.3 #19 6:14AM
60 years later ABC is here again today. I'll be sure to show this historic broadcast to my fellow Cast today.  - BaseballMickey  7860.0 #11 11:31AM
Awesome!! Hope y'all enjoy!  - Duchess_SMK  6490.3 #19 6:12AM
Thank you Duchess! As always excellent post! I loved the opening day coverage and all the pictures!!!!! - Boundin  776.6 #249 9:26PM
hi Boundin! ☺️ stoked to hear you enjoyed it! Thank YOU for letting me know! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6490.3 #19 6:25AM
This brought tears to my eyes. Disneyland will always be so many's happy place. Thank you Walt! And thanks for this great post @@Duchess_SMK! - TakeMeToNeverland19  28.1 #6333 10:19PM
I feel the same way! Happy to know you enjoyed it! Thank you!!☺️ - Duchess_SMK  6490.3 #19 6:26AM

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Jun 23, 2015 10:40AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good morning! This day in Disney history, June 23rd, The Skyway to Fantasyland and Skyway to Tomorrowland opened. 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! A  More...

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I rode the skyway and definitely miss it but I feel like there are more pressing things to refurb and bring back ::ahem ALL of tomorrowland lol:: I love the Tiki room!!!! but I do wish it was still a restaurant and I remember before Aladdins oasis too! As for the treehouse I have mixed feelings- Love Tarzan and I like the refresh/redo but I miss classic Disney. And there is not enough homage paid to Walts live action films in my opinion in either park. Swiss family Robinson was the last vestige to his his 100% live action movie Β legacy.Β Thank you Duchess!!! Ps that first pic of Walt is 😍 - missariel33  2115.6 #76 12:13PM
Oh and  - missariel33  2115.6 #76 12:14PM
hi missariel33! ::giggles:: I guess it wouldn't really fit into Tomorrowland if they brought back all the old attractions though would it? ☺️ But I too loved all of em! Wish there was more room on the property so that could add a "Yesterland" with all the retired attractions of the past! THAT would be amazing! I agree with you, classic Disney will always be my favorite but I understand their need to be fresh and current. 😊 Thank YOU for answering my questions! Aβž• for you too!! So glad you enjoyed the pics! 😘 I just noticed Disneyland Twitter used the same photo on their tweet a little bit ago. πŸ˜‰ - Duchess_SMK  6490.3 #19 12:23PM
Yes! Duchess_SMK New is great! Can't wait to see what tomorrowland is going to be like once they incorporate all of the star war sand marvel! So exciting😁😁 - missariel33  2115.6 #76 12:45PM
Yes I rode the sky Buckets  But really remember the ones that held 4 people. And going through Matterhorn. I do miss them the view was spectacular.  The Tiki room has great memories. Still does. The Tree house was special because I loved the movie. My knees won't climb Tarzan's anymore. Love the history.  Absolutely fascinating. Like your take. missariel33.  - suzieq65  135.1 #3007 2:44PM
missariel33 yes! Oh my goodness me too!!hope I get to see it before I move! 😭 - Duchess_SMK  6490.3 #19 6:59PM
@susieq65 hi! I miss them too! Thanks so much for answering my questions! Aβž• for you too! 😘 I'm with you on the knees. lol whenever my kiddos want to go up there I try and talk them out of it. 😁 Thanks so much for telling me you enjoyed the post! Means a lot to me! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6490.3 #19 7:03PM
Always enjoyed the Sky Ride. I remember one night we took it over the Electric Parade; wish I had pictures. And always enjoy the Tiki Room; didn't know about the restaurant either. Favorite part was always the talking totems. And I remember the Tahitian Terrace. Think I've posted before about being scared of being dragged down to join the hula dancers.  😞 Β Another great post - you continue batting 1.000! - redsoxcarlos  2995.0 #47 7:24PM
  Oh wow! Bet that was an incredible view! ☁️☁️☁️ β˜οΈβ›…οΈ  The totems are SO entertaining! Teehee I hadn't heard the story about being afraid of the hula dancers. πŸ˜‚ Thanks for sharing! You are very kind! - Duchess_SMK  6490.3 #19 7:20AM
Love these posts. Thank you. - Winnie111286  15869.0 #3 11:16PM
Thank you ma'am! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6490.3 #19 7:08AM
Thank you for the great start to my day! 😍😍 - DisneyDavidEMT  2740.7 #50 7:11AM
Awe! Thank you! Good morning Sir! - Duchess_SMK  6490.3 #19 7:23AM

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Jun 14, 2015 6:16AM  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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Awesome!!! Love the old clips...thank you - evilemohand  1152.3 #160 6:34AM
Oh good! You're so very welcome! - Duchess_SMK  6490.3 #19 6:43AM
Love looking and reading this historical stuff. Those shots of the Matterhorn being built are fantastic! - K2Dave  95.4 #3716 7:15AM
Oh yay! Happy to hear you enjoyed it! Thank you for taking the time to let me know! 😊 - Duchess_SMK  6490.3 #19 1:38PM
100% agree, SMK!Β  Alice is still the Best Attraction Ever! - PrinceCorey  4599.8 #30 3:26PM
Thank you  - jmza4  324.1 #31532 3:57PM

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