A friendly lady (Employee) in Frontier land pin traded with my 10 year old son and asked him how long he has been pin trading (his 1st time ) she gifted him with a Cars lanyard and pin... Magic when you least expect it! That's Disney for you ;)
A memory to keep for a lifetime. - TwinkleJenn
84.3 #3217 5:30PM
Good morning! This day in Disney history, March 18th,1967. The Pirates of the Caribbean attraction (my personal favorite) opens in New Orleans Square. The debut kicks off w/great excitement, as a group of surly sea-dogs, led by Wally Boag, takeover the sailing ship Columbia before bursting through the new attractions' doors w/a battering ram! (Pictured below) All the figures in the attraction are More...
I don't remember my first ride on POTC, although I'm sure it was the year it opened (I was 10). It was my mother's favorite ride. She wouldn't do roller coaster type rides, or spinning, or drop rides. Yet she would giggle and scream during POTC's drops saying it was just perfect for her. The background story wasn't readily available, but my mom was a history teacher and used POTC to teach me about Lafitte, the era, and pirates in general. She knew the song by heart, and would softly sing it throughout the whole ride. Her last visit was in the Fall of 1997, but every time I go on it I can't help but think of her and how much she enjoyed it. It's not my absolute #1 favorite attraction, but it holds the most memories. - Gia
784.5 #119 2:26PM
::kneels down at your feet with a blankie and hot cocoa:: I could listen to your wonderful stories all day! Thank you for sharing them with us. They add so much to these posts! - Duchess_SMK 3259.2 #11 5:24PM
😂😂 Oh, Duchess! I love sharing them and I look forward to your posts for the times I can! - Gia 784.5 #119 7:12PM
What sweet memories! Thank you for sharing! That's what DL is about...families making memories together! - brittandkell 288.0 #679 9:49PM
My first visit to DL was in 1973. My then boyfriend (now hubs) took me to the park on a very rainy Sat morn. First place we went was Pirates. When we exited it had stopped raining and the sun was shining on ROA. After riding Pirates and seeing this beautiful park shining I was so overcome with emotion I'll never forget it. That was the moment I fell in love with Disneyland. - DisneyGrandma
337.8 #440 9:20AM
Awe, how romantic. 💏Thank you for sharing that with all of us! 😍 - Duchess_SMK 3259.2 #11 10:00AM
The Walt Disney Family museum has a story from Walt about the ride. Walt wanted to show his wife what he had been working on, but the ride was not complete and as a construction site, dirt was prevalent, but Walt laid down floorboards to allow his wife to walk through and not get her dress dirty. A dreamer, a genius, and a gentleman. - campy
13.6 #5891 9:54PM
I taped many programs on the early Disney channel when they aired many of the WOC and other programs showcasing DL early days and have this debut on one of the VHS tapes. - splashphotoCM
880.9 #101 11:40PM
Another view and more zoomed in. I wonder when the Jungle Cruise got moved to the other side of the park.
Yes.. This is a reverse image. Here is a link to an aeriel map of the park from 1959 in the same orientation, clearly showing the Jungle Cruise and ROA on the other side... Where it belongs. The Jungle Cruise was never moved to this side of the park. http://tinyurl.com/aozxxxn - MyPark
943.8 #91 3:51PM
I'm thinking this picture is reversed because where Space Mtn should be is on the opposite side. - KermitFan13
407.3 #321 3:44PM
I don't think there's even a people mover let alone space mountain. - Westcoast 61.3 #3551 3:52PM
It's most likely mirrored to avoid copyright ownership of the original photographer. Ya, that's a work around for photos sadly... - shadowgamer
1954.3 #37 5:12PM
Its the original photo that my grandfather took from inside of a blimp. - Apples2 336.6 #444 5:47PM
No matter the reason, it is a reversed image. Very cool shoot of a pre-1959 Disneyland. - BalooTBear
904.4 #97 8:21PM
My secret Santa gift came in yesturday! Loved it as my face should express! The white board came a little earased so I couldn't quite figure it out who it was, I have a bit of a hunch, but don't know. Thank you! Reveal yourself please! Thank you! Thank you!
It was a very Disney Christmas for one of the triplets. Since he's disabled & can't really reach out we adapted the Mickey so all he has to do is hit the big green switch in front of him to make it go! He LOVES it!! Have a Magical Christmas everyone!
Thanks to chris for creating this great collage of Walt on the 46th Anniversary of his passing. You can download this amazing wallpaper he made here http://tinyurl.com/cr5mmbw - chris is ranked #1 on the quality list for a reason!