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Duchess_SMK 6040.9 #15 

IG = "SweetMommaK". Homeschoolin', Jesus lovin',happily married Mama, living in Temecula, Ca. Favorite things:Disney History, Disney balloons (BOONS), Mary Poppins, and the Dapper Dans!
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 6040.9 #15 (DL Qual #5

June 23, 2015 10:40 AM  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...

Tagged in: Disney History  
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  2073.1 #66 12:13PM
Oh and  - missariel33  2073.1 #66 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  6040.9 #15 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  2073.1 #66 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  39.2 #4963 2:44PM
missariel33 yes! Oh my goodness me too!!hope I get to see it before I move! 😭 - Duchess_SMK  6040.9 #15 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  6040.9 #15 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  1767.0 #81 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  6040.9 #15 7:20AM
Love these posts. Thank you. - Winnie111286  3983.3 #28 11:16PM
Thank you ma'am! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6040.9 #15 7:08AM
Thank you for the great start to my day! 😍😍 - DisneyDavidEMT  2280.1 #56 7:11AM
Awe! Thank you! Good morning Sir! - Duchess_SMK  6040.9 #15 7:23AM

 6040.9 #15 (DL Qual #5

June 21, 2015 12:19 AM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
 Best Post of the Day 6-21-15
I can't get over how cool he is! Tonight was our first time seeing this parade. Doesn't disappoint! 😍

Tagged in: Paint the Night  
- MarshaMouse  4389.2 #25 12:26AM
Hey Marsha! 😍 - Duchess_SMK  6040.9 #15 12:29AM
😘 hey gorgeous  - MarshaMouse  4389.2 #25 12:31AM
- evilemohand  719.8 #243 1:23AM
the whole parade is just amazing I hope they keep it for years (since only God knows when I'll be back)  - PixiePirateMaid  330.6 #693 12:25AM
Glad you and your family got to see it mate πŸ‘‹πŸ˜˜ - RapunzelledColey  124.9 #3025 12:50AM

 6040.9 #15 (DL Qual #5

June 20, 2015 11:42 PM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
A short clip of the end of paint the night, featuring "The Boss"' 😍

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I LOVE THIS!  Another excellent post!  Thanks - TinyDancerTay  117.7 #3169 12:17AM
Oh I'm so glad! Not the best quality. But I tried! Lol πŸ˜‰ - Duchess_SMK  6040.9 #15 12:28AM

 6040.9 #15 (DL Qual #5

June 20, 2015 8:02 PM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
#live We're home! 😍

- evilemohand  719.8 #243 8:04PM
Excellent sticker usage!  - Duchess_SMK  6040.9 #15 12:27AM
- evilemohand  719.8 #243 3:19AM
I saw you guys walking the path when we were on the tram!!  - caramiapoohAKAface  3822.6 #31 8:11PM
Awe! Cool! 😍😊 - Duchess_SMK  6040.9 #15 12:25AM
Yay,πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ - RadiatorSprings4Ever  1128.9 #145 10:53PM
😍😘😘 - Duchess_SMK  6040.9 #15 12:28AM
Yay welcome back. Great shot. - MonorailLover1959  685.4 #260 11:49AM

 6040.9 #15 (DL Qual #5

June 14, 2015 6:16 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
 Best Post of the Day 6-14-15
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  719.8 #243 6:34AM
Oh good! You're so very welcome! - Duchess_SMK  6040.9 #15 6:43AM
Love looking and reading this historical stuff. Those shots of the Matterhorn being built are fantastic! - K2Dave  61.2 #4207 7:15AM
Oh yay! Happy to hear you enjoyed it! Thank you for taking the time to let me know! 😊 - Duchess_SMK  6040.9 #15 1:38PM
I really like the Matterhorn poster. How cool would it be if the ride was actually like that! Remove the wheels, remove the rails. Make it a water flume up and down the mountain with patches of ice inside the mountain! - Did you notice the Omnibus in the overhead photo of Alice? Makes me wonder if the vehicles ever left Main Street? Wonderful post, Teach, great job! Thank you. - jacdanfan  8888.6 #5 9:42AM
Always look forward to reading your posts. Thank you for taking the time, adds so much to my appreciation for DLR - carminaire  690.2 #256 10:10AM

 6040.9 #15 (DL Qual #5

May 28, 2015 9:53 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good morning! 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...

Tagged in: Disney History  
I was one of those children that opened Small World.  I have posted that before, but that brought lots of memories back.  I met Walt, shook his hand and he spoke to each of us.  I didn't want to wash my hand, and I won't say how old I was, but very little!  It meant a lot even at that age I guess?  My voice is also on the 45 that we made with the Sherman Brothers in a studio that was sold at the parks.  I believe the 45 says it was recorded by a children's choir, which was us.  We were the International Children's Choir from Long Beach.  I was a soloist when we sang the song and I represented Columbia, and sang in Spanish, which I still remember.  Kind of feels special to be a part of such an iconic part of Disneyland.  Thanks for posting these, as always! - snowwannab  728.9 #238 6:57PM
I remember you posting that and I'm so happy you brought it up again! Seriously the coolest thing I think I've read on one of my posts! So so amazing! What a cool peace of history! Thanks again!! Loved reading that! πŸ˜πŸ’— - Duchess_SMK  6040.9 #15 8:38PM
What a wonderful memory. Thanks for sharing it with us. πŸ’– - duchess  26.3 #5906 10:12PM
Snowwannab what an incredible experience for you to be a part of! Must be a fantastic memory! :) - Bunnie  466.8 #430 10:12PM
 Wonderful post. Yes I did ride the mine trains, many times, loved it. By favorite part of a Small World is the Eiffel Tower. There is a doll half way up the tower that represents Mary Blair. The doll is dressed in Blair's typical fashion of the day. - jacdanfan  8888.6 #5 10:42AM
Thank you for answering all of my questions! Aβž•πŸ˜˜  I'll have to look for that doll next trip! Thanks for adding that!  - Duchess_SMK  6040.9 #15 11:16AM
The doll is difficult to see, it is somewhat dark and you have to pass the tower and look back over your shoulder. - jacdanfan  8888.6 #5 12:55PM
thank! I'll be looking!  - Duchess_SMK  6040.9 #15 5:21PM
Great to know, I'll be looking for that too, wish it was placed just a tiny bit more prominent tho - Bunnie  466.8 #430 10:14PM
The train stopping for the fireworks sounds really great! I would have loved to see that as described. Great post! QC! - Tom  8987.3 #3 8:07PM
Thanks so much Tom! I wish I could have seen the fireworks from there too! You're very kind to let me know you enjoyed this! Thanks again!  - Duchess_SMK  6040.9 #15 3:22AM
Thank you @@Duchess_SMK! I know these take a ton of work and I really missed them whilst you were so busy with the new baby!  I always learn something I did not know or remember something that I experienced! I never rode  the mine train but wish that and a few other past attractions would come back!  - secretagentangel  1677.8 #90 8:56PM
SAA! Hi! Thank you darlin! I'm still crazy busy. But I do try and still write posts for the opening and closing of most attractions. 😊 I'm with you! I wish everything could have stayed....but oh boy, we'd need a bigger park! 😜 - Duchess_SMK  6040.9 #15 3:24AM

 6040.9 #15 (DL Qual #5

May 27, 2015 6:58 AM  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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Awesome history lesson!!Β ... knocked it out of the park again...love the commercial! Β Thanks for all the research and time you put into these... - evilemohand  719.8 #243 7:07AM
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Thanks so much!  Really appreciate you telling me you enjoy them!! πŸ’› - Duchess_SMK  6040.9 #15 7:18AM
There is always at least a tid bit if not the whole article thsy is new to me....love them  - evilemohand  719.8 #243 7:23AM
Oh good! Sometimes I wonder if people get sick of them. πŸ˜‚ history doesn't change so I'm sure they are repetitive year after year. Glad to hear you still like em and pick something up from them!  - Duchess_SMK  6040.9 #15 7:36AM
You're my favorite teacher! 🍎 Thank you! - jacdanfan  8888.6 #5 7:29AM
Awwwwww! Now that is adorable! Aβž• ☺️ thank you!  - Duchess_SMK  6040.9 #15 7:37AM
great article!     - MsTikiMermadam  333.2 #679 4:48AM
I love being able to sit side by side too. Thanks for another wonderful post.  - Bassplayerswife  359.1 #597 7:23AM

 6040.9 #15 (DL Qual #5

May 9, 2015 11:01 PM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
Anybody up for a little shootin'? No wait! ☺️ #live from #Frontierland

πŸ’₯πŸ”« pew pew - PixiePirateMaid  330.6 #693 12:00AM

 6040.9 #15 (DL Qual #5

May 9, 2015 10:39 PM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
Watching, waiting....wishing....someday I'll get to enjoy it again....☺️ waiting with the sleeping babies while daddy and the eldest enjoy. #live from Frontierland

Isn't it Mother's Day week-end? I say milk it as much as possible, have them wait for YOU when they are done with the ride! lol  - Donaldfan_532  238.2 #1421 10:54PM
Hi @Duchess_SMK!&nbs