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Wonderful, informative, nostalgic and fun (as always)! Thank you for putting this celebration of a post together and sharing the magic with us! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 - WonkyPilgrim 583.9 #369 7-17-16 7:47AMLike(2)Reply
Thank you for your wonderful post! I think being there on opening day and seeing the castle for the first time would've been absolutely incredible!! And, knowing that Walt was there, on the resort. I definitely would have walked up to him, said hello, and asked for a photo. I probably would've been wearing a nice soft, lemon yellow dress and brought a cardigan for later. (Love how mid-century Tomorrowland is! Those chairs and shade providers😍) thanks!😘 - misschurro 7605.4 #12 7-17-16 10:02AMLike(1)Reply
This was AWESOME. Thank you for sharing. - mrsccc2 9.9 #11636 7-18-16 12:39AMLikeReply
Finally got to read this today. Missed it yesterday. I was at the Parks celebrating Disneyland's Birthday and was so tired, I passed out when I got home. As always, thanks for your wonderful post. - Winnie111286 19993.2 #3 7-18-16 7:24AMLikeReply
I hope the next monorail mark 8 has ac in it. One thing about the monorail is wdw still uses the older model from ours but there is a true transportation use throughout. And one change for the monorail here was the firsts one was 3 cars then gradually extended to 4 and now current 5 cars capacity. On the speedometer dial it appears the monorail can travel up to 60 MPh but does not travel this speed and of course riding in the front of back is awesome - pikarich 6221.8 #22 6-14-16 8:32AMLikeReply
I really love and appreciate these posts, thank you so much! I wish I could have experienced the Mine Train, it looks really neat, and I would have loved the Art of Animation. Funny to think we would need tickets to enjoy these attractions. I'm so used to walking through the gates and just enjoying everything, not having to pick an choose which tickets to use and which to save. Amazing how Small World has endured so long with so few changes. Hoping they never add Frozen or Star Wars to that classic ride lol!! Thanks again!! :) - LiveLaughLoveDisney 301.2 #0 5-28-16 2:52PMLike(1)Reply
May 28th was a huge day on the Disney calendar - Goofytom 2873.1 #52 5-28-16 2:43PMLikeReply
Thanks for more interesting facts about Disneyland and its history. Never saw the Animation Gallery, but did ride the mine train on our first visit or two. And I've been on Small World, both versions, more than once. - redsoxcarlos 3824.9 #42 5-31-16 1:42AMLikeReply
SPACE MOUNTAIN IS THE BEST RIDE, EVER!!!! I LOVE EVERY VERSION OF THIS RIDE. I CANT EVEN TELL YOU HOW MUCH THIS RIDE MEANS TO ME!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY BELOVED MOUNTAIN!!!! - Superspacemountainfan 92.4 #3800 5-27-16 12:11PMLike(5)Reply
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 Serlin More...
I love ToT! 💖 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 😂 but I do suppose anything is possible? - Spoonful_O_Sugar 641.8 #335 5-5-16 8:35AMLike(2)Reply
Hi! 👋🏼. 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 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 7605.4 #12 5-5-16 9:02AMLike(1)Reply
i wish there was a way to protest the change . Seriously it's perfect the way it is . It's also my favorite ride in California adventure . - TigerLily1 10.2 #11378 5-9-16 10:20AMLikeReply
Man I hope it's not true 😓 , it would be a huge mistake. It seems Disney is removing everything unique and nostalgic lately and replacing it with the crap fad of the moment. I fear in 10 years the place I love will be unrecognizable. TOT was the biggest pull for us in that park... Not interested in comic book stuff. - disneydreamgirl 53.9 #4786 5-29-16 11:19PMLikeReply
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 19993.2 #3 5-4-16 1:09PMLike(1)Reply
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. - phillip... 1371.5 #138 3-24-16 5:44PMLike(4)Reply
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 2180.6 #76 3-24-16 9:50PMLikeReply
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 10697.0 #8 3-29-16 9:27PMLikeReply
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 382.9 #619 3-18-16 9:24AMLike(5)Reply
Hi! Love when you post! 😍 YES!! Money very well spent! 😱to the cost of the Louisiana Purchase!!😂😂Wow! Such a deal! So many favorite parts on this attraction. The beautiful queue, the tapping , shooting star 💫😍. As of this writing, I still have not been to . One of these days. Thank you so much for doing this 😘😘 - misschurro 7605.4 #12 3-18-16 8:51AMLike(2)Reply
My first visit to DCA was in 2012 so I sadly missed all the good stuff.😳😂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 2180.6 #76 2-8-16 11:22AMLike(2)Reply
Thank you, this is awesome! I especially love the original map, I'd never been to DCA until just before Carsland opened, so this is really fun to see! - WonkyPilgrim 583.9 #369 2-8-16 8:53AMLike(1)Reply
Thanks for sharing. That is awesome! - quote 161.5 #0 2-8-16 8:03PMLikeReply
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 7414.6 #14 2-8-16 8:51PMLikeReply
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! - misschurro 7605.4 #12 12-5-15 10:12AMLike(1)Reply
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 3824.9 #42 11-19-15 6:13AMLike(1)Reply
Thank you for another great post! I like the new entrance and overhead walkway, but the swiss family is my favorite. Reminds me of the magic i felt as a child. - kimdis 55.2 #4739 11-19-15 5:20PMLikeReply
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 1514.8 #2 9-11-15 10:51AMLike(7)Reply
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 #1256 9-11-15 9:51AMLike(5)Reply
#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.
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 2577.9 #60 9-10-15 1:27AMLike(5)Reply
Great old picture! I remember when the Monorail commentary mentioned this was the eighth largest sub fleet in the world. - redsoxcarlos 3824.9 #42 9-10-15 6:10AMLike(4)Reply
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 7414.6 #14 9-10-15 6:49PMLikeReply
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 763.0 #267 9-8-15 12:58AMLike(1)Reply
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 3824.9 #42 9-8-15 6:11AMLike(1)Reply
Hi again y'all! My MW is acting kinda kooky right now on the ride home. For some reason, I'm not able to read or reply to all your wonderful comments. 😔 Please know I plan to! Just may be later in the day when I'm able to. 😘😘 - Duchess_SMK 6549.5 #19 8-9-15 5:23PMLike(4)Reply
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 #8466 8-9-15 10:15AMLike(1)Reply