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5444.9 #14 Qual #6 July 31, 2014 1:02PM
Good afternoon! This day in Disney history, July 31st, 1955: The Casey Jr. Circus Train officially opens in Disneyland's Fan  More...
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Funny how I NEVER went on this when I was a kid and finally became a new favorite for my kids and I.  Thanks for the info.  - iloveprinceEric   251.4 #1188 7-31-14 2:08PM Like(1)  Reply
Same here!!! I am not sure why, but I never went on it, until I was over 30--now we ride it every trip! - Diz_Mel  77.0 #3676 7-31-14 8:06PM
Oh I'm so glad you have it a try! It really is fun! Thank YOU! Where's your favorite place to sit?  - Duchess_SMK  5444.9 #14 7-31-14 9:07PM
Nice! - disneybob49   28.4 #5288 7-31-14 1:18PM Like  Reply
Thank you! - Duchess_SMK  5444.9 #14 7-31-14 1:34PM
Love this attraction!! The caboose is our fav place to sit. Great post, thanks.  - jacdanfan   6249.2 #10 8-1-14 12:19PM Like  Reply
Rode it last week. First time in a long time and was able to convince my 6'0 son to ride it. He said we had to ride the bench type seats cause he wouldn't be comfortable in the cages. Such a cute ride. - Dizkid   347.1 #586 8-1-14 12:23PM Like  Reply
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5444.9 #14 DL Qual #6 July 18, 2014 2:35PM
Good afternoon! This day in Disney History, July 18th: Disneyland, Great Moments with Mr.Lincoln , The Red Wagon Inn (open since opening day), re-opens as the Plaza Inn and Splash Mountain all officially open to the g  More...
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From what I remember, wasn't Mr Lincoln already playing at the park and a second show was made for the Illinois pavillion for the '64 World's Fair, making it the only Disneyland attraction from the Worlds Fair to be playing on both coasts at the same time?  - BaseballMickey_CM   5791.4 #13 7-19-14 12:05AM Like(1)  Reply
It was vice versa. It opened here while it was still playing at the worlds fair. The fair lasted until October I believe.  - IDVandalSkipperCM  2048.3 #53 7-19-14 5:57AM
^^thank you ma'am! My you were up early! Baby doing okay today @IDVandalSkipperCM ?! - Duchess_SMK  5444.9 #14 7-19-14 7:33AM
Also, wasn't while designing Lincoln's face, that the imagineer turned the mask inside out and realized it seemed like the eyes were following him, which then led to DL being the first to have an attraction (Haunted Mansion) with the faces that follow you as you walk by.  design by accident, I always think that is so cool!! - secretagentangel   1224.4 #100 7-19-14 1:17AM Like(1)  Reply
Yep. The illusion is that your mind can't process the light around the negative concaved shape so it compensates by telling you the item is moving instead of the lighting from which you're viewing. Disney actually owns a patent on this design if I recall. - CM_Shadowgamer  2313.4 #46 7-19-14 4:53AM
Thanks sectetagentangel! I just posted a pic of those guys from HM on Thursday! Thanks for your comment! ^^so cool! Thank you @CM_Shadowgamer ! I appreciate you adding to  that! You were up early too! Or was it really late??? πŸ˜‚ - Duchess_SMK  5444.9 #14 7-19-14 7:42AM
Historically the opera house  thay now plays the Lincoln attraction was the first building built in disneyland and was used to house lumber and other supplies until it was turned into an attraction,  great moments with Lincoln has been in the park on and off from re time to time more when the 50th was around and replaced with the Walt disney story with Donald and Steve Martin,  then returned back to the Lincoln attraction again, it was funny the technology use for the animation is where so real people though that it was an actor playing on stage.  Yes love the fried chicken and if you didn't know you can buy the chicken and rolls a la cart or for the meal substitute the 3 pieces for 2 breastfeeding pieces, and for splash mnt based on song of the south which due to controversial story line will ever see the day of light someday, maybe , but a lot of the characters here especially in the show boat scene are from the old America sings attraction, plus the hardest hidden mickey is at the top of the main lift before you drop on the right side is 3 small pond holes in the shape of mickey - pikarich   2428.2 #41 7-18-14 11:43PM Like  Reply
I'm giggling at the "breastfeeding" typo. πŸ˜‚ thanks for adding allOf that pikarich! I actually hadn't read that it was the first building built on Main Street! Cool! Have a great day Sir!  - Duchess_SMK  5444.9 #14 7-19-14 7:38AM
@pikarich ...not one, but TWO breastfeeding pieces. That's a good deal, right? - MickeyLumboCM  504.5 #352 7-19-14 3:48PM
Wasn't there also another story with Mr. Lincoln arriving late the World's Fair due to the baseball game? Also, the auctioning pirate in POTC now I think used to be a Lincoln AA too. If you look at the face and beard, it kind of looks like Lincoln.  - BaseballMickey_CM   5791.4 #13 7-19-14 11:38PM Like  Reply
I agree , he does look like Lincoln! - secretagentangel  1224.4 #100 7-20-14 12:52AM
Yep, the Auctioneer was the original Lincoln. - CM_Shadowgamer  2313.4 #46 7-20-14 1:18AM
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5444.9 #14 DL Qual #6 July 17, 2014 12:02AM
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  More...
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Happy 59th Birthday Disneyland! Great post to remind of how it was. I cannot imagine ONLY 2 boats for the Jungle Cruise- glad they got a few moreπŸ˜‚. That pic of the chairs you mentioned, I liked the shades, above. Though at 101Β°, there does not look like much shade and back then, pretty sure the guests did not bring their CamelBaks. How frightening in Fantasyland😱. That picture of the man trying to get his toddler, I can't place where that is but, goodness, BUSY! Β I think I would have been delighted with walking through the castle and Peter Pan's Flight. Thanks again and have a wonderful day at Disneyland!! πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰πŸ“… cool emoji with DLR's birthdate!! - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint   3421.0 #26 7-17-14 6:20AM Like(3)  Reply
😍 good morning churro! Oh how I wish you were down here today! Β 2 boats is cray cray! We couldn't even have a respectable meetup! πŸ˜‚ Those shades ARE cool huh? Yes, not many mature trees yet. Could you imagine wearing a πŸ‘—πŸ‘ πŸ‘  in that weather? πŸ˜– I think that pic with the toddler is outside the main gate, to the right where the stroller rental and kennel is today? Those look like ticket booths to me. Good choices for your "most excited" you're the only one who's answered my questions! Aβž• today! That is a cool emoji! Coincidence? I think not! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜˜πŸ’— - Duchess_SMK  5444.9 #14 7-17-14 7:55AM
Awesome post as usual SMK! Thanks for taking the time to do this, I never get tired of watching old YouTube videos of Walt and Disneyland! - Admin   7-17-14 10:10AM Like(1)  Reply
such an awesome day yesterday! happy birthday disneyland! - OhanaPhoto   3014.7 #31 7-18-14 8:30AM Like  Reply
Agreed!🎁 Still bummed I missed YOU though! 😩 - Duchess_SMK  5444.9 #14 7-18-14 11:23AM
If I could have gone, I would have gone straight to Peter Pan, because all he ever did was be out side, go on adventures and have fun! Plus his hat was my favorite😊Thanks for all the great Disney history lessons😘 @Duchess_SMK - MadameLeota   1603.2 #76 7-18-14 2:52PM Like  Reply
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5444.9 #14 DL Qual #6 July 15, 2014 6:57AM
Good morning! This day in Disney history, July 15th, 2005: Space Mountain reopens after a two-year refurb which started in April, 2003 and Turtle Talk with Crush opens in DCA. Space Mountains  More...
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Thank you so much for this post about Space Mountain!! I cried so hard when I watched it. I'm not sure if everyone is aware of the main reason why I absolutely love this attraction. Well hear it goes: My dad, who passed away in 2002, loved astronomy. He loved everything including the stars, planets, space shuttles. We would have never ending conversations about this subject. It was his passion. I continued to be passionate about it. My dad worked with the Space program at Collins radio. When I watched this and saw Niel Armstrong I really became emotional. My dad had met him. What an honor to meet such a great man!! Anyways, I don't have to tell you how much Space Mountain means to me. It is THE BEST ride in the universe!!!! Not only for the thrill, but it connects me to my dad!! I believe he loved Space Mountain as much as I did!! Anyways, I will especially make sure I ride it tonight in his honor!! Thanks again!! - Superspacemountainfan   66.9 #3860 7-15-14 3:45PM Like(5)  Reply
I like space mnt - pikarich  2428.2 #41 7-15-14 3:51PM
Thanks for sharing. - piglet25  533.6 #320 7-15-14 6:56PM
First let me apologize for my lengthy 2 cents. Ok, so space mnt was closed and completely redone for the two years so it could reopen for Disneyland 50th anniversary, which it did have a soft opening 2 days before. the floor of space mnt was lowered about 20ft more for safety and earthquake safety and the tracks where redone 100 % to the original layout and the trains redone. lost was the glow in the dark trains and slowly some of the windows where closed from the then people mover track and other areas. the ride also got a new soundtrack and a special model was on display inside the opera house which showed the exact layout of space mountain.Did you know that every disneyl park has a space mnt attraction , which our is number 2 built after wdw and different in design and ride vechicles. our space mnt top speed can reach up to 35 mph and there use to be the biggest hidden mickey which is still there in the dark no longer shown but as you came out of the launch tunnel there was a huge 3 rock meteor and a blasted mickey carving on itbut you can only see it if you flash (not from me) of if the lights ever ome on and also as you climb the countdown ramp look on the right side wall and see a hidden donald made out of stars. Turtle crush seen it love it very fun and unpredictable which makes itso much fun and a great ac room indeed - pikarich   2428.2 #41 7-15-14 8:17AM Like(4)  Reply
Thanks @pikarich! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  5444.9 #14 7-15-14 9:31PM
Thanks again. - piglet25   533.6 #320 7-15-14 6:57PM Like  Reply
Thank YOU! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  5444.9 #14 7-15-14 9:33PM
Thanks so much for this awesome history, really love reading them and watching the videos!!  I love Space and always have...I feel like it's such a classic Disney attraction!!  And we always love Turtle Talk and it's a nice break in there.  πŸ’🐒 - MinnieMousewife   728.9 #208 7-15-14 8:36PM Like  Reply
πŸ‘‹hi darlin! So glad you enjoyed the videos! I agree, space is awesome! So nice and cool in turtle talk. It's a must do in DCA! πŸ’—πŸ˜˜ - Duchess_SMK  5444.9 #14 7-15-14 9:34PM
273.1 #987 DL Qual #196 June 24, 2014 1:41AM
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 Imagi  More...
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Great share Lauren! Have a brilliant trip :) - RapunzelledColey   49.3 #4291 6-24-14 3:17PM Like(1)  Reply
Thanks!! - dancelaurensing  273.1 #987 6-24-14 3:54PM
Breathtaking! Thank you for sharing this amazing moment! - WirTANenAtDisney   66.3 #3873 6-24-14 7:00PM Like(1)  Reply
@LaPearleNoir you'd appreciate this. - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}   633.3 #256 6-24-14 5:19PM Like  Reply
Awesome!!!!!🏰 - bonedaddy909   1068.4 #130 6-24-14 5:43PM Like  Reply
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5444.9 #14 DL Qual #6 June 23, 2014 11:11AM
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:  More...
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Disney should hire you to be their historian.  - WishIWereThere   241.2 #1314 6-23-14 5:24PM Like(2)  Reply
::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. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜˜  - Duchess_SMK  5444.9 #14 6-24-14 6:47AM
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I always love your post! Thanks for sharing - BriarBeauty   117.0 #3068 6-24-14 8:41AM Like  Reply
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   133.2 #2792 6-24-14 10:20AM Like  Reply
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5444.9 #14 DL Qual #6 June 17, 2014 8:52AM
Good morning! This day in Disney history, June 17th, 2008: Toy Story Midway Mania! has it's official grand   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   2428.2 #41 6-17-14 9:15AM Like(2)  Reply
You always add so much to my posts! Thanks pikarich! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  5444.9 #14 6-18-14 6:34AM
I love this ride, thank you for your post. I wish so much, it would be a shorter wait time though!  - FrankenweenieVelinee   991.6 #144 6-17-14 9:40AM Like  Reply
Me too!!id get to enjoy it much more often!  - Duchess_SMK  5444.9 #14 6-18-14 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 sunπŸ”₯. 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 later😊😊 thanks Duchess 😘 - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint   3421.0 #26 6-19-14 6:40AM Like  Reply
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! πŸ‘―πŸ˜˜πŸ’— - Duchess_SMK  5444.9 #14 6-19-14 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   133.2 #2792 6-19-14 7:37AM Like  Reply
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5444.9 #14 DL Qual #6 June 15, 2014 4:39AM
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 ope  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 – I'll take the spareribs plate and a lemonadeπŸ‹ bc I see they do not offer CokeπŸ˜‚. 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 sooo😍😍!! I also like the snuggle Matterhorn picture... Not sure how easy that was to do with a blazer onπŸ˜‚. 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?? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚.  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 love❀️ of history, take in the view on the balcony of NOS and ROA, and perhaps enjoy the food😊😊 (I will just bet that the salmon was delicious – you know I love it, tooπŸ‘―) 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 tastyπŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹ 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 😘 - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint   3421.0 #26 6-15-14 7:57AM Like(3)  Reply
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! 😊 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! πŸ‘― what sweet memories you shared about your churros! Thank you for that! I agree those busquits are πŸ’£! πŸ˜‹ thanks again! πŸ˜˜πŸ’— - Duchess_SMK  5444.9 #14 6-16-14 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. :) - piglet25   533.6 #320 6-15-14 10:10AM Like(1)  Reply
My sincere pleasure! So happy you enjoy them! I agree! I love those prices too! πŸ˜‚you don't need to win the lottery, just need to be invited! πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‰ 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! πŸ˜‚ 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. πŸ˜‚ thanks again for your reply! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  5444.9 #14 6-16-14 5:34AM
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5444.9 #14 DL Qual #6 June 14, 2014 3:35AM
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  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. 😒  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 😞. What a great day in history for our beloved park!!!  - PixiePirateMaid   291.1 #839 6-14-14 6:33AM Like(1)  Reply
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. πŸ˜” The mermaids were pretty neat huh! 😍 the smell memory though....πŸ˜·πŸ˜‚ Indeed, a huge day for Disneyland!! - Duchess_SMK  5444.9 #14 6-14-14 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   6-16-14 3:59PM Like(1)  Reply
Sorry for the late reply and bump, but, not going to not respond to something so kind. 😊 I can't lie, this one took me about a week. πŸ™ŠπŸ™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  5444.9 #14 6-17-14 9:13AM
As always...another fantastic post!! - DisneyDavidEMT   1405.2 #86 6-14-14 11:23PM Like  Reply
Thanks so much Sir! ((hugs)) - Duchess_SMK  5444.9 #14 6-15-14 5:03AM
I am not a crook. ✌️😜 - Tom   6344.4 #9 6-14-14 11:36PM Like  Reply
bhahahhaahahahah! - Duchess_SMK  5444.9 #14 6-15-14 4:51AM
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5444.9 #14 DL Qual #6 June 9, 2012 9:12AM
Good Morning! This day in Disney history, June 9th, 1934. Donald Duck makes his very 1st film appearance in "The Wise Little Hen." His features are more elongated, his body plumper & his feet bigger then in his comic strip design. Dire  More...
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Wonderful as usual! Thank you duchess and good morning :) - PrinceTeaJack   911.2 #157 6-9-12 9:16AM Like(1)  Reply
☺ thanks so much TeaJack9! Hope you have a great day! - Duchess_SMK  5444.9 #14 6-9-12 9:22AM
Yes Thank you! - Disneymother  225.0 #1515 6-9-12 9:23AM
These posts = awesome - Grindcore   450.6 #408 6-10-12 9:10AM Like(1)  Reply
Thanks duchess for another great Disney historical moment.  - gonzofam   226.2 #1498 6-9-14 9:23PM Like  Reply
Great thank you.  - Midasgold   551.9 #302 6-9-14 10:37PM Like  Reply
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5444.9 #14 DL Qual #6 June 6, 2014 9:13AM
Good morning! This day in Disney history, June 6th, 1952: "Susie, the Little Blue Coupe" directed by Clyde Geronimi, is released by RKO. A  More...
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Although I was not born yet when this came out… 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   1405.2 #86 6-6-14 9:34AM Like  Reply
It's a great one huh? Thank YOU for always supporting my posts! ((Hugs))  - Duchess_SMK  5444.9 #14 6-7-14 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   734.6 #206 6-6-14 9:51AM Like  Reply
That's a great idea! πŸ“ you should write a letter, to who I don't know but someone should! 😊 - Duchess_SMK  5444.9 #14 6-7-14 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   650.4 #246 6-6-14 9:25PM Like  Reply
Makes me cry every time too! But happy tears! Hope you have a great weekend ma'am! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  5444.9 #14 6-7-14 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! πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘ - Spoonful_O_Sugar   509.5 #344 6-7-14 8:15AM Like  Reply
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5444.9 #14 DL Qual #6 June 5, 2014 7:48AM
Good morning! This day in Disney history,  June 5th,1930: Disney's Silly Symphony cartoon "Arctic Antics" is released. "Arctic Antics" Directed by Bu  More...
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Love it thanks - pikarich   2428.2 #41 6-5-14 8:47AM Like  Reply
πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘‹ - Duchess_SMK  5444.9 #14 6-5-14 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 soloπŸ˜‚ 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 Β curtainsπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ so cute, so simple, yet so funny. Thank you! 😘 - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint   3421.0 #26 6-5-14 9:00AM Like  Reply
So well done and made 84 years ago! Really glad it made you smile! Walrus whiskers as curtains. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜πŸ˜˜πŸ’— - Duchess_SMK  5444.9 #14 6-5-14 3:25PM
Phew, finally a post where I don't have to say I haven't been there or tried that yet - UTDISNEYFAMILY   1091.4 #124 6-5-14 2:35PM Like  Reply
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ don't have to add anything else to you list for now... πŸ“ you're going to be busy next trip!  - Duchess_SMK  5444.9 #14 6-5-14 3:43PM
Thank you for this! What a cute toon!  - PixiePirateMaid   291.1 #839 6-5-14 4:46PM Like  Reply
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5444.9 #14 DL Qual #6 June 4, 2014 9:24AM
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  More...
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Awesome post as usual! - Admin   6-4-14 10:15AM Like(2)  Reply
Thanks ! - Duchess_SMK  5444.9 #14 6-4-14 10:25AM
::whispers:: i have never been on the Columbia. Not really a reason why, just never have. **adds to list* as forΒ  Bengal BBQ---LOVE😍😍😍😍 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 there😜) thanks Duchess! Hope to eat Bengal BBQ with you again SOON!! - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint   3421.0 #26 6-4-14 7:55PM Like(1)  Reply
😳 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! πŸ˜‚ I never thought about the ap discount on the pretzel! Great tip mamas!  - Duchess_SMK  5444.9 #14 6-4-14 8:19PM
Yesss! We will do this! But when you gave me a sample of your pretzel... 😍 - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  3421.0 #26 6-4-14 8:29PM
always love your posts! it's like i'm back at school without the stress :) - OhanaPhoto   3014.7 #31 6-5-14 8:29AM Like  Reply
πŸ˜‚and learning about something we like! - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  3421.0 #26 6-7-14 6:10AM
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5444.9 #14 DL Qual #6 June 3, 2014 8:34AM
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 officiall  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 β€œ 1401 that’s us we cant take off the captain isn’t on board” and to get the security droid listen to this β€œ Star tour 1401 you are cleared for departure initiate auto takeoff sequence, c-3po β€œwhat” , computer- auto take off initited , c-3po β€œr2-d2 whats going on here we are not ready for takeoff the captain isn’t on board yet. The verbiage is very similar but has slight changes THAT’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 it’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   2428.2 #41 6-3-14 9:25AM Like(5)  Reply
Thanks for all of that @pikarich! 😊 - Duchess_SMK  5444.9 #14 6-4-14 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   551.9 #302 6-3-14 8:59AM Like  Reply
I whole heartily agree my friend! Such a phenomenal attraction!  Thank YOU!  - Duchess_SMK  5444.9 #14 6-3-14 9:10AM
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   435.7 #421 6-4-14 1:13AM Like  Reply
My hubby loves this attraction too! It's a must do for him every trip!  - Duchess_SMK  5444.9 #14 6-4-14 7:29AM
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5444.9 #14 DL Qual #6 June 2, 2014 10:00AM
Good morning! This day in Disney history, June 2nd, 2011:   More...
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I can't believe it's been 3 years already! - Armenda   1135.1 #116 6-2-14 10:25AM Like(1)  Reply
Right?! Time is flying by! - Duchess_SMK  5444.9 #14 6-3-14 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}   633.3 #256 6-2-14 10:28AM Like  Reply
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  5444.9 #14 6-3-14 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   49.3 #4291 6-3-14 4:47AM Like  Reply
Hi RepunzelledColey! Thanks! Oh that's a good choice! You're always so kind! Hope you too have a terrific Tuesday! :) - Duchess_SMK  5444.9 #14 6-3-14 7:04AM
Thanks for this! I'm going to watch the vid later. I love this attraction so much! - HauntedMansionDiva   173.4 #2180 6-3-14 7:07AM Like  Reply
😘  thank YOU! Do you have a favorite scene?  - Duchess_SMK  5444.9 #14 6-3-14 9:13AM
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5444.9 #14 DL Qual #6 May 29, 2014 5:38PM
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   More...
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Today is full of history, thanks for the lesson  but please don't pass out a test  - UTDISNEYFAMILY   1091.4 #124 5-29-14 5:43PM Like  Reply
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚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." πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ‘The kid was stunned. - RadiatorSprings4Ever  650.4 #246 5-29-14 5:50PM
I like what @RaidiatorSprings4Ever said! You really NEVER stop learning!! And how bout this @utdisneyfamily , any future testing can be "open lounge" πŸ˜‚πŸ˜Š - Duchess_SMK  5444.9 #14 5-29-14 6:04PM
My kids would pick this over a day in the parks. Thank you! - RadiatorSprings4Ever   650.4 #246 5-29-14 5:54PM Like  Reply
Oh really? Have you guys done that?  - Duchess_SMK  5444.9 #14 5-30-14 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.πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€ - RadiatorSprings4Ever  650.4 #246 5-30-14 11:09AM
Great post! As usual I learned some fun facts! Love that Donald cartoon!!! Thank you!!!!! - Boundin   490.1 #369 5-29-14 8:32PM Like  Reply
😘 thanks Boundin!  - Duchess_SMK  5444.9 #14 5-30-14 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   551.9 #302 5-30-14 9:23AM Like  Reply
What a great way to celebrate! Nice to hear they give AP discounts! 😊 - Duchess_SMK  5444.9 #14 5-30-14 10:01AM
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5444.9 #14 DL Qual #6 May 28, 2014 9:01AM
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 Tomo  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   667.4 #236 5-28-14 11:07AM Like(19)  Reply
I love your story!  So awesome! - MeridaFanHasNoAP  3196.6 #28 5-28-14 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  667.4 #236 5-28-14 12:14PM
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!  πŸ˜˜. Thank you!! - MeridaFanHasNoAP   3196.6 #28 5-28-14 12:07PM Like(1)  Reply
😊 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  5444.9 #14 5-28-14 1:25PM
Wonderful post! 😊 - Tom   6344.4 #9 5-30-14 9:42AM Like  Reply
Thanks Tom! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  5444.9 #14 5-30-14 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! - MeridaFanHasNoAP   3196.6 #28 5-30-14 9:53AM Like  Reply
Bet those were super neat! You're right! Lots going on this week. I'm having a hard time keeping up! πŸ˜‚ laundry is starting to pile up. 😁 I love that the park is always changing, but I still do wish there was a way to keep everything. πŸ˜‚  - Duchess_SMK  5444.9 #14 5-30-14 10:30AM
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5444.9 #14 DL Qual #6 May 27, 2014 7:42PM
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 pu  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!!Β Β So it was an interesting ride to say the least!Β  - adisneyfamily   679.6 #228 5-27-14 8:05PM Like(1)  Reply
Thanks! 😘 oh my!! That's crazy!! Must have been painful!  - Duchess_SMK  5444.9 #14 5-28-14 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   66.9 #3860 5-27-14 8:58PM Like(1)  Reply
PLEASE JULY 4th, COME ASAP!!!! - Superspacemountainfan  66.9 #3860 5-27-14 9:00PM
That's right, I remember those windows. You'd hope for the line to slow down there.  - redsoxcarlos  866.7 #167 5-27-14 9:30PM
Great post! - jacdanfan   6249.2 #10 5-28-14 6:53AM Like  Reply
Thanks!  - Duchess_SMK  5444.9 #14 5-29-14 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}   633.3 #256 5-28-14 7:50AM Like  Reply
FUN! Bet you're a screamer  huh? πŸ˜‚ - Duchess_SMK  5444.9 #14 5-29-14 6:41AM
All the way  - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}  633.3 #256 5-29-14 7:44AM
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5444.9 #14 DL Qual #6 May 26, 2014 5:47PM
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  More...
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So much history on Main StreetπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ - RadiatorSprings4Ever   650.4 #246 5-26-14 5:53PM Like  Reply
Indeed! 😍 - Duchess_SMK  5444.9 #14 5-26-14 7:54PM
Here is your sticker πŸ˜˜ - RadiatorSprings4Ever  650.4 #246 5-26-14 9:15PM
Very neat! Thanks for sharing! - Armenda   1135.1 #116 5-26-14 7:17PM Like  Reply
Am I the only one wondering what you had to eat? - UTDISNEYFAMILY   1091.4 #124 5-26-14 7:22PM Like  Reply
Really?????  Take a wild guess! πŸ˜‚ - Duchess_SMK  5444.9 #14 5-26-14 7:55PM
I love the views from there, thanks for this!! 😍😍 - MinnieMousewife   728.9 #208 5-26-14 9:38PM Like  Reply
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5444.9 #14 DL Qual #6 May 22, 2014 9:20AM
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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Love the Disney shorts! The new ones are funny too but you have to love the classics. - RadiatorSprings4Ever   650.4 #246 5-22-14 10:02PM Like  Reply
As always great post! I always learn so much from these!!!!! - Boundin   490.1 #369 5-22-14 10:12PM Like  Reply