Good morning! This day in Disney history, June 4th, 1958. Disneylands Sailing Ship Columbia is officially christened on the ROA. Joe Fowler (Disneylands construction supervisor & a former naval admira More...
Wow!!!!! Awesome history on the Sailing Ship Columbia! I've read bits and pieces on this but never in such detail! She's truly a beautiful ship! I've been on this attraction many times. So much to see. It's really surprising! Be sure to go below deck to see lots of details and interesting things! But do not touch the gun on the bow! The CM's are a little testy about it. I've eaten at the Bengal Barbeque. Nice place to stop for a snack! Thank you SMK! What a great Disney history post today! You're so cool!! - MyPark946.4 #94 6-4-13 7:37AMLike Reply
The Columbia is ok... It sure does look nice when they hoist that Jolly Roger up durring Fantasmic... oh haha Just kidding... sort of. I do always wish I had one though. Bengal BBQ is a family favorite, for me especially, I usually have Two Safari Skewers because I hardly notice the asparagus all I see is BACON! Now I am hungry and in need of an adventure at sea...Thank you miss. - GrumpyPirateDad598.0 #187 6-4-13 7:49AMLike Reply
Very interesting post. I have wanted to go on this a very long time, for some reason it just never happens! I do think its very beautiful, and love to see it on the river and in pics. Thanks for sharing. :) - piratelife4me391.7 #352 6-4-13 8:47PMLike Reply
We love riding on the Columbia, always lots of fun!! Thanks for all of this great info. I have never been to Bengal BBQ, sounds like I should definitely try it! 😊 - MinnieMousewife636.1 #174 6-4-13 8:54PMLike Reply
Good morning! This day in Disney history, June 3rd, 2011:
Disneyland officially launches Star Tours – The Adventures Continue w/a gala ceremony in Tomorrowland. (The force is now strong on both coasts as Star Tours opened at Disney’ More...
I love star tours 2 and found some secrects that cannot be posted on mw but if you ride with me I can share some with you ,hahaha anyways star tours 2 has 2 openings,2 first planet scenes,3 chracter holographic sequences,and 3 final ending scenes. mix and match this makes it a total of 54 versions. What i CAN share with you is disney left the number 1401 with is the shuttle you board on the spaceport is the same one with r2 and c-3po in the main entrance room. our pre captain rex is found in the queue line but is labeled as defective and if you listen to him closely he will spark every few minutes and speak a line from the old star tours. There are two hidde mickeys in the line , one is from the luggage scanner and the second is on the video moniter hallway every now and then r2 appears and tops ,turns and pulls out two arm and turns them into a circle sideways making a hidden mickey from a few seconds. before officially relaunching disney had a contest to ap to ride star tours and even today even after entering every last contest open to ap have not won yet. they estimated about 100,000 ap previews with cm previews too.thank you - pikarich677.6 #159 6-3-13 10:31AMLike(3) Reply
We were there June 3rd! We were close by the SW Ceromonies and I took a bunch of pics for MW. Also disneygirl19, my daughter sat next to Carrie Fisher (supposedly) on a bench and took a pic for MW. There was a MW debate if it was her or not. Got some LE pins for once for us and MWer too! Overall a very fun hectic day. Love opening days! :-) - PrincessDuckie590.8 #191 6-3-13 11:57AMLike Reply
We love the 'new' Star Tours after the refurb...Naboo is my fave destination. Thanks as always, this was fun to read. 😊 - MinnieMousewife636.1 #174 6-3-13 5:40PMLike Reply
Good morning! This day in Disney history, May 31st 2008: Buzz Lightyear joins the crew of space shuttle Discovery on their journey to the international space station. Jay Rusulo, chairman of the Walt Disney Parks & Resorts is quoted as sa More...
Good Morning! This day in Disney History, May 30th, 1936. The Mickey Mouse cartoon "Thru The Mirror" is released. It is based on the "Alice Through the Looking Glass" story. To watch: http://is.gd/r87ANK
Good morning. Thanks for the links. Janet and I never missed a episode of Zorro when we were growing up. I was not at Disneyland for Zorro days. It was great fun to see clips of the Viewliner and Autopia(without the center rail). Always great to see Thru The Mirror. Great, Great movie - Tealtownfan701.8 #146 5-30-13 7:48AMLike(1) Reply
Good morning. I'm thinking they should bring back Zorro days. 🎶Who makes the sign of the Z.. Zorro..Zorro..Zorro..Zorro..Zorro..🎶 I wonder if they will allow me to wear my cape and mask today - GrumpyPirateDad598.0 #187 5-30-13 8:20AMLike(1) Reply
Good morning! This day in Disney history, May 29th, 1937: the Donald Duck short "Modern Inventions", directed by Jack King, is released. Donald (voiced by Clarence Nash) visits "The Museum of Modern Marvels" & interactions w/ various mech More...
Have to watch the cartoon still. I just love all those old shorts. So much fun. I LOVE the cabanas at the DL hotel! Best kept decently priced secret if you ask me. As much $ as we spend elsewhere in the parks on food and souvenirs, and for the rooms themselves, I just think this is a great deal! $110 gets you a half day rental, either 9-1 or 2-6 pm. I think the full day is $165, from 9-6. We have rented the cabana several times this past year, and never regretted it. Fridge stocked with water bottles, and they bring you a fruit bowl. Ceiling fan, as you mentioned, plus the TV. Also a safe that you set your own combination to, so you can lock up your valuables and not worry about them. (In case you want to wear your diamond necklace to the pool, but not necessarily in it! 😂). Of course, you can order drinks and food. It's nice to have a big coffee table, cushioned couch and love seat, two lounge chairs and a big basket of towels. I definitely recommend an afternoon rental of a cabana if you are staying at the DL hotel. They allow up to 6 people in them at a time, by the way. - meridafan1098.9 #75 5-29-13 11:16AMLike(3) Reply
🎶Who's got the sweetest disposition? One guess, guess who🎶. Such a fun cartoon!! And I knew that coin was gonna cause Donald problems! Teehee! I've never stayed at any DLR hotel. But the cabanas sound fun! Thank you, SMK, for making me smile again :) You're the Best!!! - MyPark946.4 #94 5-29-13 7:43AMLike(2) Reply
Good morning! This day in Disney history, May 28th 1960: DL's "The Mine Train Through Natures Wonderland" opens in Frontierland. Previously know as "The Rainbow Caverns Mine Train"(which opened in 1956) it was renamed when it was upgraded More...
I miss the mine train! While I love BTMRR, I have so many wonderful memories of riding the mine train with my parents. As a kid, my parents and I took road trips every year and the mine train was such a great reminder of some of the amazing sites we had seen. The cave as you enter BTMRR is a tribute to the mine train, with the glowing stalagmites, stalactite (yes, that's how it's spelled!) and springs. The whole area was incredible, with the pack mules and stagecoaches! It, along with IASW and POTC were my mom's favorites....they were entertaining but not roller-coasters! IASW has not been a favorite of mine, although I love it at Christmas. But it was a must every trip with my mom! My fondest recollections involve the later years when my dad and my daughter would nap on it while mom and I sang along with the soundtrack! I vaguely remember the animation building...I preferred rides at that age! - Gia794.1 #122 5-28-13 11:21AMLike(5) Reply
Good morning. I liked the Mine Train a lot when I was young. The Geysers smelled at lot better at Disneyland then at Yellowstone. Enjoyed the bears fishing and back scratching on a tree. Like the prairie dogs popping up. The waterfall by the Rivers of America, the tunnels, other animals and birds. I think I liked it all - Tealtownfan701.8 #146 5-28-13 7:30AMLike(1) Reply
Good morning & happy Memorial Day! A very special THANK YOU to all our soldiers & veterans on MW! 🇺🇸 This day in Disney history, May 27th, 1977. After 2 years of construction, Space Mountain is officially dedicated in Tomorrowland. More...
Another awesome memory! A few of us who were attending UCI at the time, ditched classes (and right before finals!) to ride Space Mtn. on opening day! No lines back then so we rode it over and over again. We were given free tshirts (I still have mine, just don't know where it is) and bumper stickers commemorating opening day. No music back then, and the queue had windows where those waiting in line could see the "rockets" zooming around. When I was hired as a CM the following year we had a tour of the attraction then rode it with the lights on...which is quite scary! The tracks seem soooo close to each other! The best memories I have are riding it with my dad...seeing him with his hands in the air and laughing made it even better. - Gia794.1 #122 5-27-13 11:38AMLike(12) Reply
This is my favorite attraction in Disneyland! Did you know there are 14 right turns and only 3 left turns on the ride? Yes, I've counted them! Also, I do remember watching shows on the Tomorrowland Stage! Thank you SMK! This is such a great tribute to this attraction and the history behind it! You're awesome!!! - MyPark946.4 #94 5-27-13 6:36AMLike(5) Reply
Good morning! This busy day in Disney history, May 25th 1955: The Disney film "Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier, starring the great Fess Parker (As Davy Crockett) & Buddy Ebsen (as Georgie Russel), is released. An edited compilati More...
🎶Born on a mountaintop in Tennessee...🎶
🎶Davy...Davy Crockett, King of the wild frontier! I remember watching the show. Fun memories! I'm pretty sure I saw Pinocchio that first year I was there at Christmas time with my whole family in 1983. I definitely remember that Mickey Mouse theater, too. Loved it, but I love Pinocchio more. So that was a good change. Thank you for another trip down memory lane, Duchess! 😘 - meridafan1098.9 #75 5-25-13 10:24AMLike(3) Reply
Wow a triple play Duchess !! I remember reading somewhere that the demand was so high for coon skin hats that they sold out worldwide supply as a result of Davey Crocket mania - polo3320.1 #5140 5-25-13 1:25PMLike(1) Reply
Great post! I remember watching the movie in school. I am yet to visit the new island. Was just telling my minis I'd take them over there their next trip. - PixiPirateMaid144.9 #2412 5-25-13 10:29AMLike Reply
The winner of the 1st installment of the Re-Super-RAK is @HiddenMickeyFanatic for @sunshinegates !! Congrats! You have won: 1) 18 page coloring pad with 5 mess free markers. 2) Mickey & Minnie poster paint set. 3) Heroes coloring book 4) More...
Good morning! This day in Disney history, May 22nd, 2008:
The Indiana Jones Summer of Hidden Mysteries begins in Disneyland’s Adventureland, the same day Steven Spielberg's Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of
the Crystal Skull opens in More...
I missed this! We didn't go to the parks that summer so this was very fun to read about, thanks!! Great photos too. Man...my 8 y/o loves Indy so much, this would be so exciting for him!! - MinnieMousewife636.1 #174 5-22-13 11:03PMLike Reply
I apologize for my tardiness, but I wanted to thank the wonderful people who donated to the MW raffle this past weekend! ALL of your donations were SO wonderful & creative! It's truly amazing to see how generous you all are! I'd also like More...
I agree!! So many generous donations! MWers are the most remarkable people!!! Also, donations in time, quality posts, and all you do to help MouseWait!!! Duchess, you are such a great part of MW too!!! Thank you!! - MyPark946.4 #94 5-21-13 12:55PMLike(3) Reply
Rigged! Haha! I'm so glad you were so blessed this weekend! I couldn't think of a better person to receive all of these! - IDVandalSkipperCM1326.2 #61 5-21-13 1:11PMLike(1) Reply
Good Morning! This day in Disney history, May 21st, 1998: The NEW Disneyland Tomorrowland is unveiled after it was given a facelift. The Rocket Rods replaced the PeopleMover & Circle-Vision 360, Captain EO, & Mission to Mars attraction th More...
I love star tours and space mountain, but hoping someday they re do this land and make it more futuristic. - madsdad1220.2 #67 5-21-13 8:13AMLike(1) Reply
I don't think I realized all of these changes happened at one time! I was in college and didn't go to DL that often during this time period I think. I really enjoyed reading this, thank you! I did go on the Rocket Rods once, after waiting almost 2 hours in line! 😁 - MinnieMousewife636.1 #174 5-21-13 9:07PMLike(1) Reply
I attended the re-dedication.. It's always exciting to be a part of any special event at the Park. I still have my ears and a Tomorrowland mouse pad with Mickey dressed as an astronaut ... good times...! - carminaire56.2 #3681 5-21-13 4:44PMLike Reply
I can still remember the rocket rods! It was such a cool ride! - BriarBeauty62.5 #3582 5-21-13 7:59PMLike Reply
Good afternoon! This day in Disney history, May 17th, 1964: Disney's Wonderful World of Color TV show airs the episode "Disneyland Goes to the World's Fair." Walt is shown
working on a scene from the Progressland show along w/Wathel Roge More...
Thank you SMK! This is one of the great times in Walt's dream and vision of the park and a great moment in Disney History. Thanks for sharing all the memories with us. You're awesome! - MyPark946.4 #94 5-17-13 2:35PMLike(2) Reply
oui oui, no no no no oui oui, no no no no oui oui, no no no no hahaha I wish I had watched this earlier.. thank you Duchess as always. These are full grown brontosauruses, now you see why the would not make good house pets. - GrumpyPirateDad598.0 #187 5-18-13 2:42AMLike(1) Reply
Good morning! In celebration of TDunc55's birthday today, and as a special request, a double feature! This day in Disney history, May 15th, 1930:
"The Cactus Kid", directed by Walt Disney, is released. Riding in on Horace, Mickey visits More...
Good morning! This day in Disney history, May 14th,1958. The "Walt Disney Presents" TV series features episode 99 - "Magic Highway U.S.A." written & produced by Ward
Kimball. A film teaching viewers about highway development. The first 4 More...
Road trip! We sure have come a long way. I would choose the highway Slumber Bus from the startling idea board. From the experts more realistic future I choose the punch card automatic navigation system with synchronized scanning map in a highly specialized pleasure vehicle. I always enjoy the way Walt Disney Presents things. It is so nice of you to take the time and effort to share Disney history with us each day. Thank you, thank you and at least once more... Thank you Duchess! - GrumpyPirateDad598.0 #187 5-14-13 11:21AMLike(1) Reply
Please forgive my sappiness for a moment while I share my magical Mother's Day! 😂💐 It's unusual for me to be able to enjoy the parks w/my whole family. ThomasOmalley works A LOT but he renewed his AP yesterday! 👏 He & our girls p More...
Wow! Thanks for sharing the collage. Looks like it was just a perfectly magical Mothers Day afternoon. Hooray!!!! - GrumpyPirateDad598.0 #187 5-13-13 1:24PMLike(1) Reply
Oh my goodness! what a wonderful day you all had! That is great that he renewed his AP :) So happy for such a beautiful day & mama.(great pics!) - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint1837.6 #43 5-13-13 1:29PMLike(1) Reply
Good Morning! This day in Disney history, May 13th, 1992.
Disneyland's Fantasmic! - is officially dedicated in a 22-minute presentation in Frontierland. Making today it's 21st Anniversary! Shaun slater wrote an interesting article for Di More...
I love fantasmic!! My favorite part is the dancing monkeys!! Thank you! - Armenda1058.9 #82 5-13-13 8:45AMLike(2) Reply
Good morning & Happy Mothers Day to all the MW Mamas! This day in Disney history, May 12th, 1956.
The Main Street Horseless Carriage begins operating @ Disneyland.
It was the 1st vehicle to run w/out the use of horsepower, & I mean the More...
So cool! And Happy Mother's Day! Yes I've been on all the Main Street vehicles at one time or another! They certainly add to the charm of Main Street. My favorite has always been the Omnibus on the top level!!! So fun! I love the sounds of the motor and the horn of the cars going down the street. With the music, sights and sounds... That's what Main Street U.S.A. is all about! Thank you SMK! What a great part of Disney history! - MyPark946.4 #94 5-12-13 8:24AMLike(3) Reply
Good morning! This day in Disney history, May 10th, 2012.
Alice Davis is honored w/her own window on Main Street, U.S.A @ Disneyland park. Disney Parks & Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs & Disneyland Resort President George A. Kalogridis pres More...
Good morning! This day in Disney history, May 8th, 1930.
"Frolicking Fish" , a Silly Symphony short directed by Burt Gillett,
is released. The title tells it all here, until the festivities are interrupted by a "scary" octopus. To watch: More...
thanks! My kids were glued to the screen watching it just now. - rdaann284.7 #719 5-8-13 7:00AMLike Reply
I love these early animations. I noticed the animators worked on synchronizing the music and sounds with the animation. This was such a new medium at the time and animators were often in unknown territories of drawing, art, and music. It's so cool to see how this developed into what became Disney animation. Thank you SMK for taking us back to another great day in Disney history!! - MyPark946.4 #94 5-8-13 7:09AMLike Reply