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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.. 1356.5 #132 3-24-16 5:44PMLike(3)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 1750.9 #101 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 9623.2 #9 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 380.4 #603 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 7098.3 #15 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 1750.9 #101 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! - SassafrasDavis 502.7 #441 2-8-16 8:53AMLike(1)Reply
Thanks for sharing. That is awesome! - quote 151.6 #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 5606.5 #23 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 7098.3 #15 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 2985.6 #47 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 54.0 #4701 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 1495.6 #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 #1225 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 2563.2 #57 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 2985.6 #47 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 5606.5 #23 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 743.5 #266 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 2985.6 #47 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 6475.5 #18 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 #8268 8-9-15 10:15AMLike(1)Reply
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 legacy. Thank you Duchess!!! Ps that first pic of Walt is 😍 - missariel33 2115.6 #75 6-23-15 12:13PMLike(5)Reply
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. 😞 Another great post - you continue batting 1.000! - redsoxcarlos 2985.6 #47 6-23-15 7:24PMLike(1)Reply
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 758.9 #256 5-28-15 6:57PMLike(6)Reply
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 11751.3 #6 5-28-15 10:42AMLike(1)Reply
The train stopping for the fireworks sounds really great! I would have loved to see that as described. Great post! QC! - Tom 12016.2 #5 5-28-15 8:07PMLikeReply
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 5606.5 #23 5-28-15 8:56PMLikeReply