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Such a horrible day. As a New Yorker, the thought of this day makes me weep. I remember waking up that morning, turning in the tv, and instantly falling to the floor. The world around me stopped as I watched the horror, praying that my family was safe, and also having my heart break for all those who were suffering at that moment. Thank you for this post. It's always good to remember those we have lost, those that helped, and those that prayed for a better day. - DarthTinkerbell 1583.6 #134 9-11-16 2:43PMLike(5)Reply
Yes I will never forget. And I thank all our servicemen and women, police and fire departments for the dedicated service. God Bless! - tvdisneylove 274.9 #1254 9-11-16 12:26PMLike(2)Reply
Hi! I think the addition of the water feature, underneath, makes it feel grounded and like it belongs and is there to stay. The cement, previously, made it feel too Fair-ish, as though it would be disassembled and taken to the next town. I have not been on it in years bc it just makes me too dizzy. Thanks for the History post! 😘 - misschurro 9716.1 #12 8-16-16 12:11PMLike(2)Reply
Love Dumbo and the feeling of flying especially atop the rooftops of Fantasyland for a little magical flight!!! - Willierose 2406.8 #77 8-16-16 12:16PMLike(2)Reply
As always, I love your History Posts. I love the Haunted Mansion, both versions and the one in WDW. Actually like the WDW better because of the queue. It is interactive and makes the wait a breeze, if you don't have a FastPass. Never miss Haunted Mansion. A must ride every visit. Thanks. - Winnie111286 38273.8 #1 8-9-16 10:03AMLikeReply
::sigh:: I wrote a nice long comment this morning and I don't see it now 😫! Anyways- nutshell: live the gingy smell/ prefer classic/ wanna walk around the attic and looky/ want doombuggy to stop in front of head statues/ Thurl is my fav with baritone voice. Thanks 😘 - misschurro 9716.1 #12 8-10-16 11:43PMLikeReply
Good morning! This day in Disney history, August 6th, 1961: 55 years ago today, The Flying saucers attraction opened in Tomorrowland! The sixty-four, single seat Flying Saucers were located near where More...
Thank you! Kinda funny that, years ago, we wondered what this ride woulda been like. And, now it's come and gone right back into the history of Disneyland attractions. I thought Luigi's was fun when we were able to toss the about. Thanks again for the post! And no, can't imagine smoking a ceegar😂 - misschurro 9716.1 #12 8-6-16 11:22AMLike(1)Reply
Wonderful, informative, nostalgic and fun (as always)! Thank you for putting this celebration of a post together and sharing the magic with us! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 - SassafrasDavis 987.6 #230 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 9716.1 #12 7-17-16 10:02AMLike(1)Reply
This was AWESOME. Thank you for sharing. - mrsccc2 16.4 #9013 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 38273.8 #1 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 - pikaplaid 7886.4 #17 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 377.4 #0 5-28-16 2:52PMLike(1)Reply
May 28th was a huge day on the Disney calendar - Goofytom 5074.3 #33 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 5931.4 #25 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 94.0 #3897 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 708.3 #330 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 9716.1 #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 10.4 #11985 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 78.5 #4225 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 38273.8 #1 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...rocks 1632.2 #125 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 3527.8 #51 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 14724.0 #6 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 389.1 #663 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 9716.1 #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 3527.8 #51 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 987.6 #230 2-8-16 8:53AMLike(1)Reply
Thanks for sharing. That is awesome! - quote 300.5 #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 13017.0 #9 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 9716.1 #12 12-5-15 10:12AMLike(1)Reply