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5676.3 #14 Qual #6 October 25, 2014 6:49AM
Good morning! This day in Disneyland history, October 25th, 2000: Thirty lucky Haunted Mansion fans dined inside the attraction as part of a $2000 a pl  More...
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O YEA! I wouldve definitely wanted to do that it sounds AWESOME!   for your informative posts...great as usual.. - evilemohand   267.3 #1064 10-25-14 7:06AM Like  Reply
It did sound pretty darn cool huh? for your support! :) - Duchess_SMK  5676.3 #14 10-25-14 7:26AM
Wish I had attended but I was there, "in spirit!" What an amazing event, wow! Thanks for sharing. - jacdanfan   7158.1 #6 10-25-14 7:11AM Like  Reply
teehee! I see what you did there! Love it! Thank YOU for letting me know you enjoyed the read! xx - Duchess_SMK  5676.3 #14 10-25-14 7:27AM
They did this again a couple of years ago I thought since I received an invitation. But I did not go, and tickets were pretty high, I thought someone on MW went to it ?  - secretagentangel   1252.3 #103 10-25-14 8:19PM Like  Reply
I would have loved to attend. What fun. I wish I had that kind of money to spare.  - TrueFromOzLovesDisney   449.0 #420 10-25-14 9:24PM Like  Reply
5676.3 #14 DL Qual #6 October 3, 2014 11:24AM
Good morning! This day in Disney history, October 3rd, 1955. Disneys' second TV se  More...
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you know what is cool is that MissMolly's uncle was on the show and was a Mouseketeer - Dave   11414.2 #2 10-3-14 11:28AM Like(5)  Reply
I remember her posting about that! SO COOL! Do you by chance remember his name? I forget....@@MissMolly - Duchess_SMK  5676.3 #14 10-3-14 11:34AM
His name is Tom Jackman, but there was already a "Tommy" so they made him "Jack." πŸ˜‰ I'll bump that post of him finding the pic of himself with Walt when we went to the archives if I can find it :) - MissMolly  1228.2 #108 10-3-14 3:45PM
 I still enjoy watching repeats of the black-and-white version of The Mickey Mouse Club. I think the part I like the best is that the cast members all wore the first Ears! 😍😍 (surprise😱!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚) And yes, I do know the song!  Walt must have had his hands pretty full with the opening up of the brand new Disneyland and a TV show, just a few short months later. What a wonderful way to promote ✨Disneyland✨!!  Pure marketing genius!!  - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint   4106.3 #23 10-3-14 12:50PM Like(1)  Reply
Oh and Cubby was my fav!! He was so cute and I love when he would play the drums - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  4106.3 #23 10-3-14 1:05PM
Cubby was so cute! - Thumper13  394.6 #494 10-3-14 7:24PM
Oh this was such a favorite and Spin and Marty. I wanted to be Annette. (Who didn't ?) - kskating   579.1 #297 10-3-14 8:11PM Like  Reply
I love watching the old videos of these. I really wish there was a DVD of all them. And the Mickey Mouse Club farewell song has to be one of the saddest songs ever, in a way that the show is over.  - BaseballMickey_CM   6108.8 #13 10-3-14 11:03PM Like  Reply
5676.3 #14 DL Qual #6 September 26, 2014 7:31AM
Good morning and HAPPY FRIDAY! This day in Disney history, September 26th,  More...
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Thanks for the bit of history! Excellent job, as always. - KingdomKeeper1210   29.0 #0 9-26-14 7:33AM Like  Reply
Awe! So kind! Thank you! - Duchess_SMK  5676.3 #14 9-26-14 7:37AM
Good morning - Chumash28   1062.0 #141 9-26-14 7:41AM Like  Reply
::waves:: top of the mornin' to you! - Duchess_SMK  5676.3 #14 9-26-14 7:49AM
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5676.3 #14 DL Qual #6 September 18, 2014 12:19AM
Good morning! This day in Disney history September 18th, 1986: Capta  More...
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Great post, thanks for putting these together! - Admin   9-18-14 9:56AM Like(4)  Reply
Thank you Sir! Happy to be able to do so! - Duchess_SMK  5676.3 #14 9-18-14 10:46PM
Thank you for another wonderful post! Hope you get some rest! When the attraction opened in the 80's, it was a big deal. I remember the toys and shirts. I think it is time to move on. We caught the Guardians of the Galaxy preview and enjoyed it. I am not sure what will happen.😏 - RadiatorSprings4Ever   817.1 #190 9-18-14 12:35AM Like(2)  Reply
Thank YOU! Rest, what's that? lol Awe, I can appreciate your point. Guess we'll all see soon! - Duchess_SMK  5676.3 #14 9-18-14 10:45PM
- MissAmericaSings   350.8 #588 9-19-14 1:37PM Like  Reply
 Forever in our hearts  - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}  699.6 #230 9-19-14 9:43PM
I love this show for life. I don't care how cheesy and outdated it is. I listen to music on my car, I've learned some dance moves before and plan to one day wear my Disneybound outfit for this one. I personally think bringing it back when there's no other movie preview would be just fine.  - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}   699.6 #230 9-19-14 9:59PM Like  Reply
5676.3 #14 DL Qual #6 September 12, 2014 7:32AM
Good morning! Happy Cartoon Friday!  This day in Disney history, September 12th, three Donald Duck shorts were released:  Donald and Pluto, Old MacDonald Duck  More...
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Good morning. Poor Donald was always picked on in his cartoons - Chumash28   1062.0 #141 9-12-14 8:21AM Like  Reply
Good morning! - brguest85   167.7 #2294 9-12-14 10:30AM Like  Reply
I liked Wild Open Spaces. I've stayed at the Hold Up, can relate, haha. - jacdanfan   7158.1 #6 9-12-14 4:37PM Like  Reply
How did I miss this?  I just Ε‚ove these old cartoons. I will watch with my mini when she is home from school!  So much fun!  Thank you! - MeridaFan   3409.0 #27 9-18-14 10:56AM Like  Reply
5676.3 #14 DL Qual #6 September 11, 2014 6:57AM
Good morning! This sad day in Disneyland history, September 11th, 2001.  Following the mornings tragic terrorist attacks on The Pentagon,   More...
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Wonderful post. We are trying to explain what this day means to the kids. The oldest has seen footage from that day and I have shown him the magazines and newspapers that I had saved. We explain that this is why it is so important that we support our troops. They are fighting for us so that this kind of tragedy will never happen on USA soil. - RadiatorSprings4Ever   817.1 #190 9-11-14 8:15AM Like(3)  Reply
 That's great you've saved newspaper articles and such. What a great thing to teach your boys about. Supporting the troops is indeed of the upmost importance! Thanks for sharing!  - Duchess_SMK  5676.3 #14 9-11-14 8:39AM
Thanks for the great post. Today is one of the most tragic days in history. I'll never forget those lives that were lost today. Please make sure that everyone tells their loved ones how much they love them. And also, please be kind to everyone today. Not just today, but everyday. I know it can be hard, but today of all days. Lets love one another. Thanks& GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ - Superspacemountainfan   80.1 #3676 9-11-14 7:14AM Like(2)  Reply
Thank YOU! Great advise!  - Duchess_SMK  5676.3 #14 9-11-14 8:12AM
Love this post.  Thanks  for sharing. - pinkmonkeys   520.9 #343 9-11-14 8:26PM Like  Reply
Oh I'm so glad! Thanks for letting me know! - Duchess_SMK  5676.3 #14 9-12-14 7:50AM
Great history post as always.. This one is just so much more emotional . Thank you for commemorating the day in such a tasteful fashion . 😘 - eviljules   1002.8 #154 9-12-14 3:02AM Like  Reply
Thank you so much. Really glad you enjoyed it. xx - Duchess_SMK  5676.3 #14 9-12-14 7:53AM
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324.5 #682 DL Qual #1139 September 4, 2014 10:15AM
Throw Back Thursday Photo!
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Nice. Any idea what year? It looks so peaceful and quiet. - Winnie111286   1455.2 #89 9-4-14 10:22AM Like  Reply
Love it!! - DumboLov   20.3 #6314 9-4-14 10:23AM Like  Reply
Serious throwback! cool picture - CaptainMouse777   12.9 #7973 9-4-14 12:53PM Like  Reply
I'm trying to figure it out , too.  We went Labor Day of 1955 and again in 1961?  My Dad keeps his old pictures in cardboard boxes, loose.  I was hoping someone might be able to guess. The ones with fake raggedy edges I know are from  1955. Then I have some square and some rectangular ones that could be either trip - DeneciePie   324.5 #682 9-4-14 9:16PM Like  Reply
5676.3 #14 DL Qual #6 August 29, 2014 8:20AM
Good morning! This day in Disneyland history, August 29th 1955: The Chicken of the Sea Pirate Ship Restaurant opened in Fantasyland!   More...
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Every time I hear "Chicken of the Sea" I think of Jessica Simpson.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - HasAnyoneSeenMyGlassSlipper   623.0 #276 8-29-14 8:39AM Like(7)  Reply
bhahahahaha! "you mean it's not real chicken?" - Duchess_SMK  5676.3 #14 8-29-14 8:42AM
I do too!!! It never left my mind after watching that episode. But honestly it made me love her more for being so ditzy and clueless  - MarshaMouse  4072.0 #24 8-29-14 8:44AM
The cherry tarts! - leopardditz2000   395.8 #492 8-29-14 8:27AM Like  Reply
OOOH! I didn't know about those! Sounds delish! - Duchess_SMK  5676.3 #14 8-29-14 8:33AM
OMG I remember having the hot tuna and laughing with my friends because we thought it was so gross...!!!πŸ˜‚ - carminaire   569.0 #304 8-29-14 6:45PM Like  Reply
Once again great post!!! I remember the ship but we would always eat at Casa de Fritos since they gave away free bags of Fritos! I do know that the rocks over by/behind Dumbo are left over from this attraction. Loved the video! I always learn so muck from your posts!!! Thank you!!!!! - Boundin   516.2 #351 8-29-14 10:47PM Like  Reply
5676.3 #14 DL Qual #6 August 28, 2014 8:13AM
Good Morning! This day in Disney history, August 28th, "The Truth About Mother Goose" and "Perri" were released. 1957: The Truth About  More...
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Interesting...never knew. Thanks for sharing - evilemohand   267.3 #1064 8-28-14 8:16AM Like  Reply
So glad you thought so! Thank YOU!  - Duchess_SMK  5676.3 #14 8-28-14 8:28AM
I've never seen either of these, but I'm intrigued by The Truth About Mother Goose.  Going to have to do some digging to see if I can find it anywhere. - TiggersAndTinks   113.7 #3164 8-28-14 1:56PM Like  Reply
I had not seen either of these Disney shorts, but I did watch the "Truth About Mother Goose". College already wiped out my childhood memories of fairy tales. Anyone read the original Cinderella by the brothers Grimm😬. I did not know the Mary from this fairy tale was Mary Queen of Scots. She didn't live happily ever after. 😡. Being an Anglophile, I give this short a πŸ‘πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ - RadiatorSprings4Ever   817.1 #190 8-29-14 12:18AM Like  Reply
Very interesting! - DizneyGirl   645.4 #7 8-29-14 4:56AM Like  Reply
5676.3 #14 DL Qual #6 August 16, 2014 12:44AM
Good morning! This day in Disney history, August 16th, 1955: Dumbo the Flying Elephant opens in Fantasyland. Inspired by the 1941 animated feature   More...
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Great read! Really enjoyed the information about the original concept with the pink elephants. Thank you for another fun history lesson! - Atora   2068.6 #56 8-16-14 5:31AM Like  Reply
Thanks sweetie!  So glad you enjoyed it! I was hoping @PinkElephants would see this post today and be extra happy. 😊 - Duchess_SMK  5676.3 #14 8-16-14 10:56AM
Thank you for these hostoric view onto the past - evilemohand   267.3 #1064 8-16-14 5:43AM Like  Reply
Really happy you liked the post! Thank YOU!  - Duchess_SMK  5676.3 #14 8-16-14 10:56AM
We used to ride Dumbo when the churros were little. Maybe it's time to ride again an get an elephant's eye view of Disneyland. Neat to see the video of how it evolved. The longest we've probably wait it is 20 minutes. Do they still give out the feather? - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint   4106.3 #23 8-18-14 6:57AM Like  Reply
They do still hand out feathers (with little bite marks all over them πŸ˜‚) - Spoonful_O_Sugar  536.9 #326 8-18-14 7:14AM
I think it depends on who's working because when we rode last trip they didn't hand out feathers. πŸ˜” my kiddos were bummed. Great views up there!  - Duchess_SMK  5676.3 #14 8-18-14 8:02AM
Good Morning - Chumash28   1062.0 #141 8-18-14 7:49AM Like  Reply
5676.3 #14 DL Qual #6 August 9, 2014 12:43AM
Good morning! This day in Disney history August 9th, 1969: forty five years ago, the Haunted Mansion opened to the public in New Orleans Square!   More...
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My favorite ride! πŸ’œ πŸ‘  - luxkitty   1612.5 #79 8-9-14 12:45AM Like(2)  Reply
You have an awesome Mansion sticker collection! - WishIWereThere  251.1 #1212 8-9-14 7:07AM
Yay! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘ - Duchess_SMK  5676.3 #14 8-9-14 9:07AM
Thanks for sharing! Loved reading this history. - DizneyGirl   645.4 #7 8-9-14 4:57AM Like(1)  Reply
Oh you're so welcome! Glad you enjoyed it! 😊 - Duchess_SMK  5676.3 #14 8-9-14 9:07AM
a must every trip!!! even if it's the only thing we ride :) thank you so much for this awesome history on HM! - OhanaPhoto   3212.1 #30 8-10-14 10:13AM Like  Reply
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5676.3 #14 DL Qual #6 August 6, 2014 10:46AM
Good morning! This day in Disney history, August 6th, 1961: 53 years ago today, The Flying saucers attraction opened in Tomorrowland! The sixty-four, single seat Flying Saucers were located near where  More...
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So if I say I remember this, will you still believe I'm only 29?  πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. This was one of my cousins' favorite ride. He always wanted to ride this.  - MeridaFan   3409.0 #27 8-6-14 12:21PM Like(1)  Reply
29?? I thought you were 28 this whole time. - Thumper13  394.6 #494 8-6-14 1:03PM
Darn autocorrect!!  28, it is!  πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - MeridaFan  3409.0 #27 8-6-14 1:40PM
Been there, done that. Think I permanently broke the saucers so they had to take them out. Short ride, long wait. Somethings never change. - jacdanfan   7158.1 #6 8-6-14 5:18PM Like(1)  Reply
πŸ˜‚ so we should all blame you?! Good to know!  - Duchess_SMK  5676.3 #14 8-7-14 1:46PM
I still have fun on Luigi's, laughing the whole time, leaning this way and that, colliding..fun! - hearic   17.1 #6882 8-11-14 9:18AM Like  Reply
Well' I learned something new today. Thanks for educating me again! - DarthTinkerbell   129.3 #2888 8-11-14 11:12AM Like  Reply
5676.3 #14 DL Qual #6 August 5, 2014 9:12AM
Good morning! This day in Disney history, August 5th,1967: Adventure Thru Inner Space officially opens to the public in Tomorrowland. (after it's July 29th press and soft opening)Adventure Thru In  More...
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Talking about adventure thru interspace. There are some disneyland historians Here at work to talk to us about this ride and the history about Tomorrowland. I'm geeking out at the moment. lol - VfxGenie   1505.0 #86 8-5-14 10:28AM Like(6)  Reply
Lucky!! - Linzee  875.3 #174 8-5-14 11:00AM
Long time no see @@VfxGenie πŸ‘‹ - dumbbunny  626.1 #274 8-5-14 1:31PM
Magnificationononononononon - Butterlina   1468.4 #88 8-5-14 9:18AM Like(1)  Reply
hahaha! I so heard that in my head! Hi butter! ::waves:: - Duchess_SMK  5676.3 #14 8-5-14 10:01AM
When I was very small it terrified me. When I was a little older it was a great napping spot for overnight parties (Hospital Days, Electric Co. Days, we all had a friend who's parents worked for whatever the latest one was. Just a few dollars & very low crowds). Thanks Duchess! - ShariRenee   4201.9 #21 8-6-14 8:40AM Like  Reply
Cool story: We have that Omnimover blue print picture back stage at Mansion. - CM_Shadowgamer   2360.7 #47 8-11-14 7:52PM Like  Reply
5676.3 #14 DL 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   253.6 #1191 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  77.3 #3723 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  5676.3 #14 7-31-14 9:07PM
Nice! - disneybob49   37.4 #4830 7-31-14 1:18PM Like  Reply
Thank you! - Duchess_SMK  5676.3 #14 7-31-14 1:34PM
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   350.7 #589 8-1-14 12:23PM Like  Reply
::giggles:: I don't blame him! I so agree! It's always a great time!  - Duchess_SMK  5676.3 #14 8-2-14 7:41AM
Love CaseyJr! - goofygal   6977.1 #7 8-2-14 7:45AM Like  Reply
5676.3 #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   6108.8 #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  2119.7 #54 7-19-14 5:57AM
^^thank you ma'am! My you were up early! Baby doing okay today @IDVandalSkipperCM ?! - Duchess_SMK  5676.3 #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   1252.3 #103 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  2360.7 #47 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  5676.3 #14 7-19-14 7:42AM
Awesome thanks Duchess - Chumash28   1062.0 #141 10-9-14 1:55PM Like  Reply
Thanks! Awesome read! - DizneyGirl   645.4 #7 10-9-14 2:01PM Like  Reply
5676.3 #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   4106.3 #23 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  5676.3 #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   3212.1 #30 7-18-14 8:30AM Like  Reply
Agreed!🎁 Still bummed I missed YOU though! 😩 - Duchess_SMK  5676.3 #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   1781.9 #72 7-18-14 2:52PM Like  Reply
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5676.3 #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   80.1 #3676 7-15-14 3:45PM Like(5)  Reply
I like space mnt - pikarich  2897.1 #35 7-15-14 3:51PM
Thanks for sharing. - potatohead25  562.7 #308 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   2897.1 #35 7-15-14 8:17AM Like(4)  Reply
Thanks @pikarich! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  5676.3 #14 7-15-14 9:31PM
Thanks again. - potatohead25   562.7 #308 7-15-14 6:57PM Like  Reply
Thank YOU! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  5676.3 #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   753.2 #210 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  5676.3 #14 7-15-14 9:34PM
295.9 #828 DL Qual #189 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   58.4 #4122 6-24-14 3:17PM Like(1)  Reply
Thanks!! - dancelaurensing  295.9 #828 6-24-14 3:54PM
Breathtaking! Thank you for sharing this amazing moment! - WirTANenAtDisney   70.8 #3856 6-24-14 7:00PM Like(1)  Reply
@LaPearleNoir you'd appreciate this. - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}   699.6 #230 6-24-14 5:19PM Like  Reply
Awesome!!!!!🏰 - bonedaddy909   1107.1 #132 6-24-14 5:43PM Like  Reply
5676.3 #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   251.1 #1212 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  5676.3 #14 6-24-14 6:47AM
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I always love your post! Thanks for sharing - BriarBeauty   117.7 #3082 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   170.4 #2255 6-24-14 10:20AM Like  Reply
5676.3 #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 days.at 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 long.one 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   2897.1 #35 6-17-14 9:15AM Like(2)  Reply
You always add so much to my posts! Thanks pikarich! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  5676.3 #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   1428.7 #92 6-17-14 9:40AM Like  Reply
Me too!!id get to enjoy it much more often!  - Duchess_SMK  5676.3 #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   4106.3 #23 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  5676.3 #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   170.4 #2255 6-19-14 7:37AM Like  Reply