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1963... Did they have phones back then? Hey! Why are there wires hanging out of them... Did they need to charge? - disneydork 308.3 #791 4-10-15 12:40PMLikeReply
@msdizmaui I absolutely remember !! Loved using the speaker phone to call my family when I was at the Park with a school group!! I think they had a prototype of a video phone as well ( which sounded soooo futuristic!) - carminaire 648.7 #274 4-10-15 7:04PMLikeReply
Its always fun to see how things have changed over the years. The clothes, the hairstyles, even the strollers. Thanks for sharing this little treasure with us! - DarthTinkerbell 347.7 #623 4-9-15 11:39AMLike(2)Reply
Thanks you. So much work you making these fantastic posts. I love the attraction thanks to Walt. - E-Ticket 1320.5 #110 3-18-15 7:18AMLike(2)Reply
Another amazing post, and I even learned some answers to trivilator questions that I keep getting wrong. Great job! I love your history lessons. - DarthTinkerbell 347.7 #623 3-18-15 10:35AMLike(2)Reply
I would like to thank you for posting such awesome stuff. I'm sort of new at Disneyland and I'm just wanting to learn everything and anything about it 😊 - PrincessOfDisaster 22.6 #6272 3-19-15 8:19AMLikeReply
Oh I loved this, thank you!! Always been a fav of mine and for my family as well. So classic Disney and will always be one of the best. I will watch the videos with my kids later and I'm sure they'll enjoy them. - MinnieMousewife 868.7 #188 3-19-15 10:14AMLikeReply
#1968 from inside Castle. Do you see the blue Mickey balloon. The flagpole has USA and CA flags. Is the blue building Mainstreet Station. No Partners Hub. Is that a brownie camera with flash? The Scarfs were head covers. What is the Whi More...
#1968 Memorial Day Pirates of the Carribean opened March 1967. So one year later. Comparing this photo (credit my friend Paul MacFarland). I see no underground Queue. They added two matching lampposts. Anyone say there wasn't crowded d More...
I remember having to snake back and forth in line on the left hand side of the building before entering the doors. I noticed on my last visit the area is still there but they didnt have it open...Im assuming because crowds were semi light. - kimdis 41.5 #4799 2-27-15 10:13AMLikeReply
I have this picture at home, i bought it in the gallery that is now the dream suite. It is one of my favorite renderings of the castle. It is even more special to me after reading all about Herb! I can't wait to see the tarp tomorrow! Thanks😘✨ - TinkerSchelle 1442.5 #99 2-12-15 4:08PMLike(2)Reply
Good morning! 👋 And 😍 I did not get to see DCA until 2006. I didn't visit at all while in college (no extra $ 😂), but DLR was my first trip after I had been working for awhile, and also my first trip with my now-husband! Wow, sometimes I forget just how much has changed since then--I loved looking at the map! I did enjoy the earlier version of DCA very much, and it will always have a special place in my heart. It's so fun to have been able to see the park grow and develop (we joke that we, as a couple, kinda grew up with DCA 😂--maybe we analyze things too much). Does anyone remember the store that sold the Mr. Potatohead parts? Loved that, haha 😂 However, sentimentality aside, the new DCA is fabulous, and such a great Disney park. 💖👍 - Spoonful_O_Sugar 575.7 #320 2-8-15 9:52AMLike(2)Reply
Great post! No, we were not there for opening day. Funny, I recently found a map from our visit in 2004. Back then, both parks were put on one large map. Of course Maliboomer is on on it as well as the Orange Stinger🍊. And then at the opposite end of the park we do have the Superstar Limo, but no ToT. This DCA map looks and feels so very different from how it is now. I am definitely happier for the changes they have made. Thank you!! - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint 5204.4 #17 2-8-15 11:15AMLike(2)Reply
Another amazing post Dutchess, so cool learning all of this history. Loved the videos too! Thanks! - TinyDancerTay 86.8 #3640 2-8-15 11:24PMLikeReply
it's so interesting to see the original concept of DCA. it's wild to see how things changed. i never saw the park till last year. i love it now. all those old pun names are totally cringe-worthy. - MsTikiMermadam 211.8 #1763 2-10-15 3:44AMLikeReply
Never rode Superstar Limo but I saw the ride through and it was horrible 😂 this is much better. Monsters Inc is my favorite Pixar film and I was hoping that whole area (from near the old arcade to Muppets Theatre) would eventually be Monstropolous but of course... Just wishful thinking - missmimi90 1770.5 #78 1-23-15 2:14PMLike(1)Reply
I have only seen that scary vid of the former attraction. Crazy that it sat empty for 4 years! Wow! I enjoy this attraction. I think they did a great job with it and nice that they brought Disney/Pixar to DCA. My fav is def Roz at the end and her comments😂😂😂 - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint 5204.4 #17 1-23-15 2:43PMLike(1)Reply
Thanks for another great post. I rode Superstar Limo; I think it is the worst ride Disney ever made. The idea didn't sound bad, but the result was, especially the cheesy "stars" who would pop up. Monsters on the other hand is great, including the detail in the pre-ride. Maybe the ugly duckling turned into a swan? - redsoxcarlos 1527.7 #94 1-24-15 1:01AMLikeReply
At the daily opening of the ride they use to have a screaming contest, I don't remember if it was kids only. I think the power meter was used? A few guests were picked for the scream off. The winner got a certificate that allowed them Front of Line privileges? Sorry my memory is so fuzzy but they did do this I swear! I want to say for a year or two. I love this ride, it's so well done, no "slow" spots. When I first saw MI during the door chasing scene I thought "this would be a great ride". I was so happy to see this scene in the ride! - PrincessDuckie 804.8 #205 1-24-15 6:22AMLikeReply
The picture on the left was taken in 1972, I am in the red poncho and my sister is in blue. The picture on the right was taken two days ago! What a difference 42 1/2 years makes! What a blast we are having retaking our old pics! We decide More...
I'm nostalgic for the flower mart on center street...and just across main street you could get a pastel portrait from one of several disney artists (just outside market house) - MickeyLumboCM 894.9 #180 1-14-15 11:01AMLike(2)Reply
The Dominguez family tree and window on Main Street USA. A promise kept! The tree is a Canary Island Date Palm planted in 1896 as a wedding gift. The Dominguez family owned 10 acres that is now the Pirates area.
The eucalyptus trees in the back of jungle are from the original lands too. They said Walt was going to save more trees and came to the site one day and someone cut down more than he wanted. So he went out and got more. when DCA was being built they asked in our local paper for people to donate full grown trees to Disney ( I believe they were paid for them too). - secretagentangel 1434.6 #101 1-13-15 1:22PMLike(3)Reply
I was 10 when this opened. We went a week after the grand opening. I remember waiting in line that trip and the droid the talks in the queue said "Hi Dad" at the exact moment my father stopped walking. It was hilarious to our family. We loved the ride, I like the new one better because of the randomness of each ride. - PixiePirateMaid 314.6 #751 1-9-15 11:18PMLikeReply
I've posted the top pic before. My father took it in September of 1958 but this past weekend, I was finally able to get the same position and show how much it has changed over the past 56 years. It's amazing!