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3. Captain America Meet and Greet in Innoventions
4. Radiator Springs Racers (get your Fastpasses at Park opening)
5. Fried Chicken at the newly reopened Plaza Inn!
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OMG I remember having the hot tuna and laughing with my friends because we thought it was so gross...!!!😂 - carminaire 518.0 #339 8-29-14 6:45PMLikeReply
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 507.2 #354 8-29-14 10:47PMLikeReply
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 71.6 #3787 8-28-14 1:56PMLikeReply
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 👍🇬🇧 - RadiatorSprings4Ever 707.9 #218 8-29-14 12:18AMLikeReply
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 3915.1 #23 8-18-14 6:57AMLikeReply
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...
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...
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 1504.6 #81 8-5-14 10:28AMLike(6)Reply
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 3949.0 #22 8-6-14 8:40AMLikeReply
Cool story: We have that Omnimover blue print picture back stage at Mansion. - CM_Shadowgamer 2322.5 #46 8-11-14 7:52PMLikeReply
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 349.2 #583 8-1-14 12:23PMLikeReply
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...
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 5918.0 #13 7-19-14 12:05AMLike(1)Reply
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 1240.4 #100 7-19-14 1:17AMLike(1)Reply
Historically the opera house thay now plays the Lincoln attraction was the first building built in disneyland and was used to house lumber and other supplies until it was turned into an attraction, great moments with Lincoln has been in the park on and off from re time to time more when the 50th was around and replaced with the Walt disney story with Donald and Steve Martin, then returned back to the Lincoln attraction again, it was funny the technology use for the animation is where so real people though that it was an actor playing on stage. Yes love the fried chicken and if you didn't know you can buy the chicken and rolls a la cart or for the meal substitute the 3 pieces for 2 breastfeeding pieces, and for splash mnt based on song of the south which due to controversial story line will ever see the day of light someday, maybe , but a lot of the characters here especially in the show boat scene are from the old America sings attraction, plus the hardest hidden mickey is at the top of the main lift before you drop on the right side is 3 small pond holes in the shape of mickey - pikarich 2608.5 #37 7-18-14 11:43PMLikeReply
Wasn't there also another story with Mr. Lincoln arriving late the World's Fair due to the baseball game? Also, the auctioning pirate in POTC now I think used to be a Lincoln AA too. If you look at the face and beard, it kind of looks like Lincoln. - BaseballMickey_CM 5918.0 #13 7-19-14 11:38PMLikeReply
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 more😂. That pic of the chairs you mentioned, I liked the shades, above. Though at 101°, 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! 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!! 👉👉📅 cool emoji with DLR's birthdate!! - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint 3915.1 #23 7-17-14 6:20AMLike(3)Reply
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 10:10AMLike(1)Reply
such an awesome day yesterday! happy birthday disneyland! - OhanaPhoto 3104.8 #31 7-18-14 8:30AMLikeReply
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 1688.6 #73 7-18-14 2:52PMLikeReply
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 71.1 #3795 7-15-14 3:45PMLike(5)Reply
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 2608.5 #37 7-15-14 8:17AMLike(4)Reply
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. 🐢🐢 - MinnieMousewife 735.2 #211 7-15-14 8:36PMLikeReply
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...
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 159.7 #2409 6-24-14 10:20AMLikeReply
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 2608.5 #37 6-17-14 9:15AMLike(2)Reply
I love this ride, thank you for your post. I wish so much, it would be a shorter wait time though! - FrankenweenieVelinee 1171.8 #112 6-17-14 9:40AMLikeReply
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 sun🔥. 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 3915.1 #23 6-19-14 6:40AMLikeReply
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 159.7 #2409 6-19-14 7:37AMLikeReply
What a fun filled history post! So many wonderful attractions opened and such changes around the Parks! A mere nickel for a bag of Fritos! mmm! I like that! It would be pretty incredible to hear Aunt Jemima singing to me whilst I ate Mark Twain buckwheat pancakes. I wonder what songs were in her line up? The prices at The Silver Banjo, a place I had not heard of, look pretty tempting – I'll take the spareribs plate and a lemonade🍋 bc I see they do not offer Coke😂. That picture of the Grad kids rubbing their feet is pretty funny and I agree, I'm sure her feet hurt a bit more than his- but gosh the way they are dressed is sooo😍😍!! I also like the snuggle Matterhorn picture... Not sure how easy that was to do with a blazer on😂. I really wish that our high school would have offered it, I definitely would have gone to the grad night and wore probably something totally 80s- maybe pastel dress?? 😂😂😂. I really like the outfit and pillbox hat on the lady standing next to the Club33 door. So classy. I have never been to Club 33- I would love to see the inside for my love❤️ of history, take in the view on the balcony of NOS and ROA, and perhaps enjoy the food😊😊 (I will just bet that the salmon was delicious – you know I love it, too👯) When I first heard that DCA was going to be made over, I wasn't quite sure because I was so saddened to see the CALIFORNIA letters come down. We always enjoyed taking photos next to the initials of our little churros. When we finally did go to DCA, for the first time, I had tears rolling down my face because of the beauty and how it just looked like it *belonged*. I was lucky to eat at the Carthay, a year ago, with some wonderful MWers at the Reunion Weekend in the Snow White room. What a spectacular place that was- and so full of detail. As for favorite dish, I'm not sure-I just took it all in, but those cheese biscuits SURE were tasty😋😋😋 LOVE your collage! You and the girls look so cute and they are so little! Thank you very much for such a great history post 😘 - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint 3915.1 #23 6-15-14 7:57AMLike(3)Reply
Thanks again Duchess for such an awesome post. Thoserestaurants you mentioned were before my time. I had never even heard of them, but I love the prices. Haven't had the pleasure of club 33. Maybe when I win the lottery. Lol. As for grad nites I think they were more special back then. Dressing up makes it a glorious occasion and having the park open all night just for Grads was awesome. I don't like The way they do it now. It takes away all the special glory of an all night celebration just with other grads. Now, it is set up as just a trip to Disneyland. Lastly, Carsland is a great addition. However, my most favorite addition is Buena Vista street. Love the Trolleys, jazz, and rag time dancers. Character outfits are also very cute! Thanks again for the wonderful post and good luck with that little bun in the oven that you think may be a trouble maker. :). My son is 10 now and he was a trouble maker from the start of conception. However, I love him with all my heart and he keeps me laughing and on my toes. Lol. :) - potatohead25 541.8 #316 6-15-14 10:10AMLike(1)Reply
So. Much. Awesomeness in this post!!! I LOVE Alice!! My fave scene is the dancing cards. It makes me kinda dizzy (in a good way) The monarail what fun it was to ride in the front on my very first Disneyland trip! The Matterhorn used to scare the bajeZies outta me as a kid. Now it just is painful to ride. 😢 The subs! In all their Mermaid glory (wish they had been around in the 80's) I only remember the sea monster in this ride, and it smelling like urine 😞. What a great day in history for our beloved park!!! - PixiePirateMaid 293.2 #835 6-14-14 6:33AMLike(1)Reply
This is an amazing history post--I loved the part about Meredith Willson. Thanks for taking the time to put these articles together, I know it takes forever to put together things like this! - Admin 6-16-14 3:59PMLike(1)Reply
Good Morning! This day in Disney history, June 9th, 1934. Donald Duck makes his very 1st film appearance in "The Wise Little Hen." His features are more elongated, his body plumper & his feet bigger then in his comic strip design. Dire More...
Although I was not born yet when this came out… I still remember watching it as a little kid and I still love that cartoon to this day. Thanks for the nostalgic view into the past, and may all Disney fans enjoy this forever! - DisneyDavidEMT 1551.0 #79 6-6-14 9:34AMLikeReply
I always liked this one. The Bill Peet/Disney cartoons are always great. I was showing a few of them to my boys not too long ago. They really need to make a Bill Peet collection on disc - philliprocks 804.3 #183 6-6-14 9:51AMLikeReply
I remember this short. Love how it served as an inspiration for Cars. I did not know that! Now I know why I love this short. Makes me cry just like the movie did. - RadiatorSprings4Ever 707.9 #218 6-6-14 9:25PMLikeReply
Oh, this is the sweetest cartoon! My sister and I were always so excited when it came on! Did not know that it served as inspiration for Cars--great piece of trivia! 😃👍 - Spoonful_O_Sugar 521.4 #336 6-7-14 8:15AMLikeReply
That was a really cute Silly Symphony! Yes, he did look just like Mickey!!! ***Spoiler:: that poor walrus got no love till his solo😂 I loved how when the seal threw him a fish, he caught it, then the fish looks out his mouth, draws the walrus' whiskers like they're curtains😂😂😂😂 so cute, so simple, yet so funny. Thank you! 😘 - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint 3915.1 #23 6-5-14 9:00AMLikeReply
::whispers:: i have never been on the Columbia. Not really a reason why, just never have. **adds to list* as for Bengal BBQ---LOVE😍😍😍😍 i enjoy getting the bacon wrapped asparagus, a chicken skewer, a pretzel and I believe they have one of the better values for fresh cut up fruit(with that much food, I share) AND... It's the only place that I know of where you can get a pretzel and use your AP to get a discount(there maybe other places but I don't know. maybe I need another trip there😜) thanks Duchess! Hope to eat Bengal BBQ with you again SOON!! - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint 3915.1 #23 6-4-14 7:55PMLike(1)Reply
Good morning! This day in Disney history, June 3rd, 2011: Disneyland officially launches the new renovated Star Tours (Star Tours- The Adventures Continue) and The Little Mermaid Ariel’s Undersea Adventure officiall More...
SUPER spoiler; there are KEY WORDS in the
ride that will predict what scene you will get. To get Vader as your start
scene listen to these when the ride start: Star Tours 1401 you are cleared for departure,
C-3po “ 1401 that’s us we cant take off
the captain isn’t on board” and to get the security droid listen to this “ Star
tour 1401 you are cleared for departure initiate auto takeoff sequence, c-3po “what”
, computer- auto take off initited , c-3po “r2-d2 whats going on here we are
not ready for takeoff the captain isn’t on board yet. The verbiage is very similar
but has slight changes THAT’S how you know. Im not going to reveal anymore but
will give you this hint the other changes in words are before r2 makes the jump
to lighspeed and regardless of whose hologram you get it’s the verbiage that
c-3po says right after that tells you your final scene. and this is before the screen comes down other way is after the screen comes down if you see the millennium falcon then you know you will not get vader. Want to have a greater chance to be the rebel spy? after you sit down try and look forward and still as they need to quickly take a pic this from being selected 5 times already. my fav destination is the death star - pikarich 2608.5 #37 6-3-14 9:25AMLike(5)Reply
The new Star Wars is just a perfect reflection of what can be done to update and modernize a ride to make it more enjoyable. This was 100% hit. I guess the "Force" was with them. Thank you very much for this. - Midasgold 566.4 #301 6-3-14 8:59AMLikeReply
I remember how excited my husband was to try this ride. We didn't go until November but the lines were still pretty long. We were expecting a 2 hour wait. - TrueFromOzLovesDisney 444.3 #420 6-4-14 1:13AMLikeReply