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5617.3 #14 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  5617.3 #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   751.9 #206 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  5617.3 #14 9-18-14 10:45PM
- MissAmericaSings   350.3 #585 9-19-14 1:37PM Like  Reply
 Forever in our hearts  - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}  684.5 #234 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 I don't care how cheesy and outdated it is.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}   684.5 #234 9-19-14 9:59PM Like  Reply
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5617.3 #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   966.4 #155 9-12-14 8:21AM Like  Reply
Good morning! - brguest85   161.8 #2381 9-12-14 10:30AM Like  Reply
I liked Wild Open Spaces. I've stayed at the Hold Up, can relate, haha. - jacdanfan   6835.4 #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   3261.9 #27 9-18-14 10:56AM Like  Reply
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5617.3 #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   751.9 #206 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  5617.3 #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   73.9 #3748 9-11-14 7:14AM Like(2)  Reply
Thank YOU! Great advise!  - Duchess_SMK  5617.3 #14 9-11-14 8:12AM
i went to new york that october to show my support and i wasnt going to be scared to travel, my friend and i met so many young men that were put there to help out the firemen and police it was an honor to buy them a few rounds and see the spirit of country would not be destroyed by cowards! - draven898   281.9 #913 9-12-14 1:52AM Like  Reply
Now that's cool! I wish the country was as patriotic as it was then always! It really was a time of comradery among Americans. - Duchess_SMK  5617.3 #14 9-12-14 7:53AM
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   844.6 #178 9-12-14 3:02AM Like  Reply
Thank you so much. Really glad you enjoyed it. xx - Duchess_SMK  5617.3 #14 9-12-14 7:53AM
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314.8 #720 DL Qual #1533 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   1122.6 #123 9-4-14 10:22AM Like  Reply
Love it!! - DumboLov   20.1 #6258 9-4-14 10:23AM Like  Reply
Serious throwback! cool picture - CaptainMouse777   11.0 #8571 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   314.8 #720 9-4-14 9:16PM Like  Reply
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5617.3 #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   620.6 #274 8-29-14 8:39AM Like(7)  Reply
bhahahahaha! "you mean it's not real chicken?" - Duchess_SMK  5617.3 #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  3986.4 #23 8-29-14 8:44AM
The cherry tarts! - leopardditz2000   358.0 #558 8-29-14 8:27AM Like  Reply
OOOH! I didn't know about those! Sounds delish! - Duchess_SMK  5617.3 #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   532.2 #328 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   510.2 #353 8-29-14 10:47PM Like  Reply
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5617.3 #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   210.5 #1731 8-28-14 8:16AM Like  Reply
So glad you thought so! Thank YOU!  - Duchess_SMK  5617.3 #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   74.1 #3745 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   751.9 #206 8-29-14 12:18AM Like  Reply
Very interesting! - DizneyGirl   602.5 #8 8-29-14 4:56AM Like  Reply
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5617.3 #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   1993.9 #58 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  5617.3 #14 8-16-14 10:56AM
Thank you for these hostoric view onto the past - evilemohand   210.5 #1731 8-16-14 5:43AM Like  Reply
Really happy you liked the post! Thank YOU!  - Duchess_SMK  5617.3 #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   3952.7 #24 8-18-14 6:57AM Like  Reply
They do still hand out feathers (with little bite marks all over them πŸ˜‚) - Spoonful_O_Sugar  527.1 #336 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  5617.3 #14 8-18-14 8:02AM
Good Morning - Chumash28   966.4 #155 8-18-14 7:49AM Like  Reply
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5617.3 #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   1314.5 #95 8-9-14 12:45AM Like(2)  Reply
You have an awesome Mansion sticker collection! - WishIWereThere  248.1 #1242 8-9-14 7:07AM
Yay! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘ - Duchess_SMK  5617.3 #14 8-9-14 9:07AM
Thanks for sharing! Loved reading this history. - DizneyGirl   602.5 #8 8-9-14 4:57AM Like(1)  Reply
Oh you're so welcome! Glad you enjoyed it! 😊 - Duchess_SMK  5617.3 #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   3138.7 #30 8-10-14 10:13AM Like  Reply
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5617.3 #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   3261.9 #27 8-6-14 12:21PM Like(1)  Reply
29?? I thought you were 28 this whole time. - Thumper13  354.9 #572 8-6-14 1:03PM
Darn autocorrect!!  28, it is!  πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - MeridaFan  3261.9 #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   6835.4 #6 8-6-14 5:18PM Like(1)  Reply
πŸ˜‚ so we should all blame you?! Good to know!  - Duchess_SMK  5617.3 #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   17.0 #6803 8-11-14 9:18AM Like  Reply
Well' I learned something new today. Thanks for educating me again! - DarthTinkerbell   104.5 #3304 8-11-14 11:12AM Like  Reply
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5617.3 #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   1504.6 #84 8-5-14 10:28AM Like(6)  Reply
Lucky!! - Linzee  868.7 #173 8-5-14 11:00AM
Long time no see @@VfxGenie πŸ‘‹ - dumbbunny  625.3 #270 8-5-14 1:31PM
Magnificationononononononon - Butterlina   1436.9 #88 8-5-14 9:18AM Like(1)  Reply
hahaha! I so heard that in my head! Hi butter! ::waves:: - Duchess_SMK  5617.3 #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   4071.4 #22 8-6-14 8:40AM Like  Reply
Cool story: We have that Omnimover blue print picture back stage at Mansion. - CM_Shadowgamer   2334.4 #46 8-11-14 7:52PM Like  Reply
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5617.3 #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   253.4 #1185 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  77.0 #3698 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  5617.3 #14 7-31-14 9:07PM
Nice! - disneybob49   37.2 #4813 7-31-14 1:18PM Like  Reply
Thank you! - Duchess_SMK  5617.3 #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   349.8 #586 8-1-14 12:23PM Like  Reply
::giggles:: I don't blame him! I so agree! It's always a great time!  - Duchess_SMK  5617.3 #14 8-2-14 7:41AM
Love CaseyJr! - goofygal   6708.2 #8 8-2-14 7:45AM Like  Reply
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5617.3 #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   6013.6 #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  2072.5 #55 7-19-14 5:57AM
^^thank you ma'am! My you were up early! Baby doing okay today @IDVandalSkipperCM ?! - Duchess_SMK  5617.3 #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   1242.8 #102 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  2334.4 #46 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  5617.3 #14 7-19-14 7:42AM
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   2701.8 #36 7-18-14 11:43PM Like  Reply
I'm giggling at the "breastfeeding" typo. πŸ˜‚ thanks for adding allOf that pikarich! I actually hadn't read that it was the first building built on Main Street! Cool! Have a great day Sir!  - Duchess_SMK  5617.3 #14 7-19-14 7:38AM
@pikarich ...not one, but TWO breastfeeding pieces. That's a good deal, right? - MickeyLumboCM  710.1 #219 7-19-14 3:48PM
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   6013.6 #13 7-19-14 11:38PM Like  Reply
I agree , he does look like Lincoln! - secretagentangel  1242.8 #102 7-20-14 12:52AM
Yep, the Auctioneer was the original Lincoln. - CM_Shadowgamer  2334.4 #46 7-20-14 1:18AM
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5617.3 #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   3952.7 #24 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  5617.3 #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   3138.7 #30 7-18-14 8:30AM Like  Reply
Agreed!🎁 Still bummed I missed YOU though! 😩 - Duchess_SMK  5617.3 #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   1733.2 #73 7-18-14 2:52PM Like  Reply
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5617.3 #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   73.9 #3748 7-15-14 3:45PM Like(5)  Reply
I like space mnt - pikarich  2701.8 #36 7-15-14 3:51PM
Thanks for sharing. - potatohead25  541.8 #316 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   2701.8 #36 7-15-14 8:17AM Like(4)  Reply
Thanks @pikarich! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  5617.3 #14 7-15-14 9:31PM
Thanks again. - potatohead25   541.8 #316 7-15-14 6:57PM Like  Reply
Thank YOU! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  5617.3 #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   737.4 #212 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  5617.3 #14 7-15-14 9:34PM
295.6 #821 DL Qual #183 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   54.4 #4199 6-24-14 3:17PM Like(1)  Reply
Thanks!! - dancelaurensing  295.6 #821 6-24-14 3:54PM
Breathtaking! Thank you for sharing this amazing moment! - WirTANenAtDisney   66.5 #3904 6-24-14 7:00PM Like(1)  Reply
@LaPearleNoir you'd appreciate this. - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}   684.5 #234 6-24-14 5:19PM Like  Reply
Awesome!!!!!🏰 - bonedaddy909   1106.9 #131 6-24-14 5:43PM Like  Reply
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5617.3 #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   248.1 #1242 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  5617.3 #14 6-24-14 6:47AM
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I always love your post! Thanks for sharing - BriarBeauty   117.0 #3087 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   161.4 #2389 6-24-14 10:20AM Like  Reply
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5617.3 #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   2701.8 #36 6-17-14 9:15AM Like(2)  Reply
You always add so much to my posts! Thanks pikarich! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  5617.3 #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   1290.1 #99 6-17-14 9:40AM Like  Reply
Me too!!id get to enjoy it much more often!  - Duchess_SMK  5617.3 #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   3952.7 #24 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  5617.3 #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   161.4 #2389 6-19-14 7:37AM Like  Reply
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5617.3 #14 DL Qual #6 June 15, 2014 4:39AM
Good morning! This day in Disney history, June 15th, 1957: Don DeFore's Silver Banjo Barbecue restaurant opens in Frontierland. The very first grad night is held in 1961. Club 33 ope  More...
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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 lemonadeπŸ‹ bc I see they do not offer CokeπŸ˜‚. 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 onπŸ˜‚. 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?? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚.  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, tooπŸ‘―) 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 tastyπŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹ 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   3952.7 #24 6-15-14 7:57AM Like(3)  Reply
So sorry for the late reply! yesterday was super busy! Thank you so much for taking the time to answer all my questions my sweet friend! Spareribs and lemonade! 😊 good choice! I just knew you'd love those grad night pics! They really are cute huh? Lol, that blazer did look quite snug! You would have looked so cute in that pastel dress! I hope you get to go to club 33 someday soon! Everyone should get to experience it at least once! Mmm yes!Salmon is our fav! πŸ‘― what sweet memories you shared about your churros! Thank you for that! I agree those busquits are πŸ’£! πŸ˜‹ thanks again! πŸ˜˜πŸ’— - Duchess_SMK  5617.3 #14 6-16-14 5:28AM
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 10:10AM Like(1)  Reply
My sincere pleasure! So happy you enjoy them! I agree! I love those prices too! πŸ˜‚you don't need to win the lottery, just need to be invited! πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‰ I bet you'll get to go someday you watch! I a also agree with you about the grad nights! The dressing up part made it more fun and special! I could live on BVS if they let me! πŸ˜‚ Love the time period and the music! Thank you so much for the well wishes for my little man on the way! I've accepted the challenge of the trouble maker, hubby's a red head, and all my kiddos are usually born red, you know what that means. πŸ˜‚ thanks again for your reply! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  5617.3 #14 6-16-14 5:34AM
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5617.3 #14 DL Qual #6 June 14, 2014 3:35AM
Can't sleep so....Good morning! This day in Disney history, June 14th, 1958 Alice in Wonderland opened in Fantasyland. In addition, in 1959: three major attractions were christened!  The  More...
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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   293.4 #839 6-14-14 6:33AM Like(1)  Reply
Thanks so much for taking the time to answer all my questions! It's not often people do that! I agree about the Matterhorn I can't ride it anymore either with my bad back. It is sad. πŸ˜” The mermaids were pretty neat huh! 😍 the smell memory though....πŸ˜·πŸ˜‚ Indeed, a huge day for Disneyland!! - Duchess_SMK  5617.3 #14 6-14-14 7:52AM
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 3:59PM Like(1)  Reply
Sorry for the late reply and bump, but, not going to not respond to something so kind. 😊 I can't lie, this one took me about a week. πŸ™ŠπŸ™ˆ so happy so many enjoyed it though! Made it totally worth it! That 76 trombone story will never leave my mind. Can't wait to walk down Main Street and think about that! Thank YOU Admin!  - Duchess_SMK  5617.3 #14 6-17-14 9:13AM
As always...another fantastic post!! - DisneyDavidEMT   1572.0 #80 6-14-14 11:23PM Like  Reply
Thanks so much Sir! ((hugs)) - Duchess_SMK  5617.3 #14 6-15-14 5:03AM
I am not a crook. ✌️😜 - Tom   6632.3 #10 6-14-14 11:36PM Like  Reply
bhahahhaahahahah! - Duchess_SMK  5617.3 #14 6-15-14 4:51AM
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5617.3 #14 DL Qual #6 June 9, 2012 9:12AM
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...
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Wonderful as usual! Thank you duchess and good morning :) - PrinceTeaJack   916.1 #161 6-9-12 9:16AM Like(1)  Reply
☺ thanks so much TeaJack9! Hope you have a great day! - Duchess_SMK  5617.3 #14 6-9-12 9:22AM
Yes Thank you! - Disneymother  225.0 #1533 6-9-12 9:23AM
These posts = awesome - Grindcore   451.0 #411 6-10-12 9:10AM Like(1)  Reply
Thanks duchess for another great Disney historical moment.  - gonzofam   226.3 #1514 6-9-14 9:23PM Like  Reply
Great thank you.  - Midasgold   566.6 #301 6-9-14 10:37PM Like  Reply