Thursday, December 27, 2007

July 17th, 1985 Pt. 2, 7:30am

A repost from 2008! 26 Years ago today, 7/17/85. Happy Birthday Disneyland!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Saturday, December 15, 2007

July 17th, 1985

These pics are from the 30 hour party on 7-17-85, 12:30am. These pics are from the perspective of a very geeky 15 year old. It was a very long night :) Anyway, I hope you like them.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Mad Tea Party Refurb

An unusual view of the Tea Cups.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Souvenir Saturday

Here is an interesting souvenir from the opening of Indiana Jones Adventure in 1995. It is a "Boarding Pass" / Passport for the attraction. I can't remember if this was given out on opening day (which I think It was) or I bought it. Anyway it's an interesting souvenir.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Aladdin's Royal Caravan Parade

"Prince Ali, wonderful he, Ali Abuaba............"

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Christmas Is Comming

I thought that since christmas is almost here I'd give you a few pics from 1995. Are you in the spirit yet?

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Exit Please

Here is some trivia for all of you. In 1983 when Fantasyland was being redone, Not everything went according to plan. At the Village Haus there is an example of this. When the construction team were instaling the exit sign (required by code) they instaled it in the wrong place, to the right of center. When Tony Baxter (Fantasyland Head Imagineer) saw this, he wanted the sign centered over the opening. Well, it was more work than it was worth. So Tony turned this boo boo into a positive. He ordered a painting of Figaro, the cat from Pinocchio, to be painted on the wall. Figaro is trying, with all his might to drag the sign over to center.
Flash forward nine years and half a world away. When Disneyland Paris was being designed and built, the imagineers reused designs from the other theme parks. You can see this on Main Street and, you guessed it, Fantasyland. While the design isn't an exact carbon copy, the Village Haus is there in all it's glory. This time though, Figaro made it. The exit sign is centered above the door. Just some fun trivia!

Thursday, October 04, 2007

More Random Shots

Here are some more random pics. First I like to say thank you for your nice comments that you send.
First up, Mission to Mars building. This is just after it closed and it was being used as a Magic Kingdom Club hostility center, uh.... Hospotality center. Here is the falls at the entrance to Adventureland. In this shot it was brand new, I believe 1992.

The Rocket Jets from Mission To Mars.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Sunday Morning Madness

Howdy! Just some different shot for you. Enjoy!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Odds and Ends

Here is some odds and ends. First up, The sign that was on the doors to Splash Mountian when it was delayed in its opening in Spring 1989. Here is a shot of DTD from the esplanade. Whats different about this shot today?
Small World Holiday, lets get a fastpass. You say fastpass isn't available anymore?

And finally, Carnation Ice Cream Parlor.

Monday, September 24, 2007

EPCOT 1986

In honor of EPCOT Center 25th anniversary (never could use just Epcot) , here are some EPCOT pics. First up is some post cards (copyright Disney).
Next is Miss Information and IB4E, a couple of performance artist in Communicore.


American Adventure

From the Monorail Platform

Thursday, September 20, 2007

New name

Just something different :D

1984 Revisited

Today's post goes with yesterdays. I always enjoy looking at my souvenir guides from the past. Disneyland was at a crossroads in 1984. The old management was out and the new was in. Things at the park were about to change fast. In 1984, the finishing of Fantasyland was happening with the opening of the new Alice in Wonderland attraction in April and the big new attraction for the summer was World Premier CircleVision presenting American Journeys. Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA) had taken over sponsorship replacing AT&T. I can still remember the dark hues of burgandy and orange in the waiting area........