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  • June 17, 2011: A Video Trip Back to 2001

    Set the Wayback Machine to April 2001. Today’s destination is the original Happiest Place on Earth and its brand new neighbor.

    I hope you enjoy these two new videos.
    Link to A Video Trip Back to 2001, Filmed and Edited by Ian Parkinson
    Please discuss the videos here.
    Werner Weiss
    Curator of Yesterland, featuring discontinued Disneyland attractions

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    Re: June 17, 2011: A Video Trip Back to 2001

    I also hope you enjoy the two videos.
    They are from a very happy trip I made to the USA in 2001.
    I met up with Al Lutz, Todd (DustySage) and other MiceAge contributors who made me very welcome.

    Ian P
    "I'm surrounded by idiots"

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      Re: June 17, 2011: A Video Trip Back to 2001

      Great looking videos. I enjoyed them very much.
      James

      Once a Disney fan, always a Disney fan.

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        Re: June 17, 2011: A Video Trip Back to 2001

        Great vids!

        Disneyland was looking really rough around the edges circa 2001.

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          Re: June 17, 2011: A Video Trip Back to 2001

          Great Videos! Its cool to see how DCA looked shortly after opening, and man was it empty.
          WALTER ELIAS DISNEY COMMUNITY OF TOMORROW- WEDCOT

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            Re: June 17, 2011: A Video Trip Back to 2001

            If only I had an HD camera back in 2001 or realised how much would quickly disappear from DCA.
            I just wish I had kept the original video tapes as I'm sure there would be more footage I could have used.
            For instance there is no Superstar Limo (some might say that is a blessing) video, which is a pity really.
            I do have lots of photos which have been supplied to Werner, so I'm sure there will be some more DCA history coming soon (Steps in Time anyone?).
            "I'm surrounded by idiots"

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            • #7
              Re: June 17, 2011: A Video Trip Back to 2001

              Very impressive front-row video, given the HUGE crowds you had to struggle with at DCA. ;-) Thanks for sharing!

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                Re: June 17, 2011: A Video Trip Back to 2001

                I remember all of that, except, I didn't realize that "Step In Time" left very abruptly in April 2001? I thought "Sound Of Blast" came in 2002? Also, I am so glad that all that empty space is gone, (as in the case of the Submarine Lagoon); that place(s) have been touched up, (as in the cases of The Enchanted Tiki Room and the former Burning cabin,) in Disneyland.

                Overall, nice article!

                Now, I just wish they keep those Forever Kiosks in DL.


                Timekeeper
                sigpicNow the Tower of Sauron has fallen
                Also, this picture and my Avatar was taken with a Nintendo DSi System and Nyko Magnification Lens & Case for DSi.

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                  Re: June 17, 2011: A Video Trip Back to 2001

                  Originally posted by Timekeeper View Post
                  I remember all of that, except, I didn't realize that "Step In Time" left very abruptly in April 2001? I thought "Sound Of Blast" came in 2002?
                  According to The Power of Blast! at Yesterland.com, Steps in Time limped along until October 14, 2001.
                  Werner Weiss
                  Curator of Yesterland, featuring discontinued Disneyland attractions

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                    Re: June 17, 2011: A Video Trip Back to 2001

                    That brown Tomorrowland looks even worse than I remember. Bad idea.

                    Although, I must say Alice In Wonderland looked better.




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                      Re: June 17, 2011: A Video Trip Back to 2001

                      awesome video! everything seems so long ago! wait...its already been 10 years?!!! ah!

                      sorry if somebody has already answered this but I've forgotten:
                      -what are they doing with the old California Dreams mural aka new Little Mermaid dark ride site?
                      -was it finalized where the CA letters would go? (it's like the obligatory picture that was taken on many of my CA adventure visits!)

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                        Re: June 17, 2011: A Video Trip Back to 2001

                        Originally posted by SpcMtn77 View Post
                        That brown Tomorrowland looks even worse than I remember. Bad idea.

                        Although, I must say Alice In Wonderland looked better.



                        alice in wonderland looked WAY better then!!! How come they couldn't have put more inclusive safety amendments, such as a sturdy harnessing-loop or something for the workers to latch a carabiner on?

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