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  • [Fun] What was a Better Decade: The 70's or the 80's?

    Disneyland 1970's
    1970: Legacy of Walt Disney

    1971: Indiana War Canoes renamed Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes

    1972: Indian Village transformed into Critter Country
    Country Bear Jamboree
    Main Street Electrical Parade
    Teddi Berra’s Swingin’ Arcade

    1973: The Walt Disney Story
    Disneyland Presents – A Preview of Coming Attractions

    1974: America Sings
    Santa Fe & Disneyland Railroad simply renamed Disneyland Railroad

    1975: America on Parade
    Flight to the Moon renovated into Mission to Mars
    The Walt Disney Story Featuring “Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln”

    1976: Jungle Cruise updated with new scenes

    1977: Space Mountain
    Starcade
    Space Stage
    Very Merry Christmas Parade
    Sleeping Beauty Castle Walk-Through Remodeled
    PeopleMover track is expanded and adds new Superspeed Tunnel scene

    1978: Main Street Cinema adds classic Mickey Mouse shorts
    Matterhorn Bobsleds adds Ice Caverns and Abominable Snowman

    1979: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad


    Disneyland 1980's
    1980: Disneyland’s 25th Anniversary Parade

    1982: Haunted Mansion adds Pet Cemetery
    PeopleMover adds Tron Tunnel

    1983: Flights of Fantasy Parade
    Dumbo the Flying Elephant is relocated and renovated
    Mad Tea Party is relocated and renovated
    Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride renovation
    Pinocchio’s Daring Journey
    Snow White’s Adventures renovation and reamed Snow White’s Scary Adventures
    Sword in the Stone Ceremony
    Peter Pan’s Flight renovation
    King Arthur Carousel relocated and renovated

    1984: Alice in Wonderland renovation
    Donald Duck’s 50th Anniversary Parade
    Magic Eye Theater featuring “Magic Journeys”
    County Bear Jamboree adds Country Bear Christmas Special
    Circle-Vision 360 adds “American Journeys” and “Woinders of China”

    1985: Videopolis
    Videopolis Train Station
    Disneyland Monorial gets new Mark V model
    Submarine Voyage subs renamed and repainted
    The Haunted Mansion gets live actors
    Frontierland Shooting Gallery renamed Frontierland Shooting Arcade
    The Walt Disney Story Featuring “Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln” renovation

    1986: Big Thunder Ranch
    Circus Fantasy Parade
    Totally Minnie Parade
    Magic Eye Theater featuring "Captain EO"
    Golden Horseshoe Revue renamed Golden Horseshoe Jamboree
    County Bear Jamboree adds Vacation Hoedown and renamed Country Bear Playhouse

    1987: Star Tours
    State Fair Celebration
    The Disney Gallery

    1988: Blast to the Past Celebration
    Mickey Mouse’s 60th Birthday Parade

    1989: Splash Mountain
    Videopolis debuts “One Man’s Dream”
    Circle-Vision 360 adds “Working for Peanuts” 3-D show

    Which decade of the two do you think brought a better array of attractions, which was significantly the better decade between the two?
    Last edited by DL_CRAZE; 07-03-2008, 03:18 PM.
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    Re: What was a Better Decade: The 70's or the 80's?

    The 70s. Space Mountain plus Big Thunder Mountain plus the new Matterhorn? Hard to beat three new Disney "mountain" experiences. (I know the Matterhorn already existed, but honestly, it changed the ride completely. Practically a new attraction.)

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    • #3
      Re: What was a Better Decade: The 70's or the 80's?

      I can't be rational about this. I mean, Data makes a fine point about the 70s, but the 80s are the decade I remember best. Also, Tron Tunnel. I have a rather inexplicable fondness for the Tron Tunnel.
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      • #4
        Re: What was a Better Decade: The 70's or the 80's?

        1970's Strongpoints: Critter Country, Space Mountain, Thunder Mountain, Main Street Electrical Parade

        1980's Strongpoints: Captain EO, Star Tours, Splash Mountain, New Fantasyland
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        • #5
          Re: What was a Better Decade: The 70's or the 80's?

          disneyland and the 80s...two things i love!


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          • #6
            Re: What was a Better Decade: The 70's or the 80's?

            I would say it's pretty close, but I'd give the 70's a slight edge, basically for the same reasons as Data. There are certain things from each decade that it's hard to imagine DL without now. Most significant of these for me are the two new mountains of the 70's and the new Fantasyland of the 80's.
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            • #7
              Re: What was a Better Decade: The 70's or the 80's?

              70's!!!
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              • #8
                Re: What was a Better Decade: The 70's or the 80's?

                Definitely the 70s.

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                • #9
                  Re: What was a Better Decade: The 70's or the 80's?

                  :unsure: I say both. To me it's basically even.

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                  • #10
                    Re: What was a Better Decade: The 70's or the 80's?

                    80's.. cuz I wasn't around in the 70's..

                    And the 80's had MOUSERCIZE!!

                    I still have the headband.. lol!


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                    • #11
                      Re: What was a Better Decade: The 70's or the 80's?

                      What? Working for Peanuts was an Donald Duck/Chip 'n' Dale short that WAS released in 3D ... but there was never a place to display 3D films at CircleVision.

                      It was displayed in the Park, but well before the date you show it. It was played at Fantasyland Theater (the pre 1983 rennovation version, not the post Videopolis version).

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                      • #12
                        Re: What was a Better Decade: The 70's or the 80's?

                        well i was around for 3 yrs of the 80s so im gunna go 80s me and my Star tours share the same birth year
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                        • #13
                          Re: What was a Better Decade: The 70's or the 80's?

                          Originally posted by DLcastmbr View Post
                          well i was around for 3 yrs of the 80s so im gunna go 80s

                          Daz wut im talkin bout! *High Five*


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                          • #14
                            Re: What was a Better Decade: The 70's or the 80's?

                            Originally posted by DLcastmbr View Post
                            well i was around for 3 yrs of the 80s so im gunna go 80s me and my Star tours share the same birth year
                            POTC -- 1967
                            Me -- 1968
                            HM -- 1969

                            A great time to be born!

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                            • #15
                              Re: What was a Better Decade: The 70's or the 80's?

                              well yes but the 60s arent in question in this particular thread LMAO
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