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  • [Fun] The Top 20 Mistakes that Disneyland made during the 90's

    What do u believe were the top 10 mistakes disneyland made during the Eisner/Presssler/Harris era?

    Here is a timeline to help u out:

    1990: Party Gras Parade


    1991: Rescue Rangers Raceway

    Celebration U.S.A. Parade
    Motor Boat Cruise to Gummi Bear Glenn
    "Plane Crazy" Show

    1992: Fantasmic!

    The World According to Goofy Parade
    Beauty and the Beast Live On Stage
    Ghost Groom added to the Haunted Mansion
    Storybook Land Canal Boats adds new scenes



    Fantasia Gardens
    Jolly Trolley







    Haunted Mansion New Cemetery


    Jungle Cruise adds new queue
    "Billy and the Hill Billies" Show
    Lion King Celebration Parade

    1995: Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Forbidden Eye
    Hearse and ghost horse added to the Haunted Mansion

    1996: Triton Gardens
    Toy Story Funhouse
    America the Beautiful returns

    Space Mountain adds soundtrack
    Videopolis Stage renamed Fantasyland Theater
    Hunchback of Notre Dame: Festival of Fools



    Star Tours adds extra queue

    Hercules Victory Parade

    Pirates of the Caribbean Renovation

    The Disney Gallery: Imagining the Future 1955-1998

    1998: Rocket Rods
    Innoventions
    Observatron
    Cosmic Waves
    Astro Orbiter
    Mulan Parade
    The American Space Experience
    Tomorrowland Terrace is renovated
    Honey, I Shrunk the Audience



    New Orleans Holiday
    Radio Disney Station


    And a list of all attractions/shows/parades that close during this period:


    Mission to Mars
    Motor Boat Cruise
    Main Street Electrical Parade
    Penny Arcade is changed to store
    Original Fireworks show
    Swiss Family Treehouse
    Alpine Gardens
    Tahitan Terrace Show
    Mike Fink Keelboats
    Original Golden Horseue Revue Show
    Skyway
    Fantasyland/Tomorrowland Autopia
    Captain EO
    Circle-Vision 360
    PeopleMover
    Submarine Voyage
    Rocket Jets

    So as u can see this was not an admirable "Disney Decade", so top 10 mistakes, what do u think?

    Last edited by DL_CRAZE; 07-09-2008, 12:30 AM.
    "Walt Disney World may have more than Disneyland, but Disneyland has quality, and quality triumphs over quantity" -DL_CRAZE
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  • #2
    Re: The Top 20 Mistakes that Disneyland made during the 90's

    "Not an admirable Disney decade"? Heck, I think the whole thing was worth it if only for Indiana Jones. A lot of unfortunate stuff happened, but Disneyland has still been plenty admirable throughout.

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    • #3
      Re: The Top 20 Mistakes that Disneyland made during the 90's

      1. Light Magic Parade

      2. Making a parade out of every new Disney animated film to come out

      3. New Tomorrowland

      4. Replacing Skyway, Mission to Mars, Submarine Voyage, PeopleMover (for three years), Motor Boat Cruise, Mike Fink Keelboats with nothing.

      5. Making the Penny Arcade into a store

      6. Closing the Tahitan Terrace

      7. Painting Small World with bright pastel colors

      8. Replacing Swiss Family Treehouse with Tarzan's Treehouse

      9. Letting Chip n' Dale Treehouse deteriate into a former shadow of itself

      10. Discontinuing the Main Street Electrical Parade.
      "Walt Disney World may have more than Disneyland, but Disneyland has quality, and quality triumphs over quantity" -DL_CRAZE
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      • #4
        Re: The Top 20 Mistakes that Disneyland made during the 90's

        I think it was closing of the subs, I miss the old ride =(

        I dunno if it was 90's but Disney's California Regional Adventure Park

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        • #5
          Re: The Top 20 Mistakes that Disneyland made during the 90's

          Mistakes....

          1. Taking out the Peoplemover

          2. Removal of the Disneyland Hotel Lagoon

          3. Toontown

          4. Electrical Parade Glowing Away

          5. Rocket Jets an Elevator lift removed

          6. That Gold/Brown paint they spackled around Tomorrowland

          7. Country Bear Playhouse Removed (I know it was 2001, but close enough)

          8. Allowing the Carousel Theater to sit dormant for most of the decade, and creating innoventions as its new tenant.

          9. Light Magic

          10. Ditching plans for WestCot

          On the other hand... while the 90's may have been a lean decade, not all was negative. Here are the best brite spots in my opinion...

          1. Indiana Jones Adventure... one of the greatest attractions in Disney History

          2. Fantasmic is a timeless classic

          3. Addition of music to Space Mountain enhances the experience infinitely

          4. Fantasyland Theatre Shows were entertaining

          5. The 35th Celebration/Party Gras was amazing (Dream Machine)

          6. Festival of Fools was a great time, its a shame it was so short lived

          7. And I know this isn't a theme park issue, but the 90's were a Golden Age for Disney Animated Features. We got Beauty and the Beast, Alladin, Pocahontas, Hunchback, Toy Story, A Bugs Life, Mulan.

          While changes are never accepted by all, we did get some positives out of the 1990's... it wasn't an entirely lost decade. We did lose alot, be then again, there were som positive gains.

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          • #6
            Re: The Top 20 Mistakes that Disneyland made during the 90's

            Mistakes

            01. Light Magic
            02. New Tomorrowland
            03. Removing Captain EO for HISTA
            04. Rocket Jets removed/Astro Orbiter is relocated to ground instead of being high in the sky.
            05. Skyway is removed
            06. The American Space Experience
            07. Getting rid of Videopolis
            08. Mickey's ToonTown
            09. Taking out Peoplemovers
            10. Billy and the Hillbillies show

            The great things about the 90's were:

            -Indiana Jones Adventures: Temple of the Forbidden Eye
            -Fantasmic!
            -Space Mountain added soundtrack
            -Fantasyland Theatre Entertaining shows like Beauty and the Beast, Pocahontas.. etc
            - Entertaining parade like The Lion King, Aladdin, Mulan, Hercules...etc.
            - Disney Renaissance animated movies like The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Norte Dame, Hercules, Mulan and Tarzan.
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            • #7
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              • #8
                Re: The Top 20 Mistakes that Disneyland made during the 90's

                Eisner

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                • #9
                  Re: The Top 20 Mistakes that Disneyland made during the 90's

                  Can we also group the early 2000s into this period? I mean, Parade of the Stars...Mickey's Detective Agency... :yuck:

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                  • #10
                    Re: The Top 20 Mistakes that Disneyland made during the 90's

                    Light Magic gave us that awesome audio system that we have now on the Parade Route.

                    1-20: TL '98
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                    • #11
                      Re: The Top 20 Mistakes that Disneyland made during the 90's

                      Originally posted by DisneyPrincess4590 View Post
                      Can we also group the early 2000s into this period? I mean, Parade of the Stars...Mickey's Detective Agency... :yuck:
                      I agree.. The mistakes really started in the mid 90s with the removal of the Skyway.


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                      • #12
                        Re: The Top 20 Mistakes that Disneyland made during the 90's

                        Originally posted by penguinsoda View Post
                        Eisner

                        Need I say more?
                        You could say Pressler.

                        But that's like talking about a pimple on a boil, so nah.
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                        • #13
                          Re: The Top 20 Mistakes that Disneyland made during the 90's

                          Originally posted by DL_CRAZE View Post
                          2. Making a parade out of every new Disney animated film to come out
                          Why is that bad?

                          Originally posted by MickeyMousePal View Post
                          Mistakes

                          08. Mickey's ToonTown
                          How is Mickey's Toontown a mistake?

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                          • #14
                            Re: The Top 20 Mistakes that Disneyland made during the 90's

                            Originally posted by aznshrek88 View Post
                            I think it was closing of the subs, I miss the old ride =(

                            I dunno if it was 90's but Disney's California Regional Adventure Park
                            The Subs were always breaking down, but now they are back with Finding Nemo!. It is pretty cool, but not worth the wait.

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                            • #15
                              Re: The Top 20 Mistakes that Disneyland made during the 90's

                              Originally posted by DL_CRAZE View Post
                              1. Light Magic Parade

                              2. Making a parade out of every new Disney animated film to come out
                              I agree 100% with you on #1 Light Magic was a disaster.

                              However, I will say that having a new parade for each animated film was a good thing because it meant that we got a new parade every few years instead of the current parade which hangs around for the next 8-10 years.
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