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  • What reminds you of the park? What feels "Disney" to you?

    Strange question, I know. Lemme put it this way:

    Have you encountered anything that reminds you of a certain facet of the park? I'll give an example....

    I live in a complex that has a lot of rocky waterfalls built into the walkways. The lighting at night reminds me a bit of the walkway between Thunder Mountain and Fantasyland. They also string lights among the trees at X-mas time, invoking memories of the Hub. One of the reasons I've stayed here so long (since '95) is the relaxed feeling I get when I walk the place at night. The elements are just right.

    So, is there anything that has that "Disney vibe" for you? A restaurant, a mall, your house, a photo?
    "The old man's gonna knock on the sky. Listen to the sound."

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    My house has a deliberate Norma Desmond old hollywood TOT vibe going on. I added an echo generator to my BGM system so all the old music sounds melancholy and a bit far away (like the shining). The house is 1920s Spanish and has that silent movie star mood and imagery, lots of candles, thick walls, stenciled beams and very dim. (Zorro had an affair with Clara Bow and ran off to Catalina theme). Then my kids turn on Spongebob, ride razor scooters thru the living room and wreck the whole darn thing!
    "As usual he's taken over the coolest spot in the house"- Father re: Orville 1963

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    • #3
      This is going to sound totally silly but....
      There is a Glade scent, Glade is the air freshner company, they make this one scent called Glistening Snow. It smells exactly like one of the scents used on Soarin California in DCA! Everytime I smell it, I feel like I am on the ride.

      Another thing that reminds me of Disneyland is listening to the park area music while I am driving. We listen to all the park tracks when we drive down there so anytime that I have it playing and I am in the car, I feel like I am on my way to Disneyland!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by AnotherPixie
        Another thing that reminds me of Disneyland is listening to the park area music while I am driving. We listen to all the park tracks when we drive down there so anytime that I have it playing and I am in the car, I feel like I am on my way to Disneyland!
        Many years ago, I used to be involved in choosing the area music for the parks and used to play it in my car first while driving, then decide what to put where. How ironic is that? Does art imitate life or is this deja vu?
        "As usual he's taken over the coolest spot in the house"- Father re: Orville 1963

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        • #5
          Incredible.

          The movie the Incredibles made me feel like I was back in the Tomorrowland of my childhood. I love the movie for that.

          We've a nearby onramp that loops over the freeway and reminds me of parts of Autopia.

          There's this mountain a few miles away that I swear looks just like the Matterh... oh duh... it is... lol...

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          • #6
            Doncha just love the little details? The scents....the music. Anything that activates the lobe of your brain that's hardwired to the park in some subtle way?
            "The old man's gonna knock on the sky. Listen to the sound."

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            • #7
              This is odd but the mine exhibit here at the local historical society has a smell that always makes me think of POTC and when I used to work in a resturaunt the fumes from the diesel truck on a cool morning reminded me of waiting for the submarine ride
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              • #8
                Originally posted by RX-24
                This is odd but the mine exhibit here at the local historical society has a smell that always makes me think of POTC and when I used to work in a resturaunt the fumes from the diesel truck on a cool morning reminded me of waiting for the submarine ride
                Oh yeah, the smell of diesel. Reminds me of the subs and monorai; rolled into one
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Cousin Orville
                  Many years ago, I used to be involved in choosing the area music for the parks and used to play it in my car first while driving, then decide what to put where. How ironic is that? Does art imitate life or is this deja vu?
                  The area music loops are great. I play them at home every day. I've got Main Street in my living room! POTC in my car.
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                  • #10
                    When there is stagnant or chlorine water around, it's the water attractions that comes to mind.
                    And any mild, dusty smell is the Haunted Mansion for me.
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                    • #11
                      I too think of Disneyland when I smell diesel.. Then of course the moldy smell of POTC.
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                      • #12
                        Every now and then, after a heavy rain, it smells like PotC around here. One of the best smells in the world.

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                        • #13
                          Another vote for the Potc smell, whenever we get a whiff of that the boys and I are like "smells like Pirates!"

                          Also, certain scooters and such around here sound like the Autopia cars when there's a bunch going at once it's like "ohhhh sounds like autopia!"

                          And when I was a little kid and white mini lights were not so popular at Christmas time, whenever I saw white mini lights in trees I used to think of of the park,I loved it.



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                          • #14
                            Whenever I go to the mall or the fair or some place where I have to walk around for an extended period of time, I get "Disneyland feet" and can't call it anything else.

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                            • #15
                              The neon sign on any "Firestone" tire shop.

                              Their use of that old English font reminds me of the similar font used on the old Disneyland sign (and most other place "Disneyland" is written).

                              When I was a kid I thought they were part of the same company, and I always wanted to go to Firestone because I thought it would be a lot of fun.
                              "Say, uh, ever hear of the devil's paint pots? Real mystery of the desert. Bubblin' pots of mud in all kinds of colors."

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by YouTellItAriel
                                Whenever I go to the mall or the fair or some place where I have to walk around for an extended period of time, I get "Disneyland feet" and can't call it anything else.

                                Being in the middle of my 30's, I know PRECISELY what you're talking about.
                                "The old man's gonna knock on the sky. Listen to the sound."

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                                • #17
                                  UC San Diego is Disneyland in university form. I really think I chose to come here subconsciously because the layout, architecture, and "theming" reminded me so much of DL. There's a central hub. There are "lands" (the colleges) with different ground textures. It was built in the 1960's so it has the same sort of "futuristic" vibe. Heck, the centerpiece of the campus is an outlandish-looking, towering building that has a long, dramatic path leading up to it, which is often lined with vendors.

                                  Also, there is a CS professor here who looks a lot like Michael Eisner. I discovered this a few weeks ago and it really put a cap on things.

                                  And our mascot is essentially King Triton from Little Mermaid.

                                  I'm telling you, if you love Disneyland and are looking for a place to go to college or grad school, think about SD. It's pretty nearby the real thing and it's a reasonable substitute when you aren't actually there. I'm just waiting for them to put in a ride other than the DLR (campus loop shuttle).

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by crinklebat
                                    UC San Diego is Disneyland in university form. I really think I chose to come here subconsciously because the layout, architecture, and "theming" reminded me so much of DL. There's a central hub. There are "lands" (the colleges) with different ground textures. It was built in the 1960's so it has the same sort of "futuristic" vibe. Heck, the centerpiece of the campus is an outlandish-looking, towering building that has a long, dramatic path leading up to it, which is often lined with vendors.

                                    Also, there is a CS professor here who looks a lot like Michael Eisner. I discovered this a few weeks ago and it really put a cap on things.

                                    And our mascot is essentially King Triton from Little Mermaid.

                                    I'm telling you, if you love Disneyland and are looking for a place to go to college or grad school, think about SD. It's pretty nearby the real thing and it's a reasonable substitute when you aren't actually there. I'm just waiting for them to put in a ride other than the DLR (campus loop shuttle).
                                    Do they charge your tuition in 1-day, 2-day, 3-day increments?
                                    "The old man's gonna knock on the sky. Listen to the sound."

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by Ortizmo2000
                                      Do they charge your tuition in 1-day, 2-day, 3-day increments?
                                      :lol:

                                      Nah, I've got an AP (premium, baby!). But I'd venture the food here is even more overpriced. And don't even get me started on the souvenirs!

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                                      • #20
                                        Making the transition from 405 North to 101 West, where you make that sweeping left turn under the bridge as you rise up from one freeway to the other) always make me think of Autopia.
                                        "Yesterday, a man walked up to me and said, 'Isn't it a shame that Walt Disney couldn't be here to see this?' and I said, "He did see this, that's why it's here."
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