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  • Video New Video - Flying Saucers at Disneyland (1961)

    As you gear up for Carsland, step back in time to experience the original Flying Saucer attraction--which was, of course, the inspiration for the new Luigi's Flying Tires attraction.

    Jump into the WayBack machine and click over to YouTube:
    Disneyland 1961 - Flying Saucers - YouTube

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    WOW another new video from Disney History! You're on roll man! I can't wait for the next one!
    Great footage of the Classic Flying Saucer ride!

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      I am an enormous man. I wonder if I'll be able to ride Luigi's Flying Tires (meaning I wonder if the ride will be able to lift me.)

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        Thank you for sharing this!! I love seeing yesteryear footage like this.

        As a side note, does anyone else find that Mickey Mouse costume a little creepy? If I were a kid, I don't know if I'd want to say hello to him at the park. I'm glad they've updated that!
        Merida looks like this. Not a Barbie doll!

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          Re: New Video - Flying Saucers at Disneyland (1961)

          Originally posted by Malina View Post
          As a side note, does anyone else find that Mickey Mouse costume a little creepy? If I were a kid, I don't know if I'd want to say hello to him at the park. I'm glad they've updated that!

          Absolutely!)

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            Re: New Video - Flying Saucers at Disneyland (1961)

            Originally posted by peagreen View Post
            I am an enormous man. I wonder if I'll be able to ride Luigi's Flying Tires (meaning I wonder if the ride will be able to lift me.)
            It probably will if you ride alone and try to lean the car.

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              Re: New Video - Flying Saucers at Disneyland (1961)

              Wait, weren't these supposed to be significantly faster than Luigi's Flying Tires? I don't see it.

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                I never knew that there were beach balls on the Flying Saucers too.
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                  Big fan of the DHI videos. This was awesome.


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                  • #10
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                    Haha, wow I had no idea they ever put beach balls on the old Flying Saucers too. The only footage of the ride I've ever seen was the one with the old man smoking a cigar and taking pictures while riding.

                    Anyway, they still look more fun than LFT, despite the design flaws. They're bouncy!

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                      YES! I love these guys make some of the best Disneyland video's out there
                      Happy Halloween!!!

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                      • #12
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                        Watching that video makes me a little sad, because I was there in 1964 yet I never rode the Flying Saucers. My sister did - she is the blond girl in the photo below, which my Dad took in 1964. I remember that seat belt with the many buckles. Interesting tidbit: To ride the Flying Saucers required an E ticket!

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                          FLYYYYY!!!!! i will definatly be on this ride alot!!!
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                            Re: New Video - Flying Saucers at Disneyland (1961)

                            Originally posted by logicspeaks View Post
                            Wait, weren't these supposed to be significantly faster than Luigi's Flying Tires? I don't see it.

                            Lol. Well these videos are slowed down. Probably due to frame rate differences between film and video. There's a video by Disney which has footage of flying saucers at the proper frame rate. They're ridiculously faster.

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                              Re: New Video - Flying Saucers at Disneyland (1961)

                              Originally posted by Bob Weaver View Post
                              Watching that video makes me a little sad, because I was there in 1964 yet I never rode the Flying Saucers. My sister did - she is the blond girl in the photo below, which my Dad took in 1964. I remember that seat belt with the many buckles. Interesting tidbit: To ride the Flying Saucers required an E ticket!
                              I never got to see the Flying Saucers, but that seat buckle seems familiar. What other attraction(s) had them? I'm sure there was something, but I'm drawing a blank.

                              Another great video, btw!

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