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  • A Tribute in Pictures - Paradise Pier (2001 - 2007)

    So since Paradise Pier, as we know it, is going away ... I thought it might be nice to take a look back at the Paradise Pier that was.



    Paradise Pier during the day



























    And at night






    When Lilo and Stitch came out, they had a meet and greet and luau near where the Maliboomer is


    The wall near Paradise Pier has had some different pictures over the years

    This was one of the earliest things in Paradise Pier to go. They also had a Golden Zephyr one. (couldn't find the picture)








    An Avalon Cove sign still exists to this day


    The rest of these signs are sure to go soon




    These lights sure have had their share of critics


    In October of 2002 they had an Angels Victory Celebration after they won the World Series over the San Francisco Giants.





    In January of 2004, they brought the Tower of Terror Rose Parade float to the Amphiteatre area




    During the X-games they had a skateboard/bike ramp in paradise pier


    The Cove Bar has ALWAYS been a popular hang out, even in 2002 you can see a familiar face.


    And of course, Wolfgang Puck didn't last long, but Ariel's Grotto has been around for awhile now.


    New Years Eve is always hopping in Paradise Pier







    Hope you enjoyed.


    If you have more paradise pier/memories to share, feel free to. (I know I'm lacking night pictures)


  • #2
    Re: A Tribute in Pictures - Paradise Pier (2001 - 2007)

    Great pictures!!


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    • #3
      Re: A Tribute in Pictures - Paradise Pier (2001 - 2007)

      FABULOUS SHOTS! Oh the memories, or those soon to be!
      Mom, remember, it's not what a person is like on the outside that counts,
      it's what they are like in their HEART!


      - Wolfette

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      • #4
        Re: A Tribute in Pictures - Paradise Pier (2001 - 2007)

        Thanks a lot for that tribute. I happen to really enjoy DCA, and your pictures are beautiful.
        <3 Chloe

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        • #5
          Re: A Tribute in Pictures - Paradise Pier (2001 - 2007)

          Thanks for sharing!

          Funny what a night sky and lots of lights will do to an area. Its like Disney's version of "beer goggles."

          I am not a DCA hater but PP during the day pales in comparison to PP at night, IMO.
          "If you build it right, they will come." - Bob Iger

          "I'm not a literary person. As far as realism is concerned, you can find dirt anyplace you look for it. I'm one of those optimists. There's always a rainbow." - Walt Disney



          "I don't care about critics. Critics take themselves too seriously. They think the only way to be noticed and to be the smart guy is to pick and find fault with things. It's the public I'm making pictures for." - Walt Disney

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          • #6
            Re: A Tribute in Pictures - Paradise Pier (2001 - 2007)

            ^ Agreed, I just wish I had some better night shots of the area.

            I know I have more, I just don't know where they are. Probably need to be scanned.

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            • #7
              Re: A Tribute in Pictures - Paradise Pier (2001 - 2007)

              Awww.... I'm actually feeling nostalgic! Thanks for the great pix!!

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              • #8
                Re: A Tribute in Pictures - Paradise Pier (2001 - 2007)

                Thanks for the photos. Can't say that I'll miss Paradise Pier as it is. Bye-bye stucco and vinyl signs, hello real theming!

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                • #9
                  Re: A Tribute in Pictures - Paradise Pier (2001 - 2007)

                  Buh-bye. I wonder what's coming in it's place...
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                  • #10
                    Re: A Tribute in Pictures - Paradise Pier (2001 - 2007)

                    I'll be forever sentimental about the ho-hum wannabe-theming in Paradise Pier, but that's just how I am. I'm sure the new stuff will be better...I hope.

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                    • #11
                      Re: A Tribute in Pictures - Paradise Pier (2001 - 2007)

                      Say what??!! So like The whole PARADISE PIER is like closing 4ever???!!! Like even the rides???? Im confused......
                      :lol:SkItTlEs:lol:





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                      • #12
                        Re: A Tribute in Pictures - Paradise Pier (2001 - 2007)

                        Originally posted by SkittlesMcGee943 View Post
                        Say what??!! So like The whole PARADISE PIER is like closing 4ever???!!! Like even the rides???? Im confused......
                        They are re-theming Paradise Pier. The rides that are staying are CA Screamin', Carousel, Sun Wheel and Maliboomer. Everything from the Orange to Golden Dreams is going the way of the do-do.

                        In it's place is 'rumored' to be a beer garden (where the pizza place and McD's is) a Ratatouille coaster (where Mullholland Madness is) and a Little Mermaid Dark Ride (Where Golden Dreams is).

                        They are also retheming the side where the games and Screamin' are to match the Toy Story Mania ride. More of a victorian theme.

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                        • #13
                          Re: A Tribute in Pictures - Paradise Pier (2001 - 2007)

                          Originally posted by MasterGracey View Post
                          Thanks for the photos. Can't say that I'll miss Paradise Pier as it is. Bye-bye stucco and vinyl signs, hello real theming!

                          Agreed! It's been a while since we have seen most of those buildings and I must say the construction of TMM! looks better than they did.
                          "If you build it right, they will come." - Bob Iger

                          "I'm not a literary person. As far as realism is concerned, you can find dirt anyplace you look for it. I'm one of those optimists. There's always a rainbow." - Walt Disney



                          "I don't care about critics. Critics take themselves too seriously. They think the only way to be noticed and to be the smart guy is to pick and find fault with things. It's the public I'm making pictures for." - Walt Disney

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                          • #14
                            Re: A Tribute in Pictures - Paradise Pier (2001 - 2007)

                            Originally posted by sir clinksalot View Post
                            They are re-theming Paradise Pier. The rides that are staying are CA Screamin', Carousel, Sun Wheel and Maliboomer. Everything from the Orange to Golden Dreams is going the way of the do-do.

                            In it's place is 'rumored' to be a beer garden (where the pizza place and McD's is) a Ratatouille coaster (where Mullholland Madness is) and a Little Mermaid Dark Ride (Where Golden Dreams is).

                            They are also retheming the side where the games and Screamin' are to match the Toy Story Mania ride. More of a victorian theme.

                            Maliboomer may be leaving as well...according to a few sources.
                            "If you build it right, they will come." - Bob Iger

                            "I'm not a literary person. As far as realism is concerned, you can find dirt anyplace you look for it. I'm one of those optimists. There's always a rainbow." - Walt Disney



                            "I don't care about critics. Critics take themselves too seriously. They think the only way to be noticed and to be the smart guy is to pick and find fault with things. It's the public I'm making pictures for." - Walt Disney

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                            • #15
                              Re: A Tribute in Pictures - Paradise Pier (2001 - 2007)

                              I like Maliboomer, but wouldn't mind if it left. I just can't see what else they can put in it's spot.

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                              • #16
                                Re: A Tribute in Pictures - Paradise Pier (2001 - 2007)

                                How funny SirC, you take pictures during the day, and all I have are night pictures. So between us, we have a full tribute in pictures. Here's some of mine:





















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                                • #17
                                  Re: A Tribute in Pictures - Paradise Pier (2001 - 2007)

                                  Originally posted by sir clinksalot View Post
                                  I like Maliboomer, but wouldn't mind if it left. I just can't see what else they can put in it's spot.
                                  Not official news but according to blueskydisney

                                  The rest of the area will likely be behind walls within the next year or so... the final look of the pier won't be done until late 2009. By this time at least one other E-Ticket will be deep under construction and another D-Tickey as well should be done. The Maliboomer is slated for removal, but the concepts to take its place are not finalized yet. There will be another D or E-Ticket that will eventually be constructed in the helix to the left of the carousel. If you don't know what a helix is... well, it's the round section of a roller-coaster track. The Maliboomer is inside one and the other is taken up by grass and palm trees right now... but that may soon change.
                                  We will soon find out...
                                  "If you build it right, they will come." - Bob Iger

                                  "I'm not a literary person. As far as realism is concerned, you can find dirt anyplace you look for it. I'm one of those optimists. There's always a rainbow." - Walt Disney



                                  "I don't care about critics. Critics take themselves too seriously. They think the only way to be noticed and to be the smart guy is to pick and find fault with things. It's the public I'm making pictures for." - Walt Disney

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                                  • #18
                                    Re: A Tribute in Pictures - Paradise Pier (2001 - 2007)

                                    Thanks for clarifying sir clinksalot. Tht makes me sad...I love the Orange Stinger and Mullholland Madness.........The were my fave rides..........soooooo Does anyone know when this is gunna happen???? and ummmm why????
                                    Last edited by SkittlesMcGee943; 09-26-2007, 08:44 PM.
                                    :lol:SkItTlEs:lol:





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                                    • #19
                                      Re: A Tribute in Pictures - Paradise Pier (2001 - 2007)

                                      I will add a few...




                                      While my wife and I were exiting California Screamin' Josh Duhamel, aka Tad Hamilton, approached my wife and said, "Fun ride, huh?"

                                      My wife was beside herself the entire trip and drools everytime she see's this picture. So this is for my wife:



                                      Another one for all the ladies out there...







                                      I am sure we will get many of these shots...



                                      and many of these...






                                      I had a little visitor while enjoying a glass of wine at the Cove Bar:



                                      Heres to a bright future :beg:

                                      "If you build it right, they will come." - Bob Iger

                                      "I'm not a literary person. As far as realism is concerned, you can find dirt anyplace you look for it. I'm one of those optimists. There's always a rainbow." - Walt Disney



                                      "I don't care about critics. Critics take themselves too seriously. They think the only way to be noticed and to be the smart guy is to pick and find fault with things. It's the public I'm making pictures for." - Walt Disney

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                                      • #20
                                        Re: A Tribute in Pictures - Paradise Pier (2001 - 2007)

                                        sir clinksalot

                                        This is a cool pic. Great shots all around. Paradise Pier was a neat idea at first, but then it just got boring.
                                        sigpic
                                        Home away from Home.

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