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  • What I didn't know about Yesterland, until today.

    First of all, let me say this is the first time I ever visited the Yesterland website. Let me thank MiceChat for bringing it here, and making me aware of the Disneyland that used to be.

    Perhaps as I read the website, I can share my findings with others at MiceChat.
    BarbaraAnn


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    In 1955 when Disneyland opened, I was only 7 years old, going on 8. I was probably one of the children given the new polio shots that were administered to school age children that year.

    Joe DiMaggio was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1955. Albert Einstein passed away that year. McDonald's restaurants were also founded that very same year.

    I am going to enjoy exploring the Yesterland website, and sharing my findings here.
    BarbaraAnn

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      I was still a gleam in my then 17-year old mother's eye until the fall of 1955. I was born June 20, 1956...not much less than a year after Disneyland was born.

      I first visited Disneyland in 1960. I have fuzzy memories of the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, and the Indian Village, and having pancakes at Aunt Jemima's.

      My great grandmother lived in a mobile home park about a mile away on Harbor Boulevard. When we went to visit, we could hear the whistle of the Mark Twain...very special memories indeed.

      --Barry
      God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

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        This is going to be fun. How come I wasn't smart enough to check this site out earlier. I am always learning new and wonderful things on MiceChat.
        BarbaraAnn

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          I forget how I first found out about Yesterland. I had just a few months earlier learned how to turn on a computer.

          I was surfing my way around the net back then, and found Yesterland through I think a Yahoo search.

          I was constantly looking for things to remind me of my years working there.

          It was like finding a gold mine for me.
          God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

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            I agree.
            BarbaraAnn

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              Yesterland is an awesome wbesite. It shows all Disneyland's past attractions, shows and shops.

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                Today I discovered that the Disneyland Railroad was originally called the Sante Fe and Disneyland Rairoad. I already knew that some of the original attractions in Fantasyland were moved. Today I found out that that happened in 1983. Those attractions were Dumbo, The Mad Tea Party and King Arthur's Carousel. The Canal Boats of the World, became the Storybook Land Canal Boats in 1956, and Snow White's Adventure became Snow White's Scary Adventure in 1983.
                BarbaraAnn

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                  A fine point here...but it was listed as Snow White's Adventures (Scary) in ticket books long before the 1983 Fantasyland refurb. In my opinion Fantasyland was better in the pre-83 days.

                  --Barry
                  God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

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                    I've been visiting the Yesterland site for years now. Great to relive those old memories.

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                      I found this site before Mice Age, I Loved this site becuase it had pic of the Old Rocket Rods, PM, Skull Rock, and Subs. The site Rocks out loud.
                      Happy Halloween!!!

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                        I also found Yesterland a few years ago and just recently micechat!! What fun places to relieve wonderful memories.
                        Collector of Disney vinyl records.
                        Member of Washington State Chapter of Disneyana Fan Club www.mountainears.org

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                          Originally posted by makeminemusic View Post
                          I also found Yesterland a few years ago and just recently micechat!! What fun places to relieve wonderful memories.
                          Same I love Yesterland and now that it is here in MiceChat, I know that everyone knows or will now it sooner or later. And we can all discuss it here

                          We're always having fun in the Fun and Games Lounge. Care to visit us?

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                            Disneyland was so different back in 1955. I won't go into listing all the attractions that were there in the different lands at that time. Only one attraction has remained in each of the three lands of Tomorrowland, Adventureland, and Frontierland. Tomorrowland has Autopia, and it remains popular today. Each time I have been at Disneyland there was always a little wait to ride that attraction. Adventureland has the classic Jungle Cruise. I love that attraction. It is both relaxing, and comical at the same time. Frontierland has the wonderful Mark Twain. Can't pass up a chance to ride that either.

                            There are so many different attractions that are but memories, and I look forward to reading about some of them here at Yesterland.
                            BarbaraAnn

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                              wow, where did this page coem up from? I have not seen this thread ( site) what ever it is..... when did this come up?

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                                Its been up for a few days now. I don't remember when I first noticed it.

                                Very cool though!! Having been going to Disneyland since the 70's it great to remember a lot of the stuff I had a chance to see that isen't there anymore!




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                                  In 1955 Disneyland opened a theatre in Fantasyland, It was called the Mickey Mouse Club Theatre. In 1964, the name was changed to the Fantasyland Theatre. It was a comfortable theatre with seats, where you could see cartoons, and other film that ran continuously. This theatre closed in 1982. On that very spot, they build Pinocchio's Daring Journey.
                                  BarbaraAnn

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                                    This morning I have been reading about Disneyland tickets and the coupons that used to be used at Disneyland, prior to 1982.

                                    Basically you purchased a book of tickets. These books came in different prices, with different combinations. In 1966 the $4 ticket book gave you the following combination of coupons You got 3-E coupons, 3-D coupons, 2-C coupons, 1-B coupon and 1-A coupon. The system used, was that each attraction was assigned a letter A through E. You needed that coupon to visit that attraction or ride that ride. There were also some free attractions. I was surprised to read that the Carousel of Progress was a free attraction. The Golden Horseshoe Revue in Frontierland was also free. Some A attractions were the carousel, and Main Street vehicles. E-tickets as they became known as were Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean, Jungle Cruise, and the Matterhorn Bobsleds, just to name a few.

                                    I have only put a very small sampling of this ticket (coupon) system here. It was interesting reading. The system changed and later was phased out all together. Now to get into Disneyland, as well as most other theme and amusement parks, you pay one price that allows you admission to each and every attraction, as many times as you can manage.

                                    Check it out, it's interesting reading on the Yesterland website.
                                    BarbaraAnn

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                                      Today I read that those ticket books that were sold, and held the A,B,C,D,E, coupons, also held a general admission ticket into the park. When you visited Fantasyland they had their own Ticket Booth. Here you could purchase additional coupon/ticket books that did not contain that general admission ticket.

                                      Did you know? Well I didn't know that the Mad Tea Party used to sit where the Carousel sits now. The carousel was actually closer to the back end of Sleeping Beauty Castle. I picture it as being a bit crowded.
                                      BarbaraAnn

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                                        Re: What I didn't know about Yesterland, until today.

                                        Originally posted by Barbaraann View Post
                                        Did you know? Well I didn't know that the Mad Tea Party used to sit where the Carousel sits now. The carousel was actually closer to the back end of Sleeping Beauty Castle. I picture it as being a bit crowded.
                                        I did not know this until I saw some old photos of Fantasyland (OogieBoogie's awesome retro photo thread). It looked so odd since I have only seen it in person the way it is positioned now.



                                        If you have not visited Oogie's thread yet, I highly recommend it. I have had a blast looking through all the photos of the park over the years. He has done an amazing job of bringing together a wide range of pictures that cover many years and different areas of Disneyland. Check it out here and be sure to give Oogie some props for all his hard work.

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