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  • Any1 else feeling a bit old with 50th Anniv. coming in 2021?

    When Disneyland had its 50th in 2005 it was a little bit hard to imagine the people old enough to have been there in its first year.
    Yet in 2021 I'll be in their geriatric shoes, having gone to WDW for my first time in summer of 1972 when it was in its first 12 months. (I was 7 & the Magic Kingdom had opened in Oct. of 1971.)

    Were any of you there in its first year or two, and planning on returning for its 50th?

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    Not the same as WDW's beginning, but my first trip to the resort was in 1988. The Studio was still in the construction phase, so it's like I was there for the beginning of one of the parks. As for returning for the 50th, I'm ALWAYS thinking about when I can return. Unfortunately, I won't be able to make it then. Probably not for another 10 years. First I have to get all the kids through college.
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    • #3
      My first trip was in 1985, I think I will actually be their for the 50th or at least that is the current plan.
      BGood! It's not just my motto its my name!

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      • #4
        I felt old just trying to decipher the title to this thread. I'm sure my kids and grandkids would have immediately understood. As far as feeling old due to Disney World celebrating their fiftieth, no not really. I actually thought the park was much older than that for some reason. The more you know I guess.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by sbk1234 View Post
          Not the same as WDW's beginning, but my first trip to the resort was in 1988. The Studio was still in the construction phase, so it's like I was there for the beginning of one of the parks.
          My first trip was in March of 1988. I didn't know anything about the third theme park being built during that visit, but when I went back to work for them in 1989 I was able to attend CM previews before the park opened to the public. The park was completely empty, but everything was open because they were training/testing. It was amazing. I loved that park when it first opened. Now...not so much.

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          • #6
            Summer, 1981. I thought the place was amazing then. Now? I hate it.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by PhotoMatt View Post

              My first trip was in March of 1988. I didn't know anything about the third theme park being built during that visit, but when I went back to work for them in 1989 I was able to attend CM previews before the park opened to the public. The park was completely empty, but everything was open because they were training/testing. It was amazing. I loved that park when it first opened. Now...not so much.
              Sadly, it's really lost something. The Studio Tour with Catastrophe Canyon, Great Movie Ride, The Animation Studio with Robin Williams and Walter Cronkite, the sound effects show, Superstar Television, and some of the additions like Sunset Blvd. that came shortly later. It really was a nice park. Sadly it is lacking now. We only spent about a half a day there on our last trip. I'm sure that with Galaxy Edge opening up in a year or so the park will become revitalized again, but it will never be the same.
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              http://micechat.com/forums/disneylan...ip-report.html
              http://micechat.com/forums/disneylan...oto-heavy.html
              http://micechat.com/forums/disneylan...oto-heavy.html
              http://micechat.com/forums/disneylan...something.html

              No matter where you go, there you are.

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