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Why Disneyland Sucks
bigtikidude
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Posted: 2009-01-27 9:32 pm   Permalink

I've been to the Disneyland Hotel Hundreds of times over the past 20 years and have never seen what you are talking about.

Jeff(bigtikidude)



 
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Coco Joe
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Posted: 2009-01-27 10:23 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-01-27 21:32, bigtikidude wrote:
I've been to the Disneyland Hotel Hundreds of times over the past 20 years and have never seen what you are talking about.

Jeff(bigtikidude)





You'd think you'd be able to find something online about it which I can't. I feel like I'm crazy but I know what I saw...I'll start asking hotel staff next time I visit.


 
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KuKu
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Posted: 2009-01-28 12:25 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-11-28 18:22, lucas vigor wrote:
Adventureland: They had the tahitian terrace restaraunt. What more needs to be said.



They used to sell shrunken heads and spears in front of the Jungle Cruise...
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Tom Slick
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Posted: 2009-01-30 10:05 am   Permalink

Coco Joe....The Disneyland Hotel does in fact have a few bodys of water. One was most recently used for the 50th anniversary and had a dancing water show. There is a cement stage to it as well, all outdoors. It is a medium/large sized area. Then there is the waterfalls/lightshow that you can pass under at the hotel by way of a path that twists through, and finally their main swimming pool area, next to the remote controlled boats.

I wasn't fortunate enough to see this show that you speak of, but when I was a kid in the 70s, there was a park not too far called Enchanted Village, with plenty of bamboo, another body of water that you could take a boat ride on, and a lagoon creature(some dude in a seaweed covered scuba suit would try to board the boat, and rock it back and forth, making you think you were all plunging into the depths of creature hell. That "monster" scared the shit! outta me, and I still remember to this day, I was about to jump out and make a swim for land, until my pops grabbed my arm. So then I made the next move to crawl under the open boat seats to hide under other people. Ahh, yes....and they had a luau type show at dusk with firewalkers,jugglers and fine wahines shakin' it all up...I got on stage with them when I was a kid and hula'ed with them. According to my folks, I had the whole place busting up in hysterics, including the band/dancers. By the sounds of it, I wonder if I inadvertantly, invented the booty shaking contest....?


 
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Tom Slick
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Posted: 2009-01-30 10:08 am   Permalink

Oh yea....Disneyland sucks for me now because they did not offer enough Haunted Mansion 40th Anniversary special event ticket packages! Those bastards sold out in less than 2 hours, and the event isn't until September 9th! BOOO, DISNEY!

 
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leleliz
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Posted: 2009-01-30 4:34 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-01-30 10:08, Tom Slick wrote:
Oh yea....Disneyland sucks for me now because they did not offer enough Haunted Mansion 40th Anniversary special event ticket packages! Those bastards sold out in less than 2 hours, and the event isn't until September 9th! BOOO, DISNEY!



Damn!


I really want the Haunted Portraits print by Shag.

I didnt even realize that the ticket packages went on sale yet. My bad.

I am going to have to bribe someone now to try to get me one or hope to hell he doesnt sell out.


 
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leleliz
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Posted: 2009-02-10 2:11 pm   Permalink

Came across some vintage Disneyland postcards while out and about thrifting. Thought some of you might want to see them. Sorry I do not have a scanner so I hope the glare isn't bad for you.

KEEL BOAT IN FRONTIERLAND


POLYNESIAN RESTAURANT THE TAHITIAN TERRACE - ALL THE TABLES ARE EVEN COVERED IN TAPA (OR FAUX TAPA)


SKULL ROCK AT PIRATE'S COVE IN FANTASYLAND

SKYWAY


THE HAUNTED MANSION



There were lots more mostly of the Castle and the Submarine ride. Since I have never been to Disneyland not sure of how much it has changed since the photographs were taken but I can only assume it has at least a little bit.








 
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bigtikidude
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Posted: 2009-02-10 7:53 pm   Permalink

Um, I've never seen that Haunted Mansion,
and I have been going to D land since 73.

is that possibly the Florida Haunted Mansion?

Jeff(bigtikidude)


 
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leleliz
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Posted: 2009-02-10 8:10 pm   Permalink

The back of the postcard has the Disney Land logo and even states that is where it is located.

I have been to Disney World about 100 times (being from Florida) so I know that it looks like that.

So I guess the card is a misprint then--interesting esp since the card is older . I didnt even notice because I have never been to Disneyland.


Ok so nix the Haunted Mansion card from above!

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procinema29
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Posted: 2009-02-12 07:43 am   Permalink

The Skull Rock and Skyway postcard images are coooooool.
Nice views of that stuff.


 
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Unga Bunga
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Posted: 2009-02-12 09:42 am   Permalink

I totally forgot about the Keel boat ride.
Probably because it was boring anyway.


 
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KeithH
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Posted: 2009-03-10 11:46 am   Permalink

Ahhh the Tahitian Terrace. I drove the Jungle Cruise in the summer of 90 and always enjoyed the view as they were getting ready to start the shows. Then they made it "Aladdin's Oasis" or some thing like that. Not sure what it is now though.

Swiss Family Tree House was changed to Tarzan's Treehouse - not sure what it is now.

I was really pissed when they changed one of the scenes in Pirates. Now instead of Pirates doing what they do - chase women - they chase women because they are carrying food. Although I haven't been to DL since the movies came out and they made even more changes. Dead Men Tell No Tails

The sky buckets were AWESOME! Except that people kept trying to climb out and fall to their deaths.

I am still pissed that they changed the Enchanted Tiki Room!

Keith
Jungle Cruise '90


 
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Hakalugi
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Posted: 2009-03-10 11:53 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-02-12 09:42, Unga Bunga wrote:
I totally forgot about the Keel boat ride.
Probably because it was boring anyway.



It's not boring when they overload one and let it tip over:
http://jungleis101.blogspot.com/2008/07/mike-fink-keel-boats-may-1997-accident.html

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bigtikidude
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Posted: 2009-03-11 09:22 am   Permalink

you know all ragging aside.
and there is alot of stuff to rag on Disney about.

the 1 thing that they did that I thought for the better was.
The remodel of Fantasyland. and the addition of the Pinochio ride.
old pics of Fantasyland make it look like a Cheap circus.
now it looks more like a European village.

Jeff(bigtikidude)


 
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Son-of-Kelbo
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Posted: 2009-03-11 8:14 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-03-11 09:22, bigtikidude wrote:
you know all ragging aside.
and there is alot of stuff to rag on Disney about.

the 1 thing that they did that I thought for the better was.
The remodel of Fantasyland.



Unless you happened to really like Pirates' Cove, Skull Rock, and Cap'n Hook's Jolly Roger (aka the Chicken-of-the-Sea restaurant -- sure the cuisine was a tad mediocre, but that full-scale ship was a beautiful sight...) *sigh*...



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