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Here you will find a collection of photographs, videos, and other random things related to Vintage Disney Parks! We try to have everything sourced, so please leave it that way! We claim nothing.
DISNEYLAND 1959: Tomorrowland. Most of the attractions and rides are, obviously, no longer there - some I got to see, most I didn’t. Notice the cars were not on tracks yet……….
Cheesy Late 80s Disney Power Duet - We've Come So Far
In 1989, WDW’s Space Mountain received an extensive refurb that included a new fleet of trains, a brand new post-show, and, perhaps most famously, the current much-beloeved Star Tunnel music. What’s less well known, though, is that this song (actually named “Promising Tomorrows (We’ve Come So Far)”) actually has lyrics! This version played during the exit speedramp as guests passed through the new post-show.
Inside Buzz Lightyear’s Store Command, take a good look at the cashier’s counter. It is made from salvaged People Mover cars.
Rocket Rods, man. I could never remember what they were called. They were only at Disneyland for like, 2 years.
“The Rocket Rods completed the course of the 16-minute PeopleMover in only about 3 minutes. Because the Rocket Rods project was not given a large enough budget to bank the track’s curves, the Rocket Rods had to slow down substantially to maneuver most of the turns. The support structure and track originally built for the PeopleMover was not meant to be used for a high speed attraction and began to weaken. The constant changes in speed caused the vehicles’ on-board computer systems to fail, shutting down the entire attraction. The attraction broke down at least once a day, causing queues of up to three hours. It was not uncommon for guests to receive rain check passes to ride on another day.”
So in other words, this ride was going to start fucking killing people, so they shut it down. Haha.