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dorkfish
08-23-2007, 08:21 PM
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Thank you YouTube for continuing the dream of Big Al and the rest.

whynotsmile99
08-23-2007, 08:35 PM
when/why the fuck did they take out country bear jamboree?!

Jenniehoo
08-23-2007, 08:43 PM
I saw that when I was little and I cried because it scared the living shit out of me. Something about the plastic, frozen faces of the animatronic bears.

amyzzz
08-23-2007, 08:46 PM
that bear thing sucked ass.

Gideon Knife
08-23-2007, 08:57 PM
It's a Winnie the Pooh ride now.

amyzzz
08-23-2007, 09:02 PM
That one sucks ass too, but at least it doesn't scare my kids.

algunz
08-23-2007, 09:27 PM
We lost the country bear YEARS ago. You are know pouring salt on still very open wounds.

DeltaSigChi4
08-23-2007, 09:50 PM
I couldn't watch that shit in its entirety.

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Mr.Nipples
08-23-2007, 09:53 PM
theres actually alot of similarities between the country bear jamboree and the arcade fire...

noisemachine
08-23-2007, 09:57 PM
Man, I miss that. I went on the Winnie the Pooh thing that replaced it and it sucks big time. Its a crappy acid trip ride for hippies.

Wheres the beef?
08-23-2007, 09:57 PM
tee hee

dorkfish
08-23-2007, 10:29 PM
Big Al's Blood on the Saddle is still a heartbreaking song.

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whynotsmile99
08-23-2007, 10:33 PM
blood on the saddle. jesus that's sorta morbid

dorkfish
08-23-2007, 10:37 PM
That was the most frightening part of the show when you were 4 years old. That and the bear who was lost in a mine. When they try to end Big Al's song, it's a crazy mess of noise.

They used to also have this creepy bird animatronics thing that's gone. I hated that thing direly.

dorkfish
08-23-2007, 10:39 PM
Found it. These birds used to frighten me to tears when I was a wee tot.

http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/5549/3b71e6a4e5d3c674cc15b4blu7.jpg

full on idle
08-23-2007, 11:16 PM
Why do I feel like I've seen that before?

summerkid
08-24-2007, 12:05 AM
what was wrong with you people i used to love these things when i was a kid.

breakjaw
08-24-2007, 01:51 AM
theres actually alot of similarities between the country bear jamboree and the arcade fire...
sigged thanks Nipples!

DeltaSigChi4
08-24-2007, 01:53 AM
:rolleyes:

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breakjaw
08-24-2007, 01:56 AM
Big Al's Blood on the Saddle is still a heartbreaking song.

This predated Dylan using the line "blood on your saddle" in the song "Idiot Wind" by quite a long time didn't it?Just curious,because there was a cowpunk band when I was growing up in Cali called "Blood On The Saddle".They were pretty good.

rage patton
08-24-2007, 01:57 AM
sigged thanks Nipples!

Fuck you!!! I was just going to sig it. Dammit!!!

Oh well. I loved the Country Bears when I was a kid. I think. I will have to ask my parents and check. But I remember loving it. They still have it in Florida. But its not the same... :(

Oh, and I stoped in Disneyland on the way to Coachella this year, and fuckin Splash Mountain was closed. Bitches. How could they even have the nerve?

DeltaSigChi4
08-24-2007, 01:59 AM
Disneyland sucks.

Now you know, crazy canuck.

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rage patton
08-24-2007, 02:10 AM
What!? Disneyland is awesome. Some of my fondest childhood memories are at Disneyland.

Speaking of Canucks... We resigned Mr. Canuck himself, Trevor Linden. Woo-hoo! :) However, we are getting a new Jersey. :nono

breakjaw
08-24-2007, 02:20 AM
My favorite Canuck was Tiger Williams.
Second favorite:Pavel Bure.

Abe Lincoln
08-24-2007, 02:21 AM
Disneyland sucks.



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I beg to differ.

DeltaSigChi4
08-24-2007, 02:33 AM
Beg all you want. I wouldn't piss on you if you were aflame and begged me.

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rage patton
08-24-2007, 02:35 AM
My favorite Canuck was Tiger Williams.
Second favorite:Pavel Bure.

Did you know if you saw the words "Pavel" and "Bure" within six words appart in a sentence in Vancouver, you are legally allowed to be stoned to death by anyone who hears you?

Abe Lincoln
08-24-2007, 02:40 AM
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DeltaSigChi4
08-24-2007, 02:50 AM
Is there a YT of him getting shot in the head?

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Abe Lincoln
08-24-2007, 02:51 AM
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Abe Lincoln
08-24-2007, 02:57 AM
Is there a YT of him getting shot in the head?

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thefunkylama
08-24-2007, 03:43 AM
Abe, I was fairly certain you left Disneyland a couple years ago. Still on good terms, then?

M Sparks
08-24-2007, 04:17 AM
Disneyland sucks NOW due to years of mismanagement. It's starting to get a little better, but there are some things they can't undo.

The Country Bears thing is one of the best examples of poor management. The parks division decided to rip it out at the same time the entertainment division decided to make a Country Bears movie. So by the time the movie came out, the show at Disneyland had construction walls around it.

To make matters worse, someone actually put a poster promoting the movie ON the constructions walls. So employee's who worked nearby were constantly being asked "Where's The Country Bear's entrance?"

And the Winnie The Pooh ride is the worst attraction at any Disney park. Might even be worse than any Six Flags attraction.

M Sparks
08-24-2007, 04:23 AM
They used to also have this creepy bird animatronics thing that's gone. I hated that thing direly.

The Tiki Birds are still there. I think they took out a song or two. I went in there a couple years ago and it seemed much shorter.

In Florida, they changed it and put in the birds from Aladdin and...Lion King? But it's still the same, just different host dialogue.

gaypalmsprings
08-24-2007, 05:36 AM
I miss the People Mover & the Michael Jackson 3-D movie. But the new Nemo submarines will be great.

fatbastard
08-24-2007, 05:56 AM
I miss America Sings. I heard they closed that one because a staff member was killed. I hate California Adventure. Old School Disneyland all the way. The crab cakes and mint julips at Blue Bayou for sure.

ivankay
08-24-2007, 06:25 AM
I miss America Sings. I heard they closed that one because a staff member was killed. I hate California Adventure. Old School Disneyland all the way. The crab cakes and mint julips at Blue Bayou for sure.

It is true someone was killed on it (http://www.snopes.com/disney/parks/amersing.asp), but they didn't shut it down because of that.

my personal favorite America Sings story:

i grew up down the street from the Magic Kingdom and would go a lot. When i was 12 or so (making this around 1980ish), my friend and i went with a pack of stink bombs. So as i was walking onto America Sings, i casually went up to the front of the theater, dropped a stink bomb, stepped on it, and cruised to the back to sit down with my co-conspirator. People on the ride were holding their noses and talking it up about something stinking before we rotated to the second part of the show. During that second portion, the announcement came on there was a mechanical problem and everyone was escorted off the ride. As we were leaving, a big show was put on by us about the terrible ass smell. Ta-dah.

Here's (http://everything2.com/index.pl?node_id=1116477)where i got these 10 deaths at Disneyland (i think there might be more):

Since its opening in 1955, eight (10) people have died in Disneyland, seven of which were results of their own neglegence, the other was killed by a faulty ride. Here's the list and a description, courtsey of snopes.com - The Urban Legends Refrence Pages.

1. May, 1964 - Mark Maples, 15, was killed after standing up on one of the bobsleds on Matterhorn Mountain. He unbuckled his seatbelt, and lost his balance when he stood up, cracking his skull and three ribs. He died three days later from internal bleeding.

2. June, 1966 - Tomas Cleveland, 19, died while trying to sneak into the park. He climbed the parks outer fence, and got onto the monorail track. Had there not been a monorail on the track, his plan would have been fool-proof.

3. August, 1967 - Ricky Yama, 17, was crushed to death by the People Mover while he jumped off the train in a tunnel. He slipped and went crunch.

4. June, 1973 - Bogden Delaurot, 18, died while swimming across the Rivers of America after getting drunk on Tom Sawyer Island. His body was found the next day.

5. June, 1980 - Gerardo Gonzalez died pretty much the same way as Rick Yama died. Gerardo jumped off the People Mover, slipped, was crushed to death. Nobody witnessed this, so his body was dragged behind the People Mover for hundreds of feet until an operator noticed.

6. June, 1983 - Drunk off his ass, Philip Straughan, 18, stole a motorboat that was parked in a cast-only area. He drove it around a little, smashed into a rock. He was thrown into the water, where he was too inebriated to remember how not to drown.

7. January, 1984 - Dolly Young, 48, was thrown out of her bobsled on Matterhorn Mountain and got her head and chest pinned under the bobsled behind her. Investigators say that her seatbelt was unbuckled, but since nobody was in the bobsled with her, they could not tell if she jumped deliberately or not.

8. December, 1998 - I won't make fun of this one because this was not caused by the person's own idiocy. Luan Phi Dawson, 33, was struck by a cleat used to keep the sailing ship Columbia at dock when it was ripped off of the dock by the ship. (a la Men of Honor with Cuba Gooding Jr.) Dawson was declared brain-dead two days later, and died when taked off life support.

9 (should be #5). July, 1974- Deborah Gail, 18 was a Cast Member working as a hostess a little more than a week after Disneyland's refurbished Carousel of Progress theater reopened as America Sings. She was killed when she became caught between a rotating wall and a stationary one. The theater was later redesigned so that these solid walls could breakaway.

10. September, 2003- Marcelo Torres, 22, of Gardena killed aboard Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. This incident occurred "after the lead car, decorated to resemble a small red engine, and the open-top passenger cars sped through the faux desert landscape and uphill into a tunnel, where the cars separated and the locomotive derailed." Torres bled to death after suffering a blunt force trauma of the chest. Several other guests were injured.

TomAz
08-24-2007, 08:02 AM
Mark Maples, 15
Tomas Cleveland, 19
Ricky Yama, 17
Bogden Delaurot, 18
Philip Straughan, 18
Deborah Gail, 18


there is a theme here.

M Sparks
08-24-2007, 08:14 AM
Wasn't there a kid crushed in the Roger Rabbit ride? Or did he live?

I've never heard #6 before.

TomAz
08-24-2007, 08:17 AM
Back in 78 I followed the Country Bear Jamboree tour around the country, went to ten [10] shows in twelve [12] nights. I think the Hall of Presidents may have been the opening act. It was a wild tour, the bears were always fucked up, snorting lines off groupies tits, that sort of thing.

breakjaw
08-24-2007, 08:47 AM
Big Al was the king of the one-string guitar.

Abe Lincoln
08-24-2007, 09:23 AM
Abe, I was fairly certain you left Disneyland a couple years ago. Still on good terms, then?
Without getting into details of the severance package,let's just say the Country Bears and I are VERY comfortable now.

amyzzz
08-24-2007, 09:24 AM
I still haven't gone on the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad ride since that incident, and I go to Disneyland once or twice a year.

Also, Splash Mountain is my favorite ride, so I would be pissed if it was closed too. FYI, You can go to Disneyland's website before you travel there and find out what rides will be closed in advance. Usually all the rides are open throughout the summer and during holidays (high traffic times).

fatbastard
08-24-2007, 11:45 AM
I enjoy going in the rain.

matildawong
08-24-2007, 12:06 PM
Yeah fatbastard! Going in the rain is actually really great.

I used to love the Journey Thru Inner Space ride when I was little, Star Tours is there now, where you went through a microscope and at the end a big eyeball was looking down at you. My parents still laugh about what a weird kid I was. (Am.)

chairmenmeow47
08-24-2007, 12:15 PM
Found it. These birds used to frighten me to tears when I was a wee tot.

http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/5549/3b71e6a4e5d3c674cc15b4blu7.jpg

didn't they move these to splash mountain?

and of course delta hates disneyland, it's for tourists =P

i personally hated the jamboree because it ate away precious ride time.

fatbastard
08-24-2007, 12:20 PM
It would be great to purchase a Star Tour simulator for the house.

chairmenmeow47
08-24-2007, 12:27 PM
It would be great to purchase a Star Tour simulator for the house.

someone told me they're updating that soon. my text message noise was recorded from the star tours. it's the noise they make before saying "now boarding". i get happy every time i get a text :)

and amy, i was on big thunder a week before that incident!

dorkfish
08-24-2007, 01:34 PM
didn't they move these to splash mountain?

and of course delta hates disneyland, it's for tourists =P

i personally hated the jamboree because it ate away precious ride time.
they moved most to Splash Mountain. Some were turned into alien things for Star Tours.

breakjaw
08-24-2007, 01:53 PM
I used to love the Journey Thru Inner Space ride when I was little, Star Tours is there now, where you went through a microscope and at the end a big eyeball was looking down at you. My parents still laugh about what a weird kid I was. (Am.)
You'd like this then:
Monsanto Inner Space Ride Simulator DVD (http://www.themightymicroscope.com/home.htm)
I got it for my brother a few X-Mases ago and it's fantastic.It really does a good job of simulating every detail of the ride.

ivankay
08-24-2007, 02:25 PM
You'd like this then:
Monsanto Inner Space Ride Simulator DVD (http://www.themightymicroscope.com/home.htm)
I got it for my brother a few X-Mases ago and it's fantastic.It really does a good job of simulating every detail of the ride.

i am soooo going to buy that. Like i mentioned earlier, grew up down the road a bit and would go a lot. Inner Space was one of the best rides for making out with nice girls you met at the park. Many years after it's removal, i was talking to a security guard i recognized and we were talking shit. The subject of ATIS came up and i expressed how bummed i was it was no longer there. He said security threw a party when it was taken out. "Why, oh why?" i asked. To them it was one of the most troublesome rides because of all the kids getting it on in there. They referred to it as "Adventures Through Intercourse".

People Mover (another ride i miss very much) was the People Maker.

i too will also chime in: Rainy days at Disneyland are the best. Scares away crowds and it looks great. Here's some pictures from a couple of years ago:

http://buzznet-51.vo.llnwd.net/assets/users9/renegademartian/default/really...be_careful--large-msg-1129691940-2.jpg

http://buzznet-89.vo.llnwd.net/assets/users9/renegademartian/default/Monorail_at_the_front_gate--large-msg-1129691935-2.jpg

http://buzznet-73.vo.llnwd.net/assets/users9/renegademartian/default/best_day_to_go_to_Disneyland--large-msg-1129691931-2.jpg

http://buzznet-89.vo.llnwd.net/assets/users9/renegademartian/default/Matterhorn_looks_appropriate--large-msg-1129691928-2.jpg

http://buzznet-83.vo.llnwd.net/assets/users9/renegademartian/default/Walt_and_Mickey--large-msg-1129691924-2.jpg

http://buzznet-04.vo.llnwd.net/assets/users9/renegademartian/default/cloudy_castle--large-msg-1129691914-2.jpg

http://buzznet-48.vo.llnwd.net/assets/users9/renegademartian/default/lots_of_cups_to_clean--large-msg-1129691905-2.jpg

http://buzznet-65.vo.llnwd.net/assets/users9/renegademartian/default/ominous_splash_mountain--large-msg-1129691897-2.jpg

http://buzznet-28.vo.llnwd.net/assets/users9/renegademartian/default/Dusk_on_the_Rivers_of_America--large-msg-1129691885-2.jpg

http://buzznet-37.vo.llnwd.net/assets/users9/renegademartian/default/here_comes_the_puppet_master--large-msg-1129691880-2.jpg

http://buzznet-04.vo.llnwd.net/assets/users9/renegademartian/default/Outside_the_exit--large-msg-1129691874-2.jpg

amyzzz
08-24-2007, 02:26 PM
they moved most to Splash Mountain. Some were turned into alien things for Star Tours.
How ironic. I don't find the animatronics nearly as frightening in Splash Mountain as I found them in the bears one.

TomAz
08-24-2007, 02:44 PM
How is that ironic, amy?

chairmenmeow47
08-24-2007, 03:01 PM
if you've never seen this site, yesterland (http://www.yesterland.com/) is a great site for reading up on old attractions, rides, shows and stores. there's even a "memories" section towards the bottom where people have submitted stories. some of them are pretty funny. there's one about the mission to mars ride where an old lady asked a park employee if the rocket to the moon landed in the same place it leaves.

kreutz2112
08-24-2007, 03:31 PM
How is that ironic, amy?

hahaha!!!! omg...sigged.

amyzzz
08-24-2007, 03:33 PM
How is that ironic, amy?
Did ya read the entire thread, Tom?

TomAz
08-24-2007, 03:35 PM
Did ya read the entire thread, Tom?

yep.

I see nothing in your allegedly ironic statement that is actually ironic.

amyzzz
08-24-2007, 03:40 PM
It's ironic that I was frightened by those birds in the countrybear thing, but when they moved them to splash mountain, I wasn't frightened of them.

I dunno. maybe they're still frightening.

caco0283
08-24-2007, 03:44 PM
That one sucks ass too, but at least it doesn't scare my kids.

Amy you should worry more about your drug problem scaring your children, instead of the bear ride

amyzzz
08-24-2007, 03:45 PM
Fuck you, caco.

DeltaSigChi4
08-24-2007, 03:50 PM
Be nice, Amy.

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amyzzz
08-24-2007, 04:01 PM
Fuck you too.

DeltaSigChi4
08-24-2007, 04:02 PM
Hopefully that's the drugs talking.

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Ardentbiscuit
08-24-2007, 05:13 PM
I remember the last time I saw Country Bear Jamboree this little kid in front of my threw his fish and chips into his parents face because he wanted in his words, "You better get me popcorn shrimp or f ing lobster not this crap".

And that's when I left...

Wheres the beef?
08-24-2007, 05:30 PM
I remember the last time I saw Country Bear Jamboree this little kid in front of my threw his fish and chips into his parents face because he wanted in his words, "You better get me popcorn shrimp or f ing lobster not this crap".

And that's when I left...

Los Angeles? Disneyland? Or country bear jamboree?

fatbastard
08-24-2007, 05:59 PM
if you've never seen this site, yesterland (http://www.yesterland.com/) is a great site for reading up on old attractions, rides, shows and stores. there's even a "memories" section towards the bottom where people have submitted stories. some of them are pretty funny. there's one about the mission to mars ride where an old lady asked a park employee if the rocket to the moon landed in the same place it leaves.

The rocket jets were fun and scary at the same time. You had so much room to move around even though it was so high in the sky.

caco0283
08-24-2007, 07:17 PM
Fuck you, caco.

actually dont take my advice...jerry springer has been boring lately and your family will make a great addition for next season

DeltaSigChi4
08-24-2007, 09:02 PM
Isn't it Steve's show now?

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Wheres the beef?
08-24-2007, 11:40 PM
The rocket jets were fun and scary at the same time. You had so much room to move around even though it was so high in the sky.

Yeah alot of stuff at disneyland has that "I was made before safety precautions" kind of feel. I like to think it adds an element of danger to my day at the park.

breakjaw
08-25-2007, 01:26 AM
Stop ragging on Amy.She and her husband are rational,reasonable people that happen to enjoy hallucinogens in the proper setting.They are not junkies or anything and it is unfair to portray them as such.I'm sure their kids are perfectly fine and it's really none of our business,is it?
They're not harming you so don't be so fucking judgemental,please.

breakjaw
08-25-2007, 02:00 AM
i am soooo going to buy that. Like i mentioned earlier, grew up down the road a bit and would go a lot.
I too grew up near Disneyland,in Irvine.I don't know if you are old enough(I'm 40) but you used to be able to buy one admission and leave the park,get your hand stamped,and then breathe on the back of your hand and transfer it to your buddy,who could do it for someone else.We used to get several people in this way,before they started checking tickets.It was also fun at 10 or 11 to get up in the Mission To Mars ride,right when it was "landing on Mars" and go through the exit,sending sunlight streaming into the theatre.Oh and trying to hit the nucleus in Inner Space with rubber bands.I still have a bunch of the maps to Tom Sawyer's Island they used to give out in a box somewhere...

ivankay
08-25-2007, 08:11 AM
Transferring people in was an art form for the people i hung out with at the time and myself. We invested in a black light to make sure the xfer was good to go. Someone would get a stamp, go back to my house or wherever, share the stamp, get the stories straight if you got stopped (i went swimming for example), and then have a fine ol' time with friends without passes. We would use the annual passes as part of the transferring; spray a little hairspray on the pass, press it on the stamp, hold, lift carefully, hairspray on the receiving hand, press pass on hand for a minute, viola!, free entry. The record off of one stamp was 22 (everyone got in.) The fastest i ever did was out the exit, into my car (right outside the exit...remember that?), while driving to the exit across from the monorail entrance i used the licking the pass/transferring style, parked, crossed the street, my friend and i entered with a minor problem on her part (swimming excuse worked). i think it was all of 5 minutes.

i had a friend who lived right next to Knott's. Since their stamp was yellow (meaning you could easily buy a high light marker to match...Disney's was purple-ish, so no marker match), the artists in our circle would draw the stamp on a washing machine in the garage and we would lift it off there because it was more accurate and easier.

gaypalmsprings
08-25-2007, 08:24 AM
Here's a photo of me at Disneyland in 1955 - yes, the year it opened. I'm the baby.

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w302/gaypalmsprings/Disneyland1955.jpg

breakjaw
08-25-2007, 09:35 AM
That's a great photo.

fatbastard
08-25-2007, 01:45 PM
Anyone remember these?
http://www.pacificsites.com/~drhoades/graphics/ticketcover-70.jpg
http://www.pacificsites.com/~drhoades/graphics/tickets-70.jpg
http://www.pacificsites.com/~drhoades/graphics/ticket-b-56.jpg
http://www.pacificsites.com/~drhoades/graphics/ticket-e.jpg

HowToDisappear
08-25-2007, 02:07 PM
Ooohh yeah. Absolutely. They never, never gave you enough E tickets! You'd always have to buy more at the little ticket booths in-park. We had drawers full of the A and B tickets that we never used for all the crappy rides. They didn't expire, so we always kept them to use "next" time.

caco0283
08-25-2007, 04:39 PM
Stop ragging on Amy.She and her husband are rational,reasonable people that happen to enjoy hallucinogens in the proper setting.They are not junkies or anything and it is unfair to portray them as such.I'm sure their kids are perfectly fine and it's really none of our business,is it?
They're not harming you so don't be so fucking judgemental,please.

if i cant enjoy ragging on amy, why am i here???? its all fun and games.... amy should be used to it....amy us like a condomn.....dont really want it around but ill enjoy it if i have to

DeltaSigChi4
08-25-2007, 11:32 PM
Amy should not tell people to fuck off if she doesn't want to be ragged on.

Just a thought.

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TomAz
08-25-2007, 11:36 PM
The corn kernels in my turds matter more than what you think people 'should not' do.

DeltaSigChi4
08-25-2007, 11:38 PM
Sounds like a diet problem, imo.

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matildawong
08-26-2007, 12:37 PM
Thanks for the link, breakjaw! I am getting that dvd.

chairmenmeow47
08-27-2007, 09:45 AM
Here's a photo of me at Disneyland in 1955 - yes, the year it opened. I'm the baby.

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w302/gaypalmsprings/Disneyland1955.jpg

that is an awesome pic! my dad went in 1955 too.

the old rockets were way more awesome. you can't really comfortably fit two adults in there now, in fact, i'm surprised they let us ride last time, i thought we were going to squeeze out.

disgustipated
08-27-2007, 10:46 AM
Here's a photo of me at Disneyland in 1955 - yes, the year it opened. I'm the baby.

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w302/gaypalmsprings/Disneyland1955.jpg

Awww... look at the little gay baby.