Ah, good times.
March 6, 2003 1:24 AM   Subscribe

Yesterland. Discontinued Disneyland attractions. And make your restaurant reservations early for Casa de Fritos.
posted by Tacodog (18 comments total)
[sniff] I miss the Tahitian Terrace.
posted by MrBaliHai at 4:23 AM on March 6, 2003

I am so bummed that I never got to go to the Tahitian Terrace. Always planned to on my various visits to the park, but never got around to it, and then it was gone.

Yesterland is a really neat site. It's sad that my first trip to DL was in 1990, and already many of my favorite attractions are in Yesterland.
posted by litlnemo at 5:53 AM on March 6, 2003

Well, I think the Enchanted Tiki Room still exists
posted by Lex Tangible at 6:10 AM on March 6, 2003

I loved the ride "Adventure Thru Inner Space" by Monsanto. You entered this car and by traveling into the "Mighty Microscope" emerged as a miniaturized particle which then navigated around giant snowflakes, water molecules,
and atoms...

All gone but now not forgotten.... this sure brings back memories... and all brought to you via Monsanto, proud maker of the herbicide Agent Orange.
posted by mfoight at 6:36 AM on March 6, 2003

The Tiki Room retains only a sad remnant of its former glory. It is badly in need of repair and Disney would love to shut it down completely and replace it with a different attraction. The only thing that's keeping it open right now is a letter-writing campaign by fans.
posted by MrBaliHai at 6:54 AM on March 6, 2003

That and the fact that Dole is one of the few happy attraction sponsors that Disney has left in the park.

That, of course, doesn't mean that Disney is spending much money to keep it looking good.
posted by obfusciatrist at 7:59 AM on March 6, 2003

And what could be more representative of authentic Mexican food than Fritos Corn Chips?

Que Autentico!
posted by Ufez Jones at 8:15 AM on March 6, 2003

Great site! I remember some of those things from my first trip to Disneyland - which I'd always thought was in 1976 because I remember the "America On Parade," but according to Yesterland that parade also ran during 1975 so now I don't know which year I went. Seeing pictures of the park from back then is really cool. I'm trying to find time to go to Disney World this spring.
posted by dnash at 8:32 AM on March 6, 2003

Here's the one I bet they really want to forget about - or, just maybe, the time is right for a comeback! (any publicity is good publicity, and all that)
posted by yhbc at 8:40 AM on March 6, 2003

The Tiki Room really is in sad shape. The unlubricated whirring of the bird machines was actually louder than the tape of the birds singing last time I was there.

Also, last time I was there there was a tiny crowd, maybe ten people, which made for lotsa laffs when the audio got the point of asking us to "all sing along" and a simulation of about 2,000 people singing at once came over the loudspeakers.

I miss the PeopleMover, especially for its visions of the future. Also the murals in Tomorrowland (which some of my friends now tell me they found scary as a child). Something about that late-fifties, early-sixties illustration style is incredibly evocative to me.
posted by argybarg at 9:25 AM on March 6, 2003

Oh man. Disneyland is my mecca.
posted by o2b at 9:33 AM on March 6, 2003

The Tiki Room in Disney World has been redone. New script and songs, and two new characters from recent Disney films.
posted by dnash at 10:18 AM on March 6, 2003

Mr. Toad's Last Wild Ride
posted by anastasiav at 10:34 AM on March 6, 2003

Thanks for all the E memories as they even mentioned the parking lots, best cheap date, watching the fireworks. Does Tinkerbell still fly at dusk?
posted by thomcatspike at 10:53 AM on March 6, 2003

Also, Forgotten Disney featuring Forgotten Worlds and Unbuilt Dreams
posted by anastasiav at 10:54 AM on March 6, 2003

I've already told my loved ones that I want my ashes spread all over Disneyland... a little in the Rivers of America, some in Small World, fertilize the Mickey head flowers out front, on the Thunder Mountain tracks, and of course the Rivers of the Carribean. My eternity will be at the Happiest Place on Earth.
posted by afx114 at 1:15 PM on March 6, 2003

Careful of the trouble you casue, afx114. Third item in that article. And here's a follow up (also third item).
posted by obfusciatrist at 5:43 PM on March 6, 2003

When I went to see Captain EO as a kid, I remember they told you not to wear the 3-D glasses outside, because it might cause headaches and hallucinations. Sure enough. When I walked out, there were three Mexican guys wearing the sunglasses trying to get a buzz on.
posted by jonp72 at 9:31 PM on March 6, 2003

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